||ESOL Endorsement Series, Georgia |
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Online Course Information
CaseNEX is pleased to partner with Pioneer RESA, a PSC approved provider, to offer professional development courses to teachers across Georgia, wishing to become endorsed in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Through CaseNEX online professional development, districts will build their capacity for serving English language learners through a program utilizing an authentic, case study approach that is steeped in practice.
The ESOL Endorsement Series consists of three, 50 hour courses:Cultural Issues, Linguistics, and Methods and Materials. Successful completion of all three courses is necessary for ESOL endorsement. As part of this program, you will also need to complete a series of observations and teaching experiences. Please work with your district to identify teachers and classrooms with English Language Learners willing to allow you to participate in instruction and observations. Each 50 hour course earns 5 PLU credits. Course participants will receive PLU credits from Pioneer RESA after successful course completion.
All students completing the GA ESOL Endorsement must follow the directions in the Pioneer Resa/CaseNEX Endorsement Procedures document to register with Pioneer RESA and have the endorsement automatically added to your certificate upon completion. Please note: For Individuals registering, you must also complete the registration form at the bottom of the pageto be officially registered with CaseNEX.
If you would like to participate in the ESOL Endorsement but your school and/or district will be paying for you, you must have your district contact Dr. Mercedes Cordero to make the arrangement. Note: School districts looking to sponsor a cohort of 10 or more teachers, should contact also contact Dr. Cordero for discounted pricing. Contact information is provided below:
Mercedes Cordero, Ph.D.
Course List and Course Schedule
Cultural Issues for ESOL Teachers—Endorsement Course
The focus of this course is to explore the role of culture in the teaching and learning of linguistically diverse students. In this course prospective ESOL teachers will examine major concepts, principles, theories, and research on culturally responsive learning environments and strategies for English language learners. This 11-week, 50-contact hour course is one of three courses required for the Georgia add-on ESOL Endorsement. Participants in this course must commit to completing the three course endorsement series within two years of the start of the first course. Participants will receive 5 PLU credits upon the successful completion of this course.
Through this course, participants will become knowledgeable about the nature and structure of language and how first and second languages develop. Participants will explore language teaching strategies consistent with current understanding of the nature, structure, and development of language. By developing a repertoire of effective strategies, participants will become more proficient at supporting students' second language development. Teachers will investigate best practices and current research and consider how to adapt and integrate these principles into their own educational practice. Participants will receive 5 PLU credits upon the successful completion of this course.
Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
This course emphasizes the knowledge, understanding, and use of standards-based practices, assessments, and strategies related to planning, implementing, and managing ESL and content instruction, including classroom organization, teaching strategies for developing and integrating language skills, and choosing and adapting classroom and multimedia resources. Participants will receive 5 PLU credits upon the successful completion of this course.
PLEASE NOTE: By registering for this endorsement, you must take and satisfactorily complete ALL three courses and program requirements in order to be recommended for ESOL endorsement. We will automatically enroll you in each class and collect payment at the start of each class.
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