Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Department of Education
Title III present the 19th Annual ESOL Virtual Conference.
May 12th – Elementary Day
May 13th – Middle School and High School day
Title of 2021 ESOL Conference
Supporting the Whole Child in the New Normal: Lessons Learned and Next Steps for Multilingual Learners
Maria Estela Brisk
- Dual Language Immersion and Translanguaging
- Family Engagement
- Social-Emotional Learning
- Cultural Responsiveness
- Pedagogy for Digital and Hybrid Learners
- Achieving Equity for Multilingual Learners
What is the ESOL Language Program in Georgia?
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is the core OCR-required language instruction program for eligible English learners (ELs) in grades K-12 in Georgia public schools (State Board of Education Rule 160-4-5-.02). Statewide standardized EL entrance and exit procedures guide school systems in the initial and continuing EL identification process, using WIDA grade-level appropriate English language proficiency (ELP) screeners and annual assessments. In state funded ESOL courses, ESOL language instruction is focused on developing the academic ELP students need to be successful in the content of Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and to participate meaningfully in school. Therefore, ESOL classes must address the WIDA English language development (ELD) standards as aligned with the GSE. Successful ESOL language programs encourage educator collaboration and shared accountability for the success of all EL students.