ESOL North Cobb ESOL Course Descriptions - Page 18

Quality Points: 0.5 Course #: 45.07110 Course Title: ESOL World Geography A freshman elective course for many ELLs, World Geography investigates regions of the world and how these regions influence the historical, economical, political and cultural development in an interdependent world. Includes geographic concepts, physical phenomena and the relationship of people to their environment. Includes environmental issues and decision-making skills. Covers regions, location (position on earth's surface), place (physical and human characteristics), relationships within places and movement (human interaction on the earth). Course Description: Core ESOL classes such as this one are taught via one of two models: 1.) In a sheltered class model, the class (size limited to a maximum set by the state) is composed solely of ELLs and taught by a teacher who holds the content area certification as well as the ESOL Endorsement or ESOL (P-12) certification. 2.) In a Push-in model – students receive content instruction from a teacher certified in that content area with a collaborating ESOL certified teacher who provides language assistance for ELLs in the class. The curriculum follows the GPS of the general education content course but integrates the WIDA Standards and differentiates instruction and tasks to accommodate second language learners. A Composite Proficiency Level of 3 or higher with a strong proficiency score in Reading, is suggested for ELLs taking content area classes. English Language Learners (ELLs) are likely to experience success on the End-of-Course-Tests if they have an ACCESS for ELLS Composite Proficiency Level (CPL) of 4.3 – 4.8 combined with a strong Reading proficiency score. Pre-Requisite: 9 th grade standing Terms Offered: Fall and Spring, but depends upon the needs of ELL population based on English Language Proficiency levels balanced with other criteria including individual student age, graduation needs, motivation, work habits, and minimum class sizes. Grade Levels: 9 - 12 Units of Credit: 1.0 Quality Points: 0.5 Course #: 45.01200 Course Title: ESOL Current Issues A freshman elective course taken by many ELLs, Current Issues analyzes current issues and influences that are related to these issues and examines how decisions are made concerning those issues. Integrates and reinforces social studies skills. Course Description: Core ESOL classes such as this one are taught via one of two models: 1.) In a sheltered class model, the class (size limited to a maximum set by the state) is composed solely of ELLs and taught by a teacher who holds the content area certification as well as the ESOL Endorsement or ESOL (P-12) certification. 2.) In a Push-in model – students receive content instruction from a teacher certified in that content area with a collaborating ESOL certified teacher who provides language assistance for ELLs in the class. The curriculum follows the GPS of the general education content course but integrates the WIDA Standards and differentiates instruction and tasks to accommodate second language learners. Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools August 26, 2008 • Page 18 All Rights Reserved