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  1. Welcome ….

  2. Orientation Session ESL Teacher Preparation Grants Pre-Service and In-Service Center for Language and Culture College of Education and Human Development George Mason University

  3. Goal The goal of the ESL Teacher Preparation Grants is to help candidates obtain a Virginia license to teach English as a Second Language (PK-12), and to assume teaching positions as quickly as possible.

  4. Both cohorts begin each Spring semester. PRE-SERVICE is designed for students who do not have a teaching license. IN-SERVICE is designed for teaching professionals who seek an additional license to teach English as a Second Language.

  5. Cohorts The pre-service and in-service cohorts complete the curriculum together, taking all classes and participating in all activities. Participants are allowed to transfer one course into the program.

  6. Licensure Component • Participants complete seven courses (21 semester credits) of course work for licensure. Pre- service candidates must also complete a 6-credit internship (student teaching). In-service candidates receive their ESL endorsement upon completion of the seven courses. While only the licensure component is tuition-supported, participants can take additional coursework for a masters degree. • All candidates must complete six credits of foreign language (can be taken prior to the program).

  7. Once admitted, students will have the tuition* for their licensure courses paid by two grants from the U.S. Dept. of Education. The grants have been funded since 2002, and will formally end on September 30, 2007. *Unfortunately, the grants cannot pay for books. Funding

  8. The Programs at a Glance…..

  9. Both cohorts begin each Spring semester. PRE-SERVICE is designed for students who do not have a teaching license. IN-SERVICE is designed for teaching professionals who seek an additional license to teach English as a Second Language. • Both programs require the completion of seven courses for licensure, six of which are the same. The Pre-Service program includes an internship.

  10. Spring 07 EDUC 537 Foundations of Multicultural Education EDRD 615 Reading/Writing for Multilingual Students Summer 07 EDCI 516 Bilingualism and Lang Acquisition Research EDCI 519 Methods of Teaching Bilingual/English in Second Language Settings EDRD 615 Reading/Writing for Multilingual Students (if not taken in Spr) Fall 07 (not grant supported) EDCI 520 Assessment of Language Learners Spring 08 (not grant supported) LING 520 Descriptive Linguistics Summer 08 (not grant supported) EDUC 539 Human Growth and Development Fall 08 ((not grant supported) Internship (full-time student teaching) Pre-Service Curriculum

  11. Field Work - Pre-Service • In addition to coursework, the project will place you in a school with a mentor (a veteran ESL teacher) for one to two days per week during the first Spring semester.

  12. Internship Options – Pre-Service An internship experience is required for licensure for pre-service cohort members. Two options are available to meet the needs of most individuals: Student Teaching Internship. One-term daytime internship in the classroom of a cooperating teacher. Intern assumes co-teaching/independent teaching responsibilities. One-year Teaching Experience This option is available only to participants who are employed as full-time, provisionally licensed ESL teachers.

  13. Initial ESL Teaching – Pre-Service • The project will provide assistance for candidates to be employed as provisionally-licensed ESL teachers in Fall semester (after four courses in Spring and Summer). • If employed as a teacher, participants will receive mentoring from GMU during first year in the classroom, if requested. • Provisionally-licensed teachers will also take one class in Fall, Spring and Summer to complete the program for the full license.

  14. Additional Courses for Optional M.Ed. for Pre-Service Students (15 credits) • EDRS 590 Education Research • EDCI 521 Curriculum Development for Language Learners • Elective • EDCI 777 Research to Practice (exit requirement) Not tuition supported

  15. Pre-service Cohort Meetings • In the first Spring and Fall semesters the cohort meets once per month with the Project Manager. Dates/times to be determined.

  16. Spring 07 - EDUC 537 Fdns of Multicultural Ed - EDRD 615 Reading/Writing for Multilingual Students Summer 07 - EDCI 516 Bilingualism and Lang Acquisition Research - EDCI 519 Meth. Tchg Bil/Eng in Second Language Settings - EDRD 615 Reading/Writing for Multilingual Students (if not taken in Spr) Fall 07 (Not Grant Supported) - EDCI 520 Assessment of Language Learners Spring 08 (Not Grant Supported) - LING 520 Descriptive Linguistics Summer 08 (Not Grant Supported) - EDCI 521 Curriculum. Dev for Language Learners In-Service Curriculum

  17. Field Work - In-Service In addition to coursework, in-service participants conduct action research projects. The projects focus on challenges within their own classroom or school.

  18. Initial ESL Teaching – In-Service • In-service teachers are encouraged to begin teaching ESL as soon as possible. However, the project realizes that a change of positions may not be immediately feasible. • If employed as an ESL teacher during the life of the grants (02-07), participants will receive mentoring from GMU during first year in the classroom, if requested.

  19. Additional Courses for Optional M.Ed. for In-Service Students (9 credits) • EDRS 590 Education Research • Elective • EDCI 777 Research to Practice (exit requirement) Not tuition supported

  20. Additional Information…. • Summer schedule • Location of classes • Textbook Information • Contact information

  21. Summer Schedule Summer courses are offered over a six week period, approximately. Each class will last for two weeks.

  22. Summer Course Dates

  23. Project Location All courses will be offered at the Arlington GMU campus, at 3401 N. Fairfax Drive. (VA Square/GMU stop on Metro Orange Line)

  24. Textbook Information* Subject to change

  25. Please visit our Web Site…… • http://gse.gmu.edu/grants/esolprep

  26. Contact Us: Prior to Oct 1: Jack Levy, Coordinator jlevy@gmu.edu jlevy@gmu.edu After Oct 1: Diane Staehr Fenner Project Manager Pre-Service Cohort Diane.Staehr@verizon.net Katie Parrish Project Manager In-Service Cohort kparrish@gmu.edu

  27. Web Based Information for both cohorts……. • Business Matters • Technological Support • GMU E-mail Accounts • Student IT Guide • GMU Web support • Student Resources • Library data bases • Software

  28. Business Matters Photo IDPhone: 703-993-8170Location: Original Building, Bookstore, Room 102A • A driver's license, military ID, passport or other photo ID must be presented. • Students must be registered for the current semester. Parking ServicesPhone: 703-993-8146Location: Original Building, Room 104 On-site Parking spaces are available for students, faculty, and staff with valid Arlington Campus parking decals. No overnight parking is permitted without authorization from the campus operations coordinator. Parking lot enforcement hours are 7 a.m. to midnight.

  29. Technological Support Once you received your letter of formal acceptance into the Graduate School of Education, you were assigned a “G number” and a PIN. These two numbers will enable you to access a wide array of services from computing to library privileges and even fitness centers. The following list of links will get you started in your exploration. There are two actions you do need to take before February to make your computing transactions as painless as possible. Those are itemized first on the list.

  30. Tech Support….continued… You need to load a free antivirus protection package on your computer. This action is critical to help prevent the spread of worms and viruses between e-mail correspondences. After installation, you can also create automatic updates by doing the following (for PC Windows users): • Click on the START button • Right Click on MY COMPUTER • Click on Properties • Click on the Automatic Updates Tab and follow the prompts

  31. Virus Protection Software: Norton AntiVirus (NAV) • The university has executed a license agreement with Symantec for Norton AntiVirus Software. This license currently covers the personal computers of George Mason University students while enrolled at the university. Although you may choose to use it on your personal machine, you should keep in mind that the rights to use this software belong to George Mason University. • There are two ways to acquire NAV: • Download from the web (Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP, Mac OS). • Purchase on CD from Patriot Computers (Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP, Mac OS, OS2, server version).The download process takes from one to two hours at 56K baud rate. The files have been compressed to approximately 25MB. If you would like to download the software, go to <http://itusupport.gmu.edu/downloads>. If you would prefer to have a CD copy, you may purchase the media for $9.99 from Patriot Computers. If you would like to have it mailed to your house, call Patriot Computers at 703-993-4100 (shipping charges are additional). If you have questions, you can send an e-mail to compstor@gmu.edu.

  32. Activating Your GMU E-mail Account You need to activate your GMU e-mail account. Please follow this link (To activate your account, go to <http://mail.gmu.edu> and click on the link “Activating My Account”) or follow the prompts in the ‘Student ITU Guide’ listed below.

  33. Student IT Guide Explore the Student IT Guide (http://itusupport.gmu.edu/documents.asp) that provides an excellent orientation on getting into the library system, dial-up and high speed cable interfacing with the Mason system, technology support, and other services including workshops and media labs. Explore the entire site of the ITU home page for a more comprehensive understanding of the various computing services available to you as a GMU student (http://itusupport.gmu.edu) .

  34. GMU WEB Support • Peruse GMU’s home page (http://www.gmu.edu) to get a general understanding for where to find certain information. More specifically you can look at the student resources page at: http://www.gmu.edu/mlstudents. • From the student resources page you can find a link to Patriot Web which operates as a self-service system to find out information specific to your registration and transcripts. That link is: https://patriotweb.gmu.edu.

  35. GMU Web Site…….Continued… • Explore the variety of databases at your disposal through the GMU and Washington Research Library Consortium: http://library.gmu.edu. • Explore the benefits of downloading and learning how to use the program called Endnote that automatically provides the correct citation and referencing style for your research papers. The link to download is as follows: http://itusupport.gmu.edu/downloads/index.asp.