On this ESOL Support Site, teachers and administrators will find information and resources to help them succeed with English Learners. While this site is dedicated to the staff of Atlanta Public Schools, other ESOL teachers and administrators may find much of the information useful.
Check this site often, as there will be new links and information posted frequently. Should you ever have a question or concern about the ESOL program in Atlanta Public Schools, please do not hesitate to contact me, Dr. Margaret McKenzie, at email@example.com.
Updates and Reminders for APS ESOL Teachers
FTE Count Date:
October 4th is the FTE Count date for the Fall FTE Cycle. All ESOL FTE Principal Verification Forms should be signed and submitted by October 14th. Thanks, APS ESOL teachers, for all of your hard work in making this FTE cycle and count the best and most accurate ever!
District PL Day: October 7th
ESOL teachers will attend grade level content teachers. Ideally, ESOL teachers will attend with their grade level peers from their base school. Please see schedule shared by school principal. There is no separate ESOL training on this date.
ESOL Teacher PLC:
October is our next mandatory training day for all APS ESOL teachers. ESOL teachers have the choice to attend either October 25th or October 26th. Training will take place at the Campbell Building from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ESOL teachers must register in myPLC for their selected date. Teachers should bring their district-issued laptops and come prepared to learn about our new ESOL tool ---Project ELL!
By September 30th all ESOL TPC meetings should be completed. Accommodations spreadsheets should be completed and submitted in your school's DropBox folder by October 14th.
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