STAAR Alternate 2 Updates

TEA has shared their Fall Update: New Features of the STAAR Alternate 2 for 2017-2018!  Large print student booklets are now available and can be ordered by districts through the enrollment collection process. Student booklets will feature limited color images. An image card set will come with each standard size student booklet.  Cards contain the […]

Parent Literacy Trainings in Action

Region 13 Bilingual/ESL Specialist Ivonne Santiago is presenting Parent Literacy Training for ELL parents of students K-2. In just 45 minutes to 1 hour, each workshop in the series of 8 offers parents strategies for increasing student literacy at home. Districts have the choice of receiving the training in Spanish or in English, and the series …

Wrapping up Day 1 of Connecting Content and Language for ELLs

Everyday is a new opportunity to learn and grow professionally at the Region 13 Education Service Center. Day 1 of Connecting Content and Language for English Language Learners was a success! See what participants had to say:  

Why SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) is Essential for ELLs

When considering language acquisition, anxiety, stress and self-consciousness can become major roadblocks for ELL students. When a student’s affective filter is crowded with these distractions, the ability to focus on instruction becomes a challenge. Frustration, low-motivation, and boredom often follow exponentially. While there are many accommodations and strategies teachers can employ to help lower the …

7 Great Resources for Parents of ELLs

Want to support your ELL students when they are away from the classroom? Promoting parental and community participation in ESL or Bilingual Programs for ELLs helps to ensure a rich learning environment at home.  Providing parents with resources like the ones below is a great way to help parents stay active in the education of …

FREE Webinar – Developing culturally responsive approaches to serving diverse populations

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm CT, join a webinar hosted by the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families to learn how programs can conceptualize and achieve cultural responsiveness. As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, it’s important for community-based organizations to deliver culturally responsive services that match the multicultural, multilingual communities they […]

Register today for Power of Inclusion!

Including students with disabilities in the general education classroom is both a challenge and an opportunity. Educators need to collaborate to successfully meet the needs of diverse learners. Power of Inclusion is a one-day workshop that offers general educators, special educators, and paraprofessionals an opportunity to develop relationships and expand their understanding of how to provide […]

Check out the upcoming events…

Join us for a make and take series focused on the Math & Science Guidelines! Each training will be three hours in the morning or afternoon with an opportunity for you to make it a full day PD or just take a half day off. Check out the first one of the series: Counting Skills […]

Why You Should Start Your Class with Behavior Check-Ins

Good educators know that each and everyday is a new experience for your students, and a new chance to build relationships. Just like in their academic work, students need consistency and regular routines to help them build their emotions, social skills, and community building skills. Behavior Check-Ins are a great way to help this process. …

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FREE Webinar – Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools with Conscious Discipline

Dr. Becky Bailey, creator of Conscious Discipline, often says, “Discipline is not something we do to children, it is something we develop within them.” With that in mind, Conscious Discipline most often focuses on a set of social and emotional skills and tools. In a classroom or school setting, what is most proximate (and painful) is […]