Archive for August, 2018

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

As a new school year begins, this alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, must serve all children. See IDRA’s eBook on Supporting Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools(in English-Spanish) and our one-page bilingual fl…

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 gener…

Join us October 2-3 for CIMA 2018

A 2-day conference specifically designed for stake holders of Bilingual, ESL and LOTE programs! Register here! Would you like ELL EDvocate posts in your inbox? Subscribe here!  

Are you a special education instructional leader?

Join us for the Special Education Instructional Network – SPIN – to connect and learn with other special educators in Region 13. SPIN meets four times during each school year. Our first 2018-2019 meeting is on Wednesday, September 12, 9:00 AM – 12:00 P…

Strategies that Advance ELs’ Academic & Linguistic Success

Join us in discovering ways to impact the academic and language development of your English Learners.  This is part one of a two-part series*. It is a hands-on opportunity that provides educators practical tools and a variety of techniques that will he…

Workshop for General Education Staff working with a Student with Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, No Problem! September 5, 2018 9 am – 4pm Location: ESC Region 13, 5701 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78723 (or via ZOOM distance meeting platform) $45 Register on ecampus workshop FA1839721 Contact Elaine Young with questions El…

CIMA 2018 Call for Presenters

The 2018 Conference on Instruction for Multilingual Advancement will take place at ESC Region 13 on October 2 & 3, 2018. Have a great session idea you would like to present at CIMA 2018? The CIMA 2018 call for presenters is officially open and acce…

Is It Time to Dump Calendar Time and Letter of the Week?

I know – calendar time and letter of the week is a tradition. It’s something you’ve always done. It’s something that you just never want to give up. Perhaps it’s time for you to read about what teachers are doing now and what experts say about ma…

Planning to Take the TEXES 154 ESL Supplemental?

Upcoming ESL Academy Opportunities Due to changes in certification requirements for ESL content-based programs, secondary staff who serve ELs in English language arts and reading, mathematics, science, and social studies are now required to be ESL cert…

TEA announces the 2018-2019 STAAR Interim Assessment Tool

On August 6, 2018 the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced the availability of the STAAR Interim Assessments. What are the STAAR Interim Assessments? These are free, optional, online interim assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and…