Archive for the ‘Bilingual’ Category

How to Create an Anchor Activity Using a Tic/Tac/Toe Board

AUTHOR: Virginia Keasler and Mary Headley, Math Specialists How do we teach math to the wide range of diverse learners in today’s classroom? It is often difficult to match the readiness levels of every student and knowing where to start can be a challenge. Consider starting simple and celebrating successes along the way. Anchor activities […]

Anchor Charts: Let the Walls Teach

AUTHOR: Esmeralda Alday, Bilingual One of the first things I notice when I walk into a classroom is a teacher’s use of wall space. Having always taught multiple grade levels – in some of the smallest classrooms on campus – in one school year, I had to learn how to maximize the little wall space […]

Tranlanguaging – Normal Bilingual Discourse

AUTHOR: Ivonne Santiago, Bilingual/ESL Specialist Translanguaging refers to the language practices of bilingual people. Cen Williams first coined the term in 1994, referring to a pedagogical practice in which students alternated between languages for the purposes of receptive or productive use. Students may have been asked to read in English and write in Welsh and […]

Why We Filter Out: Understanding the Affective Filter

AUTHOR: Seth Herrington, Bilingual/ESL Education Specialist Educators spend countless hours developing engaging and interactive lessons for students. They pour over curriculum, participate in PLC’s, refine lesson plans through peer-review, and scour the internet for resources that will make the content delivery comprehensible for their students. Despite the deep level of care taken to plan a […]

Join us for our first workshop of the year…

We are excited to offer you our NEW workshop developed specifically to meet the needs of the Bilingual Pre-K student: Developing readers and writers in the bilingual Pre-Kinder classroom / Desarrollando lectoescritores en los salones bilingües de Pre-Escolar Desarrollar la lectura y escritura en niños bilingües de pre-escolar es uno de los los logros más […]

“Did you know?”

There is never enough time to search for the information you need to know when changes have been made in the world of bilingual/ESL education.  In this column “Did you know?” you will find links to changes in the laws or useful information you can…

Project Share Courses

Attached you will find a list of all of the courses that are available in Project Share. These courses are self paced and free of charge for all Texas educators. Each course has a link in which an individual can simply click and join by following a few…

Eight Language Program Models: Four Linguistic Roads

Author: Tracy Dennis, Bilingual/ESL Education Specialist All students must travel down the educational super highway. However, English language learners (ELL) must be diverted down different educational roads in order to keep up with the regular population. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 fired up states, districts, and schools to construct and/or reconstruct alternate […]

ELPS Instructional Tool Training; A Language Development Process for Beginning and Intermediate English Language Learners

This training is designed as a training of trainers to help educators become familiar with a new resource, the ELPS Instructional Tool. This guide will provide educators with insight into the essential instructional components for supporting ELLs ident…

Designing a Campus Task Force to Increase Parental Involvement Among Latino Families

Author:  Trish Flores, Bilingual/ESL Specialist   It is evident that our schools are becoming increasingly diverse with students from different nationalities and language backgrounds represented.  Of these groups, Latinos account for the highest growth rate in the last 40 years.  Latinos are the second largest minority group in the United States and it is projected […]

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