Archive for the ‘Bilingual/ESL’ Category

Summer break? Time for some off-season training.

For many classroom teachers, summer break is well underway, and for some administrators and central office staff, a smaller break is just around the corner. Regardless of your role in the service of students acquiring English, the odds are good that the summer offerings by the Region 13 Bilingual/ESL team can help provide some additional …

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Assigning Homework to English Learners

How can we make homework for ELLs worth the time it takes to complete? Check out the following article to discover specific recommendations on how to make homework relevant for your English language learners. (Article courtesy of Multibriefs Exclusives…

ESL Academy TOT

Interested in bringing the ESL Academy to your district?  The ESL Academy prepares teachers for the TeXeS 154 Supplemental Exam.  Before attending the Trainer of Trainers, participants need to attend a three-day ESL Academy. Steps to becoming an ESL Academy TOT: Step 1 – Sign up and attend a three day ESL Academy ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34593 Next Region […]

Sheltered Instruction Plus with John Seidlitz

We are excited to welcome back John Seidlitz for his two day training, Sheltered Instruction Plus: Support for the English Language Learners.  Come explore incredibly dynamic, hands-on strategies with other sheltered instruction content area teachers.  You will walk away with a comprehensive plan for successfully teaching ELLs.  Due to the popularity of this training, be sure […]

ESL Teachers Training Opportunity

Are you looking to network with other ESL teachers around the region?  Join us on December 5th from 9 am to noon for an opportunity to collaborate and learn with other secondary ESL teachers in Region 13.  Register at ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=36052 .

ESL Academy ONLINE!

We are excited to announce an online ESL Academy course to prepare teachers for the TExES 154 ESL Supplemental Exam.  Only $199 during the month of October! Participants can work through the material at their own pace.  The course is a blended model of reading material, video, and online interactive activities.  Sign up on the […]

PD Opportunity: Literacy through the Content Area in a Bilingual Classroom

In a bilingual classroom setting, the literacy skills of reading and writing are often overlooked in the core content areas outside of the English Language Arts. This training will guide teachers in ensuring that key literacy skills are integrated into the science, social studies, and math lessons. We will draw from Kathy Escamilla’s Biliteracy from the […]

Fall 2016 Bilingual/ESL Training Opportunities!

The Bilingual/ESL team at Region 13 invites you to view our latest professional development offerings for the remainder of the fall! Please see our new flyer for upcoming sessions: 2016_ell_bilingual_flyer All courses are available for registration on eCampus. A few highlights for September include: Sheltered Instruction – September 21 from 9-4pm This session will dive into the […]

ESL Supplemental #154 Review This Saturday!

Need a refresher before taking the ESL Supplemental #154 Exam? Come join Ivonne Santiago at Region 13 for a one day study session to get you ready to rock the test! ESL #154 Supplemental Review will be this Saturday, September 10th, from 9am to 4pm at Region 13. Sign up now, seats are going fast! […]

English Language Resources

Happy Wednesday! Check out these great instructional resources for your ELLs! You will see a range of information that is great for ELLs of all ages, early childhood through adult: The Effortless English Blog: This site contains hundreds of free resources, videos and podcasts.  http://effortlessenglishclub.com/blog-and-video-podcast  LearnEnglish Kids: Free online games to help children learn English the […]

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