Archive for the ‘Instructional’ 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…

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 .

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 […]

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.  LearnEnglish Kids: Free online games to help children learn English the […]

Call for Secondary ESL Teachers!

Are you the only ESL teacher on your campus?  Would you like to lesson plan and share ideas with other ESL teachers in Region 13?  Join us August 10th to kick off a new series to support Secondary ESL teachers.  Bring your year at a glance and other planning materials. When:  August 10th 9:00am to […]

Upcoming PD Sessions for Secondary ELL Engagement!

Are you ready to hit the ground running this school year? If  you want some tools and strategies to get your ELL students engaged and invested from bell to bell, take advantage of these content-specific sessions for middle and high school teachers. We will use the TEKS and the ELPS to model activities that will: […]

Secondary ESL Teacher Support

Are you the ESL teacher on your campus?  Would you like to meet other ESL teachers to discuss ideas and share lessons with?  Join us for learning and discussion about supporting English language learners in our classrooms.  Bring your Year-at-a-Glance, TEKS, and materials you use to lesson plan for your class.  In our time together […]

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