Posts Tagged ‘ell’

Fostering Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom

Summertime is often when teachers take time to reflect what went well and what challenges they overcame.  Some teachers even make goals for the upcoming school year. For me, summertime was a combination of those things.  My summers included times to reflect, rejuvenate and to also celebrate.  I am no longer a teacher; however, in […]

Early Childhood Summer PD Opportunities

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 […]

Teaching Science in the Early Childhood Classroom

AUTHOR: Aliza Rivera, Early Childhood Specialist I can remember when the idea of teaching science to a room full of 4 year-olds terrified me. My fear often led to science activities that were either “safe,” not messy, or often underdeveloped. Students tended to overlook my science center and it was not utilized enough by my […]

Supporting your Young English Language Learner

As a former Pre-K teacher I often struggled with meeting the needs of my English Language Learners (ELLs), mainly because I didn’t completely understand the resources provided to me. Over time, I came to the realization that while the curriculum and lesson planning  provided offered guidance on what to teach and when to teach it, […]

Secondary Science Updates!

 TRC District Planning Meeting Grant Cycle 2016-2017 FA1533510 December 8th, 2015 1 pm – 4 pm Come join us to discuss and influence the TRC Collaborative Grant at Region 13 next year.  The science focus will be Middle School Earth and Space Science. Participating teachers and coaches will receive free PD and resources for their […]

Central Texas mini-CAST 2016!

  ESCs Region 13 and Region 20 are excited to announce mini-CAST 2016 at San Marcos High School in San Marcos, TX January 30, 2016 mini-CAST is a one day conference FOR science teachers BY science teachers. Register Today! Interested in Presenting?  Submit your proposal here! Are you a member of Region 13 or Region 20 […]

Supporting the Young English Language Learner

AUTHOR: Aliza Rivera, Education Specialist – School Ready As a former pre-K teacher I often struggled with meeting the needs of my English Language Learners (ELLs), mainly because I didn’t completely understand the resources provided to me. Over time, I came to the realization that while the curriculum and lesson planning that were provided offered […]

Long Term English Language Learners

Author: Anna Briggs, ESL Education Specialist As the number of English Language Learners in the U.S. continues to increase, we are learning that the fastest growing segment of this population in our secondary schools is comprised of Long -Term ELLs. These are students who have been in U.S. schools for more than six years without […]

ELL Strategies in the PBL Framework Online Modules

Overview: This part module series is designed to address the incorporation of English language learning strategies within your PBL model using the English Language Proficiency Standards. Areas of Emphasis: English Language Proficiency Standards, Implementation of Sheltered Instruction strategies & PBL Model Essentials Sign Up Now: FA1430355 (Module 1)  FA1430918 (Module 2) FA1430939 (Module 3) FA1430940 (Module 4) […]

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