The end of the school year is right around the corner, and some of the more, well, stressful things that occupy the brainspace of most educators will dissipate. That makes it a great time to explore some opportunities to focus on the one person you haven’t had much time for as of late. Namely, you!
Early June brings with it two great conference opportunities – the Elementary Extravaganza and the Leadership Symposium. Both are fantastic opportunities. Click the links for details on either offering. We hope to see you there!
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)
Assigning Homework to English Learners by Erick Herrman
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 13 ESL Academy February 6th, 13th, and 21st.
Step 2 – Sign up and attend the ESL Academy TOT ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=35928
Next Region 13 TOT March 1st and 2nd
Please contact Allison Hand at email@example.com with questions
Do you have a teacher on a waiver? Do you want to set them up for success on their supplemental exam? The ESL Academy prepares teachers to take the TeXeS 154 ESL Supplemental Exam. This three day training covers the 10 competencies covered on the exam as well as providing opportunities for classroom application.
Who: Teachers taking the TeXeS 154 Supplemental Exam
When: February 6th, 13th, and 21st
Sign-up for our next course at ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34593
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 to snag your spot ASAP.
When: February 7 and 8, 2017
Where: Region 13 Service Center
Register at ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34464
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 .
Join the Maker Movement!
Come and make it! Let us introduce you to making the Maker 13 way. Our philosophy takes the Maker Movement and gives teachers the tools to MakerHappen. Your Space need not be defined by the tools inside, but by what it enables… making! So, don’t let big budget materials, lack of programming, or large organizational issues hold you back. Come make, and let us show you how together, we can MakerHappen.
Participants will receive a copy of the Region 13 first edition MakerHappen manual and teacher document tools.
Register at ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34456
Building Spanish language skills for the native Spanish speaking student isn’t as easy as it might sound. In fact, it’s something many bilingual educators find difficult. The bottom line is this: the way one goes about building initial literacy skills is different in Spanish than English!
Upcoming trainings on Esperanza, the Spanish language multisensory, structured language program for the Spanish speaking student, will be led by industry expert Elsa Cárdenas Hagan. Designed for grades K-2, the goal of the Esperanza program is to systematically and cumulatively develop a strong knowledge of the structure of the Spanish language so that they student can read, write, and spell in his/her primary language. Use the links below to discover more about each of the two trainings, and register before time runs out.
Esperanza (HOPE): Nov. 8-9: http://bit.ly/r13esperanza
Esperanza: Lenguaje y Lectura (Nov. 10): http://bit.ly/r13lectura
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 Start: Literacy Squared in Action for insight on transitioning from Spanish to English.
If you serve students as any of the following, this training is for you!
- Bilingual teachers
- ESL Teachers
- Instructional Coaches
Register at https://ecampus.esc13.net/login.html for Teaching Literacy Through the Content Area in a Bilingual Classroom (FA1634757)
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 Region 13 E-campus.