Join us on May 23 for Distinguished Speaker Dr. Luis Urrieta -Familia and Comunidad-based Saberes

Overview:

This workshop will explore how cultural communities, especially of Latina/o/x ancestry, construct meaning around such concepts as familia and comunidad, especially how knowledge and learning is produced in these contexts. Familia and comunidad-based saberes, in this workshop refers to complex “knowings” or “understandings” of the world, tied to familia and comunidad knowledge(s), but also encompassing larger social, natural, and spiritual well-being. The goal of the workshop is to help educators understand how familia and comunidad must be understood as verbs in schools and in classroom life in order to better leverage the cultural and linguistic knowledge possessed by minoritized communities and form authentic relationships with their families and communities.

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What: Distinguished Speaker Dr. Luis Urrieta: Familia and Comunidad-based Saberes: Understanding and challenging school/community binaries (SP1939335)

Who: All who serve Bilingual/ESL

When: May 23, 2019  9 a.m. – 4 p.m

 

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Optimizing Outcomes for Multiligual Learners Experiencing Challenges: Developing Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Learning Environments

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What: Optimizing Outcomes for Multilingual Learners Experiencing Challenges: Developing Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Learning Environments

When: August 5-6, 2019  9 a.m. – 4 p.m

 

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IDRA – Welcoming Immigrant Students in School

As schools are registering students for the next school year, IDRA is releasing this new infographic as a reminder that public schools, by law, must serve all children. Not only should undocumented students not be discouraged from attending, they are required to attend school under the state’s compulsory education laws.

Denying children of undocumented workers access to an education is unconstitutional and against the law.

This infographic in full color and bilingual is available on IDRA’s website along with many other resources for schools and advocates. We encourage you to share them across your networks.

See the printable PDF of this infographic (English-Spanish).

This resource appears here at idra.org

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June 5 -Vocabulary Bonanza: Proven Tips, Successful Strategies, and Engaging Activities for All

Have you wondered how you can better help your students learn and use the new vocabulary that is so critical for success? If so, then this training is for you!

Join us in exploring not only how to select appropriate vocabulary, but how to follow-up with effective activities that encourage linguistic and academic achievement in all content areas. Even better, these practical tips and strategies equip all language levels and learning styles and can be implemented the next day!

Come and enhance your knowledge and repertoire of strategies that promote language and vocabulary acquisition for your academically and linguistically diverse learners. Be assured that you will leave equipped with a variety of tools and techniques that facilitate learning and support the listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiencies of all students.

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What: Vocabulary Bonanza: Proven Tips, Successful Strategies, and Engaging Activities for All

When: June 5, 2019  9 a.m. – 4 p.m

 

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August 13: Dr. Jose Medina -The Importance of Sociocultural Competence in Serving Emergent Bilingual Students

Overview:

Educators serving emergent bilingual students, regardless of educational setting, must embrace their advocacy. An integral component of this advocacy must include working to ensure that all stakeholders are engaging in conversations about bias, privilege, discrimination, and ultimately, creating educational environments where all students, families, educators, and community members feel valued and respected. Participants in this workshop will engage with culturally-responsive strategies that will be able to be implemented at the classroom, school and district levels.

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What: Dr. Jose Medina -The Importance of Sociocultural Competence in Serving Emergent Bilingual Students

When: August 13, 2019  9 a.m. – 4 p.m

 

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6 tips to help teachers pull off collaborative learning

 

The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve. While not calling for a return to those rigid structures, in their edWebinar “Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work,” Dina Brulles, Ph.D., and Karen L. Brown, M.Ed., both education consultants, advocated for using groups to assist student learning. They discussed how adjusting student combinations, adapting teaching methods, and preparing students for group learning can lead to successful outcomes.

1. Base groupings on information: Use pre-tests, formatives assessments, learning styles, and even student interest surveys to divvy up the students. Align the educational needs and passions of students to make sure that students within the groups have a shared goal.

2. Keep groupings flexible: Students should not be in permanent groups with the same set of students for even a semester, much less the school year. Teachers should create groups for a specific learning goal or project and then reassess for the next lesson. This helps students avoid labels and learn to work with all of their peers.

Read more here. 

by Stacey Pusey for eschoolnews.com

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Sheltered Instruction: The Blueprint on May 7

This single day workshop is designed to equip and empower teachers who serve ELs from Kinder through 12th grade.

Providing quality instruction to English Learners of various levels of language proficiency is no easy task. It requires that classroom teachers be adept at strategically linking academic vocabulary with content area instruction.

In Sheltered Instruction: The Blueprint, teachers will explore four key components of sheltering instruction, and will use sample students throughout the training to build capacity in moving theory to practice.

Participants will leave this training prepared to better serve the ELs in their classrooms, and improve learning outcomes for all students.

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What: Sheltered Instruction: The Blueprint (SP1940120)

Who: All who serve Bilingual/ESL

When: May 7, 2019  9 a.m. – 4 p.m

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Distinguished Speaker Dr. Luis Urrieta on Family and Community -May 23

Overview:

This workshop will explore how cultural communities, especially of Latina/o/x ancestry, construct meaning around such concepts as familia and comunidad, especially how knowledge and learning is produced in these contexts. Familia and comunidad-based saberes, in this workshop refers to complex “knowings” or “understandings” of the world, tied to familia and comunidad knowledge(s), but also encompassing larger social, natural, and spiritual well-being. The goal of the workshop is to help educators understand how familia and comunidad must be understood as verbs in schools and in classroom life in order to better leverage the cultural and linguistic knowledge possessed by minoritized communities and form authentic relationships with their families and communities.

Click HERE TO REGISTER.

What: Distinguished Speaker Dr. Luis Urrieta: Familia and Comunidad-based Saberes: Understanding and challenging school/community binaries (SP1939335)

Who: All who serve Bilingual/ESL

When: May 23, 2019  9 a.m. – 4 p.m

 

Family and community engagement is critical for our emergent bilinguals. So here at Region 13, we have compiled a short list of some powerful resources available to help your district or campus plan for strong family and community engagement. Check them out!

https://youth.gov/youth-topics/family-and-community-engagement

https://www.ed.gov/parent-and-family-engagement

https://nafsce.org/page/Resources

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/publications/critical-practices-for-antibias-education/family-and-community-engagement

 

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Summer 2019: Region 13 Mobile ESL Academies

Do you have teachers who need to take the TEXES 154 ESL Supplemental Exam this year?

 

Several districts are hosting the Region 13 Bilingual/ESL team this summer, to offer the 3-Day ESL Academy. These trainings are open to all neighboring districts in Region 13.

Click the links below to register for:

June 4-6 Comfort ISD

July 30-August 1 Comfort ISD

June 10-12 Burnet ISD

July 29-31 Gonzales ISD

Is your district in the north east part of our region? Come to the Region 13 ESC for the ESL Academy this summer:

June 25-27 Region 13 ESC

July 16-18 Region 13 ESC

 

Questions? Please contact at daniel.schaetz@esc13.txed.net or 512.919.5159

 

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This Summer: Region 13 Mobile ESL Academies

Do you have teachers who need to take the TEXES 154 ESL Supplemental Exam this year?

 

Several districts are hosting the Region 13 Bilingual/ESL team this summer, to offer the 3-Day ESL Academy. These trainings are open to all neighboring districts in Region 13.

Click the links below to register for:

June 4-6 Comfort ISD

July 30-August 1 Comfort ISD

June 10-12 Burnet ISD

July 29-31 Gonzales ISD

Is your district in the north east part of our region? Come to the Region 13 ESC for the ESL Academy this summer:

June 25-27 Region 13 ESC

July 16-18 Region 13 ESC

 

Questions? Please contact at daniel.schaetz@esc13.txed.net or 512.919.5159

 

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