Please join us on Wednesday, April 13, for the last Bilingual Director’s Meeting of the academic year! This session will be comprised of a new format, with several speakers and informational resources for administrators. We will be introducing a new comprehensive training for asylee/refugee needs, which will be taking place at Region 13 on April 27, 2016. This full-day professional development session will equip you with tools, techniques and instructional strategies to adequately meet the needs of your newcomer students.
Michael Griffith from Breakthrough Austin will be speaking about working with middle and high school students who will be first generation college students. Additionally, Teresa Granillo from Con Mi Madre will discuss working with Latina girls and their mothers to get them on track for college.
The Bilingual/ESL team will be bringing you information on best practices when hiring new teachers, information on new parent modules, and the upcoming Sheltered Instruction Conference and the Sheltered Instruction Cohort for the 2016-2017 academic year. Additionally, you will get the chance to preview the revised ESL Academy to be rolled out this summer!
Summer professional development opportunities as well as ESL instructional products will also be discussed.
Don’t miss out!