ESL Academy TOT

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 allison.hand@esc13.txed.net with questions

 

ESL Academy

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

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 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

MakerHappen Workshop, November 18th

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

Don’t Miss Out on this PD Opportunity!

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)

ESL Academy ONLINE!

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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.

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 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)

Upcoming ESL Academy

Can we meet your needs?  Are you…

  • preparing for the TExES 154 English as a Second Language Supplemental Exam
  • in need of help studying and understanding what to expect on the TExES 154 test
  • supporting teachers who need to take the TExES 154 exam
  • wanting to become an ESL Academy Trainer

The three-day ESL Academy prepares teachers for the TExES 154 English as a Second Language Supplemental Exam as well as providing opportunities to participate in ESL strategies that can be implemented in their classroom.  The Academy will walk through the ten competencies, embed test question practice, and provide additional resources for studying.  Come join us at Region 13, October 3rd, 10th, and 17th!

Register online at https://ecampus.esc13.net/login.html for the ESL Academy (FA1634592)

You still have time to register…Don’t Miss Out!!

Upcoming Sheltered Instruction webinar series.

Are you seeking interactive and at-your-fingertips methods for increasing engagement for your ELL students? This five part webinar series will cover the key components of sheltered instruction to make content comprehensible for ELLs.  Throughout the series, participants will receive information about requirements, practical classroom application of strategies, as well as a variety of easy-to-use resources.  During the course of the series, teachers will also create a model sheltered lesson plan for their classroom.  Live webinars will be held weekly and will last approximately one hour.  The following topics will be covered:

April 7, 2015- Webinar 1:  The ELPS and Differentiating Instruction

April 14, 2015- Webinar 2:  Developing Academic Language

April 21, 2015- Webinar 3:  Accessing Prior Knowledge and Building Vocabulary

April 28, 2015- Webinar 4:  Student Interaction

May 5, 2015- Webinar 5:  Learning Strategies and Assessments

Price: $150, includes ALL five webinars.

Time:  Every Tuesday between April 7-May 5 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Location:  Anywhere that you have access to a computer and reliable internet.

Please register at https://ecampus.esc13.net/login.html for the class Sheltered Instruction Webinar Series (SP1531487).