LPAC Decision Making for State Assessments Training

The purpose of the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) training is to provide educators and parents with updated information and requirements that must be considered in making assessment decisions for Limited English Proficient Students. Participants will examine Chapter 89: The Commissioner’s Rules Concerning State Plan for Educating Limited English Proficient Students and review the LPAC Decision-making Manual for State Assessments. The successful completion of this LPAC training will certify each participant as an LPAC member and trainer of trainers.

January 29, 2015
SP1529912 (Face-to Face)
SP1529913 (Distance Learning)
February 4, 2015
SP1529914 (Face-to-Face)
SP1529915 (Distance Learning)


The Games People Play! Interactive Games that Promote Language Development in the Social Studies Classroom

This highly interactive session promotes reading, writing and student dialogue using academic language from multiple perspectives in the Social Studies classroom, based on the newly published book – Seven Steps to a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom co-authored by John Seidlitz and Bill Perryman.

Teachers will engage in activities adapted from the Seven Steps book:

H.S.I – Historical Scene Investigation
Few Clues Game
Debate and Structured Conversations

Bill Perryman is an award-winning teacher, recognized as “A Friend of Social Studies Education” in 2008 by the Texas Council of Social Studies. Mr. Perryman has taught and supervised students at the elementary, middle and university levels. In collaboration with John Seidlitz, Mr. Perryman co-developed the 7 Steps to Developing a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom methodology. Mr. Perryman holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Texas State University, and an Administrator/Mid-mangagement certification from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was the keynote presenter He was the keynote presenter at the 2014 Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association (TSSSA) held in Austin, Texas.

Date: 11-19-14
Location: Region 13
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $80.00
Audience: K-8 Social Studies Teachers, K-8 Teachers supporting ELLs
Workshop ID: FA1429099

For more information about this workshop contact Rachel Hernandez, Region 13 Social Studies Education Specialist, rachel.hernandez@esc13.txed.net or 512.919.5425.

Hello! It is hard to believe that the school year is winding down and that we are moving into the summer. We know that your staff may be looking for professional development to participate in that would enhance their teaching skills. The Bilingual/ESL team is offering several great training opportunities this summer to meet the needs of your teaching staffs. The topics range from reading instruction in English and Spanish to Math in the secondary classroom. Please take a few minutes to view the POWTOON and the attached training flyer. If you have questions, please feel free to contact our department at 512-919-5319.We look forward to seeing you this summer!


Online LPAC Framework Training

This training will prepare you to turn-around this training to anyone who needs to receive LPAC training.  LPAC Framework training is designed to provide guidance for the identification, placement, assessment and exit decisions for English language learners.

To Register:

  1. Visit Region 13 E-campus page
  2. Log into the E-campus system. If you do not have an account, please create one.
  3. Once logged in, enter Workshop ID FA1327891
  4. Click the “Register” button