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 Supplemental #154 Review This Saturday!

Need a refresher before taking the ESL Supplemental #154 Exam? Come join Ivonne Santiago at Region 13 for a one day study session to get you ready to rock the test! ESL #154 Supplemental Review will be this Saturday, September 10th, from 9am to 4pm at Region 13.

Sign up now, seats are going fast!
Sign up on Region 13’s eCampus, course #: FA1634624
https://ecampus.esc13.net/login.htm

New Video on PLDs!

As the beginning of the school year approaches and teachers are getting their rosters, it’s important to refresh our understanding of the proficiency level descriptors for our English language learners. Click on the video to for a brief review.

 

 

Have a great beginning of the year!

ESL Academy Trainer of Trainers (TOT)

The ESL Academy has been revamped! The updated ESL Academy is more conducive to studying for the TExES 154 supplemental exam, as it integrates Checks for Understanding to allow participants time to digest information, and also contains sample test questions within the content to help identify the key information critical for the test taker.  The three-day ESL Academy is not only test prep, but it also shows practical ways to apply the knowledge in a teacher’s classroom.

NEW! We are excited to offer a Trainer of Trainers for the updated ESL Academy.  Prior to attending the TOT, you will need to attend an updated version of the ESL Academy.  The ESL Academy will be offered at Region 13 on the following dates:

July 19, 20, and 21 (SU1631815) $285

October 3, 10, and 17 (FA1634592) $300

February 6, 13, and 21 (SP1734593) $300

 

Then attend the Trainer of Trainers:

August 30 and 31 (FA1635421) $1000

Spring 2017 TBA $1000

 

Participants will receive PowerPoints, trainers notes, access to the LiveBinder with information and activities, as well as materials needed to implement the training.

Sign up for the training that meets your needs on our e-campus https://ecampus.esc13.net/login.html

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July Bilingual/ESL Training Opportunities!

Summer is here! If you are looking for opportunities to enhance your knowledge of Bilingual/ESL programs or instruction to meet the needs of ELLs, look no further than Region 13’s Bilingual/ESL team!

Following the 4th of July break (we are closed July 4-8), join us for these great sessions:

ESL TEXES SUPPLEMENTAL

July 16, 2016

Workshop ID:      SU1631823

 

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR A LANGUAGE-RICH BILINGUAL CLASSROOM

July 19, 2016

Workshop ID: SU1634747

 

ESL ACADEMY

July 19-21, 2016

Workshop ID:     SU1631815

 

BILINGUAL DIRECTORS ACADEMY

July 20-21, 2016

Workshop ID:     SU1631501

 

 SHELTERED INSTRUCTION BOOT CAMP

July 26-27, 2016

Workshop ID:     SU1631807

Join the Sheltered Instruction Cohort for 2016-2017

Do you want to be a leader in meeting the linguistic needs of ELL students and ensure their success across all content areas?

Enroll in the Sheltered Instruction Cohort for 2016-2017! Click below see a short video of testimonials from this year’s participants!

As a member of the cohort you’ll receive:

  • A revised ELPS Toolkit and the ELPS Observation Guide
  • Participation in a collaborative Professional Learning Community
  • Access to online courses
  • On-site coaching visits
  • Paid registration for the ELL Institute and the Sheltered Instruction Conference

Optional:

  • Participation in the Instructional Programs and Initiatives (IPI) Coaching Network

Click here for more information and to apply today!

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One Month Away! Sheltered Instruction Conference

The 2nd Annual Sheltered Instruction Conference is only one month away! Register now to join us on Thursday, June 9th here at Region 13 ESC. 

Please see the attached flyer for more information! Click here: SI Conference Flyer

Cost: $135.00
Workshop ID: SU1631548

This year, in addition to dynamic and engaging sessions for teachers of ELLs, we will also be featuring a unique lens for Bilingual/ESL administrators!

For teachers, the schedule will include sessions on effective ELL engagement strategies, literacy skills, interactive notebooks, anchor charts to drive instruction, and cross linguistic strategies.

For administrators, sessions will also showcase effective systems for dynamic growth with
regard to ELLs – systems put into place by teachers, administrators, and central office staff.

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Our keynote speaker, Raul A. Sanchez, is currently the principal of the nationally recognized Walter P. Webb Early College Preparatory Academy in Austin, Texas. With an innovative approach to shared leadership, Principal Sanchez has actively advocated for ELL student needs and the Community School Model.

 

Bilingual Director’s Meeting-This Wednesday!

Last call to register for this Thursday’s Bilingual Director’s Meeting!

This session will be comprised of a new format, with several speakers and informational resources for administrators.

Sessions to look forward to:

-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.

– Get up to date information on hiring new teachers, 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!

Come join us on Wednesday morning! 9-12 p.m.

Comprehensive Support for Newcomer & Refugee Students

Join us for this unique opportunity at Region 13 to learn with Dr. Feyi Obamehinti, ESL Consultant. This training will address all you need to know as an administrator and teacher to effectively meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of your newcomer, refugee, asylee and unaccompanied students with tools, techniques and instructional strategies.

Audience: Administrators & Teachers

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 9am to 4pm

Presenter: Dr. Feyi Obamehinti, ESL Consultant (Region 10 ESC, BE/ESL)

Register at https://ecampus.esc13.net/login.html using the workshop number SP1634287

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Bilingual Director’s Meeting on April 13, 2016

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!