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

Next Region 13 ESL Academy February 6th, 13th, and 21st.

Step 2 – Sign up and attend the ESL Academy TOT

Next Region 13 TOT March 1st and 2nd

Please contact Allison Hand at 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



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.

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

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


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:


July 16, 2016

Workshop ID:      SU1631823



July 19, 2016

Workshop ID: SU1634747



July 19-21, 2016

Workshop ID:     SU1631815



July 20-21, 2016

Workshop ID:     SU1631501



July 26-27, 2016

Workshop ID:     SU1631807

Bilingual Teacher Career Profile

If you are a counselor or school administrator seeking to share information on the benefits of becoming a bilingual teacher, then look no further than this informative career profile page from Workforce Solutions!

Click on the link below to see this shareable document:

Bilingual Teacher


ESL Certification #154 Prep Opportunities

Are you or any of your district’s teachers in need of certification preparation to take the ESL Supplemental #154? Look no further than these opportunities below to train with Region 13’s Bilingual/ESL specialists this summer and receive the informative and engaging content that you need to be successful on the certification exam!

All opportunities are published on the Region 13 eCampus site:



June 11, 2016

Workshop ID:      SU1635193



June 15-17, 2016

Workshop ID:      SU1631813



July 16, 2016

Workshop ID:      SU1631823



July 19-21, 2016

Workshop ID:     SU1631815


Next Saturday: ESL Supplemental #154 Texes Review

Last chance to sign up! This one-day workshop will help to prepare for the TExES Supplemental Exam #154 by reviewing key concepts aligned to TExES Test Frameworks:

  • Language Concepts and Language Acquisition
  • ESL Instruction and Assessment
  • Foundations of ESL Education, Cultural Awareness and Family involvement

After a content review, participants will explore effective test taking strategies. Participants will additionally take an on-site test secure TExES practice test, score their results, and work in small groups to review content.

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

WorkshopID: SP1631822

Cost: $85

February Trainings: Long Term ELLs and ESL Academy

Come learn with the Region 13 Bilingual/ESL Team this month! We have two instructional-focused sessions coming up with our Bilingual/ESL Specialists.

Long Term ELL Training with Anna Briggs: February 24, 2016 from 9-12, e-Campus #SP1632371

Long Term English Language Learners (LTELLs) represent a growing number of struggling language learners in Texas. These students show significant gaps in their schooling, and have unique literacy and linguistic needs that are different from recent arrival ELLs. LTELLs’ number of years in US schools can also pose a challenge with regard to the latest accountability measures. If your school district has seen an increase in your LTELL population, this workshop will provide participants with the background knowledge and tools for reaching the needs of these learners.

ESL Academy with Ivonne Santiago: February 24-26, 2016, e-Campus# SP1631811

This three-day workshop provides a foundation on language acquisition and explores best practices in ESL instruction while preparing participants for the TExES Exam #154: English as a Second Language Supplemental.