For many classroom teachers, summer break is well underway, and for some administrators and central office staff, a smaller break is just around the corner. Regardless of your role in the service of students acquiring English, the odds are good that the summer offerings by the Region 13 Bilingual/ESL team can help provide some additional expertise.
Space is still available in the majority of the workshops listed below – and while a couple have already taken place, it’s not too late to register for most.
Side-note: The price of the ELPS Toolkit and Observation Guide workshops each come with a copy of the resource ($60 value). The price has never been this low!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER 2017 FLYER
How can we make homework for ELLs worth the time it takes to complete? Check out the following article to discover specific recommendations on how to make homework relevant for your English language learners. (Article courtesy of Multibriefs Exclusives)
Assigning Homework to English Learners by Erick Herrman
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
Are you looking to network with other ESL teachers around the region? Join us on December 5th from 9 am to noon for an opportunity to collaborate and learn with other secondary ESL teachers in Region 13. Register at ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=36052 .
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)
The Bilingual/ESL team at Region 13 invites you to view our latest professional development offerings for the remainder of the fall! Please see our new flyer for upcoming sessions: 2016_ell_bilingual_flyer
All courses are available for registration on eCampus. A few highlights for September include:
Sheltered Instruction – September 21 from 9-4pm
This session will dive into the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) in order to help teachers plan their instruction for English language learners. If you are an ESL teacher or a core content teacher with ELLs in your classroom, then Sheltered Instruction knowledge is necessary for you to learn the skills to make content comprehensible and develop academic language for your students. Come learn how to make your classroom a language rich environment that ensures students are acquiring English while learning your content. We will focus on strategies to increase students reading proficiency and writing skills across all content areas.
Strategies for Building Success in Dual Language Classrooms – September 28 from 9-12pm
If you teach in a One-Way or Two-Way Dual Language classroom then this is the training for you! Join us in discovering ways to transform your classroom by enhancing participation and increasing learning in both languages. Some of the topics that will be covered include: cross-content planning, cooperative learning, and academic vocabulary just to name a few. This training will be filled with tools, techniques, and instructional strategies you can use to facilitate learning and meet the diverse needs of your students.
Secondary ESL Teacher Support – September 29 from 9-12pm
The Secondary ESL Teacher Support series is for teachers at middle and high schools who are teaching ESOL 1, ESOL 2, ESL/ELA, or an ESL Reading course.
These will be collaborative sessions where information about ESL students and classes will be shared, as well as time to work with like-minded teachers serving this population of students. This is an opportunity to delve into the TEKS and ELPS, and plan appropriate lessons to ensure we are meeting the needs of our students!
Bring your Year-at-Glance documents, TEKS, and materials used in your class needed to lesson plan.
Happy Wednesday! Check out these great instructional resources for your ELLs! You will see a range of information that is great for ELLs of all ages, early childhood through adult:
The Effortless English Blog: This site contains hundreds of free resources, videos and podcasts. http://effortlessenglishclub.com/blog-and-video-podcast
LearnEnglish Kids: Free online games to help children learn English the fun way. http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/
English Grammar Basics: 30 lessons on the principles of English grammar. http://www.talkenglish.com/grammar/grammar.aspx
Are you the only ESL teacher on your campus? Would you like to lesson plan and share ideas with other ESL teachers in Region 13? Join us August 10th to kick off a new series to support Secondary ESL teachers. Bring your year at a glance and other planning materials.
When: August 10th 9:00am to noon
Where: Region 13 ESC Building
E-campus sign up https://ecampus.esc13.net/login.html Class ID SU1635467
Are you ready to hit the ground running this school year? If you want some tools and strategies to get your ELL students engaged and invested from bell to bell, take advantage of these content-specific sessions for middle and high school teachers. We will use the TEKS and the ELPS to model activities that will:
- Get your students speaking and writing using academic vocabulary throughout a lesson
- Encourage cooperative learning in your classroom
- Increase your students’ confidence and stamina in STAAR tested areas
- Help you prepare for your first instructional unit by collaborating with other teachers in your content area
- Provide structures to maximize your precious and limited instructional time
- Create opportunities to check for understanding throughout a lesson
Flyer for Summer and Fall PDs
Register on Region 13 e-campus :
Math: https://ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34549 (Classroom Environment and Structures)
Math: https://ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34554 (Make and Take)
Science: https://ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34556(Classroom Environment and Structures)
Science: https://ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34557 (Make and Take)
Social Studies: https://ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34555(Classroom Environment and Structures)
Social Studies: https://ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34555 (Make and Take)
Are you the ESL teacher on your campus? Would you like to meet other ESL teachers to discuss ideas and share lessons with? Join us for learning and discussion about supporting English language learners in our classrooms. Bring your Year-at-a-Glance, TEKS, and materials you use to lesson plan for your class. In our time together we will discuss second language acquisition, share our ideas on lessons, and plan for your ESL classroom.
Register on e-campus https://ecampus.esc13.net/login.html (SU1635467)
Date: August 10, 2016