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

Time is Running Out to Join the Sheltered Instruction Cohort!

Enroll in the Sheltered Instruction Cohort for 2016-2017! First session begins on August 30, 2016!

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!

Click below see a short video of testimonials from this year’s participants!

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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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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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Asylee/Refugee and SIFE students in Secondary Schools

We need your feedback! Region 13 would like to offer a professional development session to provide practical guidance for serving Asylee/Refugee and SIFE students at the secondary level. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of how to navigate grade placement, graduation plans, and best practices for helping this unique group of students acclimate to US schools.

Would this session interest you?

Please let us know what you think!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPBYJJ3

ARD/LPAC Collaboration: Serving Students with Disabilities

Register now! Join us Monday, July 13th for this informative workshop at Region 13. In this training, participants will receive an overview of the identification and exit processes for English Language Learners receiving Special Education Services.

ARD

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Workshop ID: SU1531932

Free

 

To register, visit http://ecampus.esc13.net.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Rukovena at 512-919-5333 or lisa.rukovena@esc13.txed.net &

Trish Flores at 512-939-5116 or trish.flores@esc13.txed.net

LPAC Decision-Making Process for State Assessments 2014-2015 Training

Dates: January 29, 2015 and February 4, 2015

The purpose of 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.

Register now for the Face-to-Face Session on January 29, 2015 (eCampus: SP1529912) or via Distance Learning (SP1529913)

Register now for the Face-to-Face Session on February 4, 2015 (eCampus: SP1529914) or via Distance Learning (SP1529915)

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)

 

LPAC Training of Trainers

LPAC Framework Trainings are now being offered.

August 21st August 28th September 4th
SU1429896 face to face SU1429898 face to face FA1429902 face to face
SU1429897 distance learning SU1429899 distance learning FA1429903 distance learning

 

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!