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)
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.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Workshop ID: SU1531932
To register, visit http://ecampus.esc13.net.
For more information, contact:
Lisa Rukovena at 512-919-5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org &
Trish Flores at 512-939-5116 or email@example.com
Dual language programs are taking the world by storm. These school enrichment programs meet Texas requirements for bilingual education and can be structured in a variety of ways depending on student population, community input, and staff availability. While the program models may vary, they are almost all guaranteed to ensure that students achieve bi-literacy and maintain this skill throughout their school careers.
Leading researchers and educators, Virginia P. Collier and Wayne P. Thomas, recently authored a book on designing dual language schools and the crucial role administrators play in the development of these dynamic programs. The book is a valuable resource for anyone thinking about starting a program or strengthening their existing one. The resource is user friendly and outlines the core programmatic features of quality dual language education.
Core Programmatic Features of Quality Dual Language Education:
Enriched and affirming learning environments
Challenging and relevant curriculum
High-quality instructional resources
Valid and comprehensive assessments
High-quality professional development
Powerful family and community engagement
Advocacy-oriented administrative and leadership systems
The above core programmatic features serve as guidelines for the development and reform of any dual language program. Each of these items is fully explained in various sections of the book with rich realistic examples.
In addition to outlining the framework necessary for program development and enhancement, the book also provides perspectives from successful dual language administrators on the necessary leadership skills needed for optimal program development.
Collier, Virgina P., and Wayne P. Thomas. Creating Dual Language Schools for a Transformed World: Administrators Speak. Albuquerque: Fuente, 2014. Print
Hurry, seats are filling up fast! Don’t miss out on your chance to join John Seidlitz here at Region 13 for two days of Sheltered Instruction training on February 9th and 10th. Registration will close at the end of next week (February 6th), so please click below for more information and to register for the workshop.
We look forward to seeing you here at Region 13!
The Texas Education Agency has created a video in English and in Spanish to provide a quick overview of the State of Texas Accountability System and what goes into the annual ratings of schools, districts and charters. Theses videos can assist school districts in explaining how school districts receive their ratings and a great resource for parent meetings.
Want to get your parents more involved in reading? Check out these free brochures that cover a variety of topics in both English and Spanish (some in Russian too!) to help guide your parents while working with their kids at home.
Some options are:
Ten Facts Parents Should Know About Reading
Thirty DO’S to Remember When Reading Aloud
Fathers, Sons, & Reading
Questions Parents Always Ask About Reading Aloud
Have we piqued your interest? Click on the link to see other titles and print brochures.
Adelante! is an educator‐led conference focused on Bilingual/Dual Language education in Central Texas. This conference is a forum for educators to share their experiences with other educators, to disperse insight and innovations in teaching and learning that occur daily on campuses throughout the region, and to ignite conversations among educators about working with bilingual students, families, and communities. For more information, please view the attached flyer and link.
Parental involement is criticial to the success of students, particularly English languge learners. This article provides an insight into the development of a parent task force that will assist schools in meeting this goal.
Please use the following link to access the article.