Summer break? Time for some off-season training.

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 nancy.sanchez@esc13.txed.net.

SUMMER 2017 FLYER

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

Sheltered Instruction Plus with John Seidlitz

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

MakerHappen Workshop, November 18th

Join the Maker Movement!

Come and make it! Let us introduce you to making the Maker 13 way. Our philosophy takes the Maker Movement and gives teachers the tools to MakerHappen.  Your Space need not be defined by the tools inside, but by what it enables… making! So, don’t let big budget materials, lack of programming, or large organizational issues hold you back. Come make, and let us show you how together, we can MakerHappen.

Participants will receive a copy of the Region 13 first edition  MakerHappen manual and teacher document tools.

Register at ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34456

ESL Academy ONLINE!

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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.

PD Opportunity: Literacy through the Content Area in a Bilingual Classroom

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)

Fall 2016 Bilingual/ESL Training Opportunities!

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.

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

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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