NEW! ELPS Toolkit for Back to School, Ready for Purchase!

The long-awaited revamp of Region 13’s ELPS Toolkit has finally arrived! The ELPS Toolkit is designed to help teachers incorporate the ELPS in interactive and engaging ways to boost classroom instruction.

Each toolkit contains videos of strategies designed with English learners in mind, and it also contains an enhanced lesson planning template to guide teachers through the steps to ensure key components of Sheltered Instruction that are aligned to the ELPS are included when planning.

Teachers will be able to efficiently add the appropriate academic vocabulary, sentence stems, interactive strategies, and differentiated accommodations to meet the needs of ELLs.

Click on the image below to purchase yours today! View Region 13’s ELPS Toolkit commercial here.

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Registration Now Open for Sheltered Instruction Conference!

Region 13 ESC will be hosting the first Sheltered Instruction Conference on

Friday, August 14, 2015!

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The conference will be a platform for both elementary and secondary educators to learn more about strategies that meet the needs of ELLs. Multiple speakers will present on engaging topics such as:

– Engaging Student Interaction
– Academic Vocabulary
– Literacy in the Content Classroom
– Working with Beginners/Newcomers
– Differentiated Instruction
– Activating Background/Prior Knowledge
– Linguistic Accommodations for ELLs
– Structured Reading/Writing/Speaking Activities

And much more!

Our keynote speaker, Nancy Motley, is an educational
consultant with John Seidlitz Education that will be
speaking about literacy practices for ELLs to get them
reading and writing in classrooms. Participants will be
receiving her book, Talk, Read, Talk, Write: A Practical
Approach to Learning in the Secondary Classroom.”

For more information, click here! SI-Conference

Date: August 14, 2015

Cost: $130

eCampus: SU1528955

Call for Presenters: Sheltered Instruction Conference 2015

Region 13 ESC will be hosting the first Sheltered Instruction Conference on August 14, 2015! This conference will be a platform for elementary and secondary educators to learn more about strategies that meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs). The application is now available for interested presenters to submit a proposal.

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We are accepting a variety of proposals that focus on best practices for ELLs. Sessions may focus on, but are not limited to:

– Engaging Student Interaction
– Academic Vocabulary
– Literacy in the Content Classroom
– Working with Beginners/Newcomers
– Differentiated Instruction
– Activating Background/Prior Knowledge
– Linguistic Accommodations for ELLs
– Structured Reading/Writing/Speaking Activities

To apply to be a Sheltered Instruction Conference presenter for 2015, please complete the application linked here.

If you have any questions, please contact Anna Briggs at anna.briggs@esc13.txed.net

 

 

 

 

 

Save The Date! 2015 Title III Symposium July 28-29, 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 Title III Symposium being held July 28-29, 2015 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. There will be early check-in and packet pickup on Monday, July 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This year’s event will contain informational breakout sessions that will help provide educators and administrators from Texas Title III-funded school districts and charter schools throughout the state with relevant, research-based information to help them better serve our state’s English language learners (ELLs). Session information will be made available on the conference website at http://www.title3.esc2.net/ in the coming weeks.

Please click below for the flyer containing more information and hotel accommodations:

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To register for the Symposium, please visit https://www.escweb.net/tx_r2/catalog/conference.aspx?conference_id=1286069.

Long Term ELL Training: February 26, 2015

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.

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Date: February 26, 2015

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00pm

Presenter: Anna Briggs

Cost: $80

eCampus# SP1531251

Sheltered Instruction Training with John Seidlitz: Feb 9-10

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!

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Sheltered Instruction Training with John Seidlitz: Feb 9-10

As you prepare for winter break, don’t forget to register for this dynamic and interactive Sheltered Instruction Plus training with John Seidlitz in the new year. John will be here at Region 13 on February 9-10, 2015 for this two-day training.

Cost: $230.

Click below for more information:

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)

Upcoming Bilingual/ESL Workshops!

Join our team of specialists in November and December for these interactive learning opportunities to meet the needs of your ELLs!

Workshops are available for a variety of target audiences, including Bilingual, ESL, and Content-Area teachers, as well as district administrators.

https://www.smore.com/c6z1n-region-13-bilingual-esl-workshops

Assessment Pathways of English Language Learners

Good afternoon!  In our efforts to bring you assessment/accountability information in an ongoing fashion, we  have a new video for you!  This video summarizes the changes to the assessment systems that English language learners participate in and gives a brief overview of how ELLs will be included in 2014 accountability. Please use the link below to access the video.  You will need to scroll down until you see the video “Assessment Pathways for Enlish Langauge Learners”.

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1405546/events/2774250

In the event that you want to share the information with your district, please use the links below to access the power point and the TEA chart.  Please selece the May curriculum council meeting and scroll down until you see the heading “Assessment Pathways for English Language Learners.”

http://www4.esc13.net/cc/meetings/

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