ESL Academy TOT

Interested in bringing the ESL Academy to your district?  The ESL Academy prepares teachers for the TeXeS 154 Supplemental Exam.  Before attending the Trainer of Trainers, participants need to attend a three-day ESL Academy.

Steps to becoming an ESL Academy TOT:

Step 1 – Sign up and attend a three day ESL Academy ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34593

Next Region 13 ESL Academy February 6th, 13th, and 21st.

Step 2 – Sign up and attend the ESL Academy TOT ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=35928

Next Region 13 TOT March 1st and 2nd

Please contact Allison Hand at allison.hand@esc13.txed.net with questions

 

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

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.

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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July Bilingual/ESL Training Opportunities!

Summer is here! If you are looking for opportunities to enhance your knowledge of Bilingual/ESL programs or instruction to meet the needs of ELLs, look no further than Region 13’s Bilingual/ESL team!

Following the 4th of July break (we are closed July 4-8), join us for these great sessions:

ESL TEXES SUPPLEMENTAL

July 16, 2016

Workshop ID:      SU1631823

 

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR A LANGUAGE-RICH BILINGUAL CLASSROOM

July 19, 2016

Workshop ID: SU1634747

 

ESL ACADEMY

July 19-21, 2016

Workshop ID:     SU1631815

 

BILINGUAL DIRECTORS ACADEMY

July 20-21, 2016

Workshop ID:     SU1631501

 

 SHELTERED INSTRUCTION BOOT CAMP

July 26-27, 2016

Workshop ID:     SU1631807

Join the Sheltered Instruction Cohort for 2016-2017

Do you want to be a leader in meeting the linguistic needs of ELL students and ensure their success across all content areas?

Enroll in the Sheltered Instruction Cohort for 2016-2017! Click below see a short video of testimonials from this year’s participants!

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!

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ESL Certification #154 Prep Opportunities

Are you or any of your district’s teachers in need of certification preparation to take the ESL Supplemental #154? Look no further than these opportunities below to train with Region 13’s Bilingual/ESL specialists this summer and receive the informative and engaging content that you need to be successful on the certification exam!

All opportunities are published on the Region 13 eCampus site: https://ecampus.esc13.net/

 

ESL TEXES SUPPLEMENTAL (1 Day)

June 11, 2016

Workshop ID:      SU1635193

 

ESL ACADEMY (3 Day)

June 15-17, 2016

Workshop ID:      SU1631813

 

ESL TEXES SUPPLEMENTAL (1 Day)

July 16, 2016

Workshop ID:      SU1631823

 

ESL ACADEMY (3 Day)

July 19-21, 2016

Workshop ID:     SU1631815

 

One Month Away! Sheltered Instruction Conference

The 2nd Annual Sheltered Instruction Conference is only one month away! Register now to join us on Thursday, June 9th here at Region 13 ESC. 

Please see the attached flyer for more information! Click here: SI Conference Flyer

Cost: $135.00
Workshop ID: SU1631548

This year, in addition to dynamic and engaging sessions for teachers of ELLs, we will also be featuring a unique lens for Bilingual/ESL administrators!

For teachers, the schedule will include sessions on effective ELL engagement strategies, literacy skills, interactive notebooks, anchor charts to drive instruction, and cross linguistic strategies.

For administrators, sessions will also showcase effective systems for dynamic growth with
regard to ELLs – systems put into place by teachers, administrators, and central office staff.

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Our keynote speaker, Raul A. Sanchez, is currently the principal of the nationally recognized Walter P. Webb Early College Preparatory Academy in Austin, Texas. With an innovative approach to shared leadership, Principal Sanchez has actively advocated for ELL student needs and the Community School Model.