Breakout Sessions at ELL Institute 2015!

Come learn with us! The following breakout sessions are scheduled to be offered at the ELL Institute on Tuesday, November 3.  Join us after the much anticipated keynote session by Marie Moreno to engage with speakers and specialists from around Region 13 as they present on topics such as:

  • Helping Newcomers Succeed Across the Content Areas
  • Classroom Conversations
  • Multi-Sensory Vocabulary
  • Cross-Linguistic Strategies for Reading and Spelling
  • Teaching a Language Acquisition class: Accelerating the BICS
  • Math/Science Gestures and Motion
  • The Power of iPads
  • Differentiating Academic Tasks Using Foldables
  • Seven Steps for the Bilingual Classroom
  • Using the ELPS Resources to Meet the Needs of ELLs

Please make plans to join us for a full-day of interactive sessions, and lunch! See our flyer here: ELL_conference_2015 (1)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Cost: $135

eCampus: FA1531502

Template for Bilingual/ESL Program Annual Report

Per Chapter 89 (§89.1265), school districts are required to prepare an annual report of their Bilingual/ESL education program. These reports reflects information such as the academic progress of the ELLs, the number of students exited from Bilingual/ESL programs, and the number of and frequency of training opportunities for teachers and aides that are working with this population of students. Districts may use the template attached in this post for reporting purposes: School_Board_Report_ppt

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 in the coming weeks.

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

2015 Title III Symposium_SavetheDate

To register for the Symposium, please visit

ESL Supplemental #154 Registration

As teachers work to get their summer PD in and update their certifications, we are finding many have questions about registration for the ESL Supplemental exam #154.  Although we offer several trainings to prepare teachers for the exam, we are not able to register you for it.  In order to sign up, you need to visit  For detailed information on how to proceed, download the Quick Start Guide for Test Registration.

Upcoming trainings offered by Region 13 to prep teachers for the ESL Supplemental #154 include:

ESL Academy (SU1426193)- July 21st-23rd

ESL Supplemental #154 TExES Review (SU1426679)- July 26th