ELPS Toolkit and Observation Guide -November 7-8

ELPS Toolkit

Overview:

The revised ELPS Toolkit is your convenient and comprehensive resource for effective lesson development. It is designed to help teachers incorporate the ELPS when planning lessons and delivering instruction. This interactive training will provide you with the tools that you need to seamlessly incorporate the ELPS Toolkit into your lesson design to help you meet the instructional needs of your ELL students!
Designed with English language learners (ELLs) in mind, the ELPS Toolkit illustrates concepts aligned with Sheltered Instruction such as creating language objectives, accessing prior knowledge, building vocabulary and concept knowledge, engaging students with interaction, teaching learning strategies, and assessing student progress.
All participants will receive a copy of the new ELPS Toolkit ($60) with this registration. If you already have a copy, but would like to attend the training, please contact Daniel Schaetz (daniel.schaetz@esc13.txed.net)

What: ELPS Toolkit Training (FA1839921)

Who: Teachers of ELLs

When: November 7, 2018 9am-4pm

Where: ESC Region 13, 5701 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78723

 

ELPS Observation Guide

Overview:

Instructional leaders must be able to discern quickly whether teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs) are delivering instruction that meets student needs. The ELPS Observation Guide will help you do exactly that, by giving you concise, concrete examples of instruction aligned to the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). As an instructional leader, this will familiarize you with what you should be seeing when visiting classrooms.

This training will walk participants through the guide and allow them the opportunity to practice using the tools therein. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to use the guide with confidence to improve outcomes for the ELLs they serve.

Click here to register.

What: ELPS Observation Guide Training (FA1839923)

Who: Administrators, Instructional Coaches, and anyone seeking to empower the teachers of ELLs.

When: November 8, 2018 9am-4pm

Are You the Interpreter For Your Campus or District? Join Us on November 12

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About the Instructor:

FABIO TORRES -SENIOR EDUCATION & RECRUITMENT MANAGER

Fabio is an experienced cross-cultural interpreter, language teacher and interpreter trainer.  He has recruited, screened, tested, selected, trained and supervised hundreds of interpreters.  Fabio has been able to share his expertise at different levels within the interpreting industry through the development, implementation, and teaching of interpreter training’s and continuing education courses. As an advocate across the United States he has assisted with development of national medical interpreting standards, including making recommendations for Texas House Bill 233 from the 2009 legislative session, which specified the creation of and strategies for implementation of applicable regulations for health care interpreters and translators.

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Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners

Join us on Wednesday, October 31st for Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners.

The purpose of this session is to provide educators support for young students whose primary language is not English.  This session will provide teachers and administrators a better understanding of how to design early childhood instruction to meet the needs of young ELs’ language development and examine critical areas of academic success.

Register HERE.

What:  Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners (FA1840058)

Who: Presented by Erika Pozo

When: October 31, 2018  9am-12pm

Where: ESC Region 13, 5701 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78723

 

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CIMA Presenter Preview: Lydia Torres

CIMA 2018 begins tomorrow, October 2nd. With so many great guest speakers and breakout sessions being offered we thought you might like a preview, so we asked our presenters a few quick questions to help you plan your conference.

Today we continue our series with Lydia Torres, a Bilingual Curriculum and Instruction Specialist. Here’s a little more about Lydia and her session:

Lydia, what is the title of your breakout session? 
The cognitive process through a Biliteracy lens
Give us a quick preview of the content – what are you going to cover? 
Participants in this session will explore the cognitive process within a bilingualism realm through a biliteracy approach while understanding the cognitive and language developmental process.
This year the call for presenters at CIMA is specifically open to stakeholders in the Bilingual and ESL field. Who is a good fit to attend your session?
Bilingual Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Elementary Teachers, and Family and/or Community Members
How will your session contribute to improving learning outcomes for language learners? 
The outcome of this session contributes to the understanding of how language and cognitive development corresponds together while formulating into a literacy component skill.
What else would you like for participants to know about your session? 
This session also includes a review of the formation of a Biliteracy component.
As a presenter, you get to attend CIMA, too. What excites you about the conference? 
This opportunity offers both a learning and a networking experience towards benefiting my life long learner personality.

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CIMA Presenter Preview: Josephine Rubio

CIMA 2018 begins tomorrow, October 2nd. With so many great guest speakers and breakout sessions being offered we thought you might like a preview, so we asked our presenters a few quick questions to help you plan your conference.

Today we continue our series with Josephine Rubio, a Bilingual Cluster Specialist. Here’s a little more about Josephine and her session:

Josephine, what is the title of your breakout session? 
One classroom, many languages… How can we support teachers in creating a learning environment for ALL?
Give us a quick preview of the content – what are you going to cover? 
We will share our observations when visiting classrooms. We will share research that supports our recommendations and modeling in bilingual classrooms in Austin Independent School District.
This year the call for presenters at CIMA is specifically open to stakeholders in the Bilingual and ESL field. Who is a good fit to attend your session?
Bilingual and ESL Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches, and Elementary Teachers
How will your session contribute to improving learning outcomes for language learners? 
Participants will be able to identify a common ground among bilingual classrooms and experience new practices that would help teachers and English learners.
What else would you like for participants to know about your session? 
It will be interactive!
As a presenter, you get to attend CIMA, too. What excites you about the conference? 
I love the idea of networking with other professionals in a common context.

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Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners

Join us on Wednesday, October 31st for Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners.

The purpose of this session is to provide educators support for young students whose primary language is not English.  This session will provide teachers and administrators a better understanding of how to design early childhood instruction to meet the needs of young ELs’ language development and examine critical areas of academic success.

Register HERE.

What:  Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners (FA1840058)

Who: Presented by Erika Pozo

When: October 31, 2018  9am-12pm

Where: ESC Region 13, 5701 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78723

 

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CIMA Presenter Preview: Marie Elena Cortes

CIMA 2018 begins tomorrow, October 2nd. With so many great guest speakers and breakout sessions being offered we thought you might like a preview, so we asked our presenters a few quick questions to help you plan your conference.

Today we continue our series with Marie Elena Cortes, founder of Kids Write to Know. Here’s a little more about Marie and her session:

Marie, what is the title of your breakout session? 
Instilling positivity and social acceptance through books, art and writing
Give us a quick preview of the content – what are you going to cover? 
Discover the power using positive books, art and writing to install positivism and social acceptance during story time. If you are experiencing negativity in your class, because not everyone is getting along, this is a session you don’t want to miss! I will share with you some of the best lessons and books that have helped me transform students from negativity to positivism in everything they do.
This year the call for presenters at CIMA is specifically open to stakeholders in the Bilingual and ESL field. Who is a good fit to attend your session?
Bilingual and ESL Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Instructional Coaches, Elementary and Middle School Teachers, Family and/or Community Members. The training will integrate different subject areas.
How will your session contribute to improving learning outcomes for language learners? 
I will share my story and how book, art and writing helped me personally learn a 2nd language. I use that strategy to help my students.
What else would you like for participants to know about your session? 
It will be a fun session with a hands on creativity!
As a presenter, you get to attend CIMA, too. What excites you about the conference? 
Meeting others who are passionate about ESL and Bilingual learners.

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CIMA Presenter Preview: Myrna Rasmussen

CIMA 2018 begins tomorrow, October 2nd! With so many great guest speakers and breakout sessions being offered we thought you might like a preview, so we asked our presenters a few quick questions to help you plan your conference.

Today we continue our series with  UTRGV Doctoral Student, Myrna Rasmussen. Here’s a little more about Myrna and her session:

Myrna, what is the title of your breakout session? 
Effective implementation of Dual Language Program
Give us a quick preview of the content – what are you going to cover? 
Presenter will explain important elements proven to be effective in K-5 DL programs. Participants will be able to acquire information of essential components. Effective strategies will be shared.
This year the call for presenters at CIMA is specifically open to stakeholders in the Bilingual and ESL field. Who is a good fit to attend your session?
Bilingual Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches and Elementary Teachers
How will your session contribute to improving learning outcomes for language learners? 
Currently, there is a large body of research connecting Dual Language to improved student performance. We will discuss different strategies to follow the program with fidelity which will translate into academic success.
What else would you like for participants to know about your session? 
Presenter will share strategies and will answer audience questions.
As a presenter, you get to attend CIMA, too. What excites you about the conference? 
I am excited about the opportunity to build capacity by attending the different sessions and share with colleagues relevant information.

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CIMA Presenter Preview: Gloria Rangel and Evelyn Salazar

CIMA 2018 is only 4 days away. With so many great guest speakers and breakout sessions being offered we thought you might like a preview, so we asked our presenters a few quick questions to help you plan your conference.

Today we continue our series with Gloria Rangel and Evelyn Salazar, Bilingual Cluster Specialists. Here’s a little more about their session:

Gloria and Evelyn, what is the title of your breakout session? 
Engaging the Limited Language Learner using TPR/Games in Science/Math
Give us a quick preview of the content – what are you going to cover? 
Bilingual teachers will be sharing Total Physical Response, games and technology to successfully engage the limited language learner and increase their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The presentation will cover 3-5th grades and K-2 grades.
This year the call for presenters at CIMA is specifically open to stakeholders in the Bilingual and ESL field. Who is a good fit to attend your session?
Bilingual Teachers
How will your session contribute to improving learning outcomes for language learners? 
Improve the learning of reading, writing, speaking and listening. The use of collaboration and purposeful talk frequently during the content areas.
What else would you like for participants to know about your session? 
Recommended for ELLs but useful for any students in the ESL classroom.
As a presenter, you get to attend CIMA, too. What excites you about the conference? 
Networking and learning from other colleagues on best practices, literature and successful instruction.

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