“Did you know?”

There is never enough time to search for the information you need to know when changes have been made in the world of bilingual/ESL education.  In this column “Did you know?” you will find links to changes in the laws or useful information you can use in the classroom.  Enjoy the “quick” search.

Did you know

Project Share Courses

Attached you will find a list of all of the courses that are available in Project Share. These courses are self paced and free of charge for all Texas educators. Each course has a link in which an individual can simply click and join by following a few steps. If assistance is needed with a Project Share account or with enrolling in a course, please contact projectshare@tea.state.tx.us.   Please click here to preview the courses available.

ELPS Instructional Tool Training; A Language Development Process for Beginning and Intermediate English Language Learners

This training is designed as a training of trainers to help educators become familiar with a new resource, the ELPS Instructional Tool. This guide will provide educators with insight into the essential instructional components for supporting ELLs identified at the beginning and intermediate levels of English proficiency and effectively design and deliver instruction to better meet the needs of these students. The training will provide an overview of the components of the guide, including the language development process, the Proficiency Level Descriptors, and an overview of the varying degrees of linguistic accommodations for each language domain. Participants who attend the training will receive copies of the ELPS Instructional Tool and training materials for their district. Please keep in mind that the individuals who attend the training will be responsible for disseminating the information to their appropriate staff.  Please register through the ESC ecampus system.

Course information: ELPS Instructional Tool # SP1429279 April 22, 2014 9am -12 pm.