“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.

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Save the dates!


Hello!  I have two exciting events to share with you!  Region 13 is proud to host an audio conference addressing the topic of serving English language learners with disabilities and the compliance issues surrounding this group of students.   This free event is scheduled for April 15 and is specifically for 504  Coordinators, Special Education Directors, and Bilingual Coordinators.  Please reveiw the attached flyer for registration information.

Please save the date for the 2014 Title III Symposium.  This event will be held at the Austin Convention Center on July 29-30th.  Information regrading early registration can be found on the attached flyer.

Hope to see you at these events!

Serving ELLs with Disabilities Compliance Solutions

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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.