November LPAC At-A-Glance

Time changed this past weekend. Leaves are starting to change. The weather here in Region 13 is getting a little cooler. Do you feel it? Can you smell the pumpkin spice? ….because it’s on nearly everything. We are already entering the middle of November, and it’s a great time to check in on all of …

Guidance from TEA on SB 1153

TEA has posted guidance related to SB 1153.   The guidance reads: Notice and Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Response to Interventions for Children Not Eligible for Special Education Senate Bill (SB) 1153, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, changed Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 26.0081. The changes require the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to update […]

COMING SOON! Four Free Conscious Discipline Webinars

Starting November 13, Conscious Discipline will release one FREE webinar week for four weeks. Join some of their most requested Master Instructors for helpful topics available on-demand – anytime on any device. Nov 13 – Guiding the Most Challenging Children With Master Instructor Jill Molli Nov. 20 – Parent Cliffnotes for Conscious Discipline With Master Instructor Amy …

CIMA 2017 Recap

Thank you to all presenters and participants for making the Conference on Instruction and Multilingual Advancement (CIMA) such a success this year. We hope all Bilingual, ESL and LOTE stakeholders took home ideas and tools to use and share. See a few pics from our sessions (more to come): We really appreciate all of those …

Wrapping up Day 1 at CIMA

Day 1 at CIMA just wrapped up. See participants reflect on their experience! Kileen ISD Bilingual Teacher Sonia Douglas shares some thoughts on the Literacy Workshop for Language Learners with Cody Fernandez. Presenter Drew Keller discusses the message she took home from Keynote Speaker Feyi Obamehinti.

November 16th -Title III Increasing and Strengthening Parental Outreach

Are you an administrator, director or teacher who serves ELL students? Want to build and strengthen your relationship with the families in your school community? Please join us on November 16th for a free training! The Title III Increasing and Strengthening Parental Outreach session details the responsibilities local educational agencies (LEAs) have to provide parental …

Presenter Preview with Ana Llamo -Chameleon Teaching for ELLs

CIMA 2017 is only 3 days away and participants can plan their schedules here! 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 guide you. We’re going to continue our preview series with Ana Llamo …

Presenter Preview with Amber Countiss -Engaging Resources to Support ELLs

CIMA 2017 is only 4 days away and participants can plan their schedules here! 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 guide you. We’re going to continue our preview series with Amber Countiss …

Presenter Preview with Catherine Vaquera -Engaging Strategies for ELLs in Early Childhood

CIMA 2017 is only 4 days away and participants can plan their schedules here! 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 guide you. We’re going to continue our preview series with Catherine Vaquera …

UDL Series: What do you know about Universal Design for Learning?

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for creating an approach to your instruction based on principles that allow all students to have access to the general education curriculum. Using a proactive approach to remove learning barriers by considering the natural variability of how students learn, UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, […]