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Bilingual/ESL Conferences





















Bilingual/ESL Conference
December 14, 2018


At the 2018 Region 4 Bilingual/ESL Conference, join fellow educators in learning techniques and strategies to directly impact the academic success of English language learners (ELLs). Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction, assessment, and technology.

Guests will be able to create their own conference experience by choosing one keynote and one breakout session, two keynote sessions, or only breakout sessions for the day. Lunch will be provided for all preregistered guests. For more information, e-mail


Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
Session ID: 1341743

Time: 8:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. 
Credit: 6 CPE

Fee: $150
Location: McKinney Conference Center, 7200 Northwest 100 Drive, Houston, Texas 77092

(map and directions)





Would you like to be a presenter at this year's Bilingual/ESL conference?  To submit a proposal, e-mail Nicole DaSant Ryan.


For sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, e-mail Cathy Raffield.


Downloadable forms are available:





bilingual-conf-escamillaKATHY ESCAMILLA is a professor of education in the Division of Education Equity and Cultural Diversity at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Escamilla’s research centers on educational issues related to Spanish-speaking, language-minority students in U.S. schools. She is the author of Biliteracy from the Start which has established the benefits of paired literacy in Spanish and English for emerging bilingual children.






bilingual-conf-hollingsworthJOHN HOLLINGSWORTH is the president and cofounder of DataWORKS Educational Research. Hollingsworth facilitated the creation of professional development programs designed to give teachers updated instructional skills that help their students learn more and learn faster. He is the coauthor of Explicit Direct Instruction for English Learners.







bilingual-conf-ybarraSILVIA YBARRA is the chief researcher and cofounder of DataWORKS Educational Research. Building on her background as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent, Dr. Ybarra has used her knowledge of learning, language, and research to improve education and thus help break the cycle of poverty for thousands of low-income students. She is the coauthor of Explicit Direct Instruction for English Learners.








2017 Bilingual/ESL Conference

We would like to thank Matt De La Peña, Dr. Socorro Herrera, and all of the awesome attendees from this year's conference! For information about next year's conference, e-mail or call 713.744.6355.


Use the links below to download presentation files from the 2017 sessions.

The materials and content provided below are included in registration for the Annual Region 4 Bilingual/ESL Conference and should be used for informational purposes only. Unless otherwise noted, Region 4 Education Service Center is not the author of such content and is not liable in any way for this content, including but not limited to any infringing content, any errors or omissions in content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, transmitted, linked from, or otherwise accessible through or made available via this web page. 


For presentation materials from older conferences, please visit our Conference Archive.

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