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Upcoming Professional Development—Bilingual/ESL

 

2017 Region 4 Bilingual/ESL Conference

September 21
Educators will expand their knowledge with evidence-based strategies and research-based information designed for working with English Language Learners (ELLs). Presentations will be framed around relevant topics that directly impact the academic success of ELLs. Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction, assessment, and technology.  DETAILS

 


 

Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)

Annually Required Training For New Directors

This six hour session provides extensive training on the LPAC Framework with updated information provided by TEA. Learn state laws and policies for educating English Language Learners (ELLs), LPAC duties and responsibilities, and guidelines for identifying, placing, exiting and monitoring ELLs. Participants will receive an LPAC Manual. 


Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)
Annually Required Training For Previously Trained Directors

This three-hour session is intended for attendees who have previously participated in an LPAC Training provided by an education service center such as Region 4 ESC. This session will review updated information provided by TEA. Learn state laws and policies for educating English Language Learners (ELLs), LPAC duties and responsibilities, and guidelines for identifying, placing, exiting and  monitoring ELLs. Participants will receive an LPAC Manual.

 


 

CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION WORKSHOPS

 

Date Session Title
September 22 Balanced Literacy in the Bilingual Classroom
September 22
September 26 Guided Reading in the Bilingual Classroom
September 27 Bilingual Dyslexia Assessment
October 3 Writer's Workshop in the Bilingual Classroom
October 4–5 Esperanza: A Structured Multisensory Spanish Language Program
October 6 Reading Strategies for English Language Learners
October 6 Reader's Workshop in the Bilingual Classroom
October 11 Balanced Literacy and Guided Reading in the Bilingual Classroom
October 11 Vocabulary Development in the Bilingual Classroom
October 11–12 Sheltered Instruction in Middle School
October 24 Sheltered Instruction Techniques and Strategies in Social Studies
October 31 Reading Comprehension Strategies for Spanish Literacy Development
December 1 Spanish Word Study: Increasing Students’ Vocabulary and Comprehension by Learning How Words “Work”
December 1
December 6
December 6
December 6

Tech Tools for ELLs: Unleashing the Power of Technology to Support Language Acquisition

February 23 The Big Three: Teaching Word Skills, Fluency and Comprehension to Middle School Students

 

 

 

COMPLIANCE

 

Date Session Title
September 8 New Bilingual/ESL Directors Meeting
September 8 ELPS for Administrators (TOT)
September 22
October 6
October 10
October 30
November 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH

 

Date Session Title
September 26
October 18

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

To see more professional development opportunities from Region 4, visit www.esc4.net/PD. For information about customized professional development, contact bilingual@esc4.net

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