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Upcoming Professional Development—Bilingual/ESL/ELL


June 6, 2017

Provide responsive instruction through a realistic framework for beginning English learners. Practical resources will be provided for teachers and administrators to help English Language Learners soar using tools and vignettes illustrating real-world challenges. Learn about techniques that support beginners across the curriculum.  DETAILS


Moving from Learning Letters to Learning to Read

June 15, 2017

Learn effective methods for teaching letter sound correspondence that lead towards more complex word structure for readers. Remember the more connections students make the faster they learn to read. DETAILS



Workstations Designed with English Language Learners in Mind: A Focus on Reading

June 16, 2017

Discover ways to motivate and engage prekindergarten and kindergarten students in reading activities. Learn how to provide high-quality structured and explicit instruction during whole group and small group mini-lessons. Provide a variety of curriculum activities, instructional strategies, and scaffolding practices to differentiate for the needs of diverse learners. DETAILS



50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

Learn research-based strategies to improve the academic achievement of English language learners (ELLs). Participants will explore strategies for: 

- Building vocabulary and fluency, such as “Reporting Back: Verbal Practice in Curricular Connections"
- Supporting student involvement, such as “Level Questions: Adjusting Questioning Strategies to the Language Levels of students”
- Building comprehension, such as “Multiple Intelligences Strategies: Teaching and Testing to Student-Preferred Learning Modes”



To see more professional development opportunities from Region 4, visit For information about customized professional development, contact
7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708