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Professional Learning—Reading/Language Arts

Core Content TEKS-Aligned Instruction

Quality TEKS-Aligned Offerings Focused on Improving Student Outcomes
Strong instruction is the foundation of great classrooms.  These highlighted sessions offer in-depth training opportunities for both general and special education teachers interested in ensuring TEKS-aligned, quality instruction to meet the needs of all learners within the core content areas.


Reading/Writing/Language Arts

  • Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop  |  Session TBA
  • Using Cognitive Skills, such as Making an Inference and Predictions, to Increase Comprehension |  November 13, 2018
  • Reading and Writing Activities to Encourage, Energize, and Entice Reluctant Secondary Students | Session TBA
  • What is it About Me You Can’t Teach? Transforming the Traditional | ​November 2, 2018
Search these terms online or click here for a full calendar of upcoming professional learning opportunities from Region 4 Reading/Language Arts.

Dyslexia Conference

December 6, 2018

Features sessions with topics that include research, response to intervention, assessment, accommodations, legal issues, and much more. The goal of the conference is to bring current and practical information to a diverse audience of teachers, reading specialists, interventionists, speech–language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, and others.  DETAILS


Bilingual/ESL Conference
December 14, 2018

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. DETAILS


Reading and Writing Conference

February 8, 2019
The Annual Reading and Writing Conference will offer sessions on various topics including the reading and writing connection, genre integration, critical thinking skills, technology incorporation, differentiation, reaching struggling learners, and many other areas. Presentations will be given by invited speakers, district staff, and Region 4 specialists.  DETAILS


Search these terms online or click here for a full calendar of upcoming professional learning opportunities from Region 4 Reading/Language Arts.



Integrated Core Content

Teaching Engaging Academics and Motivating for Success (T.E.A.M.S.) that Win: Effective Practices for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners: this is a 3-day series that applies Universal Design for Learning and the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) frameworks to content-specific TEKS instruction and classroom design and includes the following specializations:

For more information, contact the Reading/Writing/Language Arts department director, Jennifer Brock, at 713.744.4457.



Instructional Coaching Sessions
Equipping coaches to partner with teachers and improve teaching and learning

Coaches will engage with tools and other coaches to reflect on how to facilitate effective, meaningful, and timely coaching cycles within their campus or district. Each of our core academic departments offer customized coaching supports through their academic areas, including the following session options:

  • The Critical Elements of the Coaching Cycle  |  Session TBA
  • Building an Effective Toolbox for Teacher Development  | November 14, 2018
  • Supporting Teachers of Special Student Populations - Kickin’ it Up a Notch  |  November 27, 2018
  • Working with the Adult Learner  | January 22, 2019
  • Planning and Conducting Effective Professional Development to Improve Instructional Capacity  |  February 7, 2019
  • Other sessions (dates TBA)
    • Coaching to Impact Mathematics Instruction
    • Coaching Teachers of ELLs
    • Foundations Revisited for Experienced Coaches
    • The Foundations of Instructional Coaching for Increasing Teacher Capacity


To set up instructional coaching at your campus or district, contact Reading/Writing/Language Arts director, Jennifer Brock, at 713.744.4457.



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