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Upcoming Professional Development—Bilingual/ESL

Exploring the New Spanish Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

Explore the 2017 adopted standards for your grade level band. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore each of the seven strands, review the alignment of skills across grade levels, and discuss the new and revised knowledge and skills to gain a better understanding of the standards.


Kindergarten - Grade 2


Grades 3-6



Bilingual Dyslexia Evaluation: Data Collection and Formal Evaluation

August 5, 2019

This one-day workshop will cover the specific assessment components necessary for evaluating ELs for dyslexia with emphasis on Spanish-speaking students. Formal and informal data collection and assessment tools will be reviewed.  DETAILS



Esperanza: A Structured Multisensory Spanish Language Program

September 9-10, 2019

Learn to teach the Esperanza program that focuses on helping students develop a strong knowledge of the structure of the Spanish language. Learn how to transition the student into English by helping the student apply his or her knowledge of phonology and the rules of Spanish to the acquisition of English. This program has been used successfully with beginning readers in bilingual programs as well as with dyslexic Spanish-speaking students. DETAILS



Getting Parents of English Language Learners Involved in the School Culture

October 1, 2019
Educators will walk away with strategies on how to build relationships with parent communities and help students with math and reading proficiency.  Participants will learn outreach practices to facilitate communication and collaboration with families to improve school culture through parental engagement.  DETAILS



Reader's Workshop in the Bilingual Classroom

October 2, 2019
Teach students how to apply skills and strategies while they read. Learn how to structure your reading language arts block using a reader's workshop framework. Reader's workshop is the most effective way to structure the balanced literacy program. This approach effectively implements the gradual release of responsibility to scaffold the teaching of reading skills and encourage students to enjoy reading. This training, which will be delivered in Spanish and English, will cover the format of reader's workshop as well as the different components.  DETAILS



Writer's Workshop in the Bilingual Classroom

October 11, 2019
Writer's Workshop organizes writing instruction around the way real authors write. It is based on the idea that students learn best when they write frequently, for extended periods of time and on topics of their own choosing. Learn how to implement Writer's Workshop in the bilingual classroom by teaching short, focused lessons that guide young authors as they explore writing craft. This session will be delivered using both Spanish and English.  DETAILS



Region 4 Bilingual ESL Conference

December 12, 2019
Educators will expand their knowledge with evidence-based information designed for working with English Learners (ELs). Presentations will be framed around culturally relevant topics that impact the affective, linguistic, and cognitive domains of ELs. Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction, assessment, and technology. DETAILS



Strategies for English Language Learners in The Secondary Science Classroom

February 6, 2020
Explore research-based strategies to help English Language Learners understand concepts while supporting academic language development for all students. Participants will practice identifying the linguistic factors to be considered for making content accessible to English Language Learners. Strategies explored can be easily implemented into the classroom and yield student engagement opportunities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing about content area concepts. Acquired strategies would further enable participants to effectively facilitate inquiry science, motivate students and enhance the overall classroom climate. DETAILS





Sessions are for educators and administrators from Title III districts and charter schools within Region 4. Contact for session details.


Title III - Instruction

  • Sessions TBA



Title III - Parental Involvement

  • Sessions TBA



Title III - Compliance


Title III Guidance on the ESSA Consolidated Compliance Report

July 23, 2019 | Session ID: 1408615


Title III: Using Quality Data to Drive Programmatic Decisions

August 6, 2019 | Session ID: 1378481



Title III - Training of Trainers

  • Sessions TBA


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