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Upcoming Professional Development—Bilingual/ESL

Region 4 is going virtual this summer to keep everyone safe and socially distanced. 

We'll be providing professional development via Zoom.

Presenters will email participants with a link to join the session prior to the PD.


Bilingual Supplemental Online Preparation Course - TEXES 164

This online preparation course will assist teachers in preparing for the Bilingual TExES exam as well as providing essential information for understanding how to facilitate and differentiate instruction for Bilingual learners. This course that covers the history, laws, research, methodology, strategies, rational, and varied Bilingual programs. Learn more and register here.



Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) - Spanish (190) ONLINE Preparation Session

July 22 and 28, 2020

This online workshop will help participants prepare for the Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) by reviewing key concepts aligned to the TExES test framework of: listening, speaking, reading and writing comprehension. SESSION DETAILS





besl-pd-esperanza-socialmediaEsperanza: A Structured Multisensory Spanish Language Program

September 23-24, 2020
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. SESSION DETAILS





Instructional Coaching Playbook: Make Every English Learner Successful

September 25, 2020
Build your English learner playbook by providing dynamic tools to support any content area. Coach around crafting opportunities for students to meaningfully engage with content in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking. This session will focus on 5 things that make every English learner successful. Join us as we explore the components, purpose , and applications to instruction. SESSION DETAILS






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


Title III: Using Quality Data to Drive Programmatic Decisions

August 4, 2020
During this session participants will review available data related to English language learners to drive programmatic decisions. Utilize data to determine instructional and intervention impact, and identify professional development strategies and activities to meet the needs of English language learners. Campus teams and district support personnel are encouraged to attend. SESSION DETAILS


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