Mondays, 2–3 p.m., starting in October 2022
(Zoom registration and dates will be shared)
During this meeting, one designated leader from each LEA can join a zoom meeting to ask general questions related to Emergent Bilingual students. This meeting is not required. E-mail R4ELSupport@esc4.net for more information.
TExES Preparation: English as a Second Language Supplemental 154
October 5, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | In-Person Session
This session will assist teachers in preparing for the ESL TExES exam as well as providing essential information for understanding how to facilitate and differentiate instruction for ESL learners. We will cover history, law, research, methodology, strategies, rational, and varied ESL programs. Learn more and register here.
Bilingual Supplemental Preparation Course
October 12, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | In-Person Session
This 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.
Instructional Methods: Dual Language Classrooms
Participants will explore foundational strategies for the dual language classroom. This session is designed to provide dual language teachers the instructional tools needed to effectively support the biliteracy development of Emergent Bilingual students in dual language classrooms that have Spanish and English as the target languages.
Part 1: Making Cross-Linguistic Connections
October 12, 2022 | In-Person Session
This training will focus on making explicit cross-linguistic connections to maximize students' biliteracy trajectory and increase growth in students’ academic language proficiency. Participants will be able to learn and apply the evidence-based strategies covered in their classroom to maximize student achievement.
Promoting Classroom Success for Dually Served Emergent Bilinguals
These sessions are designed to provide teachers and support staff the instructional tools needed to effectively support emergent bilingual (English learner) students who are dually served through special education/504 and bilingual or ESL programs. This training will focus on making content comprehensible across content areas and include practical strategies to increase growth in students’ academic and language proficiency. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies for application in the classroom to maximize student achievement.
Register by session type using the links below:
Literacy Teaching Opportunities in the Prekindergarten Dual Language ClassroomOctober 19, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | In-Person Session
(This session will be delivered in Spanish.)
Early literacy skills are the foundational building blocks for reading and writing success. Emergent Bilingual and Multilingual students in dual language classrooms benefit from explicit and systematic instruction in both English and Spanish. In this session, we will discuss the emergent literacy components as stated in the Prekindergarten Guidelines and transferable skills between Spanish and English. Learn more and register here.
How Do I Fit It All In? Integrating Reading and Writing Using the SLAR TEKS
October 20, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | In-Person Session
There are only so many instructional hours in a day and yet so many subjects to cover: reading, writing, spelling, grammar, conventions, etc. Participants in this session will review Spanish Language Arts TEKs and learn to how to integrate reading and writing instruction to support emergent bilingual students. This training will be delivered in Spanish and English. Learn more and register here.
Small-group Strategies to Support Emergent Bilingual Students Transition from Spanish to English Instruction
November 10, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | In-Person Session
Emergent bilingual students (EBs) acquiring English language proficiency need explicit and targeted instruction to transition effectively. Enhance your small group reading instruction by using strategies and techniques that specifically address the needs of these learners. Explore different strategies which optimally supports EBs as they transition from one language to another. Learn more and register here.
Instructional Essentials in the Elementary Dual Language Classroom
March 8, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | In-Person Session
This session will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the new Texas Effective Dual Language Immersion Framework components along with a fundamental overview and information about best practices in dual language classrooms. Participants will take a deep dive into the components of bilingualism, authentic biliteracy, and multicultural competence across content areas for their emergent bilingual students learning in English and a partner language. This session is for educators who are actively teaching or supporting teachers in a dual language classroom as well as instructional coaches, specialists, or district-level support staff. Learn more and register here.