Mondays, 2–3 p.m.
(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.\
TELPAS Talks Series
Are you and your students ready for TELPAS? Are you wondering what to do in your classroom to help English Learners/Emergent Bilingual students practice and grow in language and literacy? Using language routines can elevate the confidence level of your students while using English. This collaborative is for teachers of English Learners/Emergent Bilinguals who are looking for opportunities to enhance their instruction.
This session is part of a series is designed to support language practices in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in any content area. Join single sessions or the series as a whole.
All 1-hour sessions will be held virtually via Zoom and will start at 3:30 p.m. Click on the dates below for more information and to register:
Reading & Writing
Progress Monitoring Opportunities
February 8, 2023
Instructional Essentials in the Elementary Dual Language Classroom
March 8, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Virtual Zoom 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.
Promoting Classroom Success for Dually Served Emergent Bilinguals
March 10, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Virtual Zoom Session
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. 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: Cross-Linguistic Connections
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. 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.
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