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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


Getting Parents of English Language Learners Involved in the School Culture

June 28, 2019 | Session ID: 1413553

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.  Register



Moving from Learning Letters to Learning to Read

June 5, 2019 | Session ID: 1424460

Learn effective methods for teaching letter sound correspondence that lead towards more complex word structure for readers.  Remember the more connections students make the faster they learn to read.  Register



Bilingual Dyslexia Evaluation: Data Collection and Formal Evaluation

August 5, 2019 | Session ID: 1434414

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.  Register



Bilingual Dyslexia Evaluation: Interpretation and Recommendations

August 6, 2019 | Session ID: 1434416

This one-day workshop will cover the interpretation of formal and informal evaluation data necessary for identifying ELs for dyslexia.  Multiple case studies will be reviewed for both elementary and secondary students.  Participants will also learn how to develop instructional recommendations based on evaluation data with the opportunity to practice developing recommendations with case studies.  Register



Esperanza: A Structured Multisensory Spanish Language Program

September 9-10, 2019 Session ID: 1426415

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. Register



Region 4 Bilingual ESL Conference

December 12, 2019 | Session ID: 1422788
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.  Register





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


Title III - Instruction

  • To be announced



Title III - Parental Involvement


Getting Parents of English Language Learners Involved in the School Culture

June 28, 2019 | Session ID: 1413553



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


Title III Increasing and Strengthening Parental Outreach
May 28, 2019 | Session ID: 1430301


Title III Effective Early Childhood Instruction for the Young EL

May 29, 2019 | Session ID: 1430310


Title III Enhancing Instructional Opportunities for Immigrant Students 
June 6, 2019| Session ID: 1430325


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