Upcoming Professional Development—Bilingual/ESL

For more information about these sessions or to request customized professional development, e-mail R4MLsupport@esc4.net.

 


 

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TExES Preparation: English as a Second Language Supplemental 154 

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, and rational, and varied ESL programs. These virtual sessions run from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. on these dates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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English Language Development (ELD) Block

PK-2nd Grade Bilingual Classroom
June 4, 2024  |  12:30–3:30 p.m.  | Virtual Session

 

In this session, participants will learn the structure of the English language development (ELD) block in the bilingual classroom. Participants will be able to understand what is ELD, the purpose of ELD, and how to use the TEKS and ELPS to plan a week of instruction. Learn more and register here.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

mls-eld-block-3-6th-grade-squareThe English Language Development (ELD) Block, in the 3rd–6th Grade Bilingual Classroom

June 6, 2024  |  8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  |  Virtual Session

 

In this session, participants will learn the structure of the English language development (ELD) block in the bilingual classroom. Participants will be able to understand what is ELD, the purpose of ELD, and how to use the TEKS and ELPS to plan a week of instruction. Learn more and register here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

mls-secondary-bilingual-writing-squareSecondary Emergent Bilingual Writing Practices and Strategies

Participants will identify language complexity within state assessments and the implications these have in relation to emergent bilingual students' academic achievement. Additionally, we will explore and reflect on high-leverage practices that increase linguistic support during writing instruction.

 

English I and II

June 11, 2024  |  Virtual Session  |  8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

 

Grades 6–8

June 12, 2024  |  Virtual Session  |  8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

 
 
 
 
 

 


 

mls-elps-for-instructional-leaders-june-2024The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) 101 for Instructional Leaders
Emergent Bilingual Leadership

June 14, 2024  |  1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Session


In this session, participants will learn the purpose of the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) as an integral part of state required curriculum. Participants will also be presented with multiple ways campus/district leaders can monitor the implementation and coaching of the standards in classrooms.  Learn more and register here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Title III, Texas Emergent Bilingual Website Overview of Educator Resources

July 31, 2024  |  Virtual Session  |  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Join this TXEL website overview session to learn about the resources available to support your Bilingual/ESL Teachers, Administrators, and parents/families of emergent bilingual students in your campus/district. This session will give you an overview of the free resources that are available on the website and provide you with multiple opportunities to discuss and share ideas with other participants in our Region. Learn more and register here.

 


 

mls-making-relevant-connections-sqaureMaking rELevant Connections: Exploring how the synergy between accountability, assessment, and multilingual programs impacts Emergent Bilingual/English Learners

August 22, 2024  |  Virtual Session  |  8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

 

This session is designed to support district or campus teams to gain a deep understanding of the inclusion of EB/ELs in the A-F system, Results-Driven Accountability, Data Compliance Reviews, Language Proficiency Assessment Committee decision-making process, and the importance of assessment systems to verify demographics, participation, and designated supports. Learn more and register here.

 
 
 

 

mls-telpas-talks-oct-2023-sm-square(1)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? 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. You have the option to join single sessions or the series as a whole.

 

This virtual series focuses on implementing language routines into daily practice with Emergent Bilingual students in any content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each part is offered as a separate session.

 


 

mls-cbli-march-2024-squareContent-Based Language Instruction (CBLI) for Leaders

August 21, 2024  |  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Session

 

Explore an integrated approach to language instruction in which language is developed within the context of content of English Language Arts through the Leadership lens. Participants will leave with ideas for supporting teachers and staff on how to engage emergent bilingual students at beginning and intermediate proficiency levels in English. Learn more and register here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

For more information about these sessions, or to request customized professional development, email R4MLsupport@esc4.net.
 
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