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Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Program

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Title III Parent, Family, and Community Contact:

Itzil Welch

713.744.4487

itzil.welch@esc4.net


Parent Resources

BBC Learning English

BBC Learning English offers free audio, video, and text materials, including 6-minute English, The English We Speak, and Lingohack.

 

Available in English

 

 

Duolingo

Language courses.

 

Available in multiple languages.

 

 

Harris County Public Library Literacy & English as a Second Language

Harris County Public Library Literacy and English as a Second Language programs help adults with the basic reading and writing and/or spoken English skills.

 

Available in English

 

 

English Classes at MAM Wilcrest (formerly Literacy Advance)

English Classes at MAM serves more than 3,000 students and families each year through literacy tutoring, community classes, and family literacy events.

 

Available in English

 

 

LoneStar College

Adult education and courses

 

 

Texas EnglishLearners Portal (TEA) Parent Resources

Texas EnglishLearners Portal is a website with brochures, curriculum, and information on Bilingual/ESL education, resources, and additional websites.

 

Available in English andSpanish

 

 


Family Resources

Colorin Colorado

Colorin Colardo is a national website providing free research-based information, videos, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities.

Available in English and Spanish

 

 

Family Services of Greater Houston

Family Services of Greater Houston is an organization that provides hands-on parentand family life classes to inform and support parents and family members.

Available in English and Spanish

 

 

Global Storybooks Portal

Free multimedia library of books in multiple languages.

 

 

Illinois Early Learning Project

Illinois Early Learning Project is an online portal with lessons and activities.

Available in English, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Korean

 

 

International Children’s Digital Library

International Children’s Digital Library is a digital library of books in multiple languages.

Available in multiple languages and dialects

 

 

Khan Academy

Free video tutorials in all content areas

 

Available in English

 

 

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition

English Learner Tool Kit and other external resources specific to English Learners (ELs).

Available in multiple languages

 

 

Reading Is Fundamental

Reading Is Fundamental is an online portal with articles, videos, and activities for both parents and children.

 

Available in English and Spanish

 

 

Scholastic

Suggested resources and ideas on how to welcome ELLs in the classroom.

Available in English

 

 

Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.


Available in English

 

 

Texas Learning Heroes

Texas parent resources to support children’s education

 

Available in English and Spanish


Texas State Assessments

Texas Assessment is an online website for students to prepare for state assessments such as the TELPAS and STAAR.

Available in English and Spanish

 

 

Tumble Books

Free audio books

 

Available in English

 

 

TweenTribune

Current event articles for children in various genres and topics

 

Available in English and Spanish

 

 

Unite for Literacy

Free digital picture books narrated in multiple languages.

Available in multiple languages.

 

 

Wonderopolis

Videos, articles, activities, and other resources for children

 

Available in English

 

 



Community Resources

Accredited Schools Online

College transition guide for ESL students, how to prepare for college, apply to college, and learn about bridge programs.

 

Available in English

 

 

Affordable Colleges Online

Over fifty valuable ESL and ELL resources for student, parents, and teachers for helping English Language Learners excel in school and beyond.

 

Más de cincuenta valiosos recursos para estudiantes, padres, y maestros. Recursos que ayudaran a los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés destacarse en la escala.

 

Available in English and Spanish

 


Aunt Bertha                                                                                                    

Search by zip code. The most comprehensive online directory of social service organizations, free or low-cost programs that can help people find housing, education, job training, health services and more.

English
 

 

BRYCS Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services

“Refugee Portal includes online trainings, webinars, and other resources.”

 

Available in English

 

 

Houston Café College

Information, resources, and free guidance to Houstonians preparing for, applying to and enrolling in a higher education, and completing their college and career plans.

 

Información, recursos y orientación gratuita para los habitantes de Houston que se están preparando en aplicar e inscribiéndose a un colegio o universidad. También orientación sobre carreras.

 

Available in English/Spanish

 

 

Civil Rights Data Collection

This data collection provides information about students in public elementary and secondary schools on a variety of indicators, including enrollment, access to educational programs or services, and academic proficiency results, disaggregated (or broken out) by factors including race, ethnicity, sex, and disability.

 

Available in English

 

 

Houston Foreign Consulates (Consulado de Extranjeros)

A list of 81 foreign Embassies and consulatesin Houston. Information about embassies and consulates offering frequently updated, verified and accurate information about nearly 27,000 embassies, high commissions, consulates and other
diplomatic and consular offices.

 

Lista de 81 embajadas y consulados en Houston. Informacion sobre embajadas y conslulados que ofrecen informacion actualizasa, y verificada.

 

Available in English, Spanish, and other languages

 

 

Greater Houston Partnership

Is an non-profit organization focused on welcoming visitors to Houston and it’s surrounding areas.
 

Available in multiple languages

 

 

edX

Connect learners to universities and institutes from around the world. Offers free courses in subject such as humanities, math, and computer science. Offers micro-masters certificate, professional certificate, and xSeries Certificate.

 

Available in English

 

 

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development

Collaboration among organizations serving the nation’s growing Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrant and refugee populations.

Available in English

 

 

School Community Network Just Connect

School Community Network Just Connect is an online portal with activities, articles, and resources.

 

Recursos, actividades, artículos padres e hijos.

 

Available in English and Spanish

 

 

 

SPEDTex

Information and resources to help understand your child’s disability, your rights and responsibilities under ndividuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
                                                                                                                               

Información y recursos que pueden ayudarle a comprender la discapacidad de su hijo, sus derechos y responsabilidades bajo la Ley de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA).
Available in English

 

 

Supporting English Learners in Texas

Provides information and resources that are relevant, accessible, and impactful to support educational leaders, teachers, parents and families, and community partners to ensure the academic success of the State’s English learners.

 

Información y recursos que son relevantes, accesibles y de alto impacto para apoyar a líderes educativos, profesores, padres y familias, y socios de la comunidad para asegurar el éxito académico de los estudiantes de inglés del Estado Texas.

 

 

Texas 211

Resources available in your zip code

 

Available in English

 

 

Texas Project

Community Support Services include listings for education, long term services & supports, traditional Medicaid, and other Community Service Agency Resources

 

Recursos para inpiduos con discapacidades, servicios y apoyo de largo plazo.

 

Available in English and Spanish

 

 

Texas Association of Gifted & Talented

Resources that will assist parents in understanding and meeting the needs of their gifted and talented children through awareness, advocacy and action.
                                                                                                                               

Herramientas y recursos que ayuden a los padres comprender y satisfacer las necesidades de sus hijos dotados y talentosos a través de la conciencia, la defensa y la acción.
                                                                                                                               

Available in English

 


Texas Parent to Parent 

TxP2P empowers families to be strong advocates through parent-to-parent support, resource referral, and education. TxP2P is the parent-to-parent peer support model—parents volunteering to provide support and information to other parents.
                                                                                                                               

TxP2P fortalece y empodera a las familias a ser defensores firmes mediante el apoyo de un padre a otro padre, de compartir recursos y educación.


TxP2P es el modelo de apoyo de padre a padre, con padres voluntarios que proporcionan apoyo e información a otros padres.

Available in English and Spanish 

 

 

University People

Non-profit online university, offers programs in business administration, computer science, health science, and MBA program. Offers associate certificate and bachelor’s degrees.

 

Available in English

 

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