38 Great Academic Language Builders
Students in content-area classrooms are required to manage increasing amounts of academic vocabulary in order to be successful. This training offers effective strategies that can be used to build academic vocabulary skills for students in an authentic and engaging way. During the training, participants will learn how to teach core content vocabulary, how to help students navigate the academic language found in textbooks and on tests, and how to help students become independent learners of new vocabulary. This training is valuable for teachers, specialists, and administrators. Those who attend the training gain a deeper understanding of the types of academic vocabulary students need to use. In addition, real life practice strategies enable participants to implement what they’ve learned when they return to their classroom. Participants will use 38 Great Academic Language Builders as their resource for this training.
7 Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive Classroom
This innovative training will help all teachers transform their classrooms into vibrant spaces where students can use academic language to talk, read, write, and think about each lesson’s content. This 7 Steps training outlines a dynamic process for structuring, planning, and facilitating a language-rich classroom. In addition,. participants gain knowledge of helpful ways to integrate both content and language standards when planning instruction. They also receive specific strategies for differentiating instruction so that all learners within the classroom can build their ability to discuss and communicate academic concepts effectively.
7 Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive Foreign Language Classroom
The 7 Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive Foreign Language Classroom are research-based strategies designed to increase comprehensible input and provide low-stress opportunities for language output and interaction. These practical techniques provide an essential foundation that ensures students are motivated and engaged, while offering access points to any target language in a way that is easy to implement and comprehensively scaffolded. This training was created for both novice and seasoned LOTE teachers to transform the foreign language classroom into an interactive environment in which students are engaging in the target language from day one.
190 Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test – Spanish
Two-Day Preparation Academy
This academy prepares teachers for the TExES BTLPT- Spanish. Examinees become familiar with the domains and competencies to be tested (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking and writing), test item formats and study resources. A lot of practice! En la academia, revisaremos todas las áreas que serán parte del examen. ¡A practicar!
Attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Morales’s book, with an audio CD: Práctica para el conocimiento y destrezas del lenguaje y lectura en español- orientado a profesores de educación bilingüe y doble inmersión. – Second Edition.
Get familiar and practice test competencies:
- Comprensión Auditiva
- Comprensión de Lectura
- Expresión Oral
- Expresión Escrita
Bilingual TExES #164 Supplemental
One-Day Preparation Academy
- Get familiar with test domains and competencies.
- See the test-item formats and gain study resources.
- Practice with sample training questions.
- Analyze the theories, research and current practices Bilingual Education and Dual Language Pedagogoy.
- Take home a copy of trainer Dr. Patricia Morales’ book: Content Review and Practice Book for theTexas Educator Certification Program:164 Bilingual Education Supplemental, First Edition.
Boosting Achievement for SIFE
Conversational and Academic English for School Parents 1 & 2
Conversational Spanish for School Personnel 1 & 2
Participants will be introduced to school vocabulary and frequently used expressions in the school settings. This workshop is a two-day interactive and entertaining learning experience in which school personnel will receive a workbook and an audio CD.
ELLs in Texas: What Administrators Need to Know
Administrators need a convenient and accessible resource that integrates the voluminous amounts of information in their binders, books, and manuals into one easy to read resource. ELLs in Texas: What Administrators Need to Know responds to this need with an understanding of the overwhelming tasks required of administrators on a daily basis. This training will ensure that Bil/ESL programs for ELLs are compliant and effective; address the legal, programmatic, and instructional issues that administrators and other leaders face in their work, and provide a take-home copy of the newest publications from Seidlitz Education—ELLs in Texas: What Administrators Need to Know (2014).
ELLs in Texas: What Teachers Need to Know
ELLs in TX: What Teachers Need to Know is a comprehensive, practical resource that is essential for ANY Texas teacher with ELLs in the classroom. The contents of these pages provide teachers, administrators, and program specialists with at-your-fingertips knowledge about Bilingual/ESL programs in Texas, second language acquisition, ELPS/TELPAS assessments and connections, and classroom instruction focused on progress and proficiency. A great support for those seeking Bilingual/ESL certification!
ELPS Administrator Overview
Administrators will leave this training well-equipped to provide high-quality instructional leadership for their staff and their English Language Learners (ELLs). This overview is a follow up to the ELPS academies, and it gives administrators working knowledge of how to write language objectives, provide linguistic accommodations, and set up language practice opportunities for ELLs. Using the ELPS Flip Book, interactive strategies, and structured conversations, administrators can refine their understanding of the ELPS in order to fully support the achievement of their ELLs.
English/Spanish Linguistic & Academic Connections
This session was designed for teachers in bilingual/dual and ESL classrooms to bridge research-based pedagogies and connections in the areas of cross- linguistic and cross- academic transfer between English and Spanish
Areas that will be emphasized are sound/pronunciation bridging, formation of words or morphological similarities, sentence structure analysis, academic and specialized subject matter vocabulary, and scaffolding strategies in both languages.
The course will provide teachers a means to empower students in the developmental process of cross-linguistic strategies, metalinguistic and metacognitive awareness, cross-academic strategies, and reinforce their linguistic, cultural, and academic background knowledge in English and Spanish.
ESL TExESL #154 Supplemental Preparation
Language Builders for LOTE: Activities for an Interactive, Foreign Language Classroom
This training offers effective strategies that can be used to build vocabulary as well as reading, writing, and conversation skills for students in an authentic and engaging way. During the training, participants will experience activities to help students: build conversations in the target language, navigate reading from authentic texts and writing in meaningful ways, and become independent learners of new vocabulary.
Making the Most of the ELPS Flip Book
Participants will realize the powerful impact the ELPS Flip Book can have on the academic achievement of their English Language Learners (ELLs). In this practical training, participants will use their own students’ TELPAS data along with the ELPS Flip Book to identify their students’ language domains, learn how to use the linguistic accommodations charts, and practice many research-based activities. Participants will create working lesson plans tailored specifically for their classes. This training is a user-friendly guide to academic language instruction for all teachers.
Meeting the Challenges of Long Term ELLs
Moving English Learners Forward on ELA EOC
Motivating English Language Learners
Our teaching, research, and innovative educational tools focus on ways we can help give students the gift of academic language. We are always looking for user-friendly ways to help teachers give students rich background knowledge and the ability to communicate in academic settings.
My Students are ALL Different
A User-Friendly Approach for Teaching ALL Kids (K-12) This valuable and timely training provides educators with classroom proven strategies to differentiate instruction in ways that maximize student success. Students enter school with different linguistic abilities, varied levels of background knowledge, a large range of language abilities and disabilities, and an array of learning differences. In this interactive, practical training, all of these areas will be addressed. Educators will discover ways to create student profiles, accommodate based on student characteristics, and incorporate highly effective academic and behavioral strategies. The Diverse Learner Flip Book will be the guide for this important training.to work at grade-level in content classes and the ESL classroom.
Narratives & Norms: Teaching Students from Diverse Cultures
Navigating the ELPS
The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) clearly defines the content-area knowledge and academic language instruction that districts must provide for English Language Learners. This training session addresses the requirements within the four sections of the ELPS, for teachers, administrators, and specialists. In addition, it offers a user-friendly process for meeting those requirements using a variety of hands-on, interactive strategies and activities. Participants receive a copy of the book, Navigating the ELPS, to use throughout the training and to take back to their districts.
Optimizando y Enriqueciendo el Desarrollo de la Lectoescritura
Optimizando el desarrollo de la lectoescritura – Actividades y Recursos para el aula bilingüe y dual
This session includes supplemental multicultural, ecological, and academic activities to optimize the fundamental PK-2 Spanish literacy components; oral development, phonemic awareness, phonetics, fluency, comprehension, academic vocabulary and writing skills. The session includes original stories, tongue twisters, rhymes, songs, and more to optimize La lectoescritura. Pedagogical resources for teachers, such as a bilingual academic dictionary by content areas, and Spanish rules and conventions are included.
Optimizando la lectoescritura en el salón bilingüe y dual se desarrolló desde una perspectiva multicultural, diversa, ecológica y académica, pensando en el rol que los estudiantes bilingües y duales cumplen en el mundo de hoy. Las áreas que se enfatizan en esta sesión son el lenguaje oral y el vocabulario académico, la conciencia fonológica, el conocimiento de la letra impresa, la fonética, la fluidez, la comprensión y la expresión escrita. Además, este curso cuenta con una sección de recursos pedagógicos para el docente.
Pathways to Greatness for ELL Newcomers: A Comprehensive Guide for Schools and Teachers
Rapid Literacy: ELL Strategies for Secondary Emergent Readers
RTI for ELLs: Considerations for Success with Diverse Learners (K-6)
Sheltered Instruction in Texas: Second Language Acquisition Methods for Teachers of ELs
Talk, Read, Talk, Write (TRTW)
Teaching Science to English Learners
Teaching Social Studies to ELLs
Texas Student Refugee Framework: A Collaborative Approach
Do you know Texas currently leads the nation in refugee arrivals and resettlement? What does this mean for our schools? This training will allow participants to learn effective ways to help their refugee students while meeting the needs of their families. Support and resources will be given to instruct their students with best practices for meeting language and academic needs. Participants will also receive a copy of the manual, Texas Student Refugee Framework: A Collaborative Approach.
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Using Tech to Boost Achievement of ELs