Moving ELs Forward on TELPAS (3-12)

Moving ELs Forward on TELPAS (3-12)

When & Where:


September 21-22, 2023

8:30 am – 3:30 pm CST

Norris Conference Center

9990 Richmond Ave, Ste 102

Houston, TX 77042

Presented by: Allison Hand & Natalia Heckman

What it is:

We invite your classroom teachers and cross-curricular teams to attend this two-day institute. In this practical training, participants will gain an understanding of how to accelerate students’ language proficiencies through effective content-area instruction. Participants will create language-focused activities intentionally designed to help move students forward on TELPAS. In this training, we will explore specific strategies that incorporate technology into content-area classrooms, helping students prepare for the speaking portion of the TELPAS assessment.


Participants will receive:

  • Strategies for improving student performance on all TELPAS domains
  • Specific approaches to increasing students’ TELPAS speaking and writing scores
  • Tips for increasing student motivation toward TELPAS achievement
  • Student-friendly TELPAS rubrics
  • Sample TELPAS-aligned, content-area classroom activities


  • Content-area teachers of English learners in grades 3-12
  • ESL teachers, Coaches, and Specialists
  • ESL/Bilingual Directors and Coordinators
  • Campus Administrators