Moving English Learners Forward on the TELPAS:

Grades 3-12

When & Where


October 6-7, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Houston Hobby
8181 Airport Blvd
Houston, TX 77061 

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 create working lessons tailored specifically for their content-area. 

Participants will receive: 

• Strategies for improving student performance on all TELPAS domains 

• Specific approaches to increasing students’ TELPAS speaking scores 
• Tips for increasing student motivation toward TELPAS achievement 
• Student-friendly TELPAS rubrics 

• Sample TELPAS-aligned, content-area classroom activities 


Who Should Attend: 

• Content-area teachers of English Learners grades 3-12 

• ESL teachers, Coaches, and Specialists 
• ESL/Bilingual Directors and Coordinators 

• Campus Administrators