Professional Development Goal
Our primary mission is to provide leadership as we assist campuses in delivering high quality language support services.
Sheltered Instruction Training Series (online courses)
Sheltered instruction is an instructional approach that uses various strategies to ensure that grade-level instruction provided in English addresses both content and language objectives. Through sheltered instruction, students master the required essential knowledge and skills and become proficient in the English language. District will request copies of all of the courses for credit.
Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners (online courses)
This course will provide teachers and administrators a better understanding of how to design early childhood instruction to meet the needs of young English learners' (ELs) language development and examine the critical areas of academic success. Participants who successfully complete all modules and the assessment earn six continuing professional education (CPE) credits.
Providing Linguistic Accommodations to English Language Learners During Instruction (online course)
English language learners (ELLs) have the challenge of learning English and rigorous academic content simultaneously. The Texas English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) require linguistic accommodations to be provided-in accordance with a student's English language proficiency level-to make academic instruction comprehensible and accessible. Learning Sciences International, in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency, Center on Instruction, and the Texas Comprehensive Center, has developed an online module that can be accessed by Texas educators free of charge. Titled "Overview of Providing Linguistic Accommodations to English Language Learners During Instruction," this module's primary goal is to expand educators' knowledge of ELL linguistic accommodations, so that they will be better prepared to help students attain high levels of English proficiency and academic success.
After completing this module, educators will be able to
- understand, in general terms, the size of the ELL population in Texas and in the U.S.,
- distinguish among the types of programs offered to serve ELLs in Texas,
- understand and describe the use of the Texas English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS),
- explain what linguistic accommodations are and why they are needed during classroom instruction, and
- describe what parts of the ELPS address the need for linguistically accommodating instruction
Region 10 Teaching and Learning Opportunities
Oct. - Annex
Effective Early Childhood Instruction for the Young EL
October 31, 2018
February 20, 2019