This website is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and is part of a Limited English Proficient Student Success Initiative (LEP-SSI), Authorized by Senate Bill 1, General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 62, and Texas Education Code §21.457 and §39.0241(d).

The purpose of the LEP-SSI grant is to provide intensive programs of instruction for limited English proficient (LEP) students and teacher training resources specific to instruction of LEP students.


Welcome by Susie Coultress, State Director of Bilingual/English as a Second Language Programs

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Web Portal Overview

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Project Share

The following video highlights successful uses of the Texas Education Agency’s Project Share in school districts around the state. Project Share provides student resources, professional development courses, academic networking, and professional learning communities to Texas educators and students. View Here.

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Recent News


2014 Title III Symposium
July 29-30, 2014 in Austin, Texas
Workshops sessions will be provided for elementary and secondary educators and administrators.

Webinar: Overview of the 2013-2014 Bilingual Exception and ESL Waiver Application

(This webinar lasts approximately 27 minutes)
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Reminder – Bilingual Exceptions and or ESL waivers are due on or before November 1st.

The 2013-2014 Student Attendance Accounting Handbook is now available on the Texas Education Agency website. View here-->

Section 6 addresses bilingual/ESL education programs, pages 175-190.

exciting courses available on Project Share!

Please note: Successful completion of the ELPS Academy is the prerequisite for these courses. If you have not completed this prerequisite, please contact your local ESC for course access instructions.



Professional Service Provider (PSP) Course for Campus/District Instructional Leaders

This self-paced course provides campus/district administrators and instructional leaders tools to determine the quality of content area instruction that is being provided to English Language Learners (ELLs) and suggests ways in which instruction might be improved, thereby increasing the scores for ELLs on state assessments. CPE credit is 6.

Please contact your education service center to enroll in this course.

The syllabus can be viewed at http://www.epsilen.com/crs/13201033

elps academy

Now available in Project Share: Implementing the ELPS

The ELPS Academy is designed to assist participants in understanding how the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) provide cross-curricular second language acquisition essential knowledge and skills for listening, reading, and writing. Participants will also examine a common framework to follow when working with English language learners in content area classrooms. CPE credit (4). Please contact your education service center if you need help accessing the course.

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TELLIT: Professional Service Provider (PSP) Training, Version 1.0

Professional Service Providers (PSPs) can use the Texas English Language Learner Instructional Tool (TELLIT) to provide feedback and explore perceptions with campus administrators about what is occurring in mathematics classrooms. During this course, participants will learn about the role of the PSP in the classroom-observation process, including pre-observation and post-observation tasks. CPE credit is 6. Download Course Access Instructions.

Science, Social Studies and Math TELLIT courses are now available on Project Share! (Please contact your education service center if you need help accessing the courses.)

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TELLIT courses and credit hours

View a list of our TELLIT courses and credit hours.


A+ Rise Online Tutorial

The A+RISE Online Tutorial is designed to introduce the A+RISE Standards2Strategy system and provide teachers with navigation tips on strategy selection for instructional support. The course includes information on the features of the A+RISE system, English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), Proficiency Level Descriptors (PLDs), the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), and alternative classroom assessments for English language learners. CPE credit is 0.

(This tutorial is only recommended for educators in grades 9-12)

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Accelerating Language Acquisition for Secondary English Language
Learners Online Course
- CPE Credit: 2
This online course provides self-paced professional development training for content area teachers in secondary classrooms. The course presents skills and strategies for teaching academic language to facilitate the content learning of English language learners (ELLs). Please contact the Project Share coordinator at your education service center if you need help accessing the course.

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