Purpose

The Title III Symposium provides valuable instructional tools and research-based strategies to ensure that emergent bilingual students attain English proficiency while learning academic content that will ensure they meet the state’s academic achievement standards. Statewide practitioners, including TEA staff, will offer sessions on innovative approaches for supporting our emergent bilingual students. TEA cannot allow the promotion of any vendors, products, or instructional strategies that require the purchase of a particular product or service.

Key Takeaways/Objectives:

  • Valuable information to link content and instructional strategies in innovative ways to ensure the success of emergent bilingual students.
  • Networking opportunities to connect and share examples of the tremendous things happening in your districts, schools, and classrooms.
  • Feelings of inspiration, being refreshed and renewed to support our State’s emergent bilingual students as they follow their individual journeys toward achieving success in our communities.

Title III Symposium Flyer

2022 Focus Topics

  • Daily Interactive Instruction
    • Oracy Development through purposeful conversations; builds relationships and advances social and emotional development; increases student achievement.
  • Relationship-Building Opportunities
    • Prioritize relationship-building and social emotional development; in person or online.
  • Robust Curriculum
    • Full curriculum at grade level with all content areas; math, literacy, science and social studies; avoid daily remedial math and reading drills
  • Retain Language Services
    • Language instructional services must be prioritized as per state and federal law; different learning formats for virtual instruction.
  • Technology Resources
    • Access to electronic devices for instruction; options for internet connectivity.
  • Track Attendance
    • Track daily participation including accessing learning platforms; identify gaps; lack of devices or family communication.
  • Family & Community Involvement
    • Strong school-family partnerships through communication; equip families with learning strategies for at-home learning; available community resources to support families.
  • Educator Resources
    • Varied resources for digital learning; support ELs linguistic and academic needs during virtual learning.
  • Planning and Preparation
    • Provide educators time to plan and prepare before and during the school year; professional development on new systems; collaboration opportunities.
  • State-level Supports
    • Federal and state guidance; focus on prioritizing students to ensure equitable access to instruction; continuity plans.

Continuing Professional Education Hours

Educators attending both days of the conference will be awarded 12 CPE credit hours.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, July 28
7:00 Light Breakfast
8:00 Welcome & Awards
10:00 Breakout Sessions # 1
11:30 Lunch (Provided)
12:45 Breakout Sessions # 2
2:00 Networking Session
2:15 Breakout Sessions # 3
3:45 Keynote Address
Friday, July 29
7:00 Light Breakfast
8:00 Welcome / TEA Highlights
9:15 Breakout Sessions # 4
10:30 Networking Session
11:00 Breakout Sessions # 5
12:15 Lunch (Provided)
1:30 Breakout Sessions # 6
3:00 Keynote Address

This event is ONLY available to Title III-funded school districts/charter schools or designated ESC personnel who are funded as a Fiscal Agent who provide Title III services to a Title III-funded school district/charter school. An individual wanting to register for the Title III Symposium must be or still in a contract with a Title III-funded school district/charter school (including individuals presenting during the Title III Symposium). A "contract" can be defined as contract for employment or contracted services with a Title III-funded school district/charter school to assist in meeting requirements identified in the ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant Application under Title III, Part A. TEA cannot allow the registration of any outside consultants or vendors promoting the purchase and/or services of products or instructional strategies.