Professional Development & Additional Resources
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.
Video time length: 6min. 15 sec.
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.
NEW COURSES AVAILALBLE:
- Implementing the ELPS in Math
- Implementing the ELPS in Science
- Implementing the ELPS in Social Studies
- Implementing the ELPS in ELAR
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.
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.
TEXAS ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL (TELLIT) COURSES NOW AVAILABLE!
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.)
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)
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.
View course syllabus here -->
Chemistry Kid2Kid Videos Available in Spanish
The Texas Education Agency’s OnTRACK™ project focuses on providing additional resources to supplement instruction and intervention in secondary math, science, English language arts, and social studies classrooms in Texas public schools. The Chemistry OnTRACK™ Kid2Kid videos are a collection of Chemistry concepts taught to a student by a student. Access the Chemistry Kid2Kid Videos (Spanish and English) in iTunes U by clicking here.
All videos are available through Texas Education on iTunes U.
- Texas Education on iTunes U
Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Education Agency have joined together to launch Texas Education on iTunes U, which provides free multimedia content to educators, students and parents in Texas and around the world.
- The Texas School District Locator (SDL) provides basic information for Texas schools, districts, and education service centers (ESCs) in map format. It also provides school district information, district accountability ratings, and enrollment and performance reports in text format.