Professional Development & Additional Resources

 

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Project Share Project Share is an initiative to expand the creation and delivery of high quality professional development in an interactive and engaging eLearning environment and provide access to online resources, online course content, academic networking, and professional learning communities.

View a list of our Texas English Language Learner Instructional Tool (TELLIT) courses and credit hours.


 

TEA Sponsored Professional Development
  • Announcements!

    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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  • Available Now on Project Share!
    Texas English Language Learner Instructional Tool (TELLIT) courses featuring affective, cognitive, and linguistic learning environments in content areas of math, science, and social studies.

    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.
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  • Classroom Videos
    The following video segments highlight classroom instructional strategies and were created to assist teachers in making grade-level content more accessible and enable limited English proficiency students to gain content area knowledge necessary to meet grade-level performance standards in the areas of mathematics, science, reading, and social studies.
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  • A+RISE, the first state adopted online instructional materials is a series of practical, research-based instructional strategies aligned to the Texas English Language Proficiency Standards. (only available for educators in grades 9-12)

     

  • A+ Rise Online Tutorial
    The A+RISE Online Tutorial is designed to introduce the A+RISE Standards Strategy 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) Download Course Access Instructions.
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  • Support Site for Standards for Ensuring Student Success From Kindergarten to College and Career-English and Spanish Language Arts and Reading
    This site supports the professional development series for Texas teachers on the following state standards: the English and Spanish Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (ELAR and SLAR TEKS), the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), and the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). It is not intended to take the place of professional development offered by districts and education service centers.

Websites - Language Support
  • Best Practices for English Language Learners
    Published (May 2006)as part of the Limited English Proficient (LEP) Student Success Initiative Grant in collaboration with The Institute for Second  Language Achievement (ISLA) Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. 

  • Center on Instruction
    The Center on Instruction provides materials and resources to improve instruction and intervention for English Language Learners, including exemplary delivery models and professional development for teachers in content and language areas.

  • Es El Momento (The Moment is Now)
    This website is in Spanish.

  • National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
    The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition collects, coordinates and conveys a broad range of research and resources in support of an inclusive approach to high quality education for ELLs. To fulfill its mission NCELA supports high quality networking among state-level administrators of Title III programs. In addition to SEA coordinators, NCELA serves other stakeholders involved in ELL education, including teachers and other practitioners, parents, university faculty, administrators and federal policymakers.

  • Center For Applied Linguistics

    The Center for Applied Linguistics is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of research-based information, tools, and resources related to language and culture.

  • CREATE

    CREATE's focused program of research is designed to address the critical challenge of improving educational outcomes of English-language learners (ELLs) by

    • enhancing the empirical research base for readers in Grades 4–8,
    • using both narrative and expository text to develop and test effective interventions that promote content knowledge and language and literacy development,
    • investigating the features of instruction and text modifications that facilitate learning for ELLs (e.g., traditional instruction v. ESL-enhanced instruction, teacher guided instruction v. group work, traditional text v. modified text), and
    • designing, testing, and delivering professional development that ensures teachers implement effective classroom practices to help ELLs achieve high standards.
Websites - State and/or Federal Support
  • Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS)
    The Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) pulls together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. This information is put into the annual AEIS reports, which are available each year in the fall.

  • Accountability Ratings
    From the information contained in AEIS, the division of Performance Reporting also develops and implements the state Accountability Rating system used to rate Texas public schools and school districts. The state accountability rating system includes campuses and districts rated under standard and Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) procedures.

  • Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
    Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS) provides national technical assistance to organizations serving refugees and immigrants so that all newcomer children and youth can reach their potential.


  • Es El Momento (The Moment is Now)
    This website is in Spanish. In February 2010, Univision Communications Inc. launched a comprehensive, multi-year national education initiative called Es El Momento (The Moment is Now) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, educators and civic and community leaders from around the country. The Es El Momento initiative is aimed at improving academic achievement among K-12 Hispanic students with a specific focus on high school graduation and college readiness.

  • Institute of Education Sciences
    Our mission is to provide rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. By identifying what works, what doesn't, and why, we aim to improve educational outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure. We are the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, and by law our activities must be free of partisan political influence.

  • LONESTAR

    LONESTAR Education Reports is a website developed by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that provides easy access to Texas K -12 and higher education data. It displays information about Texas public schools using charts and graphs for the five most recent years of available data.

  • National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
    The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition collects, coordinates and conveys a broad range of research and resources in support of an inclusive approach to high quality education for ELLs. To fulfill its mission NCELA supports high quality networking among state-level administrators of Title III programs. In addition to SEA coordinators, NCELA serves other stakeholders involved in ELL education, including teachers and other practitioners, parents, university faculty, administrators and federal policymakers.

  • No Child Left Behind Program Connections – Title I Part A, Title I, Part C, Title III, Part A
    The NCLB Program Connections tool enables Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and campuses to identify similar and distinct program requirements to create processes and structures that will best support student achievement. It highlights program requirements and provides a crosswalk/at-a-glance view of the requirements for the following program areas: Program Descriptions, Program Requirements, Fiscal Management, Personnel , Program Coordination, Parent Involvement/Notification, Private Non-Profit Schools, and Program Evaluation.

  • Office of English Language Acquisition
    The mission of the Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) is to:
    • Provide national leadership to help ensure that English language learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academically and,
    • Assist in building the nation's capacity in critical foreign languages.

  • Own Your Own Future
    In 2010, GEAR UP launched a new college and career readiness website called Own Your Own Future. Designed to provide students a web destination for short-but-informative materials aimed at preparing them to enter and succeed in college, the site also includes an educator section with activities that can be used in classrooms (as well as a resource section for parents). There are regular updates with new videos, activities and informational materials—so the site will grow right along with the students.

  • Pocket Edition
    Published annually since the 1991-92 school year, Pocket Edition reports a variety of state-level statistics on topics such as: Students; TAKS Performance & Participation; Graduates & College Admissions; Attendance, Completion, & Dropouts; Accountability Ratings; Personnel; and Finances.

  • Power on Texas

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    POWER ON TEXAS is a collaboration between TEA and AMS Pictures to highlight teachers effectively using technology to transform student achievement across the state and share these examples with other educational stakeholders. POWER ON TEXAS shows how districts overcame barriers associated with technology transformation, professional development surrounding training, administrative support, best practices with technology transformation and project-based learning as well as rural implications with technology.



  • Texas Comprehensive Center
    The Purpose of the Texas Comprehensive Center is to provide technical assistance and support to the Texas Education Agency to assure Texas has an education system with the capacity and commitment to eliminate achievement gaps and enable all students to achieve at high levels.

  • Snapshot School District Profiles
    Snapshot provides an overview of public education in Texas at the state level and for each public school district. More than 90 items of data for each district can be browsed or downloaded for the 2010-11 school year. Summary tables provide district information in some common categories, and a peer search function permits grouping districts according to shared characteristics. Snapshot 2012 will be available in March 2013. Note that Snapshot does not provide any campus-level information. For campus-level information, see the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) or the Accountability Ratings.

  • The Best Practices Clearinghouse
    The Best Practices Clearinghouse supports schools in meeting the educational needs of all students by providing a means for schools to share information about evidence-based best practices.

  • Ed.Gov (U.S. Department of Education)

    The mission of the Department of Education is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. It engages in four major types of activities:

    1.    Establishes policies related to federal education funding, administers distribution of funds and monitors their use.

    2.    Collects data and oversees research on America's schools.

    3.    Identifies major issues in education and focuses national attention on them.

    4.    Enforces federal laws prohibiting discrimination in programs that receive federal funds.

    See An Overview of the U.S. Department of Education for more detailed information.

    The Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs provides an overview each program administered by the Department.

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