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What professional development opportunities and instructional resources are available for teachers that serve English learners and immigrant students?

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What does effective professional development look like for Texas educators who serve English learners?

According to Federal Statute under ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), entities providing effective professional development for Texas educators who serve English learners shall offer professional development that is...

  1. designed to improve the instruction and assessment of English learners;
  2. designed to enhance the ability of such teachers, principals, and other school leaders to understand and implement curricula, assessment practices and measures, and instructional strategies for English learners;
  3. effective in increasing children’s English language proficiency or substantially increasing the subject matter knowledge, teaching knowledge, and teaching skills of such teachers; and
  4. of sufficient intensity and duration to have a positive and lasting impact on the teachers’ performance in the classroom.

SEC. 3115. [20 U.S.C. 6825] SUBGRANTS TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES Opens a new window

For leaders and teachers who serve English learners and immigrant students, contact your local Education Service Center Opens a new windowfor conference information.

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What resources are available to fund professional development for teachers who serve English learners?

State Funds

Bilingual Education Allotment Funds Opens a new window

Federal Funds

Allowable Use of Title III, Part A Funds Opens a new window

Title III Funds Required Activities under ESSA Opens a new window