Our first ELL PLC Collaborative meeting will be Wednesday, September 16th at the Jerry Wilhelm PAC from 6-8. We hope to see you there!
Sign Up for the upcoming Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award 20th Anniversary on Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th.
The ELL department is excited to present our first annual ELL conference on Saturday, September 26th from 9-1. Our keynote speaker is Cheryl Urow, co-author of Teaching for Biliteracy.
The Texas Book Festival is soon approaching! The Texas Book Festival is a free event that takes place in Austin on the capital grounds October 17-18.
The ELL department is offering an opportunity for educators to receive support and preparation for the ESL supplemental exam. The next ESL Academy test prep session is Saturday, February 27 from 9am-12pm in the board room.
The ELL department will host a MOY District Wide ELL case manager meeting for elementary and secondary case managers on Saturday, February 13 from 9am-12pm in the board room. Case managers will receive training by Jennifer Green Gast on best practices in RTI for ELLs.
On February 9th the Elementary SI Cohort will have guest speaker Dr. Minda Morren Lopez discuss academic vocabulary development for ELLs. Dr. Lopez holds a Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy and Language from The University of Texas at San Antonio. She was recently awarded the 2009 AERA Bilingual Research SIG Dissertation Award. The ELL department is excited to have Dr. Lopez share her expertise with our BISD teachers.