Instructional Models

Bilingual Education

The Bilingual Education web page will provide you with information on curriculum, assessment, rules, etc.

 

Resources

 

Early Childhood

  • CLI Engage
    CLI Engage is the comprehensive professional development platform for public school pre-k and Head Start teachers in Texas, providing free access to Texas School Ready! tools and resources.

  • Curriculum Division
    The Curriculum Division provides state level support, information and non-regulatory guidance to school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students regarding general curriculum laws and rules, particularly with respect to graduation requirements, options for offering courses, and award of credit. The division is also responsible for supporting development and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the foundation and enrichment curriculum.

  • ELPS Resources
    The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), as required by 19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74, Subchapter A, §74.4, outline English language proficiency level descriptors and student expectations for English language learners (ELLs). School districts are required to implement ELPS as an integral part of each subject in the required curriculum.

  • Prekindergarten Prepares - English
    Listos Para Kinder - Spanish
    A comprehensive toolkit for parents/educators on the prekindergarten program.
    For parents - benefits of attending prekindergarten, eligibility, a healthy child and how find a school
    For educators - a toolkit, best practices and advice as well as the prekindergarten guidelines.


  • Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines - English
    The Texas Prekindergarten (Pre-K) Guidelines were developed to help educators provide all preschool children with the proper foundations for school success. Embedded with the guidelines are instructional techniques and child behaviors that are specific to ELL children.

  • Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines - Spanish
    The Texas Prekindergarten (Pre-K) Guidelines were developed to help educators provide all preschool children with the proper foundations for school success. Embedded with the guidelines are instructional techniques and child behaviors that are specific to ELL children.

  • Web-based Training
    This web-based interactive is a professional development tool to orient and provide educators an introduction to the 2008 Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines.
Elementary

  • Academic Vocabulary for 5th-7th Grade ELLs in Texas
    This booklet serves as a resource for classroom teachers in Texas who work with the English language learner (ELL) population. Words included were selected from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), with the aim of identifying vocabulary that will help students learn content and skills represented on statewide assessments.

  • Curriculum Division
    The Curriculum Division provides state level support, information and non-regulatory guidance to school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students regarding general curriculum laws and rules, particularly with respect to graduation requirements, options for offering courses, and award of credit. The division is also responsible for supporting development and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the foundation and enrichment curriculum.

  • ELPS Resources
    The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), as required by 19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74, Subchapter A, §74.4, outline English language proficiency level descriptors and student expectations for English language learners (ELLs). School districts are required to implement ELPS as an integral part of each subject in the required curriculum.

  • Reading/Comprehension Skills for Grades K-6
    - a critical component of the Spanish Language Arts and Reading standards, in Spanish


  • Spanish Language Arts and Reading TEKS: Grades K-2

    This self-paced course provides an in-depth look at the purpose and structure of the Spanish Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS), and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS).


  • Spanish Language Arts and Reading TEKS: Grades 3-6

    This self-paced course provides an in-depth look at the purpose and structure of the Spanish Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS), and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS).
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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in Spanish
    This site will provide you with information on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in Spanish for Kindergarten through Grade 6.

Secondary

  • Academic Vocabulary for 5th-7th Grade ELLs in Texas
    This booklet serves as a resource for classroom teachers in Texas who work with the English language learner (ELL) population. Words included were selected from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), with the aim of identifying vocabulary that will help students learn content and skills represented on statewide assessments.

  • Achieve Texas
    AchieveTexas is designed to help students (and their parents) make wise education choices. It is based on the belief that the curricula of the 21st century should combine rigorous academics with relevant career education. When schools integrate academic and technical education, students can see the "usefulness" of what they are learning. The system also facilitates a seamless transition from secondary to postsecondary opportunities.

  • College and Career Readiness Standards
    The purpose of the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) program is to identify and define the competencies and skills graduating high school students must posses in order to be successful in higher education and beyond.

  • Curriculum Division
    The Curriculum Division provides state level support, information and non-regulatory guidance to school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students regarding general curriculum laws and rules, particularly with respect to graduation requirements, options for offering courses, and award of credit. The division is also responsible for supporting development and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the foundation and enrichment curriculum.

  • Financial Aid Guide to Success - Spanish and English
    The Department of Education created ¡Gradúate! Una Guía de Ayuda Financiera Para el Éxito (Financial Aid Guide to Success) in Spanish to help Hispanic students and families navigate the college application process. The guide provides helpful tips for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also access the guide in English.

  • ELPS Resources
    The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), as required by 19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74, Subchapter A, §74.4, outline English language proficiency level descriptors and student expectations for English language learners (ELLs). School districts are required to implement ELPS as an integral part of each subject in the required curriculum.

  • Graduation Toolkit in English and Spanish

    gradient imageThe graduation toolkit provides essential information regarding the new graduation plan under House Bill 5, which was passed by the Texas Legislature last year. House Bill 5 provides for a more flexible graduation program for all students who enter high school beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Commissioner Williams believes that information and early planning are now critical steps for all students and parents in preparing for high school and beyond. The graduation toolkit is available online in English and Spanish for electronic use or printing. To view the graduation toolkit, visit http://www.tea.state.tx.us/brochures/.


  • 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.

  • Haciendo de la Universidad una Realidad – Guía para los padres. - Spanish
    Este sitio ofrece informacion y herramientas necesarias para preparer, orientar, apoyar y alentar a sus hijos(as) en su viaje hacia la Universidad.

  • State Graduation Requirements
    This site will provide you with information regarding the Texas high school graduation requirements.

  • Texas College and Career Resource Site
    Free online college and career planning website in English and Spanish for Texas students, parents and educators. The Texas College & Career resource site provides information about college options, academic and financial preparation for college, higher education admissions and career research.
  • Texas GEAR UP
    The GEAR UP Program is created to enhance early college awareness, access, and readiness for Texas students. To achieve these goals, the project focuses on four major areas: Student and family information access and early intervention
    * Advanced academic opportunities
    * Educator preparation and quality
    * Family and community support.

English language Learner (ELL) Instructional Accommodations Checklist

The English language learner (ELL) Instructional Accommodations Checklist allows the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) to document the identified purposeful linguistic accommodations for teachers to routinely implement in classroom instruction for ELL students throughout the course of the school year. The document also includes a designated area for the LPAC to capture instructional recommendations and subjective teacher information to support instruction at the Beginning of the Year (BOY), Middle of Year (MOY) and End of Year (EOY). The ELL Instructional Accommodations Checklist is also available in a PDF fillable version.

To download the ELL Instructional Accommodations Checklist, please visit the LPAC Frequently Used Resources page.