LOTE - Languages Other Than English


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Refocusing Units and lesson Planning Oct. 17, 2017

With this workshop you will look at ways to refocus units and daily lessons to enhance students using the language, rather than simply knowing about the language. Participants will explore backward design principles with the end in mind, identifying the desired results based on proficiency targets, creating can do statements, incorporating the three modes of communication, and including spontaneous language production opportunities. You will examine the knowledge, skill, and proficiency level expectations set forth in the TEKS to guide in refocusing planning. You are encouraged to bring your curriculum (such as curriculum road maps, objectives, etc.) and your own device.

Workshop ID: FA1737749
Cost: $85
Location: ESC Region 13
Date: Oct/17/2017
Time: 9 am - 4pm 

Assessment: Students showing what they can do with the Language – February 1, 2018

Everyone will learn about various assessment strategies both formative and summative for students to show what they can do with the language. You will explore making assessments mirror real-world uses of language, using performance based rubrics aligned to the ACTFL descriptors, including student self-assessments using can-do statements, and ideas for using time-saving technology tools for assessing. Participants are encouraged to bring assessments and will be given time to reflect, brainstorm and plan. You are also encouraged to bring assessments to share that demonstrate what students can do with the language (can be on paper, an audio, a video, etc.) and, if desired, student examples for a gallery walk. Also, you are encouraged to bring your own device.

Workshop ID: SP1837750
Cost: $85
Location: ESC Region 13
Date: 2/1/2018
Time: 9 am - 4pm

90% Plus: Staying in Target Language While Building Community – April 19, 2018

The TEKS state students are to be given ample opportunities to engage in conversations in the target language. In this workshop, you will learn strategies for maintaining the class 90%+ in the target language at all levels of instruction including level one. Also,you will explore incorporating brain breaks in the TL and ways to build community and break down the filter so that students feel comfortable takings risks in the language. Participants are encouraged to bring their own device.

Workshop ID: SP1837751
Cost: $85
Location: ESC Region 13
Date: 4/19/2018
Time: 9 am - 4pm  

CIMA 2017: Conference on Instruction for Multilingual Advancement  - November 6-7, 2017 (FA1738098)

The 2017 Conference on Instruction for Multilingual Advancement is a two day event designed to empower anyone who serves language learners.

CIMA will be packed with breakout sessions, featured speakers and keynotes delivered by experts from the field and industry leaders. Whether registering for a single-day experience or the full conference, participants will leave feeling equipped and empowered to improve learning outcomes for students acquiring languages.

Who should attend?
Participants who would benefit from CIMA include:
Bilingual classroom teachers, ESL teachers, LOTE teachers*, Gen. Ed. teachers serving ELLs in the classroom, Secondary content-based teachers serving ELLs in the classroom, Interventionists, SpED teachers whose students include ELLs, Administrators serving campuses whose student body includes ELLs or LOTE courses, Central Office staff seeking to build expertise in serving ELLs or students in LOTE classrooms.
*Yes, you read correctly - CIMA is also for LOTE (Languages other than English) teachers and we’ll have ample session offerings to serve this important group of educators!

CIMA's pricing structure rewards early registration!
Aug. 1 -  Sept. 5: 2-day pass: $200; 1-day pass: $120
Sep. 6 - Oct. 9: 2-day pass: $220; 1-day pass: $130
Oct. 10 - Nov. 6: 2-day pass: $250; 1-day pass: $150

Use the following link to register:

CIMA 2 Day Pass

Keep in mind that registration is specific to the participant registered. If, for example, you are interested in sending one participant on Day 1 of CIMA and another participant on Day 2 of CIMA, you will need to purchase single-day passes for each participant.
If you are interested in single-day passes for either Day 1 or Day 2 at CIMA, use the following links:

CIMA Day 1 (November 6) or

CIMA Day 2 (November 7)