Bilingual/ESL/Title III Newsletter

September 2022

Teacher Knowledge

Three Tips for Supporting Emergent Bilingual Students at The Beginning of the Year

Building relationships is key to supporting all students and Emergent Bilingual students. Read the article from Edutopia to find out how we can support our EBs!

3 Tips for Supporting ELLs at the Beginning of the Year

Teacher Resources

Novel Effect

Bring stories to life with the Novel Effect app! The Novel Effect app responds with interactive music and sound effects, creating magical moments when you read aloud with a child. Find out more at . . .

Novel Effect. Com

Meet NBA Star Stephen Curry!

Join virtually, as Steph Curry shares with children his story and how to reach any goal! This event is offered by Flip Events and teachers can register free!


Meet Stephen Curry, I Have a Superpower

Share Parents and Families Newsletter link with your parents for access to resources and information that support parent involvement and student achievement!

Monthly Activities Calendar

Providing resources for parents is important in keeping families engaged and supporting their children at home.

The parents & Families section in txel.org provides relevant and accessible resources for parents and families of English learners to support the education of their children.


The following calendar is from DEMCO and not bilingual, but can be translated on your website or with an extension.


Share resources as a link through Remind, SeeSaw, email, or any other platform you use to communicate with parents. Make sure that you have a mail list just for parents of ELs in order to meet Title III requirements.


Great idea from an administrator - take the calendar and embed important dates for your school, QR codes, and links for resources and more information. Some days you have important district information and others you have fun activities that support student learning. It's a Win-Win!!

Professional Development and Resources

Need an ELPS Refresher For You or Your Staff?

ELPS Resource Tools

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.

Chapter 74. Curriculum Requirements


Click here for course options.

Online ESL Supplemental Certification

Missed training at ESC and need to challenge the exam for ESL 154 Supplemental? TEA has online training modules to help prepare for the exam. See below for more information.
New TEA TExES ESL Supplemental Certification Preparation Online Course
ESC 17 Bil/ESL/Title III PD Sessions Smore

Click here for current workshops being offered at ESC 17.

TELPAS/LPAC Newsletter

LPAC/TELPAS Newsletter will have the most current information and resources related to LPAC guidance and TELPAS administration.

Title III SSA Members Google Site Resources

Exclusive for Title III SSA Members. Parent articles available under the Articles tab. IF YOU ARE A TITLE III MEMBER AND NEED ACCESS, EMAIL LMUSQUIZ@ESC17.NET

Supporting English Learners in Texas

This web portal provides information and resources that are relevant, accessible, and impactful to support educational leaders, teachers, parents and families, and community partners to ensure the academic success of the State’s English learners.

TEKS Resource System: ESC 17

Support Resources and Activities Collection

Region 17 Inclusion Support

Do you have a dual-identified student in your classroom with specific needs? Join our INclusion Community to get additional strategies and support.