Bilingual/ESL/ Title III Updates

December 2021 Newsletter

Apply to join the Standards-Alignment Review Team for English and Spanish Phonics

Apply to join the Standards-Alignment Review Team for English and Spanish phonics

Please consider joining us—or nominating someone else to join us—to assist TEA in reviewing instructional materials to determine alignment to phonics-specific standards in the English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS. This is important work and crucial to determining the overall quality of programs. Teachers, administrators, parents, business community members, and others with appropriate content knowledge are all welcome. Candidates must be:

  • available to work for at least three weeks in January 2021 (Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.);
  • proficient in navigating digital instructional materials; and
  • able to read and enter information on a computer screen for an extended period. When asked for your committee preference, please choose either English language arts, grades K–3 or Spanish language arts, grades K–3.

Parent and Family Engagement

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.

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

TELPAS Newsletter

TELPAS Newsletter will have the most current information and resources related to 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

Upcoming Workshops

Bilingual Contract

1/10 Session #850112

2/10-11 Session #847946

3/10/21 Session #849324

Title III SSA

1/26/21 Session #849234

Additional Professional Development Opportunities

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
Region 17 Inclusion Support

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