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Important info about ESL certification & SIOP training

Supporting our ESL Population

MISD has been moving towards a more supportive system of our ESL population, which is on the rise. Please read on to learn about the district requirement for ESL certification, workshops that help teachers prepare for the certification test, and professional development required for all teachers that will help our English language learners AND benefit all our students in every subject area.

Mineola ISD ESL Certification & Professional Development Requirements

All teachers certified by the 2020-2021 school year

If you are already ESL certified, and it appears on your teaching certificate, then this is NOT for you.


ALL CORE CONTENT

(including Special Ed teachers)

teachers are required to be ESL Certified by the start of the 2019-2020 school year.


ALL OTHER

teachers must be ESL Certified by the start of the 2020-2021 school year.




You will be reimbursed for both the cost of the exam, and the expense of adding the ESL certification to your teaching license:


  • Send proof of passing and a paid receipt to central office in care of Jennifer Knipp.


  • Teachers must add that certification to their teaching license. Send proof and and a paid receipt to central office in care of Jennifer Knipp.


PLEASE NOTE: Teachers currently certified in ESL will NOT be reimbursed for recertification.

ESL TExES Exam Prep

Teachers will have two opportunities (NOT required) to take a workshop designed to help prepare for the ESL Certification Test. Choose one date.


Registration Links and more info will follow later.


February 9: 8:30-3:30 (MISD location, Student Center, Mineola High School)

Teachers will receive a $100 stipend for attendance on this Saturday.


June 11: 8:30-3:30 (MISD location, Student Center, Mineola High School)

This will count as 1 of 4 comp days for summer PD.

SIOP Training - Helping ALL Learners

Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) is REQUIRED for all teachers of MISD by the 2020-2021 school year. This will be a two-day session and offered twice this summer.


More information and registration links will follow later.


Session 1: May 28-29, 2019 (8:30-3:30, MISD Location TBD)

If you did NOT teach at the August 2018 Jump Start, these two days will count as contract days for the 2018-2019 school year.


If you DID teach at the Fall 2018 Jump Start, these two days will count as comp days for summer PD, for the 2019-2020 school year.


Session 2: Fall 2018 TBD (8:30-3:30, MISD Location TBD)

These two days will be for new core content teachers.


Additional Session at Region 7: Please register at the Region 7 website

2 Day Sheltered Instruction Training

June 4-5, 9am-4pm , Session # 075771

Presenter: Joseph Pino

Check out ESL information provided by Region 7