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Engage EB Sumer Conference 2024

At this conference, participants will delve into innovative strategies, research-based practices, and actionable insights aimed at enhancing the linguistic and academic development of Emergent Bilingual Students. Through engaging keynote presentations, interactive workshops, thought-provoking panel discussions, and networking opportunities, attendees will gain valuable knowledge and skills to create inclusive and equitable learning environments where all students thrive.



Introduction (Required)
(Monday, July 29, 2024 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM)
Session ID: 416909
Welcome from our Director
Seats Filled: 35 / 200
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
At this conference, participants will delve into innovative strategies, research-based practices, and actionable insights aimed at enhancing the linguistic and academic development of Emergent Bilingual learners. Through engaging keynote presentations, interactive workshops, thought-provoking panel discussions, and networking opportunities, attendees will gain valuable knowledge and skills to create inclusive and equitable learning environments where all students thrive.
Keynote (Required)
(Monday, July 29, 2024 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Session ID: 420493
Literacy Foundations for English Learners, Highly Mobile and Disadvantaged Students
Seats Filled: 38 / 200
Fee: $600.00
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South
Session I
(Monday, July 29, 2024 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM)
Session ID: 420494
Empower Newcomers for Social and Academic Success!
Seats Filled: 14 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 118 - Camp

Important Breakout Information:
How can you ‘position’ your Newcomer students for academic and social success? This session will focus on strategies that help students who are learning a new language and culture.
Session ID: 420495
Super-powered Digital Support for EL, Bilingual, and Dual Language Learners
Seats Filled: 12 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 126 - Hopkins

Important Breakout Information:
TexQuest provides a wide range of online resources for students and teachers. Encyclopedia articles, primary sources, educational videos, book readings, and images are just some of the content you will find in these resources. They also include the content in many languages including Spanish. Walk away with some great digital resources to use in your classroom.
Session ID: 420505
Revolutionize your Teaching wtih Generative AI
Seats Filled: 7 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 119 - Cass

Important Breakout Information:
Calling Emergent Bilingual K-12 educators! Discover innovative ways to engage EB students with Generative AI. Whether you're tech-savvy or new to AI tools, this session offers practical tips for integrating AI into your teacing. Explore cutting-edge educational tech and enhance learning outcomes through personalized, inspiring strategies. Join us to revolutionize your teaching and elevate student learning with Generative AI.
Session ID: 420506
Mental Health and the Emergent Bilingual Student
Seats Filled: 5 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
What must educators know about linguistically and culturally diverse emergent bilingual students' mental health needs? Participants will learn about the prevention and identification of mental health needs of emergent bilingual students, including barriers to mental health resources. This session will spotlight effective practices to enhance educators' cultural awareness and cultural responsiveness in working with emergent bilingual students. Explore strategies and insights that contribute to strategic supports for emergent bilingual students and their families.
Session II
(Monday, July 29, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Session ID: 420512
How To Accommodate Different Learning Styles in the Classroom with Special Education and English Language Learners
Seats Filled: 7 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 126 - Hopkins

Important Breakout Information:
Join me for this session that looks at each student's unique way of learning and grasping concepts to create an inclusive environment. Learn more about how we can collaborate to ensure that English Language Learners, including those with special needs, have the appropriate support and services to meet their needs to be successful in the classroom.
Session ID: 420522
Beyond the Read Aloud
Seats Filled: 15 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Join this session where we can talk books and how to go "beyond the read aloud" to connect students to their life, their writing and transcend cultures. In our time together we will book talk to discover the power of diverse narratives in shaping young minds, fostering empathy, and promoting cultural understanding through different age groups. Whether you're an educator seeking to enrich your curriculum, a librarian expanding your collection, or a caregiver nurturing young readers, come join in as we discuss and unlock the doors to new worlds through the pages of books. Let's book talk!
Session ID: 421061
Leadership Institute: Practices to Better Serve EB Students
Seats Filled: 11 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
This session is tailored for district and campus leaders committed to creating equitable opportunities for emergent bilingual students. As the linguistic diversity of student populations continues to grow, effective leadership plays a crucial role in ensuring that all students have access to high-quality education and support. This session will provide leaders with the knowledge, strategies, and resources needed to effectively serve emergent bilingual students and promote their academic success. Participants will engage in activities and discussions to deepen their understanding to meet the unique needs and strengths of EB students.
Session ID: 421063
Best Practices for Teaching and Learning in ESL Classrooms
Seats Filled: 4 / 45
Location:Region 08 ESC, 118 - Camp

Important Breakout Information:
This session is a comprehensive exploration of best practices in teaching and learning tailored specifically for English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Designed for educators dedicated to maximizing the academic success and language proficiency of EB students, this session will delve into evidence-based strategies, practical techniques, and innovative approaches for effectively meeting the diverse needs of EB students in today's classrooms. Participants will engage in interactive discussions and hands-on activities to deepen their understanding of effective CBLI methods for ESL instruction.
Session III
(Monday, July 29, 2024 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)
Session ID: 420523
Universal Design for Learning: Meeting all Learner Needs
Seats Filled: 8 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 126 - Hopkins

Important Breakout Information:
Universal Design for Learning is a framework used to optimize teaching and learning for all students based on scientific insights into how humans learn. Attend this session to learn how to create equitable experiences for all learners by leveraging engagement, incorporating choice, allowing for alternative ways to both acquire skills and demonstrate mastery, while teaching students to self-regulate.
Session ID: 421062
Leadership Institute: Practices to Better Serve EB Students
Seats Filled: 2 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
This session is tailored for district and campus leaders committed to creating equitable opportunities for emergent bilingual students. As the linguistic diversity of student populations continues to grow, effective leadership plays a crucial role in ensuring that all students have access to high-quality education and support. This session will provide leaders with the knowledge, strategies, and resources needed to effectively serve emergent bilingual students and promote their academic success. Participants will engage in activities and discussions to deepen their understanding to meet the unique needs and strengths of EB students.
Session ID: 421071
Excelling in Bilingual Education: Best Practices for Teaching
Seats Filled: 21 / 45
Location:Region 08 ESC, 118 - Camp

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will walk into the realm of bilingual education with this session on best practices for teaching and learning in bilingual classrooms. This session is tailored for educators passionate about fostering linguistic and academic excellence in students learning in two languages. By the end of the session, participants will be equipped with a diverse toolkit of evidence-based practices, instructional strategies, and CBLI resources to enhance their teaching practice and promote positive outcomes for bilingual learners. Whether you're a classroom teacher, bilingual specialist, instructional coach, or school leader, this session offers valuable insights and actionable strategies to elevate your practice in bilingual education.
Session ID: 421243
Super-powered Digital Support for EL, Bilingual, and Dual Language Learners
Seats Filled: 6 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
TexQuest provides a wide range of online resources for students and teachers. Encyclopedia articles, primary sources, educational videos, book readings, and images are just some of the content you will find in these resources. They also include the content in many languages including Spanish. Walk away with some great digital resources to use in your classroom.
Session IV
(Monday, July 29, 2024 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 421262
Panel Discussion Q & A with TEA
Seats Filled: 29 / 200
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
Engage in a Q&A panel discussion with TEA representatives Dr. Xochitl Rocha and Michelle Merrick.
Day 1 – LUNCH
(Monday, July 29, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Session ID: 420509
Almuerzo with Dr. Elsa Cardenas - Hagan
Seats Filled: 34 / 200
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
Multitiered System of Supports for English Learners, IDEAs That Work! Join the "almuerzo" to learn about the MTSS4ELs rubric and engage in a Q&A opportunity with Dr. Cardenas-Hagan.




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