Students and parents from Waller ISD are invited to join us on Saturday February 9 to go to the George R Brown Convention Center and find and learn about resources to build a pathway toward college. This event provide opportunies for our High School and Junior High students to talk with representatives of universities, industry, government, and non-profit institutions. Waller ISD will provide transportation and a free T-Shirt for Parents and Students. PARENT'S INFORMATION MEETING ON THURSDAY JANUARY 17 AT 6:30PM @ SCHULTZ JR. HIGH
|District Programs and Services|
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program enables English Language Learners to become academically successful in the comprehension, reading, speaking, and composition of the English Language through the integrated use of Second Language methods.
New Arrival Center (NAC) is a voluntary program at Schultz Junior High in which students and parents choose to participate. The NAC program in Waller will receive recent immigrants and ELLs coming from other school districts with a beginning English proficiency level in their second US school year and do not show TELPAS progress. This program will accelerate ELLs’ English acquisition and cultural awareness. View Slide Show
The Bilingual Prekindergarten Program aimed at improving academic outcomes for our English Language Learners. Waller ISD provides optimal support of young children's cognitive and social development:
1. Rich language input.
2. Responsiveness to children's signal.
3. Maintaining and building on interests.
4. Fewer restrictions.
5. More choice providing strategies.
6. Monitoring children's behavior.
Waller ISD Adult Education in collaboration with Region IV ESC prepares our community to acquire English as Second Language and GED Diploma in order to ensure that adults who live in the city of Waller have the skills necessary to function effectively in our society and be a partnership at home for our students.
OPENING A NEW ESL LOCATION AT FIELD STORE ELEMENTARY . STILL ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS TUESDAY/THURSDAY FROM 6:00 TO 8:00pm
ESTAMOS ABRIENDO UN GRUPO NUEVO DE INGLES EN LA ESCUELA FIELD STORE. AUN ESTAMOS ACEPTANDO ESTUDIANTES LOS MARTES/JUEVES DE 6:00-8:00pm
* ESL (Three Centers High School, Roberts Road, Field Store)
*Literacy Center for Kids enrolled in Waller ISD
*US Citizenship classes -Graduation Saturday April 28, 2012-
* Monthly Adult Orientations
Spring Semester 2013 will start on Tuesday January 15 2013 for all Adult Classes. Contact our department to get further information.
El curso de Primavera inicia el martes 15 de Enero del 2013 para todas nuestras clases de adultos. Comuniquese con nuestro departamento para mayor información.
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UST is offering the opportunity to earn a Master of Education Degree in Bilingual/Dual Language. This is a cohort program in which you must attend class one night a week with 2 hours of additional work on-line. Waller ISD will host an information session on Wednesday December 1 at the Administration Building from 4:00 to 5:00 or you can contact Dr. Higinia Torres-Rimbau at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to read more about this program!!
The on-line Bilingual and ESL Certifcation Prep Courses, offered by the Bilingual Education Program at Texas A&M University, can help Educators who participate in either of these continuing education courses to develop knowledge and skills for teaching English Language Learners (ELL). The Bilingual and ESL courses provide comprehensive coverage of the teacher competencies tested on the TExES Suplemental Examination Bilingual # 164 and ESL # 154. Scholarships are available for those who can qualify through Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Development Department of Educational Psychology. Click here to learn more about these and other programs.
TEA- Texas Education Agency has created this portal through the Limited English Proficient Student Success Initiative (LEP-SSI).
The purpose of this Web Portal is to provide resources, tools, and materials to support the education to English Language Learners (ELL's) and can be used by teachers, administrators, and parents.
Educators and parents can access through this portal: state requirments and initiatives, streamlined video lectures, differenciated classroom instruction video segments, best practices for ELL's approved by TEA, and other TEA sponsored resources.
ESL Supplemental TExES #154
The English as a Second Language Supplemental certificate (TExES exam 154) will qualify you to teach ESL/ELL at the grade level and in the subject areas of your classroom teaching certificates. If you are an Educator Preparation Program (EPP) candidate, you must have approval to test from your EPP. After you have approval, if you are a first time testing candidate, you must go to the SBEC website and create an account and get your TEA ID.
Click here to read more about our preparation day
Click here to get Sign-up Directions
Overview of ESL Endorsement Exam 154
Language Proficiency Assessment Committee / Comité de Evaluación del Dominio del Idioma (LPAC)
The Commissioner’s Rules Concerning the State Plan for Educating Limited English Proficient Students state that all school districts that are required to provide bilingual education and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) programs establish and operate a Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC).
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English Language Learners State Assessment
Actualización de la Evaluación del Estado para Estudiantes Aprendiendo Ingles
Beginning in spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) will replace the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The STAAR program at grades 3–8 will assess English Language Learners (ELL) with the same subjects and grades that are currently assessed on TAKS. At high school, however, grade-specific assessments will be replaced with 12 end-of-course (EOC) assessments: Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, biology, chemistry, physics, English I, English II, English III, world geography, world history, and U.S. history. The information on this attachment provides facts to familiarize Parents with the new accommodations and policies of the State Assessments for our Bilingual/ESL Students. FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK LINKS BELOW
Assessing ELLs with STAAR
ELL Assessment UPDATE
Linguistic Accommodations for STAAR
Empezando la primavera del 2012, la Evaluación para la Preparación Académica del Estado de Texas (por sus siglas en Ingles STAAR™ ) reemplazara al examen TAKS. El STAAR evaluara a nuestros estudiantes que están aprendiendo Ingles (por sus siglas en Ingles ELL) al igual que a todos los demás estudiantes en los grados 3-8 en las mismas materias y grados que se hacía con el TAKS. En la Preparatoria, sin embargo, los exámenes serán remplazados por 12 exámenes de fin de curso (por sus siglas en Ingles EOC): Algebra, geometría, algebra II, biología, química, física, Ingles I, Ingles II, Ingles III, geografía mundial, historia mundial, e historia de Estados Unidos. La información del documento que aquí se anexa contiene las nuevas provisiones y políticas de la evaluación estatal para nuestros estudiantes Bilingües/ESL. MAS INFORMACION EN DOCUMENTOS DE ABAJO
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2214 Waller Street
Waller, TX 77484
Phone: (936) 372-4043
Fax: (936) 372-5576
E-mail: Jorge Alvarado
Director of Bilingual/ESL
E-mail: Mary Pringle
Secretary of Bilingual/ESL
Working hard for graduation!
¡Trabajando duro para la graduación!