Students and parents from Waller ISD are invited to join us to the 28th Annual Houston Hispanic Forum 2014 at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday February 8, 2014. Students from Jr. High and High School will find and learn about resources to build a pathway toward college. This event provide opportunies for our 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 16, 2014 AT 6:30PM @ SCHULTZ JR. HIGH
|District Programs and Services|
English as Second Language Program
Bilingual Education Program
The goals of the program shall be to:
New Arrival Center Program
New Arrival Center (NAC) is a voluntary program at Waller High School 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 first or second US school year and do not show TELPAS progress. An ESL certified teacher will provide intensive English language instruction embedded into content activities and throughout specialized strategies and techniques (Echevarria, Vogt, & Short, 2000). This program will accelerate ELLs’ English acquisition and cultural awareness. Daily lesson plans will be guided by English language proficiency standards objectives to address skills such as:
PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMThe 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
Waller ISD Adult Education 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.
* ESL (Three Centers High School, Roberts Road, Field Store)
*Literacy Center for Kids enrolled in Waller ISD
*US Citizenship classes -Graduation
* Monthly Adult Orientations
-- FALL Semester 2014 will start on Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Contact our department to get further information.
-- OTOÑO 2014 inicia el martes 9 de Septiembre de 2014
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.
Preparation session for ESL Supplemental TExES #154 Exam
The English as a Second Language Supplemental certificate (TExES exam 154) will qualify you to teach English Language Learners 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.
Registration: To sign up in Eduphoria School Objects, log in to http://10.2.1.161/wshop/default.aspx?cid=866
For assistance, Contact Mary Pringle at (936) 372-4043
Dates: April 14 & 15, 2014 (Monday and Tuesday)
Time: 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Registration Deadline: April 4
Audience: Teachers at all levels needing ESL endorsement by
passing the ESL Supplemental #154 TExES test
Presenter: Dr. Patricia Morales, HCDE
Location: Waller I.S.D. TECHNOLOGY CENTER
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
Past in spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The STAAR program at grades 3–8 assesses English Language Learners (ELL) with the same subjects and grades that assessed on TAKS. At high school, however, grade-specific assessments will be replaced with 5 end-of-course (EOC) assessments: Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. History. The information on this attachment provides facts to familiarize Parents with the 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
En la Primavera del 2012, la Evaluación para la Preparación Académica del Estado de Texas (por sus siglas en Ingles STAAR™ ) reemplazó al examen TAKS. El STAAR evalua 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 5 exámenes de fin de curso (por sus siglas en Ingles EOC): Algebra I, Biología, Ingles I, Ingles II e historia de Estados Unidos. La información del documento que aquí se anexa contiene las provisiones y políticas de la evaluación estatal para nuestros estudiantes Bilingües/ESL. MAS INFORMACION EN LOS DOCUMENTOS DE ABAJO
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Waller, TX 77484
Phone: (936) 372-4043
Fax: (936) 372-5576