Skip Navigation

Bilingual / ESL Department

About the Bilingual / ESL Program

District Vision

We empower every student with knowledge and skills to succeed in a global community.



Bilingual / ESL Program Vision

Empowering English Learners with Language



Mission Statement

The goal of the Goose Creek CISD Bilingual/ESL program is to empower English learners with English language knowledge and skills to succeed in the global multicultural community.



Team Commitments

We are committed to:

  • Going the extra mile in supporting my team/campus.
  • Use my full potential.
  • Be obsessed with our school community (students, teachers, administrators, parents and partners in education) and ensure their needs are met.
  • Follow the idea of clarity precedes competence.
  • Build a collaborative culture
  • Build capacity
  • Receive and provide constructive feedback

Contact Information

Department Team

pilar assist bilingual student
bilingual department poses at administration building staircase

Pilar Moreno-Recio Ed.D.

Director of Bilingual / ESL

Dr. Pilar Moreno - Recio Ed.D

Bilingual / ESL Department Logo
The Bilingual / ESL department together wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and prosperous Happy New Year in 2018.
Teresita Torres

Teresita Torres

renteria professional photo

Eunice Renteria

Data Entry


  • Name of Parent / Nombre del Padre-Madre: First and Last Name / Primer Nombre y Apellido
    Email / Correo Electronico:
    Confirm Email / Confirme Su Correo Electronico:
    Student Name / Nombre del Estudiante: First and Last Name / Primer Nombre y Apellido:
    Campus / Escuela:
    Grade / Grado:
    Message / Mensaje:


    If you would like to be contacted, please provide your complete phone number.

    Si desea que nos comuniquemos con usted, por favor provea su número de teléfono completo.


    Phone Number / Número de telefono: (Area Code) XXX-XXXX


LPAC Resources

Professional Development

New Goose Creek Sheltered Instruction Modules 2018 - 2019

Who needs to complete the modules:

  • Any bilingual or ESL secondary teacher who missed the EL Instructional Leader Academy in June and needs 18 or 12 credit hours of professional development for their 2018-2019 bilingual or ESL stipend.
  • Any teacher from the elementary and secondary sheltered instruction school teams who needs annual training hours/refresher to better support his/her second language learners in the core classrooms.
  • Any other teacher/s whose principal/T-TESS appraiser/ considers will benefit from taking the eCourses for as part of their professional learning/growth on the area of support for English learners.

Window to complete the Sheltered Instruction eCourses:

  • September 1st -30th, 2018


  • Any staff member with access to Eduphoria may begin registering for the sheltered instruction eCourses.  Each eCourse is a 1.5-2 hour credit and will be automatically awarded once the participant completes the session.

Structure of eCourses/Content:

  • Each eCourse includes: a) Introduction, b) Audio PowerPoint Presentations, c) Videos and Reflective Questions, d) 5 Question Assessment (must make 80% to pass), and e) a Survey.
  • See first attachment for content of eCourses.

Teacher/Administrator Follow-Up:

  • When sessions are complete, administrators can run a report and see credits/ participants who took the eCourses.  Teachers should follow any procedures on campus to keep track of their own professional development hours.
  • Teachers complete modules outside of their contracted work day if they need to complete required hours to receive a bilingual or ESL stipend and please watch videos and presentations in their entirety to make the most of the learning.
These credit hours are valid for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

TEA Sheltered Instruction Training Series

Access Link | How to Register | Teacher Completion Checklist

  • 20 CPE credit hours of sheltered instruction training is required for all teachers of English learners. All teachers that complete these courses can use the CPE hours as part of their exchange days.
  • Elementary bilingual and ESL secondary certified teachers receiving a stipend can have these professional development hours count towards their stipend or exchange time.
  • The Sheltered Instruction Training Series checklist can be downloaded, printed, and used to help track your completion of sheltered instruction training. Upon successful completion of each course, you will be prompted to generate and save a course completion certificate. Certificates of completion along with the Sheltered Instruction Training Series Teacher Checklist need to be sent to Teresita Torres in the Bilingual/ESL Department to grant credit through Eduphoria.
  • As a general rule, those who complete the training series will earn the following seven (7) certificates:
    • ELL Foundations: Second Language Acquisition (1 certificate)
    • ELL Foundations: Guidance and Support for ELLs (1 certificate)
    • ELL Foundations: Effective Instructional Strategies and Routines (1 certificate)
    • ELL Foundations: Assessment and Data-Driven Instruction (1 certificate)
    • ELPS Academy (1 certificate)
    • Implementing the ELPS (subject area of your choice, 1 certificate)
    • ELL Instructional Videos (subject area of your choice, 1 certificate)

Teacher Resources


Copyright © 2016 - Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District