Bilingual / ESL Education

Professional Development

    Project MOOPIL is a very simple and free self-paced course that provides continuing education / professional development credits for both teachers and administrators. It is a very engaging course through its videos and networking opportunities for your staff to meet others around the state. These opportunities are used to reflect on key learning points and mentally practice the strategies that can be used in the classroom. Our goal is to foster a greater understanding for students of their native language, English, and other topics in school for a confidence like no other.

    Are you striving to: 
    1) Increase the number of highly effective paraprofessionals or other educators and parents in schools with high concentrations of high-need students
    2) Provide and use strategies that are supported by promising evidence and moderate evidence
    3) Recruit and prepare future educators and/or parents
    4) Provide professional development activities to paraprofessionals and teachers
    5) Provide professional enhancement activities to student advocates?

    Project MOOPIL stands for massive open online professional individualized learning and is offered by Texas A&M University for free online. 


    It is meant to improve schools that serve high numbers of English learners and the implementation of instructional strategies for them at school or at home. The modules present information with activities and videos.


    By completing a specified number of professional development hours, you CAN receive continuing education credits.

    If you follow the link provided, you can interact with the program. The ‘Overview and Getting Started’ is a 10-minute module that will explain the benefits of participating in this free, online professional development project. 


    Project MOOPIL

  • Goose Creek Sheltered Instruction Modules 2019 - 2020

    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 2019-2020 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:

    • August 30, 2019


    • 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:
      1. Introduction
      2. Audio PowerPoint Presentations
      3. Videos and Reflective Questions
      4. 5 Question Assessment (must make 80% to pass)
      5. 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 2019 - 2020 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)
    Stipend Information