Starting 2014 with Esperanza!

As part of the Houston ISD’s Literacy Initiative, the Curriculum and Multilingual Programs Departments are offering a plethora of trainings for Bilingual Teachers. Through the “Lenguaje y Lectura,” “Esperanza,” and “WOW” trainings, participants will have an opportunity to extend their knowledge of foundational Spanish literacy skills a s well as facilitate the implementation of the evidence-based strategies for improving Spanish oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, reading fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills.

Stay up-to-date with future trainings via eTRAIN as well as our website calendar! Join these Bilingual Superstars!

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Other Upcoming trainings include:

ESL: Putting the Pieces Together, REACH Online-Resources Training of Trainers, PK-2 Academic Vocabulary And Writing Development, 3-5 Academic Vocabulary and Writing Development, Facilitating Literacy Development and Language Transfer for K-2

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About Esperanzaa Spanish language program. Her research interests include the development of early reading assessments for Spanish speaking students in addition to the development of reading interventions for bilingual students. She was the co-principal investigator of a longitudinal study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Institute of Education Science, examining the oracy and literacy development in English and Spanish of Spanish speaking children. She has authored curricular programs, book chapters, and journal articles related to oracy and literacy development for English language learners.

About Dr. Elsa Cardenas-Hagan: Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist and a Certified Academic Language Therapist. She holds a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She is the Director of Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas and works with Texas Institute for Measurement Evaluation and Statistics at the University of Houston.


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