Bilingual/ESL Conference
December 15, 2017
At the 2017 Region 4 Bilingual/ESL Conference, join fellow educators in learning techniques and strategies to directly impact the academic success of English language learners (ELLs). Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction, assessment, and technology.

Guests will be able to create their own conference experience by choosing one keynote and one breakout session, two keynote sessions, or only breakout sessions for the day. Lunch will be provided for all preregistered guests.

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Meet This Year's Keynote Speakers
MATT DE LA PEÑA is a New York Times best-selling, Newbery Medal-winning author of six young adult novels: Ball Don’t Lie , Mexican WhiteBoy , We Were Here , I Will Save You , The Living , and The Hunted. He’s also the author of the critically acclaimed picture books A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis (illustrated by Kadir Nelson) and Last Stop on Market Street (illustrated by Christian Robinson). He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country.
DR. SOCORRO HERRERA is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, at Kansas State University and serves as the executive director of the Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy (CIMA). As an international keynote speaker, district consultant, and trainer of trainers, she has assisted teachers across the country and the globe in charting new paths to academic success for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners. Her research focuses on literacy and academic opportunities with CLD students and their families, reading strategies, and teacher preparation for diverse classrooms.
2017 Region 4 Bilingual/ESL Conference
Date: Friday, December 15, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Session ID: 1214777
Credit: 6 CPE
Audience: Bilingual/ESL Teachers and Directors
Location: McKinney Conference Center
7200 Northwest 100 Drive | Houston, Texas 77092
Bilingual/ESL Workshop Calendar
Looking for professional development focused on the needs of Bilingual, ELL, and ESL students? Region 4 is offering several options for educators this fall. Learn more about our upcoming events below. Contact for more information, or to schedule customized instructional coaching.
Balanced Literacy in the Bilingual Classroom

Assessing What Learners Can Do – Focusing on Proficiency to Design Effective Assessments

Reader's Workshop in the Bilingual Classroom

The Big Three: Teaching Word Skills, Fluency and Comprehension to Middle School Students