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HOUSTON, Texas – A number of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) faculties have been acknowledged for his or her efforts in selling a high-quality twin language training through the 2022 Texas Affiliation for Bilingual Training’s Annual Convention held Oct. 13-16, 2022 in Houston, Texas.
First established in 1972, TABE pursues the implementation of instructional insurance policies and efficient bilingual-bicultural packages that promote equal instructional alternative and tutorial excellence for Bilingual/ESL college students.– Commercial –
A number of PSJA ISD educators and leaders attended the convention to get knowledgeable with the most recent finest practices and knowledge relating to the promotion of an enriching bilingual training to make sure that Bilingual/ESL college students are profitable academically and develop age-appropriate English proficiency. Moreover, the convention offers skilled growth to advertise the profitable implementation of research-based one-way/two-dual language enrichment packages in instructional establishments.
Since 1995, the PSJA Twin Language Enrichment Program’s mission is to assist college students develop biliteracy abilities and keep excessive ranges of cognitive skills. By a rigorous curriculum, college students who take part in this system are academically instructed in English and Spanish, from Pre-Kinder to twelfth grade. Presently, there are greater than 14,000 elementary, center college, and highschool college students within the Program.
“TABE was such a wonderful expertise. Not solely did we get to be part of their fiftieth anniversary, however we got here again feeling empowered in relation to persevering with our purpose of biliteracy,” stated PSJA English Language Improvement Coordinator Blanca E. Villarreal. “We additionally had the glory to see Dolores Huerta, who’s an American labor chief and Civil Rights Activist. She was so inspiring and motivated and inspired everybody to proceed advocating for what is proper for our college students. She had us repeat and chant,¡SI SE PUEDE!.”– Commercial –
In the course of the occasion, PSJA ISD obtained a number of honors together with being acknowledged for incomes 2nd place because the 2021-2022 TABE Texas College District of the 12 months in English Language Proficiency Development. Moreover, a number of PSJA ISD faculties have been acknowledged for being among the many prime faculties to indicate English Language Proficiency Development together with: Graciela Garcia Elementary, Trevino Elementary, LBJ Center College, Murphy Center College, and PSJA Memorial Early School Excessive College.
LBJ Center College ELA Enrichment Trainer Laura Navaro and Yzaguirre Center College Social Research Trainer Sandra Pichardo have been additionally offered with certificates for incomes 2nd and 5th place respectively as 2021-2022 TABE ESL Educators of the 12 months.
“Congratulations to our PSJA Twin Language Enrichment group and excellent twin language educators for the work being finished all through our faculties to advertise a high-quality twin language training,” stated PSJA Superintendent Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo. “Being acknowledged speaks volumes of the dedication to advertise biliteracy and instill in our college students a love and delight for his or her multicultural heritage.”
As a part of the district’s persevering with dedication to assist twin language training districtwide, the PSJA College Board unanimously handed a Twin Language Program Coverage in 2020 to make sure this system has the required assist to proceed growing college students who obtain excessive tutorial requirements in each languages. As a part of the coverage, PSJA ISD dedicated to proceed hiring and retaining high quality employees, funding applicable skilled growth, and offering program amenities and tutorial sources.
“Thanks to TABE for recognizing the efforts being finished statewide to advertise biliteracy,” stated PSJA Chief Tutorial Officer Dr. Rolando “Rudy” Treviño. “We’re particularly pleased with our group and our faculty district for prioritizing the significance of a twin language training. We all know very nicely that college students who aren’t simply literate, however biliterate, may have a world of alternatives accessible in immediately’s international society.”
Along with receiving rigorous instruction from Pre-Kinder by means of twelfth grade, PSJA ISD college students can graduate with a Bi-Literacy Seal on their highschool diploma. This seal that formally certifies them as bilingual and biliterate is nationally acknowledged by employers and training establishments.
For extra info relating to the PSJA Twin Language Enrichment Program, go to www.psjaisd.us/duallanguage