Service Offerings

  • The Region One ESC Language Arts Department offers a range of trainings that facilitate implementation of state initiatives, build pedagogical skills, and grow educators along the professional learning continuum. Whether you are new to teaching English Language Arts and Reading, or a district assistant superintendent responsible for ELAR programs, we offer workshops that help your students succeed!
    Occasionally, the Language Arts Department delivers workshops through funding supplied by the Texas Education Agency and helps local districts learn more about resources provided by the state. The intent is to provide advanced, equitable academic work, work place training, and support services to students and educators. Examples include: Project Share, Mathematics & Reading Academies, TX Lesson Study, and the Texas Literacy Initiative

    Some sessions are pre-scheduled and participants may register for them using the Workshops link at the top right corner of this website. We deliver these sessions at one of our three locations: Edinburg, Laredo Extension Office, or Brownsville Extension Office, or a place of your choosing. 

    Often, sessions are customized to meet unique needs of Region One ESC area districts and students. For example, we offer instructional coaching which can include the K-2 level Phonics Toolkit or the Excerpts for Learning series of booklets (ES, MS, & HS). You may select from the listing of services found below and at the PK-3 Sessions link. If customized training interests you, contact us to collaboratively design experiences that exactly meet your needs. 

    Full Day Trainings (6 hours)

    Session Title Grades K-2 Grades 3-5 Grades 4-8 Grades 6-8 High School
    Explicit Instruction of Fiction X X   X X
    Explicit Instruction of Expository Text X X   X X
    Explicit Instruction of Poetry X X   X X
    Explicit Instruction of Drama   X     X
    Explicit Instruction of Literary Nonfiction   X     X
    Explicit Instruction of Persuasive Text/ Argument   X     X
    Inquiry, Research, Citation Style Guides         X
    Making Connections-Paired Selections   X   X X
    Deeper Reading Strategies   X   X X
    Classroom Discussion for Deeper Understanding    X   X X
    Strategies for Struggling Readers    X   X X
    10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know    X   X X
    Tools for Revising and Editing   X   X X
    Effective Intervention Strategies for Expository Writing   X     X
    Writing for Student Success   X   X X
    Reading Strategies for Student Success    X   X X
    Excerpts for Teaching Author’s Craft          X
    On Demand Writing        X X
    Differentiation and Scaffolding Strategies for ALL   X   X X
    Quality Questioning for ELA       X X
    Revising/Editing and Grammar   X   X X
    Student Engagement Strategies in the RLA Classroom     X   X
    Effective Vocabulary Strategies     X    
    Genre Specific Characteristics, Structures and Purposes    X   X X
    Responding to Literature    X   X X
    Literary Analysis of Text for Author’s Purpose and Craft    X   X X
    Using Mentor Text for Writing Success   X   X X
    NEW TEKS: Keep Calm and Teach On  X X   X X
    Writing Across the Content Areas    X   X X
    Writing for Content Mastery    X   X X
    Revisions Decisions        X X

    Technical Assistance

    • On-site Coaching
    • Zoom Webinars

    If you need more information about any of these trainings, please contact Eunice Garza, Language Arts Coordinator at or at 956-984-6207. We can also customize a session based on your reading and writing needs. 


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Last Modified on March 22, 2023