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Bilingual/ESL Cooperative

The Bilingual/ESL Cooperative is a cooperative agreement between ESC-20 and districts that provides program assistance for bilingual/ESL program development. Fees are based on refined district LEP population.  Technical assistance and professional development are included based on levels of participation.  Services provided through the co-op include, but are not limited to:

  • Directors’ meetings to receive information on program guidelines and best practices, network, and collaborate for the improvement of student performance
  • Training for Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)
  • Technical assistance on Performance Based Monitoring
  • Technical assistance on campus planning for improved student performance
  • Planning and development
  • TExES review and certification preparation
  • Region-wide staff development opportunities for bilingual/ESL program teachers to include the following areas:
    • Integration of instructional strategies for bilingual/ESL students
    • Curriculum modification and/or implementation strategies for bilingual/ESL students
    • Assessment instruments, such as Woodcock-Muñoz, LAS Links and Tejas LEE
Districts and Charters may join this cooperative through the Commitment System.
Irma Tajonar
(210) 370-5326
Claudia Vargas-Ramirez
(210) 370-5463
Carolina Gonzales
(210) 370-5483
Maggie De Los Santos
(210) 370-5307

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