Project MOOPIL

Do you have English learners in your classroom? Do you expect to have English learners in the future?

According to demographic trends, the answer is yes. Many Texas teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, and parents come to us asking for support. They are often seeking to make sure their English learners progress in TELPAS and STAAR, and that their day-to-day interactions with their students increase student well being. Are your English learners engaged? How do you make sure they are comprehending? Are you being culturally responsive and supportive enough?

Padres de estudiantes bilingües y de inglés como segundo idioma (ESL): ¡También tenemos clases para ustedes! Estos cursos están basados en investigaciones que lo ayudarán a comprender lo que su hijo(a) está aprendiendo en la escuela y le darán consejos sobre cómo ayudar en casa. Los cursos están disponibles en Español e Inglés y son completamente gratuitos para usted y sus familiares.

What is MOOPIL?

To meet this need for educators in our state, we are delivering virtual professional development called Massive Open Online Professional Individualized Learning (MOOPILs).

Massive Open Online

We provide hundreds of courses at no cost to educators and are easy to access at any time.


Our content is Tier-I university research-based and clearly presented.


You can select a course from our selection of MOOPILs that meets your specific need.


Our 30-60 minute courses are designed with busy educators in mind. You can invest chunks of your time for maximum learning.

How can you benefit?

  • Earn hundreds of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits
  • Make your teaching comprehensible and impactful
  • Make your learning environment stress-free and differentiated
  • Incorporate culturally responsive pedagogical practices
  • Assess students, yourself, and your team in an ongoing and reflective way

Marilyn Cook, Port Aransas ISD

Not only did I learn about specific strategies to use with parents and children, I learned background information and acquired a context for the strategies based on current research in the field. I find this important in that it makes the information and practice meaningful for how and why I work with the students. The format of the course was helpful because the modules were presented in short segments with follow up resources.

Tiffany Strong, Madisonville CISD

“My experience with the Project MOOPIL was invaluable! I have had several occasions this year where I have pulled strategies or modifications that we discussed. While I felt like I had a handle on these techniques and strategies, having them reinforced and/or brought back to memory has been a great help. It also has given me the confidence to grow my leadership duties on my campus.”

Tina Steiner, Round Rock ISD

My journey has been interesting and quite helpful in acquiring the knowledge and skills that have helped me obtain a better understanding of second language acquisition, cultural competency, and leadership where my English learners are concerned. I truly appreciate Project MOOPIL.

Pre- & Post-Assessment Scores

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A portion of the research and development of our virtual professional development has been sponsored by the US Department of Education via the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), Investing in Innovation (I-3), Education, Innovation, and Research (EIR), Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) grants.