Proposed Amendment to be Discussed – Algebra I, Geometry, and Prerequisites

Below is a link to the proposed amendments that will be discussed February 1st by SBOE. If approved as is, there would be a change to the prerequisites for math to include both Algebra I and Geometry as a prerequisite for 3rd year math courses. Things to consider: This would set the sequence order for […]

ESL Academy TOT

Interested in bringing the ESL Academy to your district?  The ESL Academy prepares teachers for the TeXeS 154 Supplemental Exam.  Before attending the Trainer of Trainers, participants need to attend a three-day ESL Academy. Steps to becoming an ESL Academy TOT: Step 1 – Sign up and attend a three day ESL Academy Next Region […]

Teacher Day@TLA

On Friday, April 21, 2017, 100 classroom teachers will have the opportunity to learn more about the value of teacher/librarian collaboration through specially designed activities, including conference sessions, guest speakers, and other engaging activities during a one-day special event during the TLA conference. For $155, Teacher Day@TLA attendees will receive: full conference registration, attendance at a special invitation-only […]

ESL Academy

Do you have a teacher on a waiver? Do you want to set them up for success on their supplemental exam?  The ESL Academy prepares teachers to take the TeXeS 154 ESL Supplemental Exam.  This three day training covers the 10 competencies covered on the exam as well as providing opportunities for classroom application. Who:  Teachers […]

What’s “Special” About Graduation: New Resources!

The Class of 2017 is already thinking about graduation. Are you . . . ? Check out these new resources to support understanding of graduation for students with disabilities. New & improved Livebinder with links and information you’ll need to help all students plan for graduation and beyond Video explaining graduation requirements and the options […]

Writing in the Math Classroom (5-12): Did I Get it Write?

Looking for ideas to integrate more writing in the Math classroom?  Join us Tuesday January 24th, there is still time to register for Writing in the Math Classroom: Did I Get It Write? (SP1735919). Writing across the curriculum is a goal for many districts in Region 13.  Often teachers are told to write in their […]

January Newsletter

Countdown to Kim Sutton!

Kim Sutton will be presenting her new workshop “Establishing Critical Math Routines” for K-5 on January 31, 2017 at ESC Region 13. Registration Deadline: January 24, 2017 … Register Today! This NEW workshop for K-5 will focus on how to take short amounts of time in the teaching day to establish routines with math activities […]

Looking for different ways to increase family engagement?

AVANCE was founded by a Gloria Rodriguez, a schoolteacher in San Antonio, in 1973.  Concerned by the school dropout rates and low educational attainment of Latino children, Gloria went knocking door to door in Mirabel, one of the city’s most impoverished Section 8 housing complexes, asking parents, “Do you love your children?” The response was […]

USDE Section 504 Guide for Parents and Educators

In December 2016, USDE officials released a guide for parents and educators that outlines the obligations of Section 504 for school districts. It outlines the key requirements, scenarios and the relationship of 504 with IDEA and ADA. The resource guide reminds all educational institutions receiving Federal financial assistance from the USDE that they must vigilantly […]