Archive for March, 2013

Professional Learning Communities – They’re More Than Just Another Meeting

Author: Mandy Sargent, Region 13 PLC Specialist, Instructional Programs and Initiatives   Many districts and campuses are beginning to label specific planning or collaboration time as “PLC meetings” but by the true meaning of the term a Professional Learning Community is not a meeting at all.  Rather it is a culture that develops within a […]

Elementary Teachers still needed to review Instructional Materials for 2014

Are you interested in helping the State Board of Education review science and math instructional materials?  There is still time to nominate yourself to participate in this process! The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has been accepting nominations to th…

Special Education Leaders 2013-03-27 14:56:29

TEA has created a flowchart for ECI Transition. Please note the flow chart addresses children who started receiving services from ECI during the time period identified in the first colored row. It does not address the timeline in which a child was refe…

ECI Transition Grant

TEA has created a flowchart for ECI Transition.  Please note the flow chart addresses children who started receiving services from ECI during the time period identified in the first colored row.  It does not address the timeline in which a child was…

Principal Surveys to Evaluate Texas Educator Preparation Programs

On March 25th the Texas Education Agency posted a notice regarding the distribution of a survey that campus principals with first-year teachers only will be required to complete. The survey will collect data regarding the performance of beginning teac…

Looking for a great STEM curriculum supplement, after-school program, out-of-school program, or summer camp idea?

Engineering is Elementary is your answer! EiE modules are fun and engaging but also offer connections to the Texas standards in Science, Math, Social Studies, ELAR, Health, and Technology through the application of engineering. Students are involved in…

Looking for a great STEM curriculum supplement, after-school program, out-of-school program, or summer camp idea?

Engineering is Elementary is your answer! EiE modules are fun and engaging but also offer connections to the Texas standards in Science, Math, Social Studies, ELAR, Health, and Technology through the application of engineering. Students are involved in…

STAAR-Modified Side-by-Side Comparisons are Available NOW

We have created a series of documents that allow teachers to compare released test questions on the STAAR-Modified exam with released questions from the regular STAAR exam. These documents are free and available here: http://www4.esc13.net/agc/staar-mo…

SES Parent Surveys

On February 20, 2013, the district SES contact received an email from the Agency requesting the assistance of the LEA to facilitate the dissemination of an attached letter to parents whose student is receiving or has received SES during school year 201…

TEA School Improvement Website Updates

Please visit the New! TEA SES Website located at:  http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6217 From this site you can access: Updated information on SES implementation requirements SES Program Data and Risk Indicators SES Complaint Investigations a…

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