Archive for November, 2013

Accommodations Student Scenarios Published

TEA uses student scenarios to illustrate various eligibility criteria for the STAAR assessment Accommodations. Previously these scenarios were published as a part of the individual accommodations descriptions. They were removed from those PDFs and are …

Why Do They Do That? Coping With a New Generation of Early Childhood Behaviors

Do you have “that kid” in your classroom?  Have you tried everything in your behavior toolbox, but still feel like you’re getting nowhere?  Strong classroom systems and good relationships are some of the tools that help the majority of students…

Blog/GL Summer Seminars/Teacher Awards

Social Studies Region 13 Blog Members, For some reason, we have had issues with blog posts over the last few weeks.  Although the posts have been published to the blog, you may not have received the blog posts to your e-mail.  Please check the blog …

Literacy Letters 2013-11-26 11:16:21

STAAR and Dyslexia News Dear Colleagues, Hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving break! This week we have some VERY VALUABLE resources for you in terms of news, updates, and information you need to serve your students! Best Bets for General Education t…

PREPaRE Crisis Intervention Model: Crisis Intervention and Recovery – Training Opportunity

Region 13 is presenting the second half of the PREPaRE Crisis Intervention Model: Crisis Intervention and Recovery. This 2-day workshop (December 11th and 12th) provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team…

Adopted Materials

The TEA Proclamation 2014 website has posted the following document: P2014_AdoptedMaterials These are SBOE adopted materials which can be purchased via the EMAT system beginning in April 2014.  These materials are intended for use during the 2014-2015…

Fingerprinting Requirements

A TEA To the Administrator Letter dated November 22, 2013 outlines the LEA’s fingerprinting responsibility. The purpose of this letter is to remind all entities that receive grant funds administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that they a…

Allowable Costs: CNA; DIP; CIP; Software Purchase

The NCLB office at TEA has shared the following: Allowable cost question: Can districts use Title I, Part A funds to purchase a software program that will assist the development and maintenance of the Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA), District Imp…

Social Studies Pinterest Party and Other Online Spaces – December 3, 2013

Social Studies Pinterest Party and Other Online Spaces…Upcoming Workshop at Region 13 When: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 (9 am – 4 pm)                                                        Wh…

2014 STAAR Supplemental Aids Update – webinar

TEA has released an updated version of the Supplemental Aids guidance document, which you may access here Acc-Allowable-Supp-Aids_kb_ppt or here: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/staar-telpas/ Region 13 will be hosting a fre…