Archive for January, 2014

SOA Q&A Webinar from 10:00-10:30 today

View the recorded webinar here: http://www4.esc13.net/agc/webinars/ Just a reminder that our SOA Q&A webinar will start at 10:00 today. Students who are eligible for Oral Administration of the STAAR test may also be eligible for a computer-based ve…

STAAR-Modified ARD Committee Information

This morning, TEA gave a very brief presentation on the transition away from STAAR-Modified. Below are some key points: The participation requirements for STAAR-Alternate will not change. If students did not meet these requirements in past years they w…

Delayed Release of SPED Maximum Entitlements

From TEA Grants Administration: Grantees that receive funding through the 2013-2014 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application were informed that maximum entitlements would be available on or around January 24, 2014. The posting of maximum entitl…

Special ED SSA Changes: February 1st Deadline

This is a reminder of an upcoming special education deadline for LEAs planning a change to their special education shared services arrangements (SSAs) for 2014-2015. LEAs making either of the following changes must notify TEA by February 1, 2014, in or…

Do your students struggle with memorizing the basic math facts?

Come to our To Drill or Not to Drill workshop on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 and receive your Factastic Math Strategy Cards! To Drill or Not to Drill workshop provides strategy instruction for teaching basic math facts. Research shows that instruction…

Tech-based accommodations on STAAR are a reality…now

Students who are eligible for Oral Administration of the STAAR test may also be eligible for a computer-based version of this accommodation. Many districts have asked questions about the logistics and implementation of this option so Region 13 will be …

January 2014 In-Sight

    The January edition of the In-Sight has been published. Articles of interest include: Curating Social Studies Content on Pinterest Foundations for Fractions in the Primary Grades The Genius of Genius Hour Integration is Essential Making t…

2013-2014 Reallocation Amounts – Title VI, Part B RLIS Program

Reallocation amounts for the 2013-2014 Title VI, Part B Rural and Low-Income School Program are now available on the Division of Grants Administration Federal Entitlements web page. Grantees must start an amendment in eGrants to budget for their reallo…

I Don’t Belong Here…

I’d like you to take a moment to think about the last time you didn’t feel like you belonged somewhere. Think about that feeling, think about the thoughts you may have had, then watch this TED video. Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are Th…

Principal Leadership: Promoting Student and Staff Learning

Schools need principal leadership as much as ever. But only those who understand that the essence of their job is promoting student and teacher learning will be able to provide that leadership.  Richard DuFour During a recent reflective seminar with a…