Archive for June, 2014

Technology Tools & Innovative Professional Learning

This week I had the pleasure of working with a great group of librarians who were enthusiastic and eager to learn ways to incorporate more technology tools into their library practice.  They were also excited to think about some innovative “non-…

ESL Supplemental #154 Registration

As teachers work to get their summer PD in and update their certifications, we are finding many have questions about registration for the ESL Supplemental exam #154.  Although we offer several trainings to prepare teachers for the exam, we are not abl…

Reimbursement Requests for 2013-14 Non-Ed Funds

Reminder: LEAs must request reimbursement for expenditures for Non-Ed approved service(s) provided a student during the 2013-14 school year. As each student’s Letter of Agreement states: DUE DATE: The Final Expenditure Report for this student, wi…

eGrants Schedule Clarification — Voluntary Reduction

TEA provided clarification on completing the eGrants schedule in regard to Voluntary Reduction/Adjustment of Local Effort. Until IDEA-B maximum entitlements are released around November or December 2014, TEA recommends checking the box that says: &#822…

IDEA MOE eGrants Schedule Clarification

The new IDEA MOE eGrants schedule 6016 states that the amount entered in #1 should be: “expenditures from the most recent year in which complete expenditure data are available and the LEA was in compliance.” For most LEAs, this will be fisc…

Title III Compliance Report Online Training

Good afternoon! We have produced a training for folks who are responsible for completing the Title III portion of the Consolidated Compliance Report. You can access the course through e-campus – Title III, Part A Online Compliance Report Trainin…

Briscoe Primary Sources Tied to the 7th Grade and U.S. History TEKS

I had the teacher “warm fuzzies” a few weeks back.  You know, that really proud feeling you get when one of your students has an amazing moment of learning or accomplishment.  You feel really proud to think that you had a little somethi…

Professional Learning Communitites: Foundations Training

In this training, teacher leaders, and campus leaders will learn the components of a professional learning community and walk away with a plan to immediately begin the process of empowering teachers to work together to create a culture of collaboration, focus on learning, and respond to struggling learners. Feature Speaker: John Wink. Tuesday, June 24, […]

Free Webinar with Inclusion Institute’s Keynote Speaker Susan Hentz

      Join us for a short 30 minute webinar where Susan Hentz, author of Collaborate Smart: Practical Strategies and Tools for Educators, will be sharing her tips for learning centers and flexible groups in collaboratively taught classro…

Free National Archives Workshops at ESC 4 (Houston,Texas)

My colleagues at ESC Region 4, Debbie Behling and Andrea Rivers, recently shared with me a few professional development opportunities that may be of interest to you.  These July workshops are in Houston, Texas, but they are FREE! Primary Sources at …