Archive for July, 2014

Back to School Curriculum, Library, and Educational Technology TETN

Save the Date – August 13th Session: Curriculum, Library, and Educational Technology TETN Title: Back-to-School Ideas Audience: Texas Public School Districts/Charter Schools Host: TEA Educational Technology When: Wednesday, August 13th, from 1:3…

Kick Off Your School Year with Literacy!

Start out the 2014-2015 school year with ideas and tips to enhance your literacy and/or library program!  Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild, will start us off with ideas for creating life-long independent readers, an…

Reminder: Reimbursement Requests for 2013-14 Non-Ed Funds

Reminder: LEAs must request reimbursement for expenditures for Non-Ed approved service(s) provided to 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, wit…

Grades 4-12 Writing Workshop Fundamentals Workshop, and Library and Literacy Brochure

The Region 13 Literacy Team is thrilled to let you know about an incredible learning opportunity that just became available! ABOUT THE TRAINING Perhaps you’ve read about writing instruction in the books of literacy scholars such as Donald Graves,…

2014 Accountability Index Targets Now Available

Appendix L of the 2014 Accountability Manual has been released. This appendix provides the Index 2 and 3 targets that will be applied to non-AEA and AEA campuses and districts in 2014. If you have any questions, please contact us.

There’s Still Time – Register for STEM Week Next Week!

There’s still time to register for Summer STEM Week next week from July 28th – August 1st at Region 13! Sessions will focus on Project-Based Learning and range from PBL 101 to Underwater Robotics to support for ELLs and students with disabilities. There are a limited number of free spaces for participants from T-STEM Academies […]

High Quality PD…in your pajamas?

You’ve heard a lot from us about the Inclusion Institute for this year — that Susan Hentz is the keynote speaker, that we are going to explore classroom management and routines, special education eligibilities and services, changes to accom…

Learn the Basics of Project-Based Learning at Summer STEM Week!

Want to learn more about how to transform your classroom with Project-Based Learning? Join us at Summer STEM Week starting on Monday, July 28th at Region 13! This 2-day session will provide you with the foundations of PBL. You will have the freedom to plan and build your own PBL unit with a STEM Specialist […]

Maintaining Metaphase Momentum in the Expository Writing Process, and August Workshops

In this issue, we wanted to share with you an article written by Cortney Esquitin, Region 13 Instructional Coach, on metacognition. To teach well, we do not need more techniques and strategies as much as we need a vision of what is essential. It is not…

2014-15 High Cost Fund Application Information

TEA has announced changes to the High Cost Fund procedures for 2014-15. See TEA High Cost Fund (HCF) for 2014-15 for details. Change: LEA Criteria to Apply LEA has not violated the least restrictive environment requirements of IDEA of 2004; LEA has not…