Archive for November, 2014

Uniform Grants Guidance Bulletin #1: Introduction

The Uniform Grants Guidance becomes effective December 26, 2014, and governs all federal grants awarded on or after that date. (Grants awarded before December 26, 2014, will continue to be governed by the OMB circulars that were in effect when the gran…

Transition & Employment Guide

The Transition & Employment Guide required by HB 617 has been published to the Transition in Texas website at Region 11: www.transitionintexas.org The Guide is available in English and Spanish. In order to provide written information about the Gui…

Transition & Employment Guide

The Transition & Employment Guide required by HB 617 has been published to the Transition in Texas website at Region 11: www.transitionintexas.org The Guide is available in English and Spanish. In order to provide written information about the Gui…

Echoes and Reflections – Teaching the Holocaust Workshop

Mark you calendars and get ready to attend this FREE workshop at Region 13: Echoes and Reflections – Teaching the Holocaust Tuesday, December 9, 2014 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: ESC Region 13 Echoes and Reflections prepares teachers to tea…

2014-15 IDEA-B Maximum Entitlements and 2013-14 Carryover

Maximum entitlements for programs in the 2014-2015 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application are expected to be made available in eGrants and posted on November 25, 2014. TEA staff will initiate budget adjustments to the largest budgeted class/o…

What If…

This week was “Pop Up Week” here at Region 13.  “Pop Up Week” is an opportunity for staff from any department to select a topic and present that topic to staff.  Presentations are as long as 55 minutes but could be shorter.  …

In This Issue (14)

  In This Issue Dialogic Talk Enriching Our Students’ Reading Metacognition and Close Reading: The Need to Teach Metacognition English Language Learners as Writers Formative Assessment in Science: Three Big Ideas Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Proclamation 2015 is Now in Progress!  A Look at the Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption Process Making a Case for Information […]

Dialogic Talk Enriching Our Students’ Reading Metacognition and Close Reading: The Need to Teach Metacognition

Author: Janet Hester, Secondary ELAR Specialist We know that we must accelerate our students’ rate of literacy growth to close achievement gaps. We know that our emergent readers and writers need targeted literacy intervention in their Reading classes—and also in their general ed English classes. We also know that we must actively work toward engaging […]

English Language Learners as Writers

Author: Dana Ellis, Write for Texas Instructional Coach According to school accountability data tables, students who are limited English proficient typically struggle in mastering writing skills behind their native English speaking peers. In some ways, this reality is not wholly unpredictable. After all, it takes both knowledge of a language and time experimenting with it […]

Formative Assessment in Science: Three Big Ideas

Author: Cynthia Holcomb, Education Specialist, Elementary Science It’s a hot topic: Formative Assessment. Every resource will define it for you in basically the same way: formative assessment is for learning while summative assessment is of learning. But in plain language, formative assessment is an activity in which students share their developing ideas while the learning is […]