Archive for December, 2014

PBL Online Courses

How can you plan engaging and effective project-based learning units for the students in your classroom? This series of 10 self-paced, online courses will help you integrate project-based learning effectively in your classroom whether you are new to PBL or you have been using this instructional method in your classroom for years. These can be […]

Happy Holidays from the R13 Literacy Team!

First of all… We’d like to wish educators a restful, peaceful, and rejuvenating break. We know that once we get back to school, the race begins to ensure that every one of our students is given the opportunity to grow and learn. Before that…

Upcoming Secondary Workshops/Opportunities!

Hi folks!  Just a few quick updates before you head out for a much deserved Holiday Break! Texas Regional Collaboratives Grant Cycle Planning Meeting 2015-2016 January 8th! The Texas Regional Collaboratives for Math and Science Grant application has a…

Texas Regional Collaboratives Grant Cycle Planning Meeting 2015-2016 January 8th!

The Texas Regional Collaboratives for Math and Science Grant application has arrived at Region 13. This grant provides free professional development and resources to Math and Science teachers. On January 8th at 1:00 pm we will hold our annual grant pla…

Sheltered Instruction Training with John Seidlitz: Feb 9-10

As you prepare for winter break, don’t forget to register for this dynamic and interactive Sheltered Instruction Plus training with John Seidlitz in the new year. John will be here at Region 13 on February 9-10, 2015 for this two-day training. Co…

Don’t forget! The IMA Showcase is just around the corner!

Mark your calendars and make your plans to visit the Proclamation 2015 Instructional Materials Showcase events!  Browse materials and ask publishers from the SBOE list your questions.  The event is a free come-and-go experience requiring no per-regis…

Distinguished Speakers in Math – Spring 2015

The Region 13 Math Team would like to wish you all the best this holiday season! We are excited to host the following Distinguished Speakers during the spring of 2015. Secondary Math: Dan Meyers Dan Meyers is coming Thursday, May 14th! He is widely kno…

STaR Chart Update from TEA

On December 12, 2014 TEA released new information for districts regarding campus and teacher STaR Chart requirements. Please see TEA’s To The Administrator Addressed communication for details on the new requirements related to the STaR chart. Qu…

Procedural Safeguard Contacts

Have you been asking, “Who do we put as contacts on the back of the Procedural Safeguards?” If you work in a district in the Region 13 service area your Education Service Center contact is: Ann Jinkins Phone: 512-919-5207 Email:  ann.jinki…

Not too Late to register for the last few seats for Secondary Math Workshops!

We have a limited number of seats available  for Aligning Your Algebra 1 “STAARS” – EOC Review Notebook–Make and Take!  Find a new way to review with your Algebra 1 students for the EOC in the spring. You may still register for the 12…