Archive for March, 2015

Think Through Math

We are fortunate that Think Through Math is able to offer one final round of training for this school year at ESC 13 on May 6, 2015. If you are interested in attending one or both of these trainings please register soon. Integration Strategies using TTM (SP1531059) Getting Ready for Summer School and Summer Usage with […]

Revisions to Maximum Entitlements: 2014-15 IDEA-B Formula Grants

TEA received a revised grant award from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) which requires TEA to recalculate maximum entitlements for the 2014-2015 IDEA-B Formula program. Not all LEAs will receive an adjusted maximum entitlement. Method of Revision TEA staff will adjust the largest class/object code to account for the change in the maximum entitlement […]

Simple Exercises to Improve ELL Reading Skills

Most people (including many educators) see learning to read as something that happens in lower elementary grades. However, the vast majority of students, and ELLs in particular, need additional support in developing reading skills. This article by Douglas Magrath shared in NABE Weekly eNews provides simple strategies to target reading skills that not only improve […]

Teachers Provide Inspiration, Time and Place for Expression

Now more than ever, educators are crafting learning communities that inherently foster, support and nourish continuous professional growth. As refreshing as its image suggests, Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOL) is one sweet, ripe spot of invitation. In 2008, Two Writing Teachers created a virtual space to give writers what they need: time, audience and inspiration. The SOL is a […]

ESC 13 AGC Team is on Pinterest!

Do you use Pinterest to find awesome ideas for your classroom? Well so do we! Follow the ESC Region 13 Access to General Education (AGC) Pinterest page. The ESC 13 AGC Pinterest page has boards for Accommodations, Strategies, Assistive Technology, Reso…

Science 2015-03-27 08:04:13

Here is an exciting opportunity from Lucia Brimer, Director of Education, Texas Museum of Science & Technology As you may have heard, the Texas Museum of Science & Technology (TXMOST) is now open! We are located at 1220 Toro Grande Drive in Cedar Park. Our first exhibit (and currently the only exhibit) is the world-renowned […]

You still have time to register…Don’t Miss Out!!

Upcoming Sheltered Instruction webinar series. Are you seeking interactive and at-your-fingertips methods for increasing engagement for your ELL students? This five part webinar series will cover the key components of sheltered instruction to make content comprehensible for ELLs.  Throughout the series, participants will receive information about requirements, practical classroom application of strategies, as well as […]

PD On Your Own Time!

Are you interested in improving your teaching, inclusive practices, and use of research based strategies, but don’t have time to attend professional development? The Access to General Curriculum (AGC) team is offering FREE virtual coaching through Bloomboard. Through the use of Bloomboard technology, the teachers will have access to a professional development resource library. Teachers […]

TexasSUCCESS Training Opportunities

We are pleased to partner with Region 20, Istation, and Think Through Math to offer a final round of FREE training sessions at Region 13 on the state funded TexasSUCCESS programs for the 2014-2015 school year. Please click the links below to learn more about each session. Istation Istation: Applying Data and Features to Produce […]

STAAR A Administration Information

STAAR A ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION UPDATE District personnel should familiarize themselves with online testing policies and procedures in the test administration manuals, as well as technology information at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/techinfo. STAAR A TUTORIALS AND PRACTICE SETS Students taking grades 3-5, grades 6-8, or end-of-course (EOC) STAAR A assessments can access STAAR A student tutorials to practice using […]