Archive for May, 2015

2015 Statewide Parental Involvement Conference

The 2015 Statewide Parental Involvement Conference will convene at Arlington, Texas December 10-12. (link to  Conference Website) The event will highlight: Three inspiring keynote sessions o Dan Clark, a master motivator and team builder o Hanoch McCarty, Chicken Soup for the Soul author o Andres Lara, “The Cuban Guy” Two Preconference Sessions, both very focused on […]

General Land Office Presentation Live (5.29.15) at 2pm

 Join General Land Commissioner, George P. Bush LIVE on Friday, May 29th at 2pm   He will be presenting an exciting session on Character which will include primary source documents.This is a great opportunity for your students to see how we use historic documents today and develop their own ideas about character.

Algebra 1 New Math TEKS Last Chance Before Summer

If you haven’t looked at the new math TEKS for Algebra 1 this is your last chance before summer begins to get a good idea of the new TEKS and have some resources to take with you. Information about the new online course from TEA for the new math TEKS will be given as well. […]

August DMAC Academy at Region 13

DMAC specialists will be onsite to discuss software enhancements in DMAC. All schools from Region 13 and the surrounding areas are invited to attend this FREE training. This meeting gives current users the opportunity to provide feedback about future needs, … Continue reading

NEW ELPS Resources Coming Fall 2015!

Coming this fall, teachers and instructional leaders will have two comprehensive tools at their fingertips to help meet the needs of ELLs! The current ELPS Toolkit is receiving a face-lift, with updates including videos, engaging strategies, and tools for differentiation. Additionally, the new ELPS Observation Guide is being released for administrators and instructional leaders to assist […]

Inclusion Institute 2015

Are you thinking about attending professional development this summer? Are you wanting to learn evidence-based strategies to increase student success? Are you interested in how to increase student motivation and effort? …YES! You need to attend the 2015 Inclusion Institute: New Frame of Mind. Join us June 11th for a one-day conference that will bring […]

Hill Country Summer Institute App Available

Check out it out! ESC Region 13 has launched a multi-event conference app and this year’s Hill Country Summer Institute is included!  Like last year, we have three versions of our app available.  The app features: Schedule– From the main schedule select sessions to create your personal schedule (My Schedule) Speakers– Browse through our speakers […]

Emergency and Proposed Amendments to 89.1070: Graduation Requirements

The Commissioner has posted Emergency and Proposed Amendments to Commissioner’s Rule 89.1070. These amendments reflect changes to graduation requirements for all students based on SB 149. Important Dates: May 20: Filed as adopted on emergency basis June 5 to July 6: Public comment period June 15 (10 am to 1 pm) and June 17 (9 […]

Ladies and Gentlemen… the Beatles!!! Educator Hour

The LBJ Presidential Library  invites you to their #BeatlesatLBJ Honoring the Beatles Friday, June 12, 2015 10:30 a.m. Register here – See more Here! Texas teachers will receive one hour of CEU credit. This workshop is free. Please register online to reserve your seat. For more information or questions, contact Education Specialist Amanda Melancon at

SB 149 Critical Update for Special Education

TEA has posted answers to Frequently Asked Questions about SB 149. The document can be found on the TEA website. The following questions directly outline the options for students receiving special education services: 5. Are students who receive special education services eligible to receive an Individual Graduation Committee review? When a student receives special education […]

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