Archive for October, 2015

Are You Struggling With Teaching the New Math TEKS for High School?

If the answer is YES, please do not miss out on what may be our final workshops for the new high school math TEKS.   Navigating and Teaching the New Math Standards for Algebra 1 https://ecampus.esc13.net/catalog.html#url=/show_class_info.html%3Fclassid%3D33449 November 18th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Navigating and Teaching the New Math Standards for Algebra 2 https://ecampus.esc13.net/catalog.html#url=/show_class_info.html%3Fclassid%3D32382 November 19th […]

Ruling in Compton Schools Case: Trauma Could Cause Disability

What are your thoughts? How might this effect special education? What are the possible implications for ALL students? Trauma could be classified as a disability

Reminder: IDEA-B SHARS Reporting Due by October 31, 2015

As previously posted on this blog, LEAs must report whether they claim SHARS reimbursement; whether the revenue is subsequently expended on special education; and, if yes, how much. This is a new reporting requirement. TEA will use the reported amount when calculating the LEA’s IDEA-B MOE compliance status next spring. This is a MOE State […]

Feds seek civil-rights data from schools

White House and Education Department initiatives are gathering more data from schools for civil-rights violations against minority and special education students.  Zero tolerance policies are questioned.  What data does your school have?  Does it support this evidence? From the October 4, 2015 Star Telegram in Fort Worth Feds Seek Civil Rights Data From Schools  

Candy Corn Science and STEM Activities

Candy Corn Science and STEM Activities It’s the end of October and Trick-or-Treaters will soon be knocking on doors! If you find yourself with leftover candy corn, check out this website for science and STEM activities using it! http://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/fall-dissolving-candy-corn-stem-activities-kitchen-science/  

Genius Hour: Consider the Possibilities

Librarians are well versed in helping kids “learn how to learn”. We work daily to build students’ independence by teaching them how to locate reliable, credible resources to match their information or entertainment needs. The Genius Hour movement extends this information search into the classroom. In a nutshell, a Genius Hour program gives students an allocated […]

The Region 13 School Ready team is proud to present:

Conscious Discipline in the Pre-Kinder Classroom, November 2, 2015 Excited about our upcoming Conscious Discipline workshop? Meet your trainer Angela Fraley! Registration ends October 26th!! $100 Register Here Workshop ID: FA153133  Download Our Brochure to Keep up With All of Our Workshops Upcoming Early Childhood Workshops Thank you!!

Registration Deadline Approaching! Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks: Purposeful Math Games!

Registration deadlines: Grades 3-5  Friday, October 30th Grades K-2  Tuesday, November 10th Are you looking for ways to engage students in purposeful math workstations? Would you enjoy learning how to use games as a powerful teaching strategy? Look no further! Our Distinguished Speaker for Elementary Math is from Boxcars and One-Eyed Jacks! The following workshops […]

November Science Inservice Opportunities at Region 13

Are you looking for some Fantastic Fall Professional Development? Click on the link for November Offerings for science inservice at ESC Region 13!                                                                                                                   November Science

What PREPaRE can do for your schools

Builds a consistent crisis prevention through recovery framework • Everyone is speaking the same language • Enhances collaboration and communication • Connects physical and psychological safety initiatives • Is cost effective! • Provides structure to build long-term sustainability and support (Training-of-Trainers) • Helps to meet the legal requirements requiring initiatives to create a positive, safe […]