Archive for October, 2015

What Does PREPaRE stand for?

On Friday, we shared why schools need a crisis plan.  Today, what the PREPaRE acronym means. Conceptual Framework P   Prevent and prepare for psychological trauma R Reaffirm physical health and perceptions of security and safety E Evaluate psychological trauma risk PaR Provide interventionsand Respond to psychological needs E Examine the effectiveness of crisis prevention and […]

Texas Assessment Conference

Online registration now open for the 2016 Texas Assessment Conference You can now register for the 2016 Texas Assessment Conference which will be held at the Austin Hilton and the Austin Convention Center on February 15-17, 2016. To register, go to this link: There are also a number of hotel options for the conference. […]

Breakout Sessions at ELL Institute 2015!

Come learn with us! The following breakout sessions are scheduled to be offered at the ELL Institute on Tuesday, November 3.  Join us after the much anticipated keynote session by Marie Moreno to engage with speakers and specialists from around Region 13 as they present on topics such as: Helping Newcomers Succeed Across the Content […]

Do you have questions about allowable supplemental aids for STAAR assessments?

Texas Education Agency (TEA) has posted an up-dated Power Point training for the use of allowable supplemental aids for STAAR assessments. To review the Power Point from the TEA website click here. Remember any allowable accommodation for STAAR must be routinely, independently, and effectively used as an accommodation during classroom instruction and classroom testing before […]

Why Do Schools Need This Training?

  PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum • School crisis management is relatively unique and requires its own conceptual model. • School climate and safety are associated with academic achievement. • All schools will experience some level of crisis. • NCLB Federal legislation requires schools to have a crisis plan. • Good crisis […]

PREPaRE: Crisis Prevention and Preparedness (FA1532389)

Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning This 1-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals, administrators, security professionals, and other educators the knowledge and resources to help them establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts.   Class Notes: This 1-day workshop provides a review of the crisis prevention and […]

A Night of Connections with Austin Museums

  The Bob Bullock Museum hosted a wonderful night of learning on October 1st with a symposium of local groups who all share a love of educating, across the city of Austin and surrounding areas on a daily basis.  Planned and sponsored by the Austin Museum Partnership, this night was a wonderful mix of connections […]

Preserving Thanksgiving Memories with StoryCorps

Many of us are fans of StoryCorps, the NPR series that brings us all back to the love of storytelling through interviews.  I was excited to learn of their campaign The Great Listen for Thanksgiving.  They are asking for high school teachers and students to take this challenge and sign up for their Educator’s Toolkit.  […]

Do you know secondary students who struggle with decoding?

Join the Region 13 SIM Team to learn more! Helping Secondary Students Decode with Word Identification (FA1532063) In this workshop you will learn the Word Identification Strategy. This is a research-validated strategy that teaches students to systematically dissect words, pronounce them, and then fluently read them in a sentence. As students become adept with applying […]

The In-Sight Newsletter

The latest edition of Region 13’s In-Sight Newsletter has been posted. The In-Sight Newsletter features articles by ESC Specialists regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Please feel free to share the following articles with others: What Makes Science Science? How Well Did Our Math Resources Align to Our TEKS? Explicitly Teaching Literacy Cognitive Processes Supporting the Young […]

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