Archive for July, 2016

Residential & NonPublic Day School TEASE Application

From the Texas Education Agency: A new TEASE application is under construction for all nonpublic day and residential submissions for notification and funding.  The new application will be within the current High Cost Fund TEASE application.  LEA personnel with active accounts in the High Cost Fund Application (HCF) will not need to re-apply as these […]

Sharing BLOCKS for Science Workshop

Bob Williams and Mary Hobbs will be presenting a two day workshop for early childhood teachers and administrators at the Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City on August 1-2. The take home materials each participant will receive are themselves valued at over $150.  Feel free to share this opportunity with anyone you know who […]

Upcoming PD Sessions for Secondary ELL Engagement!

Are you ready to hit the ground running this school year? If  you want some tools and strategies to get your ELL students engaged and invested from bell to bell, take advantage of these content-specific sessions for middle and high school teachers. We will use the TEKS and the ELPS to model activities that will: […]

School Ready – Ready, Set, K! (RSK!) 2016-2017

RSK! is an online tool that can improve the quality of early childhood programs. The tool empowers teachers to gather more accurate student data through authentic assessment, group children for differentiated instruction, and align their teaching with the PreK Guidelines. Ready, Set, K! helps strengthen connections between assessment, planning, and instruction – cornerstones of best […]

UPDATE to Color Chemistry Workshop on July 24th`

There will now be two sessions, a 9 am – 12 pm and a 1 pm – 4 pm session.  Please see the attached flyer for updated pricing info as well as information on discounts and contact info!   UPDATED2 Color Chemistry Ad Flyer for Teachers 

Secondary ESL Teacher Support

Are you the ESL teacher on your campus?  Would you like to meet other ESL teachers to discuss ideas and share lessons with?  Join us for learning and discussion about supporting English language learners in our classrooms.  Bring your Year-at-a-Glance, TEKS, and materials you use to lesson plan for your class.  In our time together […]

Keep Calm And Certify SPP

The required State Performance Plan data for 2015-16 must be submitted and certified in the TEASE system no later than August 10, 2016. There are currently 22 districts and charter schools in Region 13 showing as certified for all indicators (7, 11, 12, 13, and 14). If your district or charter school . . . […]

Sheltered Instruction Boot Camp July 27 & 28

This two-day training will support participants in their knowledge of the English Language Proficiency Standards and how to work with English language learners in their classrooms.  Participants will leave with… An understanding of the Proficiency Level Descriptors (PLDs) Strategies to modify lessons based on the student’s PLDs An example lesson plan created for their own […]

The Leader I Always Want To Be

I am sure you’ve had the experience during your leadership journey where you have dreamed of being effective at helping your staff continue to grow, develop and reach their highest potential, right?  Of course you have. Right? For me, this is an experience and thought from which I can’t escape.  For me, I don’t go […]

Critical Conversations about Civil Rights

The last couple of summers have brought a lot of dialogue over the issues of civil rights in America and our students will have questions, comments and concerns.  ESC Region 13 will be providing an opportunity for teachers to learn more about how Civil Rights is presented in the curriculum by analyzing primary sources from […]