Archive for August, 2016

ESY PEIMS Submission Deadline

John Shaffer, ESC 13 Information Services Coordinator, has sent a “friendly reminder” regarding the deadline for PIEMS submission of ESY being Thursday, September 1, 2016. “If your school served students in a Bilingual/ESL summer school program, and Extended School Year special education services program, or had students complete college courses for both high school and college […]

Are you an ARD Coordinator or Facilitator or Do you know one?

  Join us for the new ARD Coordinator/Facilitator Network to enhance facilitation skills, to grow in understanding of ARD compliance, and to network with others.  We will meet 4 times this year. Our first meeting is Tuesday, Sept 13th, 9:00-12:00. We will begin with getting to know each other, who we are and what we would […]

NEW for 2016-2017 – Math STAAR Target Workshops

Region 13 ESC Math presents: Math STAAR Target Workshops! We have analyzed our Region 13 STAAR Data and have identified the two lowest performing reporting categories from May 2016.  Join us for a day of analysis of the newly released assessment items, example activities and exploring resources and tools to support classroom instruction and data […]

Are you a special education instructional leader?

  Join us for the Special Education Instructional Network – SPIN – to connect and learn with other special educators in Region 13. SPIN meets four times during each school year. Our first meeting this year is on Wednesday, September 14, 9:00 – 12:00. Two brand-new Region 13 products will be featured at our September […]

2016-2017 Significant Expansion for Charters

TEA Correspondence, August 18, 2016 Open-enrollment charter schools that have been awarded 2016–2017 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) or Individual with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) federal grants may qualify for additional funding under those grants if they meet specific criteria defining significant expansion of enrollment. This letter describes the following: Criteria defining significant […]

Library Leadership Cohort & Distinguished Speakers

Librarians interested in expanding their leadership capacity through a sustained leadership cohort are invited to join the ESC 20 On The Leading Edge Series. Cohort members will meet for 8 face-to-face PD sessions at ESC 20 in San Antonio, and will engage with experts, guest speakers, and each other to explore the skills crucial to leading powerful, future-ready […]

ESC 13 September Science PD Opportunities

Please see the attached flyers for information on Science PD coming in September. Highlights: The Science Leadership Network kicks off on September 15. This is a FREE half-day session for science teachers and curriculum leaders that includes networking,  mini-PD and TEA updates. Distinguished Speaker Emily Morgan will be here on September 28 to share best […]

English Language Resources

Happy Wednesday! Check out these great instructional resources for your ELLs! You will see a range of information that is great for ELLs of all ages, early childhood through adult: The Effortless English Blog: This site contains hundreds of free resources, videos and podcasts.  http://effortlessenglishclub.com/blog-and-video-podcast  LearnEnglish Kids: Free online games to help children learn English the […]

Excused Attendance for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

TEA issued a To the Administrator Addressed letter August 19, 2016 as a reminder of important statutes related to student attendance, public school admission, enrollment records, and tuition.  Section 25.087 (b)(2) and (3) address excused absences for students with autism spectrum disorders for an appointment with a health care practitioner to receive a generally recognized […]

It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning for Transition

Starting the new school year means getting to know your students. Transition assessments are one way for secondary educators get to know their students’ strengths, preferences, interests, and needs. Transition planning must begin by age 14 (or younger, if appropriate) for any student receiving special education services. But what about elementary teachers and students . […]