Archive for September, 2016

October Science Learning Opportunities at ESC Region 13

Good-bye September, hello October! Please see the attached flyer for October inservice offerings for K-12 science teachers. Oct2016 sci flyer

PD Opportunity: Literacy through the Content Area in a Bilingual Classroom

In a bilingual classroom setting, the literacy skills of reading and writing are often overlooked in the core content areas outside of the English Language Arts. This training will guide teachers in ensuring that key literacy skills are integrated into the science, social studies, and math lessons. We will draw from Kathy Escamilla’s Biliteracy from the […]

Upcoming ESL Academy

Can we meet your needs?  Are you… preparing for the TExES 154 English as a Second Language Supplemental Exam in need of help studying and understanding what to expect on the TExES 154 test supporting teachers who need to take the TExES 154 exam wanting to become an ESL Academy Trainer The three-day ESL Academy prepares […]

Discount Expires Oct. 3rd (Fluency Bootcamp)

Register this Week! The 10% discount for Fluency Bootcamp with Dr. Nicki Newton expires on October 3, 2016. November 2, 2016: Fluency Bootcamp K-2 November 3, 2016: Fluency Bootcamp 3-5 Promo Code: Bootcamp2016

Needing more support in building a stronger bridge between home and school?

We have the Workshop Just for You! Learn to increase parent engagement at your school/center based on best practices and Texas House Bill 4 standards.  Come learn how to: Become a welcoming school or classroom Build and maintain great relationships with families Increase family involvement while developing literacy Accomplish these goals through the use of free and […]

TexasSUCCESS Fall Training Schedule

TEA’s TexasSUCCESS program supports students in the SSI areas of reading, English, and math. Training is available this fall for the vendor-based programs designed to address the critical areas specified below. These trainings will be repeated in the spring semester for anyone who is unable to attend this fall. For more information or to register […]

There’s Still Time to Register!

There’s still time to register for PD with Distinguished Speaker Emily Morgan on September 28, 2016 at ESC Region 13. Emily is the author of the Next Time You See series from NSTA Kids. These books awaken a sense of wonder and will inspire elementary students to experience the enchantment of natural phenomena such as seashells, […]

Say Goodbye to Calendar Time!

Recently a fellow Pre-K teacher shared on Facebook a Blog Post by titled Say Goodbye to calendar time!  The title quickly caught my eye as this is something we have been emphasizing in our trainings at Region 13 and during our coaching visits. Here is a preview of the blog post: Why I said goodbye to Calendar time? I […]

Getting the Most Out of Goal-Setting

I consider the goal-setting/professional development process an amazing opportunity for school leaders with their teachers. Yes, I actually do mean this. This is the time for your teacher’s voice to shine through. What are her hopes and aspirations this year? What has he wanted to improve upon but just never could get started? What has […]

School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Reporting Requirement–October 31, 2016

TEA TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED letter dated September 16, 2016: This letter describes a reporting requirement applicable to local educational agencies (LEAs) and fiscal agents that received or administered funds awarded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) grant program for the 2015–2016 school year. To conduct IDEA-B LEA maintenance of effort […]