Archive for November, 2016

2016-2017 Early Intervening Services Data Collection Form Due 12/2/2016

2016-2017 Early Intervening Services Data Collection Form (SC5100) LEAs identified as having Significant Disproportionality MUST expend 15% of the IDEA-B maximum entitlement on Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) activities. In addition, LEAs MAY expend up to 15% of the IDEA-B maximum entitlement on services for students who do not meet the definition of a student […]

STAAR Online Testing Preparation

In preparation for the upcoming testing season, you may want to be making plans to install the STAAR Online Testing Platform Secure Browser appropriate for your operating system(s).   STAAR is now available online to ANY student and required for ALL students who have documentation in their IEPs about the need tof embedded digital accommodations (Text-to-Speech, […]

One Week Left to Register! K-2 Problem Solving

Prepare your students with the thinking skills and confidence necessary to tackle problem solving at an early age! Join us on December 5th and discover how to build operation sense in young students. Explore the problem types appropriate for your grade level, learn to use valuable scoring rubrics,  and experience instructional strategies that will prepare […]

Upcoming Science Leadership Network Meeting and TEKS Streamlining

We hope you will be able to join us for the Science Leadership Network on Wednesday, November 30, from 9AM-12PM. This Network is designed for science educators and leaders and is free of charge. This Science Leadership Network will include a round table discussion over the proposed streamlined science TEKS in addition to our regular meeting topics. […]

Looking for more ways to engage families and promote literacy?

Come learn about Parent Book Club! In this three hour workshop, BookSpring will provide you with important tools in learning how to engage parents in a six-week long learning journey. Experienced book club facilitators from BookSpring will share: Best practices in engaging parents Trainers will share a full curriculum to help you get started Provide […]

Interactive Notebooking for Mathematics Algebra I (FA1632290)

There’s still space!  Join us for a day of cutting and pasting to create an Interactive Notebook for Algebra I on November 30th! Participants create an interactive notebook filled with foldables sorted by reporting categories.  The idea filled notebook will also have puzzles and tools to help teach and review EOC concepts. Each participant will […]

ESL Teachers Training Opportunity

Are you looking to network with other ESL teachers around the region?  Join us on December 5th from 9 am to noon for an opportunity to collaborate and learn with other secondary ESL teachers in Region 13.  Register at .

K-2 Students are Problem Solvers!

What’s fun? Watching young children put their heads together to solve rich problems in the K-2 classroom! Join us on December 5th and discover how to build operation sense in young students. Explore the problem types appropriate for your grade level and learn instructional strategies that will prepare your students with the confidence necessary to […]

To The Administrator Addressed Letter Regarding District Responsibilities Under IDEA

The Texas Education Agency has responded to inquiries regarding district responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act through a letter dated November 17, 2016. The letter includes information regarding: Child Find Misidentification and Disproportionate Representation Performance-Based Monitoring System Response To Intervention If you have questions, please contact

Nonpublic Residential Application Technical Issue

The TEA is currently working to resolve an issue with the Nonpublic Residential TEASE application which limits the  ability to enter service times as written in the IEP and contract in the application. At this time the TEA is hopeful  the issue will be resolved in time for the December 1 deadline. However, districts and […]

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