Archive for January, 2017

Travel and Mileage Reimbursement

Click on the link below to see new Texas Education Agency Correspondence. Travel and Mileage Reimbursement ESC 13 SPED Funding: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

SPP Indicator 13 Checklist: Item 4

Welcome to the next installment of the 8 items on the SPP Indicator 13 checklist. So far we’ve covered: Items 1 and 2 (Postsecondary Goals) Item 3 (Transition Assessments) Today’s focus will be on Checklist Item #4: Transition Services Video reviewing Item #4 (closed captioned) Transition Services: Helping Parents, Educators, and Other Stakeholders Understand Postschool […]

Final Recommendations Science TEKS Streamlining

The final recommendations  for the streamlined Science TEKS are available here:  http://tea.texas.gov/Academics/Curriculum_Standards/TEKS_Texas_Essential_Knowledge_and_Skills_(TEKS)_Review/Science_TEKS_Streamlining/ In addition, the Committee of the Full Board is scheduled to address the science TEKS item on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. You may view the agenda items online at:  http://tea.texas.gov/sboe/agenda/. A live webcast of the SBOE meeting will be available online at http://tea.texas.gov/sboe/webcast/. […]

6th Grade Math STAAR Target Workshop – Feb. 6

In 6th Grade Math the two lowest reporting categories in May 2016 for the Region 13 districts were RC 1, Numerical Representations and Relationships, and RC 3, Geometry and Measurement.  Do your students struggle in these areas?  Join us for the Math STAAR Target workshop on Monday February 6th for insights and ideas to help […]

OSERS to Continue Review of PBMAS, Indicator 10

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) notified TEA in a letter dated January 19, 2017 that the department will conduct follow-up activities regarding Indicator 10 of the Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS). See the letter below for more details about state level data that will be requested as well site visits […]

Finding the Time

Simply put: There is never enough time. But as leaders, there are things we can do to leverage more from the time we do have. Take some ownership by being more deliberate and intentional about what makes it to the top of your agenda on any given day. Make some decisions. Set some priorities. Ask […]

Four FREE Resources for Communities and Families with Young Children

Promoting Social and Emotional Development   By Kara Dukakis, Libby Doggett, and Shantel E. Meek  All children are born with the need and desire to connect with those around them. Neuroscience tells us that brain development unfolds rapidly in the first three years of life, and that social and emotional development begins in the earliest […]

Look What’s Happening in Science!

Look What’s Happening in Science! Are you ready for some PD opportunities to energize, excite, and enhance your science classroom? We have just what your looking for! See the attached flyers for information about- miniCAST (it’s just days away!) miniCAST discount February PD at Region 13 (including a FREE Science Leadership Network session!) February2017 Science PD flyer news from […]

Proposed Amendment to be Discussed – Algebra I, Geometry, and Prerequisites

Below is a link to the proposed amendments that will be discussed February 1st by SBOE. If approved as is, there would be a change to the prerequisites for math to include both Algebra I and Geometry as a prerequisite for 3rd year math courses. Things to consider: This would set the sequence order for […]

ESL Academy TOT

Interested in bringing the ESL Academy to your district?  The ESL Academy prepares teachers for the TeXeS 154 Supplemental Exam.  Before attending the Trainer of Trainers, participants need to attend a three-day ESL Academy. Steps to becoming an ESL Academy TOT: Step 1 – Sign up and attend a three day ESL Academy ecampus.esc13.net/show_class_info.html?classid=34593 Next Region […]