Archive for March, 2017

In need of new strategies? We may have something for you!

Download our new 2017 Spring/Summer Training Flyer. Interested in coming to a training that includes an updated copy of the Conscious Discipline Book, a color bound copy of the 2015 TX PK Guidelines OR a Make ‘n’ Take? Looking for ways to reach the most difficult children? Want to know more about how to take […]

Elementary Extravaganza – “All Systems Go!”

Elementary Extravaganza – “All Systems Go!” The Discount Deadline has been extended! Register prior to March 31st and save $25.00! Mark your calendar for the 4th annual Elementary Extravaganza. “All Systems are Go” for June 6, 2017! Join us for this special one day conference dedicated to elementary teachers PK – grade 5. You will […]


There will no LRE TRAINING this Saturday, March 25th Due to conflicts, the LRE training planned for this Saturday has been cancelled. I apologize for this inconvenience.  They will be presenting Teaching the Tough TEKS for 8th and 11th grades in Leander ISD June 12-13, 2017.

Personal Accounts: PBIS from a Principal’s Perspective

When I was a principal at a local elementary school, I found out about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) during my training as a behavior coach with Albert Felts, of the Behavior Team at Region 13 ESC. I was overwhelmed with discipline referrals; everything from students not doing their work, to making terroristic threats. …

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Sumdog – Games that Make Learning Fun!

Questions regarding this post? Please contact: Sumdog Math Contests start April 7th and end the following Thursday for schools within Region 13. The contests are suitable for all students in grades K – 8, as they adapt to each individual’s level. Students can play online either at school or at home using the website […]

Coming Summer 2017 – Cognitively Guided Instruction – Region 13 Pilot

Thanks to generous funding by the Texas Regional Collaboratives at the University of Texas at Austin we are able to offer this CGI Pilot to K-2 teachers in the Region 13 area at a significantly reduced cost!  Our space is limited to 30 teachers. For more details on this incredible opportunity go to SU1736496 Register […]

Looking for ways to Support Families of Children with Disabilities?

Check out this Bilingual Resource – Center for Parent Information and Resources Families can learn more about how to support their young children’s education and engage with the systems that serve them by visiting the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) website. While CPIR specifically focuses on supporting families of children with disabilities, it provides a wealth […]

News from the Department of Grants Compliance and Oversight

Changes to the ESSA Grant Application: Upcoming Information Sessions TEA is presenting information sessions, via webinar and ESC cluster site trainings, on the new ESSA Consolidated Grant Application. The ESSA Consolidated Grant Application replaces the NCLB Consolidated Federal Grant Application for the 2017–2018 school year. It is critical for grant applicants to understand how to […]

Turnaround Leadership Development Program Launch

Region 13 is proud to announce the launch of a new program geared toward preparing current and aspiring administrators for turnaround work in low-performing schools. The Turnaround Leadership Development Program (TLD) at Region 13 provides high-quality training, coaching and support to prepare leaders for work in turnaround schools. Benefits include: Individual Leadership Development Plan, Executive Leadership Coaching, […]

SPP and Student ID Numbers

From TEA: All of the data systems at TEA are in process or have made the move away from collecting 9 digit Social Security Numbers (SSN) in identification of student level data, and instead are reliant on the 10 digit Unique ID (UID) as required in district reporting through the Texas Student Data Systems (TSDS). […]