Archive for January, 2018

Tips for Setting up our Classrooms to Improve Classroom Management

When we talk about classroom management, we often lean on theory but forget the practical steps you can take. One of the best things you can do for your classroom, is learn how to physically set up your classroom for success. We asked Angela Isenberg to give us a few tips on how to properly …

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FREE CLI Engage Webinar – Engaging Parents, Lesson Planning and Intentional Teaching, and more!

The CLI Engage Training Calendar features information about upcoming webinar sessions available for FREE for all CLI Engage users. Browse the calendar to view upcoming sessions and register for FREE! They add more webinars to the training calendar throughout the school year. All sessions are recorded; view previously recorded sessions here. Upcoming Sessions (click to …

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TEA will be coming to Region 13 to talk about Rider 78

Many of you are aware of the new high-quality requirements (Rider 78) for all districts or charters that receive PK funding. TEA will be coming to Region 13 to provide districts more information about Rider 78 and how to comply with this new requirement. Workshop ID: SP1838870 Date: Monday, February 26, 2018 Workshop (Part 1): High-Quality Prekindergarten …

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Teachers Teach Teachers: Beat the Heat 2018 Call for Presentations

Beat the Heat 2018 is coming soon!  This summer conference is dedicated to providing professional development to educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant intellectual and low incidence disabilities. We are seeking teachers, para-educators, and support staff (SLP, OT, PT, AT, VI, COMS, APE, RN, etc) who are interested in teaching […]

Two Competitive Grant Opportunities for LEAs

The Texas Education Agency has announced two competitive grant opportunities for local educational agencies (LEAs).  Both Request for Applications (RFAs) are available on TEA’s Grant Opportunities page at:  2018–2019 Services to Students with Autism Grant  The RFA #701-18-107 is authorized by the Texas Education Code, 29.026 as added by House Bill 21, Section 3, 85th […]

Effective ELL Engagement & Formative Assessment Strategies

This training picks up where Strategies that Advance ELLs’ Academic & Linguistic Success (FA1738187)* left off with even more tools, techniques, and instructional strategies you can use as you design interactive lessons that facilitate learning in all content areas while meeting the diverse needs of your ELL population. Not only will you explore a variety of …

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Procedural Safeguards Updates

Updated Procedural Safeguards were published on the Legal Framework December 2017.  Changes highlighted in the attached document are as follows: Date change (From April 2016 to December 2017) Foster Parent as Parent – discusses when a training program must be completed “…before the child’s next ARD meeting, but not later than the 90th day after you begin acting […]

Online Survey Related to TEA’s Corrective Action Plan for USDE, OSEP

TEA has developed an online survey to solicit feedback from educators, parents, and members of the community to provide TEA with feedback on the draft corrective action plan as well as additional suggestions for addressing the individual corrective actions. Prior to completing the survey, it is important to read TEA’s proposed corrective action plan.  A link to the plan can be […]

FREE STAAR Alt 2 Online Training!

If you are a new test administrator for the STAAR Alternate 2, or a returning test administrator who wants a “refresher,” click on the image below for information about this FREE online training offered through Region 3. Register at, workshop #157348, and earn 2 hours of CEU credit! For more information, contact 

2018 Region 13 ESC WeTeach_CS Computer Science Grant Open for Applications

Region 13 ESC WeTeach_CS has been fully funded for round 2  by TEA. We are currently seeking at least 20 teachers who wish to become certified to teach computer science and attempt the CS exam. In addition we are seeking at least 10 already certified teachers to serve as mentor and to receive additional support […]