Archive for December, 2018

Final 2018 Accountability Ratings

Academic Accountability Final 2018 academic accountability ratings were released this week. The Texas Education Code requires the commissioner of education provide a process for districts and charters to challenge their accountability ratings. The agen…

Online course tips and tricks

Did you know that you have the ability to take a 6 hour update or initial 30 hour GT course online?  Region 13 offers both of these options to our districts, and my plan is to vary the offerings by need throughout the school year.  Stay tuned to the end of this blog for our […]

2019-20 and 2020-21 Testing Calendars

From TEA 12/13/18: The purpose of this email is to notify districts of updates to the 2019–2020 and 2020–2021 Student Assessment Testing Calendars. In response to feedback we received from districts and the Texas Association of School Administrators (T…

Effective EL Engagement & Formative Assessment Strategies

Join us in discovering ways to transform your classroom by enhancing participation and quickly assessing the learning of your EL students!  This training picks up where Strategies that Advance ELs’ Academic & Linguistic Success (FA1838895)* l…

TELPAS Alternate

Highlights from the 12/12/18 TELPAS Alternate TETN: No PowerPoint was presented, instead the TETN consisted of a tour of the new TELPAS Alt webpage https://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/telpasalt/ and some Q&A To access the page, start at the TE…

Using dual language story books to foster biliteracy

The EAL Journal blog publishes plain language summaries of EAL-related Master’s and Doctoral research. In this post Dominika Gordon, EAL teacher at Eaton Square School in Kensington, London presents a summary of her Master’s research on using bilingual…

January 22: Luis Urrieta at Region 13 ESC

At CIMA 2018, conference goers inquired about more opportunities to learn with  Day 1 keynote speaker Luis Urrieta. To receive updates on his upcoming full-day training here at the Region 13 ESC on January 22, click here. Luis Urrieta is the Suzanne an…

Winter Workshops for Educators of Students with Significant Disabilities!

You won’t want to miss these winter learning opportunities in 2019! 1/8/19:  Evidence-Based Practices: Research Based Teaching Strategies for Teachers of Students with Disabilities (SP1939799) $45 In this workshop, participants will learn the def…

Coming in February: 7 STEPS to a Language-Rich Interactive Foreign Language Classroom

Now available for the LOTE teacher! Click HERE TO REGISTER. 7 Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive Foreign Language Classroom are research-based strategies designed to increase comprehensible input and provide low-stress opportunities for language out…

Free Webinar | Make your classroom library a welcoming space!

Encourage a Love of Reading Language, Literacy, Lounging, and Laughing: Rethink the Library Monday, December 17, 2018 | 12:30 p.m. CT  – Recording will be available later Register Here – https://goo.gl/tVdSer In an early childhood sett…

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