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May and Summer PD Opportunities + TEA Reading Academies

Distinguished Speaker Series Welcomes Linda Christensen Date: May 18 Cost: $155.00 CPE: 6 hours Workshop ID: SP1633543 Description: Writing Essays That Matter in Language Arts and Social Studies In this session, Linda Christensen creates a framework for exploring stories from marginalized voices often silenced by traditional textbooks and literature. Participants will experience a historical “tea […]

STAAR Writing Review Tips & Spring and Summer PD Opportunities

5 Things To Remember about Writing Review before STAAR Now is the time to remind our kids: they are strong writers that have a wealth of information to connect to any prompt on test day. Here are five reminders for TEACHERS to augment our work before STAAR Writing and EOC test day! 1. We should […]

Extra! Extra! New Resources, Offerings, and Opportunities

Elementary Expository Playbook We are pleased to announce that the new Elementary Playbook will be ready to buy on the Region 13 store in early February! The playbook will help teachers prepare their students for the specific expectations of the STAAR test’s expository writing task, while keeping them engaged and confident. With this resource, teachers will […]

Last Chance for SummerPD!

If you are itching to start planning your year and need new ideas, come see us at the service center!   STAAR Distinguished Speaker Series: Lawrence Baines Date: Monday, July 27, 2015 Audience: All levels ELAR Teacher Cost: $105.00 CPE: 6 hours Workshop ID: SP1531588 Presenter: Lawrence Baines Description: Teaching Challenging Texts “Teaching Challenging Texts […]

Spring and Summer Professional Development Opportunities + Summer Reading

Melanie Mayer at Region 13 Grades 3-12: SP1531047, May 14 Second semester is almost over. Let’s look to the future, to next year, and start planning another dynamic year for our next students. Award-winning high school English teacher presents “The Top Ten Signs You Might Be a Great Teacher!” Instructional and management strategies transform your thinking, your […]

Back at It.

Variety Is the Spice of Life As we begin to narrow our focus on STAAR preparation, the Region 13 Literacy Team likes to keep the marathon training analogy in mind. To perform any high-pressure, demanding task, like write to a STAAR prompt, or run a mar…

English I Expository Scoring Training Rescheduled!

  Colleagues, The new date for the English I Expository Scoring Workshop is January 29th. The deadline for sending in 40 students essays to score for the training has also been rescheduled to January 9th. Please check your calendars to see whether…

Four National ELA Powerhouses You Don’t Want to Miss

Distinguished Speakers Gretchen Bernabei invigorated us with her emphasis on student-centered writing practice. Jeff Anderson riveted us with his thoughts on grammar as patterns of power for the writer. Harvey “Smokey” Daniels made us slow …

Don’t Miss Smokey Daniels on October 31!

What better way to spend Halloween than attending the Smokey Daniels workshop at Region 13? Close Reading of Informational Text: Comprehension, Collaboration and Inquiry In this interactive session, Harvey “Smokey” Daniels will use a variet…

Books, Trainings, and More Books!

Get your workshop on. We are offering workshop information on a smore, so that you get our most up-to-date offerings in one convenient place! Please click through to see and bookmark! Got Books? Check out the Latest YA Book Recommendations. This is a …

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