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Proclamation 2019

The State Board of Education (SBOE) issued Proclamation 2019 in April 2017. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2019 will occur in November 2018. The adopted materials are scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2019–20 school year. Proclamation 2019 calls for instructional materials for the following subjects: English language arts and reading, grades K–8 Spanish language […]

Instructional Material Consideration Guides

Region 13 has a few general guideline and consideration documents available via our IMA website that may help as you move forward with making instructional materials decisions under Proclamation 2017. Additionally, below is a LOTE specific textbook evaluation document based on ACTFL guidelines and which may help guide your selections based on the unique needs of foreign language classrooms. […]

Instructional Materials Showcase – February 1, 2017

  Join us at Region 13 on February 1, 2017 for our Instructional Materials Showcase. The showcase will highlight instructional materials available under Proclamation 2017 in support of the following courses:  CTE, LOTE, Special Topics in Social Studies, Statistics, and Algebraic Reasoning. This will be a come-and-go event from 9:00-4:00 for districts who wish to […]

Review Panel Nominations Open for Proclamation 2017

TEA is accepting nominations until January 15, 2016 for state review panel members to evaluate instructional materials up for adoption under Proclamation 2017.  The instructional materials up for review will be used in support of the following courses: CTE courses LOTE courses Special Topics in Social Studies Algebraic Reasoning Statistics Review panel members will be […]

Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Proclamation 2015 is Now in Progress! A Look at the Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption Process

Author: Rachel Hernandez-Eckert, Social Studies Specialist Duct tape seems to be our best friend right now.  The duct tape that holds the binding of that 10 year old Social Studies textbook, that is.  It seems like an eternity since our last textbook adoption for Social Studies and it is rather exciting that it is finally […]

October is rolling in…

And along with a hint of fall, the BARD App has arrived from the Library of Congress Talking Book Program! But due to the government shutdown, we will not have access to BARD for a while longer. However, the Texas Talking Book Program will not shut dow…

Proclamation 2014 Instructional Materials Preview

Preview materials from Proclamation 2014 publishers are available for preview at ESC Region 13 throughout the adoption process.  We have created a couple of resources to make your preview process easier: Register for a time to come to Region 13 to vie…

Save the Date – ESC Region 13 will host three days of Instructional Materials Preview at the Center in early spring 2014

This plan is subject to change. However, early notice might help with your planning. ESC Region 13 will host three days of Instructional Materials Preview at the Center in early spring 2014. January 7th – K-5 Math and Science January 8th – …

February Musings…

Don’t forget Black History Month! The Described and Captioned Media Program has a link to “Blindness and Black History” as well as material on their site . Sign up for their free newsletter with all the details: info@dcmp.org VIP So…

VI News

Textbooks: According to Senate Bill 6 which was passed last year, every district may use their Instructional Materials account to order from “adopted materials” or non-adopted materials (to include:  on-line materials, technology equipment…

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