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Save the Date: Elementary Extravaganza 2016

          Region 13 will be hosting the Elementary Extravaganza on June 7, 2016. Sessions at this one day event are specifically designed to support elementary teachers. Visit E-Campus for more information: https://ecampus.esc13.net/catalog.html#url=/show_class_info.html%3Fclassid%3D31479   June 7, 2016 ESC Region 13 SU1631479 $100 ESC Region 13 Contact: Jennifer Drumm (jennifer.drumm@esc13.txed.net)  

Administrator’s Quick Guide to Dyslexia Services

During our October Curriculum Council meeting (http://cc.esc13.net) Katherine Muller & Judy Butler shared information regarding upcoming Texas Dyslexia Identification Academies. These academies are now available through each ESC. In addition, ESC Region 13 has created a new tool to support administrators: The ‘Administrator’s Quick Guide to Dyslexia Services’ has arrived! This digital e-book includes an […]

Science TEKS Committee Application

We discussed streamlining of the science TEKS at our last Curriculum Council meeting (cc.esc13.net) and wanted to follow up with information on the application to serve on the science TEKS committee. Please see full details on the Texas Education Agency website (http://tea.texas.gov/Curriculum_and_Instructional_Programs/Curriculum_Standards/TEKS_Texas_Essential_Knowledge_and_Skills_%28TEKS%29_Review/Science_TEKS_Streamlining/). Details regarding the process that Cynthia presented are available at the bottom of […]

Algebra I Mini-Interventions

Are you an Algebra 1 teacher struggling to help your students with “gaps” they may have missed? Region 13 has an answer to help your students with our Algebra 1 Mini-Interventions. In this new tool teachers will be able to access strategies to help students with what they are missing. There are two tools, one […]

T-STEM Designation

The Texas Education Agency announced Monday that the Texas Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (T-STEM) Designation application process is open now through March 4th. ESC Region 13 has served as a member of the T-STEM community for many years and we are happy to provide technical assistance to those who with to apply for this designation. […]

TEA Teacher Survey: Instructional Support and Professional Development Needs

The following information was shared through a recent TEA listserv: “Teacher Survey: Stakeholder Perspectives on Instructional Support and Professional Development Needs to Enhance Literacy for All Students The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) are conducting a survey to learn more about teachers’ perspectives on the literacy development […]

2016-2017 Innovative Course Application

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is now accepting applications for innovative courses for the 2016-2017 school year. Innovative Course Approval Process The TEA will conduct a rolling review of innovative course applications for the 2016-2017 school year according to the following timeline. The TEA will review the applications in the order in which received. Applicants […]

Math Updates from the Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency recently shared the following math updates: SBOE Rule and Public Comment Periods Professional Development for Revised TEKS Algebra II Side By Side TEKS Comparison Documents Vertical Alignment Charts 1. SBOE Rule Adoption Update – Algebraic Reasoning SBOE Rule Filing – Official Public Comment Period Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, […]

Austin Ed Summit

“Sharing the Learning Journey” Thursday, June 11, 2015 8:00 am – 3:00 pm This unique conference brings together faculty, staff, and students from Central Texas secondary and postsecondary schools to strengthen ties and share best practices to improve student success along the entire K-16 pipeline. All breakout sessions will be co-facilitated by secondary and postsecondary […]

April 2015 Issue of the In-Sight

The 16th issue of the In-Sight Newsletter is now available at http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/2015/04/in-this-issue-16/. Please share articles with your colleagues! Topics in this issue: Fair Use and Images In Science Education Increasing Science Literacy through Weekly Article Abstracts Let’s PLAY! Long Term English Language Learners Maintaining Student Engagement in Math Making STEM-Centered Makerspaces Work Migrant Education: The Right Measure […]

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