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Grit, is it the missing piece?

I attended a session at TASA yesterday presented by educators from Pearland ISD regarding an implementation of a movement in their district to teach and support grit. Their focus is to assist students in using a growth mindset to focus on long term goals and sustain efforts toward those goals. To see more about this […]

Required Professional Development for Teachers Responsible for Providing Services to Gifted Children

The state of Texas requires teachers responsible for providing services to gifted children; receive 30 hours of specific training within the first semester of working with these students.  This training defines the nature and social/emotional needs of this population based on current research.  Some of the general characteristics might include:  an ability to process information […]

July Curriculum Council Update and Registration for 14-15 Sessions

As a follow up to our July 24th Curriculum Council we are providing the Superintendent Edition with summaries and contact information from topics shared. Please let us know if there are additional ways in which we may provide support. Supt Ed_Jul14 Curriculum Council Meetings 2014-2015: Register through our E-Campus System for workshop number FA1430499. ESC […]

Curriculum Council June 6th

Our plans for Curriculum Council on June 6th include presentations on the following topics: Legal Update STAAR Data 3-8 Acceleration Legislative Updates Please continue to check our Curriculum Council web site for resources, upcoming events, and workshops.   ESC Region 13 Contacts: Ed Vara – ed.vara@esc13.txed.net Jennifer Drumm – jennifer.drumm@esc13.txed.net

Curriculum Council – November 1, 2012 Follow Up

Thanks to all who were able to join us at Region 13, or through our distance connection, for Curriculum Council. There were a couple of requests for follow up items and links requested by the group:   Rebecca McCoy, Georgetown ISD, shared information from the 2013 Accountability Rating System Development, specifically the Accountability Technical Advisory […]


The first issue of the InSight for 2012-2013 has been posted at http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/. In this issue (5) you will find articles relating to math, science notebooks, EOC, integration of elementary curriculum, and much more! Please contact Cindy Hamilton (cindy.hamilton@esc13.txed.net) or Lannon Heflin (lannon.heflin@esc13.txed.net) with any questions about the InSight publication.

Differentiation Institute : January 17th

On January 17, 2012, the ninth annual Differentiation Institute will be hosting Dr. Bertie Kingore.  As many of you know, Bertie is always a wealth of information and an engaging speaker providing fun and multiple ideas that can be implemented immediately in the classroom. Her presentation will address our continued need for effective differentiation in […]

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