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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)  

Public Hearing: High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program

The following information was shared through a Texas Education Agency Listserv: “The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will hold a public hearing to solicit input from the public related to the development of Commissioner’s rules for the High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program authorized under House Bill 4, 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2015. The hearing will take […]

Prekindergarten Guidelines

The Texas Education Agency recently shared the following information through the Early Childhood Listserv: “The Prekindergarten Guidelines review committee was identified by the TEA and began work in October to ensure quality, clarity, specificity, and alignment with the current kindergarten TEKS. The focus of the initial revision is the end-of-prekindergarten outcomes for each of the […]

Supplemental Funding for Prekindergarten

The Texas Education Agency posted an update yesterday regarding supplemental funding for Prekindergarten. The 84th Texas Legislature provided an appropriation for supplemental prekindergarten funding for the 2015­–2016 and 2016–2017 school years and the letter provides information regarding the amount of the allotment, coding of revenues, and use of funds. Please see the full posting for details […]

Early Childhood Data System (ECDS) and Compliance with Kindergarten Reading Assessment Data Submission (TEC, §28.006)

The Texas Education Agency posted a letter on October 7th with information regarding the Early Childhood Data System (ECDS).ECDS will be available October 5, 2015, through December 18, 2015, to collect the required beginning of year (BOY) kindergarten assessment scores. “Pursuant to TEC, §28.006, Reading Diagnosis, the superintendent, or a designee, of each school district […]

House Bill 4 Implementation Survey

The Texas Education Agency is requesting input through a survey regarding high-quality prekindergarten programs related to House Bill 4. Each LEA is requested to submit one survey response. The questions from the survey are attached to the TEA letter at: http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/News_and_Multimedia/Correspondence/TAA_Letters/House_Bill_4_Implementation_Survey/ The deadline to submit survey responses is October 7, 2015. ESC Region 13 Support: Trish […]

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 […]

Early Childhood Data System (ECDS) for Prekindergarten

The Texas Education Agency posted a communication regarding the Early Childhood Data System for Prekindergarten on March 2, 2015.   “The Early Childhood Data System (ECDS) is a new state reporting feature in the Texas Student Data System (TSDS). The ECDS will be used to collect early childhood data to inform stakeholders, such as educators, […]

New! School Ready Principals’ Institute January 22, 2015

Build your own and your campus’ capacity to develop and sustain quality early childhood education that will develop school ready students. You will leave with a stronger understanding of: How Young Children Learn Essentials of a Pre-K daily schedule Components of a quality Pre-K classroom A Look at Curriculum and Alignment Supporting Early Childhood Teachers […]

InSight: November 2014

The latest edition of the InSight newsletter has been posted to http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/. In this edition you will find the following articles: Dialogic Talk Enriching Our Students’ Reading Metacognition and Close Reading: The Need to Teach Metacognition English Language Learners as Writers Formative Assessment in Science: Three Big Ideas Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Proclamation 2015 is Now in […]

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