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In-Sight – September 2014 Issue

The September 2014 issue of the In-Sight newsletter was posted on September 26th in the Scoop. In this issue you will find the following articles: Briscoe Primary Sources Tied to the 7th Grade Texas History and US History TEKS Connected Learning – a Framework for Innovation in the Classroom Math Geeks Unite! Professional Organizations for Math […]

The Parent Companion: First Five Years

ESC Region 13 is  happy to announce that the The Parent Companion website (http://www.parentcompanion.org/)  that provides information, inspiration, and resources to Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age is now live! Visit www.parentcompanion.org to begin exploring the multitude of resources available to you! ¡Tambien […]

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

The Texas Education Agency posted a communication yesterday regarding the extension of the deadline for the new Early Childhood Data System (ECDS) at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769814799. “ECDS will be introduced in a two-phased approach. In phase one, required kindergarten data will be submitted from June 1, 2014 with a new closing date of August 31, 2014, and in phase […]

Curriculum Council June 5th

We are looking forward to seeing you for Curriculum Council on June 5th either face to face or through our Livestream presentation. All participants registered for either session below will receive a link to the Livestream web site through e-mail next week. SP1426072 – Face to Face Session SSP1426081 – Livestream   We have a full agenda […]

Early Childhood Data System (ECDS)

Paul Chavez presented information relating to the Early Childhood Data System at our Curriculum Council meeting on May 1st and has provided the following update. This topic will also be on the agenda for June 5th so that we can continue to provide information and assistance during this transition. (video link – http://new.livestream.com/escregion13/events/2774250/videos/49666526)  The Texas Education […]

Professional Development Opportunities

Supporting teachers in facilitating Independent Student Research in the following CTE courses: Problems and Solutions Scientific Research and Design As we examine the new requirements for graduation and endorsements with House Bill 5 ESC Region 13 is expanding professional development to support this transition. One such opportunity is Student Independent Research Through the Lens of Epidemiology- Teacher […]

May 1st Curriculum Council

We are looking forward to seeing you for Curriculum Council on May 1st either face to face or through our Livestream presentation. All participants registered for either session below will receive a link to the Livestream web site through e-mail later this week. SP1426071 – Face to Face Session SP1426080 – Livestream   We have a full agenda […]

January 2014 In-Sight

The January edition of the In-Sight has been published. Articles of interest include: Curating Social Studies Content on Pinterest Foundations for Fractions in the Primary Grades The Genius of Genius Hour Integration is Essential Making the Most of Pre-K Team Meetings Phonics Instruction for Middle and High School ELLs Why Did the Poet Do That? […]

Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines

Texas now has Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines (http://www.littletexans.org/DownloadGuidelines.aspx) aligned to the Texas Pre-kindergarten Guidelines and K-12 TEKS. Public Service Announcements are available to help educate parents of the importance of these guidelines and early learning.   Video: “Talking” – 15 Seconds or 30 seconds ( http://www.littletexans.org/ViewOurAds.aspx ) Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines & Infant, […]

Compliance with Kindergarten Reading Assessment Data Submission

On September 17th the Texas Education Agency posted information related to the required reporting for each kindergarten student’s raw score on kindergarten beginning of year reading instruments. The system will be available for data entry and registration beginning September 17, 2012 and continuing through December 14, 2012. The letter posted by TEA has additional information […]

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