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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Kindergarten Readiness System

Kindergarten Readiness System (KRS) The Kindergarten Readiness System, formerly known as the Texas School Readiness Certification System (TSRCS), is a statewide effort to identify and designate high quality PreK programs as “PreK Centers of Excellence.”  It is a free and voluntary system open to ISD PreK programs (including PPCD classrooms), Head Start agencies, private preschools, […]

PreK Instructional Materials Preview

To all principals, curriculum and instruction personnel and PreK/PPCD teachers: ESC Region XIII is providing an opportunity for you to visit with the publishers of PreKindergarten instructional materials on Thursday, December 2 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the ESC.  This is a come-and-go event and registration is NOT required.  Representatives from the following […]

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