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Revised Master Reading Teacher (MRT) Program 2015

Education Service Center Region 13 is pleased to announce the launching of a REVISED MRT Program. Our new offering includes: • The MRT course will be for the duration of one school year. The ESC Region 13 course will begin April 16, 2015 and continue through May, 2016. • Course includes 200+ hours of course […]

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 […]

TASA Middle and High School Resources on iTunesU®

The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) are expanding their digital resources on iTunesU®. The courses with new digital resources include: Grade 6           Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Grade 7           English Language Arts and Reading and Science Grade 8           English Language Arts and Reading, Science, and Social Studies High School     Anatomy & Physiology, Creative Writing, […]

Texas Success Center to Provide Content Frameworks for College Preparatory Courses called for in House Bill 5

During our May Curriculum Council Suzy Lofton and Ed Vara presented information regarding   the HB5 College Readiness Course Frameworks from the Texas Success Center (http://new.livestream.com/escregion13/events/2774250/videos/49664358). Yesterday the official press release regarding the Frameworks was posted on the Texas Association of Community Colleges web site at http://www.tacc.org/uploads/tinymce/texas%20success%20center/tsc%20hb5%20framework%20press%20release%205_23_14.pdf. Please see the full press release for details regarding the […]

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 […]

HB 5 Administrator Overviews via TETN

TEA has scheduled two HB 5 Overview for Administrators TETNs. They are Friday, April 25 from 10:00 – noon and Wednesday, April 30 from 2:00-4:00.The content of each session will be a review of the SBOE curriculum decisions related to HB 5 implementation.  Sites should contact the distance learning team at Region 13 to schedule […]

InSight Newsletter

The most recent issue of the InSight newsletter has been posted at http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/. There are 12 articles in this issue:   Academic Conversations for Diverse Learners:  The First Steps Addressing the Background Knowledge Deficit in the Language Arts Classroom Early Childhood Math Eight Language Program Models: Four Linguistic Roads Maintaining Metaphase Momentum in the Expository Writing […]

Extension of the 2010-2014 state-owned Tejas LEE and TPRI Assessments

ELAR representatives from the Texas Education Agency posted the following:   “Announcement: Extension of the 2010-2014 state-owned Tejas LEE and TPRI Assessments The 2010-2014 versions of the state-owned Tejas LEE and TPRI assessments have been extended through at least the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Since there have been no revisions to the Tejas […]

Upcoming Events in Core Content Professional Development

We will not have a Curriculum Council meeting in March so  we will be sharing updates through the blog postings. Here are some events that may be of interest for you to share with others in your district:   To Drill or Not to Drill workshop on Wednesday, February 26, 2014  –  To register visit […]

Master Reading Teacher Summer 2014

Region 13 ESC is pleased to offer Master Reading Teacher certification during the summer of 2014. The application process for this course is available through April 14th. To apply, complete the online application located at http://www5.esc13.net/mrt and submit that no later than April 14th. All applicants must attend an information session and take a pre-assessment […]

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