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2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps

Call for Outstanding Student Nominations Nominate your outstanding 4th-8th graders  for summer 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps! Participants travel to the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston area to join delegations of other distinguished students from across Texas for a week of fun, learning, leadership development, and visits to significant Texas destinations. Each day […]

Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) 2016 Prospective Educator Scholarship Application

Scholarship information for graduating seniors that have an interest in pursuing education as a career path: The University of Texas at Austin-Chapter 12, of Phi Delta Kappa, awards one $500 scholarship each year; however, our top two screened applications are also forwarded to our International Phi Delta Kappa office for consideration for an additional $500 award.  Completed application […]

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS (CCR) IS MORE THAN JUST CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION

We’re excited to introduce a resource that will soon be available to you: the Texas Online College and Career Readiness Resource Center (OCCRRC). Our primary objective is for you to work effectively—individually and with colleagues—toward the goal of preparing all students for success after high school. This tool, with its associated resources, explores the multiple […]

June Curriculum Council Follow Up

After each Curriculum Council meeting we create a short summary of presentations collected in a “Superintendent  Edition”. These documents are uploaded to our Curriculum Council web site and are shared at Regional Advisory Council meetings. The Superintended Edition for the June 5th Curriculum Council meeting is attached for your reference. Supt Ed_Jun14_v3 Additionally, a new resource to […]

Ed Vara Announces His Retirement

Dear Region 13 Colleagues, I want to let you know that I am retiring at the end of August after 38 years in education (of which 25 years have been at ESCs).  It is hard to leave such a great region and wonderful people at the Center and in the field.  I have truly been […]

Curriculum Council VIRTUAL – Online Live Stream – July 24, 2014

Our next Curriculum Council meeting (July 24th) will be a virtual event only. If you would like access to the LiveStream the day of the session, or to view later, please register for SU1429101 in our E-Campus system. Video from our June 5th Curriculum council meeting is available at http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1405546/events/2774255. Access to these videos will be available […]

Curriculum Council Follow Up

After each Curriculum Council meeting we create a short summary of presentations collected in a “Superintendent  Edition”. These documents are uploaded to our Curriculum Council web site and are shared at Regional Advisory Council meetings. The Superintended Edition for the May 1st Curriculum Council meeting is attached for your reference. Supt Ed_May14 Additionally, a new resource to assist […]

TEA HB 5 TETN PPT and Video

On Friday, April 5th TEA presented an overview of HB 5 for administrators.  You can find a copy of the ppt slides and a recording of the TETN on the Region 13 HB 5 webpage under TEA Resources. This information can be found at TEA HB 5 Overview  

OnRamps: Dual Credit

OnRamps is a suite of blended learning courses to be offered for dual credit. The courses in Pre-Calculus, Statistics, Computer Science, and ELA are developed by faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. OnRamps program and courses include unique design features.   Dual-credit courses may be taught by teachers who do not have a master’s degree […]

TEDxYouth@Austin

CurrCouncilLetterTEDxYouth1-21-14   Last year, Austin area youth organized and produced the first ever TEDxYouth@Austin event. It was a wildly successful day that positively impacted hundreds of Austin area youth.   On Sunday, February 16, 2014, central Texas high school and middle school students will come together to hear engaging stories and see inspiring performances and […]

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