Teaching Innovations..Videos that Engage!

If you are looking for ways to engage you students and build interactive classrooms then look no further! The videos on Region 13’s latest resource for teachers, Teaching Innovations, showcase the three components of engagement: creating innovative classrooms that build lively teaching, academic rigor, and connective instruction.

Each video even contains the process guides for print, so teachers can immediately implement these innovations in the classroom!

Click below to see more: http://teachinginnovations.gallery.esc13.net/



Free K-12 Teacher Resources via TASA @ iTunes U!

Did you know that K-12 instructional resources are available at your fingertips via iTunes U? TASA (Texas Association for School Administrators) have released new courses targeting all levels of grades and content areas, all available for free! Click here to see more, or just search for TASA at iTunes U within your iTunes app.
New courses include:
Early Elementary (Grades K-2)
Literacy; Mathematics; Science
Intermediate Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Literacy; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies
Middle School
English Language Arts and Reading—Grade 6; Social Studies—Grade 7; Technology Applications
High School
Business & Industry; Integrating Arts in Business; Literary Genres; Mathematical Models with Applications (Revised 2012 TEKS); Public Services; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Sheltered Instruction Training with John Seidlitz: Feb 9-10

Hurry, seats are filling up fast! Don’t miss out on your chance to join John Seidlitz here at Region 13 for two days of Sheltered Instruction training on February 9th and 10th. Registration will close at the end of next week (February 6th), so please click below for more information and to register for the workshop. 

We look forward to seeing you here at Region 13!


Asylee/Refugee/SIFE Training on January 27, 2015

Meeting the specific needs of Asylee/Refugee and SIFE students  is a challenging but critical task. Secondary teachers and administrators need to be aware of the unique needs of these groups of learners, especially as  instructional questions arise upon their arrival in our classrooms. Join us at Region 13 on January 27, 2015, to learn more about supporting these students.

Workshop ID: SP1530157

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New Year’s Resolution: Sheltered Instruction Boot Camp

Is your New Year’s Resolution to ensure your school is in compliance with Sheltered Instruction?  OR do you want to help ESL students in your class who are struggling with English?

We can help you meet your goal!  Join us for Sheltered Instruction Boot Camp on January 19th and 20th.  Along with interactive language learning strategies, this workshop takes a two day intensive look at lesson planning for English Language Learners at the secondary level.

Sign up at: https://ecampus.esc13.net/login.html

Workshop Number: SP1530151

Sheltered Instruction Training with John Seidlitz: Feb 9-10

As you prepare for winter break, don’t forget to register for this dynamic and interactive Sheltered Instruction Plus training with John Seidlitz in the new year. John will be here at Region 13 on February 9-10, 2015 for this two-day training.

Cost: $230.

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LPAC Decision-Making Process for State Assessments 2014-2015 Training

Dates: January 29, 2015 and February 4, 2015

The purpose of Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) training is to provide educators and parents with updated information and requirements that must be considered in making assessment decisions for Limited English Proficient Students. Participants will examine Chapter 89: The Commissioner’s Rules Concerning State Plan for Educating Limited English Proficient Students and review the LPAC Decision-making Manual for State Assessments. The successful completion of this LPAC training will certify each participant as an LPAC member and trainer of trainers.

Register now for the Face-to-Face Session on January 29, 2015 (eCampus: SP1529912) or via Distance Learning (SP1529913)

Register now for the Face-to-Face Session on February 4, 2015 (eCampus: SP1529914) or via Distance Learning (SP1529915)

Upcoming January Bilingual/ESL Workshops

The Bilingual/ESL team invites you to attend any of our upcoming January 2015 training opportunities in the new year! We have a variety of workshops on Sheltered Instruction, Literacy, RtI, Secondary Asylee/Refugee, and training on the  ELPS Instructional Tool. Please click on the image or link below for detailed information and links to register.

Happy Holidays!


Workshop: Promoting Biliteracy in a Bilingual Classroom

During this training we will be promoting biliteracy-reading and writing in Spanish and English. You will be introduced to research on biliteracy, given a framework for planning through balanced literacy, and offered dynamic, research based, strategies. These strategies can be also adapted and applied to biliteracy contexts in which languages other than Spanish and English are used.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Region 13 ESC. Please see the link below for more information and to register. 

Cost: $80

Workshop ID: FA1430812

Presenter: Ivonne Santiago