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Library & EdTech Fall Learning

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  As you are planning for a fantastic year with your students, you may want to think about our fall professional development opportunities for librarians and teachers looking for technology integration ideas. Click the image below to see our list of fall workshops. For questions please contact Leslie Barrett at leslie.barrett@esc13.txed.net

Texas Success! The holidays arrive early for the public schools of Texas.

The holidays arrived early for the public schools of Texas! This August TEA and ESC Region 20 rolled out Texas SUCCESS, an umbrella initiative that encompasses two outstanding computer-based interactive programs designed to support student growth in the critical areas of math and reading.

Istation Reading and Think Through Math are both research-based, highly rated, widely used computer programs that support individualized student progress in reading and math both at school and at home.

Join us after school next Monday for a special treat….

iDevices Webinar – Locally Hosted, Free To Attend

Region XIII Instructional Technology is thrilled to host a free webinar on January 23rd, 2012 (4:00pm-5:00pm) featuring technology super star, Carl Hooker, Director of Instructional Technology in Eanes ISD. Join us as he demystifies and informs us on best practices for integrating iDevices (iPads, iPods, Apps) into schools. Carl has been working through the challenges surrounding this topic for a long time and has some excellent “lessons learned” to share. He is recognized widely by most as an authoritative voice on the topic and has presented at state-wide technology leadership forums and more.

Additionally, some information will be given about Apple’s latest announcment on iBooks

Librarians: A new website designed to self-motivate students to make choices and judgements about what is most useful for them as they read, search, watch and play

SlimeKids features an extensive collection of book trailers organized by year and by grade level as well as numerous language arts-related games in such categories as spelling, typing, vocabulary and grammar. Additionally, the website showcases an array of exceptional literacy-related resources such as author and book review websites as well as superb learning tools including reference works and search engines.

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