Using the TEA Math Vertical Alignment to Analyze STAAR Items

Have you ever thought of pairing a vertical alignment tool with a conversation around analyzing a STAAR item?  At our upcoming STAAR Target workshops for Math we will do just that very thing.  The goal is to take a close look not only at the prerequisite skills but also to look what comes next in development of the TEKS.  The conversations around this process will lead us into deeper discussions about differentiation within instruction as well as help us plan for interventions.

We will also be exploring tools and resources and experiencing some classroom activities to help our two lowest performing reporting categories for each grade.

There is still plenty of room to join us!  Click the links below for more information and to register.

Math STAAR Target Grade 7  Tuesday September26th

Math STAAR Target Grade 6 Thursday September 28th

Project Based Learning, Teaching and Learning Statistics and more… Join us this fall for Secondary Math Professional Learning Opportunities at Region 13!

All secondary Math workshops for the fall are open and ready for registration!  Come join us for some professional learning, new this fall include Project Based Learning in Math and Teaching and Learning Statistics.  We also have revamped and updated our Math STAAR Target workshops to include new resources and tools around the recently released 2017 Math STAAR.

Fall 2017 Math Flyer

Does your campus/district need other professional learning?  Here’s a list of some of our past PD that we can bring to you.

Exciting Fall in Elementary Mathematics!

You won’t want to miss the exiting opportunities in Elementary Math this Fall at Region 13! We hope you will take advantage of many new workshop choices and our outstanding distinguished speaker, Marcy Cook. Mark your calendars now for November 2nd . You don’t want to miss a day with Marcy!

Have a great 2017-2018 school year!

Click Here to see the Fall Flyer

Welcome Back Math Leaders!

On Sept. 7th we will hold our first Math Leadership meeting here at Region 13! To register, log in to E-campus and enter workshop ID FA1736575. While you are in E-campus please verify your information.

To help us better serve your math needs, please complete the following short survey.

In case you missed it, the released items from the 2017 STAAR are now posted here.

The CAMT 2017 TEA Curriculum Update is attached for your convenience. Let us know if you have any questions.

Math – CAMT 2017 (TEA Curriculum Update)

The Skills That Matter – Teaching Self-Regulation

Students need to be prepared with the skills that matter for success in life after high school. This session will describe how to impact students’ success by teaching self-regulation within middle and high school courses, in addition to supports such as counseling, special education and career education. By incorporating self-regulation into instruction, teachers have found that students engage more, increase homework completion, and achieve higher levels of proficiency. Drs. Pattie Noonan and Amy Gaumer Erickson will provide an overview of the College and Career Competency Framework and a professional resource to assist with implementation of an instructional plan.

Registration is available at eCampus:
Workshop ID: SU1737816

For more information contact:
Elizabeth Danner

SB826 – Sequencing of HS Math Courses

Did you know…

The governor signed SB826 regarding removing sequencing of Algebra I and Geometry before 3rd year credit of mathematics. Note, it is effective beginning the 17-18 school year. This means, there is no sequencing defined for the 17-18 school year.

We realize this brings up more questions with regards to next school year and students who have taken, are taking or enrolled to take courses.  We await further details from TEA and encourage all Math leaders to join the TEA updates and attend TEA face to face meetings at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, CAMT, in Fort Worth.

Sign up for TEA updates at

Cognitively Guided Instruction – CGI!

Join us June 13-16 for Cognitively Guided Instruction for K-2 teachers, there are a few spots left!  We are excited to have a national trainer Dr. Olly Steinthorsdottir leading our training.  This unique opportunity provides 7 days of PD, starting with 4 this summer and 3 days next school year.  Due to generous support from the Texas Regional Collaboratives we are able to offer these 7 days of training for a total of $200 per teacher.  For more details login to our Ecampus at:

Type in workshop code SU1736496

Words Their Way

Literacy definitely applies to all content areas! Check out the following series.

Words Their Way

Words Their Way is a developmental approach to phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction.  It offers a systematic, teacher directed, child-centered plan for the study of words from kindergarten to high school.  When teachers use this practical, hands-on way to study words with students, they create tasks that focus students’ attention on critical features of words.  All workshops will be presented by Words Their Way authors.


Summer Fun with ESC 13 Math

Congratulations on another great year in the classroom, and thank you for everything you do to engage our students in learning and loving mathematics!

As teachers and leaders of mathematics, the learning never stops! Please consider joining us this summer for one or more training opportunities.

K-3 math teachers – Don’t forget about the TEA Mathematics Achievement academies. The academies are open to eligible campuses. If you are from an eligible campus, your district leaders or campus principal will have the dates and locations, along with registration information for these academies.

Pre-K-Grade 5 – June 6th is our annual Elementary Extravaganza. Bring a friend from a different content area… this conference is for all elementary teachers!

Additional course offerings can be found on our summer math flyer.

Math Flyer Summer 2017


Elementary Extravaganza – Register Now!

What’s Happening at the Elementary Extravaganza On June 6th?

This one-day conference is dedicated to understanding and meeting the diverse and unique needs of the elementary teacher.  If you work with Pre-K – 5th Grade…this is the place to be!

Through this innovative, interactive menu-based experience, participants are able to spend their day with other elementary educators experiencing practical topics and connections, generating ideas, and gaining insight into the multiple areas they are responsible for in an environment that respects and honors the hard work and dedication required to be in the classroom.

 Sessions include:

Make-and-Take: Flexible Grouping Folder for Guided Reading (K-5)

Fun With Math Fluency

Exploring the Early Childhood Outcomes Prekindergarten Alignment Document (PPCD & PK)

Journal Writing: Getting the Most Bang for your Buck

Thinking Stems for a Vocabulary-Rich Classroom



Click on the following link for more information and to register:

Check-in begins at 8:30 am in the main foyer.

Sessions begin promptly at 9:00 am. Please plan travel accordingly.

Registration includes a box lunch.

The temperature fluctuates in our building… a light jacket is recommended.