Are You the Interpreter For Your Campus or District? Join Us on November 12

Register here! About the Instructor: FABIO TORRES -SENIOR EDUCATION & RECRUITMENT MANAGER Fabio is an experienced cross-cultural interpreter, language teacher and interpreter trainer.  He has recruited, screened, tested, selected, trained and supervised hundreds of interpreters.  Fabio has been able to share his expertise at different levels within the interpreting industry through the development, implementation, and …

STEAMing Questions – Dr Jean will be at Region 13 in 6 days!!

STEAM Principles – From Dr. Jean’s Website A primary goal of STEAM is to help children develop critical thinking strategies. Critical thinking is open-ended, complex, and can have multiple responses.  It’s getting children to think independently and to think outside the box. From the moment of birth children take in information, respond to information, use that information, and …

Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners

Join us on Wednesday, October 31st for Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners. The purpose of this session is to provide educators support for young students whose primary language is not English.  This session will provide teachers and administrators a better understanding of how to design early childhood instruction to meet the needs of …

Free session – Effective Early Childhood Instruction for the Young EL

The following free sessions for EL teachers will be held at Region 13. https://ecampus.esc13.net/login.html FA1840058          Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners-Fall 2018  10/31/2018 SP1940059           Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners-Spring 2019            2/13/2019 This course will provide teachers and administrators a better understanding of how to design early childhood instruction to meet …

STAAR Alternate 2 Updates for 2018-2019!

TEA has shared their Fall Updates for the 2018-2019 STAAR Alternate 2!  New Information There is no longer a verification window. Students who transfer/move to a new district ON OR AFTER the first day of the STAAR Alternate 2 testing window do not have to be tested. For the 2019 administration, student booklet images will […]

LSLS – October is National Bullying Prevention Month: Part 1 – Tips for Students Who are Bystanders

Excerpted and adapted from Dr. Lori Ernsperger’s book Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs, the suggestions shared here will help teachers provide effective support for all kids, no matter which side of the bullying equation they’re on. This will be a three-part blog. Part 1 will include tips for […]

TEA 2018 Statewide Federal Grants Training: Highlights

TEA will post a final revised presentation after the 3rd statewide training on October 12 at: https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/Training_and_Other_Resources/Training_and_Other_Resources/ 2017-2018 IDEA-B Formula & Preschool: LEAs will receive an increase in supplemental funds. TEA Grants staff will begin budget adjustments for LEAs in November 2018. Revised final expenditure reports for this grant will be accepted thru 10/20/2019. 2018-2019 […]

3 Ways to make your ISS Program SMART

Traditional ISS programs are founded on the principle that punishing students results in decreased behavior. SMART ISS is a program that flips that script on its head, focusing instead on making ISS programs active and restorative rather than simply punitive. Here are three ways you can switch what your ISS program does to make sure …

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3 Reasons Traditional ISS Doesn’t Work

  The traditional In School Suspension model is broken and yet most schools still use it. Schools across Texas and throughout the country practice the traditional, punitive, method of ISS. In this model, students get in trouble and are sent to a room on campus  as punishment. They might complete homework or do assignments, but …

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Back-to-School Resources for Families and Caregivers

Resource Spotlight from the US Department Education Newsletter As children heading to school engage in new routines and learning opportunities, it can sometimes be a challenging experience for them and their families or caregivers. The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) has developed and collected a number of resources especially for families and caregivers, to make changes …