Christine Reeve: Beat the Heat 2017 Featured Presenter

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Christine Reeve will be presenting her workshop: Setting Up Classrooms for Students with Autism Like a Ninja. Students with autism spectrum disorder need to be educated in well-structured environments that use routines to increase predictability. This presentation will cover the essential elements of setting up classroom spaces that suit the need of […]

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 […]

Library Leadership and TexQuest PD Opportunities

Library Leadership Co-op The Region 20 Library Leadership Co-op is a powerful PD opportunity for librarians looking to enhance their leadership capacity. Co-op members participate in eight sessions (at Region 20 in San Antonio) focused on strategic planning, relationship building, coaching, communication, innovation, and more. When asked to describe the co-op, one participant said: “A […]

Kelly Gallagher coming to Region 13!

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Reminder about upcoming trainings

ESC 13 will host TEA’s Sunny Sadler and Justin Jons from the Financial Compliance Division who will be providing critical information regarding the following allotments:  Bilingual and ESL, Career and Technical Education, State Compensatory Education, Gifted and Talented, High School Allotment, and Special Education. Topics will include validations, audits, PEIMS, and coding. State Allotment training (SP1734542) […]

Personal Accounts: Finding a Passion for Behavior

  By Janice Burch All of us know that dealing with behavior issues can be more difficult than dealing with academic issues. With academic struggles, we usually have a clear understanding of what the student can and can’t do, and what skills and strategies we need to teach them. We can also monitor academic progress much …

Instructional Tech Updates

ViTaL Survey The Region 13 Technology Team has gotten some inquiries about meetings we used to host called ViTaL.  We are seeking input from district technology staff (information technology as well as instructional technology) about what directions to take with our ViTaL group.  Whether you’ve participated in ViTaL in the past or not, we would […]

Updated materials for Federal Programs Leaders

The presentation materials for TEA’s PNP Meetings at ESCs have been uploaded to the ESC 13 Federal Programs Leader’s livebinder. Access code: ESC13FPL Under the PNP tab ~ Final PNP Affirmation (Instructions will follow soon) Presentation slides A side by side document showing PNP requirements under NCLB and ESSA Under the Parental Involvement tab […]

Will Your Leadership Become Extinct?

I read a blog post from thoughtleaders that had me reflecting on the work that I do with leaders. The work of effective leadership is challenging and rewarding. Very often in this work we make the sacrifice to focus our attention on others: students, staff, teachers, teams, etc. It is so easy to forget about […]

IMA May Updates

The EMAT system is open for instructional materials purchasing for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information about ordering instructional materials, including EMAT training videos, please refer to TEA’s Instructional Materials website. If you are new to the Instructional Materials Coordinator role, you may consider joining the Instructional Materials Coordinators’ Association of Texas (IMCAT) and […]