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Instructional Materials Showcase – February 1, 2017

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Join us at Region 13 on February 1, 2017 for our Instructional Materials Showcase. The showcase will highlight instructional materials available under Proclamation 2017 in support of the following courses:  CTE, LOTE, Special Topics in Social Studies, Statistics, and Algebraic Reasoning.

This will be a come-and-go event from 9:00-4:00 for districts who wish to see samples of instructional materials available for adoption in person and converse with participating publishers about their materials. Participating publishers will have the opportunity to host a 25 minute presentation session to highlight product features.

The IMA Showcase is free for school districts wishing to attend. Please register for the Showcase via our eCampus system so we can plan accordingly.

Publishers with materials in support of the Proclamation 2017 courses who would like to participate in the showcase can do so via our IMA Vendor Showcase registration page.

Instructional Materials Eligible for Adoption Under Proclamation 2017

TEA has released the list of instructional materials eligible for adoption under Proclamation 2017. You may view the list here:

P2017 Instructional Materials Eligible for Adoption 10-7-2016

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Save the date: Region 13 will host an IMA Showcase to allow districts to view samples and visit with vendors who have materials available for adoption related to Proclamation 2017.  This will be a come and go event on February 1, 2017.  More information to follow.

To learn more about instructional materials, please see TEA’s Instructional Materials website.

Proclamation 2017 Instructional Materials Preview

The State Board of Education has issued Proclamation 2017 for instructional materials to be used in CTE, LOTE, Statistics, Algebraic Reasoning, and Special Topics in Social Studies courses.  The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2017 is scheduled to occur in November 2016.  The adopted materials are scheduled to be available for use beginning in the 2017 – 2018 school year.

Over the course of the spring and summer, publishers will submit digital samples of materials under Proclamation 2017 to the 20 ESCs for districts to preview. Region 13 has an online preview center via our Proclamation 2017 Instructional Materials Preview (online) course (SP1634119) to house publisher materials as they become available. District staff will be able to access the preview materials via this course at their convenience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from their campus or home.  Appointments can also be made to preview the materials at ESC 13 for anyone who does not have easy access to the necessary technology.

For questions about the preview process at Region 13 please contact Leslie Barrett at leslie.barrett@esc13.txed.net.

To set up an appointment to preview the Proclamation 2017 instructional materials samples at Region 13 please contact Laura Varney at laura.varney@esc13.txed.net.

Review Panel Nominations Open for Proclamation 2017

TEA is accepting nominations until January 15, 2016 for state review panel members to evaluate instructional materials up for adoption under Proclamation 2017.  The instructional materials up for review will be used in support of the following courses:

  • CTE courses
  • LOTE courses
  • Special Topics in Social Studies
  • Algebraic Reasoning
  • Statistics

Review panel members will be responsible for evaluating instructional materials for alignment to course specific TEKS as well as identifying factual errors.

To nominate yourself or someone else to serve on a state review panel for Proclamation 2017 instructional materials, please complete the Proclamation 2017 Reviewer Nomination Form and submit it to TEA at review.adoption@tea.texas.gov by 5:00 pm on January 15, 2016.

Proclamation 2017 Initial Information

Some notes to be aware of:

Proclamation 2017 will include:

  • LOTE – adjustments to current courses, revisions to proficiency levels, new courses
  • Social Studies – Special Topics in Social Studies
  • Mathematics – Algebraic Reasoning, Statistics

Be sure to visit http://www4.esc13.net/instructional-materials-adoption for updates.

 

EMAT will close for 2014-2015 orders on April 3, 2015

Please see more details regarding orders for this school year at:

http://tea.texas.gov/interiorpage_wide.aspx?id=25769820646

Proclamation 2015 Showcase events are THIS WEEK! Don’t miss out!

Just a reminder…

Publishers found on the SBOE list will be present this week to showcase their materials.  This event  does not require registration – come and go as is best for you and your group!  Publishers will be set up around the service center to answer your questions and show you their materials.

Both days open at 9 am and will close down by 4 pm.

Tuesday, January 6th – SECONDARY: HS Math, 6-12 Social Studies, 6-12 Fine Arts

Wednesday, January 7th – ELEMENTARY: K-5 Social Studies, K-5 Fine Arts

See you there!

Don’t forget! The IMA Showcase is just around the corner!

Mark your calendars and make your plans to visit the Proclamation 2015 Instructional Materials Showcase events!  Browse materials and ask publishers from the SBOE list your questions.  The event is a free come-and-go experience requiring no per-registration!

January 6th:  HS Math, 6-12 Social Studies, 6-12 Fine Arts

January 7th:  K-5 Social Studies, K-5 Fine Arts

Have you seen the list?

The Proclamation 2015 Adopted Instructional Materials list has arrived.

If you have not seen it yet, please visit the Proclamation 2015 portion of our Instructional Materials Adoption webpage at http://www4.esc13.net/instructional-materials-adoption/proclamation-2015/ today!

You can find many other resources via the links as well!

IMA – High-Enrollment Growth Application

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TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

SUBJECT:  Instructional Materials Allotment – High-enrollment Growth Application

As of March 19, 2014, districts and open-enrollment charter schools had been provided their instructional materials allotment (IMA) for the 2014 – 2015 school year. The IMA included the 50% calculated amount for the 2nd year of the biennium. The most recent PEIMS enrollment data was used to calculate the IMA for fiscal year 2015.

In accordance with the Texas Administrative Code, §66.1309, a district or open-enrollment charter school that has experienced a minimum enrollment growth of ten percent over the previous 5 year period is eligible to receive an adjustment to its IMA to accommodate high-enrollment growth. A district or open-enrollment charter school that is experiencing a student population growth that is not reflected in the state calculation may also be considered for additional IMA funding if the district or charter experienced a net increase of 3,500 students over the last five years or experienced unexpected enrollment growth due to unforeseen circumstances. Open-enrollment charter schools may also apply if their growth is a result of the recent approval of an expansion amendment by the commissioner of education.

Districts or open-enrollment charter schools that meet these criteria may submit an application to the commissioner of education to request additional IMA funding. Districts are permitted to submit only one application for each school year. The application must be submitted between September 29, 2014, and October 31, 2014. Contingent upon approval by the commissioner and funding availability, the district allotment will be increased to include students who were not included in the original calculation. The commissioner’s determination under this process is final and may not be appealed.

The district or open-enrollment charter school will be notified of its status for additional IMA funding within 15 working days after the application is received. The application must be submitted to the Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology by fax at (512) 475-3612 or by email at instructional.materials@tea.state.tx.us. Districts may access the application at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=2147507729.

For assistance with the high-enrollment growth application process, please contact Kelly Griffin by email at kelly.griffin@tea.state.tx.us or by phone at (512) 463-9601.

Sincerely,

Monica Martinez
Associate Commissioner
Standards and Programs