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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 attending one of their summer Instructional Materials Coordinators’ trainings. For more information, contact IMCAT at info@imcat.org.

 

Preparing to Order Instructional Materials for 2017-2018

The EMAT system will be open for ordering instructional materials for school year 2017-2018 on May 1, 2017.

Districts and charters are required to certify annually to the State Board of Education and the commissioner that, for each subject in the required curriculum other than physical education, students have access to instructional materials that cover all the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

The required certification form must be presented to the district’s or charter’s local board of trustees or governing body. The superintendent, board president, and board secretary are required to sign the form before it is submitted to TEA.

Districts and charters will be unable to order 2017−2018 instructional materials through EMAT until the certification has been received by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

The required Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification is available in EMAT. Instructions to access and process the form are available on the EMAT announcement page.

For more information regarding ordering instructional materials for SY 2017-2018, including information pertaining to availability of funds and purchasing options, please see this TAA Correspondence from TEA.

 

Instructional Material Consideration Guides

Region 13 has a few general guideline and consideration documents available via our IMA website that may help as you move forward with making instructional materials decisions under Proclamation 2017. Additionally, below is a LOTE specific textbook evaluation document based on ACTFL guidelines and which may help guide your selections based on the unique needs of foreign language classrooms.

LOTE Textbook Evaluation

IMA Showcase February 1

Please plan to join us at Region 13 for our IMA Showcase in support of Proclamation 2017.  Vendor representatives will be onsite to showcase their materials and answer your questions.

IMA Showcase attendance is free for district representatives, but please register here so we can help our vendors accurately prepare.  We will be a paperless event, so plan ahead and bring your own copy of the 2017 List of Instructional Materials Adopted by the SBOE if you prefer paper.

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