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Data Management & Technology Services

Expert Assistance for Educators and Technology Directors

From data management to internet access and maintaining your network, ESC Region 12 offers a variety of products and services to keep districts up and running and up-to-date with 21st-century learning. 


Specialists are available to provide support through professional development (both on-site and at the center) and through expert assistance.

Data Management
  • DMAC Solutions consists of a suite of web-based applications developed to assist educators with their assessment and curriculum needs.

    This program will enable educators to monitor student progress and achievement. It also provides data for curriculum planning. All updates are available immediately and data is stored in a central off-site location allowing all changes to be viewed immediately.

    TEKS Resource System items are now available in the TEKS Assessment Generator (TAG) application. This allows TEKS Resource System districts that are also DMAC users to:

    • Build customized tests using TEKS Resource System items
    • Modify existing TEKS Resource System
    • Access additional TEKS Resource System items

     

    Services provided include:

    • Expert assistance
    • Professional development
    • Scanning local benchmark forms
    • Coordinating user accounts at the district, campus, and teacher level
    • Information dissemination (including list serv messages)

     

    DMAC-Live! 

    For those new to DMAC, the DMAC-Live! webinars are open to all schools (currently using DMAC or not). We have this as an open forum for schools to ask questions and receive feedback -- as well as an opportunity for us  to share software enhancements.

     

    DMAC News & Updates

    Training Opportunities

    DMAC Live Webinars

  • This program provides schools with assistance in identifying strategies for developing deliberate, focused, interventions with a focus on data. A specialist is available to provide support through professional development (both on-site and at the Service Center) and through unlimited expert technical assistance. This program will enable educators to monitor student progress and achievement. It also examines data for curriculum alignment planning. 
  • The suite of eduphoria! web-based applications help schools run smoothly. The suite includes Aware, PDAS, Helpdesk, Forethought, Formspace, Workshop and Facilities and Events.

     

    Benefits include: 

    • Single place for planning and assessment 
    • Web-based PDAS management system 
    • Tools and data to streamline any service department 
    • Planner and curriculum management application 
    • Automate district forms and approval processes 
    • Streamline staff course registration and portfolios 
    • Track asset inventory and facility use

     

    Eduphoria! School Objects provides student data analysis in a web-based, interactive format. Data can be analyzed from district to school to individual teacher or student. The suite also includes modules addressing PDAS, Formspace, Forethought, Workshop, Help Desk, and Facilities & Events.

    • Forethought is a lesson planner/curriculum management application.
    • Workshop is a professional development management system.
    • PDAS is a web-based PDAS management system giving principals and teachers a tool to create, submit and monitor PDAS.
    • Helpdesk is a service management ticket system.
    • Facilities and Events is a tool used to track asset inventory and facility use.
    • Formspace is an electronic document management and workflow tool.

     

    Training Opportunities

     

    Email Archive

  • Eduphoria! PDAS provides a web-based total PDAS management system, giving principals a single tool to create, submit and monitor PDAS. Teachers have instant access to appraisal instruments including walkthroughs and standard appraisal documents. They may also complete the teacher self report.

     

    Benefits include:

    • Live data using Smart phone and iPad app (cellular plan or wireless access required) 
    • Reports mirror official state reports 
    • Enable staff members to view their evaluations online 
    • Intervention plan notification and instrument 
    • Track PDAS progress through the year 
    • Alternate evaluation for non-teaching staff 
    • District-wide evaluator and viewer support 
    • Unlimited expert assistance via phone and email 
    • Training per ESC Region 12 daily rates

     

    Training Opportunities

  • STAAR One™ provides access to over 27,000 STAAR-Aligned Assessment items.

     

    Benefits include: 

    • Reading: Grades 3-8 and Grades 9-11 EOC 
    • Mathematics: Grades 3-8, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry EOC 
    • Science: Grades 5 and 8, Biology I, Chemistry, Physics EOC 
    • Social Studies: Grade 8, World Geography, US History, World History 
    • Spanish Transadaptations: Grades 3-5 Reading/Math and Grade 5 Science 
    • Maximal Accessibility: In select grade levels for Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies for students served by special education and assessed on modified academic achievement standards 
    • Install on Network or Stand-alone, Windows support

     

    District license purchase includes: 

    • One time expense with no annual renewal for release 
    • One year technical support services and free publishing system upgrades 
    • Installation CD with STAAR One™ item bank, Access 4 publishing system and corresponding item catalogs
  • TEKSbank is a bank of more than 40,000 test questions and resources developed and aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). TEKSbank questions are designed based on in-depth analysis of the TEKS, the STAAR released items, and assessment best practices. The questions can be used by teachers and administrators to build assessments in an online application.

     

    Mathematics:

    • Over 10,000 tightly aligned items
    • Aligned to the new state standards
    • Each SE will have at least 10 questions
    • Include STAAR-formatted gridable items
    • At least 10 Spanish items for each SE for grades 3-5

    ELA/R:

    • Over 11,500 tightly aligned items
    • Passages for Poetry, Drama, Informational Text and Literary Text
    • Editing, Revising and Writing Prompts
    • SLAR content for grades 3-5

    Science

    • Over 7,500 tightly aligned items
    • Aligned to the new state standards
    • Includes STAAR-formatted gridable items
    • At least 10 Spanish items for each SE for grades 3-5

    Social Studies

    • Over 10,000 tightly aligned items
    • Items with maps, charts, pictures and political cartoons
    • At least 5 Spanish items for each SE for grades 3-5

     

    TEKSbank Information


    Training Opportunities

Technical Support & Services
  • EDLINK12 provides Internet Access service to any Texas Independent School District and educational supportive nonprofit organization. 

     

    Services include:

    • Basic Internet Access
    • Telephone support through a help desk during normal business hours
    • Onsite support
    • Firewall
    • DNS

     

    EDLINK12 services, except filtering are E-Rate eligible.

    Learn more >

  • Rent-A-Tech is a direct service to our customers. The Rent-A-Tech is a certified technician contracted to help maintain and support technology on the local area network including file servers, workstations, connection devices, and desktop/network operating systems. The technician can also help districts maintain network connectivity (cables / wiring), support e-mail systems, web servers, and the systems overall direction, design and technology planning.

     

    Service contracts may be purchased in three ways and may require a contract. Those options include:

    1. A Certified Technician contracted for whole day -reoccurring increments for on site and/or remote support. This option requires an annual contract.
    2. A Certified Technician contracted for specific blocks of hours to be scheduled by the customer for on site and/or remote support. This option requires a contract.
    3. A Certified Technician contracted on an ‘as needed basis.’
  • ESC Region 12 provides information and resources to instructional technology coordinators and contacts from public, private, and charter schools at Technology Coordinators & Contacts Meetings held 4 times a year over video conferencing as well as through the Region 12 Techcon Mailing List. 

     

    Technology Coordinators’ & Contacts’ Meetings are designed to provide District/Campus representatives responsible for coordinating/managing instructional technology activities an opportunity to:

    • Remain up-to-date on regional, state, and national technology issues, events, funding opportunities and more
    • Review new technologies
    • Network with other technology representatives.

     

    The ESC Region 12 Techcon Email Group provides an avenue for personnel responsible for technology instruction and support to communicate with one another as well as for ESC Region 12 Technology staff members to share information regarding updates, news and events of interest. 

  • ESC12 Videoconferencing Online (ESC12 VCO) brings the future of education to your students and the Telecommunications Network provides IP based bridging services and technical support for single and multi-point videoconference connections. 

    Benefits can include: 

    • Access to professional development
    • TETN events open to districts
    • Student programs
    • Customized programs (via request)
    • Technical support of videoconferencing services
    • Access to Videoconferences through an application that works on PC, Mac and Mobile Devices (Currently Zoom)

    Student programs include but are not limited to: 

    • Student collaborations
    • Dual credit courses
    • Student driven projects
    • Virtual field trips and connections to subject matter experts

     

     

    Register for a Videoconference

     

  • This service provides member campuses with the following Discovery Education Base resources aligned to the TEKS:

    • 6,200+ full length educational videos (550+ in Spanish)
    • 1,500+ closed-caption titles
    • Teachers’ guides and worksheets to supplement digital resources
    • Image library with 20,000+ images (2,000 geography photos)
    • 1,100+ clip art gallery images
    • 26,000+ encyclopedia articles
    • STEM Connect (career videos and learning that support STEM education across grades K-12, including popular clips from Mythbusters)
    • Calendar of dates in history linked to resources
    • 150+ Pre-made Lesson plans
    • 150+ Theme pages
    • Access to on-going exclusive virtual and in-person events to develop skills and share ideas 
    • Online assignment builders
    • Classroom manager that allows educators to import and manage classes of students with Discovery Education Streaming
    • Interactive World Atlas
    • Discovery Educator Network containing thousands of peer-to-peer educator resources

     

    Supporting activities include:

    • Information dissemination
    • Account management
    • Professional development
    • Expert assistance

     

    Training Opportunities

     

    Membership Packet

  • This service provides member campuses with the Discovery Education Steaming base service and the PLUS media pack. The PLUS package augments the Discovery Education Steaming library by adding over 71,000 additional digital media resources from Discovery, AIMS Multimedia, PBS®, Clearvue and SVE. Additional audio files and audio books, famous speeches, thousands of interactive language arts and math overviews and explorations, and foreign language content are also included.

     

    Discovery Education Streaming PLUS Overview

     

    Discovery Education Streaming PLUS website 

     

    Membership Packet

     

    Training Opportunities

  Subscribe to Our Email Groups

 

DMAC Email Group

This email group is available for those interested in DMAC software for data management solutions. It will be used to provide information about training, support and resources for data management. Join now >


eduphoria! Email Group

This email group is available for those interested in Eduphoria software for data management solutions. It will be used to provide information about training, support and resources for data management. Join now >


Techcon Email Group

This email group is available to Technology Coordinators and Contacts from Region 12 districts, charter schools, and private schools and provides an avenue for personnel in Region 12 responsible for technology instruction and support to communicate with one another as well as for ESC Region 12 technology staff members to share information regarding updates, news and events of interest. Join now >

 

Videoconference Email Group

Subscribe to receive updated information concerning videoconferencing programs and trainings. Join now >

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