What are Co-ops & Shared Services Arrangements?

 

Education Service Center Region 12 offers a number of Co-operatives and Shared Service Arrangements. Shared Service Arrangements (SSAs) and co-operatives are agreements between member districts and the Education Service Center. They allow schools to pool funds and receive services at a discounted rate through these partnerships.

Educators who work at a campus or district that is member of a co-op can attend trainings at no additional cost or at lower cost and may receive additional direct services performed for the member districts. Co-operatives and SSAs help schools leverage and share resources, preserving more money within the classroom for student achievement.

 

Browse our Co-op and Shared Services Arrangement opportunities by subject area below!

Administration
  • Administrators & Leadership support provides professional development and expert assistance to superintendents, central office administrators, campus leadership and school boards. The service provides a link of communication between ESC Region 12, TEA, and local education agencies.

     

    Leadership Co-Op

    Leadership liaisons provide professional development, expert assistance and support to campus and central office administrators. Professional development offered as part of the co-op is determined by our annual needs assessment, current trends and state priorities. 

     

    Personnel Plus Co-Op

    Co-op members receive Certification Services, Professional Development, access to the personnel director's network meetings and a free table at Region 12's Annual Job Fair for a great co-op package price.

     

    Superintendent Leadership Academy Co-op

    This academy combines networking, dialogue, technology, field-based experience and expert presenters to meet the needs of both beginning and experienced superintendents. Topics are based on superintendents’ interests and current issues.

     

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School Support
  • Coordinated School Health programs provide cost-effective professional development and expert assistance for school health care providers and educators. Program activities are focused on providing research-based training, support, information updates and networking opportunities between state and national health organizations and regional school districts.

     

    Health Co-op

    This co-op offers multiple services, professional development training opportunities and expert assistance at no additional charge.

     

    Counselor Co-op

    Counseling Services offers expert assistance, information updates, including legislative and legal mandates, and support for initiatives in public education that enhance student development and academic achievement.

     

    CTE- Carl Perkins SSA

    ESC Region 12 offers professional development, expert assistance and guidance in meeting Career and Technical Education (CTE) state and federal requirements, as well as providing college and career readiness information and resources.

     

    CTE Council Co-op

    This co-op offers the latest training, expert assistance, information updates and networking for all member district staff at an affordable package price.

     

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Curriculum
  • The Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment programs provide professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 educators in the areas of TEKS Resource System, STAAR, instructional coaching, instructional strategies, Response to Intervention, technology integration and more.

     

    Enhanced Curriculum Co-op

    The Enhanced Curriculum Co-op offers a wealth of content area training and services at discounted prices or at no additional cost. This is an excellent option for districts who are looking for methods to implement systemic change!

     

    Gifted & Talented Co-op

    The Gifted and Talented Co-op provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers and administrators in the ESC Region 12 area at a discounted price.

     

    TEKS Resource System Co-op

    The TEKS Resource System (TEKS RS) offers a comprehensive, customizable, user-friendly curriculum management system built on current research-based practices. Its primary focus is to create an aligned curriculum for the four core content areas in grades K-12. 

     

    Discovery Education

    A flexible K-12 learning platform that provides relevant, engaging content, instructional strategies, customizable lessons, collaboration tools, and professional development resources to facilitate instruction.

     

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Federal
  • The Federal Programs department provides support and professional development to all ESC Region 12 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and the federal program cooperative. Staff provide direct support through personalized expert assistance with a focus on federal compliance and continuous improvement.

     

    Title I, Part C Migrant SSA

    This Shared Services Arrangement provides districts with direct services required under the No Child Left Behind Title I, Part C (Migrant Education Program) for migrant students and families.

     

    Title III, Part A Bilingual - ESL, LEP SSA

    The purpose of this program is to provide expert assistance and best practices professional development that will help ensure limited English proficient children attain English proficiency, succeed at core academic subjects and meet the same academic content and student achievement standards expected of all children.

     

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Find trainings available to your District at no additional cost by navigating the links below.

 

 

**Updated as of October 13, 2021**

Sessions occurring September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022 are reflected in the 2022 co-op memberships linked below. 

Follow the steps below to see what Co-ops or SSAs your district is a member of and browse free and discounted training available under each membership.


  1. Visit our ESC Works Professional Development site at txr12.escworks.net
  2. Log In or Create an Account if you are a new ESC Works user. You will need to create an ESC Works account even if you had an account on our previous system.
  3. In the blue menu bar on the left, Click Co-op Membership to see a list of memberships purchased by your district.
  4. Click on the desired Co-op or SSA to see a list of free or discounted training available to members.