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EXPERT ASSISTANCE IN PK-12 CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT

ESC Region 12 offers a multitude of content area professional development, expert assistance, resources, research-based strategies and ongoing communication for PK-12 teachers to enhance their skills and knowledge in providing lessons that give students research, analysis and critical thinking skills needed to be successful on assessments. 
Content Areas
 
  • The English Language Arts and Reading Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers in the ESC Region 12 area. This service supports ELA/R teachers in enhancing their skills and content knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, oral and written conventions, listening and speaking, and research.

    Services include:

    • Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • Expert Assistance
    • TEKS and STAAR Support
    • Ongoing Communication

     

    Learn more >

    Training opportunities >

    Math & Reading Academies >

  • The Mathematics Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers in the ESC Region 12 area. This service supports mathematics teachers in enhancing their skills and content knowledge in order to effectively teach the state standards.

    Services include:

    • Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • Expert Assistance
    • TEKS and STAAR Support
    • Ongoing Communication

     

    Learn more >


    Training opportunities >

    Math & Reading Academies >

  • The Science Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers in the ESC Region 12 area. This service supports science teachers in enhancing their skills and content knowledge in order to effectively teach the state standards.

    Services include:

    • Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • Expert Assistance
    • TEKS and STAAR Support
    • Ongoing Communication

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  • The Social Studies Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers in the ESC Region 12 area. This service supports social studies teachers in enhancing their skills and content knowledge in order to effectively teach the state standards.

    Services include:
    • Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • Expert Assistance
    • TEKS and STAAR Support
    • Ongoing Communication 

     

    Learn more >

    Training Opportunities >

  • ESC Region 12 offers support for instructional technology coaches and/or facilitators, media specialists and librarians. These services provide opportunities to create relationships through intentional conversations to foster change through innovative tools and learning practices.
    Benefits include:

    • Monthly Collaboration Meetings
    • Vendor Fair
    • Networking opportunities
    • Library Conference

    Learn More >
  • WeTeach_CS provides intensive and sustained K-12 professional development for Texas Computer Science teachers. We are especially focused on increasing the number of certified CS teachers in Texas, in support of the nation's CS for All initiative.

Campus-Based Services
 
  • The Instructional Coaching Service provides PK-12 
    teachers with job-embedded expert assistance and sustainable, relevant and customizable instructional support to improve teacher and student success. 

    Customized services may include:

    • Campus-based professional development
    • Collaborative planning
    • Data analysis
    • Resource alignment
    • Classroom observations
    • Team teaching
    • Model teaching
    • Tier 1 Strategies to support RTI

  • As an instructional coach, instructional specialist, or even teacher leader, you have the task of improving teaching and learning without evaluating others. You don't have to do it alone!

    Join us for a year-long journey of learning and networking through the ESC Region 12 Instructional Coaches' Academy. This academy will consist of three face-to-face meetings during which we will examine instructional coaching strategies and techniques, coaching tools, professional development planning and evidence-based teaching practices. Throughout the year, participants will engage in a book study and network with other coaches using a discussion board platform. 

     

    Training opportunities >

     

     

  • Profiling Engaged Learning using the IPI tool is a systemic improvement effort designed to help educators build a common language, process and structure around student engaged learning.

    The Instructional Practices Inventory tool is an instrument that can be used on campuses to collect data about student engagement. The instrument provides an optimum profile of student engaged learning. The purpose of the instrument is to engage teachers in reflective, problem-solving conversations so instructional change evolves.

    The IPI process, when used properly, provides valid, reliable data for profiling student engaged learning and serves as the basis for the collaborative problem-solving faculty conversations necessary in a professional learning community.

     

    Learn more >

  • Instructional Rounds is a systemic improvement effort designed to help educators build a common language, process and structure around student learning. Instructional Rounds allows administrators and teachers to learn from one another and identify what good teaching and learning looks like in the classroom. This practice will help increase student achievement in school.

     

    Learn more >

     

  • With on-site professional development, our specialists come to you! Choose courses customized to meet your district's needs. 

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  • Texas Lesson Study (TXLS) provides a framework for inquiry-based, campus-specific professional development for grades 
    K-12, in any content area. Participation in teams of 2 - 5 will dive deeply into a chosen standard while creating a detailed, research-based lesson for publication consideration.
    Benefits include:

    • FREE Participation (Grant-Funded)
    • Teachers receive a stipend for initial participation
    • All lesson study materials are provided
    • Sessions are held on campus, during school hours
    • Earn approximately 40 CPE credits
    • A TXLS Facilitator to guide the team through the process

     

    Learn more >

General Services
  • ESC Region 12 offers a continuum of classroom management services to support educators in the improvement of management skills in the learning environment, and to enhance student achievement while helping teachers and schools comply with federal laws.

    Services include: 

    • Professional Development
    • Technical Assistance
    • Consultative Services
    • Professional Expertise

       

    Training opportunities >

  • The Data Analysis Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 educators and administrators in the ESC Region 12 area. This service supports teachers and campus leaders in the practice of data based decision making.

    Services include:
    • TEKS and STAAR Data Support
    • TSDS Support and Professional Development
    • Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • Expert Assistance
    • Ongoing Communication
  • The identification and instruction of students with dyslexia and related disorders is mandated by the state of Texas. ESC Region 12 provides professional development and consultative assistance in the following areas:
    • Identification and assessment of students with dyslexia.
    • Instructional strategies for students with dyslexia.
    • Interpretation of state guidelines and mandates regarding dyslexia.
    • Development of local plans and programs designed for educating students with dyslexia.

    Learn more >


    Training opportunities >

  • Do you want support to ensure compliance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented students? We are here to help you meet the unique needs of gifted learners. The Gifted and Talented Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers and administrators in the ESC Region 12 area.


    Training Opportunities >


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  • The Instructional Materials Adoption processes require strategic planning by the district's curriculum, technology and textbook coordinators since the IMA appropriations include instructional materials, technology equipment and technology-related service.

    Learn more about Instructional Materials Adoption >

  • The Digital Innovation Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers and administrators in the ESC Region 12 area. 

     

    Services include:

    • Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • Modern Teaching and Learning Models
    • Flexible Learning Environments
    • Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    • Technology Integration Services
    • Technology Applications TEKS Support
    • Expert Assistance
    • Instructional Coaching
    • Innovative Teaching Academy
    • Active Learning Institute
       
  • Early Childhood Education Services offers teachers and administrators specific training and consultative services to implement prekindergarten consistent with the requirements of a High-Quality Prekindergarten program, as established in Education Code, §§29.167 - 29.171, and consistent with the provisions of Education Code, Chapters 41 and 42.

     

    Topics Include: 

    • Prekindergarten Guidelines
    • Evidence-Based Curriculum
    • Student Progress Monitoring
    • Teacher Qualifications and Professional Development
    • Class Size and Ratio
    • Family Engagement
    • Program Evaluation
    • Data Reporting
    • Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
    • Classroom Management
    • Data Analysis
    • Response to Intervention
    • Early Childhood Data System (ECDS)

     

    Training Opportunities >

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  • ESC Region 12 educational specialists are widely considered leaders in education, speaking at conferences across the nation as experts in their field. Many of these specialists can be contracted as keynote speakers for your events, conferences or on-site professional development.

     


    Andi McNair, ESC Region 12 SpecialistAndi was a classroom teacher for 16 years before pursuing her passion to change education by sharing practical ways to engage and empower this generation of learners. She is currently a digital innovation specialist at ESC Region 12 and is passionate about using meaningful technology in the classroom.

    Andi’s keynotes are designed to shift mindsets and change perspectives.  She spends time helping the audience understand the “why” first, then moves into the “how” to make it happen in any classroom, on any campus, or in any district.
     
    Visit Andi McNair's site >
  • This program provides professional development through training, technical assistance and leadership to develop a district/campus framework that addresses the needs of all students. This is accomplished through a continuum of services which provide high-quality instruction and tiered intervention strategies aligned with individual student needs for grades K-12, frequent monitoring of progress to make results-based academic or behavioral decisions and the application of child response data to important educational decisions.

    Customizable assistance includes:

    • RtI needs assessment for district/campus
    • RtI documentation development
    • Program evaluation
    • Design of RtI process for district/campus
    • Data collection and use for guiding instruction
    • Coaching support for RtI implementation
    • Coaching support for interventionists
    • Professional development

     

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  • SCHOLAR is an organized collection of resources and information, separated into 4 categories relative to typical duties of school counselors. Important online resources and links are provided for you including that of TEA, THECB, and other sites so you can have pertinent information at your fingertips. Additional resources may be added or removed as needed, based on identified needs of school counselors.

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  • Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. ESC Region 12 supports districts and charter schools in their understanding and implementation of these federal requirements by offering professional development and technical assistance.

     


    Training opportunities >

     

  • The Statewide Assessment program provides professional development, expert assistance, and professional services as requested to ESC Region 12 customers in the area of assessment of students including those with disabilities, including allowable and appropriate accommodations, and eligibility for and administration of alternate and modified assessments; English Language Learners and general education students.Testing programs include STAAR, STAAR Alt and TELPAS. 

    Services include:
    • Testing Coordinator Training and Support
    • Expert Assistance
    • Ongoing Communication
       
    Learn more >
 
Co-operatives
 
  • 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!

     

    View the flyer for the updated Enhanced Curriculum Co-op Services > 

  • The Gifted and Talented Co-operative provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers and administrators in the ESC Region 12 area.

    The following benefits are available to Gifted and Talented Co-operative members at no additional charge or at a discounted price as noted:

    • 30-hours of initial G/T training
    • Annual six-hour update on various topics
    • Annual six-hour G/T update for administrators and counselors
    • Online G/T training at a discounted price
    • Expert assistance in program options, planning and implementing G/T
    • Annual G/T Summer Conference

       

  • 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. 
    Benefits include:
    • TEKS RS 101 for administrators & teachers
    • TEKS RS Newsletter
    • Evidence-based professional development
    • Expert assistance
    • TEKS RS Updates

     


     

    The TExGUIDE resource serves as a bridge between curriculum, aligned resources, and instructional planning. TExGUIDEs provide teachers with a platform to easily access TEKS-aligned resources; they increase the efficiency and quality of lesson planning for teachers and positively influence student performance.


    This resource is only available for districts using TEKS Resource System; the TExGUIDEs are aligned with the TEKS RS Year at a Glance (YAG) document and link to relevant TEKS RS resources. 

    The benefits of the TExGUIDE Co-op membership include:


    • Resources and activities aligned to TEKS Resource System YAGs and grade level Units for assessed grade levels.
    • TEKS Resource System updates and newsletters at no additional charge.
    • Ongoing communication and expert assistance.

    For more information contact Kristin Arterbury, 254-297-1115
  • Instructional Leadership Symposium provides an opportunity for campus and/or district-level decision makers in the area of curriculum and instruction to become knowledgeable about legislative changes, curriculum resources, and other timely curriculum initiatives through expert assistance and face-to-face professional development. District and Campus Administrators, Curriculum Directors, and Central Office Personnel for public and charter schools will receive timely and accurate statutory information concerning curriculum, instruction and state assessments. 

    2019-2020 Instructional Leadership Symposium Dates

    10/16/19  |  11/20/19  |  2/19/20  |  4/1/20

    View meeting details >

  • TEKS Resource System Leadership SuppTEKS RSort provides an opportunity for campus and/or district-level administrators to receive development updates and professional development related to the TEKS Resource System. 

    Services include:

    • TEKS Resource System Leadership Network Meetings
    • Expert Assistance
    • Ongoing Communication

    View meeting details >

Digital Innovation
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Digital Innovation Specialist
(254) 297-1250
Digital Innovation Support Services
Digital Innovation Specialist
(254) 297-1123
Digital Innovation Support Service
Digital Innovation Specialist
(254) 297-1291
Digital Innovation Support Service
Ed. Specialist I
254-297-1118
Digital Innovation, Social Studies
ELA/R
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Ed. Specialist I
(254) 297-1184
ELA/R Support Grades 6-12, Instructional Coaching
Ed. Specialist I
(254) 297-1278
ELA/R Support Grades 3-7, Instructional Coaching
Ed. Specialist I
254-297-1254
ELA/R Support Grades K-8, Instructional Coaching
Ed. Specialist I
(254)297-1129
ELA/R Support Grades PK-K, Instructional Coaching
Ed. Specialist I
(254)297-1190
ELA/R Support Grades K-5, Instructional Coaching
G/T
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Ed. Specialist I
(254) 297-1123
G/T Support
Ed. Specialist I
(254) 297-1291
G/T Support
General Education Services
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Assistant Director
(254) 297-1115
TEKS Resource System, IPI, Data Analysis Support Service, Instructional Coaching
Director
(254) 297-1240
Curriculum Council, Instructional Coaching, IPI, District Projects
Math
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Ed. Specialist I
(254) 297-1122
Mathematics Support Grades K-5, Instructional Coaching
Ed. Specialist I
(254) 297-1272
Mathematics Support Grades 6-9, Instructional Coaching, Math TRC
Ed. Specialist I
(254) 297-1248
Mathematics Support Grades 6-12, Instructional Coaching
Ed. Specialist I
(254) 297-1160
Mathematics Support Grades K-5, Instructional Coaching
Ed. Specialist I
(254) 297-1131
Mathematics Support Grades K-5, Instructional Coaching
Pre-Kindergaten
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Ed. Specialist I
(254) 297-1129
Pre-Kindergarten
Science
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Ed. Specialist I
(254) 297-1189
Science Support Grades K-5, Instructional Coaching, Instructional Practices Inventory
Ed. Specialist III - Coordinator
(254) 297-1130
Science Support Grades 6-12, Instructional Practices Inventory
Support Staff
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Department Assistant
(254) 297-1149
General Education Services
Office Manager
(254) 297-1256
Science, LEx Labs
Secretary II
(254) 297-1157
Digital Innovation, ELA/R & G/T
Secretary II
(254) 297-1128
Math and Social Studies
Texas Lesson Study
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Ed. Specialist I
(254) 297-1131
Texas Lesson Study Consultant
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