General Education Services
EXPERT ASSISTANCE IN PK-12 CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
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.
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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.
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.
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ESC Region 12 is a proud partner of the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, a network of educational partnerships that provide sustained professional development to PK-12 teachers of science and mathematics.
Are you looking for sustainable, relevant, and customizable professional development and support for your teachers? The Instructional Coaching Service provides PK-12 teachers with job-embedded expert assistance and instructional support to improve teacher and student success.
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.
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.
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.
With on-site professional development, our specialists come to you! Choose courses customized to meet your district's needs.
Texas Lesson Study (TXLS) is inquiry-based, job-embedded professional development where teachers work collaboratively to develop, teach, and assess research-based lessons. Teachers collaborate in teams of 2 - 5 to identify a concept students have difficulty understanding, research and design a lesson plan for teaching that concept, teach the lesson, reflect and refine the lesson and reteach it.
The Enhanced Curriculum Co-op offers a wealth of content area training and services at a discounted price or at no additional cost. This is an excellent option for districts who are looking to get the most out of their training dollars. The Co-op has been re-designed for the 2017-18 school year.
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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:
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.
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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.
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The Digital Innovation Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers and administrators in the ESC Region 12 area.
A Master Teacher is an individual who holds a Master Teacher Certificate and whose primary duties are to teach the content and to serve as a content teacher mentor to other teachers. Master teacher certification will result in deeper content and pedagogy knowledge to effectively instruct struggling students and to effectively mentor campus teachers.
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.
ESC Region 12's Response to Intervention (RtI) Support program provides professional development through training, technical assistance, and leadership to district and charter school personnel. The program is based on both federal legislation and a statewide initiative.
Technical assistance to LEAs is offered to develop a district/campus framework that addresses the needs of all students through a continuum of services which provide high-quality instruction and tiered intervention strategies aligned with individual student needs for grades K-12.
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.
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.
Write for Texas is a grant designed to help all teachers provide opportunities for students to read, write, and discuss a wide variety of genres throughout the school year. The grant is administered through The University of Texas at Austin,The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk and the Texas Education Agency.
The Write for Texas collection of resources is available to all secondary English language arts and reading and content area teachers to support effective writing instruction. The resources include critical background knowledge, activities, and videos that relate to the guiding principles of effective writing instruction. Participants learn and apply teaching techniques to support all students in writing.
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Curriculum Council 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.
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This group allows professionals to collaborate in the area of curriculum and instruction through a network designed to ensure participants are knowledgeable about legislative changes, curriculum resources, and other critical curriculum initiatives. Join Now >
This group provides members with updates and information about Digital Learning. Join Now >
Gifted and Talented
This group provides a variety of new information and resources for those interested in gifted and talented education. Join Now >
This listserv provides a variety of information and resources for Librarians. Join Now >
This listserv provides a variety of new information and resources for K-12 Math educators. Join Now >
Secondary English Language Arts (SELA)
The purpose of the Secondary English Language Arts and Reading listserv is to circulate information to Region 12 Educators sixth grade through twelfth grade. The latest information from TEA, newsletters and educational opportunities will be just some of the information shared. Join Now >
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