General Education Services

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 ESC Region 12 RLA team aims to build reading and language arts skills for K-12 educators across the region. We partner with educators to provide instructional support and professional development, empowering them to help students access and respond to complex text, and develop as confident readers and writers. 

     

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    Training opportunities >

     

    HB3 Reading Academies >

  • 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

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  • The ESC Region 12 Math team aims to build math content knowledge for our K-12 teachers across the region. The following aspects are included:

    • planning for alignment and depth of grade-level TEKS
    • utilizing the Concrete, Representation, Abstract (CRA) model to build both conceptual and procedural understanding
    • implementing learning experiences that foster ownership and transfer of knowledge by allowing students to be active participants in their learning

     

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    Training opportunities >

  • The ESC Region 12 science team aims to build science content knowledge for K-12 teachers across the region. In addition, it provides ways for students to experiences science in and outside the classroom, and demonstrate mastery of science content.

     

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  • The ESC Region 12 Social Studies team aims to build content knowledge for our K-12 teachers across the region. The team's goal is to provide instructional support rooted in research and best practices to ensure educators are empowered to deliver high-quality social studies instruction.

     

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  • The ESC Region 12 STEM team aims to build STEM awareness, opportunity, and education throughout the region by engaging with both schools and the community. STEM is not isolated to one content or age; rather, it can be implemented in all classrooms and exists throughout our communities.

     

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Campus-Based Services
 
  • High-Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) is an optional, aligned suite of resources for Texas educators in the new learning environment. This free resource helps Texas educators use high quality instructional materials – one of the most impactful parts of a student’s education – in virtual, in-person, and hybrid settings with professional learning and technology supports for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

     

    Learn more about our services we provide to support Texas Home Learning on your campus or district by visiting our HQIM Website.

     

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  • 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 MTSS

  • 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

     

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General Services
  • 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 Digital Innovation Support Service provides engaging professional development that will prepare PK-12 teachers and administrators to integrate technology and implement innovation in the classroom. 
     
    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 with TEKS support
    • Expert assistance
    • Instructional coaching 
    • Innovative Teaching Academy
    • Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Schoology)
     
  • The ESC Region 12 Early Childhood team offers assistance to schools and communities across our region, aligning with high-quality prekindergarten components. The goal is to offer professional development in line with best practices and all domains outlined in the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines. Additionally, the team implements instructional coaching models designed for continuous improvement, fostering better student outcomes in our high-quality prekindergarten programs for 3- and 4-year-olds. 

     

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    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.


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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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  • 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 >
  • ESC Region 12 is pleased to offer two learning management systems at a discount to schools in Region 12. The two systems, Canvas & Schoology provide systems that allows educators to import, build and manage courses, to grade and to communicate with their students. 

     

    For more information, contact Paul Guardiola

    254.297.1151 | pguardiola@esc12.net


     

    Schoology Logo, white and blue text on black

    Schoology is a learning management system (LMS) that has all the tools your institution needs to create engaging content, design lessons, and assess student understanding.

     

     


     

    Canvas logo, black text

    Open, intuitive, and born in the cloud, Canvas streamlines all the digital tools and content that teachers and students love, for a simpler and more connected learning experience.

  • The Pre-K Outcomes Framework is designed to support early childhood educators in their effort to provide high-quality instruction and learning.  This framework, aligned to the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines, includes Core content area units, purposeful planning guides, recommended timelines and materials, as well as unit assessments. An introductory Pre-K Outcomes Framework 101 training is provided with the purchase of access to the planning tool. 
  • These academies are provided based on House Bill 3, passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in June of 2019. In accordance with this bill, all kindergarten through third grade teachers and principals must attend a teacher literacy achievement academy by the 2022-2023 school year.

     

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  • 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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  • 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.


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    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
    • Assessments for special populations
    • Consultative services
    • Communication and updates on state testing requirements
       
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Memberships
 
  • 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 Enhanced Curriculum Membership Flyer >

  • 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


    View the G/T Membership Flyer >

  • 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 Lisa Cisneros, 254-297-1189
Education Specialist
(254) 297-1221
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
G/T
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Education Specialist/Team Leader
(254) 297-1189
G/T Support
Education Specialist I
(254) 297-1250
G/T Support
Education Specialist I
(254) 297-1123
G/T Support
Education Specialist I
(254) 297-1291
G/T Support
General Education
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Education Specialist/Team Leader
(254) 297-1160
General Education Services
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Education Specialist
(254) 297-1205
Director
(254) 297-1153
Assistant Director
(254) 297-1272
Mathematics Support Grades 6-9, Instructional Coaching, Math TRC
Literacy Specialist
(254) 297-2933
Education Specialist
(254) 297-1157
High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM)
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Continuous Improvement Specialist
(254) 297-1221
Teaching Strategies
Continuous Improvement Specialist
(254) 297-1249
Eureka
Education Specialist/Team Leader
(254) 297-1160
Math
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Education Specialist
(254) 297-2932
Education Specialist I
(254) 297-1248
Mathematics Support Grades 6-12, Instructional Coaching
Education Specialist I
(254) 297-1131
Mathematics Support Grades K-5, Instructional Coaching
Reading Academies
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Reading Cohort Leader
(254) 297-1213
Education Specialist
(254) 297-1184
Reading Academies
RLA
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Education Specialist
(254) 297-1268
RLA Support Grades 6-12, Instructional Coaching
Education Specialist I
254-297-1254
RLA Support Grades K-8, Instructional Coaching
Education Specialist I
(254)297-1190
RLA Support Grades K-5, Instructional Coaching
Science
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Education Specialist/Team Leader
(254) 297-1189
Science Support Grades K-5, Instructional Coaching, Instructional Practices Inventory
Education Specialist III - Coordinator
(254) 297-1130
Science Support Grades 6-12, Instructional Practices Inventory
Support Staff
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Secretary II
(254) 297-1162
Digital Innovation, RLA & G/T
Reading Academy Assistant
(254) 297-1143
General Education Services
Office Manager
(254) 297-1256
Science, LEx Labs
Department Assistant
(254) 297-1128
Math and Social Studies
Texas Lesson Study
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SERVICES
Education Specialist
(254) 297-1126
Texas Lesson Study Consultant
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