General Education Services
EXPERT ASSISTANCE IN PK-12 CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
The Reading Language Arts Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers in the ESC Region 12 area. This service supports RLA 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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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.
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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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education is a method of hands-on teaching and learning where students learn to apply academic content by creatively solving real-world problems with innovative design-based thinking to prepare students for future career opportunities.
According to labor projections, Texas is expected to have the second-highest percentage of the nation’s future STEM job opportunities. To ensure our students are prepared for this future workforce, The Texas Education Agency has established the Texas EcosySTEM – a collaborative effort which unites various stakeholders to work towards the common goal of increasing access for young people to STEM-rich learning environments so that they are engaged and have mastered the necessary skills for success in STEM careers.
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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:
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) 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.
The Texas Education Code requires that each school district partner with at least one institution of higher education to develop and provide courses in college preparatory math and English language arts. These classes should be designed to help Texas high school seniors be ready to enter college at the time of their graduation. ESC Region 12 has developed resources to help you start your programs.
Larissa Mezynski - ELAR Specialist
Andi Parr - Math Specialist
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 Lisa McCray
254.297.1262 | email@example.com
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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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:
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:
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
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Subscribe to Our Email Groups
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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