HB3 Reading Academies
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.
ESC Region 12 is a TEA Authorized Provider of HB3 Reading Academies.
We are excited to offer these mandated academies to Region 12.
All additional information related to the HB 3 Reading Academies will be posted below as it becomes available.
For additional information and resources, please visit TEA's Reading Academies Website.
For the quickest response and most up-to-date FAQ's, please direct all questions here.
Locally implementing? To hire a cohort leader, they will need to take and pass the screener
June, July, August, September 2021 Start
Cohort Leader Screener Windows:
After pass notification, virtual training dates:
ESC LEAD Cohorts - Summer 2021
Blended - June 14 start - Session #233169
Pre-registration ends May 31
Blended - July 12 start - Session #233170
Pre-registration ends June 14
Comprehensive - July 12 start - Session #233175
Pre-registration ends May 31
Blended - August 9 start - Session #233173
Pre-registration ends July 19
Blended - Admin September 13 - Session #233190
Pre-registration ends August 23
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Cohort Leader Information
If you are a teacher and are interested in this opportunity, talk with your school, district and regional leadership.
Full-Time Cohort Leader
Must have the capacity to serve up to the following:
Part-Time Cohort Leader
Districts can choose to implement through a blended or comprehensive model.
A comprehensive model includes:
A blended model includes:
Districts that choose the local implementation option will pay an annual flat fee per Cohort Leader, and will not pay a separate fee per teacher or administrator. However, it is important to note that there is a limit on the number of people who can be in a cohort.
Districts will need to employ enough qualified Cohort Leaders to provide training to their teachers by 2022, and they will pay the flat fee per Cohort Leader annually.
Once enrolled in the HB3 reading academy course, participants will be able to access one of three different pathways appropriate to their learning needs:
The content for the reading academies is still under development. The reading academies are using current research on literacy and language development in addition to solid research from the past that is still relevant for teachers and administrators. The content is reflective of the characteristics and needs of today’s learners. There will be 12 modules covered:
We fully anticipate that the artifacts will be graded using rubrics that will be available for reference by participants during module completion.
It is likely that multiple raters will be used for grading each artifact, and that the Cohort Leader would be one of those raters.
More information is expected on this question as the artifacts are finalized.
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