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.
ESC Region 12 Experience
Locally implementing? To hire a cohort leader, they will need to take and pass the screener
Interested in becoming a cohort leader? You will first need to take and pass the screener to be qualified to be hired.
Pre-Registration is NOW OPEN!
Link to ESC Works to Pre-Register
As a reminder: The last year for current teachers and administrators to complete the HB3 Reading Academy requirement is 2022-2023. TEA Website
Districts should plan for all staff to be enrolled by the 2022-2023 school year.
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NEW CHANGES for 2022-2023
(Y3 of Implementation)
ESC Region 12 will offer the STR Pathway for learners who have proof of STR certification. We are offering this cohort in October 2022. You can currently pre-register for this cohort in ESC Works Session #290900. Pre-registration will close on September 20, 2022.
Demonstrated Proficiency Option
If you are interested in this pathway, please reach out to Katie Holcomb directly (email@example.com).
Cohort Start Month Options
For the final year of compliance with House Bill 3, TEA has approved the following months for learners to begin the HB3 Reading Academy Content: June 2022, July 2023, August 2022, September 2022, October 2022 (STR), January 2023, AND June 2023.
Please note that June 2023 was added by TEA to accommodate learners for this final year of implementation. Take into consideration first year teachers using this as an option!
NEW Blended + Option!
Learners pre-register in a blended cohort and then ESC Region 12 will work with district leaders to contract and schedule coaching days to support HB3 Reading Academy content.
Contact us today to make a customized plan for your leaners through our Blended+ Option!
Katie Holcomb - firstname.lastname@example.org
What does this mean?
How does this benefit our district?
Katie Holcomb - Assistant
Yes. The HB 3 Reading Academies are written into state statute and are required for all teachers and principals in grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade
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.
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
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Use the link below to enroll in the Passport to Canvas Course:
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