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Data Management & Technology Services

Expert Assistance for Educators and Technology Directors

laptopFrom data management to internet access and maintaining your network, ESC Region 12 offers a variety of products and services to keep districts up and running and up-to-date with 21st-century learning. 


Specialists are available to provide support through professional development (both on-site and at the center) and through unlimited certified assistance.

Data Management
  • This program provides schools with products which assist schools in managing data. Specialists are available to provide support through professional development (both on your campus and at the Service Center) and through unlimited expert assistance.

  • The web-based applications provided by DMAC® exist to supply Texas educators with state-of-the-art tools and services necessary to develop and improve the quality of education provided to students. This allows for more time with students and less time planning, testing, grading and disaggregating data. Designed for educators, by educators, DMAC® also provides unlimited customer support via phone and webinars to all users at no additional cost.

    Applications include:

    • State Assessment - STAAR, TELPAS and Interim Assessments
    • TEKScore - Local Assessments 
    • TAG - TEKS Assessment Generator/Online Test Item Bank 
    • TPRI/Tejas LEE - Early Reading Performance
    • LPAC - Documentation of LPAC Process 
    • RtI - Response to Intervention 
    • PGP - Personal Graduation Plan (HS)
    • SSI - Student Success Initiative 
    • T-TESS, T-PESS & PDAS
    • CIA Alignment 
    • PlanWorks™ - District/Campus Improvement Plans 
    • FormWorks®? - Custom Online Forms
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  • This program provides schools with assistance in identifying strategies for developing deliberate, focused, interventions with a focus on data. A specialist is available to provide support through professional development (both on-site and at the Service Center) and through unlimited expert technical assistance. This program will enable educators to monitor student progress and achievement. It also examines data for curriculum alignment planning. 
  • The suite of Eduphoria web-based applications help schools run smoothly. The suite includes Aware, Strive, Forethought, Helpdesk, Formspace and Facilities & Events.

     

    Benefits include: 

    • Single place for planning and assessment 
    • Web-based PDAS management system 
    • Tools and data to streamline any service department 
    • Planner and curriculum management application 
    • Automate district forms and approval processes 
    • Streamline staff course registration and portfolios 
    • Track asset inventory and facility use

     

    Eduphoria! School Objects provides student data analysis in a web-based, interactive format. Data can be analyzed from district to school to individual teacher or student.

    • Forethought is a lesson planner/curriculum management application.
    • Workshop is a professional development management system.
    • PDAS is a web-based PDAS management system giving principals and teachers a tool to create, submit and monitor PDAS.
    • Helpdesk is a service management ticket system.
    • Facilities and Events is a tool used to track asset inventory and facility use.
    • Formspace is an electronic document management and workflow tool.


     

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  • Eduphoria! PDAS provides a web-based total PDAS management system, giving principals a single tool to create, submit and monitor PDAS. Teachers have instant access to appraisal instruments including walkthroughs and standard appraisal documents. They may also complete the teacher self report.

     

    Benefits include:

    • Live data using Smart phone and iPad app (cellular plan or wireless access required) 
    • Reports mirror official state reports 
    • Enable staff members to view their evaluations online 
    • Intervention plan notification and instrument 
    • Track PDAS progress through the year 
    • Alternate evaluation for non-teaching staff 
    • District-wide evaluator and viewer support 
    • Unlimited expert assistance via phone and email 
    • Training per ESC Region 12 daily rates

     

    Training Opportunities

  • TEKSbank, is developed by the ESCs for our Texas schools.  We have 50,000 items developed to the cognitive and procedural rigor of the TEKS and STAAR.  We work year round to update and develop new items to keep the bank current and fresh. If you are a TEKS Resource System district, then you will get access to the TRS Unit Assessment items too!

    We also provide Navigate.  Navigate is the dynamic item bank developed and curated by Certica and formerly NWEA and ETS.  Navigate offers over 68,000 high-quality standards-based items have been written and/or aligned to Texas-specific learning standards.

    The best part is that you can purchase both of these banks through Education Service Centers.  We have used our combined purchasing power to negotiate a much lower price for Navigate.  Plus, if you purchase both TEKSbank and Navigate, we can offer even lower, bundle pricing.

    Watch a video about TEKSbank >

     

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    Training Opportunities

Technical Support & Services
  • EDLINK12 provides Internet Access service to any Texas Independent School District and educational supportive nonprofit organization. 

     

    Services include:

    • Basic Internet Access
    • Telephone support through a help desk during normal business hours
    • Onsite support
    • Firewall
    • DNS

     

    EDLINK12 services, except filtering are E-Rate eligible.

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  • A Certified Technician can help to maintain and support technology on the local area network, including file servers, workstations, connection devices and desktop/network operating systems. This service also helps districts maintain network connectivity, support email systems and Web servers, and help with the overall direction and technology planning and design as needed.

    The Rent-A-Tech program provides:

    • A Certified Technician for a whole day on a regular 
      reoccurring basis via onsite and/or remote. This requires an annual contract
    • A Certified Technician for specific blocks of time via 
      onsite and/or remote; requires a contract
    • A Certified Technician on an “as needed” basis
  • ESC Region 12 provides information and resources to instructional technology coordinators and contacts from public, private, and charter schools at Technology Coordinators & Contacts Meetings held two times a year. 

     

    Technology Coordinators’ & Contacts’ Meetings are designed to provide District/Campus representatives responsible for coordinating/managing instructional technology activities an opportunity to:

    • Remain up-to-date on regional, state, and national technology issues, events, funding opportunities and more
    • Review new technologies
    • Network with other technology representatives.

     

    The ESC Region 12 Techcon Email Group provides an avenue for personnel responsible for technology instruction and support to communicate with one another as well as for ESC Region 12 Technology staff members to share information regarding updates, news and events of interest. 

Virtual Learning & Digital Content
  • Virtual Information Security Officer services
    (VISO CO-OP)

    • Periodic Vulnerability Scanning, Analysis and Reporting as defined in Schedule of Activities
    • Training for Technicians at ESC Region 12 or alternative location provided by ESC Region 12
    • Aggregated CyberSecurity Analysis and Reporting
    • Consultation Services

    Sentinel Network Security Appliance

    Think of Centurion as your on-site 24/7 CyberSecurity Analyst. Centurion will watch your network traffic, proactively looking for attacks, including

    • Ransomware/Malware
    • Employee Activity
    • Network Security
    • Compliance
    • AD Log Monitoring

    Phishing & Training 

    • Security IQ is a security awareness and phishing tool. Security IQ can be used to train your staff to look out for phishing emails as well as simulate attacks to see how well staff respond. 

     

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    Register for a Videoconference

     

  • The Education Service Center Region 12 in partnership with the Texas Education Agency is implementing an outreach and support program that increases awareness and understanding of and participation in the Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN). 

    This outreach program provides a liaison to:

    • collect, disseminate and provide information and training related to the TXVSN statewide course catalog
    • provide outreach and technical assistance to school districts and charter schools as receiver districts
    • provide outreach and technical assistance to interested school districts and charter schools as course providers
    • identify local needs and possible barriers to use of the TXVSN
    • promote and support school districts’ and charter schools’ application for TXVSN course catalog sub grants created and funded by the TEA and manage the sub grant program for districts and charter schools in Region 12.
       
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  • This service provides member campuses with the following Discovery Education Base resources aligned to the TEKS:

    • 10,200+ full length educational videos (550+ in Spanish)
    • 1,500+ closed-caption titles
    • Teachers’ guides and worksheets to supplement digital resources
    • Image library with 20,000+ images (2,000 geography photos)
    • 1,100+ clip art gallery images
    • 27,000+ encyclopedia articles
    • STEM
    • Calendar of dates in history linked to resources
    • 150+ Pre-made Lesson plans
    • 150+ Theme pages
    • Access to on-going exclusive virtual and in-person events to develop skills and share ideas 
    • Online assignment builders
    • Classroom manager that allows educators to import and manage classes of students with Discovery Education Streaming
    • Interactive World Atlas
    • Discovery Educator Network containing thousands of peer-to-peer educator resources

     

    Supporting activities include:

    • Information dissemination
    • Account management
    • Professional development
    • Expert assistance

     

    Video Streaming Resources/Training

    Membership Packet

    Training Opportunities

     

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  • This service provides member campuses with the Discovery Education Steaming base service and the PLUS media pack. The PLUS package augments the Discovery Education Steaming library by adding over 71,000 additional digital media resources from Discovery, AIMS Multimedia, PBS®, Clearvue and SVE. Additional audio files and audio books, famous speeches, thousands of interactive language arts and math overviews and explorations, and foreign language content are also included.

     

    Discovery Education Streaming PLUS Overview

     

    Discovery Education Streaming PLUS website 

     

    Membership Packet

     

    Training Opportunities

Superintendent & Campus Leadership Services
Name
Title
Services
Phone number
Ed. Specialist III - Coordinator
Data Management, DMAC, Eduphoria!, STAAR One, TEKSBank
(254) 297-1151
Technology Services
Name
Title
Services
Phone number
Technology Specialist II
Technical Support
(254) 297-1219
Technology Specialist II
Technical Support
(254) 297-1275
Programmer II
Technical Support
(254) 297-1156
Technology Specialist I
Technical Support
(254) 297-1261
Technology Specialist III
Technical Support
(254) 297-1264
Director
Rent-A-Tech, EDLINK12 Internet Services
(254) 297-1267
Technology Specialist II
Technical Support
(254) 297-1180
Technology Specialist III
Technical Support
(254) 297-1266
Department Assistant
Support Staff
(254) 297-1263
Virtual Learning & Digital Content
Name
Title
Services
Phone number
Director
TXVSN, Videostreaming, Video Streaming PLUS
(254) 297-1262
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DMAC Email Group

This email group is available for those interested in DMAC software for data management solutions. It will be used to provide information about training, support and resources for data management. Join now >


eduphoria! Email Group

This email group is available for those interested in Eduphoria software for data management solutions. It will be used to provide information about training, support and resources for data management. Join now >


Techcon Email Group

This email group is available to Technology Coordinators and Contacts from Region 12 districts, charter schools, and private schools and provides an avenue for personnel in Region 12 responsible for technology instruction and support to communicate with one another as well as for ESC Region 12 technology staff members to share information regarding updates, news and events of interest. Join now >

 

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