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 
    • CIA Alignment 
    • PlanWorks™ - District/Campus Improvement Plans 
    • FormWorks®? - Custom Online Forms
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    Training Opportunities

  • 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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    Training Opportunities

  • 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 >


    TEKSbank Information

    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
  • Digital Learning Network (by combining the Technology Coordinators and Contacts group with the DigIn group) in an effort to bring together technology coordinators and digital innovation leaders. The goal of this collaborative network is to learn, grow, and work together as we innovate and transform education.

    Benefits include:

    • Meaningful learning experiences designed to promote collaboration as we explore solutions and ideas to innovate and transform education
    • On-demand support and collaborative opportunities
    • Face-to-face meetings offered twice per semester
    • Updates on regional, state and national technology issues, events and funding opportunities
    • Opportunities to learn and experience the latest technologies for learning
    • ESC Region 12 Mailing Lists – r12digin and r12tech
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. 
  • 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 |



    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.

  • Overview

    The Texas Education Telecommunications Network, TETN, supports K-12 educators statewide by providing videoconferencing services that save valuable time and money in travel.  TETN is funded by the twenty Education Service Centers and the Texas Education Agency.  Some examples of videoconferences scheduled on TETN include administrative meetings, professional development, Legislative and policy updates, public hearings on Commissioner rules, and peer collaboration for special education specialists.  TETN also supports students through dual-credit courses, High School courses, and virtual field trips.

    TETN Digital Recordings

    TETN digitally records all statewide videoconferences. The ESC Region 12 is covering the cost of the TETN's so that Region 12 districts do not have to be a member of a COOP to receive access to recorded events.  Recordings are accessed by using a computer and are protected by an access login.

    TETN Requests

    Please register in ESCWorks to participate in a TETN session.  The link will be emailed to you once you have registered.  If you would like access to the recording of a TETN, please contact the ESC Region 12 specialist over the session.  Click here to view the schedule for upcoming TETN’s available to all Region 12 districts. 

  • 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.
    Learn More >
  • The Discovery Education K-12 learning platform service (formerly, Video Streaming) combines dynamic curated TEKS-aligned curriculum content and resources with on-demand teaching strategies, personalized for your needs as an educator. There are two service options for 2020-2021.

    Discovery Education Base includes:

    • 150,000 multimedia resources, including Spanish and closed-captioned
    • Teachers’ guides and pre-made lesson plans
    • Encyclopedia articles and an Interactive World Atlas
    • STEM Resources 
    • Classroom manager for importing and managing classes
    • Face-to-face and online professional development
    • High definition and high quality images including primary source
    • Virtual Field Trips around the world
    • Instructional Strategies for all K-12 Classrooms

    Discovery Education Experience or DEX (formerly Discovery Education Streaming Plus) includes:

    • All Base service benefits PLUS
    • 40,000 additional digital media resources, including foreign language content, audiobooks, Shmoop guides, ELA and math interactives, and interactive games
    • The Instructional Inspiration Channel with thousands of additional standards-aligned digital resources including over 1000 grab-and-go lessons
    • For the 2020-2021 school year, adding Discovery Education Experience (DEX) will also grant all teachers and students access to Discovery Education Coding. With Discovery Education Coding, students will gain a secure understanding of coding concepts
    • If your district/campus elects to purchase the DEX program for 2020-2021, that Coding curriculum will continue to be included at no additional cost for 2020-2021 and all years to follow

    Supporting activities include:

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


    Discovery Education Virtual Resources/Training

    pdf iconRegion 12 DE Streaming Members 19-20

    Membership Packet

    Training Opportunities







    Training Opportunities
Superintendent & Campus Leadership Services
Phone number
Ed. Specialist III - Coordinator
Data Management, DMAC, Eduphoria!, STAAR One, TEKSBank
(254) 297-1151
Technology 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
Assistant Director
Technical Support
(254) 297-1264
Technology Specialiast I
Technical Support
(254) 297-1261
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
Phone number
TXVSN, Videostreaming, Video Streaming PLUS
(254) 297-1262
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