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General Education Services

EXPERT ASSISTANCE IN PK-12 CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT

ESC Region 12 offers a multitude of content area professional development, expert assistance, resources, research-based strategies and ongoing communication for PK-12 teachers to enhance their skills and knowledge in providing lessons that give students research, analysis and critical thinking skills needed to be successful on assessments. 
Content Areas
 
  • The English Language Arts and Reading Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers in the ESC Region 12 area. This service supports ELA/R teachers in enhancing their skills and content knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, oral and written conventions, listening and speaking, and research.

    Services include:

    • Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • Expert Assistance
    • TEKS and STAAR Support
    • Ongoing Communication

     

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  • 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.

    Services include:

    • Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • Expert Assistance
    • TEKS and STAAR Support
    • Ongoing Communication

     

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  • 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.

    Services include:

    • Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • Expert Assistance
    • TEKS and STAAR Support
    • Ongoing Communication

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  • The Social Studies Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers in the ESC Region 12 area. This service supports social studies teachers in enhancing their skills and content knowledge in order to effectively teach the state standards.

    Services include:
    • Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • Expert Assistance
    • TEKS and STAAR Support
    • Ongoing Communication 

     

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  • ESC Region 12 is a proud partner of the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, a network of educational partnerships that provide sustained professional development to PK-12 teachers of science and mathematics.

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Campus-Based Services
 
  • Are you looking for sustainable, relevant, and customizable professional development and support for your teachers? The Instructional Coaching Service provides PK-12 teachers with job-embedded expert assistance and instructional support to improve teacher and student success.

    • Customized services may include:
    • Campus Based Professional Development
    • Collaborative Planning
    • Data Analysis
    • Resource Alignment
    • Classroom Observations
    • Team Teaching  

  • 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. 

     

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  • 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.

     

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  • 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.

     

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  • With on-site professional development, our specialists come to you! Choose courses customized to meet your district's needs. 

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Co-operatives
 
  • The Enhanced Curriculum Co-op offers a wealth of content area training and services at a discounted price or at no additional cost. This is an excellent option for districts who are looking to get the most out of their training dollars.

    Benefits include:

    • Content area workshops – ELA/R, Math, Science, Social Studies
    • TEKS Resource System support sessions
    • Annual TEKS Resource System Conference
    • Conferences discounted 50 percent
    • On-site consultation and training discounts $100 off full-day/$50 off half-day
    • Technology integration services
    • Discounts for instructional coaching services and Instructional Coaching Network

       

  • 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:

    • 30-hours of initial G/T training
    • Annual six-hour update on various topics
    • Annual six-hour G/T update for administrators and counselors
    • Online G/T training at a discounted price
    • Expert assistance in program options, planning and implementing G/T

       

  • TEKS Resource System offers a comprehensive, customizable, user-friendly curriculum management system built on current research based practices. Its primary focus is to create an aligned curriculum for the four core content areas in grades K-12.

    The benefits of TEKS Resource System Co-operative membership include:
    • Access to TEKS Resource System
    • TEKS Resource System 101 professional development for Administrators & Teachers at no additional charge
    • TEKS Resource System Leadership Network Meetings at no additional charge
    • Ongoing Communication
    • Expert Assistance
General Services
  • 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.

    Services include: 

    • Professional Development
    • Technical Assistance
    • Consultative Services
    • Professional Expertise

       

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  • The Data Analysis Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 educators and administrators in the ESC Region 12 area. This service supports teachers and campus leaders in the practice of data based decision making.

    Services include:
    • TEKS and STAAR Data Support
    • TSDS Support and Professional Development
    • Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • Expert Assistance
    • Ongoing Communication
  • The identification and instruction of students with dyslexia and related disorders is mandated by the state of Texas. ESC Region 12 provides professional development and consultative assistance in the following areas:
    • Identification and assessment of students with dyslexia.
    • Instructional strategies for students with dyslexia.
    • Interpretation of state guidelines and mandates regarding dyslexia.
    • Development of local plans and programs designed for educating students with dyslexia.

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  • Do you want support to ensure compliance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented students? We are here to help you meet the unique needs of gifted learners. The Gifted and Talented Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers and administrators in the ESC Region 12 area.


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  • The State Board of Education (SBOE) issued Proclamation 2017 in April 2015. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2017 is scheduled to occur in November 2016. The adopted materials are scheduled to be available for use beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.

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  • The Digital Innovation Support Service provides professional development and expert assistance to PK-12 teachers and administrators in the ESC Region 12 area. 

     

    Services include:

    • Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • Modern Teaching and Learning Models
    • Flexible Learning Environments
    • Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    • Technology Integration Services
    • Technology Applications TEKS Support
    • Expert Assistance
    • Instructional Coaching
    • Innovative Teaching Academy
    • Active Learning Institute
       
  • A Master Teacher is an individual who holds a Master Teacher Certificate and whose primary duties are to teach the content and to serve as a content teacher mentor to other teachers. Master teacher certification will result in deeper content and pedagogy knowledge to effectively instruct struggling students and to effectively mentor campus teachers.

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  • The primary focus of the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities/Pre-K is to offer teachers and administrators specific training and consultative services in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, and evidence-based practices in Early Childhood Education. 

    Topics Include:
    • High Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program
    • States Performance Plans 6,7,11,12
    • Preschool Least Restrictive Settings
    • Behavior and Classroom Management
    • Standards Based IEPs
    • Explicit Instruction
    • LEA Collaborations with ECI, Head Start and Child Care Providers
    • Early Childhood Transition
    • Early Childhood Outcomes & Pre-kindergarten Guidelines

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  • ESC Region 12's Response to Intervention (RtI) Support program provides professional development through training, technical assistance, and leadership to district and charter school personnel. The program is based on both federal legislation and a statewide initiative.

    Technical assistance to LEAs is offered to develop a district/campus framework that addresses the needs of all students through a continuum of services which provide high-quality instruction and tiered intervention strategies aligned with individual student needs for grades K-12. 

     

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

     


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  • The Statewide Assessment program provides professional development, expert assistance, and professional services as requested to ESC Region 12 customers in the area of assessment of students including those with disabilities, including allowable and appropriate accommodations, and eligibility for and administration of alternate and modified assessments; English Language Learners and general education students.Testing programs include STAAR, STAAR Alt and TELPAS. 

    Services include:
    • Testing Coordinator Training and Support
    • Expert Assistance
    • Ongoing Communication
       
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  • Write for Texas is a grant designed to help all teachers provide opportunities for students to read, write, and discuss a wide variety of genres throughout the school year. The grant is administered through The University of Texas at Austin,The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk and the Texas Education Agency.

     

    The Write for Texas collection of resources is available to all secondary English language arts and reading and content area teachers to support effective writing instruction. The resources include critical background knowledge, activities, and videos that relate to the guiding principles of effective writing instruction. Participants learn and apply teaching techniques to support all students in writing.

     

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  • Curriculum Council 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. 

     

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  • TEKS Resource System Leadership SuppTEKS RSort provides an opportunity for campus and/or district-level administrators to receive development updates and professional development related to the TEKS Resource System. 

    Services include:

    • TEKS Resource System Leadership Network Meetings
    • Expert Assistance
    • Ongoing Communication

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Subscribe to Our Email Groups 

 

 

Curriculum Council
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 >


Digital Learning

This group provides members with updates and information about Digital Learning.  Join Now >


District / Campus Testing Coordinator
This group is for individuals who have a responsibility in the administration of assessment programs in public schools. The group believes that working together to share information from the Texas Education Agency about testing makes each individual stronger. The group shares resources, technical expertise, and ideas concerning the proper administration and improvement in the application of assessments to students in public school.  Join Now >

Early Childhood Educators
This group is intended for Pre-K and PPCD teachers to learn about upcoming trainings, current research and information regarding Preschool Children with Disabilities.  Join Now >

Elementary Science

The purpose of the Elementary Science email group is to circulate information to Region 12 Educators and others interested in Elementary science instruction. The latest information from TEA, engaging activities and educational opportunities will be just some of the information shared.  Join Now >

English Language Arts / Reading (ELAR)
The purpose of the Elementary English Language Arts and Reading group is to circulate information to Region 12 educators teaching Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. The latest information from TEA, newsletters and educational opportunities will be just some of the information shared. Join Now >

Fine Arts
This email group provides teachers of fine arts the latest information from TEA, opportunities for professional development, and available resources.  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 >


Librarians
This listserv provides a variety of information and resources for Librarians.  Join Now >


Math K12
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 >


Social Studies
Social studies news from around the state, new web sites for teachers and students, and information about travel opportunities for teachers and students through various private, state, and federal grants. Join Now >

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