• RETN

    Save your district money and go green!  Save on substitute teachers, travel time, fuel, airfare, hotel cost, and other expenses, not to
    mention saving productivity and instructional time by joining RETN.

    The Region Eleven Telecommunications Network (RETN), established by ESC Region 11 in 1998, offers video conferencing services
    to districts, private and charter schools in the region. RETN provides access to a vast infrastructure of K-12 schools, colleges, universities,
    and cultural entities all over the world without leaving your school.

    Services

    Additional Information

    Examples

    Texas Education Agency (TEA) updates via Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN)

    Access to exclusive meetings & legislative updates from TEA and to the recordings if available

    STAAR Accommodations Updates Bilingual/ESL/Migrant/Title III Updates
    TSNAP

    Content enhancement programs and virtual field trips for K-12 students

    Educational programs from various organization and/or field experts delivered via video conferencing technology

    Connect2Texas (museums, zoos, etc.)
    Read Across the Planet
    Career Awareness

    Dual credit courses

    Access to colleges who choose to partner with ESC 11 to offer dual credit courses.

    AP Biology, US History, Government, English Comp 1 & 2

    High school courses

    Share teachers within district or an opportunity to share teachers with other districts to save money and resources or access courses from outside Region 11 through other Education Service Centers

    Foreign languages (Spanish)
    Chemistry
    Pre-calculus
    American sign language

    PRO Zoom accounts

    Zoom is a desktop video conferencing solution available on PC, Mac, tablets or other mobile devices that has no time limit, includes break out rooms, live chat, polling, recording and can have up to 100 attendees per event.

    Member districts will receive a set number of PRO Zoom accounts based on student enrollment and can purchase additional accounts for a minimal fee.

    Legislative updates from TEA via TETN District/campus updates or meetings
    Principal meetings
    Teacher collaborations
    Connect2Texas programs/virtual field trips Parent meetings Interviews

    Ensemble video capture, management, and delivery

    The Ensemble video portal enables users to deliver private and public media content. Features include ability to upload an array of video/audio formats, LMS & CMS integrations, lecture/classroom capture, streaming, security, closed captioning, responsive embed codes, analytics and reporting.

    School board meetings
    Graduation
    Superintendent/Principal updates
    Video instruction across district/campus Student/parent access to education materials
    Collaborative learning projects

    REATA robots

    This program utilizes VGo Robots, an innovative solution that allows students to attend classes via interactive video conferencing while recovering from long-term illness, injury, or other factors requiring the student to be homebound or not able to be present in the classroom. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    REATA robots will be loaned to districts on a case-by-case basis

    Technical assistance

    RETN help desk is available Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM & Friday 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

    Phone and Email Support

    Contact
    RETN help desk
    retn@esc11.net
    (817)740-7616