Information on Access to Resources
Education Service Center Region 11 Member Districts Information
It may be beneficial to other LEAs, however, some access is specific to organizations with memberships. If you are a member of a different Education Service Center, reach out to them for regional details.
We’re here to help you move to online teaching, including Discovery Ed., Canvas, Google Classroom, VoiceThread, Zoom, SeeSaw, Flipgrid, and more. Check out this page for a list of our upcoming live Zoom sessions. https://esc11.net/Page/8734. Please join us!!
TEA is proud to announce a student-centered partnership with @TexasPBS
All 10 Texas PBS affiliates are now airing TEKS-aligned programming. The At-Home Learning Initiative consists of shows & supplemental materials that further support remote instruction http://bit.ly/2Vr0W4x
Texas CTE The TEA resource website is back online!
CTENT - CTE of North Texas
CTE Coalition - We are proud to announce the formation of the CTE Coalition of world-class industry partners and CTE organizations. We have partnered to provide the resources necessary to keep your CTE programs moving forward in these unprecedented times with many schools temporarily closed to students. As you review the remote learning resources below, we recognize that this is an evolving challenge for schools and instructors. Please check this website periodically for additional guidance and resources that will likely evolve in the coming days and weeks. Thank you for your continued support of CTE education and all of your exceptional work in these dynamic times.
ESC Region 11 Library Services - Great supports digitally and in area expertise.
ESC Region 11 Virtual Field Trips - Field trips are informal learning experiences that get students out into the world, exploring the world and students' interests. Thankfully, there are great games, apps, and websites that can bring places and experiences fostered by field trips to the classroom. While not an outright replacement, these field trip tools can offer inspiring and intriguing experiences for students. We have students doing field trips from home while schools are responding to COVID-19 shelter-in-place requirements.
TexQuest - TexQuest provides access to authoritative digital resources for educators, students, and students' immediate families in Texas K-12 public schools and open-enrollment charter schools.
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank - Education and Outreach- Their Navigate workbooks are free for student use.
Discovery Education Experience- (DEX, previously known as DiscoveryEd Streaming) is one of the resources that we provide through our ISS contract – but in addition to that, Discovery has now offered DEX to ALL schools for free through June 30. Additionally, they have upgraded ALL accounts with their premium package as well. This premium package contains a large collection of online interactive lessons for all content areas and grade bands that teachers can take, customize, and share virtually with their students. Discovery also seamlessly integrates with LMS tools including Canvas and Google Classroom AND Discovery resources are heavily integrated into the TEKS Resource System TexGuides as well.
eDynamic Learning - eDL will now provide Texas districts with immediate access to 2020-21 course licenses and Career Ready Programs. This means that schools interested in eDL course implementations for 2020-21 can begin using their licenses and services now, at no additional cost. We are happy to turn licenses on now and can begin providing support services immediately to get them up and running. Today our online courseware includes 150+ courses, serving 14 of the 16 career clusters with 3-16 courses in each cluster. (Check on our online catalog here) eDL courses are comprehensive. They can serve as a textbook replacement or can supplement what you're doing in the classroom.
Food Handlers Certification - Through April 30th, ServSafe is offering their Food Handler Online Course and Assessment FREE of charge to all restaurant workers. (limit one per person). Start training now - https://servsafe.com/freecourses
Newsela - Whether your school is teaching through a closure or building plans to prepare, we’re here to help you ensure that learning doesn’t stop. We’re offering free access to Newsela’s entire product suite for the rest of the 2019/2020 school year.
I am very well versed with this product and we have been able to help get teachers up and running within 24hours.
Shared Google Docs of resources organized by the CTE Pathway.
Free at-home student ADOBE products, Creative Cloud apps, like Photoshop and InDesign if your district has current in-district student accounts. School IT Admins must request home access via an application form link.
Chrome Extension Tools Blog for struggling and special needs students: In this blog post we will take a look at over 30 Chrome web extensions that can assist students in five main categories:
- Text to Speech
- Reading Comprehension
Apple Education Learning Series - This video will help educators learn how to get up and running for remote learning with iPad. We’ll explore ways to access school resources and find apps that support remote learning.
Realityworks has offered Region 11 districts access to their online curriculum. They offer Ag, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, Electrical Trades, and Welding.
Innerbody - for HST Classes. Explore anatomy systems, health testing, and home health.
Flipgrid - for use in any classroom while utilizing distance learning.
Slidesmania - Digital notebooks for Google slides or PowerPoint.
Texthelp - We can offer no-cost district pilots of our tools to support #RemoteLearning during this time. Contact Linda Walker - 682-216-5596 or email@example.com
- offers literary support (Text-to-speech, speech to text, picture dictionary & dictionary, translation into MANY languages, highlighters, and more.) These tools are particularly useful for students with learning differences or challenges.
- simplifies making Math (and Science) Digital. Supports adding formulas and "math type". Includes a Math Space feature that allows digital manipulation of math/science diagrams and manipulatives.
- Virtual tours
- Symposia - a variety of topics
- Exploring meetings for medical careers
- Free access to virtual instruments such as microscopes and spectrophotometers
- Teacher training
Are you utilizing Zoom for meetings or online classroom instruction?
ESC Region 11 is offering sessions to help you move to online instruction! Sessions including Discovery Ed., Canvas, Google Classroom, VoiceThread, Zoom, SeeSaw, Flipgrid, and more. Check out this page for a list of our upcoming live Zoom sessions. https://esc11.net/Page/8734.
Downloadable General CTE Resources Document: