ESC Region 11 Support and Guidance

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    We are open for business and available to support you!

    Work phone: (817) 740-3691                      ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊                    Email: jfagan@esc11.net

    CLICK HERE for a direct link to the ESC Region 11 COVID-19 Support page.

Resources and Announcements:

  • Teacher Incentive Allotment Summit on October 26, 2021!!
     
    Join us for this informational event to learn more about the components of TIA. Click on the flyer below to register.
     
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    Service Contracts Now Available 

    You should have received an email notifying you that our online contract system is updated for 2021-22. This means that you can begin making decisions on the products, services, and professional development you would like to receive as we partner to serve your staff and students. If you didn't receive your email or need assistance with your contracts, please reach out to Lori Burton lburton@esc11.net 817-740-3690 or Alex Culpepper aculpepper@esc11.net 817-740-3641


    WANTED: Superintendents Seeking Certification!

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    GoLead11 Superintendent Program is a one-year preparation program for superintendent certification. Highly qualified candidates who are recommended by superintendents are sought for the program. Candidates will acquire knowledge and skills in a problem-based learning approach. Candidates come from ESC Region 11 districts and, when space is available, other Texas school districts.

    Join with a friend before December 3, 2021, for a discount!! 

     
     

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    ESC Region 11 Professional Development Service Requests

    Complete the ESC Region 11 Instructional Services Request for Professional Development or Coaching here: Service Request Google Form Link.

    Please enter each request separately.


    School Board Training and Legislative Briefing Books

    ESC Region 11 offers a standard menu of school board training as well as customized training opportunities designed to meet the needs of individual school districts. Training is facilitated by presenters with years of practical successful experience working with school board members and superintendents. Below is the training specific to Charter School Boards:

    Charter Board Training Requirements Side-by-Side

    • Charter School Board Training:
      • School Law
      • School Finance
      • Health and Safety
      • Accountability for Public Funds
      • Accountability to the Public
      • Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act
      • Customized training for individual districts

     

 Other General Support at ESC Region 11:

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    • Internet Resources 
      • PBS - TEA is proud to announce a student-centered partnership with @TexasPBS PBS At-Home Learning logo

        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.

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      • 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 making field trips from home while schools are responding to COVID-19 shelter-in-place requirements.

      • 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. 

      • 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
        • Readability
        • Reading
        • Comprehension
        • Focus
        • Navigation
      • Apple Education Learning Series- This video will help educators learn how to get up and running for remote learning with an iPad. We'll explore ways to access school resources and find apps that support remote learning.
      • 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 l.walker@texthelp.com            
      • Read&Write - 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.
      • Zoom - Are you utilizing Zoom for meetings or online classroom instruction?