Teaching Innovations

Creating innovative classrooms builds lively teaching, academic rigor, and connective instruction, the three components of engagement. These videos showcase four methods for increasing these components.

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Parent Companion: First Five Years

A guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age.

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Our goal is to achieve a high standard of excellence through leadership, responsiveness to client (district or school) needs, and quality products that improve student performance.

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The Teacher Toolkit

A resourceful website developed by the Educator Certification Program that demonstrates powerful teaching strategies for use by novice and veteran teachers alike.

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Region XIII TV

The Board of Directors of the Region 13 Education Service Center has named Mr. Rich Elsasser as the lone finalist for their Executive Director position. Congratulations! Press release

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Overwhelmed… overcome completely in mind or feeling (dictionary.reference.com) This one word describes the outcome of my 3 days spent at this year’s TEPSA conference.  Session after session inspired, motivated, prompted, pushed, encouraged, engaged, enraged, questioned, empowered and the list goes on. From Angela Maiers on Choosing to Matter to Adam Saenz on Relationships that Work […] Read More

2015-16 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application

The Texas Education Agency anticipates the opening of the 2015-2016 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application on or about June 11, 2015. Allocations will be made available on the Division of Grants Administration’s Federal Entitlements  Eligible applicants must apply through the eGrants system by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, August 27, 2015. Questions: Contact linda.McDaniel@esc13.txed.net Read More