Instructional Technology

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is the leading advocacy organization focused on infusing 21st Century skills into education. The organization brings together the business community, education leaders, and policy makers to define a powerful vision for 21st century education to ensure every child's success as citizens and workers in the 21st Century by providing tools and resources to help facilitate and drive change.

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills Professional Development Affiliate Program equips individuals and organizations with resources and assistance in integrating 21st century skills into their professional development practice.

Education Service Center, Region 20 is a professional development affiliate of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills which supports the integration of 21st century skills into all aspects of teaching and learning.

Instructional Technology & Media offers numerous programs and services to assist schools to effectively integrate technology in the K-12 classroom. These programs and services support the No Child Left Behind Education Law, the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology 2006-2020, and address the Teacher Technology Competencies as well as the new Technology Applications TEKS. Click on one of the following options for more information:

Visit our new website at that contains information, resources, examples, best practices, and professional development offerings in the areas of:

  • Apple Pro Apps and Certification Preparation
  • Mobile devices -iPod, iPod Touch, iPad, and Smartphones
  • Digital Photography
  • Interactive Whiteboards -Promethean, SMART and Mimio
  • Digital Literacies and Online Resources
  • Intel Teach 
  • GPS, GIS, Geocaching, and Google Earth
  • Technology Integration in K-12
  • Google Apps in Education
  • Moodle
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Instructional Materials Allotment
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Customized Services

For questions about Learn421, please contact Susanna Garza.

Evaluation form for offsite Instructional Technology & Media workshops.

Online Resources
Numerous quality online resources are available through ESC-20, including Digital Knowledge Central, the state-funded K-12 Databases Program, Atomic Learning, and more. For questions and additional details, please contact our Help Desk.

Video Streaming
Starting in 2011-2012 ESC-20 will offer subscriptions to Discovery Education Streaming (DES) for all campuses, districts, charter schools, and non-public schools in the region. To subscribe, please log into the Online Commitment System and select Educational Resources Coop. For questions and training requests, please contact Susanna Garza.

STaR Chart, Technology Planning and E-Rate Assistance
Instructional Technology staff provides assistance to districts with the development and revision of technology plans to meet the recommendations for LEAs in the Long Range Plan for Technology 2006-2020, as well as to meet requirements for NCLB Title II, Part D and E-Rate funding. For technology planning and STaR Chart assistance, please contact Susanna Garza. For E-Rate assistance, please contact Susan Altgelt.

Library Resource Roundup
ESC-20 hosts an annual regional conference for librarians, media specialists,and all educators interested in supporting information literacy. For additional information, please contact Marty Rossi.

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