MAY 15 The Summer Institute for Educators will take place at ESC-20 from July 22 – August 2. This two-week institutes offers a variety of PD opportunities that will provide a variety options for educators. Participants register and attend the specific days/session that are of interest to them. Summer 2013 Instructional Services Professional Development options can be accessed at Curriculum Forum or through PDF attachment.
2014 Texas Teacher of the Year Nomination
MAY 13 Have you submitted your District-Nominated Teacher of the Year application?
Applications are due to Education Service Center, Region 20 by Friday, June 14, 2013, at 5:00 PM CST. Application information can be found on the ESC-20 website.
MAY 9 The recording of the 2013 Final Accountability Update session held on May 2nd at Education Service Center, Region 20 has been provided here.
Registration for TAKS Testing in July
MAY 9 Out of School Registration for July TAKS testing is taking place now. You may register online April 29 – June 7 at www.texasassessment.com (the registration links are on the lower right corner). The Site Directory is available alphabetically by city on a link also provided on the Pearson site. Education Service Center, Region 20 will no longer be a testing site so early registration is key as not all sites take walk-ins. If you have questions or need assistance please contact Cheri Hendrick by phone (210)370-5451.
Education Scholarships to Walden University
MARCH 21 Walden University, an ESC-20 educational partner, is offering in 2013 a wide range of scholarships for educators. These Walden-More than $370,000 in Scholarships for Educators are available to new students who enroll in different degree programs, including bachelor, master and doctoral programs. These scholarships reflect Walden’s commitment in support of enhancing educator effectiveness and improving student achievement. For more information and to apply, please contact Margarita Miska, your Walden Representative, at 210-542-5329 or email@example.com.
ESC-20 Collaborative Product Development Team Wins
MARCH 1 The ESC-20 Collaborative Product Development team won 30 gold, four silver, and one bronze award at the 2013 Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) awards ceremony. Of the gold awards, three products won Best of Category. Awards were given for graphic design, video production and online development. Congratulations to our talented staff!
CoLA: Principal Certification Program APPLY NOW!
FEBRUARY 15 Do you want to become a Principal? The Cohort of Leadership Associates (CoLA) is hosting Information Sessions to learn about the ESC 20 alternative principal certification program. We are currently taking application for the new cohort that begins in JUNE 2013.