March Pre-K & Kinder News

Region 7 Education Service Center

Rider 78 & TEA Pre-K Requirements

Do you still have questions about what constitutes a High Quality Pre-K? Are you confident in your documentation to meet Rider 78 requirements? If you have questions or would like clarification, please attend the workshop below and get the information straight from TEA!

Danger - Old Guidelines STILL in Many Approved PK Curricular Materials!

As we are out in districts working with teachers, we are noticing that the OLD PRE-K Guidelines are still in several of the approved curricular materials. It is truly important to check your curricular material's objectives to see if they match the current guidelines. How different are they? Take a look: Old Guidelines: IV.B.2 Child writes own name, not necessarily with full correct spelling or well-formed letters. New Guidelines: IV.B.2: Child interacts and provides suggestions to revise and edit class made drafts.

Professional Development and Coaching Opportunities

Online Courses

Pre-K Guideline based courses will include both PD and coaching.

3/16 - 4/17: Family Engagement

April: Intro to PK Guidelines (required prior to completing other PK Guideline courses)

Pre-K Guidelines: Reading

May: Pre-K Guidelines: Math

June: Poor Student, Rich Teaching: Mindsets for Change (Book Study)

More are being added to the calendar with Virtual Coaching to begin in September.

Special Writing Session Open to All Region 7 PK - 2nd teachers!