TexQuest News

Winter Edition, 2021/2022

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Greetings TexQuestrians!

Happy New Year everyone! We look forward to the many opportunities we will have in assisting educators across the great state of Texas in learning about and using TexQuest digital resources.

While this year has started off with some bumps in the road, we hope all gets better and our educators and students are healthy and well. In the meantime, your TexQuest Support Center team is here to assist in any way we can.

Curriculum Support

TexQuest digital resources are valid, reliable, give users access to copyright friendly audio, video, and images, and fully support curriculum. Want to see how? See examples below.
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Training Calendar

Check out our training calendar for a list of upcoming sessions.

TCEA, February 7-10, 2022

Visit us at TCEA the week of February 7, 2022. TexQuest Support will be presenting three sessions, listed below. Stop by and visit us at booth 1222. We will be available to answer any questions!

Tools for SPED & EL Students: All in Your TexQuest Toolbox

Session #220475, Monday, 2/7, 11:30 - 1:00 pm

Norma Gutierrez, Education Service Center, Region 20

TexQuest: It's Secondary

Session #220505, Monday, 2/7, 3:00 - 4:00 pm,

Norma Gutierrez, Education Service Center, Region 20

Chin Arritola, Coppell ISD

Amy Burriss, Mesquite ISD

Elizabeth Hall, Mesquite ISD

Pamela Pinkerton, Mansfield ISD

All Students Ready for the Future: TexQuest Support for College, Career and Military Readiness

Session #220477, Wednesday, 2/9, 11:30 - 1:00 pm

Norma Gutierrez, Education Service Center, Region 20

Information available at News and Updates!

TLA Conference, April 25-28, 2022

We will have an exhibit at the Texas Library Association Conference being held April 25-28, 2022 and will be presenting two sessions.

Visit us at Booth #1415.

Tools for SPED & ELL Students: All in your TexQuest Toolbox

Tuesday, 4/26, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Norma M. Gutierrez, Education Service Center, Region 20

Powerful Partners Spark Student Creativity with TexQuest

Wednesday, 4/27, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Susan Reeves, Education Service Center, Region 20

Norma M. Gutierrez, Education Service Center, Region 20

Information available at News and Updates!

Hope to see you there!

February is Library Lover's Month

Do you have a favorite book? This is one of the most difficult questions to answer as many of us have more than one!

Here are a few of our childhood favorites?

Taunya Brazil, Technical Specialist, ESC-20

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series by Peggy MacDonald

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

Rachel Gonzales, Digital Resources Specialist, ESC-20

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

Norma M. Gutierrez, Project Manager of Digital Resources and Library Services, ESC-20

Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel

Libros de cuentos infantiles (assorted childhood storybooks in Spanish my mom would buy for my sisters and I in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

What are some of your favorites?

Visit TeachingBooks for some favorite stories about libraries and librarians.

-TexQuest Support Center Team

Provider Support Pages

In our previous newsletter, we mentioned the provider support pages. If you haven't had a chance to take a peek, we encourage you to do so!

Each of our TexQuest providers has a fantastic support page built specifically for TexQuest. These support pages include resources such as pre-recorded webinars, lesson plans, scavengers hunts, graphic organizers, infographics, flyers, and so much more.

Visit their individual support pages to learn more: https://texquest.net/welcome/providersupport

TexQuest District Technology Information Survey

If you haven't already done so, please submit the TexQuest District Technology Information Survey linked below.

The TexQuest Support Center and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission would like to receive your feedback, as the important information provided will drive training and support for participating districts such as: supporting districts’ integration of TexQuest resources into LMS/SSO/CMS systems and providing students easy access to the resources. Please take a few minutes and visit the link below to complete the survey.


We look forward to receiving your district's submission!

To update TexQuest contacts for your district, visit District Contact Updates. For questions contact the TexQuest Support Center at texquest@esc20.info or 844-719-1501.

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Fall 2021 Newsletter

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TexQuest Program

TexQuest is a statewide digital resources program that provides anytime, anywhere access to high quality, authoritative digital resources to all educators, students, and students' immediate families in Texas K-12 public schools and open enrollment charter schools. Supported, in part, by appropriations from the Texas State Legislature, Texas districts pay a small per student participation fee to gain access to TexQuest resources from the providers listed on this page.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission administers all aspects of the TexQuest program and is responsible for the selection and coordination of all TexQuest resources, as well as district invoicing.

Education Service Center, Region 20 serves as the TexQuest Support Center and is responsible for help desk, technical assistance, outreach, communication, and training to support the program.

TexQuest Support Center

Feel free to contact us with ANY TexQuest related question. We are more than happy to help!