Timely Information and Resources for Region 11 Schools

April 13, 2016

ESC Today is published twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays.

Great things are happening in ESC Region 11! Take a few minutes to view the video below featuring great things in Lewisville ISD and Granbury ISD.

Great Things APRIL 2016

Cherry Lane Construction at I-30 Still Underway; Alternate Routes Available

Please be aware that Cherry Lane is blocked near I-30 for road construction. The Cherry Lane exit from I-30 is open, and detour signs are posted to take drivers around the construction and back to Cherry Lane. Our building is located at 1451 S. Cherry Lane, and access from Cherry Lane is at the traffic light near the Texaco station and Cooperative Industries building.

NEWS: Citizen Bee Regional Winner from HEB ISD

Congratulations to all the participants of the ESC Region 11 Citizen Bee. First place winner is Sam Schaaf, L.D. Bell High School, HEB ISD, who will advance to the state competition on April 16 in Austin. Other students who placed in the Bee are Joshua Arrojado, 2nd place, and Nabihah Shah, 3rd place, both from Little Elm ISD.

NEWS: Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD Career and Technology Center Named PRIME School

The Sarah Hollenstein Career and Technology Center at Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD has received designation as one of only 38 high schools across 22 states — and the first in Texas — to be named a national PRIME school. PRIME, which stands for Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education, was established by the SME Education Foundation in 2011 to recognize advanced manufacturing education programs and create industry connections to train and equip the next generation of skilled manufacturing workforce. Read more here.

Administrative Assistants and Secretaries

7th Annual Administrative Assistant/Secretary Conference

Monday, May 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ESC Region 11

If you are an administrative assistant or secretary, this event is FOR YOU! This special day-long conference is open to ANYONE, not just those in the education field. Opening with a keynote speaker you won't want to miss, the conference includes 19 breakout sessions, a wide variety of vendors, and a working lunch. Register here, or contact Jack Lewis, (817) 740-3624, for more information.

Career Fairs

Teacher Job Fair

North Central Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators

Thursday, April 28, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Arlington Convention Center

Download the flier.

Register now.

Charter School Career Fair

Saturday, April 16, 9–11:30 a.m.
ESC Region 11

For certified and non-certified teachers, administrators, counselors, instructional aids, and clerical staff.

Download the flier.

Tarrant County College District

Dual Credit Instructor Interview Fair

April 19 and 21

Those interested must complete the application process. Invitations to interview are based on the application screening process.

Visit the TCC Dual Credit Instructor website for more information.

Download the postcard.

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Charter Schools

Charter Superintendent Leadership Symposium – Thursday, May 5

Regions 11 and 10 are hosting the first Charter School Superintendent Leadership Symposium on Thursday, May 5. This symposium will be held at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, with breakfast and lunch for attendees and sponsors. This learning opportunity includes a keynote presentation on community engagement by Dr. Ruby Payne, founder of the "aha! Process."

Because of the generosity of our amazing sponsors, there will be no charge for this event. Charter superintendents and one other staff member are invited. Please send your RSVP along with your name and the name of your staff member to Jaclyn Byrom at by Wednesday, April 20.

Give your input!

Please complete this short needs assessment so that we can provide support to your charter. ESC 11 Charter School survey

Charter School Career Fair

Saturday, April 16, 9–11:30 a.m.
ESC Region 11

For certified and non-certified teachers, administrators, counselors, instructional aides, and clerical staff.

Download the flier.

Digital Learning

Nominate Student Ambassadors for Digital Learning Events

ESC Region 11’s Digital Learning team is looking for a few student ambassadors (SABre) from Region 11 schools. SABre students will serve on a panel at our PRIME Conference on Thursday August 4, participate in a student think tank, serve as a sounding board for the 2016-17 school year, and have one social event. SABre students will provide a voice for educators to better understand how students want to experience learning, and they will develop a product that can be shared.

To nominate a student, obtain initial parent agreement, then complete this form. Nominate students who are skilled communicators, have innovative ideas about school, and wish to make a difference for all students in our region. The Digital Learning team will follow up with parents for formal permission and request a 60-second video highlighting the student’s passion.

Distance Learning - Connect2Texas

Connect2Texas connects your classroom to real-time, interactive lessons from experts around the globe. Educational programs from Connect2Texas providers are available via the Internet with Zoom, an easy-to-use, video-conferencing program. Previous experts featured include museum curators, artists, authors, ballerinas, musicians, astronomers, paleontologists, astronauts, marine biologists, veterans, and even a First Lady.

Most Connect2Texas providers offer flexible scheduling, and some even provide specific content development based on your academic needs.

For more information, visit or contact Lori Hamm-Neckar at (817) 740-7516.

TEKS Resource System Conference - June 14-16, 2016

The 2016 TEKS Resource System Conference provides a powerful platform for educators across the state to enhance their schools' commitment to student success. The interactive professional development and networking opportunities are designed to get teachers and administrators of all levels and disciplines motivated about new strategies and tools to enhance the passion, dedication, and hard work put into their teaching every day.

More information is available here.

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