Early Childhood News

ESC-Region 6 - December 10, 2019

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It's That Wonderful Time of the Year Again..... Here's How to Help You Manage and Enjoy It!

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IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM AUSTIN....

HB 3 K-2 Diagnostics

PLEASE REVIEW THE IMPORTANT CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT TOOLS REQUIRED IN K-2.



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Multidimensional Kindergarten Rubric
Grade 1 Rubric
Grade 2 Rubric

READING PRACTICES AND READING ACADEMY UPDATES

SCIENCE TEKS REVIEW WORK GROUP APPLICATIONS

The State Board of Education (SBOE) will soon begin the review and revision of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for science. The SBOE’s TEKS review and revision process calls for multiple, separate work groups to make recommendations to the SBOE for revisions to the current standards. SBOE members nominate individuals, including educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers, to serve on TEKS review work groups.


The SBOE is now accepting applications for science TEKS review work groups. Applications received will be submitted to SBOE members for review throughout the process. Individuals selected will be asked to serve on one or more work groups. The TEKS review work groups will convene in Austin for a minimum of one face-to-face meeting. Additional meetings may be conducted via webinar.


To access the application and for more information regarding the science TEKS review, please visit the Science TEKS Review webpage at https://tea.texas.gov/academics/curriculum-standards/teks-texas-essential-knowledge-and-skills-teks-review/science-teks-review


Questions regarding the application or TEKS review process may be sent via email to teks@tea.texas.gov.

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UPCOMING EARLY CHILDHOOD STAFF DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT ESC-6

Dec. 3rd- Ready, Set, Write-Developing Early Writing Skills Pre-K through 2nd grade - #365585

Jan. 21st- Pre-K Math Part 2 - #365600

Feb. 18th- Classroom Management: Maximizing the Instruction and the Environment in Pre-K, Kn, and 1st Grade Classrooms- # 365613

March 3rd & 4th- C.I.R.C.L.E. Pre-K and Kn Training- #365618

April 21st- Encouraging Creativity, Imagination and Problem Solving through S.T.E.M. in the Early Years- #365612

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WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PRE-K OUTCOMES FRAMEWORK?

Did you know that there is a resource available to help you plan student-focused lessons that are fully aligned with the Pre-K Guidelines and the Kindergarten TEKS. Go To: https://prekoutcomesframework.com/ and check it out.



CONTACT SUSAN CRYER (936) 435-8369 for more information

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ESC 6 WISHES YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

Have Early Childhood Questions? Contact:



Susan Cryer

ESC-Region 6

Early Childhood Specialist

(936)435-8369

scryer@esc6.net