TexQuest News

Fall 2021

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Happy Fall TexQuestrians!

As the chill in the air settles over Texas and we enter a season of gratitude, the TexQuest Support Center would like to extend our thanks to every librarian and educator for all you do. Once again, we are faced with a challenging year. And once again, our librarians and educators have responded with grace and a problem-solving attitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are the absolute best!

Provider Updates

A Note from TeachingBooks

On October 7, OverDrive, the digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the acquisition of TeachingBooks.net, a TexQuest resource. Founder and Head of TeachingBooks Nick Glass said, "I'm so honored to be moving forward with OverDrive, building upon the TeachingBooks foundation that colleagues and customers have spectacularly built. With the merging of these amazing literacy services, we will enable readers, librarians and educators to benefit from both the book and impactful enrichment materials."

This acquisition will not impact the access, setup, support, or content that TeachingBooks is providing TexQuest members. It remains a stand-alone resource, available to each student, teacher, staff, and family in all TexQuest schools.

Please reach out to TeachingBooks if you have any questions or want any support for this resource: accounts@TeachingBooks.net 800-596-0710

November is Picture Book Month

It's safe to say, no matter what the age, we never outgrow a good picture book. After all, stories unite us! They help us build empathy towards others by exposing us to a variety of settings and worldviews. What's best, they completely integrate into K-12 curriculum. Click on the TexQuest resources listed below to get started!







*If prompted for a username/password, you may use your district or charter school credentials, or reach out to TexQuest Support at the email listed below.

TCEA, February 7-10, 2022

Visit us at TCEA the week of February 7-10, 2022. TexQuest Support will be presenting three sessions, listed below. Stop by and visit with us at booth 1222.

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

Did you know?

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

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!

Training Calendar

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

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!