Timely Information and Resources for Region 11 Schools

March 15, 2017

ESC TODAY is published twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays throughout the school year except during holidays.


Register now for RECHARGE - Assistants' Edition

It's time for the assistants to get a little assistance! Administrative assistants, teaching assistants, and assistant principals - join us for your two-day RECHARGE on April 18-19. RECHARGE will have learning sessions that are stimulating, motivational, interactive, hands-on, and applicable to your job. YOUR CHOICE. YOUR LEARNING. YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Administrative assistants and paraprofessionals
Be sure to register for this edition of RECHARGE. In previous years, there has been a stand-alone Administrative Assistants' Conference. This year, that conference has been rolled into RECHARGE in April.

Register here and please forward this email to others who may be interested.

Additional information is available on this RECHARGE flier.

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Real Video Challenge: Win an iPad for Your Classroom or a 30-day Coaching Contract for Your School!

You can win an iPad for your classroom or a 30-day coaching contract for your school by submitting a classroom video that exemplifies effective teaching practices. ESC Region 11 is sponsoring the Real Video Challenge (powered by IRIS Connect) and is accepting classroom videos until April 15.

Why? ESC Region 11 is committed to creating an extensive database of video examples that come from our very own teachers, authentically showcasing their skills. We’re building a video library that will house real teaching examples of everything from differentiation and objective-driven instruction to classroom management. The completed video library will be offered free of charge to all districts in ESC Region 11.

For each video submission, the campus will be entered into a drawing for a 30-day coaching contract valued at $20,000. You do not need fancy equipment or video editing skills. Just use your phone, your tablet, your computer, or any other device you have to record your classroom and submit the video for an opportunity to win.

More information is available at Real Video Challenge, or you may contact Tracie Cain.

Technology Vendor Fair Expo & Solutions - April 7

Meet the experts and get hands-on experience

This one-day FREE expo offers you the opportunity to meet with top industry professionals and get hands-on experience as you learn about new products and software to use in and around your classroom. ALL Educators are invited to see some of the most innovative products that cover all aspects of the education world. Vendors will be presenting and demonstrating their products, making this a great time to learn what is out there. Lunch will be provided so please come and join us for the day.

Be sure to follow the action on Twitter #esc11techfair.

More information and registration at Technology Vendor Fair Expo and Solutions.

Free Event to Learn About Software for Managing Section 504 Programs

ESC Region 11 is the first education service center in Texas to partner with SuccessEd, a software provider for educators, to provide districts and charter schools with SE 504, a software solution to manage Section 504 programs.

You are invited to join us for our next training and information session on March 28, 9 a.m.- noon.

SE 504 provides online forms and data tracking for compliance and reporting required by Section 504, a federal law that provides for a child with a disability to have equal access to an education, including accommodations and modifications.

Register for this free event here.

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