Region 5 ESC

Integrating Technology

The Station Rotation Model - Online Course

November 1-30, 2022

Online Course

REGISTER HERE: Session #427821

Fee: $75

January 3-31, 2023

Online Course

REGISTER HERE: Session #427820

Fee: $75

Applicable strategies for all Content Areas.

Join this online course designed by Dr. Catlin Tucker!

Maximize Your Impact & Increase Engagement

Learn how to use the station rotation model to design and facilitate differentiated small group instruction, leverage technology to prioritize the 4Cs of 21st-century learning, and give students agency to boost engagement in the classroom!

This mini-course combines video instruction, resources and templates, and "your turn" application activities to guide teachers through the process of designing a station rotation lesson that frees them to work with all groups of students.

Course Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Introduction: The Station Rotation Mode
  • Design Tip: Going Horizontal with Your Linear Agenda
  • Design Your Teacher Led Station: Spotlight on Differentiation & Engagement
  • Design Your Online Station: Spotlight on the 4Cs of 21st Century Learning
  • Bonus Lesson: Using Your Online Station for Asynchronous Discussion
  • Design Your Offline Station: Spotlight on Student Agency
  • Grouping Strategies
  • Management Strategies
  • Tips for Making Station Rotation a Success
  • Audience: K-12 Teachers of All Content

Participants will receive a copy of TWO of Catlin Tucker's books, included with registration!

Blended Learning in Action

Blended Learning in Grades 4-12

DMAC User's Meeting

February 22, 2023

Face-to-face Session

9:00am - 12:00pm

Fee: $25

Register Here: Session #427322

All schools are invited to attend DMAC’s yearly networking event to discuss the latest enhancements in the software. For 2022-2023, we are focusing on how we can help students prepare for state testing online. Learn how to create, administer and report on online assessments in DMAC. Education Specialists will also provide some tips for using Learning Plans to document student growth and monitor their progress. Aside from what’s new, this is YOUR meeting. DMAC offers 20 different web-based applications. We will tailor the rest of the meeting to fit your specific needs. Please bring any questions, feedback or suggestions that would help your school take full advantage of the tools in DMAC.

2023 DMAC Academy Day 1

Utilities, State Assessment, Student Portfolio, Appraisals, lead4ward, Exports and PlanWorks

June 13, 2023

Face-to-Face Session

9:00am - 4:00pm

Fee: $75

REGISTER HERE Session #431922

Utilize the pieces of DMAC designed for Administrators, Counselors, Testing Coordinators, Interventionists, Team Leaders and other District/Campus staff. We’ll share tips highlighting how to set up user accounts in DMAC and how to provide access to relevant reports to analyze, trend, and compare STAAR or TELPAS data. Aggregate state and local data with lead4ward and Data Exports. We’ll also show how to create online forms in FormWorks, document Appraisals (including the ability to calibrate T-TESS processes for TIA), and highlight our PlanWorks piece for your DIPs and CIPs!

2023 DMAC Academy Day 2

Online Testing & Local Assessments in DMAC

June 14, 2023

Face-to-Face Session

9:00am - 4:00pm

Fee: $75

REGISTER HERE Session #431925

Use local data in DMAC to efficiently drive student growth and improve instruction. Create quality online assessments aligned to STAAR standards using the TAG test item bank and collect data in TEKScore. We’ll focus on how to create, score and report on assessment items with the new interactive item types (e.g., hot spot, inline choice, multi-select, etc.). Effortlessly analyze results by customizing the options of your favorite reports under the 1-click settings included with the Teacher Dashboards.

2023 DMAC Academy Day 3

Creating Student Plans & Documentation in DMAC

June 15, 2023

Face-to-Face Session

9:00am - 4:00pm

Fee: $75

REGISTER HERE Session #431928

This training is all about student data. With web-based applications such as Student Portfolio, FormWorks, LPAC and Learning Plans, users can easily create digital documentation for individual students. Teachers and Administrators will learn to quickly find students, access state and local assessment history, make adjustments to plans, and record notes or attach files and forms. All data seamlessly travels with the student as they advance from grade-to-grade or change campuses. We’ll also focus on how to incorporate best practices for Early Childhood data (K-2).

TexQuest Virtual Learning Conference

July 13. 2023

Virtual Session

8:30am - 3:30pm


Register Here: Session #420131

Join us for a FULL DAY of TexQuest!

Get to know resources, best practices for implementation and classroom use. Customize your own schedule with "how-to" sessions from TexQuest providers.

Sessions will be available for basic/experienced and elementary/secondary TexQuest users.

Have your device ready and we will help you find ready to use resources for your libraries and classrooms!

Audience: Librarians, CTE teachers, Core Content Teachers

Click here to see the Agenda!

Session Zoom links will be sent to registered participants before training.

TFAR: Texas Formative Assessment Resource

FREE TEA Online Course

Access through the Texas Assessment Learning Management System


Logging in to LMS: Before logging in to LMS for the first time this school year, district personnel must log in to TIDE and change their password. District personnel will use their TIDE log in credentials to access LMS in the 2022–2023 school year.

Suggestion: Print PowerPoint Slides with Notes. They are a great reference for step-by-step instructions!

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TFAR allows educators to create formative assessments by writing or selecting items from an item bank. Educators will be able to analyze the results of these formative assessments to help inform instructional choices such as making immediate lesson plan adjustments or providing specific interventions for students at the level of individual standards.

TFAR is meant to supplement and support existing district resources and formative assessment practices. Quizzes built using this tool should be combined with a broader set of classroom formative practices that are part of a coherent instructional framework.*

*Please respect the Terms of Use / Copyright of existing resources and content of software programs in your district.

What to Expect from NVTA's Certification Course

REGISTER HERE (Open Enrollment - Course must be completed within 9 months of registration)

This course was created to align expectations and add-value for those teaching in a virtual environment. The NVTA certification process was created to establish a valid and reliable research-based teacher qualification training process for virtual teachers to enhance their teaching and develop their ongoing reflective skills to improve teaching capacity. NVTA certification is a challenging and meaningful process to support your personal and professional goals. The expectation is that you meet the challenges of this certification with an open and honest attitude for growth.

Some of the topics to be covered in the Certification include:

  • Establishing Relationships in the Virtual Environment
  • Virtual Instruction Best Practices
  • Differentiation in the Virtual Classroom
  • Managing Virtual Resources

Course Components

  • There will be a combination of readings, discussion boards, and activities. We expect each certification candidate to complete every lesson with integrity and excellence.
  • The culminating product of this certification course will be a digital portfolio demonstrating your proficiency level of effectively implementing a virtual classroom.
  • You must receive an 80% or better on your digital portfolio to earn the certification. You will have two chances after your first submission to attain 80%. If you cannot earn 80% after a total of three tries, you will meet with the review board to discuss next steps.
  • Once you enroll, you have nine months to complete the certification process.
  • The NVTA staff is available for support. Please reach out to the team with any questions or comments

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