Instructional Materials Newsletter

Updates and News Regarding Proclamations, etc

February Updates - PreK Edition

Welcome to the February edition of the ESC 15 Instructional Materials Newsletter. Please contact Traci Terrill if you have questions regarding adoptions, proclamations, etc.

There are many updates within this edition, please let me know how I can best assist you with your textbook questions.

You may also want to join the To the Administrator Addressed listserv with TEA to receive updates on Instructional Materials. Go to TEA and click on Sign Up For Updates.

PreK Materials Preview Days February 24-26

If you were unable to attend the PreK preview days this summer, districts will be able to preview materials February 24-26 at the ESC Conference Center. Please use this form to secure your spot. Publishers will not be attending these preview days. ESC 15 is monitoring the number of participants each day, and will require participants to wear masks and social distance.

Sign up to attend:

Feb. 24 - 8:30 am - 5 pm

Feb. 25 - 8:30 am - 5 pm

Feb. 26 - 8:30 am - noon

Updated ESC 15 Publisher Zoom Sessions for PreK

Due to electricity outages and other weather related issues, zooms scheduled for the week of Feb. 15-19 have been rescheduled. Also, the times have been adjusted for all remaining zooms. Each session will start at 3:30 pm and end at 4:30 pm. the calendar has been updated. Please click on the name of the publisher to register.

Prekindergarten Pricing Information Now Available

The Proclamation 2021 webpage has been updated with pricing information submitted by publishers with prekindergarten materials adopted by the SBOE. This information is updated as bids are finalized and approved. The deadline for participating publishers to submit bids was Monday, December 14, 2020.

List of Prekindergarten Materials Adopted by the State Board of Education

The Proclamation 2021 webpage has been updated with the list of English and Spanish prekindergarten instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education (SBOE).

New Quality Reviews Available for Prekindergarten and Mathematics

The Texas Resource Review website has been updated with quality reports for SBOE-adopted and non-adopted English prekindergarten systems and mathematics. The quality reports for SBOE-adopted Spanish prekindergarten systems will be available in March 2021. The quality reports contain information that districts may find useful when evaluating materials for local adoption.