ESC Region 13

Distance Learning Events


A retired Texas judge will talk about the importance of the US Constitution in building our institutions and working as a society. The judge will also talk about how it is relevant in today's society and how it compares to more modern constitutions. Questions from participants will guide the discussion after the judge's opening remarks. Be ready with questions that will lead to a deeper understanding of the US Constitution. If you would like to send questions ahead of time, please send them to distancelearning@esc13.txed.netwith constitution in the subject line.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 9AM

Cost: Free to ESC Region 13 distance learning subscribers

Length: 1 Hour

Please register for the event HERE

THE MARSHMALLOW CHALLENGE In connection with Global Collaboration Day

The Marshmallow Challenge is a remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity. Get teams into a creative frame of mind and invest 40 minutes to run The Marshmallow Challenge. The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 10AM

Cost: FREE!

Length: 40 minutes

Group Size - 3-4 individuals

Supplies Needed PER GROUP

20 whole pieces of uncooked spaghetti - regular spaghetti works best, Angel Hair is too thin and Fettucini is too thick.

1 yard of string - groups should be able to cut or tear string to the desired length

1 yard of masking tape - do not put this in the bag or makes a sticky mess

1 regular marshmallow - not jumbo, not mini

A brown lunch bag or envelope to hold supplies

Please visit the website for more information and to register for this event.

Today's Meet will be utilized as a back channel for communication and questions during the event.


ESC Region 11 has been contacted by New World Symphony regarding a partnership with middle and high school classical music students in band or orchestra. They are looking to provide virtual coaching through videoconferencing.

They are also on Twitter & Instagram @NWSconnect

Contact Pam Neven, 817-740-3607, for more information on this amazing opportunity.

Monster Match

Needed: two classes between third and fifth grades to participate in a Monster Match on Thursday, September 17 at 1:00 PM. A Monster Match is a descriptive writing exercise during which the students read a paragraph about he monster they created previously while the other students try to re-create it while listening. To see a well done video of classes participating in a Monster Match, visit the Teaching Channel or view it on YouTube.

This event will be part of the Global Collaboration Day celebration.

Contact me to participate in this event and share this with ALL of the third, fourth or fifth grade teachers you know. Can be done in English, ASL or Spanish.

If you can't participate on the 17th at 1 PM but are interested in the event, contact Carol Teitelman at with dates and times. We'll find a partner for you!

Let me know if you have any questions.

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