Instructional Materials Update
Region 17 June 2017
EMAT Is Open for the 2017–18 School Year
EMAT is now scheduled to open on Wednesday May 3, 2017, for the 2017–18 school year. Any unexpended funds from previous years (carry-over funds) will be available after all prerequisites are met. Prerequisites include submission of the signed IMA and TEKS Certification form, updating summer ship dates, confirming contacts, and confirming addresses. The 2018−2019 biennial instructional materials allotment (IMA) will be calculated and available in EMAT accounts when appropriations have been made by the 85th Texas Legislature.
TEA Updates & Reminders:
- Changes and Reminders for Allowable IMA Expenses
- Disbursement Request Information Form
- Sale or Disposal of Instructional Materials
- High Enrollment Growth- http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter066/ch066cc.html#66.1309.
Proclamation 2017 Price List
A list of Proclamation 2017 instructional materials with pricing can be found at Proclamation 2017 Adopted Materials Pricing List (http://tea.texas.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=51539614239). These instructional materials will be available to order when EMAT opens.
Instructional Materials Summer Institute 2017
Here is the Information:
The Instructional Materials Coordinators' Association of Texas Annual Summer Institute - Instructional Materials 101 - features all the information you need to begin your school year. It's great for instructional materials professionals who are new to the process or for veterans who want a summer refresher.
Shipping Surplus Accessible Instructional Materials to the STRC
The last day to return surplus braille and large-print instructional materials to the Special Textbook Redistribution Center (STRC) is Friday, March 31, 2017.
Instructions for shipping surplus braille and large-print instructional materials, including out of adoption materials, to the STRC can be found at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147487109. Central Freight is the contracted freight carrier for shipments to the STRC with a weight of ≥ 151 pounds. Lone Star is the contracted freight carrier for shipments to the STRC with a weight ˂ 151 pounds. Districts should not use any other carriers for these shipments.
Update to SBOE Adoption Cycle
Spanish Language Arts K-6
English Language Learners Arts 7-8
Personal Finacial Literacy
Proclamation 2019 Publisher Meeting Webinar
Proclamation 2019 is scheduled to call for new instructional materials or existing instructional materials that have been aligned to the revised Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for the following grade levels and courses:
· English Language Arts and Reading, kindergarten–grade 8
· Spanish Language Arts and Reading, kindergarten–grade 6
· English Learners Language Arts, grades 7–8
· Personal Financial Literacy
· Handwriting, kindergarten–grade 5
· Spelling, grades 1–6
The State Board of Education is scheduled to issue Proclamation 2019 at its April 2017 meeting. A draft version of Proclamation 2019 is available on the TEA website at http://tea.texas.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=51539613395.
Funding sources for Texas
Legislation related to IMA
General IMA and EMAT information
% of where districts are using funds
New and Revised CTE TEKS for 2017-2018 Information
All of the changes can be reviewed in the New CTE TEKS LiveBinder found at the following link http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1996403 The link to the LiveBinder can also be found on the Region 17 CTE web page http://www.esc17.net/preview.aspx?name=CTETest under the "Curriculum and Resources" section.
Key Changes Include:
- New courses available
- Elimination of credit ranges
- Prerequisite changes
- Addition of a number of new lab-based courses
- Addition of employability skills to all courses
- Changes to Practicum courses
- Changes to course names