Instructional Materials Newsletter

Updates and News Regarding Proclamations, etc

December Updates

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

If you would like to view Proclamation 2021 materials prior to the February 25 Showcase, please let me know.

Still Time to Register and attend!

IMCAT Virtual Conference - Dec. 15 & 16

TEA representatives will be providing essential information at IMCAT's Virtual Conference -- I.M. 2020, the premier Instructional Materials Event in Texas. Register now for this ground-breaking event, held virtually December 15-16, 2020.

Here are the topics TEA instructional materials staff is preparing for IMCAT registrants:

• SBOE Review and Adoption Process and Texas Resource Review

• Purchasing Materials

• TEA Resources to Support Your Local IM Selection Process

* Accessible Instructional Materials

During their presentation times, TEA staff members will be available to answer questions and take comments.

Along with these important TEA presentations, the 29th annual event includes essential information for instructional materials coordinators, curriculum staff, technology specialists, business office personnel and warehouse managers. For additional information and to register, use this link.

COVID Recovery Instructional Materials Support Initiative

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is seeking applications from local education agencies (LEAs) and individual campuses who would like to join the COVID Recovery Instructional Materials Support Initiative (CRIMSI).

This initiative is for districts, individual schools, or open-enrollment charter schools interested in piloting Texas Home Learning (THL) Instructional Materials with a subset of schools, grades, or teachers in the spring of 2021. THL Instructional Materials are designed specifically to meet the needs of an in-person, remote, and/or hybrid learning environment to prevent learning loss for students and to catch up those who have lost ground.

This initiative provides remote learning training and support for teachers, extra materials like text sets for RLA, and stipends for participating educators.

Proclamation 2021 Registration

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