1. CACFP INSPO
    CACFP INSPO is a one-day conference to help Contracting Entities (CEs) meet training requirements, inspire new menu ideas, and learn more about the CACFP.  As CE’s face the challenge of meeting the new meal pattern requirements, it is important to make sure CEs are equipped with tools to succeed.  This year we are excited to bring expert speakers from Texas Department of Agriculture, cooking classes with a culinary chef, and much more!

  2. Region 4 Bilingual ESL Conference
    Educators will expand their knowledge with evidence-based information designed for working with English Learners (ELs). Presentations will be framed around culturally relevant topics that impact the affective, linguistic, and cognitive domains of ELs. Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction, assessment, and technology.

  3. Access to the General Curriculum (AGC) Institute

    Join education professionals at this Institute as we explore evidenced-based practices for creating effective learning environments for all learners. AGC Institute strands will include Solutions 4 accessing academic content, navigating federal and state accountability systems, achieving rigorous state assessment standards, creating 21st century digital learning environments, increasing student engagement, supporting post-secondary transition, and implementing effective inclusive practices. Participants will leave the AGC Institute with practical strategies to promote access to and progress in the general curriculum. The AGC Institute will include general sessions from national speakers, the opportunity to attend concurrent break-out sessions, and our digital café where you can explore digital tools for the classroom.

    For more information, visit our website at http://www.esc4.net/agci.

    Session and materials costs are partially funded through state or federal grants.  


  4. DLC: Connect • Empower • Transform

    DLC Logo

    Transform education in innovative ways! Connect the classroom and the global world. Empower students to discover their own personal path to learning. Transform education using innovative instructional practices. The Digital Learning Conference features sessions by invited speakers, district educators, and Region 4 specialists to help you ConnectEmpowerTransform. For more information please call 713.744.6819, or email Allegra.mcgrew@esc4.net.

    For more information on Digital Learning Conference sessions click on the link.


  5. Region 4 Mathematics Conference: Cornerstones for Success (Grades K-5)
    Join other mathematics educators for this one-day conference focused on creating meaningful mathematics experiences and effective learning possibilities for every math student. Attend up to six mini-sessions that provide tools such as classroom-ready activities that bridge concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations of key mathematics concepts, strategies that include all learners, and technology-based activities.

  6. Region 4 Social Studies Conference
    Join other social studies professionals in this one-day conference exploring general, grade level, and content-specific best practices for the 21st century social studies classroom. Strands may include the major themes in social studies, instructional strategies that address the needs of all learners, differentiation, technology applications, and sound assessment. The conference will include a full day of concurrent presentations, vendor product demonstrations, and an exhibit hall.

  7. Regional School Safety Summit 2020

    Join Region 4’s Safe & Healthy Schools and Crime Stoppers Safe School Institute for this 1 day summit on school safety! Topics will include: human trafficking, trauma informed care, transportation, facilities, drug alcohol issues, school health nursing, gangs, internet safety, mental health, juvenile justice, restorative practices, domestic violence, response to active shooter, threat assessment, and many others.


    This summit is open to school-based law enforcement, school administrators, teachers, counselors, emergency management, safety personnel, and community partners with interest in school safety.


    *Special Community Event: Join us during lunch to view first responder agencies, including Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol, LCC K-9 comfort dogs, and more coming! Come see what resources are available for your school/community events.



  8. Signing Exact English (SEE) Skillshop
    This week-long workshop for adult learners is designed to meet the needs of beginning as well as advanced users of Signing Exact English.  Participants will improve their expressive and receptive signing skills, sign vocabulary, visual features of sign language, and song and storytelling techniques.  All skill levels will be addressed through intensive work in level-matched small groups.  Recent research findings on the effectiveness of Signing Exact English will also be presented. Session materials and costs are partially funded through state or federal grants.

  9. Summer Institute- Section 504/ADA
    Attend this one day session to hear from leading national experts about how Section 504/ADA have been interpreted by the courts through recent case law. Learn about similarities and differences among these federal laws and effective ways to identify and serve students under Section 504/ADA.  Session and materials costs are partially funded through state or federal grants.


© Region 4 Education Service Center
ISO 9001:2008 Certified