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  1. Engaging Gifted Students by Adding Depth and Complexity
    This workshop meets the state mandate(19 TAC 89.2(1)specifically Section 4.1.1C of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students for teachers working toward the state required 30 hours of training for gifted educators.
  2. 100 Days of Writing Challenge
    Be a practitioner of the subject you teach and join us for 100 days of writing. You'll learn about yourself and your writing process and develop drafts that you can use for instruction and modeling. I'll send you a list of prompts, you write 1/2 to 1 page each day and post your responses on Twitter or on our Google Classroom. Feel free to invite your students!
  3. How to Create a Google Form
    This on demand course will guide you through creating a simple Google form. It has step-by-step instructions. Give it a try!
  4. Region 16 ESC Outlook Screener
    Region 16 ESC Outlook Screener
  5. Region 16 ESC Excel Screener
    Region 16 ESC Excel Screener
  6. Region 16 ESC Acceptable Use Policy
    Region 16 ESC Acceptable Use Policy
  7. Region 16 ESC Word Screener
    Region 16 ESC Word Screener
  8. PBIS Administrator Overview
    PBIS is decision-making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students. The PBIS Administrators’ Readiness online training will familiarize administrative staff with the PBIS framework components and concepts for beginning implementation of PBIS at the school-wide level (SWPBIS). Tools and resources are provided for assessing the readiness of a school campus to build a PBIS culture to support academic and behavioral success for students.
  9. ParaPros Make the Difference
    Paraprofessionals are often utilized as the facilitator for special education services, but may not have the appropriate training to fill this important role. This training clarifies the role of the paraprofessional, gives a basic look at the student who receives special education services, strategies for in-class assistance and collaboration with the special education and general education teachers.
Upcoming Sessions
  1. Semester Report Cards at Elementary
    This online course is for Elementary Campuses. The course will walk the participant through the steps to complete SEMESTER Report Cards in the TxEIS Student Information System.
  2. Six Weeks Report Cards at Elementary
    This online course is for Elementary Campuses. The course will walk the participant through the steps to complete SIX WEEKS Report Cards in the TxEIS Student Information System.
  3. AAS/GT 6 hour update: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Gifted Learners
    This mandatory training meets the Texas State Plan requirement, Section 4.2C for teachers who provide instruction and services that are a part of the district's defined gifted/talented services to receive 6 hour annually of professional development in gifted/talented education that is related to state teacher education standards. Participants will explore and evaluate the connection between RtI (each tier) and appropriate interventions for gifted learners at each tier.
  4. AAS/GT Gifted and Talented Education for Administrators and Counselors
    This mandatory 6 hour training meets the Texas State Plan for Gifted Education, Section 4.3 C in accordance with (19 TAC 89.2(4)) for administrators and counselors who have authority for service decisions regarding gifted and talented students and programs. It includes the nature and needs of gifted/talented students and service options for gifted/talented students.
  5. Creative and Critical Thinking
    This workshop meets the state mandate(19 TAC 89.2(1)specifically Section 4.1.1C of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students for teachers working toward the state required 30 hours of training for gifted educators.
  6. Identification and Assessment of Gifted/Talented Students
    This course will cover assessing for identification, assessing for student growth, evaluating and identifying procedures that allow appropriate and equal access to program services to ensure success for all students. This is the second 6 hour course in the state required 30 hours of training for gifted educators.
  7. Models of Differentiated Instruction
    This course will include content, process, product, readiness, interest, learning profile, assessment, flexible grouping, respectful tasks and strategies: anchor activities, tiered instruction, tic-tac-toe, and others. This is the third 6 hour course in the state required 30 hours training for gifted educators.
  8. Nature and Needs of Gifted/Talented Students
    This course will look at the law governing gifted education, demonstrated and understanding of the characteristics/ behaviors of gifted learners, and develop an understanding of the social and emotional needs of gifted learners. This is the first 6 hour course in the state required 30 hours of training for gifted educators.
  9. 85th Legislative Session Legal Update
    85th Legislative Session Legal Update
  10. Fundamental Five Book Study
    The single greatest determinate of learning is not socio-economic factors or funding levels. This book is a guide for teachers and administrators to make those small changes in instructional practice that will make college-ready learning in every classroom a real possibility. This training meets the research based Critical Success Factors 1, 2, 4, and 7.
  11. Orientation to the Texas Education Code for New Board Members
    Region 16 New Trustee Training Video
  12. Paraprofessional Training
    This online course will help lay a foundation for paraprofessionals as they work toward “highly qualified status” according to the requirements of No Child Left Behind. This course includes three components: Reading, Writing, and Math. Participants will work through activities before taking an evaluation in each of the components. Upon receiving a passing score of 70 or above on each of the 3 evaluations, participants will receive 6 continuing professional education (CPE) credits for the session. Districts make the final determination of “highly qualified status” for all paraprofessionals according to their Board Policy.
  13. ParaPros Make the Difference
    Paraprofessionals are often utilized as the facilitator for special education services, but may not have the appropriate training to fill this important role. This training clarifies the role of the paraprofessional, gives a basic look at the student who receives special education services, strategies for in-class assistance and collaboration with the special education and general education teachers.
  14. PBIS Administrator Overview
    PBIS is decision-making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students. The PBIS Administrators’ Readiness online training will familiarize administrative staff with the PBIS framework components and concepts for beginning implementation of PBIS at the school-wide level (SWPBIS). Tools and resources are provided for assessing the readiness of a school campus to build a PBIS culture to support academic and behavioral success for students.
  15. Semester Report Cards at Elementary
    This online course is for Elementary Campuses. The course will walk the participant through the steps to complete SEMESTER Report Cards in the TxEIS Student Information System.
  16. Semester Report Cards at Secondary
    This recording will walk you through how to run semester report cards at secondary.
  17. Semester Report Cards Single-Campus Districts
    This online course is for Single Campus Districts. The course will walk the participant through the steps to complete SEMESTER Report Cards in the TxEIS Student Information System.
  18. Six Weeks Report Cards at Elementary
    This online course is for Elementary Campuses. The course will walk the participant through the steps to complete SIX WEEKS Report Cards in the TxEIS Student Information System.
  19. Six Weeks Report Cards Secondary
    This online course is for Secondary Campuses. The course will walk the participant through the steps to complete SIX WEEKS Report Cards in the TxEIS Student Information System.
  20. Six Weeks Report Cards Single Campus Districts
    This online course is for Single Campus Districts. The course will walk the participant through the steps to complete SIX WEEKS Report Cards in the TxEIS Student Information System.
  21. TxEIS Student-Creating Attendance Letters
    This online course walk the participant through the steps to create Attendance Letters in the TxEIS Student Information System.
  22. txGradebook-Getting Started
    This online course will help you get started with txGradebook.
  23. Region 16 ESC Word Screener
    Region 16 ESC Word Screener
  24. How to Create a Google Form
    This on demand course will guide you through creating a simple Google form. It has step-by-step instructions. Give it a try!
  25. Region 16 ESC Acceptable Use Policy
    Region 16 ESC Acceptable Use Policy
  26. Region 16 ESC Excel Screener
    Region 16 ESC Excel Screener
  27. Region 16 ESC Outlook Screener
    Region 16 ESC Outlook Screener
  28. Engaging Gifted Students by Adding Depth and Complexity
    This workshop meets the state mandate(19 TAC 89.2(1)specifically Section 4.1.1C of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students for teachers working toward the state required 30 hours of training for gifted educators.
  29. 100 Days of Writing Challenge
    Be a practitioner of the subject you teach and join us for 100 days of writing. You'll learn about yourself and your writing process and develop drafts that you can use for instruction and modeling. I'll send you a list of prompts, you write 1/2 to 1 page each day and post your responses on Twitter or on our Google Classroom. Feel free to invite your students!

Region 16 Education Service CenterCenter | 5800 Bell Street | Amarillo, TX 79109-6230
Phone: 806-677-5000 | Fax: 806-677-5001

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