- First Time Campus Administrator's Academy
First Time Campus Administrators Academy provides a structured, systemic induction experience for first-time campus administrators, in order to meet the requirement noted in 19 TAC 241.25 (below). It assists administrators in developing effective leadership skills as they transition from preparation to practice. Four sessions will provide participants the opportunity to document and present the 7 strands of Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL): Curriculum and Instruction, Data gathering and analysis, Team Building, Effective Conferencing, Conflict Resolution, Teacher Coaching and Mentoring, and Goal Setting.
19 TAC 241.25:
(a) A principal or assistant principal employed for the first-time as a campus administrator (including the first time in the state) shall participate in an induction period of at least one year.
(b) The induction period should be a structured, systemic process for assisting the new principal or assistant principal in further developing skills in guiding the everyday operation of a school, adjusting to the particular culture of a school district, and developing a personal awareness of self in the campus administrator role. Mentoring support must be an integral component of the induction period.
- 2021 Panhandle STEM Conference
Empower STEM Creativity
This two-day conference, held at Region 16 ESC in Amarillo, will bring together K-12 STEM educators from across the Panhandle South Plains, and surrounding areas. Participants will experience a keynote Jake Miller and can also attend multiple breakout sessions in STEM areas.
There will be a $35 registration fee paid by either PO #, credit card, or check directly to Region 16 ESC
*** Checks should be sent to: Rida Edwards, PSC, Region 16 ESC 5800 Bell Street Amarillo, TX 79109
If you are interested in presenting a breakout session, please contact Jennifer Garner
**If your session is accepted your registration will be waived and you may attend the conference for free.
- Celebrating the 25th Annual Literacy Institute K-12
Celebrate, good times, come on! Participants at the 2021 literacy institute will be motivated and inspired by literacy experts Matt de la Peña, the New York Times bestselling Newbery Medal winning author, and Renee Houser, literacy consultant and co-author of the "What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow series." The conference will include many learning opportunities through a variety of breakout sessions provided by area educators, a large venue of vendors, and food trucks for a fun, unique conference experience. Let's all celebrate and have a good time at the 25th Annual Literacy Institute!
- Advancing Educational Leadership 2.0: Commitment to Campus Growth
In this one day review of the Advancing Educational Leadership framework, school leaders will unpack the five themes of AEL, See and Name key action steps in exemplar growth plans, and create action steps in a targeted growth plan for their campus for the 2021-2022 school year addressing one of the themes: Creating Positive School Culture, Improving Instruction, Managing Data & Processes, Developing Self & Others, and Establishing & Sustaining Mission, Vision, & Goals. Participants will reconvene in December to review campus progress and adjust plans for the spring semester.
- Rookie SPED Series
Are you a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year SpEd teacher? If so, this 4 part series is for you!
Day 1 features patience, flexibility, and communication tools.
Day 2 we will discuss all things PLAAFPs, IEPs, and IEP meetings.
Day 3 we will learn about the ins and outs of behavior management and supporting paraprofessionals.
Day 4- You made it! We will celebrate your success while discussing transition services and end-of-year procedures to make your year a home run!
Participants must attend all four days of this series.