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  1. 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.

  2. 2024-2025 Rookie SPED Series

    This 3-part series is designed for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year SpEd Teachers.

    Day 1- PLAAFP/IEP Development and Specially Designed Instruction: Writing well-developed PLAAFPs and IEPs, while incorporating Specially Designed Instruction, is a huge task, even for the most experienced special education teachers. Come learn "all the things" with us on Day 1. You won't want to miss this informative day to get you out of the dugout and onto the field!

    Day 2-Accommodations, Modifications, and Supporting Behavioral Needs: Come on back for Day 2 of the Rookie SpEd Series as we take the mound, learning the importance of accommodations and modifications and proper implementation. Also, it's that time of year when you might be seeing student behaviors move from the minor to major leagues. We've got you covered with behavior supports and classroom management tools.

    Day 3: IEP Data Collection/Progress Monitoring and Leading Paraprofessionals: On Day 3 of the Rookie SpEd Series, during the seventh-inning stretch you will learn how to effectively monitor IEP goals, collect data, and report progress correctly. We will finish out the series with ways you can guide paraprofessionals effectively.

  3. Read Write Connect Conference 2024

    #R16RWC is an exciting two-day event that will be held on July 17th and 18th at WTAMU in Canyon. The 2024 theme is "Ignite Literacy: Connecting Research to Reading and Writing," and we can't wait to bring together educators, researchers, and literacy experts from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise.

    The conference will feature outstanding Keynote speakers who will inspire and inform attendees with their insights into the latest research and best practices in literacy education. In addition, there will be a wide range of breakout sessions led by featured speakers, covering a wide variety of topics.

    Whether you are a teacher, administrator, researcher, or literacy advocate, the Ignite Literacy conference is the perfect place to connect with colleagues, learn about the latest research, and gain new insights into the world of reading and writing. We hope to see you there!

    **You must attend both days to receive GT credit**

  4. Top of Texas STEM Conference

    Region 16 invites you to join us at the 2024 Top of Texas STEM Conference, which will take place on July 23rd and 24th. This event promises to be a unique opportunity to learn about the latest advances in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and to network with fellow professionals in the field.

    This year's conference will feature two outstanding keynote speakers: Demi Clark, a Fractional Fintech Leader and Welding STEMinist, and Steven Smith, a NASA Education Specialist. Both of them are renowned experts in their respective fields, and their presentations are sure to inspire and enlighten.

    In addition to the keynote speeches, the conference will also offer a variety of breakout sessions on topics such as artificial intelligence and groundwater conservation, as well as a vendor hall where you can learn about the latest products and services in the STEM field.

    There will be a $35 registration fee for all attendees paid by either PO #, credit card, or check directly to Region 16 ESC

    *** Checks should be sent to:

    Attn: Rida Edwards - Stem Conference 

    5800 Bell Street Amarillo, TX 79109


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Phone: 806-677-5000 | Fax: 806-677-5001

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