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  1. Kelly Gallagher

    **PLEASE NOTE: Registration will close on November 2, 2018.**

    Region 2 is proud to have distinguished author and devoted teacher, Kelly Gallagher, present here at the Education Service Center.

    Kelly Gallagher teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California, where he is in his 33rd year. He is the former co-director of the South Basin Writing Project at California State University, Long Beach, and the former president of the Secondary Reading Group for the International Literacy Association. Kelly is the author of several books on adolescent literacy, most notably Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It and Write Like This. Kelly’s latest book, co-written with Penny Kittle, is 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents. Follow Kelly on Twitter @KellyGToGo, and visit him at


  2. Curriculum Directors Meeting
    Directors from Region 2 will meet regularly throughout the school year to share legislative updates, professional development opportunities, and network with one another.

    This is a closed meeting designed for Region 2 Curriculum Directors only.

  3. Literature Based Activities to Teach Reading and Math in Early Childhood

    How can you take one book and teach several reading and math activities? This workshop will not only review the research behind using literature based activities to teach reading and math to early childhood students, it will also provide participants with a set of materials to take back with them! Join us for this fun make and take to get you started with materials to teach literature and math, plus ideas to make more. 

  4. The Reading and Writing Connection
    Teachers must make natural connections between reading and writing.  This leads students to see how reading and writing skills and strategies are interrelated.

  5. Awesome Apps for the Early Elementary Classroom
    Do you have tablets in your classroom?  Do you need new ideas for using them?  Come learn how to use FREE technology driven tools to engage students in learning! Apps include AR Flashcards, MSQRD, Doodle Buddy, and more!  We will also explore websites and programs that can be used in all content areas.

  6. Building the Elementary ELAR Teacher Toolkit
    Building teacher capacity to meet the needs of students is critical to student success. Teachers must be prepared with resources and supports to make sure student needs are met.  This series focuses on providing teachers with tools and structures that will enhance instruction.

  7. Fundamentals of Guided Reading

    Guided reading is a form of group instruction in which we introduce children to the techniques of reading new or unseen material for personal satisfaction and understanding. - Don Holdaway

    This instructional technique allows for students to engage with a rich variety of texts and to build an effective and efficient reading processing system.

  8. STAAR Focus: Reading
    This workshop will allow participants to understand the relationship between grade level expectations, fidelity of instruction, and STAAR Reading success.

  9. Building Reading Stamina in the Adolescent Reader
    This workshop will focus on strategies that will help students become better silent readers.

  10. Tools of the Traits
    This workshop will feature strategies that can be used to support students who struggle to develop the writing traits: focus, coherence, organization, development of ideas, voice, and word choice.

  11. Secondary ELAR STAAR Support
    All trainings under this title center on developing effective strategies and instructional approaches to bolster ELAR STAAR scores.

  12. Listening and Speaking Strategies for Accountable Groupwork
    This training will help ensure accountable group work in the ELAR classroom by developing listening and speaking skills.

  13. TexQuest Overview
    This informative and interactive workshop will provide opportunities to explore the statewide database program for K-12 public schools and charter schools.

  14. 2019 Textbook Expo
    The Education Service Center, Region 2, invites all regional public school districts to participate in the 2019 Textbook Expo at the ESC-2 facility in Corpus Christi. The event will give public school district staff the opportunity to visit with textbook and instructional materials publishers and view samples of products to facilitate the textbook adoption process.

    The full list of subjects and courses for which the materials will be used is available at

    For additional information, contact Jodi Ferguson or Melissa Morin.

  15. Understanding the ELAR TEKS
    Participants will study the strands and dig into the new ELAR TEKS to be implemented in the 2019-2020 school year.

209 North Water St.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401-2528
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