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  1. 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.



  2. Deconstructing the New TEKS Strands for Deeper Literacy Instruction
    This monthly workshop offers trainings that highlight a specific strand from the ELAR TEKS.  Within this hour-long meeting, participants will receive strand background, insight, and application guidance. 

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

  4. Delving into the STAAR/EOC Essay
    This writing series focuses on helping instructors locate the essential writing traits within the state writing rubric. Moreover, the training will focus on developing both emergent writers and their writing styles in order to leverage writing scores.

  5. Using Google Suite to Support At-Risk Writers in the ELAR Classroom
    Google Suite

  6. Reframing ELAR Instruction for Secondary Striving Learners
    When secondary striving learners are not thriving in reading and writing, the problems will continue to impede their progression as they continue through subsequent grade levels. Struggling students need a wide-range of efficient and concise strategies that emphasize the entire reading and writing processes. In this session, teachers will explore tools and ideas to help reach at-risk learners and encourage them to strive to be positive, independent readers and writers.

  7. Author's Purpose and Craft ASYNCHRONOUS course

    This online course will have participants dive deeper into the Author's Purpose and Craft strand of the ELAR TEKS. It is designed for participants to go through a self-paced study of how this strand is crucial to reading and writing instruction. 

    The link to the course will open on 9:00am Monday, June 14th, 2021, and close on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:59pm. Participants will have a two month window to go through the content and complete activities that will highlight evidence-based strategies designed to get students actively using texts for various reasons. 

     


  8. Using Writing to Improve Reading

    One often-overlooked tool for reading is writing.  Consistent writing time and evidence based instruction improves writing, but also reading fluency and comprehension. 

    In this session, participants will learn writing practices that will improve students' reading fluency and comprehension. This workshop will provide strategies to improve at-risk students' literacy skills.


  9. EL Writing in the Content Areas (Grades 6-12)
    Content area teachers will target ELL writing proficiency and how the standards will impact writing for ELLs. This course can delivered either as a face to face training or as a self-paced, asynchronous workshop. It is important for participants to note the start and stop dates for the session. Registrants who do not complete the training and its required activities by the final day will not receive credit.  

  10. Closing the COVID gap for ELAR Students

    Both teachers and students are still experiencing the academic impact of COVID-19 related closures and disruptions. For ELAR, students may have regressed even further with their reading and writing skills, now known as "the COVID slide." Because of the recursive nature and vertical alignment of skills and concepts, the standards lend themselves to closing possible gaps at each grade level. This workshop aims to mitigate some of the effects of the ELAR COVID slide for the upcoming school year by recommending strategies and discussing how to make instructional decisions based on SEs that may require additional instruction.


  11. Time is TikToking: Apps to Get Your Teaching Going Viral

    Generational gaps can cause learning to lag but using apps like TikTok, Flipgrid, Youtube, and snapchat can build credibility and relevance to your teaching with an audience looking for a quick experience.  Uncomfortable with technology or concerned about the misuse of technology? We will address these concerns by supporting our student learning as digital citizens while also offering some templates to simulate the online apps as well.  Applicable to 6-12th grade.


  12. STREAM-ING Through Campus Beautification

    Campus culture starts when you enter the building. Utilize STEM principles to beautify your campus.  Infuse art and digital literacy while collecting data that can be funneled back into the classroom to provide community specific impacts of recycling, consumption, policy-making and systems management.  Use this as a springboard in Math or Science, but also bring it into Social Studies and English with the economic, governmental, and societal impacts of art, culture, technology and basic human needs.  Together we will dive into the different ways to enhance signage and improve campus culture on campus through beautification techniques that will not only look great, but give your students a feeling of accomplishment driven by curriculum.  Applicable to grades 3-12, Teachers, Asst. Principals, and Principals.


  13. Ready for Kindergarten!
    This session is focused on increasing the number of at-risk students who are on track to be successful in Kindergarten.  Prekindergarten teachers will review research, and take away activities and instructional techniques to utilize in the classroom to ensure their students are ready for Kindergarten next year.  Kindergarten teachers will take away research and activities to help close gaps due to the COVID-19 enrollment drop.  Topics addressed include oral language and vocabulary, phonological awareness, and letter knowledge.   

  14. Validate Their Learning By Creating Capstone Projects

    “Why are we doing this?”  Let’s answer this question that most students are asking as they traverse through your class content.  Let us discover an approach to planning and implementation of capstone projects using google products: drive, sites, docs, sheets, slides, forms, and jamboard.  As young as 3rd grade, students can share their research, designs, and ideas.  Join me as we look to establish a culture of presentation, preparation, and portfolios while establishing grade level themes that will keep students engaged and focused on a culminating activity that allows them to proudly display their work and effort.  Applicable to grades 3-12.


  15. HB 3 Reading Academies Planning Meeting

    LEAs participating in the ESC-2 HB 3 Reading Academies will need select a district point of contact to attend this planning and informational session.

     

    Participants will receiving information on registration, enrollment, and the monitoring of participants for successful completion of the academies. Additionally, the district point of contact will learn about the changes to the Reading Academies for the upcoming year and strategies and tools to monitor learner progress.


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