Archive for November, 2015

2016 Virtual Dropout Conference

The Dropout Team at the Region 10 ESC is pleased to announce that we are hosting our first virtual conference!  The 2016 Virtual Dropout Conference will be held on May 19, 2016 and participants will have the option of engaging in three strands (elementary school, middle school, and high school).  The opening session will begin […]

House Bill 4 – Guiding the Implementation

Earlier this year, House Bill 4 was passed by the 84th Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Abbott. House Bill 4 is related to High Quality Prekindergarten and The Texas Education Agency is seeking input from stakeholders to help guide the implementation of this legislation. In light of this, Region 10 ESC is holding […]

Letters About Literature – Making the Reading/Writing Connection

Letters About Literature – Making the Reading/Writing Connection  by Kate DiPronio, Librarian, Cedar Valley Middle School (RRISD); chair Tall Texans Round Table; Spirit of Texas Middle School Committee; TASL Alt. Councilor.   Originally posted on TASL Talks: Legislative and Advocacy for YOU “Nobody but a reader ever became a writer. “—Richard Peck.  Type into your search […]

Honoring The Veterans We Work Alongside

by Gordon Taylor/Region 10 ESC Executive Director Educators are a breed apart. They’re naturally predisposed, almost by definition, to serve others. Often this means they neglect themselves and minimize the importance of their service. In my capacity as executive director for one of the 20 education service centers in Texas, I witness their selflessness and devotion to […]

#World Kindness Day: November 13

  November 13th is World Kindness Day! A global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. Click the following site for easy ways to share the love. https://randomactsofkindness.org/world-kindness-day Imagine the possibilities!!!

Webinar: Solutions to the Dropout Crisis

“Capacity Building: STEM to STEAM in South Carolina” November 10, 2015                                                                            3:30–4:30 PM ET Despite an increase in […]

Balance…or lack thereof

Balance Driving the long trek into work one morning, I looked to my left and admired the lovely moon and slowly pinking skies.  I looked to my right and was taken with the glorious sunlight shining through the trees.  It occurred to me that this was a magical moment, the perfect balance as night concedes […]