2022 Region 7 ESC Programs & Services

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2022 2023

PROGRAMS & SERVICES



TABLE OF CONTENTS COMMISSIONER’S PRIORITIES

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TEA’S EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS FRAMEWORK

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YEAR AT A GLANCE

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FEDERAL FUNDING OPTIONS

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WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

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CONTRACTED SERVICES

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SHARED SERVICES

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NO COST SERVICES

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CUSTOMIZED SERVICES

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COMMISSIONER’S PRIORITIES* Teaching is one of the most important jobs in the country, and it is one of the toughest. It should also be financially rewarding. In 2019, the Texas Legislature overhauled the state’s school finance system, including a massive increase in teacher pay and a major infusion into the teacher retirement system. Teachers are critical for student success. And while we expect all students to achieve at high levels, in some places, this requires even more from our teachers.

All children can learn how to read, write, and do math. Ensuring we have taught all children these foundational skills is difficult. 61% of students from middle- and upper-income households are reading on grade level in 3rd grade, but only 35% of their low income peers meet grade level. Our strategic plan calls for an integrated set of actions to improve these foundational skills at scale.

Being prepared for life after high school means being ready for both college and career. Career readiness is re-emerging in Texas, with almost double the number of graduates obtaining an industry credential compared to the prior year. Our strategic plan calls for an integrated set of actions to ensure every student in Texas has a high school experience that successfully launches them into what comes next, be it college, a career, or the military.

Since the 2016-17 school year, Texas has transitioned to an A-F rating system to provide clear, fair, and differentiated performance information for all our schools. The results are not strongly correlated to student poverty. Our strategic plan calls for an integrated set of actions to rapidly improve low-performing schools.

*Information collected from Texas Education Agency’s Annual Report.

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TEA’S EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS FRAMEWORK* At the core of effective schools is effective instruction: interactions between students, teachers, and content determine learning outcomes. This instructional core is strengthened and supported by effective, well-supported teachers, high-quality curriculum, and positive school culture. Strong school leadership and careful planning encompass and ensure each of these levers. The Effective Schools Framework consists of a set of district commitments and, for schools, essential actions. District Commitments describe what local education agencies do to ensure that schools are set up for success. The Essential Actions describe what the most effective schools do to support powerful teaching and learning. *Information collected from the Texas Education Agency website.

STRONG SCHOOL LEADERSHIP & PLANNING Effective campus instructional leaders with clear roles and responsibilities develop, implement, and monitor focused improvement plans that address the causes of low performance.

LEVER ONE

STRATEGIC STAFFING Campus leadership retains effective, well-supported teachers by strategically recruiting, selecting, evaluating, and assigning teachers so that all students have access to high-quality educators.

LEVER TWO

POSITIVE SCHOOL CULTURE Positive school culture requires compelling and aligned vision, mission, goals and values, explicit behavioral expectations and management system, proactive and responsive student support services, and involved families and community.

LEVER THREE

HIGH-QUALITY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS & ASSESSMENTS All students engage daily with TEKS-aligned, high-quality instructional materials, and assessments that support learning at appropriate levels of rigor.

LEVER FOUR

EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION Campus leaders provide teachers with job-embedded professional development and access to time and data needed to reflect, adjust, and deliver instruction that meets the needs of all students.

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2021 / 2022 YEAR AT A GLANCE

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is one of 20 regional education service centers statewide that participates in the planning, development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of innovative education programs. This upcoming year will be our 55th in existence. Counties served by Region 7 ESC include: Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood. Education service centers do not have tax levying or bonding authority and rely on grants and contracts for funding. Revenues are received from three primary sources: federal, state, and local funds.

PERSONNEL 291 Employees 286 FTEs 8 Board Members

DEMOGRAPHICS 94 Districts 7 Charter Schools 173,796 Students Served 17 Counties Served 13,300+ Square Miles

ESC SERVICE 2020-2021 2,968 Workshops Provided

22 Average Workshop Participants

65,150 People Trained

169,399 Technical Assistance Contacts

219,832 Training Hours Provided

37,359 Technical Assistance Hours

4.89 (Out of 5) Mean Score for Evaluations

2021: ONLINE COURSES & WEBINARS Due to continuous state health and safety recommendations, Region 7 Education Service Center has shifted the way professional development and technical assistance is offered. Region 7 districts and charter schools are able to access a variety of online courses, live and prerecorded webinars, which allows participants the ability to continue learning from the comfort of the classroom or home.

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FUNDING OPTIONS Payment using federal/state grant funds for services is contingent upon school's receipt of the award and must be aligned with the grant d f l bl

Funding Options for Region 7 Education Service Center 2022-23 Services and Agreements

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If using funds for Region 7 ESC services, ensure that these services are written into district and campus plans, if required.

Schools must comply with supplement, not supplant requirements. Schools must assure that use of funds complies with grant requirements. X Allowable as an overall district expenditure. * This fee may be paid from this fund source for the targeted population only. ** Allowable for Title I, Part A schoolwide campuses. CP Commissioner's Priorities

For questions, contact: Viki Sparks, 903-988-6840 Kerri Brice, 903-988-6719

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WORKSHOP REGISTRATION Welcome to the Region 7 Education Service Center Workshop System. The Education Service Center (ESC) offers a variety of professional development opportunities for school and charter educators, administrators, personnel, parents, and involved community members.

Requirements for Workshop System -

A valid email address to create an account and register online A unique username and password Your TSDS Unique ID number (LEAs) Include work and home email addresses to receive email registrations, especially in summer Verify account information each time you register

Process and Policy for Workshop Sessions Your workshop account moves with you from district to district. Do not create a new account if you change districts. Simply update your account information. - Register early. Workshops fill quickly. Our workshops involve time and effort in planning for outside presenters, books, materials, handouts, and facility arrangements. - Registration and payment deadline is seven calendar days prior to the workshop start date. - Registration approval only occurs after payment is received. - If payment is not received, a participant’s registration status is changed to “dropped” and an email notice is sent. - Admission after the registration deadline is based upon receipt of payment and availability. - Participants receive email and/or text messages based on their preference selection in their profile. - There is a “resend confirmation” button located under “My Upcoming Workshops” to get a confirmation resent to you. - For special arrangements or needs, please contact the workshop contact 2 weeks in advance. - In order to maintain the professional learning environment and the safety of minors, we ask that you do not bring children under the age of 18 when you attend training.

Workshop Fees - Fees vary depending upon district and charter Co-Op memberships with Region 7 ESC. - Region 7 ESC accepts MasterCard and Visa for online workshop registrations. - Workshops listed for “Co-Op Members Only” are limited to persons employed by those districts.

Workshop Cancellation / Refund Policy - A refund is granted if cancellation is three calendar days prior to the workshop start date, or if Region 7 ESC cancels the workshop. - The ESC reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. - If the ESC closes due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, information can be found at: · Region 7 ESC Website · Region 7 Workshop Website · Region 7 ESC Specialists and Contacts for the workshops affected by the closure will contact registered participants.

Staff Development Records - Workshop certificates are available online through your “My Content” after completion of your workshop evaluation. - Upon completion, a certificate icon will appear under “My Workshop History”, allowing you to print your certificates at your convenience. - Transcripts can be viewed and printed by clicking the “View/Print Transcript” or “View/Print Transcript by Date” button.

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CONTRACTED SERVICES ACADEMIC CONTENT (pg 10-11)

LEGAL CONSULTING SERVICES (pg 40)

ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP (pg 12)

PERSONNEL (pg 41)

ASCENDER (pg 14-15)

PrimeIT (pg 42)

BILINGUAL/ESL TITLE III (pg 16-17)

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR (pg 43)

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION (pg 18-19)

PURCHASING (pg 44-45)

CYBERSECURITY (pg 20)

ROSETTA STONE (pg 46-47)

DIGITAL LEARNING (pg 22-23)

SCHOOL SAFETY & SECURITY (pg 48-49)

DMAC SOLUTIONS (pg 24-25)

SECURED BEHAVIORAL THREAT ASSESSMENT COOPERATIVE (pg 50)

eTRAIN ONLINE LEGAL TRAINING (pg 26-27) EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT (ESSA) (pg 28-29) FINANCIAL SERVICES (pg 30-31) FINE ARTS (pg 32-33) FUNDING & ACCOUNTABILITY (pg 34) GIFTED AND TALENTED (pg 36-37)

SPECIAL EDUCATION LEGAL CONSULTING SERVICES (pg 51) SUPERINTENDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (pg 52) TEKS RESOURCE SYSTEM (pg 54-55) TExGUIDE (pg 56-57)

HEALTH, NURSES, AND P.E. (pg 38-39)

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ACADEMIC CONTENT COMPLETE ACCESS TO IN-PERSON AND ONLINE COURSES IN: • • • • •

Early Childhood ELAR Math Science Social Studies

The Academic Content Cooperative provides

Benefits Include: •

Support LEAs with the STAAR Redesign including effective classroom practices regarding new STAAR item types while keeping the focus on the content

Opportunity to participate in cohorts of teachers bound together by unique characteristics

Coaching, mentoring, and collaboration through a variety of venues and models

Assistance in breaking down the English Language Arts and Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies TEKS

schools with professional development opportunities that are delivered in a variety of modalities, including:

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Face-to-Face Webinars Online Courses

In addition, specialists will provide on-site training and technical assistance as requested by the district.

Early Childhood Services Include:

It is obvious that you take great care in crafting the material/ content for these courses; this does not go unnoticed.

CIRCLE Training

Training and technical assistance targeting effective, research-based strategies for early childhood educators and administrators

Trainings for Pre-K educators in all content areas in a variety of delivery methods

Early Childhood Conference

Training in Child Development Topics

Technical assistance in writing a Family Engagement Plan

EcoLand Certification and practicum hours

Happy Fenton (Palestine ISD)

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FULL ACCESS TO NATIONALLY KNOWN SPEAKERS AND CONTENT BASED CONFERENCES! Save on time and travel expenses through virtual training and coaching.

Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for educators to continue to improve their knowledge and skills so they can help students achieve. When educators learn, students learn more. Anyone concerned about their students’ futures will want to support a cycle of continuous professional growth for educators. Source: Why Professional Development Matters by Hayes Mizell

ENHANCE YOUR TEACHERS’ SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE WITH PERSONALIZED LESSONS THAT GIVE THEIR STUDENTS THE RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON ASSESSMENTS.

Program Contacts: Tera Griffis (903) 988-6772 tgriffis@esc7.net

Emili Foster (903) 988-6801 efoster@esc7.net

Brooke Kinsman (903) 988-6912 bkinsman@esc7.net

Rhonda McCallie (903) 988-6808 rmccallie@esc7.net

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ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP

PREPARE TO BE THE BEST INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER POSSIBLE BY LEARNING STRATEGIES, SKILLS, TRAITS, AND BELIEFS THAT THE MOST EFFECTIVE SCHOOL LEADERS SHARE. Build the capacity of your campus and district leaders through participation in proven training and leadership development series and services.

A good principal is the single most important determinant of whether a school can attract and keep high-quality teachers. Source: Rowland, C. (2017, February). Principal Professional Development, New Opportunities for a Renewed State Focus. American Institutes for Research. https://t.ly/ja1D

Cost Savings Include: •

Reduced fees for the state mandated training series AEL, T-TESS, and T-PESS

FREE First Time Administrator Academy

FREE Aspiring Administrator Academy

FREE Impact Coaching for T-TESS Evaluators

FREE Inter-Rater Reliability (T-TESS / TIA focus)

FREE Principal Networking Meetings

FREE T-TESS & The Distinguished Teacher: TIA Crosswalk

FREE SMART Goals Training

FREE Student Learning Objectives Training

Program Contacts: Stacy Morris (903) 988-6992 smorris@esc7.net

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Julie Gillespie (903) 988-6754 jgillespie@esc7.net

LaTonya Whitaker (903) 988-6741 lwhitaker@esc7.net


The 2023 Region 7 Teacher of the Year Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, August 4. We will recognize all participating finalists and announce the 2023 Region 7 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year. These winners will represent the region at the state-level competition. Online applications available at www.esc7.net/apps/pages/TOY. Applications will be open for submission until June 2.

CONGRATULATIONS

Ashley Phelps

Amy Thompson

E L E M E N TA R Y T E A C H E R O F T H E Y E A R

SECONDARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

TYLER ISD

LINDALE ISD

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ASCENDER

ASCENDER provides comprehensive administrative software to school districts and charter schools throughout the state.

871 LEAs are using ASCENDER in Texas, serving approximately 839,592 students. Source: January 2021 TCC Update

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Benefits Include: •

Timely training included throughout the year

Professional staff members committed to technical assistance and answering questions by telephone, email, or video conference

Reasonably priced software solutions for your budget

Discount pricing when both Student and Business are purchased together

Data Hosting Options Include: TCC (Texas Computer Cooperative) Data Center Hosting •

Secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure

Automatically updated with backups, upgrades, and new releases

Capability to run scheduled tasks multiple times a day

Multiple layers of operational and physical security to ensure the integrity & safety of your data

Secure data storage with hourly database backups (never lose more than an hour of data)

Guaranteed business continuity and disaster recovery

Maintenance-free hosting managed by ESC technical experts

Redundant systems keep the hosting environment up and running

Charges for third party scripts may apply if required


BUSINESS & STUDENT SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS BUILT BY TEXANS FOR TEXAS SCHOOLS. ASCENDER PROVIDES TRUSTED SOLUTIONS THAT SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITIES.

Why ASCENDER • Professionally designed user experience • A powerful web-based application written specifically for Texas LEAs • Integrated reporting tools and portals • Robust third-party software integration • Powerful parent and employee communication tools • Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud hosting

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Barbara Bruhn (903) 988-6728 bbruhn@esc7.net

Teresa Richard (903) 988-6752 trichard@esc7.net

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BILINGUAL/ESL TITLE III APPROXIMATELY 20.6% OF THE REGION 7 STUDENT POPULATION ARE IDENTIFIED ENGLISH LEARNERS.

In 2021, Texas’ identified English learner population reached 1,108,883. 22,132 of those identified English learners reside in Region 7, which is approximately 20.6% of the Region 7 student population.

Let the Region 7 ESC Bilingual/ESL Title III team assist you with customized instructional coaching and professional development.

Benefits Include: •

Customized on-site instructional coaching for teachers of English learners

Parent, family, and community engagement support

Data analysis to support meeting accountability standards

LPAC, TELPAS, ELPS, and Sheltered Instruction training for administrators and staff

Program design effectiveness evaluation based on state standards

Title III legal updates customized for your district

Unlimited professional development in instructional strategies for language acquisition

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Source: PEIMS

Collectively, districts will save over $717,000 when joining the Region 7 Title III Contracted Services Cooperative versus purchasing comparable products and services from other vendors.

Cost Savings Include: •

Online courses

ESL TExES Exam Prep

BTLPT TExES Exam Prep

Sheltered Instruction

Bilingual/ESL workshops

Cultural Awareness trainings

Annual Summer Bilingual/ESL Conference ($125 per participant savings)


CONTENT-BASED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION (CBLI) Source: TEA & TXEL.org

CBLI is an integrated approach to language instruction in which language is developed within the context of content delivery that is culturally and linguistically sustaining. Sheltered instruction is a similar term used to describe instruction that makes content comprehensible while supporting language development. However, CBLI emphasizes the targeted and intentional methods used to meet the affective, linguistic, and cognitive needs of emergent bilingual (EB) students through the medium of content in the students’ primary language and/or English.

Content-based language instruction: •

applies to all programs for emergent bilingual students (bilingual and ESL),

applies to any language of instruction (primary/partner language and English),

is part of Tier I instruction as it provides equitable access to general content instruction,

holds high expectations at grade level in each content area, and

encompasses an additive bilingualism approach.

Elements of CBLI •

Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices (CLSP)

Second Language Acquisition

Instructional Methods

Diversified Support

For detailed information about CBLI, visit www.txel.org.

The presenter was extremely knowledgeable about the topic and she was professional, helpful, and very pleasant. Jaqueline Flach (Chapel Hill ISD)

Program Contacts: Carmen Delgado (903) 988-6861 cdelgado@esc7.net

April Muñoz (903) 988-6749 amunoz@esc7.net

Joseph Pino (903) 988-6793 jpino@esc7.net

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CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS PROJECTS MORE THAN 17,000,000 OPENINGS EACH YEAR, FROM 2019-2029. 322 OCCUPATIONS WILL REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, AND 100 OCCUPATIONS WILL REQUIRE SOME EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL. Torpey, E., 2020. Education level and projected openings, 2019-29. [online] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Available at: <https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2020/ article/education-level-and-openings.htm> [Accessed 25 April 2022].

The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Cooperative provides schools with professional development opportunities, technical assistance with strategic planning and implementation, and supports staff with guidance on state-approved programs. By joining the CTE Cooperative, districts will learn how to maximize their CTE dollars, evaluate their current Programs of Study, and increase their CCMR outcome bonus.

ON AVERAGE, THE CTE COOPERATIVE WILL SAVE DISTRICTS IN REGION 7 APPROXIMATELY $40,718.

Region 7’s CTE department is outstanding, as they are also always available to answer any question and help in any way they can. Knowing we can turn to qualified professionals when we need help with any and all CTErelated issues is amazing. You guys are awesome!! :) Kristen Reeves (Hawkins ISD) 18

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Benefits Include: •

Provide customized CTE catalog for marketing and recruitment, including printed copies for each incoming freshman student

Access to Career Exploration software to high school campuses

Mentoring services for CTE teachers and administrators, access to advanced workshop series that will focus on evaluating current programs of study, preparing CCMR outcome bonuses for future grants, and maximizing CTE dollars

Professonal development at Region 7 ESC, on-site, online, and distance learning

Technical assistance with CTE Perkins Application and Program Planning

Personalized training and/or resources on integrating CTE and academic instruction

NCCER teacher training for up to 3 teachers

Assist LEA with implementation of NCCER student certifications

Assist counselors in developing 4/6 year plans to achieve the implementation of programs of study


CTE PROGRAMS OF STUDY GUIDEBOOKS In 2020, CTE partnered closely with the Region 7 ESC Marketing & Communications department to create Programs of Study Guidebooks for participating cooperative schools as a great way to educate parents and recruit students in the programs offered at their schools. Districts communicated directly with the Education Service Center to personalize these guidebooks, and the CTE department covered the cost of the design work and printing fees.

“Working with the Region 7 CTE department this year has been the best and easiest experience. This is my first year as a CTE administrator and Kimberly, Carrie and Mark have been there with me every step of the way to ensure our schools CTE success. From assisting us with our POS and guidebook, to leading informative round tables and legislative updates, the team was there to answer and assist with all of our needs. I believe that our CTE department is stronger and more prepared than we have been in years, and it is in large part to the work and guidance of the Region 7 CTE team. Thank you!” Brittany Hall (Alba Golden ISD)

Career & Technical Education gives students the academic, technical, and employability skills needed for post-secondary and workplace success. Participation in CTE programs is closely associated with higher graduation rates, lower dropout rates, and higher scores on the Texas EOC assessments. Source: Career & Technical Outcomes in Texas HighSchools - A Monograph Texas Workforce Investment Council

Program Contact: Mark Parkerson (903) 988-6864 mparkerson@esc7.net

Carrie Chandler (903) 988-6810 cchandler@esc7.net

Kimberly Harris (903) 988-6771 kharris@esc7.net

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CYBERSECURITY PROTECT YOUR DISTRICT BY IMPROVING YOUR INFORMATION SECURITY! Membership Benefits Include: •

Cybersecurity Meetings and/or Trainings (at least 4 per year)

Cybersecurity related advisories and notices via email

Email access to professionals for answers to cybersecurity questions and resources

Add-On Services Risk Self-Assessment Portal based on Texas Cybersecurity Framework •

Security Policy Templates to tailor to your school’s needs

Training on how to use the Portal

Assistance with Texas Cybersecurity Framework objectives terminology

Cybersecurity Training and Phishing Simulation (Infosec IQ) •

Setup and Management

Phishing Simulations

Endpoint Protection •

Basic - Webroot Antivirus

Advanced - SentinelOne (EDR)

KACE System Management •

Deployment Assistance

Vulnerability Scans •

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Monthly Scans and Reporting

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Barbara Bruhn (903) 988-6728 bbruhn@esc7.net

Steve Vaughn (903) 988-6922 svaughn@esc7.net

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THE CLIMB BEGINS june 20-23

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Participating principals will receive: intense days of leadership development focused on:

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- Change Management - Ensuring Instructional Alignment - Campus Culture - Effective Feedback Routines - Leader Action Planning - leading crucial conversations

days of summit cohort rally during 22-23 focused on: - extended leader content - personalized coaching - continued networking - action planning support

or visit www.esc7.net

Participants must: - have at least one year of campus leadership experience - have a desire to build their leadership capacity - have approval of superintendent - engage in required prework activities

for additional information: stacy morris - smorris@esc7.net

- be able to attend all days of the June Summit

inaugural year pricing: $50021

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DIGITAL LEARNING The Digital Learning Cooperative is at the forefront of finding and implementing tools and resources to transform the classroom to meet the needs created by blended learning and the impact of HB 3906 - Online Testing. It also provides educators with the latest technological tools and training so they can positively affect student performance, expand opportunities for all students, and move toward the Distinguished level of T-TESS.

Maximize the implementation of 1:1 initiatives! Additional Options Include:

I am so excited to use this information & create more selfdirected learners. The resources were fantastic! Rana Newbury (Chapel Hill ISD)

Library and Digital Media Services - training and meetings for campus and district library staff, as well as the annual Library Digital Media Conference

Internet Safety Course - four whole-group administration courses (based on grade levels) targeting student issues such as cyberbullying, social networking, ID theft, and privacy regulations

Individual Zoom Accounts - for use by administrators, faculty, or staff to hold meetings and classes remotely

Basic Membership Fee Includes: •

In-District Training for no additional charge

Access for all district personnel to Digital Learning sessions offered face-to-face at Region 7 ESC, online, or via webinar for no additional charge

Unlimited Access to Video Conferencing, including connections for: - ESC Workshops - Regional Meetings - Dual-Credit Courses - Regional & Statewide Student Events & Virtual Field Trips

Unlimited attendance to the Fall Innovative Teaching & Technology (FITT) Conference and other designated special events

Technical assistance on Digital Tools and Learning Management Systems such as Google Classroom, Canvas, SeeSaw, and Schoology

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This meeting [Superintendent Technology Conference] is always one of the highlights of my year. I have walked away each year learning new skills that daily impact my performance.” Cody Mize (Mineola ISD)


Elizabeth Walker Director

Andy Adams Coordinator

Holly Curry Specialist

Michelle Cooper Specialist

Janelle Safford Specialist

ADDITIONAL SERVICES CLASSROOM TOOLS DISCOVERY EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

CERTIFIED LIBRARIAN OF RECORD

a digital tool to prepare learners

Let our certified librarian do the heavy lifting to make your library a hub of learning and innovation! We will assist with:

for tomorrow. It is a simple

Ordering books and supplies

Updating automation system/MARC

place you can rely on for timely,

Facilitating use of database programs

relevant content + useful tools and resources

Facilitating reading programs

Supporting Maker Space ideas, current library staff, and Digital Learning initiatives!

Extending your library services during summer school/vacation

Mystery Science add-on available for grades K-5

Discovery Education Experience is

solution to serve as your daily learning platform. It’s one secure

to engage students, track progress, and gain professional inspiration every day.

BRAINPOP With BrainPOP, students have access to engaging learning games, animated movies, and activities designed with relevance, depth, and humor. Purchase includes K-12 access to the BrainPOP Combo Subscription, which includes access to BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP Español, and BrainPOP Français.

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Elizabeth Walker (903) 988-6924 ewalker@esc7.net

Andy Adams (903) 988-6951 aadams@esc7.net


DMAC Solutions

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Web-based software: •

Reports for STAAR, TELPAS and Interim

Plans, FormWorks®, PGP and Student Portfolio)

Assessments (State Assessment) •

Student documentation and plans (LPAC, Learning

Appraisals (T-TESS and T-PESS)

create, administer and generate 1-click

Create curriculum maps (CIA Alignment)

reports -- now including online testing!!

Develop Campus/District Plans (PlanWorks®)

(TAG and TEKScore)

Compare state/local data (lead4ward)

Complete toolkit for local assessments -

Seems like we have been using DMAC since the very beginning of time. It is wonderful to see how it has adapted over the years to meet the changing needs of education. Appreciate all the staff at DMAC, always helpful and supportive. Joan Ragland (Hudson ISD)

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Online Testing New item types are coming to TAG!

With MILLIONS of testing records being created by our schools, we know this is

a very important platform for the future. We’ve been hard at work creating new

features to help students practice tests they will see from the state.

Learning Plans Enhancements to the Learning

Plans application are ready for next school year! Create Accelerated

Learning Plans to document student interventions for HB4545. A new

Time Log will help you keep track of required hours.

DMAC Director:

DMAC Help Desk:

Anita Luff (903) 988-6804 aluff@esc7.net

Sarah Deller (903) 988-6814 sdeller@esc7.net

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eTRAIN ONLINE LEGAL TRAINING

ONLINE LEGAL COMPLIANCE TRAINING THAT CAN BE TAKEN FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME OR OFFICE. eTrain Advantage is an online legal training program designated specifically for educators. These programs provide state-required preventative and compliance training using

Benefits Include:

interactive and engaging content.

- Staff can access all of our trainings day

Courses Include: •

Bullying & Other Forms of Peer Abuse

Sexual Harassment

- Certified Teachers - Non-Certified Teachers - Administrators

Bloodborne Pathogens

Ethics in Education

Special Education/Section 504/RTI

Legal Training for Substitute Teachers

FERPA Everyday Compliance for Educators

Copyright Law for Educators

Title IX Compliance

School Board Member Orientation

fulfills the 3 hour new board member requirement

On-Demand Legal Training or night

Certificates and course credits are awarded immediately upon completion

Courses are updated each summer and available to staff before the upcoming school year

Courses are approximately one hour long and meet the legal requirements for the state

20% discount when purchasing the complete package

Have your employees complete the necessary compliance training over the summer!

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Source: Online Education Researchomatic

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Jim Moore (903) 988-6834 jmoore@esc7.net

Rhonda Baird (903) 988-6842 rbaird@esc7.net

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EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT (ESSA)

THERE ARE 111,431 (64%) ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS IN REGION 7.

When our district created the Director of Federal & State Programs position, the team at Region 7 reached out to me immediately to ask what my needs were. As a new contracted member in my first year, I can honestly say that this remarkable team was with me every step of the way. They made sure I had what I needed to ensure our district operated an efficient, compliant, and successful Federal Programs department. I am so thankful for their service.

The purpose of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.

Stay ahead of requirements and due dates through contracted member updates, sessions, and resources. Positively impact student achievement by equipping staff with high-quality training and resources.

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Misti Smith (West Sabine ISD)

Benefits Include: Complete Package Members receive a 10% discount on pricing as well as workshops and resources that include, but not limited to: •

Customized on-site professional development

In-depth training, work sessions, supports and resources for ESSER I, II, III, and Supplemental (includes virtual and on-site support)

In-depth training, work sessions, supports and resources for ESSA (includes virtual and on-site support)

Weekly newsletter containing reminders of deadlines, updates, and much more

Regional area cohort meetings for Federal Programs Directors

Access to an online resource and template bank

New Federal Programs Directors meetings and Fed Camp Workshops

Workshops presented by TASBO

Workshops to support Paraprofessionals


ESSA CONTRACTED SERVICES COMPLETE PACKAGE

Includes all components of both the Application/Compliance and Professional Development Support packages PLUS: • Customized, on-site professional development

resources

• Access to online resource and template bank

• Sessions presented by TASBO

• Weekly newsletter exclusive to Complete Package contract members for deadlines, updates, and more

• EDGAR updates

• Google Classroom with Region 7 staff exclusively for Complete Package members to address requirements, deadlines, and build a Region 7 Federal Programs forum network • ESSER in-depth training, work sessions, supports, and resources • Private, non-profit schools equitable services indepth training, support, and resources • State Compensatory Education training, support, and

• Purposeful Paraprofessionals training (on-site or at Region 7) • New Federal Programs Directors meetings and networking opportunities • Fed Camp for New Federal Programs Directors • Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) Program and Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program training and assistance • Cluster/cohort site meetings

APPLICATION/COMPLIANCE PACKAGE

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PACKAGE

• Application in-depth support (remote, in-person, work sessions) • Application • ADC form • Amendments • Negotiation • Compliance in-depth support (remote, in-person, work sessions) • Compliance Report • Use of Funds in-depth support • Contract Federal Programs Meetings • Virtual office hours (1 fall & 1 spring) • Federal Programs calendar • In-depth training and support on ESSA Maintenance of Effort (MOE), Supplement, Not Supplant (SNS), and Comparability

• Professional development opportunities on topics, including, but not limited to: • Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) • Data Walks • Paraprofessional Institute (Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Requirements) • Leadership/Powerful Coaching • Capturing Kids Hearts • Research-Based Strategies for Students in Poverty • Emotional Poverty 1 & 2 • Framework for Understanding Poverty • Classroom Management

Program Contact: Kerri Brice (903) 988-6719 kbrice@esc7.net

Michele Walker (903) 988-6856 mwalker@esc7.net

Angela Clark (903) 988-6850 aclark@esc7.net

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FINANCIAL SERVICES Region 7 ESC provides a plethora of financial services for ASCENDER clients on an annual, as needed, or emergency basis. LEAs needing assistance with hands-on financial processes can choose any or all services.

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SERVICES CURRENTLY PROVIDED INCLUDE:

Monthly Financial Oversight

Customizable Financial Services (CFS) Unable to find a Business Manager? No separation of duties? Region 7 can fill the void with Customized Financial Services including but not limited to:

Region 7 ESC’s experienced staff will review a set of reports to assists with the end of month close and balance process which includes: •

Verifying IRS, TRS, and payroll liabilities are remitted timely and accurately

Verifying federal grants are drawn timely and accurately

Bank Reconciliation

State Allotment monitoring

Budget Preparation

Budget Status monitoring

Monthly Financial Review

Payroll Services

Accounts Payable Processing

Financial Template Preparation

Payroll Services Region 7 ESCs qualified staff offers annual, as needed, or emergency payroll services. Services can include any or all of the following: Payroll preparation and process

Bank Reconciliations Region 7 ESC offers bank reconciliation services to LEAs at a monthly fee. Bank reconciliation services assist LEAs with timely, accurate and internal controls. Services are available on a short- or long-term basis and include:

System processing of payroll run(s)

Generation and submission of TEAMS/TRS required reporting

Accrual help

1099’s - one time charge

Initial look at status/clean-up

Help create 1099 table

Reconciliation performed using ASCENDER reports and EXCEL spreadsheet

Categorize and ensure all vendors captured

District contact will approve initial opening entry (per audit)

Create 1099 report/file for District to submit

941 Quarterly Reports - one time charge

District contact will approve monthly reconciliation document, adjustments, and outstanding items

District contact will approve adjustments and journal entries entered into the LEAs Business Information System (BIS)

Prepare and check reports

District submits

W-2’s •

Digital file created

District distributes

Program Contacts: Barbara Bruhn (903) 988-6728 bbruhn@esc7.net

Teresa Richard (903) 988-6752 trichard@esc7.net

Daniela Sanders (903) 988-6993 dsanders@esc7.net

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FINE ARTS IGNITE A PASSION FOR LEARNING THROUGH THE ARTS. The Fine Arts Cooperative provides a viable means for students to develop and enhance learning in the foundation content areas of reading/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Though the Fine Arts TEKS are not tested in the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) as part of the state accountability system, the Fine Arts TEKS can be used to help students learn the skills and content that are assessed in

Benefits Include: •

Access to Fine Arts workshops and on-demand courses

Opportunity to learn from local artists, state presenters, and national trainers

Admission to the annual Fine Arts Festival with content specific and integrated workshops

Addressing the need for support of the arts in meeting graduation requirements

Student involvement opportunities through contests and showcases

Opportunity to participate in cohorts of teachers bound together by unique characteristics

the foundation areas.

WORKSHOPS ARE FOCUSED IN: •

Art

Music

Dance

Theatre

Best workshop I’ve ever been to!!! Loved being able to collaborate and how there was not a strict schedule so we could use the time to explore new art materials and plan with likeminded people! Alexa Cunningham (Chapel Hill ISD)

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Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Tera Griffis (903) 988-6772 tgriffis@esc7.net

Brooke Kinsman (903) 988-6912 bkinsman@esc7.net

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FUNDING & ACCOUNTABILITY and OnDataSuite

BUILD A STRONG FINANCIAL, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND PEIMS TEAM.

The Funding & Accountability Cooperative

Data demands can be a daunting task; OnDataSuite has the power to streamline this process. • A data warehouse software that aggregates data • Multiple data source uploads available • Static and ad hoc reporting capabilities • Share reports within the organization • Visualization tools to perform powerful analytics • Compare focus groups at the student, campus, district levels • State and federal performance level criteria • Purchase software only or with training sessions

provides LEAs with support and guidance in the areas of Finance, Accountability and PEIMS reporting for our districts and charter schools.

Funding & Accountability Cooperative: • • • •

Unlimited participants for all IMS TSDS PEIMS training workshops Five Year PEIMS Report trending your district/ charter’s data Limited Scope Audit checks on Fall and Summer PEIMS submissions Exclusive Coop Training Workshops

Exclusive Website containing checklists and resources Zoom Hot Topics sessions

OnDataSuite:

PEIMS Academy: PEIMS Academy is an add-on service of F & A that includes: • Attendance of F&A Coop Exclusive Training Workshops • Additional Exclusive Training Workshops that are targeted for new PEIMS personnel

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Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Barbara Bruhn (903) 988-6728 bbruhn@esc7.net

Teresa Richard (903) 988-6752 trichard@esc7.net

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Resilience symposium Session #205434 social studies summit Session #170408 FINE ARTS FESTIVAL Session #209433 CURRICULUM CELEBRATION Session #169781 Gifted & Talented Conference Session #209437 ENGLISH LEARNER CONFERENCE Session #216491 CHILD NUTRITION CONFERENCE Session #216434 mental health & Safety conference Session #210720 REGION 7 EDUCATION SERVICE CENTER

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ALL UPCOMING SESSIONS: WWW.ESC7.NET


GIFTED AND TALENTED ENHANCE THE RIGOR AND ENRICHMENT IN YOUR INSTRUCTION FOR ALL STUDENTS! The Gifted and Talented Cooperative focuses on assisting districts and charter schools in achieving the standards outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/ Talented Students through comprehensive services and professional development.

Packages Include: •

Complete Includes professional development, technical assistance, Student Seminars, and access to scholarships for summer enrichment opportunities

Student Seminars Includes access to Student Seminars, which provide an out-of-school environment that offers students an opportunity to work with others on exciting, challenging, and motivating projects through grade level specific programs

Professional Development Provides access to professional development and technical assistance opportunities for ALL educators

Thank you so much for the incredible opportunities that this Region 7 team provides for our gifted students and the support and encouragement that is given to teachers. Amanda Wright (Alba Golden ISD)

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Benefits Include: •

Understanding state regulations for identifying and serving G/T students

Access to student enrichment opportunities through our Student Seminars designed around the four foundation curricular areas

Distinguished teaching strategies with a focus on differentiated instruction using depth and complexity thinking tools as required by the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/ Talented Students

Professional development on best practices, developments, and achievements in G/T education

Developing materials and assisting districts in the development and implementation of local programs

Assisting districts and charters in providing out-of-school options for gifted students through student seminars and summer scholarship opportunities

Personalized technical assistance


STUDENT SEMINARS Each of the Region 7 ESC Student Seminars is designed to offer gifted students an array of appropriately challenging learning experiences that are commensurate with their abilities and opportunities that allow them to accelerate their strengths in a variety of areas. Student Seminars also allow gifted students throughout the Region 7 ESC to work with one another, as well as independently.

Robotics is designed for students in grades 1-3 as a showcase which allows them to build and program robots around a central thematic concept.

Robotics for students in grades 4-12 participate in a competition that focuses on team building, higher-level thinking, and problem-solving. Teams participate in a board design competition and robot design, construction, and programming.

Imagination Fair is designed to allow gifted learners to hear a professional storyteller and to showcase their own storytelling and problem-solving skills by participating in storytelling groups and hands-on activities.

Innovative Inventions is a competition designed to challenge students to create and invent new ideas and products. Students use higher-order thinking skills and apply SCAMPER techniques and strategies to produce new products.

Model United Nations is a real-world simulation designed to offer gifted students in grades 6-12 opportunities to experience global issues from multiple points of view and experience learning in a variety of challenging ways in order to become productive life-long learners.

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Tera Griffis (903) 988-6772 tgriffis@esc7.net

Brooke Kinsman (903) 988-6912 bkinsman@esc7.net

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HEALTH, NURSES, & P.E. A COMPREHENSIVE, WELLCOORDINATED SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM FOCUSING ON THE WHOLE-CHILD CAN PROMOTE THE OPTIMAL PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL, AND EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS.

Longview has a contract for the nurses to utilize Region 7. This has been an eye opener for me as to the unlimited assistance they have just for Nurses. I am so appreciative of the help that the Region Center has provided to me over my last 9 years at Longview ISD. I’m especially appreciate to Ms. Wright and Ms. Honzell for all of their dedication to the nurses. They have brought many new programs and conferences for us over the years!

Benefits Include: •

Communicate with school nurses, health teachers, and PE teachers via email listserv

Provide networking/training sessions for nurses

Provide networking/training session for health teachers

Provide networking/training sessions for PE teachers

Provide School Health Advisory Committee training

Provide free School Nurses’ Conference

Provide training session for new school nurses

Provide updates on school health laws, rules, and regulations

Provide mental health coordination/ education training such as, but not limited to: Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse, Diabetes, Cancer, Obesity, Teen Pregnancy, and Dating Violence

Cost Savings Include:

Provide support during a crisis or emergency

School Nurses Conference

Resilience Symposium

Kimberlie Dans, RN (Longview ISD)

Collectively, districts will save over $89,810 when joining the Region 7 Health, Nurses, & P.E. Cooperative versus purchasing comparable products and services from other vendors.

More that 40% of school-aged children and adolescents have at least one chronic health condition, such as asthma, diabetes, seizure disorders, food allergies, or poor oral health. (CDC 2022) Evidence-based, effectively coordinated, and strategically planned school health programs and services are necessary for closing the academic achievement gap. 38

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Did you know that teens who receive mostly A’s are almost twice as likely to get the CDC recommended daily 60 minutes of physical activity than teens who receive mostly D’s and F’s? Kids who perform better in school are more likely to be physically active on a regular basis. Adding physical activity to the school day can not only keep kids healthy, but also increase attention, behavior, and positive attitudes leading to improved academic performance.

Coordinated School Health commonly consists of eight components that encompass all aspects of the school environment. The components interact to function as a unified system and can become a theme for the entire school. In 2016, two more components were added: family engagement and community involvement. These components incorporate: •

Development of cognitive skills

Research shows that students who earn mostly As are almost twice as likely to get regular physical activity than students who receive mostly Ds and Fs.

Development of policies that support a positive psycho-social and hazard-free environment

Families and communities in promoting the well-being of youth

Physical activity can help students focus, improve behavior, and boost positive attitudes. Do what you can to help your child be physically active, be it running, biking, or swimming. Any type of physical activity is good, and 60 minutes a day is best. Their grades will thank you!

Opportunities for staff members to foster their own well-being

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Mark Parkerson (903) 988-6864 mparkerson@esc7.net

Sherri Wright (903) 988-6809 swright@esc7.net

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LEGAL CONSULTING SERVICES

The Region 7 ESC Legal Services Cooperative is designed to assist school leaders in making good legal decisions. Member districts will receive two (2) one-day, six (6) hour on-site training sessions on legal law matters upon topics as requested. In addition, on-site training on alternative dates to be held offsite at a host district in the southern and/or eastern portion of the region.

On average, districts save $60,101.50 in legal fees and training costs. Services are provided through the Region 7 Education Service Center Legal Cooperative with the help of Karczewski | Bradshaw L.L.P.

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Benefits Include: •

Two hours of legal consultation included

Reduced rate for additional consultation hours

Legal training provided throughout the year for unlimited staff

Training Topics Include: •

Leaves & Absences

Employee Discipline Grievance Hearings

Title IX Team Compliance Training

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Jim Moore (903) 988-6834 jmoore@esc7.net

Rhonda Baird (903) 988-6842 rbaird@esc7.net

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PERSONNEL REGION 7 EDUCATION SERVICE CENTER

PERSONNEL

COOPERATIVE TEACH LEAD INSPIRE The Personnel Cooperative provides schools with recruitment assistance, job vacancy exposure, and technical assistance and training on all certification and permit issues.

Attend Vital Workshops Such As: •

Federal and State Certification

Personnel Rules and Requirements

Effective Mentoring

Classroom Management

T-TESS and Distinguished Teacher

Benefits Include: •

Opportunity to post positions and vacancies on the Region 7 website

Attendance at university job fairs and Region 7 ESC job fair to recruit high-quality teachers and administrators

Access to Personnel Services Cooperative database to search for applicants holding specific certifications or qualifications

Training and technical assistance for human resource staff

Employment of education, training, and library occupations is projected to grow 9% from 2016 to 2026. Source: U.S. Department of Labor

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Brian Ralson (903) 988-6781 bralson@esc7.net

Donna Copeland (903) 988-6836 dcopeland@esc7.net

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PrimeIT HELPING SCHOOLS EMBRACE THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY TO EXCEL IN 21st CENTURY LEARNING. PrimeIT technology support services are customized to fit the needs of each district.

SAVE MONEY WITH OUR LOW RATES AND EXPERT STAFF TO DESIGN, INSTALL, CONFIGURE, AND SUPPORT YOUR TECHNOLOGY NEEDS. Benefits Include: •

We develop a phased approach to establish a stable, secure, and robust network infrastructure with standards that are sustainable and maintainable long-term

Network/Infrastructure Discovery and Dynamic Documentation

Standardization of Logical Network Topology

Standardization of Network Infrastructure

Regularly scheduled meetings and communications

Our professional and certified team is the most cost-effective solution for your school’s IT infrastructure.

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Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Barbara Bruhn (903) 988-6728 bbruhn@esc7.net

Steve Vaughn (903) 988-6922 svaughn@esc7.net

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PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR

ENHANCE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. The Professional School Counselor Cooperative provides districts and campuses with the latest state-level information, targeted professional development through school counseling workshops, and individualized support services to meet their unique needs.

Total cost savings for districts is over $56,500 and over $190 per participant. Cost Savings Include: •

Counselor Academy registration

Registration for all mental health trainings

Benefits Include: •

On-site support during a crisis as requested by the district

TEA Texas Model for Comprehensive Counseling Program Training

Basic and advanced Foundation High School Graduation Program trainings for high school counselors

Training for counselor and counselor leaders that address the mental health needs in schools today

Updates through listservs and quarterly newsletters

Training series for School Counselors that are new to the profession

I have loved and attended the Counselor Academy the past few years. I make a point to be there as the information is very helpful and informative. Jenica Gifford (Whitehouse ISD)

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Mark Parkerson (903) 988-6864 mparkerson@esc7.net

Dana Harper (903) 988-6785 dharper@esc7.net

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PURCHASING COMPLETE ASSISTANCE WITH PROCUREMENT REQUIREMENTS THAT BENEFIT YOUR SCHOOLS. The Region 7 ESC Purchasing Cooperative services over 150 education entities located throughout the state of Texas and maintains 2,500 plus companies awarded through 34 discount and five line-item/ single-source bids.

On average, districts save over $1.2 million by utilizing Region 7 ESC

Benefits Include: •

39 bid categories that meet the TEA Division of Financial Compliance and the Attorney General’s Anti-Trust Office requirements

Easy to use/search purchasing software with historical vendor documentation

Allowing member districts local control and the ability to utilize local vendors

Grocery Procurement - annual solicitation for line-item pricing for grocery items

Commodity Processing - support districts utilizing USDA foods into ready-to-use end products

Purchasing Commodity Processing Services.

Region 7 ESC Purchasing continually strives to exceed the memberships’ purchasing requirements while maintaining the flexibility needed to satisfy the needs of all educational members, from 1A rural districts to 5A urban districts.

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THE PURCHASING COOPERATIVE TEAM WILL: •

Assist districts/charters with local RFPs and RFQs upon request

Post district/charter proposals and send to applicable awarded vendors

Provide technical assistance and training in good procurement practices

11 Years of Archived Procurement Data is Available for Member Districts to Download if Audited. REGION 7 FOOD SHOW The Region 7 ESC Purchasing Cooperative hosts an annual food service show that allows exhibitors the ability to serve healthy product samples to Food Service Directors, school cafeteria employees, and students in Region 7. This show connects food and drink vendor representatives to district contacts who are making the decisions about what can and should be served to students throughout the school year. On average, there are about 90 food service vendors who attend the event, which is coordinated through the Purchasing Cooperative.

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Martha Lakey (903) 988-6859 mlakey@esc7.net

Katie Chenoweth (903) 988-6778 kchenoweth@esc7.net

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ROSETTA STONE MEET THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF STUDENTS BY PROVIDING SUPPORT IN THE LANGUAGES YOUR STUDENTS NEED.

Cost savings range from $17 to $67 per license (depending on quantity). $4,099 annual savings for Rosetta Stone training!

Benefits Include: •

Discounted volume price, regardless of quantity ordered

Training provided by Rosetta Stone representative at no additional cost

Available in 30 different languages

I’m looking forward to using this resource with my students. Cindy Duckworth (New Diana ISD)

Region 7 ESC is proud to offer volume pricing for the Rosetta Stone Silver Edition with free annual training in September. Reduced pricing is available when licenses are added in January. Rosetta Stone® Foundations Silver product features include:

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Flash-free web experience

Updated, modern interface

Consistent navigation between web and mobile

Clear progress information directly in the menu

Improved speech recognition

Easier setup and future browser support


There are over 22,500 (12.7%) students in the Region 7 area in need of language support. In 2020-21, 1792 Rosetta Stone licenses were purchased by 51 districts for a cost savings of $100,211.

Provide practice “on the go” with the new Language Companion App for mobile devices. Practice a new language on-the-go with the Language Companion App! This application is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and select devices with an Android operating system. The Language Companion App offers the same experience of speaking, reading, grammar, and pronunciation activities available on the computer version of Rosetta Stone. A constant internet connection is necessary, as progress on the app will sync with the computer version. Extended Learning contains games, as well as stories available entirely in a new language. The content in these activities correlates with progress in Language Training, allowing further reinforcement.

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Viki R. Sparks (903) 988-6840 vsparks@esc7.net

Carmen Delgado (903) 988-6861 cdelgado@esc7.net

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SCHOOL SAFETY & SECURITY SAFETY AS ONE OF THE HIGHEST PRIORITIES REQUIRES A COOPERATIVE APPROACH. The School Safety and Security Cooperative provides schools with professional development opportunities through face-to-face training, webinars, and online courses targeting school safety and security regulations and updates. Trainings include:

Emergency Management

Crisis Response

Standard Response Protocol Standard Reunification Method

Legislative Updates

Safe and Supportive School Program (SSSP) Team Operations

School Based Law Enforcement

Having safe schools is one of our region’s highest priorities. We recognize that without a safe and orderly academic environment, teachers and students cannot thrive. Educate your staff to recognize and respond to threats and violence that may occur on campus.

Benefits Include: •

Access to Safe and Supportive School Program Secure Documentation Collection Software

Provide on-site professional development and technical assistance to the district’s safety and security committee

Provide on-site professional development and technical assistance to the district’s Safe and Supportive School Program Team/ Behavior Threat Assessment Teams documentation

Provide technical assistance in reviewing and assistance with updating the Emergency Operation Plan - upon request

Support during an emergency

In 2019, students ages 12–18 experienced 764,600 criminal victimizations at school. Source: Report on Indicators of School Crime & Safety

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SAFETY COOPERATIVE Safety and Security Professional Development

ADD-ONs School Guardian Training

Emergency Operation Plan Review Access to Safe and Secure School Program Secure document collection software Onsite Safety and Security Committee Training

A.L.I.C.E (Active Shooter Training) On request Active Shooter Training (Run Hide Fight)

Onsite Behavioral Threat Assessment Training Complete Safety & Security Audit On request Active Shooter Training (Run, Hide, Fight) School Based Law Enforcement Training

Comprehensive Safety Risk Assessment

As a reminder, Title IV Funds & Safety Allotments can be used to purchase Safety eAgreements

Our participation in the safety e-agreement has provided the guidance needed to draft threat assessment procedures, establish responsibilities, and identify priority needs in relation to district safety. Shanna Powers (Diboll ISD)

The Region 7 safety agreement has been a wonderful asset to our district support team…we benefit from our membership. Gwen Gilliam (West Rusk ISD)

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Mark Parkerson (903) 988-6864 mparkerson@esc7.net

Dr. Paul Thompson (903) 988-6989 pthompson@esc7.net

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SECURED BEHAVIORAL THREAT ASSESSMENT COOPERATIVE

LET US PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE SSSP DOCUMENTS FOR BEHAVIORAL THREAT ASSESSMENTS THROUGH FORMWORKS IN DMAC. Having safe schools is one of our region’s highest priorities. We recognize that without a safe and orderly academic environment, teachers and students cannot thrive.

The following documents will be provided for district Behavior Threat Assessment Committees: •

Student Profile

BTA Case Management Plan

BTA Risk Assessment

BTA Assessment Results

BTA Action Steps and Identification of Subsequent Needs or Referral

Benefits Include: •

One Log-in Solution for Student Records

Reduce violence and self-harm in schools

Threat assessment teams and individuals can work with an efficient tool for identifying, assessing, evaluating, and responding to potential threats

Documenting evidencebased practices through a consistent proven program such as DMAC protect the LEA from potential liability

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Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Dr. Paul Thompson (903) 988-6989 pthompson@esc7.net

Mark Parkerson (903) 988-6864 mparkerson@esc7.net

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SPECIAL EDUCATION LEGAL CONSULTING SERVICES

The Region 7 ESC Special Education Legal Services Cooperative is designed to assist school leaders in making good legal decisions on special education matters. Member districts will receive two (2) one-day, six (6) hour on-site training sessions on legal law matters upon topics as requested.

On average, districts save $60,101.50 in legal fees and training costs. Services are provided through the Region 7 Education Service Center Legal Cooperative with the help of Karczewski | Bradshaw L.L.P.

Benefits Include: •

Two hours of legal consultation included

Reduced rate for additional consultation hours

Legal training provided throughout the year for unlimited staff

Training Topics Include: •

FAPE/IDEA issues

ARD timelines

Common Litigation Issues

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Jim Moore (903) 988-6834 jmoore@esc7.net

Rhonda Baird (903) 988-6842 rbaird@esc7.net

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SUPERINTENDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Benefits Include:

ENGAGE IN DYNAMIC CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER SUPERINTENDENTS IN THE REGION. The Superintendents Support Services Comprehensive Package replaces BFO, Superintendents Academy, Board Trainings, & Field Service Agents. This service provides superintendents with opportunities to network with other school administrators.

*NEW* Access to 5 remote Finance/ Accountability meetings hosted by Moak Casey Consultants

*NEW* 2 annual meetings assisting districts with completing and submitting transportation reports

*NEW* Template review each 6 weeks

*NEW* Access to every monthly superintendent meeting

Training designed to meet the state requirement of 200 clock hours of CPE over a 5-year period

Two free registrations for a 5-hour Investment Officer Training, twice a year

No cost to attend the annual Superintendent Symposium

Access to sessions featuring national speakers

This cooperative is designed to combine networking, dialogue, technology, field-based experience, and expert presenters to meet the needs of both beginning and experienced superintendents.

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Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Jim Moore (903) 988-6834 jmoore@esc7.net

Rhonda Baird (903) 988-6842 rbaird@esc7.net

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL REGION 7

ELEMENTARY TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

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Jennifer Acker Bullard ISD

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Cara Hume Hallsville ISD

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Stephanie Beets Kilgore ISD

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Jeanne Jackson Palestine ISD

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Kristi Carr Tatum ISD

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Laurie Karling Pine Tree ISD

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Sheri Evans Waskom ISD

10 Amber Morris New Diana ISD

16 Rhonda Proffer Whitehouse ISD

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Nikki Groth Lindale ISD

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TEKS RESOURCE SYSTEM

Benefits Include: Developed by Texas Education Service

Guaranteed and viable online curriculum management system

K-12 ELAR, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies Content

Formative and unit assessment item bank to create aligned assessments

Customized, on-site and virtual training

Digital pacing tools that support the performance assessments

Access to the Pre-K Outcomes Framework

Centers and a team of content experts, TEKS Resource System is a comprehensive, customized, user-friendly curriculum management system built on the most current research-based practices in the field.

The models of how the TEKS are applied with graphic organizers, vocabulary, question types, and specificity of how the standard is broken down have been a game-changer in my planning sessions. It is clear to the teachers what is expected and how it is measured. Andra Baggett (Waskom ISD)

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TARGET YOUR SUCCESS WITH QUALITY CURRICULUM AND ALIGNED ASSESSMENT! Along with TEKS Resource System, you will also receive full access to the Implementing TEKS RS website and pacing tools, as well as the Pre-K Outcomes Framework website.

Implementing TEKS Resource System

Pre-K Outcomes Framework

The Implementation Guide is designed to support

The Pre-K Outcomes Framework is an online

district and campus leaders in their efforts to provide

platform is designed to support early childhood

a guaranteed and viable curriculum for their students.

educators in their efforts to provide high-quality

The guide includes basic information, research data,

instruction and learning for their young students.

and steps to follow for a successful and effective

Utilizing the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines

curriculum implementation. Based on recent research

as foundation, this framework is aligned with

findings, the process outlined in the guide will support

Kindergarten Texas Essential Knowledge and

districts and/or campuses in their efforts to improve

Skills (TEKS).

student success.

In a study conducted 2012-2017, data showed a statistically significant difference between TRS districts and non-TRS districts in terms of rate of growth. The average rate of growth for TRS districts was 59.10%, and the average rate of growth for non-TRS districts is 43.60%. Source: Implementing TEKS Resource System

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Tera Griffis (903) 988-6772 tgriffis@esc7.net

Carmen Dowdy (903) 988-6982 cdowdy@esc7.net

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TExGUIDE

TExGuide provides teachers with a bridge between curriculum, aligned resources, and instructional planning. This increases the efficiency and quality of lesson planning for teachers, which directly impacts student learning outcomes.

Units Include:

TExGuides are aligned with TEKS Resource

Unit overview and key understandings

System curriculum, including the scope and

Unit vocabulary with corresponding activities

sequence of instructional units.

Student expectations with aligned engagement activities and sample learning

Experiences and formative assessments

Sample unit assessment

Unit resources derived from the TEKS Resource System

Each district who purchases TEKS Resource System may add on the option of the TExGUIDE as a companion document to increase the quality and efficiency of planning.

[TExGUIDE provides] easy access to multiple resources for various learning styles. Terrie Rambo (Gladewater ISD)

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PROVIDING THE BRIDGE FROM CURRICULUM TO INSTRUCTION! If you have TEKS RS, you will want to add this companion tool to increase the quality and efficiency of planning.

SUBJECTS INCLUDE:

Mathematics

Science

ELAR

Social Studies

Great way to synthesize materials to build a strongly aligned curriculum. Kathy Herron (Henderson ISD)

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Tera Griffis (903) 988-6772 tgriffis@esc7.net

Carmen Dowdy (903) 988-6982 cdowdy@esc7.net

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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SHARED SERVICES ARP HOMELESS II SSA (pg 60) BILINGUAL / ESL TITLE III (pg 62-63) CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION (pg 64-65) TEHCY HOMELESS SSA (pg 66) TITLE I, PART C MIGRANT EDUCATION (pg 68-69)

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ARP HOMELESS II SSA ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HOMELESS EDUCATION, IN 2019-2020, 111,411 HOMELESS CHILDREN/ YOUTH WERE ENROLLED IN A TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL. Benefits Include: •

Provide activities authorized under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Provide professional development on topics such as awareness, enrollment, identification, and support for students and unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness

Provide college and career activities for students experiencing homelessness

Provide coordination of referral services between the community resources such as, healthcare, dental services, mental health, substance abuse, and housing services

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Provide needed supplies and materials (e.g., school supplies, school uniforms/clothing,

eyeglasses, personal hygiene items, emergency clothing, emergency grocery assistance, etc.) necessary for students to attend school, fully participate in school activities, and support academic outcomes •

Provide technical assistance focused on awareness, enrollment, identification, and support for students and unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness

Provide support in accurately reporting student data in PEIMS

SPECIAL NOTE! This service will be provided throughout the duration of the 2021-2024 grant period

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Kerri Brice (903) 988-6719 kbrice@esc7.net

Leslie Dowdle (903) 988-6904 ldowdle@esc7.net

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL REGION 7

SECONDARY TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

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Lisa Heath Diboll ISD

12 Dawn Moore Longview ISD

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Jamie Cook Gladewater ISD

8 Staci Henderson White Oak ISD

13 Julie Patterson Carthage ISD

18 Darin Swift Edgewood ISD

4 Joe Farmer Whitehouse ISD

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Jamie Hudman Pine Tree ISD

14 Suellen Pfeffer Kilgore ISD

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Kelly Graff Hallsville ISD

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BILINGUAL/ESL TITLE III SSA IN 2021, THE IDENTIFIED ENGLISH LEARNER POPULATION IN TEXAS REACHED 1,108,883. Approximately 20.6% of the Region 7 student population are identified as English learners. Let the Region 7 ESC Title III Bilingual/ESL Team assist you with customized instructional coaching and professional development.

Everything discussed was either great confirmation or much needed new information. I appreciate the in-depth coverage. Cheryl Langston (Bullard ISD)

Benefits Include: •

Compilation and submission of TEA required district compliance reports and validations

Support in meeting parent, family, and community engagement requirements

Customized on-site instructional coaching for teachers of English learners

Data analysis to support meeting accountability standards

LPAC, TELPAS, ELPS, and Sheltered Instruction training for administrators and staff

Unlimited technical assistance by trained Region 7 ESC staff

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Collectively, districts will save approximately $59,221 when joining the Region 7 Title III SSA Cooperative. Cost Savings Include: •

ESL TExES Exam Prep

BTLPT TExES Exam Prep

Annual Summer Bilingual/ESL Institute

Sheltered Instruction Training

Unlimited Professional Development in Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies for Language Acquisition

Cultural Awareness Trainings

Very informative and beneficial. Many great ideas for working with students. Sarah Lange (Ore City ISD)


instruction to EB students and reflect on effectiveness based on evaluation of student performance. CBLI connects to the linguistically accommodated content instruction mentioned in the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), encompassing language-focused methods that are communicated, sequenced, and scaffolded andINSTRUCTIONAL can be used in any languageMETHODS of instruction to support language Source:include: Texas Education Agency, https://www.txel.org/media/odznlxeq/cbli-quick-guide.pdf development. CBLI methods

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Structured oral language development, such as sentence frames and appropriate wait time Meaningful and authentic cooperative learning Instructional modeling, including use of outlines and graphic organizers Emphasis of contextual supports within texts

Tips for Families with English Learners Source: Texas Education Agency

How can I translate online content from English to my

Emergent bilingual students are diverse in many ways, including language and cultural heritage as well preferred language? On your computer, phone, or tablet you as levels of language proficiency. Particularly, newcomers and long-term EB students are two diverse can install Google Translate for free. Once installed, it can be populations with distinct needs and strengths.

used without internet connection. Google Translate can be used

Newcomers are recently arrived immigrant studentsto(typically in their first 3speech yearsand in U.S. schools). translate text, handwriting, websites.

▶ They are not always identified as emergent bilingual, and nottrouble alwaysunderstanding at beginning What can I dothey if I’mare having myor child’s intermediate levels of English proficiency. school work? It’s okay if you are unsure of how to help your out to development. your child’s teacher or someone else at ▶ Typically, newcomer EB students need strategicchild. oralReach language the school. Look for contact information from the school.

Long-term emergent bilingual students have been in U.S. schools for 6 or more years and have How can I find meals for my child? Visit TXSchools.gov to find not yet reclassified as English proficient. nearby locations of schools offering free school meals (both

▶ They are typically orally bilingual, have had limited opportunities for native/home language breakfast and lunch for pick-up) while school buildings are literacy development, and may be transnationalclosed. or have received inconsistent U.S. schooling. Select “Meal Pick-up Location” and enter an address ▶ Typically, long-term EB students benefit from literacy development in both their native/home to find the closest location. language and in English. How can I set up internet so my child can connect to their

school? TEA has compiled a list of cable providers who offer free broadband and internet service to support at-home learning.

www.txel.org

Program Contacts: Carmen Delgado (903) 988-6861 cdelgado@esc7.net

April Muñoz (903) 988-6749 amunoz@esc7.net

Joseph Pino (903) 988-6793 jpino@esc7.net

Katelan Schmidt (903) 988-6848 kschmidt@esc7.net

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CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS PROJECTS MORE THAN 17,000,000 OPENINGS EACH YEAR, FROM 2019-2029. 322 OCCUPATIONS WILL REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, AND 100 OCCUPATIONS WILL REQUIRE SOME EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL. Torpey, E., 2020. Education level and projected openings, 2019-29. [online] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Available at: <https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2020/ article/education-level-and-openings.htm> [Accessed 25 April 2022].

The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Cooperative provides schools with professional development opportunities, technical assistance with strategic planning and implementation, and supports staff with guidance on state-approved programs.

Benefits Include:

By joining the CTE Shared Services Arrangement (SSA), districts will learn how to maximize their CTE dollars, evaluate their current Programs of Study, and increase their CCMR outcome bonus.

NEW! Provide customized CTE catalog for marketing and recruitment, including printed copies for each incoming freshman student

NEW! Mentoring services for teachers and administrators

ON AVERAGE, THE CTE COOPERATIVE WILL SAVE DISTRICTS IN REGION 7 APPROXIMATELY $40,718.

NEW! Access to advanced workshop series that will focus on maximizing CTE dollars, evaluating current programs of study, and preparing CCMR outcome bonuses for future grants

NEW! Access to at least one NEPRIS account per high school campus

Professional development at Region 7 ESC, on-site, online, and distance learning

Technical assistance with CTE Perkins Application and Program Planning

Personalized training and/or resources on integrating CTE and academic instruction

NCCER teacher training for up to 3 teachers, as well as assistance with implementation of NCCER student certifications

Assist counselors in developing 4/6 year plans to achieve the implementation of programs of study

Region 7’s CTE department is outstanding, as they are also always available to answer any question and help in any way they can. Knowing we can turn to qualified professionals when we need help with any and all CTE-related issues is amazing. You guys are awesome!! :) Kristen Reeves (Hawkins ISD)

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CTE PROGRAMS OF STUDY GUIDEBOOKS The Region 7 ESC CTE is continuing to partner with the Region 7 ESC Marketing & Communications department to create Programs of Study Guidebooks for participating cooperative schools as a great way to educate parents and recruit students in the programs offered at their schools. Districts communicate directly with the Education Service Center to personalize these guidebooks, and the CTE cooperative covers the cost in design and printing fees.

“Working with the Region 7 CTE department this year has been the best and easiest experience. This is my first year as a CTE administrator and Kimberly, Carrie and Mark have been there with me every step of the way to ensure our schools CTE success. From assisting us with our POS and guidebook, leading informative round tables and legislative updates, the team was there to answer and assist with all of our needs. I believe that our CTE department is stronger and more prepared than we have been in years and it is large thanks to the work and guidance of the Region 7 CTE team. Thank you!” Brittany Hall (Alba Golden ISD)

Career & Technical Education gives students the academic, technical, and employability skills needed for post-secondary and workplace success. Participation in CTE programs is closely associated with higher graduation rates, lower dropout rates, and higher scores on the Texas EOC assessments. Source: Career & Technical Outcomes in Texas High Schools - A Monograph Texas Workforce Investment Council

Program Contact: Mark Parkerson (903) 988-6864 mparkerson@esc7.net

Carrie Chandler (903) 988-6810 cchandler@esc7.net

Kimberly Harris (903) 988-6771 kharris@esc7.net

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Benefits Include: •

Provide professional development on topics such as awareness, enrollment, and the unique educational needs of homeless children and unaccompanied youth

Provide coordination of referral services between the community resources such as, healthcare, dental services, mental health, substance abuse, and housing services

Provide technical assistances to the LEA in the development of a four-year graduation plan and post-secondary college and career options

Progress monitor all identified homeless children and unaccompanied youth

Provide support in accurately reporting student data in PEIMS

Provide reimbursement of fees not covered by other programs or services

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Kerri Brice (903) 988-6719 kbrice@esc7.net

Leslie Dowdle (903) 988-6904 ldowdle@esc7.net

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2022 REGION 7

SCHOOL BOARDS OF THE YEAR

FRUITVALE ISD,

REGION 7 SCHOOL BOARD OF THE YEAR (SMALL DISTRICT)

Fruitvale ISD’s board consists of President Heath Yates, Vice President Leann Wheeler, Secretary Bill Hunt, Jason Brown, Kim Pettiet, Dwayne Reynolds, and Michael Hale. “This is by far the most diverse, most giving, charitable group of board members in the state. They work and vote together, they support students and staff well. They follow the chain of command with issues, and they have the communities respect for what they do. I could not work for a better seven people, they are why the district is so successful and innovative.” Rebecca Bain, Fruitvale ISD Superintendent

LONGVIEW ISD,

REGION 7 SCHOOL BOARD OF THE YEAR (LARGE DISTRICT)

Longview ISD’s board consists of President Shan Bauer, Vice President Michael Tubb, Board Secretary Dr. Troy Simmons, Asst. Secretary Dr. Samir Germanwala, trustee Brett Miller, trustee Ginia Northcutt, and trustee Ted Beard. “Longview ISD is a destination district in our region thanks to the tireless advocacy and exemplary leadership of our Board of Trustees. This board has repeatedly demonstrated a commitment to excellence toward our staff and students. With the financial commitment for new, innovative programs that recognize staff and community members at our board meetings, the board is dedicated to the future of our community.” Dr. James Wilcox, Longview ISD Superintendent REGION 7 EDUCATION SERVICE CENTER

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TITLE I, PT C MIGRANT BRIDGE THE EDUCATIONAL GAP FOR MIGRATORY STUDENTS. The Title I, Part C Migrant Education SSA program ensures that all migratory children reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma or complete a High School Equivalency (HSE) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment. Source: Department of Education Office of Elementary & Secondary Education

The Texas Migrant

Benefits Include: •

Recruitment (ID&R) and NGS data entry •

Action Plan; Needs Assessment Action Plan; Priority for Service; and Family

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Survey •

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Support for schools to foster academic retention, social skills, credit recovery, and college and career readiness

In-home school preparation program for 3-year old children and their parents

• The purpose of the migratory program is to help migratory students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle.

Facilitation of family services, including required interviews, medical services,

eligible migrants, making it the 4th

Customizable action plan templates, such as Identification & Recruitment

Education Program approximately 31,000

Assistance with Identification &

Provide School Supplies, Clothing, and Hygiene Products

Parent and Community (PAC) Meetings with Community Service Providers


PRIORITIES FOR SERVICE AREAS OF CONCERN EDUCATIONAL CONTINUITY Due to the mobility of many migrant students, they o�en face differences in curriculum, academic standards, homework policies and classroom rou�nes, as well as inconsistent course placement.

SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT

Migrant students o�en face difficul�es associated with adjus�ng to new school se�ngs, making new friends and gaining social acceptance, issues which can be grouped according to (a) behavioral engagement, which relates to opportuni�es for par�cipa�on in academic, social or extracurricular ac�vi�es; (b) emo�onal engagement, which relates to posi�ve and nega�ve reac�ons to teachers, classmates, academic materials and school, in general; and (c) cogni�ve engagement, which relates to investment in learning and may be a response to expecta�ons, relevance and cultural connec�ons.

INSTRUCTIONAL TIME Family mobility and delays in enrollment procedures may impact a�endance pa�erns and the amount of �me migrant students spend engaged in learning.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT IN THE HOME While many migrant parents value educa�on very highly for their children, they may not have the educa�onal resources or knowledge to provide the support expected by school staff.

SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT

Many migrant students have a home language other than English and may face language barriers which impact content area learning. However, in this par�cular area, it is important to note that providing MEP-funded services to meet needs related to a student’s limited English proficiency is rarely appropriate, due to the high risk of supplan�ng ac�vi�es more appropriately funded through State Bilingual/ESL, or when appropriate, Title III or other Federal programs.

ACCESS TO SERVICES As a result of language barriers or the mobile family’s newcomer status, migrant children and families o�en face difficul�es accessing educa�onal and educa�onally-related services to which they are en�tled.

HEALTH Migrant children face higher propor�ons of dental, nutri�onal, acute and chronic health problems than non-migrant children and are more likely to be uninsured and have difficulty accessing health care to address health problems which are interfering with a student’s ability to succeed in school.

In Texas, migrant children and youth are identified and recruited for the Migrant Education Program (MEP) through a face to face interview process.

As part of the Migrant SSA, members will receive on-site and area support in recruiting and identifying migrant students and Out of School Youth.

A Certificate of Eligibility (COE) form is completed during each interview. The COE is an official, legal document that contains all the information needed to determine eligibility.

Recruiters will canvas the area

Interview parents

Determine eligibility

Complete necessary paperwork

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Recruiters help migrant students obtain education assistance they need

Migrant students have more resources available to help lessen the negative educational consequences associated with migration

Recruiters have the opportunity to connect migrant children to the greatest number of educational services

Program Contact: Kerri Brice (903) 988-6719 kbrice@esc7.net

Tara Evers (903) 988-6983 tevers@esc7.net

Marisol Mancha (903) 988-6847 mmancha@esc7.net

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Reg 7 ESC: The Proud Home of DMAC DMAC is built entirely in-house at Region 7 ESC − designed specifically FOR educators BY educators. Although DMAC serves schools across all of Texas, we offer a special benefit to our Region 7 users. To say thank you for your support, we provide UNLIMITED technical assistance via: • • • •

On-site training; Customized webinars for small groups; And, remote support via phone and email; All for no additional cost!

Contact us today to schedule professional development for your staff. Additionally, you can visit our video library online for complete courses or short video chapters organized by topic. www.dmac-solutions.net/resources

Help Desk: 1.866.988.6777

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NO COST SERVICES CHILD NUTRITION (pg 72-73) ECOLAND EARLY LEARNING CENTER (pg 74-75) HEAD START (pg 76-77) SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SUPPORTS (pg 78-79) SPECIAL EDUCATION (pg 80-81) TSDS PEIMS (pg 82)

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CHILD NUTRITION HEALTHY EATING IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE IS IMPORTANT FOR PROPER GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND PREVENTING VARIOUS HEALTH CONDITIONS. Let the Region 7 ESC Child Nutrition department assist you in educating your food service workers on serving healthy meals, as well as maintaining compliance with the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Comprehensive range of training and technical assistance designed to aid child nutrition professionals in: •

Meeting federal, state, and local program requirements

Mastering necessary skills and attaining knowledge through customized training and workshops

Implementing and maintaining sound financial practices and cost effective programs

Staying up-to-date on the latest news, developments and legislation related to and affecting Child Nutrition programs

Incorporating methods to make meals appealing to students

Providing quality services and meals to schools, students and families

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BALANCED NUTRITION THROUGHOUT THE DAY CONTRIBUTES TO STUDENT SUCCESS IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM. RESEARCH DEMONSTRATES THAT SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN SUPPORTING OBESITY PREVENTION, OVERALL STUDENT HEALTH, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT BY IMPROVING CHILDREN’S DIETS AND COMBATING HUNGER. Source: School Nutrition Association, 2021

Region 7 Education Service Center Child Nutrition provides a range of technical assistance and training for schools participating in many federal nutrition assistance programs: •

NSLP (National School Lunch Program)

CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program)

SBP (School Breakfast Program)

SFSP & SSO (Summer Feeding Programs)

FFVP (Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program)

FDP (Food Distribution Program) and Commodity Processing

DoD Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

FTS (Farm To School) Program

Training Services are also available in both group sessions and one-on-one, as needed. Various classes are held monthly to meet the training needs of participants. Additionally, Region 7 Child Nutrition hosts a Summer Workshop.

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Jim Moore (903) 988-6834 jmoore@esc7.net

Cathy Brady (903) 988-6818 cbrady@esc7.net

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ECOLAND EARLY LEARNING CENTER

EcoLand is a hands-on, multi-sensory learning center where children learn about the earth and its properties through investigation. EcoLand’s goal is to create an experience that engages all senses and utilizes hands-on methods of teaching foundational elements behind complex concepts. In addition to educating, inspiring, and empowering children to protect the earth’s environment, the EcoLand exhibits and accompanying activities better prepare children for the higher-level critical thinking skills needed in the classroom.

EcoLand serves all Region 7 early childhood students (Head Start, PreK, ECSE, and Kindergarten). Students attend free of charge, but teachers must be EcoLand certified. EcoLand certification is free to Region 7 campus staff whose districts are members of the Academic Content Coop OR the Head Start/Early Head Start Coop.

Benefits Include: •

In-person content-focused learning centers

Customizable ISD field trips

Activities aligned with guidelines and standards

Interactive, age-appropriate hands-on learning

Classroom instructional extensions

Online remote learning resources and printables

Cross-curricular teacher training (in-person and online)

Personalized, interactive, content-focused Zooms

Planning Your Adventure EcoLand’s 11 state-of-the-art interactive, themed learning centers are filled with activities used to teach foundational elements with hands-on learning. Teachers are provided with training and Learning Activity Guides that introduce concepts and deliver foundational learning needed in each of the content areas before their visit.

EcoLand takes the concepts that we are learning about in the classroom and literally brings them to life. Megan Walker (Harleton ISD)

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Energy

Farm to Table

Rock

Recycling

Outdoor Garden

Serengeti

Plants & Animals

Solar

Polar

Wind

Water

EcoLand Zooms EcoLand staff is excited to provide monthly Zoom opportunities serving members of Region 7 Academic Content Coop and Region 7 Head Start grant. Zoom topics include living/non-living, life cycles, same/different, basic needs, habitats, physical characteristics, adaptations, and body covering.

EcoLand Expeditions EcoLand staff is happy to offer EcoLand Expeditions, a customized, standards-based, traveling animal presentation serving members of Regions 7 Academic Content Coop and Region 7 Head Start grant. This service is available only to those districts unable to attend EcoLand Experiences in person. Please contact EcoLand Staff to discuss availability and services we can provide for your district.

Program Contact: Tera Griffis (903) 988-6772 tgriffis@esc7.net

Lisa Richardson (903) 988-7651 lrichardson@esc7.net

Amber Johnston (903) 988-7683 ajohnston@esc7.net

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HEAD START IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO PROVIDE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN SCHOOL AND LIFE. Head Start programs prepare America’s most vulnerable young children to become school ready. To achieve this, Head Start programs deliver comprehensive services to children and families serving their academic, physical, and emotional needs while engaging parents as partners in the education process, which is the foundation of Head Start.

Benefits Include: •

Serving Children 3-4 Years Old

Inclusive Environment for Preschool Children

Parent Training & Family Goal Setting

High Quality Comprehensive Services to Children & Families

Practice-Based Coaching

On-Going Curriculum, Assessment, and Small Group Instruction Support

Systematic Approach to Pre-K Professional Development Promoting School Readiness

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20-21 SCHOOL YEAR DISTRICT REIMBURSEMENTS SALARIES, FRINGE BENEFITS, AND TUITION REIMBURSEMENTS

$5,071,862.93 CHILDREN’S HEALTH, DENTAL, MENTAL WELLNESS, AND DISABILITY SERVICES/SUPPLIES

$259,448.40 NUTRITION SERVICES REIMBURSEMENTS

$407,986.87 CLASSROOM SUPPLIES, HATCH, FALL ZONE COVERAGE AND ECOLAND

$592,292.54 FAMILIES SERVED

2,151 SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT TO PREPARE FOR, RESPOND TO AND RECOVER FROM COVID

$472,562.42


FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HEAD START PROGRAMS Helps children & families thrive, enrolling over 1 million children, ages 0-5, and pregnant women each year Uses research based curricula and assessments so each child makes progress in language/literacy, math, science, and physical development Supports at-home learning and healthy habits, from parent-child reading and regular bedtimes to positive parenting approaches Coordinates comprehensive services so children and families have the community resources they need Evaluates, identifies, and serves children with special needs, and facilitates early intervention services

CHILDREN ARE HEALTHIER...

HEAD START IN YOUR COMMUNITY

1 million+ children in 57,000 locally-run classrooms

96%

97%

96% are vaccinated and have a doctor

97% have health insurance

75% entering kindergarten in next 2 years Most children speak English at home; 29% are dual language learners 9,400+ collaboration agreements between programs and schools

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12.5% of enrolled children receive services under IDEA

89% have dental care provided by a dentist

HEAD START

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Head start prepares children for your classroom. ECLKC. (2019, April 24). Retrieved April 4, 2022, from https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/about-us/publication/head-start-prepares-children-your-classroom

Program Contacts: Sonya McCoy (903) 988-6979 smccoy@esc7.net

Jackie Jones (903) 988-6954 jjones@esc7.net

Felicia Woodard-Shaw (903) 988-7608 fshaw@esc7.net

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SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SUPPORTS FORMERLY ACCOUNTABILITY TURNAROUND TEAM

ENHANCE YOUR SCHOOL WITH ACCOUNTABILITY PREDICTIONS, DATA INTERPRETATION, OR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES. The Region 7 ESC Center for Effective Schools provides a team of School Improvement Specialists dedicated to providing district leadership and educators with the most current information about state and federal accountability, including regulations and requirements, and continuous improvement strategies.

Region 7 ESC’s Center for Effective Schools Department is always so helpful when we have questions regarding updates or guidelines. The best part - they are SUPER responsive and just a phone call away when needing to make a quick decision. I highly recommend their services! Josh Tremont (Chapel Hill ISD)

100% OF CAMPUSES REQUIRED TO WRITE A TARGETED IMPROVEMENT PLAN RECEIVED A TEA RATING OF MET OR EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS AFTER PERSONALIZED COACHING AND SUPPORT FROM THE CENTER FOR EFFECTIVE SCHOOL TEAM. 78

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SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SPECIALISTS PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO DISTRICTS AND CAMPUSES IDENTIFIED IN NEED OF SUPPORT BY THE STATE AND FEDERAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING SYSTEMS. The overarching goal of School Improvement Specialists is to reduce the number of low performing districts and campuses by enhancing leader capacity through skill-building in the areas of: •

accountability predictions

strategic school-wide systems to support effective instruction

high-leverage instructional leadership practices

personalized coaching and strategic planning for school improvement

various workshop sessions focused on connecting accountability to quality instruction

Program Contacts: Crissy Haynie (903) 988-6762 chaynie@esc7.net

Stacy Morris (903) 988-6992 smorris@esc7.net

Richard Nash (903) 988-6714 rnash@esc7.net

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SPECIAL EDUCATION ALL CHILDREN - NO LIMITS! ALL KIDS - ALL POSSIBILITIES! Region 7 ESC’s Center for Special Education Services focuses on improving student outcomes by supporting the LEA educational teams through the complete process of professional development, including planning, implementation, coaching, and evaluation of special education programs, such as individualized assistance.

Thank you so much for TNET! I was not aware of the resources available and…without the excellent information you provide us… a student from a low-income family would have been unable to complete this [FAFSA form] and [be] a firstgeneration college student.

One Stop Shop For All Things Special Education: •

Review and Support Process - Self-Assessment - Results Driven Accountability - Operating Procedures - Multiple Tiered System of Supports

Dyslexia

Funding- MOE, grants, residential placements, High-Cost Grants, Non-Ed funds

Program evaluations/folder reviews

Classroom set-up/observations/coaching feedback/support

State and Federal Laws/Regulations

Disability-specific support and workshops/ coaching feedback/support

And more!

Karyn Hill, Henderson ISD

...thank you for sponsoring our staff to enable them to attend some crucial conferences...it was very beneficial, and the feedback was positive. Lisa Williams, Bullard ISD

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SUPPORTING THE “GROW YOUR OWN” MODEL

Dallas Baptist University: Educational Diagnostician Certification

Stephen F. Austin State University: Braille Facilitation

Texas Woman’s University:

Speech-Language Pathology

Cost Savings Include: •

Total Participant Cost Savings in FREE Professional Development $3,850,000

Total Participant Cost savings for Professional Conferences - over $55,000

Over $334,300 in Materials and Resources (including SSVI and LEA Reimbursements)

Over $946,000 in FREE, Customized Support to over 13,900 Staff

Clinical Low Vision Evaluations for students -$7,800

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Beverly Beran (903) 988-6910 bberan@esc7.net

Cheryl Schulik (903) 988-6903 cschulik@esc7.net

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TSDS PEIMS

TSDS PEIMS is a state-wide initiative in response to legislative mandates. The PEIMS reporting mechanism collects data used by TEA to determine funding and accountability for each district/ charter, and provide data for state legislative inquiries and ad hoc queries. Region 7 ESC plays a consulting role, assisting school districts and charters in preparing data submissions and ensuring data quality and compliance with scheduled deadlines.

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Benefits Include: •

Free Online Training and Webinars on UID, TREx, and TIMS

Technical assistance for PEIMS submissions and Core Collections

Up-to-date information on all TSDS Collections

Friendly, knowledgeable team to assist your staff

Instruction for overall data flow, delivery schedule, data element definitions, data submission formats, editing requirements, correction cycle, and MORE!

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Barbara Bruhn (903) 988-6728 bbruhn@esc7.net

Teresa Richard (903) 988-6752 trichard@esc7.net

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CUSTOMIZED SERVICES BUS DRIVER CERTIFICATION (pg 84-85) COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (pg 86) EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS FRAMEWORK DIAGNOSTIC (pg 88-89) ESC7NET INTERNET SERVICES (pg 90) PRINTING SERVICES (pg 92-93)

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BUS DRIVER CERTIFICATION SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS ACCOUNTED FOR AROUND 497,500 JOBS NATIONALLY IN 2018, WITH A GROWING DEMAND FROM DISTRICTS EVERY YEAR. Region 7 Education Service Center provides Texas School Bus Driver Certifications for school bus drivers. This program covers specific school bus safety education training in accordance with the Texas Department of

Bus Driver Credentials:

Public Safety Program Guide for School Bus

Bus drivers must have a valid Texas CDL license, either Class A or B (with P and S endorsements)

Bus drivers must be at least 18 years of age

Bus drivers must have a safe driving record in accordance with state law and district requirements

All drivers must pass a physical examination by a TxDOT-certified physician each year. The day the physical is taken invalidates the previous physical. If failed, the driver must notify Transportation management immediately. Under DOT regulations, a driver cannot drive with a failed physical

TX DPS requires that all Texas CDL holders must provide a Self-Certification Affidavit (CDL-7) at the time of license renewal and/or changes required by TxDOT

Bus drivers with a class A or B State CDL license must complete the approved “state certification”

Driver Training in Texas.

Benefits Include: •

Opportunities for drivers to participate in certification courses at multiple locations

Service center maintaining historical driver data to minimize driver expirations

Annual reminders of expiring drivers to each district

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9,000+ Texas schools use buses for transportation.

“Research shows that transporting children by school bus is the safest way to get them to and from school compared to other modes.” Katie Womack, Texas A&M Transportation Institute Senior Research Scientist

2021-2022 REGION 7 COURSES •

20 Hour Bus Driver Certification Course

8 Hour Bus Driver Certification Course

8 Hour Online Bus Driver Recertification Course

Emergency Enrollment Certificates (Card)

Replacement Emergency Certificates (Card)

2021-2022 Region 7 Statistics

308 New Bus Drivers in 22 Classes 789 Recertified Bus Drivers in 40 Classes

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Jim Moore (903) 988-6834 jmoore@esc7.net

Rhonda Baird (903) 988-6842 rbaird@esc7.net

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COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES THE REGION 7 ESC COMMUNICATIONS TEAM IS COMMITTED TO HELPING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTERS TACKLE THE CHALLENGES OF AN EVER EVOLVING DIGITAL WORLD. You will not find a more knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful team than the Region 7 Communications and Marketing team. We have partnered with them on marketing materials and a hype video for the start of the year. Our district and community could not say enough positive things about the video! Our goal was to help promote school spirit for the beginning of the year, and the Region 7 Communications and Marketing team was able to understand our vision and capture it perfectly! The quality product, their attention to detail, and the relationships they built with us are just a handful of the reasons we look forward to working with them again in the future! Dr. Jack Lee, Bullard ISD Superintendent

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We create videos to CONNECT, EDUCATE, and INSPIRE. Let us bring your vision to life! Use our high-quality video services to highlight: • school organizations • academic and athletic achievements • pertinent information to your community on the benefits of upcoming bonds • teacher recruitment • and much more! Region 7 ESC video production is less expensive than commercial business video production companies and includes a FREE consultation before commitment.

COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES Logo Development

Video Production

Graphic Design

Animated Videos

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Summer Stone (903) 988-6972 sstone@esc7.net

Cori Arevalo (903) 988-6981 carevalo@esc7.net

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2022 REGION 7

superintendent OF THE YEAR

RICK ALBRITTON

GILMER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT “Mr. Albritton knows the importance of building strong relationships. Teacher retention in Gilmer ISD has increased from 28% in 2002 to 92% in 2020 due to the collaborative culture that is Mr. Albritton’s top priority.” Mark Skinner, Gilmer ISD Board of Trustees President

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EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS FRAMEWORK DIAGNOSTIC

LET US HELP PROVIDE A CLEAR VISION FOR WHAT DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS ACROSS THE STATE DO TO ENSURE AN EXCELLENT EDUCATION FOR ALL TEXAS STUDENTS. Benefits Include: •

Increase focus on campus practices in alignment to data

Narrow focus on high leverage needs

Allow for capacity to be built on a campus aligned to the framework

THE PURPOSE OF THE EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS FRAMEWORK COMMON LANGUAGE Describes the statewide vision for the best practices effective schools and districts engage in daily Was developed in conjunction with school and district leaders and included a national review of research about what makes high-performing schools excellent

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Supports school and district continuous improvement through an aligned diagnostic process

ALIGNMENT Provides the foundation for the alignment of statewide resources and supports to the needs of Texas districts and schools

100% OF CAMPUSES SURVEYED SAID:

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THE CORE OF EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS IS EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND CONTENT DETERMINE LEARNING OUTCOMES. This instructional core is strengthened and supported by strategic staffing, high-quality instructional materials and assessments, and positive school culture. Strong school leadership and careful planning encompass and ensure each of these prioritized levers.

THE EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS FRAMEWORK PROVIDES THE BASIS FOR SCHOOL DIAGNOSTICS, AS WELL AS ALIGNING RESOURCES AND SUPPORT TO THE NEEDS OF EACH SCHOOL. The ESF was developed in conjunction with school and district leaders and included a national review of research about what makes high-performing schools excellent. The ESF is the starting point for increasing capacity and aligning supports for continuous improvement of schools districts and campuses.

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Richard Nash (903) 988-6714 rnash@esc7.net

Liz Pendarvis (903) 988-6843 lpendarvis@esc7.net

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ESC7NET INTERNET SERVICES

SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, MANAGED BY OUR CERTIFIED NETWORK ENGINEERS ESC7Net Internet Services can provide schools with: •

High Speed Broadband Internet Access

Complete Wide Area Network (WAN) Management Included

Proactive Customer Support

District Impact: Spring Hill ISD wanted to double their

Technology is being used in schools to enhance the academic experience, with a wealth of research resources offered in “real time.” Source: Public School Review

bandwidth from 1GB to 2GB. Behind the scenes, this required going from a 1GB to 10GB link. ESC7Net worked with the local fiber provider to test that the link (a 10 mile fiber run) was up to standard. ESC7Net provided and manages all equipment.

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Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Barbara Bruhn (903) 988-6728 bbruhn@esc7.net

Steve Vaughn (903) 988-6922 svaughn@esc7.net

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PRINTING SERVICES

CREATE A LASTING IMPRESSION WITH THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE PRINT CENTER. The Print Center at Region 7 Education Service Center is committed to providing exceptional service in a timely manner. Our professional staff has the guidance, expertise and tools needed to handle all your printing and design needs.

WE DESIGN & PRINT Every great project starts with a design. Let our team of Graphic Designers bring your ideas to life by creating professional and timeless artwork. Whether your project requires standard sizes or customized options, our staff can get the job done. Our state-of-the-art equipment ensures all of your jobs will be completed with the highest of quality, and our prices can’t be matched. CALL FOR YOUR QUOTE TODAY!

It has been such a pleasure to partner with the Region 7 print shop this football season. We received many compliments from our fans and community members about the quality, look, and design of the programs this year. The graphic design team was such a pleasure to work with. Their attention to detail, communication, and service was top notch. The price of printing the programs was excellent. We can not wait to work with you all again next year. Thank you all so much for providing this service to our school. Kamisha Floyd, Assistant Principal (Gladewater ISD)

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PRINTING SERVICES

IN ADDITION TO THESE MOST POPULAR ITEMS, WE CAN ALSO PRINT Business Cards Course Guides Customized Stationary Flipcharts Handbooks Holiday Cards

Large Format Print Mailers Notepads Prints for Booster Club / Organization Stapled Packets Tickets

ADDITIONAL SERVICES In addition to printing, we offer finishing services to complete the look of your project.

Program Contact:

Program Contact:

Summer Stone (903) 988-6972 sstone@esc7.net

Amy Palmer (903) 988-6775 printcenter@esc7.net


TELL US

YOUR

STORY! Share your district’s story in the Region 7 magazine, SEVEN! Let other districts and regions in Texas hear about the great things happening in your school.

SHARE YOUR STORY IN THE SUMMER 2022 ISSUE! CONTACT COMMUNICATIONS@ESC7.NET FOR MORE INFORMATION.