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Passion = Interest And Engagement, Which Means They Are More Likely To Learn!

Please join us to learn more about Outdoor Adventures and how your students can benefit from this awesome program! March 28th!

Posted Date: 03/02/2018

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Reading & Writing Round Table Discussions

This event features a series of roundtable sessions, presented and attended by fellow ELAR teachers. Grades 6-12. March 20th

Posted Date: 03/07/2018

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Region 8 ESC Curriculum Directors Webinar: This session will be recorded!

Join us for the latest news from TEA and updates on the ELA/Math Academies, A-F Accountability System, TEKS Resource System, Data Dashboard, and "Big" events at Region 8! March 21st.

Posted Date: 03/08/2018

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Getting Real With Nonfiction Texts

Incorporate more nonfiction texts into read-alouds, shared reading, and small group reading! Join us as we explore different techniques to use in the K-5 literacy classroom. March 21st.

Posted Date: 03/01/2018

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5th Grade Science STAAR Blitz Review

Join us as we create interactive review folders for the 5th Grade Science STAAR! March 21st.

Posted Date: 03/05/2018

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2018 Region 8 Parent Involvement Conference: Featuring Christian Moore and Robert Rummel-Hudson!

Christian is an internationally-renowned speaker and founder of the WhyTry Program. Robert will share his ongoing quest to become a good father and fierce advocate for his unique little girl. March 21

Posted Date: 02/09/2018

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Región 8 presenta: La conferencia de participación de padres

Presentando a Christian Moore y a Robert Rummel-Hudson. El 21 de Marzo.

Posted Date: 02/14/2018

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Literacy Achievement Academy: Check Up and Recharge!

Join us as we review big ideas from LAA Academies, discover tips and tricks for continued effective implementation, and dig deeper into various academy topics. March 28th.

Posted Date: 03/01/2018

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Policies & Procedures: Healthy US School Challenge - HUSSC Training

Smarter Lunchrooms is a voluntary certification initiative recognizing those schools that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. April 4th.

Posted Date: 03/06/2018

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STAAR Stations For Grades 3-5: Make And Take!

Participants will be introduced to a variety of workstation activities designed to zero in on specific tested skills. Walk away with activities ready for immediate use in the classroom. April 6th.

Posted Date: 03/07/2018

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The Texas Education Agency Early Childhood Education Division PRESENTS: Regional Visits!

The Texas Education Agency will visit each Education Service Center starting in February. Please see flyer for workshop topics and dates for all ESCs. They will be at Region 8 Thursday, April 12th.

Posted Date: 01/25/2018

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COMP ELEMENTARY: Classroom Organization and Management Program *Limited to the first 30 participants

This workshop is for teachers who teach in an elementary setting. April 16-17. Secondary teachers will be provided this content within the workshop entitled Discipline In the Secondary Classroom.

Posted Date: 03/02/2018

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Discipline in the Secondary Classroom - Limited to the first 30 participants to register!

We have chosen to use DSC in place of COMP for Secondary Teachers because DSC is specifically designed for teachers that teach in secondary settings. April 19-20.

Posted Date: 03/01/2018

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SAVE THE DATE! Find Your Winning Team Members!

Region 8 ESC Job Fair is Friday, April 27th!

Posted Date: 01/26/2018

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Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing the Learning of ALL Students

Gain a foundational understanding of differentiation and learn how to develop an array of learning experiences to build upon students' unique interests and abilities. May 22nd.

Posted Date: 03/13/2018

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K-5 Tree-mendous Science & Energy In Ecosystems

Each participant will receive a PLT E-Unit of their choice containing detailed life science TEKS-based lesson plans and activities for their elementary classroom. May 31st.

Posted Date: 03/07/2018

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Cooking With Chemistry

Join us as we learn some Chemistry while cooking up some of your favorite dishes. We will be discussing the BASICS of Chemistry and how it applies to food we eat. Apron or lab coat? June 4th.

Posted Date: 03/06/2018

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HELP For The Secondary Science Classroom: Accommodations and Modifications

Join Jody Leeds and Cheryl Allison to explore classroom and testing scenarios. Let them help you choose the best accommodations for classroom assignments and STAAR testing. June 8th.

Posted Date: 03/08/2018

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BIG DATA and Small Devices for Earth/Environmental Science Teachers

This workshop is designed for Earth and Science Teachers who want to help students tap into, organize, and deploy real-time data sets using their smartphones and tablets. June 12th.

Posted Date: 03/05/2018

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TMRA - Coal Workshop

Grades 6-12: Science Teachers may apply: Activities are TEKS aligned. June 18th - 22nd.

Posted Date: 03/06/2018

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Region 8 Is Hosting lead4ward: Problem Solving In The Math Classroom Kindergarten - High School

The focus will be on the effective planning of the process standards to support students with "Tools to Know" to initiate the problem-solving process and "Ways to Show" their understanding. June 20th.

Posted Date: 03/07/2018

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TECH TOOLS For Elementary Science & Social Studies

Are you looking for some of the best websites, apps, and tools to engage your elementary students in Science and Social Studies? If so, then join us! June 29th.

Posted Date: 03/08/2018

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Tech Training For The Savvy Or Not So Savvy Secondary Science Teachers

Come learn how to incorporate QUIZLET LIVE, Google KEEP, Quiver, Google Auto Draw, Elements in 4D, and much more into your classroom as a way to engage student learners. July 9th.

Posted Date: 03/05/2018

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STEM Teacher Externships: Please read flyer for more information!

Teacher externships help connect your classroom to the industry in your community. This grant will give you an opportunity to get hands-on experience that will enrich your classroom instruction.

Posted Date: 03/08/2018

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What Do You Mean Take "THOSE" kids to the SCIENCE LAB?

Have you lost your love for the lab? If so, this is the workshop for you! July 13th.

Posted Date: 03/08/2018


Bill Ratliff Academy for School Executives where

"Quality Makes the Difference"

Application Deadline has been extended to February 1, 2018!

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