Education Service Center - Region 19 provides technical assistance and professional development to area schools and districts to support planning for and implementation of strategies to assist in school improvement.
ESC-R19 is prepared to assist you in meeting state and federal accountability requirements including NCLB and AEIS. Provided are links to helpful sites within ESC-R19 and to both state and federal school accountability and improvement resources and websites.
Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) is a 36-hour training required for beginning administrators seeking certification as PDAS appraisers.
The PDAS Administrator Appraiser Training is a twenty-hour session, including required proficiency checks, that certifies administrators to appraise teachers using PDAS.
Education Service Centers (ESC\'s) provide training and technical assistance to schools within their service delivery area. On an annual basis, each ESC determines the training needs of the educators and parents within their region and creates a plan to best meet those needs.
Provides technical assistance and professional development to all educators to develop their capacity to provide high quality academic instruction to K-12 English Language Learner students through scientifically-based research in theory and best practice.
The School Services Department is approved by the Texas Education Agency to provide continuing education to school board members. Offerings are available to meet all the continuing education requirements for school board members as defined in the Texas Education Code and Texas Administrative Code.
The ESC - Region 19 CTE Program supports Regional Career and Technical Education by providing staff development, technical assistance and serving as liaison to business, industry and education. By providing up to date training and support, educators have access to essential tools needed for preparing students of all ages for the successful transition to post-secondary education and careers.
Provides varied services and training opportunities pertaining to Child Nutrition issues including but not limited to menu planning, dietary guidelines, food production, CNP technical and compliance support, food purchasing, and training and program material development.
Over the past decade, Texas has focused on ensuring that its students are prepared for a changing and increasingly complex future. In elementary and middle schools, test results have improved, especially among students of color, and more students of all backgrounds are entering and completing post-secondary education programs. Recognizing the importance of a world class education, the 79th Texas Legislature, Third Called Special Session, passed House Bill 1, the Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum. Section 28.008 of the Texas Education Code, seeks to increase the number of students who are college and career ready when they graduate high school.
Community Resource Coordination Group (CRCG) is a multi-agency group comprised of public and private child service providers that meets on a regular basis to review service needs and provide limited case management services for students who have multiple personal and family needs. These needs, which adversely affect their ability to benefit from the educational program, are best met through inter-agency cooperation. CRCGs make it more likely for individuals and families to get help they need before the situation becomes unsolved. In many communities, CRCGs identify service gaps in their area and help plan for appropriate resources to meet their client's needs. As a result, more people get services and support they need.
ESC- Region 19 Deaf Education program offers services such as professional development and technical assistance to the RDSP and other districts who service our Deaf / Hard of Hearing population age 0-22. We assist school districts with the development and implementation of comprehensive instructional programs that are standards-based and results-driven.
For over 30 years, ECI has been providing specialized services to Texas families and their young children with developmental delays or disabilities. The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is the state agency responsible for ECI services across Texas and DARS contracts with three local agencies to provide ECI services in the El Paso area. Region 19 Education Service Center has been providing ECI services for more than 25 years to children in El paso and Hudspeth counties. ECI specializes in infants and toddlers and provides services individualized to the needs of each child and family.
The Region 19 Turnaround Team is part of a state-wide system of the 20 regional Education Service Centers (ESC) created by the Texas Legislature. The Team's mission is to reduce the number of campuses rated low-performing by enhancing capacity region-wide to support the comprehensive, continuous improvement of our districts and schools in the region.
A centralized department which manages information on event schedules, customer participation for Education Service Center-Region 19 workshops, conferences and meetings, participant attendance records and registration payments.
OUR PURPOSE: To build a community of learners committed to improving the academic achievement of students in mathematics by providing high quality professional learning opportunities founded on scientifically based research and aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR).
SB 542 gives Local Education Agencies (LEA) the option to use IEP facilitation as an alternative dispute resolution method and/or adopt the use of IEP facilitation as a routine way of conducting Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) meetings. In response to this legislation, our service center is offering facilitation training to parents and schools via workshops and technical assistance. Flexibility in services can be discussed, please contact us.
The purpose of Title I, Part A is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on the challenging state academic achievement standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and on state academic assessments.
Promotes and supports the Texas state plan for the education of gifted and talented students through professional development and technical assistance to allow advanced and gifted learners of diverse backgrounds to reach their full potential.
This program provides educational tutorial services for homeless students residing in six school districts in rural and urban areas of El Paso County. Ensures that all homeless students, particularly those residing in the targeted substandard subdivisions known as "colonias", are able to enroll, attend and succeed in school.
What is â€śHomeless Educationâ€ť?
Education Service Center Region 19 Homeless Education program has worked with regional school districts, charter schools, and social service agencies for over 15 years to encourage and support the identification, enrollment, and academic success of homeless children and unaccompanied .
Homeless students have certain rights under The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Many people â€“ students, families, school teachers or administrators â€“ may be unaware of their rights and responsibilities under this Act. We help educate educators about how they can best help these students succeed.
The Human Resources Department provides support to the Education Service Center – Region 19 internal staff in the recruitment and employment of staff, coordination of health and employee benefits and assistance with compliance with all applicable federal and state laws concerning employment.
Instructional Media Services offers a variety of audio/visual equipment such as data projectors, screens, sound systems, and VCR/DVD players to contracted school districts for no additional charge or at competitive rental rates to other organizations.
The purpose of the Education Service Center (ESC) Region 19 is to support teachers and administrators in the El Paso area in their role as educators of our children. The Instructional Technology Specialists, under the Teacher Quality and Student Success (TQSS) Department, are committed to provide students with 21st century skills needed to prepare them for their college career and beyond.
The Legal Framework compilation of state and federal requirements for special education organized by topic in a user-friendly format. This site includes frameworks, publications, and resources helpful in the special education process. There is a glossary of terms and acronyms, links to laws, rules and guidance; and a search feature. It empowers those who use it to be able to provide to every child the benefits of a free appropriate public education.Local school board policies of all public schools across Texas are linked to the framework. These policies can be accessed by entering the county-district number in the area provided.
The Mobile Site resizes content for use on mobile devices like phones and tablets so you can even take The Legal Framework with you wherever you go.
Education Service Center Region 19\'s Legal Framework program provides training and technical assistance for the purpose of improving the quality of services to children with disabilities.
Educators prepare students to become fully participating members of their communities. For students with disabilities, the life skills education and training they acquire in school may be the only resources they receive to help them transition from being students to life as independent and productive adults.
The Low Incidence Disabilities project provides technical assistance and training to districts and charter schools on identified innovative programs specifically related to students who are severely and profoundly cognitively disabled and medically fragile.
The Technology and Instructional Media Services department uses a mid-range computer system, an IBM AS/400, which processes finance and student information for the ESC and San Elizario Independent School District. More than 120 users have access to the system.
The Education Service Center-Region 19 Mathematics department is committed to working systemically with national, state, regional, district, and campus-based colleagues to enhance student achievement and success for all students.
The Migrant Education Program works collaboratively with school districts, as well as regional, state and interstate agencies in an effort to provide high-quality academic and social opportunities for migrant students.
Provides technical consulting to school districts through strategic information sharing in the areas of network design, installation, up-grades and enhancements, troubleshooting, and video conferencing.
Education Service Center - Region 19 provides technical assistance and/or professional development to districts and charter schools in the areas of implementation of NCLB, Title I, Part A guidelines and mandates; evaluation of NCLB, Title I, Part A program effectiveness; and school improvement assistance to meet the ESEA Flexibility Waiver.
The Migrant Out of School Youth Coordinator works closely with students who are currently out of the education system throughout Region 19 school districts, to persuade them to continue their academic work and consequently to help them succeed in the attainment of a High School diploma or a GED. The OSY Coordinator serves as a liaison to local school districts and community agencies with available resources for migrant Out of School Youth, as well as an advocate for migrant OSY to enable them to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. The OSY also secures assistance from local education agencies and the community Workforce Commission to meet the needs of migrant Out of School Youth.
The Positive Behavior Support Project at Education Service Center - Region 19 provides activities, including training and workshops, for educators designed to promote a proactive, pro-social philosophy that articulates positive behavioral support for all students.
Education Service Center-Region 19 is dedicated to promoting Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities that encompass evidence based practices in early childhood settings for three-to-five year old children.
Education Service Center-Region 19 PEIMS coordinator acts as a liaison between school districts and the Texas Education Agency in collecting data for student attendance, staff responsibilities, salaries and other financial data.
RTI is designed for students who are struggling in the core academic areas. RTI emphasizes early intervening rather than waiting for students to fail. The key components of RTI are systematic screening and progress monitoring, the use of multiple tiers of increasingly intense interventions, and a problem-solving process to aid in decision-making. There is an emphasis on using interventions that have been found to be effective through scientific research and on linking assessment results to interventions that are specifically tailored to address individual needs.
The ESC Region 19 Team is a diverse team made up of professionals from all areas of study to include Bilingual ESL, GT, Curriculum (Elementary & Secondary), Special Education.
If you would like to receive specific updates on our trainings and services, please contact any of the members of our RTI Staff.
ESC-Region 19 Risk Management is an internalized department within the Support Services division. It maintains a formal risk management strategy aligned with the organization's mission to support a learning environment throughout the region.
The School Health Program at ESC-R19 provides in-service training, workshops, and technical assistance to school districts on a wide variety of health topics in each component area of Coordinated School Health. In a collaborative effort with the Department of State Health Services, The Texas Cancer Council, and the Regional Education Service Centers.
Welcome to the ESC Region 19 Science site. The science team at Region 19 supports success for all students through teacher and administrator education and collaboration. The ESC Science Team supports education through community outreach and campus based support. We offer workshops that improve content understanding and promote best practices and provide timely updates of regulations and legislation impacting the science classroom.
Welcome to the Region 19 Education Service Center Social Studies web page. This page is designed to provide Region 19 educators with information, resources, and ideas for enhancing the education and performance of students in Social Studies.
Our objective is to assist LEAs in meeting federal, state, and local mandates for evaluation, reevaluation, testing methodologies, procedural guidelines, and services to improve student and school district performance. We offer a wide variety of staff development activities designed to increase local districts\' capacity to provide appropriate full and individual evaluations for students with special needs or those suspected to have a disability. We also provide professional development, technical assistance, and a support system to school districts, as well as leadership for evaluation personnel to enable educational communities to operate efficiently.
Our program provides technical assistance, training, and support to district personnel requiring service in the area of administering state assessments, Norm-Referenced testing, and the Language Proficiency Assessment to students with disabilities. According to federal regulations, all students will be assessed on grade-level curriculum which includes those students receiving special education services. Region 19 offers support to district and charter school personnel in understanding alternate assessments based on modified or alternative academic achievement standards designed for students receiving special education services who meet participation requirements.
Support services encompasses those areas devoted to providing the underlying support structure necessary to enable ESC staff dedicated to improving student performance to achieve the objectives of the Center.
34 CFR 300.519 - Surrogate parents
The duties of a public agency under paragraph (a) of this section include the assignment of an individual to act as a surrogate for the parents. This must include a methodâ€”
(1) For determining whether a child needs a surrogate parent; and
(2) For assigning a surrogate parent to the child.
Education Service Center-Region 19 offers technical support to all 12 districts and four charter schools in our geographical region for troubleshooting and maintenance of technology within local area networks.
Texas has legislation addressing certain behavior practices in the Texas Public Schools. Senate Bill 1196 was passed by the state legislature in 2001. This bill amends the Texas Education Code by adding 37.0021 Use of Confinement, Restraint, Seclusion, and Time-Out. The bill, effective September 1, 2001, prohibits school districts and charter schools from placing a student with a disability in a locked box, locked closet or other specially designed locked space as either a discipline management practice or a behavior management technique.
ESC-19 is a member of the Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN). TETN membership is a consortium of twenty-one (21) entities--the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the twenty Texas Education Service Centers (ESCs). The TETN provides a cost-effective method of bringing the K-12 education community together for interactive communication in a face-to-face environment. Jose Alvarado
Instructional Media Services provides private and public schools/districts, home school providers, and parents access to textbook materials that are being considered for adoption each year based on guidelines issued by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), called a proclamation.
When students graduate from high school, they often face a future that has more questions than answers. For students with disabilities, the future can be even more uncertain. Ask any child what they want for their future and the answer will probably include dreams about getting a job, living well, having good friends, and learning about the things that interest them. Transition planning is a process that prepares students with disabilities and their families for that transition from the public school to adulthood. This plan facilitates an understanding of the differences in those supports and legal requirements under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act) to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
â€śThe foundation for transition should be laid during the elementary and middle school years, guided by the broad concept of career development. Transition planning should begin no later than age 14, and students should be encouraged, to the full extent of their capabilities, to assume a maximum amount of responsibility for such planning.â€ť (Halpern, 1994)
The Program for the Visually Impaired provides an array of services including serving as the first point of contact, staff development in areas unique to students who are visually impaired or who have low vision, technical assistance, consultative services, mentoring and equipment loans.
The Write for Texas collection of resources is available to all secondary English language arts and reading and content area teachers to support effective writing instruction. The resources include critical background knowledge, activities, and videos that relate to the guiding principles of effective writing instruction. Participants learn and apply teaching techniques to support all students in writing.