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.
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 postsecondary 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 postsecondary 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 interagency cooperation.
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).
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.
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 Leadership Development (ILD) 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.
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.
Instructional Technology provides training that is determined by client request and/or needs assessment surveys. Training can include, but is not limited to: iClassroom, Web 2.0 tools, Interactive Whiteboard, Project Share, and curriculum integration.
In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1997, campuses are responsible for providing students who are receiving special education services the opportunity to participate in school in the least restrictive setting.
The Legal Framework is a template that summarizes state and federal requirements for special education by topic. It empowers those who use it to be able to provide to every child the benefits of a free appropriate public education. The Legal Framework includes an A-Z index, frameworks, a glossary of special education terms and acronyms, links to statutes, citations, websites, guidance and resources. Multiple features are translated into Spanish; however, legal citations reflect English only.
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 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
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.
Project Share is a free, TEA backed Web 2.0 portal system that runs on the Epsilen platform, a global online learning community where educators collaborate, share resources and showcase accomplishments.
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.
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 SDFSC program manager provides technical assistance to school districts for the development and maintenance of local programs that prevent violence and prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs through the coordinated efforts of schools, families and the community.
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.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) when applied at the School-Wide level refers to a systems change process for an entire school or district. The underlying theme is teaching behavioral expectations in the same manner as any core curriculum subject.
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.
Provides technical assistance, training, and support to the District Testing Coordinators and other district personnel requiring service in the area of administering state assessments, Norm-Referenced testing, and the Language Proficiency Assessment to students with disabilities.
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.
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 ï¿½37.0021 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.
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.”
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 blind or who have low vision, technical assistance, consultative services, mentoring and equipment loans.