ESC Region 19 News & Announcements
Education Service Center Region 19 has won a federal award for free technical assistance at no cost, a value of approximately $150,000-$225,000, to expand their CTE programs. Covid-19 threatens employment opportunities for young people and budgets for CTE programs. That’s why innovative funding mechanisms are needed now more than ever to boost program sustainability and improve outcomes for under-served youth. This award helps programs improve their services, assess labor market needs, and scale up by accessing innovative outcomes-based financing vehicles. ESC 19 wrote in its application that “The Pay for Success model will act as a catalyst by helping us promote and recruit students for the emerging biomedical field.”
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 54 children in the U.S. is recognized to have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2020. From 2013-2020, in Texas schools alone, there has been a 95% increase in the number of students with Autism. ESC Region 19’s Together for Autism Conference is celebrating its 17th year as it prepares for its Virtual Conference format this December.
The ESC19, Title IV Part A Newsletter, is designed to provide information, training opportunities, and resources as we work together to provide a safe and healthy school environment for all students. Our resources run the gamut, from Anxiety Management for Educators or Parent & Family Engagement to Legal Issues In Bullying, Cyber-Bullying and Disability Harassment. Click on this link and find training opportunities statewide on how to keep schools safe.
Apple offering Professional Development Sessions for Educators
Explore helpful resources, practice new skills, and reflect on ways Apple technology can support great learning and teaching. Hosted by Apple Professional Learning Specialists, these hands-on sessions run for approximately 60 minutes and are offered twice daily, Monday through Thursday.
Money Smart Week- Get Help With Managing Your Finances
Free VIRTUAL programs, classes and activities will be offered April 10 - April 17 to help consumers of all ages manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit Money Smart Week to see the schedule of events and registration information.
El Paso Water and Science!
El Paso Water and Science was developed as a customized curriculum – aligned with Texas curriculum standards (TEKS) – for teachers who want to share water science lessons that go beyond the water cycle, actively engage students, and provide insights into our region with its unique border culture in the Chihuahuan Desert. Each lesson comes with learning tools, including videos, labs, games, and more!
Visit El Paso Water and Science Page for more information!