• ESC PODCAST (in English): Education Matters

    Click on the links below to watch & listen to engaging conversations about various education matters.

  • A Conversation With the Author and Illustrator of the Book Carmelita

    Author Meagan O’Toole Pitts and illustrator Ashton Kaleigh, both El Paso natives, speak with Dr. Jose Velasquez, Director of ESC19’s Academic Instruction and School Support Department (AISS), about their book Carmelita, aimed specifically for 5th grade readers. The book tells the tale of the protest about the harsh treatment of Mexicans at El Paso bathhouses in 1917 from the perspective of a girl who is 5 years old in the present day. In addition to discussing the creation of the book, the topic of biliteracy and bilingualism is discussed as a reflection of local culture.

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  • 2023 ESC19 Teacher of the Year Winners

    This special ESC19 Podcast features a candid conversation with 2023 ESC19 Teacher of the Year winners about their teaching careers and best classroom practices. They share inspirational personal stories about what motivates them and their best hard-learned lessons on how to be a great educator. Guests: 2023 ESC19 Elementary Teacher of the Year Joselyn Zuñiga, San Elizario ISD 2023 ESC19 Secondary Teacher of the Year Hector Juarez, Canutillo ISD ESC19 Podcast Host: Silvia Zacarias, ESC19 Professional Development Consultant

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  • ESC19 Podcast: Gifted & Talented School Programs

    ESC19 Professional Development Consultants Dr. Paola L. Vasquez and Silvia Zacarias discuss Gifted and Talented academic programs in public schools. They clarify misconceptions of what is the program and who can join.

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  • West Texas Reading Symposium; TEA Guests

    ESC19 Professional Development Consultants Silvia Zacarias and Gabriela Camacho have a wonderful discussion with special guests from the Texas Education Agency. For more information visit: https://www.esc19.net/domain/470 Show Featured Guests: •Rhonda Leon, Implementation Specialist Instructional Materials & Implementation •Nowlan Savage HQIM Grants and Operations Project Manager Instructional Strategy & Implementation

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  • Emergent and Early Literacy Skills In Children

    ESC19 Professional Development Consultant Silvia Zacarias discusses early literacy skills in children with Dr. Barbara Culatta. She is a professor emerita of Communication Disorders at Brigham Young University. Barbara is PI on the Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy project, housed at BYU, which supports a website (education.byu.edu/seel) and iPad app (Hideout). She relies on play, story enactment, hands-on experiences, and instructional conversations as contexts for enhancing language and literacy skills in young children.

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  • Early Literacy Development and Effective Practices for Instruction

    Language development expert Dr. Elsa Cardenas Hagan discusses with Silvia Zacarias, ESC19 Professional Development Consultant, early literacy development and effective practices for instruction.

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