Region 6 Education Service Center

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Teacher Preparation and Certification Program

The Teacher Preparation and Certification Program (TPCP) is coordinated by Region 6 ESC in cooperation with school districts. The program is state accredited and meets SBEC requirements under the "No Child Left Behind Act." The TPCP provides training and preparation, including a supervised internship, for many teacher certification areas. Participants are considered "highly qualified" during the internship and may be hired as certified teachers. School districts and approved private or charter schools may hire TPCP interns with no fees charged to them by Region 6 ESC. A clinical teaching (student teaching) option is available.

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Instructional Leadership Development

Instructional Leadership Development (ILD) training is designed for new and/or aspiring administrators. The five-day training, formerly known as ILT, has been revised for statewide use. Major concepts in the thirty-six hour training include: data driven decision making; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; supervision; professional development; organizational management; community partnerships and communication; and evaluation. The training is a prerequisite to teacher appraisal training, (the professional development and appraisal system, also known as PDAS).

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Fine Arts

Region 6 ESC supports fine arts education by defining and supplying quality professional development for educators based on the fine arts TEKS. While each district may choose to implement the TEKS in a variety of ways, efforts focus on the integration of the fine arts in the core curriculum and building a district vision for fine arts. This agreement includes HB 5 rubric assistance, professional development in theatre, art, band/music, and dance, and the annual Arts in Education Conference.

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Online School Bus Driver Training Recertification

Region 6 ESC offers instructor facilitated 8-hour Online School Bus Driver Training Recertification Course for school bus drivers in Texas! This course is designed for school bus drivers who need the 8-Hour State-Mandated Recertification training that is required every 3 years. For more information please call the Safety Education and Training Department at 936-435-8321!

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Upcoming Events

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TPCP - Teacher Performance Expectations and Appraisals
Date: 7/13/2015, 8:30 AM 3:30 PM
Location: Region 6 Thomas Poe Professional Development Center
Multiple Intelligences and the State Performance Standards
Date: 7/13/2015, 9 AM 3 PM
Location: Region 6 Thomas Poe Professional Development Center
Mini-Academy to Prepare for the Supplemental ESL TExES Exam
Date: 7/22/2015, 9 AM 3:30 PM
Location: Region 6 Thomas Poe Professional Development Center
Mini-Academy to Prepare for the Supplemental ESL TExES Exam
Date: 7/23/2015, 9 AM 3:30 PM
Location: Region 6 Thomas Poe Professional Development Center

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School Bus Safety Conference

Annual School Bus Safety Conference with professional development sessions training school district drivers, trainers and directors in safe bus operations.

Coaching Classroom Management: A Safe and Civil School's Program

Help teachers spend less time dealing with disruptions and more time engaged in the business of teaching. Work with teachers to implement proactive, positive, instructional approaches, which research has demonstrated achieve results far superior to traditional authoritarian, punitive, or exclusionary models.

School Safety Conference

Region 6 ESC will be hosting a school safety conference for school district personnel, SRO officers, and community law enforcement on September 3, 2015.

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