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Curriculum and Instruction

Increasing student achievement is the target of the technical assistance and training provided in this function. Effective teaching practices, modifications and accommodations, cooperative learning, and collaborative teaching models are but a few of the staff development topics. In addition, information and assistance is available to districts on state assessments, curriculum-based assessment, IEP development, and the pre-referral process. Information and access to Promising Practices is available.

Contact:
Beth Nesmith
bnesmith@esc6.net
936-435-8243


Progress in the General Curriculum:

  • PGC Resources are statewide guidance documents covering important topics such as co-teaching, LRE, IEP, paraprofessionals, Specially-Designed Instruction and Grading.
  • "The IEP Goal Development in Texas" on-line training, WS #PD160901-A49, is available through the ESC-20 iLearning website

Resources

  • The Building Response to Intervention (RtI) Capacity for Implementation in Texas Schools project is part of the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) within the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Funded by the Texas Education Agency for more than 10 years, the center promotes evidence-based practices and resources to build Texas schools’ capacity for implementing Response to Intervention (RTI). The goal is to help schools use RTI to increase student achievement by reducing the number of students with learning and behavior difficulties.
  • The Texas Center for Learning Disabilities (TCLD) is a grant-funded research center developed to investigate the classification, early intervention and remediation of learning disabilities (LD). The center supports research that leads to a more comprehensive classification of LD, a more integrated understanding of intervention for children with reading problems and important cross-discipline insights into the nature of LD. Research sites are located at the University of Houston, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.