Region 6 ESC is Dedicated to Serve our districts during this time of remote learning and extended school closures. Our commitment to you is, and will continue to be, based on customized service and personalized relationships. This webpage includes links to helpful resources, specialist contact information, and the announcement of our upcoming regional collaborative webinars. Please see below for specific details:
The Teaching and Learning department will host regional collaborative webinars throughout this time of remote learning and school closures. Our goal is to give teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators the opportunity to share ideas, discuss specific situations, and collaborate regionally. Join us for our upcoming webinars by using the following links:
Region 6 ESC Instructional Support Disclaimer:
The Teaching and Learning Department at Region 6 ESC is providing a collection of digital resources that are a compilation of information available from our own resources, educational websites, and the internet. This collection is simply an archive and does not represent suggestions by Region 6 ESC.
Districts and campuses are the best judges of appropriate technology material specific to their student needs. Please feel free to contact any Teaching and Learning Specialist for additional needs.
For students who do not have digital access, or in situations where it is more appropriate, low tech or paper-based options can be utilized. Please review the possible solutions to logistical issues:
Pair with meal distribution processes
Establish distribution locations throughout district
Organize pickup times in school parking lots
Items to consider: manipulatives, learning kits, books, handouts, technology
Information regarding best practices for distance learning, including training videos to support remote teaching, can be found using the following link:
The safety of our students is always a top priority. During this time of digital exploration and online student interaction we encourage you to review your district technology policy and local technology user agreement.
For students who may not have access to the internet, multiple options are now available. Please review these possible solutions:
Establishing mifi (hotspot) locations throughout districts
Enabling district wifi in school parking lots
Collaborating with local businesses to open wifi in parking lots
Research local internet provider options as many are currently offering free or very low cost options
Additionally, in an effort to support digital connectivity in districts that have limited options, Region 6 ESC has purchased 100 mifi’s. Superintendents have communicated needs to Region 6 executive leadership for mifi distribution.
Wisdom, offered by Gabbart Communications, is a learning management system that offers analytical reporting, content and instructional resources, easily created course curriculum, and communication tools for school districts.
For information regarding setup, training, and ongoing support please use the following link:
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The Teaching and Learning department at Region 6 ESC is committed to assisting teachers, administrators, and leadership teams during this time of transition. Please use the following contact information for Teaching and Learning support specialists:
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