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September 18, 2020
Friday

Access to General Curriculum

Adult Education & Literacy

Advanced Academic Services

The Advanced Academics Program provides professional development and technical assistance in the areas of Gifted/Talented Education, Pre-AP/AP strategies, and Advanced Academics so that all children will experience an academically challenging education.

Assistive Technology

The Assistive Technology Program is designed to help school districts meet the unique needs of students with disabilities, ages 0-21, who can realize educational benefits from using AT devices and/or services.

Autism

This program provides up-to-date information, training, and resources to parents, professional, and school personnel. In addition, this program coordinates the annual Autism Conference on behalf of the Texas Education Agency in order to increase awareness and understanding of students with autism spectrum disorders.

Behavior Management and Discipline

Professional development and support systems in the area of behavior management/discipline are provided to ensure all students reach high academic standards of achievement.

Bilingual / ESL

Bilingual/ESL programs help LEA's with developing, implementing, evaluating quality transitional programs to help limited English proficient students achieve academic success.

Business Office

The Business Office staff is committed to excellence and quality service. Here you will find the Business Procedures Manual (BPM), which will provide you with the guidance necessary for your most critical needs.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

The mission of the Education Service Center Region 2 CTE Department is to support and promote successful Career & Technical Education programs.

Child Nutrition

The ESC-2 consultants will provide assistance with the administration of the Child Nutrition Programs which include the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and the After-School Care Program as outlined in the USDA regulations.

Counselors

The purpose of the Counselor Professional Development services is to assist counselors and counseling service providers in obtaining information that will support their roles in helping all students achieve success.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability

Accreditation Services are designed to assist local districts in interpreting and meeting state accountability standards.

Data Processing

Carries out all requirements set by TEA to provide services and information to districts to comply with the successful submission of district data to the Texas Education Agency.

Distance Learning

The ESC-2 provides the network connections and personnel to support distance learning throughout the region.

DMAC Solutions

Dyslexia

Region 2 provides districts with information, training, and assistance on requirements for students with dyslexia and related disorders.

Early Childhood Education

ESC-2 assists schools in establishing high quality early childhood programs by collaborating with other agencies serving children birth to 8 years old, presenting sessions on understanding developmentally appropriate curriculum and programs, improving communication about early childhood programs, services and training, and identifying and supporting model sites for best practices in early childhood education.

Early Scholars Academy

This 16,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility features nine beautiful discovery centers. Children will experience unique interactive learning activities powered by their own imaginations with highly qualified specialists as guides.

Educator Preparation Program

The Educator Preparation and Certification Program provides for certification of individuals who meet certain requirements, including an internship in public schools, to become certified teachers. 

English Language Arts / Reading

The Texas Reading Initiative goal is to provide sustained and intensive, high-quality professional development in reading that is needed to help students meet challenging state performance standards and achieve reading success.

ESSA

This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.

Goodbuy

The Goodbuy program currently provides over 40 categories of goods and services.

Grants and Grant Services

Active Grant Awards: 
Grant awards made to the Education Service Center, Region 2 support the planning and implementation of programs and services that directly benefit students, parents, schools, and community members throughout the region.

Grant Services:
ESC-2 also offers products and services that help schools and community partners develop the necessary skills to be effective in their efforts to investigate, monitor, prepare, and submit grants to a variety of public and private funding sources at the federal, state, and local levels.

HOPES II - Healthy Outcomes Through Prevention and Early Support

A community-based program that supports families with young children 0-5 years of age. This program is designed to bring families, organizations and communities together to promote healthy parenting connection and remove any barriers that families might face. 

Human Resources

The Region 2 Education Service Center’s mission is 'Empowering learning communities through innovation'. We strive to recruit, hire and train a highly motivated, quality staff to ensure we provide 'Educational excellence for an evolving world'.

Instructional Technology

The Technology Cooperative provides participating districts with on-site instructional and technical services. 

Library & Media Resources Cooperative

This program supports instructional processes of participating local education agencies by providing a center for circulation of educational media and services.

Managed IT Services

Managed IT Services provides Platinum Level managed service of Information Technology servers and network infrastructure. The service is designed to fit the needs of customers with limited staff resources, but who still require a high level of performance and security in the IT infrastructure.

Management Information Systems (MIS)

MIS provides WAN services for Region 2 School Districts and LAN services for the ESC-2 network across a high speed backbone. Services included in WAN are Internet access, email maintenance and support, email virus protection, domain name services, webpage hosting services, caching and content filtering services, customizable content filtering tools, firewall security, videoconferencing connectivity, bridge scheduling, gatekeeper services, QOS, PRI ISDN dial in capabilities, mainframe connectivity, broadband connectivity and troubleshooting, priority traffic blocking, router lease program, as well as technical support and training.

Mathematics

This program supports federal, state and local efforts to provide the sustained and intensive, high-quality professional development in mathematics that is needed to help students meet challenging state content and student performance standards and thus achieve the National Educational Goals.

Media Department

This program supports instructional processes of participating local education agencies by providing a center for circulation of educational media and services.

Migrant Education

Migrant Education information is provided to school districts on the seven (7) areas of focus as required by Title I - Migrant: Parent Involvement, Identification/Recruitment, New Generation System, Graduation Enhancement, Early Children Education, Migrant Service Coordination, and Secondary Credit. ESC-2 also coordinates services to migrant families stranded while traveling to and from work sites.

Partners for Educational Leadership

Leadership Training is offered throughout the year to provide continuous professional growth for administrators.

Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities

The Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) is designed to provide technical assistance and training to regional educators, parents, and early childhood caregivers in order to serve identified students with disabilities, ages 3-5. Interagency coordination occurs with ECI programs, Headstart programs, and childcare providers to help facilitate transition from home and/or center-based programs to school.

Print Shop Services

Digital StoreFront (DSF) brings a full service print shop to your desktop. DSF allows you to submit, proof, and track your print orders through a single web interface.

Reading / Language Arts

The Texas Reading Initiative goal is to provide sustained and intensive, high-quality professional development in reading that is needed to help students meet challenging state performance standards and achieve reading success.

Region 2 Technology Conference

This information filled one-day conference aims to provide all Region 2 educators with the latest, greatest, and most useful teaching techniques and educational products to positively impact student achievement.

Response to Intervention

RTI is a model of a process that addresses the needs of all students through a continuum of services. Professional development provides school personnel with training and support that addresses high-quality instruction and tiered intervention strategies aligned with individual student need and frequent monitoring of progress.

Safe and Healthy Schools

The mission of the Comprehensive School Health Program is to serve as the central coordinating agency and collaborative catalyst for regional school districts.

School Board Training

A variety of training programs, including new board member orientation, are available to meet local district needs for mandated school board member training and are correlated to the statewide standards or duties of a school board member.

School Finance

The School Finance program provides training and technical assistance to superintendents and business managers within the area of school finance. Specific assistance is provided in projecting school district state funding for both Chapter 42 and 41 districts, financial data analysis, FIRST, use of the various financial templates and tailor-made assistance to school boards.

Science

This program provides training and coordinated assistance to teachers, grades K-12, in science content, TEKS, and STAAR for science.

Secondary Transition

Training and technical assistance is provided to educators, transition coordinators/contacts, vocational adjustment coordinators, parents and students in the development and implementation of effective individual transition plans, transition services and interagency collaboration. Information regarding compliance with federal and state rules and regulations along with credit and graduation requirements for students with disabilities is provided to districts/charters.

Section 504

Training and technical assistance is provided to school districts/charters regarding the implementation of Section 504 regulations.

Services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Training and technical assistance is provided to educators who serve students who are severely and profoundly cognitively disabled, medically fragile, and/or deafblind; assistive technology may also be available for these students.

Services to Students with Severe Disabilities/Deaf Blindness

Services to students with severe disabilities include training and coordinated assistance to educators of students with mental retardation, autism and severe physical disabilities. Training and support are provided in community based instruction and assistive technology.

Site-Based Decision Making

Coordinated assistance and staff development for campuses in site-based decision making, campus planning, collaborative planning and teaming skills and strategies.

Social Studies

This program provides professional development and coordinated assistance to teachers, grades K-12, in social studies content, TEKS, and STAAR preparation.

Special Education

Special education support services is focused on providing technical assistance and training in order to improve program effectiveness for students with disabilities, as indicated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, and State rules and regulations.

Special Education

Speech-Language Pathology

ESC-2 coordinates technical assistance and provides training for speech-language service providers. Staff development is designed to improve service delivery and provide continuing education hours required for annual licensure renewal for licensed speech pathologist.

TEKS Resource System

TETN (Texas Education Telecommunications Network)

TETN is a state telecommunications data/video conferencing system connecting the 20 regional service centers and TEA. TETN provides cost effective interactive audio/video communication and data network to educators across Texas.

Texas Curriculum Management Program Cooperative (TCMPC)

The Texas Curriculum Management Program Cooperative, or TCMPC, is a shared service agreement between the 20 Educational Service Centers (ESCs) in Texas. This shared service agreement, or SSA, allows participating ESCs to share responsibility for management and operations of the online curriculum management system known as the TEKS Resource System.

Texas Student Data System (TSDS)

The Texas Student Data System (TSDS), a major initiative by the Texas Education Agency, is a new statewide system that modernizes and improves the quality of data collection, management, and reporting in Texas education.

Title I

ESEA Title I, Part A provides dissemination of information from the Texas Education Agency to Title I LEAs; provides technical assistance to Title I LEAs on issues such as the SAS, Performance/Compliance Reports, and AYP; provides for coordination with Region XIII School Improvement Resource Center (SIRC) to orient schools identified in Title I School Improvement; and provides school support team training upon request to Title I districts/campuses.

Title III Services

Title III, Part A helps eligible IHEs to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing training to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions.

Transportation

The Texas Education Agency and Texas Department of Public Safety have directed the Education Service Centers to train and certify school bus drivers.

TS3 - Texas School Support System

The Texas School Support System categorizes schools into increasing levels of assistance and intervention through identified school needs. This structure aligns state and federal accountability systems into a single system of support, and recognizes that sustainable transformation is the result of district commitments, district systems, and campus institutionalization of critical success factors. Campus designation is based on the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS).

TxEIS (The Enterprise Information System for Texas Schools)

The TxEIS solution is Web-based, fully integrated, and supports the operational and reporting requirements of Texas districts, charter schools, private schools, and education service centers. The software is scalable in both design and configuration in order to meet the needs of any size district.

Visually Impaired/Orientation and Mobility Services

Training and coordinated assistance is provided to educators and family members in order to assist students (ages 0-21), who are visually impaired. The program provides materials and equipment to schools for student use, schedules low vision evaluations, and directs orientation and mobility instruction.

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