Summer 2023

Region 7 Education Service Center Summer Conferences 2023
Please click the conference name to find out more or register.

Region 7 ESC NOVA Crisis Response Team Training
The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) training will prepare counselors to serve on Crisis Recovery Teams to help schools recover from crisis situations by learning the basics of crisis intervention.  Session topics include the NOVA crisis response model; group victim intervention techniques; the experience and impact of trauma on emotions, memory, and cognitive abilities; death notifications; trauma reactions in children; cultural influences on trauma; and CRT leadership. 
Region 7 ESC School Safety & Security Summit
Kick off the summer with us at the 2023 School Safety and Security Summit.  Lt. Col. Dave Grossman will be our Keynote Speaker, followed by John P. Scott, Chief of Safety & Security at TEA, Kathy Martinez-Prather, Director of the Texas School Safety Center, Chief Craig Miller, formerly of Dallas ISD PD, Shane Sexton, Program Manager at TEA, Dr. Leigh Wall, former Superintendent of Sante Fe ISD, and Dr. Celina Bley of the Texas School Safety Center.  Join us for a jam-packed day full of the latest School Safety information you NEED to make your school district the safest it can be!
Region 7 ESC Language Programs Strategic Planning Summit
Calling all administrators and program leaders!  Looking into the 2023-2024 school year, wondering, "What next?" Bring your team to join our work session, where we will provide guidance and resources for utilizing ESL/BIL program implementation rubrics, scoring tools, and stakeholder checklists for a cohesive and systematic program evaluation.  This two-day summit is a great outlet for networking and collaborating with other district administrators and program leaders. 
Region 7 ESC Curriculum Celebration
Join us for the 2023 Curriculum Celebration, Re-Energize!  Improve instructional effectiveness and motivation for teaching and leading!  We will have breakouts, networking, and a vendor fair.  Todd Whitaker will be our keynote speaker.  
Region 7 ESC Gifted Talented Conference
Join the Region 7 ESC G/T team and Andi McNair, author, international speaker, and Gifted Education Specialist, to discover how to engage, empower, and motivate gifted students through meaningful learning experiences.  Gain a new perspective regarding differentiation and an understanding of how important it is to cultivate a willingness to invest, create an opportunity to learn, and encourage authentic connections beyond the classroom walls for those students who already have a clear understanding of what they are learning.  Leave with practical strategies and ideas that can be used to move all students from surface-level learning to deep understanding as Andi teaches us how to "Design for Depth in the Classroom." Did we mention there will be door prizes, breakout sessions, and even more?  The Region 7 ESC Gifted/Talented conference awards 6 hours of G/T credit which satisfies the state-required G/T annual 6-Hour Update.
Region 7 ESC For the Love of Math & Science!
Are you ready to fall in love with math and science all over again?  Join elementary teachers from across our region for a brand-new conference created specifically for you!  This conference will provide opportunities to engage in breakouts from presenters across Region 7, and you will walk away with new ideas ready to implement!
Region 7 ESC Social Studies Summit
Grab your team and prepare for a day to celebrate Social Studies Teachers!  High-energy professional development designed to explore instructional practices aimed at increasing critical thinking in your social studies classroom is the focus of the day.  Multiple break-out sessions allow teachers to customize their conference experience.  Region 7 specialists from TEKS Resource System, Digital Learning, and DMAC will be joined by speakers from Law Related Education, Studies Weekly, The Dallas Holocaust, and Human Rights Museum, The 6th Floor Museum, Social Studies School Service, SMU Cox Business School, and MORE.  Sessions are designed for elementary and secondary teachers.
Region 7 ESC Early Childhood Conference
Join us for the Early Childhood Conference 2023!  Our first year was a huge success--come be a part of the fun and learning this summer with even MORE to see and do!  We will focus on grades PK-2 and look at all areas of learning, management, centers/stations, and more.  There will be plenty of choices for teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators.
Region 7 ESC Superintendents' Symposium
Region 7 superintendents are invited to recharge and refresh for the new school year at the 2023 Region 7 ESC Superintendent Symposium in Rockwall, Texas!
Region 7 ESC Fine Arts Festival
The 2023 Fine Arts Festival will ignite a passion for the arts within your students, your classroom, and your world.  Join us for engaging experiences with music, visual arts, theatre, and more!
Region 7 ESC Writing Conference with Kelly Gallagher
This series aims to assist campus leaders with intentional learning and implementation of research-based instructional leadership best practices.  Each session is focused on building effective campus instructional leadership teams with clear roles and responsibilities that develop, implement, and monitor focused improvement strategies within their school systems.  To register your team, contact Stacy Morris or Melissa Goulden.
Region 7 ESC Writing Conference with Kelly Gallagher
Join Region 7 ESC for a Writing Journey with keynote speaker and author Kelly Gallagher and Region 7 RLA Specialists as we learn how to move students into deeper and more authentic writing.  Participants will journey through a keynote session as well as two grade-level breakout sessions that will fill your travel case full of essential writing strategies to support the development of student writers.
Region 7 ESC EB Con The Power of You!
Join us for two days full of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and collaboration!  EB Con 2023 is a conference for educators to connect with other like-minded professionals, add to their instructional toolkits, and share strategies and experiences with staff across the region.  Because teachers have been stretched thin recently, and the obstacles students face are growing each day, our conference theme is The Power of You!  Our presenters come from various fields of expertise who all have a common goal - to impact the lives of students in each community.  EB Con will equip participants with tools to recognize the power they have to impact the next generation of learners.
Region 7 ESC School Board Training Summit
This School Board Training Summit will offer you the opportunity to get your required hours for School Board training with multiples session to attend.  Please come enjoy the training and learn new information.
Region 7 ESC Early Childhood Conference
Kevin Dykema, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) will be the Keynote speaker Day 1 and help us to get an understanding of and develop productive struggle with students. Day 2 will feature teachers from around Region 7 sharing activities and strategies which were successful. Participants will have time to collaborate, create, and plan ideas to transition from the rote algorithm to the conceptual understanding of mathematics for our students. Therefore, bringing a balance of conceptual and procedural instruction. Day One. Day Two.
Region 7 ESC Hot Topics for School Nurses
Students must be safe and healthy in order to learn optimally.  The school nurse's role as a health leader in the school is essential in supporting the well-being of students.  School nurses will be able to describe their role regarding hot topics, including diabetes, sex trafficking, and Legislative update.  The complete agenda for the event will be available soon.  This conference will be held at UT Tyler Ornelas Activity Center 3402 Old Omen Rd. Tyler, TX 75707.  CNEs will be awarded.
Region 7 ESC Paraprofessional Symposium
Instructional paraprofessionals are invaluable to schools across Texas.  This symposium will empower paraprofessionals with annual training opportunities to assist educators of students with unique learning differences.  Learning opportunities include responsibility requirements, successful teaching partnerships, what to do with behaviors, and instructional support. 
Region 7 ESC Child Nutrition Summer Workshop
Region 7 Child Nutrition Program welcomes participants to the 2023 Child Nutrition Summer Workshop.  Participants will receive the most updated information from TDA and USDA to help stay current with state and federal regulations.  A variety of courses will offer participants an opportunity to expand their professional development, gain new ideas, and share experiences with personnel from other districts.