Fall 2023

Region 7 Fall Conferences 2023
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Looking for upcoming workshops? Discover our upcoming workshop lineup.


Chapter 37 Legal Updates
Teams will consider effective practices and develop an implementation guide for systematically responding when students need additional time and support to master essential learning outcomes. Topics will include: Collective Responsibility for ALL, Common Missteps, The Work of the Three Essential Teams – Academic and Behavior, Identifying and Responding to Students by The Target, Problem-Solving, and Monitoring Student Progress.
Annual District Test Coordinator Training
This training is required by TEA for all District Test Coordinators for 2022-2023 test administrations. During this training, STAAR, STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate administration policies and procedures for the 2022-2023 testing cycle will be discussed.
Administrative Professionals Conference
This day of learning will provide timely topics related to the daily responsibilities of Administrative Professionals located at the campus level and administration. Whether you are new to the position or a tenured pro, every attendee will leave with new knowledge to elevate their role.
TEKS RS K-12 RLA Planning Cohort Session #2
These strategic planning cohorts are designed to deepen teachers' understanding of RLA content, instructional planning with TEKS RS, and instructional delivery in collaboration with other RLA teachers from across the region. Each session will include learning regarding challenging RLA learning goals and a grade span model lesson to use in the classroom (K-2, 3-5, 6-12). Teachers will also receive just-in-time PD/support for hot topics and areas of need, such as short constructed response, extended constructed response, cross-curricular connections, and addressing the new item types. Cohort #2 Topic- Argumentative Text and Rhetorical Language
Section 504 Legal Update 23-24
Dave Richards of Richards, Lindsay, and Martin, L.L.P. will provide an introductory overview of Section 504 and address other critical topics, such as Section 504 eligibility and relevant legislative updates. His presentation will include a review of recent OCR (Office for Civil Rights) decisions, the importance of processes to OCR, the creation of Section 504 Plans, and other items of immediate concern. Participants are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation. To ensure recovery of presentation costs, the workshop may be canceled if the minimum threshold of participants is not attained.
Composition and Grammar with Gretchen Bernabei
This one-day workshop will provide instruction in integrating reading, language arts, and grammar for teaching in the classroom. Specific strategies and materials will address the newly constructed responses for STAAR 2.0 and show connections to the TEKS.
Human Trafficking Awareness
Brody Burks, Assistant Attorney General for the state of Texas, will be here at Region 7 ESC to speak on Human Trafficking, specifically myths, realities, laws, trends, criminal prosecution, social media, and grooming. He will discuss ways that school personnel can intervene and support students.
The Future is Now! It's BACK!!!! Grab your friends and your technology because it's time to get FITT!! ESC 7 Digital Learning and TCEA Area 7 are partnering to bring you the FITT Conference, and you don't want to miss out! The conference will feature a FULL DAY of presentations from some of the most innovative educators from around the Region. Once again, we are combining our annual Library Conference with the FITT Conference! Sessions will be designated with a strand to help you plan your day!
PLC Collaborative Two Day Follow Up
This workshop is designed to extend the learning of teams who participated in The Five Day Session During 2022-23. Participants are encouraged to build their capacity by including new staff members, interventionists or special programs teachers, and/ or those who could not attend last year.