English Language Arts & Reading
The Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Part II, Chapter 110 required that school districts begin implementing the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills September 1, 1998. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills identify what our students should know and be able to do at every grade and in every content area.
Education Service Center, Region 20 offers training and customized technical assistance that supports districts, administrators and teachers as they implement a TEKS-based curriculum.
Professional Development
Professional development workshops at Region 20 are offered year-round and cover a wide variety of topics for all grade levels. Trainings include practical, hands-on experiences that support statewide goals for student achievement.
ELAR related workshops in Connect20.
Customized Services
The ELA team at Region 20 is committed to meeting the needs of our educational community. In addition to seasonal listings, we offer specific training suited to meet the needs of your district. Customized services may include the following:
  • On-site technical assistance
  • Model teaching
  • Coaching
  • Observations with feedback
  • Focused, short-term trainings
  • Literacy Collaboratives
  • Book studies
  • Trainings-of-trainers
With customized professional development, you are not limited to our seasonal offerings. Contact one of the ELA specialists to develop a plan that is right for you.
Institute of Public School Initiatives Training Sessions
ESC-20 and The University of Texas at Austin have partnered to offer the following training sessions.
Building the Foundation
The Instructional Leader with a Systems-Growth Mindset
Unlocking Meaning
Shannon Abercrombie
ELAR Educational Specialist
(210) 370-5765
Contact Shannon Abercrombie
Abby Rayburn
Educational Specialist
(210) 370-5448
Contact Abby Rayburn
Cyndi Pina
Educational Specialist
(210) 370-5404
Contact Cyndi Pina
Abydos Literacy Strategies for ELLs
Abydos Writing Series
Register for Workshops
Sign up for ELAR workshops in Connect20.