Services to Member School Districts, Charter Schools and Private Schools
    The following services are available for Co-op member school districts, charter schools and private schools.
    Brain Hive - (http://www.brainhive.com) - eBook collection for K-12 libraries to support STEM and state standards for language arts, mathemactics, science and social studies.
    BrainPOP Combo (http://www.brainpop.com) - Animated, cross-curricular content that engages students through animated movies, entertaining characters, interactive quizzes, educational games, high-interest readings, activities and more. BrainPOP Combo resources include BrainPOP (Grades 3 and up), BrainPOP Jr. (Grades K-3) and which span Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading and Writing, BrainPOP Español  (Grades 3 and up) which offers subjects in Spanish, BrainPOP ESL which features games, lesson plans, activities and animated movies and focuses on reading, writing, vocabulary building, grammar and pronunciation and BrainPOP Francais (Grades 3 and up) which offers subjects in French.
    Britannica School Edition (http://school.eb.com) - Britannica School Edition offers encyclopedias and related materials for students of all levels. Users can also take advantage of the Learning Materials, a collection of educational exercises, activities, and study guides. The collection includes Britannica School Edition for Elementary, Middle & High School, Escolar & Enciclopedia Moderna.
     Britannica E-Stax (http://ebooks.eb.com/texas) - includes 4 collections of non-fiction eBooks for K-8.
    Britannica Image Quest (http://quest.eb.com) - over two million images from one convenient site. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use - great for teacher lesson plans, assignments, activities, and whiteboards; student reports and projects; or school web sites, newsletters, newspapers, flyers, and bulletins.
      EBSCO History Reference Center (http://search.ebscohost.com)  – designed for secondary schools, this database includes extensive full-text content from history journals, reference books, non-fiction books, periodicals and other sources, primary source documents, biographies of historical figures, images including maps and historical photos and historical video.
    Gale Testing and Education Reference Center (http://www.nelnetsolutions.com/terc) - includes over 300 online practice tests and courses (CLEP, AP, TAKS, GED, ASVAB, HiSET, etc.), online books, family college planning center, and career exploration and tools. 
     TEXQUEST:  ProQuest SIRS Discoverer (http://ars.sirs.com/discoverer ) - informs K-8 students with vetted, age appropriate articles, books, maps, multimedia, images and issues that align to core subjects.
      TeachingBooksTeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
      Staff Development WorkshopsScheduled workshops are free or offered at a reduced cost for Co-op members. Any member school district, charter school or private school may request on-site staff development at no charge. The number of days per district is based on student enrollment (one half day to four days).
      Library Leadership Network meetingsThe Region One librarians meets regularly with the district library coordinators to keep the library community informed on TEA library initiatives and library program best practices.
      Support for School LibrariansOur Region One certified librarian provides free on-site and telephone support for librarians in Co-op member districts, charter schools and private schools.
      Host Annual Fall and Spring Conferences - Region One ESC coordinates and hosts the Fall Media Conference and Spring Meeting for librarians.
      Library Purchasing CooperativeThe Region One Library Purchasing Co-op includes digital instructional materials, library books, library supplies, library furniture, audiovisual software and audiovisual equipment.
      Instructional Materials Allotment (formerly textbook adoptions) - Instructional materials, up for adoption, are made available for the public to view.
      Assistance with Technology E-Pan
      Basic E-rate assistance
    Yearly Fees
    School Districts - $3.10 per student enrollment
    Charter Schools - $3.10 per student enrollment
    Private Schools - $4.75 per student enrollment ($550.00 minimum)

    Contact Information

    Dr. Laura Sheneman
    Email:   lsheneman@esc1.net
    Phone:  956.984.6055
    Fax:      956.984.7600
    Fabiola Fuentes
    Program Assistant
    Email:    ffuentes@esc1.net
    Phone:   956.984.6072
    Fax:       956.984.7600
Last Modified on January 6, 2017