Services to Member School Districts, Charter Schools and Private Schools
    The following services are available for cooperative 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 ELL 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, Learning Zone, Escolar & Enciclopedia Moderna.
    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 with Career Module (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. 
    Learn360 (formerly Power Videos) (https://learn360.infobase.com) - streaming multimedia resource for the K–12 grades. Teachers, students, and parents can access more than 148,000 multimedia resources—including high-quality full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files, articles, activities, worksheets, interactives, and more—on any Internet-enabled device, anytime, anywhere.

    TeachingBooks (www.teachingbooks.net) -  a K–12 resource connecting cross curricular literacy materials to the titles used in classrooms and libraries, including resources to support EL students and STEAM instruction.

    TEXQUEST: Britannica E-Stax (http://ebooks.eb.com/texas) - includes 4 collections of non-fiction eBooks for K-8.


    TEXQUEST: EBSCO eBooks (https://search.ebscohost.com/) - EBSCO provides 5 different collections of downloadable eBooks that can also be read online.  eBooks includes: K-8 Collection, High School Collection, Academic Collection, Business Collection, Education Collection, and History Collection.

      TEXQUEST: EBSCO Learning Express (https://search.ebscohost.com/) - EBSCO offers comprehensive academic and career-related resources for college, career, and military preparedness.


    TEXQUEST: Gale Cengage Learning (http://www.galepages.com/texquest) - Articles from magazines, newspapers, academic journals, and reference books, as well as videos, images, and audio files in resources targeting elementary, middle, and high school. Full-text nonfiction eBooks and magazines for K-8; reference eBooks for secondary. Collection includes: Academic OneFile, Educator’s Reference Complete, Gale Literary Sources (including Gale Virtual Reference Library, Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Series, and Twayne’s Authors Series), General OneFile, GREENR, Health & Wellness Resource Center, InfoTrac Newsstand, Informe, Kids InfoBits, National Geographic Kids, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Research in Context, Science in Context, Student Resources in Context. 

      TEXQUEST: ProQuest SIRS Discoverer (http://ars.sirs.com/discoverer ) - SIRS Discoverer informs K-8 students with vetted, age-appropriate articles, books, maps, multimedia, images and issues that align to core subjects.

      Staff Development Workshops - Scheduled 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 meetings – The Region One library meets regularly with the district library coordinators/contacts to keep the library community informed on TEA library initiatives and library program best practices.

      Support for School Librarians – Our 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 Extravaganza for librarians.

      Library and Technology Purchasing Cooperative – The Region One Library and Technology Purchasing Co-op includes consultants, instructional software/applications, library books, library furniture, library supplies, magazine subscriptions, audiovisual equipment, technology hardware, technology equipment, and other instructional resources/services.

      Instructional Materials Allotment (AKA textbook adoptions) - Instructional materials, up for adoption, are made available for the public to view.

      MEGAbyte Services (http://www.esc1.net/Page/2451) - Region One librarians can attend workshops, webinars, online trainings, and certification opportunities at no charge or at a discounted fee.

    Yearly Fees
    School Districts - $3.10 per student enrollment
    Charter Schools - $3.10 per student enrollment
    Private Schools - $3.10 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 September 13, 2018