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    Division of Technology for Learning

    Instructional Technology Department

     
    Welcome 
     
    Purpose
    The Region One ESC offers Learning Resources Integration (LRI) services to assist school districts meet the following goals:
     
    • To explore effective ways to integrate technology into teaching and learning to maximize student acheivement
    • To increase technological literacy among all learners to support digital learning, digital citizenship, and ethical behaviors
    • To identify proven forms of educational technology such as strategies, platforms, and resources applicable to K-12 classroom settings
    • To support educator professional growth via extended learning opportunities for effective instruction, productivity, and technology use
    • To support data-based decision making among adminstrators, educators, and staff to support learning for all students

    Our LRI department continuously explores new tools and strategies to empower both students and educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to fully participate in a connected, technology-rich society. We offer a variety of training and technical services to support districts programs and services.

    Data Managment 
    Services include data management tools such as DMAC, Eduphoria, and TEKSBank for curriculum alignment, assessment and support. 
     
    Technology Integration Workshops
    We are pleased to offer a full range of workshop topics such as Ed Tech Trends & Tools, Google Extensions for All Learners, Google Basics, Google Certifications (Level 1&2), and Microsoft Innovator Certifications.  
     
     
    Promoting 21st Century Student Pioneers 
    Student services include project-based Student Tech Camps for students of all ages to support 21st century skills development. In addition to exposing students to the latest apps and innovative technologies, our Student Tech Camps promote personal and social responsibility, critical thinking, creativity, digital literacy, communication skills, cross-cultural understanding, and the appropriate use of technology. For details, please contact Gustavo Perez @ gperez@esc1.net, 956.984.6042.
     

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LRI Contact Information

  • Region One ESC
    Learning Resource Integration
    1900 W. Schunior
    Edinburg, Texas 78541
    (956) 984-6152
     

    Miguel Chuca

    Miguel Chuca
    Learning Resources Integration Director
    Phone: (956) 984-6197

    Magdalena Ojeda

    Magdalena "Maggie" Ojeda
    LRI Specialist
    Phone: (956) 984-6155

    Karla Lara  

    Karla Lara
    LRI Specialist
    Phone: (956) 984-6152
     Sylvia Escobar
     
    Sylvia Escobar
    LRI/STEM Specialist
    Phone: (956) 984-6047
     
    Gustavo Perez
     
    Gustavo Perez
    STEM Specialist
    Phone: (956) 984-6042
     
    Dr. Demian Morquin  
    Dr. Demian Morquin
    Distance Learning Specialist
    Phone: (956) 984-6053