The Region One Technology Advisory Council has been organized as a forum for sharing information and providing guidance in the field of technology. The Council is comprised of the heads of Technology of all Region One districts. The council meets quarterly to discuss pertinent agenda items related to the improvement of technology operations. Speakers are brought in for the professional development of the Technology Advisory Council members. Networking and sharing of best practices by the district representatives are also accommodated through the monthly meetings.

    2021-2022 TAC Meeting Schedule and Resources

    Meeting Date Meeting Topics

    September 23, 2021

    Format: Zoom/remote

    Workshop ID: 202287

    NOTE: Please register by clicking on the workshop link above. Meeting Zoom link will be automatically emailed to you upon workshop registration.

    Welcome and Regional Updates
    ORION: DDoS Mitigation Service and PRTG Monitoring Tool
    Presented by: Ali Kolahdouz, Region One ESC

    Region of Resiliency: Historical Regional Performance and Student Acceleration
    Overview of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional student progress, assessment scores, and the accountability system. Region One school systems have shown remarkable resiliency in the face of previous challenges and data shows that our students know how to succeed.
    Presented by: Benjamin Macias, Region One ESC

    Senate Bill 15: Virtual Instruction for Texas Schools
    Overview of the requirements set by Senate Bill 15 and how it allows local educational agencies (LEAs) to receive full ADA funding for students who attend local remote learning programs at any point during the 2021-2022 school year.
    Presented by: Aminta Silva, Region One ESC

    Building Teacher Capacity with Instructional Technology Integration
    Successfully implementing classroom technology and integrating it with pedagogy to enhance teaching and learning can be a monumental challenge. Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD will share their experiences, insights, and lessons learned in working with their teachers to build capacity with classroom tech integration across the district.
    Co-Presented by: Daniel Saenz, PSJA ISD and Mike Chuca, Region One ESC

    Regional Cybersecurity Update
    Update on legislative changes to cybersecurity awareness training requirements and new cybersecurity initiatives for the 2021-2022 school year.
    Presented by: Daniel Ramirez, Region One ESC

    Region One ESC Distance Learning Consortium Changes for 2021-2022
    The DLC has been completely revamped for the 2021-2022 school year! Due to the shift towards video conferencing via Zoom by TEA and the criticality of information made available via TETN, access to content that previously required membership is now provided to all districts free of charge. The DLC has been reimagined as a portal for e-learning content for district staff, students, and parents with professional development content, webinars, virtual field trips, and more.
    Co-Presented by: Mike Chuca and Dr. Demian Morquin, Region One ESC

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