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Helping recruit, support, and retain STEM teachers in the Big Country, and beyond.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
If your classroom or organization has a need for a STEM volunteer or mentor (or a team of them!), enter your request into Texas STEM Connections. Find instructions for how to enter a request for a volunteer here. Texas STEM Connections is a web-based tool that makes it easy for STEM professionals...Read more...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
NSTA's Safety Advisory Board continues to develop safety resources for teachers. NSTA's safety portal includes guides on the use of personal protective equipment, and safer eye protection practices, as well as grade–level safety acknowledgment forms.  One resource of note is the  NSTA Po...Read more...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Students for Science , an offshoot group generated from the March for Science held last spring, has continued advocating for more science opportunities in school.   The website includes an open letter to school boards and administrators across the nation that students can send asking ...Read more...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Join R14Science for news from around the State and Region for Science Educators.  This webinar will give you a chance to ask questions and pose comments.  The information in this session is designed to provide an update to those who cannot attend the Fall Roundtables, but would like the in...Read more...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Texas OnCourse , a Tri-Agency initiative, has launched new resources for counselors and advisers, but also have tools to help students make college and career choices.  Texas OnCourse pools career and education resources in this single, organized, easy-to-navigate site. The tools made ...Read more...
Use the interactive tools below to search through the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in Science. After opening a tool, use the search filters to select your standards, and then select the print icon at the bottom of the list to print a copy. 
Select from these formats for STEM Professional Development currently available at Region 14 ESC:
  • Browse the list of upcoming professional development below.  Select a training to read its description and to get a link to register in PITStop.
R14Science works with teachers to help improve performance on statewide assessment. Select from various tools below:
  • Guidebooks are designed to introduce new science teachers to the STAAR assessment system.  The guidebook organizes information in a way to help teachers understand the structure of the assessments, and how they fit into their classroom instruction:
  • Databooks are grade/subject specific, and contain information to help a teacher perform a disaggregation of data with a focus on curriculum and instruction:

R14Science offers on-site instructional assistance to districts and campuses participating in its Title IIA Shared services arrangement, including: mentoring, coaching, conducting walk-throughs, modeling lessons, supporting teachers in need, helping PLCs, and providing professional development follow-up.  Other on-site services and technical support are also available.  R14Science provides individualized support via Zoom, and other conferencing platforms (Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts, Phone) to assist teachers in planning, and preparation.

Tips on completing the appointment
After selecting a time for the visit from the calendar, an appointment dialog box will appear.  Please help us out with the following information. 

  • What: Be sure your name is included in the parenthesis.
  • Where: Enter your campus name and district.
  • Description: please include and details about how we can help you, or documents / resource you would like us to have available.

After scheduling an appointment, Shawn may need to make slight adjustments to time, based upon travel times between other schools he is visiting that day. He will contact you via email if this is needed. If you need to cancel an appointment please email Shawn ( to let him know. Each appointment block is 45 minutes in length, but feel free to schedule up to 3 hours on a day, if needed.

For help with this program, contact:

Shawn Schlueter

Region 14 Education Service Center provides quality, focused Professional Development and Educational Resources to science educators within a 13 county area of Texas, known as the Big Country.  The Center for Curriculum Integration and Support houses the Title II, Part A Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) which provides professional development and technical support for districts in science specified by No Child Left Behind Public Law 107-110. Check the Region 14 Education Service Center catalog for exciting professional development opportunities in science!  Consultants are also available for technical assistance and on-site visits by request. Many of the materials on this site were designed in support of Region 14 Schools participating in the Title II A Shared Services Arrangement, and through the work of Science Educators participating in the Regional Science Collaborative, a proud member of the Texas Regional Collaborative. If you find these materials useful please be sure to tell others where you found them when you share them. “Per HB 462, resources and services provided by Region 14 ESC are solely aligned with, and designed to support, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) adopted by the State Board of Education.”

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