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Paras Today Teachers Tomorrow

Join us to learn more about possible solutions for aspiring teachers. Participants will engage in discussions and write action plans for overcoming the challenges of completing a teacher certification. Presenters and university leaders will share innovative pathways for educator preparation and entry into the profession. NOTE: BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE REGISTRATION PAGE, THEN CLICK "ADD TO CART".



Keynote (Required)
(Friday, June 10, 2022 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Session ID: 315218
Welcome & Opening Statements
Seats Filled: 38 / 100
Fee: $300.00
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South
Session I
(Friday, June 10, 2022 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
Session ID: 315219
PPR & Available Content-Specific Training and Resources
Seats Filled: 11 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 2 North Staff Room

Important Breakout Information:
In this session, we will discuss registering and preparing for the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) test and other considerations for content-specific examinations for teacher certification in the State of Texas.
Session ID: 315223
TSI Prep
Seats Filled: 11 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

Important Breakout Information:
Are you preparing to enter college for the first time since graduation or re-entering after 5 years? Part of your college prep will be to take the TSIA 2.0 test to assess your skills in English, Reading, Writing, and Math. If you will need to take this test or maybe have taken the test and would like to re-take it for a better score, come see us in this session. We will give you some guidance on how to study on your own and information on a study session that we will offer especially for you here at Region 8 ESC.
Session ID: 315298
Survival Guide for College: Study skills, Apps, & Specialized Supports
Seats Filled: 5 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 209 - Morris Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Did you ever struggle in school or worry that college will be too hard? Come to this session to learn you can do it! We will examine what research says about studying effectively, look at technology tools to help us learn, organize, and reduce anxiety, while also exploring how to obtain specialized support when needed. Have no fear! Region 8 is here!
Session ID: 315310
Current Student Voices-FAFSA/TRS Benefits
Seats Filled: 5 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
In this session, we will hear current paras completing their education courses share their experience and strategies for managing school, work, and family. You will leave with tips for writing your own success story. In addition, participants will leave with first steps for getting started with financial aid information and how TRS benefits work with current paras that become teachers.
Session II
(Friday, June 10, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Session ID: 315221
PPR & Available Content-Specific Training and Resources
Seats Filled: 11 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 2 North Staff Room

Important Breakout Information:
In this session, we will discuss registering and preparing for the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) test and other considerations for content-specific examinations for teacher certification in the State of Texas.
Session ID: 315224
TSI Prep
Seats Filled: 4 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

Important Breakout Information:
Are you preparing to enter college for the first time since graduation or re-entering after 5 years? Part of your college prep will be to take the TSIA 2.0 test to assess your skills in English, Reading, Writing, and Math. If you will need to take this test or maybe have taken the test and would like to re-take it for a better score, come see us in this session. We will give you some guidance on how to study on your own and information on a study session we will offer especially for you, here at Region 8 ESC.
Session ID: 315301
Survival Guide for College: Study skills, Apps, & Specialized Supports
Seats Filled: 9 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 209 - Morris Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Did you ever struggle in school or worry that college will be too hard? Come to this session to learn you can do it! We will examine what research says about studying effectively, look at technology tools to help us learn, organize, and reduce anxiety, while also exploring how to obtain specialized support when needed. Have no fear! Region 8 is here!
Session ID: 315311
Current Student Voices-FAFSA/TRS Benefits
Seats Filled: 10 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
In this session, we will hear current paras completing their education courses share their experience and strategies for managing school, work, and family. You will leave with tips for writing your own success story. In addition, participants will leave with first steps for getting started with financial aid information and how TRS benefits work with current paras that become teachers.
Session III (Required)
(Friday, June 10, 2022 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Session ID: 315313
College Connections
Seats Filled: 36 / 100
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
Learn how to visit and connect with many colleges across the world, without ever leaving home, and connect with the people who personally work with your application for enrollment, financial aid, and more.
Session IV (Required)
(Friday, June 10, 2022 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)
Session ID: 315318
Scholarship Expert
Seats Filled: 36 / 100
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
Here you will learn tips and tools for getting scholarships that will make it possible to achieve your dreams! Gabrielle McCormick created Scholarship Informer as a resource to help make college affordable for other students and families. By outlining exactly what she did to find, apply, and win over $200,000 in scholarships, she believes others can have the same success!




Region 8 Education Service Center | 4845 US Highway 271 N | Pittsburg TX 75686 | 903-572-8551 | Map/Directions

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