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Paras Today, Teachers Tomorrow 2024

At this event, we will discuss the rewards of becoming a certified teacher, hear from university leaders and ESC consultants about existing program pathways, and assistance available for your educational journey.



Session I (Required)
(Friday, June 14, 2024 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM)
Session ID: 413957
Opening Statements/ Pride Pathways
Seats Filled: 36 / 100
Fee: $300.00
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
Rise and teach, you are the future! Learn ways to make your dream of becoming a certified teacher a reality and programs designed to support your plan. This segment will cover TAMU-C's Pride Pathways opportunity. **Indicates sessions for participants who have not started or are in the first two years of their college career. Select one class from session II and one from session III.
Session II (Required)
(Friday, June 14, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM)
Session ID: 413969
PPR and Available Content-Specific Training and Resources
Seats Filled: 10 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

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: 414028
TSIA 2.0 **
Seats Filled: 5 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

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.
Session ID: 414030
Survival Guide for College: Study Skills, Apps & Specialized Supports **
Seats Filled: 6 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

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 supports when needed. Have no fear! Region 8 is here!
Session ID: 414032
Current Student Voices FAFSA/TRS Benefits **
Seats Filled: 5 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

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 ID: 414073
Transition to Teacher I: Systems and Responsibilities
Seats Filled: 9 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 126 - Hopkins

Important Breakout Information:
Oh no, I am the teacher!! All things to help you make the change from a Para in the room to the teacher! Grade books, lesson planning, parent conferences, professionalism, T-TESS, certificate maintenance, and more!
Session ID: 414075
Transition to Teacher II: Instructional Leader
Seats Filled: 0 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 117 - Bowie

Important Breakout Information:
As your role in the classroom changes, so will your teacher toolkit. Come learn about Texas Teach Like A Champion Online a virtual platform through which pre-service and in-service teachers can learn and practice foundational pedagogical skills aligned to Teach Like a Champion 3.0. The platform contains 41 modules, designed to be completed in 15 minutes each, following a proven four-step method. Get a jump start on your "teacher moves" by using the Texas Teach Like a Champion Online resource!
Session III (Required)
(Friday, June 14, 2024 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM)
Session ID: 413970
PPR and Available Content-Specific Training and Resources
Seats Filled: 5 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

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: 414029
TSIA 2.0 **
Seats Filled: 3 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

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.
Session ID: 414031
Survival Guide for College: Study Skills, Apps & Specialized Supports **
Seats Filled: 1 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

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 supports when needed. Have no fear! Region 8 is here!
Session ID: 414033
Current Student Voices FAFSA/TRS Benefits **
Seats Filled: 15 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

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 ID: 414074
Transition to Teacher I: Systems and Responsibilities
Seats Filled: 3 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 126 - Hopkins

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: 414076
Transition to Teacher II: Instructional Leader
Seats Filled: 7 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 117 - Bowie

Important Breakout Information:
As your role in the classroom changes, so will your teacher toolkit. Come learn about Texas Teach Like A Champion Online a virtual platform through which pre-service an in-service teachers can learn and practice foundational pedagogical skills aligned to Teach Like a Champion 3.0. The platform contains 41 modules, designed to be completed in 15 minutes each, following a proven four-step method. Get a jump start on your "teacher moves" by using the Texas Teach Like a Champion Online resource!
Session IV (Required)
(Friday, June 14, 2024 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Session ID: 414053
Texas Workforce Solutions/Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Seats Filled: 34 / 100
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
TWC will share the Vocational Rehabilitation Services information that Texas Workforce Solutions can provide.
Session V (Required)
(Friday, June 14, 2024 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Session ID: 414055
Scholarship Informer / Closing Remarks
Seats Filled: 34 / 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! Closing remarks will follow.




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

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