from the Instructional Materials Coordinators' Association of Texas
Information for instructional material professionals
Urge your sales reps to attend
The publishers and suppliers you work with can reach a huge audience at IM Texas 2014, THE instructional materials event of the year. Click the image for an exhibitor prospectus to share with someone you know.
Susan Lenox, Plano ISD
Goose Creek CISD
KK Korelich, Judson ISD
Dana Wiest, Ector County ISD
Immediate Past President
Jill Cook, Clear Creek ISD
Betty Adamson, Victoria ISD
Tony Black, Whitehouse ISD
Grace Coleman, Snook ISD
Cherie Crews, Keller ISD
Misty Fisher, Mansfield ISD
Erica Gruber, Humble ISD
Steve Hanson, Galena Park ISD
Cindy Housler, Schertz-Cibolo-
Universal City ISD
Sandy McCollom, Austin ISD
Donna McGuire, New Diana ISD
Rosa Ojeda, Waller ISD
Kathryn Rey, Lewisville ISD
Spring Branch ISD
Brian Squyres, Northside ISD
Matt Tyner, Dallas ISD
Corpus Christi ISD
Doricell Davis, Dimmitt ISD
GCP Assoc. Services
State Board delays
Proc 2016 to bolster
Social Studies, HS math
The State Board of Education voted last week to delay implementing Proclamation 2016 - which would provide new instructional materials for languages other than English - until the opening of school in the fall of 2017.
At the SBOE meeting, IMCAT Pres. Susan Lenox testified to the financial pinch that local districts are facing with two huge blocks of instructional materials in 2014 and 2015. (Video of her testimony is available by clicking here. RealPlayer required).
The move, contingent on appropriations of the Legislature, would give local schools as much as $79 million more to spend on new Social Studies and high school math instructional materials which are in Proclamation 2015. That translates to about $16 per student, but with skyrocketing publisher costs, districts can use all the help they can get.
IMCAT instructs publishers
IMCAT, in cooperation with the Texas Educational Publishers Association, hosted some 50 publisher representatives for an inside-look at the decision-making, technology and processes that are involved as Texas schools order their instructional materials.
A PowerPoint of the Presentation is available. Click here to download it.
By demand of publishers who want to share this valuable information with their home offices and other colleagues, IMCAT has produced two videos of the presentation, available on YouTube.
Click here for Volume 1.
Click here for Volume 2.
If you attended the presentation, let us know how we did.
Take a brief (5-question) survey so that we can be even better next time.
IMCAT THANKS THESE SPONSORS OF I.M. 2013
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Texas Educational Publishers Associaton
McGraw-Hill School Education
National Geographic/Cengage Learning
T.E.A. Instructional Materials and Education Technology
TASB Instructional Materials
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