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from the Instructional Materials Coordinators' Association of Texas
-- IMCAT 

Information for instructional material professionals

July 2014

Urge your sales reps to attend
IMCAT's conference

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.

 

IMCAT Board
of Directors

 

President

Susan Lenox, Plano ISD  


President-Elect

Kellie Skarda,
         Goose Creek CISD 


Treasurer

KK Korelich, Judson ISD 


Secretary

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

Wayne Schaper,
          Spring Branch ISD

Brian Squyres, Northside ISD

Matt Tyner, Dallas ISD

Abel Villarreal,
          Corpus Christi ISD

Alternate

Doricell Davis, Dimmitt ISD

Executive Director

Cliff Avery
GCP Assoc. Services

State Board delaysdollar_bill.jpg

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.

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THANKS SPONSORS!

IMCAT THANKS THESE SPONSORS OF I.M. 2013


Grand Champion

Follett

Blue Ribbon

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pearson Curriculum
Texas Educational Publishers Associaton 

Red Ribbon

McGraw-Hill School Education
National Geographic/Cengage Learning

White Ribbon

Agile Mind
Bookshare/Benetech

Central Freight
Studies Weekly

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