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About Educational Technology at Region 4
Region 4's Instructional Technology Education Specialists are dedicated to helping today's educator meet the challenges of an ever-changing instructional environment that is being significantly influenced by technology. Our specialists can help your teachers develop and apply the innovative teaching strategies they require. Professional development offerings include developing and refining skills involving Web 2.0 and 3.0 tools, Distance Learning instructional methodologies, technology application skills, classroom management techniques, and safety and compliance issues.



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Due to multiple legislative changes at the both the state and federal level the following programs are now located at the following locations. Please update any bookmarks that you may have. If you need assistance or have questions, contact Region 4 at 713.744.4477.
STaR Chart...
starchart.epsilen.com

STaR Chart Help Desk...
starchart@tea.state.tx.us

ePlan System... 
www.sedl.org/eplan

ePlan Help Desk...
eplan@tea.state.tx.us

ERate Oversight...
erate@tea.state.tx.us

ERate assistance (TPESC)*...
erate@esc12.net     


*Services are now available through a contract service with Region 12.   
Spotlighted Links
The following are handouts of presentations featured at the 2012 Region 4 K-12 Technology Applications Conferences.
Depersonalizing Google
Going the Distance.
TxVSN Provider approved professional development for online teachers. This training is required prior to teaching an electronic course offered through the Texas Virtual School Network.

The DriversEd.com program is the only fully online student driver's education program approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety. This program is designed for students wanting to get their first Texas Drivers license. Visit the web site for more information and registration.
Project Share™ is a global online learning community where educators collaborate, share resources, and showcase accomplishments. utilizing a collection of Web 2.0 tools and applications to provide resources and professional learning communities for teachers across the state.
Professional Development Courses
Professional Development courses for Instructional Technology are custom designed to fit your specific needs and are currently offered on a contract basis. Please check our Professional Development page for futher information.
A Raving Fan...
Let me take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your support these past three years. I appreciate everything you did to help ensure the success of our online program at Hudson County Schools of Technology. Our instructors benefited greatly from your exceptional staff development programs and our students from your outstanding student workbooks.I can honestly say that our successes are also yours as you played an integral part in the establishment of our program.
Joan Rodriguez, Hudson County Schools of Technology
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