TexQuest Training Options
TexQuest training is available in multiple formats:
- Training at Education Service Centers (see calendar or check with your regional ESC contact)
- District training from providers or TexQuest Support Center via live webinars (complete TexQuest Training Request form)
- DIY Webinars and Video Tutorials (see links for each provider)
Ask your school or district librarian/ technology specialist for local training or check with your regional ESC contact about upcoming events.
Wonderful Webinar Wednesdays
A different live one hour webinar will be offered each month. Select the Wednesday that is most convenient for you, and sign up. At this time, no CEUs are offered for the webinar series.
October - TexQuest Connections for English Language Learners and Dual Language Programs recording (49:37)
TexQuest resources have many features that are useful for English Language Learners. Teachers can search for information by TEK; articles can be quickly translated into multiple languages and/or read aloud. Complete databases are available in Spanish, and now full-text eBooks can be accessed in several languages. Join us for a review of these resources and a discussion of how they are being utilized for English Language Learners.
Discover where to find icons, widgets, and direct links for TexQuest providers. Explore ways to share links to articles, videos, and eBooks through communication tools and online media. Discuss how districts make access to online resources easy for ALL users - teachers, students, and parents.
August - Power Up TexQuest: New Resource Implementation Webinar recording (56:12)
Need help adding the new TexQuest resources to your webpages? Planning professional development for your faculty and looking for support materials? Join us to discuss the implementation of new resources into TexQuest. Webinar resources available at TexQuest.net/powerup
TexQuest Spark Club
Have you ignited digital learning by customizing TexQuest resources to train your faculty? Do you have a great way to connect your district educators with TexQuest? If you answered yes, are willing to share your experience, and will support other educators when they conduct professional development, we want you for the TexQuest Spark Club! A page of this website will soon be devoted to educators who "spark" TexQuest at their campus/district. Click here if we can include you.
TSLAC Training Materials
(210) 370-5786 (local) Fax: (210) 370-5755
DIY TexQuest Resource Basic Training
TexQuest providers have created training resources for educators who will conduct professional development on TexQuest at their districts and campuses. Watch the video, navigate the resource, and help your teachers integrate technology into their lessons. Please note: several of these videos are hosted on YouTube.
Primary (K-5) Resources
TLA 2016 TexQuest Presentations
The Choice, Season 2: Knockout Ideas for TexQuest
|Mrs. Aguilera||Melissa Rippy, Libraries & Instructional Media Specialist, Pasadena ISD|
|Mrs. Shelton||Sharon Carr; 1 of the 7 Texas State Library and Archives Commissioners|
|Mr. Levine||Len Bryan; School Program Coordinator, Texas State Library & Archives Commission|
|Miss Pharrell||Richelle O'Neil; Library Services Coordinator, Garland ISD|
My District Signed Up for TexQuest, Now What
Implementation Action Plan for TexQuest - targeted audience district/school librarians or instructional technologists who need support implementing and sharing TexQuest resources. Resources found at TexQuest.net/nowwhat.
These Ain't Your Momma's Databases: Year 2
TexQuest at TLA 2015
TexQuest Sessions at TLA 2015
This is "The Choice" - Push the Right Button for TexQuest Collaboration
The Choice Coaches
Mrs. Shelton (Lorraine Metham; Amarillo ISD)
Mrs. Aguilera (Melissa Rippey; Pasadena ISD)
Mr. Levine (Len Bryan; Texas State Library & Archives Commission)