We have a suggested list of steps you can take to accurately complete the course and submit required documentation in order to receive the stipends.

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Thank you for participating in the TExES Review: Math / Physical Science / Engineering 8-12: Concepts, Principles & Strategies online preparation course. You are eligible to apply for two stipends: the $400 stipend for completion of the course, and the $100 stipend for submitting your score report from the TExES

certification test. In order to be eligible, you must complete the course by Friday, June 27. Your certification score must be submitted by Friday, July 18.

We have a suggested list of steps you can take to accurately complete the course and submit required documentation in order to receive the stipends.

1. Register for the course through E-Campus (http://ecampus.esc13.net) with the Workshop ID: SP1428525

2. Remember to pace yourself for completion before your target TExES test date. The test administrations are:

• March 12 – 15, 2014 • April 16 – 19, 2014 • May 21 – 24, 2014 • June 18 – 21, 2014

Use the attached schedule to map out your plan for completing the course. 3. Complete the online TExES Review course before Friday, June 27.

4. Submit the following documentation to receive your $400 stipend:

• Participant Stipend Reimbursement Form – Completion of Online Course • T-STEM Participant Data Entry Form

• W-9 form (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf)

5. To register for the TExES Computer-Administered Test (CAT) for the Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering 8-12 certification, use the following steps:

• Create your TEAL user account through the Texas Education Agency. See the attached New TEAL Account for instructions.

• If you have an account, skip to page 9 of the New TEAL Account document. Verify your contact information is correct.

• Be sure to create or confirm your TEAL account in the early stages of the course to allow enough time to register for your preferred test date.

• Once your TEAL account is confirmed, you may register for the exam through the Educator Testing Service (ETS) website at http://www.texes.ets.org. A guide to registering for the exam is attached.

• Register for the certification test through your ETS account. See the attached ETS Quick Start Guide for instructions. The test code is 174.

6. You will receive your TExES Examinee Score Report and be able to access it through your ETS account.

7. Submit the following documentation to receive your $100 stipend. The documents must be received by Friday, July 18.

• Participant Stipend Reimbursement Form – Copy of Examinee Score Report

• Copy of the TExES Examinee Score Report (which includes Performances by Domain) 8. Complete a survey after your test to help us with course updates and edits.

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You can contact the following Region 13 staff members throughout the course: For stipend information: Megan Pace – megan.pace@esc13.txed.net – 512.919.5448 For course information: German Ramos – german.ramos@esc13.txed.net – 512.919.5373 For general information: Erin Gurak – erin.gurak@esc13.txed.net – 512.919-5218

Sincerely, German Ramos

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Physical Science, Engineering and Mathematics (PEM) Online Course Pacing Guide

116 CPE Hours

2014

Exam Dates

Important Dates

4 Months Pacing

(Hours per

Month)

5 Months Pacing

(Hours per

Month)

January

Start PEM Online Course

January 6, 2014.

29

23

February

29

23

March

March 12-15

Q&A Webinar March 5,

2014.

29

23

April

April 16-19

29

23

May

May 21-24

Take Exam

23

June

June 18-21

Complete PEM Course by

Friday June 27, 2014.

Take Exam

July

Turn in Certification Score

by Friday July 18, 2014.

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FY10

Name of participant:

Pay to: Social Security:

Address: Business Phone:

Home Phone: Zip

$ 400 x XXXXXXXXXXXXX $ 400.00

Stipend Rate # of CPE Hours # of Interns

Total $ 400.00

I certify that the travel listed/activity supported was made in connection with official Education Service Center business and the amounts claimed are correct, true, and unpaid.

Signature of Claimant Date Date

Return form to: Education Service Center Region 13 Email: Contact:

5701 Springdale Road Austin, TX 78723

ESC 13 Use Only

Amount:

$400

Business Office Approval:

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Participant Stipend Reimbursement Form - Completion of Online Course

City State

Stipend for completion of Math, Physical Science, and Engineering Online Preparation Course

OR

Phone: 512-919-5448; Fax: 512-919-5215

Online Course Completion verified by ESC Staff

Name of Staff: _____________________________________

·

This form and a signed W-9 form (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf) )

must be received by Friday, June 27, 2014

with original signature

. Mail to the

address listed below.

Participant Stipend Account:

megan.pace@esc13.txed.net

273 13 6413 00 165 411000

Megan Pace

Department Approval

Date Completed: ________________________ Date Verified: ___________________________

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ticipant Data Entry Form

2013-14 Participant Data Entry Form

First Name Middle Initial Last Name

Work Phone Phone Extn. Primary Email

Gender Ethnicity

F

M

HISPANIC WHITE AFRICAN AMERICAN ASIAN NATIVE AMERICAN OTHER

Region # School Name District Name

Program Name Member Type

Academy

Academy Admin

Non-Academy

Non-Academy Admin

ECHS

ECHS Admin

Job Description (choose one)

Classroom Teacher

Specialist/Facilitator

Education Student

Paraprofessional

Informal Educator

Non-Teaching Science Coach

Non-Teaching Math Coach

ESC

Consultant

Counselor

Administrator

If “Other”, Job Description

Primary Teaching Area (choose one)

Gifted/Talented

Special Education

Non-teaching science teacher coach

Non-teaching math teacher coach

Paraprofessional

ELL

Title 1

Non-Applicable

Please select only ONE area of primary responsibility if applicable. Note: this is an area/duty/position that involves 50 percent or more of your time.

Education/Degree (choose one)

High School/GED

BA/BS

MA/MS

PhD/EdD

Select the highest degree earned

Not

a Classroom Teacher:

Teaching Level (choose one)

Select only if you are Not a Classroom Teacher

Elementary

Middle School

High School

University

Campus Administrator

Central Office Administrator

Not Applicable

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Teaching Experience - Years

As of school year 2013-14

(If this is your 1st year of teaching please enter 0 above).

T-STEM Experience - Years

As of school year 2013-14

(If this is your 1st year in T-STEM please enter 0 above).

Current Classroom Student Roster Counts

African American Count

Grades Currently Taught (Can be multiple)

Pre-K

6th Grade

Asian American Count

Caucasian Count

Hispanic Count

Native American Count

Other Count

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

TOTAL

Actual Numbers of School Year 2013-2014

Actual Grades of School Year 2013-2014

Subjects Taught

(can be multiple) Science

Elementary Science

Middle School Science

Other

IPC

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

AP/IB Science

Math

Elementary Math

Middle School Math

AP/IB Math

Other

Algebra I

Algebra II

Geometry

Calculus

Math Models

Were you certified through an alternate certification program?

Yes

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TEAL USER INSTRUCTIONS FOR

CANDIDATES AND EDUCATORS

SETTING UP THE TEAL ACCOUNT IS A TWO STEP PROCESS:

1. Set up TEAL user name and password.

2. Set up access to your educator profile.

STEP 1: REQUESTING A TEAL NEW USER ACCOUNT

Go to the TEA website at www.tea.state.tx.us . You are on the “official TEA website” if you see student artwork and a TEA logo.

A. In the upper right hand corner, click on the box Educator Login (Internet Explorer required). See circled area below.

B. The next screen that you will see is the one below. Select the “Follow this link to create a new TEAL user account”. Click on the red underlined link in the red box indicated below.

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C. The next screen that you will see will require you to provide information on yourself. The areas that have the red asterisk are required to be completed. It is critical that your email address be correct because you will be sent a user name and a temporary password.

To access to the ECOS for Educators application, please select

Educator

as your “Organization

Type” from the drop-down list (in large red box). Enter information exactly as it appears on your driver's license/state identification and in your personal online account (if your name has changed, please review the information change instructions at the end of this training).

Next, you will be prompted to enter your Social Security Number, or TEA ID, or P Number (if you do not have a social security number) so that TEA can transfer your credentials appropriately.

When you have completed the form, click the Submit button (small red box). A message will appear at the top of the page acknowledging your request.

Click on the “done” button at the bottom of the page. Wait for the email from TEA with your user name and password. When it is received, read the email carefully and follow instructions for setting up TEA access.

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LOGGING IN AND OUT OF TEAL FOR THE FIRST TIME

After you receive your user name and password, you will need to login into your account again if you

logged out. Go to the TEA website again. This time, select the

TEASE

&

TEAL

Secure Applications button

circled below.

Select the TEAL Login button.

The login page will appear. Put in the user name and password you received by email from

TEA. It is suggested that you copy and paste the password into the box. Click

Login

.

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When you log in for the first time, you will receive a message“Your password has expired. Please set a new password to continue.” Before setting the new password, consider the password guidelines:

• Must be 8-30 characters

• Must contain the following character types: letters, numbers, and special characters (for example - #, *, $, or @)

• Must not include your username

• Must not contain variations of the word "password" • Must not contain a character repeated more than 2 times • Must not be the same as your previous ten passwords

You will need to create a new password that you will be able to remember. Be sure you write your new password down or put it in your notes on your phone.

1. Click in the Current Password (it may say old) text box to enter the password you received by e-mail. The old password is a mixture of different numbers and symbols. It is suggested that you copy

and paste the password into the box. Type and retype a new password in the New Password and

Confirm New Password fields. Click the Submit button. If you receive a message that the password has been rejected for policy reasons, it means that you did not follow the guidelines for the password. Improve your password, and try again.

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2. After your password has been changed, a Statement for Assurance of security provisions will appear. You must agree to these provisions to continue. The same provisions will appear at login every 30 days.

3. Read the assurance provisions and click the I Agreebutton at the bottom of the page. If you do not agree to the security provisions, click Cancel to exit the application. However, you will be unable to access your educator profile in the TEAL system.

4. After you agree to the assurance provisions, the security questions page appears.

5. The next screen will ask you to choose three security questions. The answers to these three questions will be used to recover your password if you forget or lose it. The answers are confidential and will not be used for any other purpose. Be sure to note the exact answer because the computer needs the exact response. For example, suppose you use the question “In what city did you meet your spouse/significant other?” and type the answer Ft. Davis, Texas. If, you type the answer Fort Davis, Texas or Ft. Davis, TX, the computer will not recognize that answer as correct.

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Click in the Question Answer boxes to enter your responses.

6. Click the Save Changes button

7. A message appears at the top of the page in green writing that your challenge/response answers have been updated.

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STEP 2: CREATION OF A NEW ACCOUNT OR TRANSFER OF

CREDENTIALS IF YOU HAVE AN EXISTING EDUCATOR

PROFILE

Next, the TEAL Applications page appears.

Educators who have existing educator profiles AND new educators needing to set a profile up will be prompted to transfer or establish their user credentials (roles and permissions).

The next screen is the Application Accounts which allows you access to your educator profile.

1. Click

My Application Accounts

button on left hand menu (A).

2. Click

Request New Account

button in “My Accounts” page (B).

3. Double click on

ECOS for Educators

row in the list of available applications (C).

4. Click

Go to Account Details Form

button at bottom of page (D).

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You will be asked whether you have an existing TEA Educator Certification Online System (ECOS) account and password.

Select

NO

from the drop down box. Click the Next button.

You will see a screen that will ask for your social security number or your TEA ID number. Put in your Social Security Number or P Number. Click the “Create” button. DO NOT PUT IN YOUR TEA ID NUMBER. A message will be displayed indicating your credentials were successfully created and TEAL will create a new Educator account. A red error message means the attempt to create a new account failed. Please follow the message instructions to find out what to do next.

PUT

NO!

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Accessing an ECOS Application

After you have requested and been granted access to an ECOS application, log out and log back in. You can easily access your educator profile by clicking theAccess Applications link in the Self Service bar. When you select the access link, you will see Educator Certification Online for external educator

users, the word Educator that is underlined, and your TEA identification number.

To login and in all future logins, click on the underlined word

Educator

to access your educator profile.

The next screen will show your demographic information. Be sure to keep your information updated. After checking your information, click continue to apply for certificates, pay for services, and print your certificates.

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Please review and update your TEA Profile information at this blue screen page

and click

Continue at the bottom of the screen.

The next page is the

Educator Main Menu. You will use this page in the future

to access applications for Fingerprinting, Probationary and Standard

Certification applications. Click on

EXIT ECOS to log out.

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Click

Logout in the top right-hand corner of TEAL account to completely exit

the TEAL system.

SUBMITTING A CHANGE OR CORRECTION OF INFORMATION

To submit a change or correction of name, gender or date of birth, please fax, scan and attach to email or mail the following required information and documents:

• A daytime phone number.

• Copy of your Social Security Card • Texas Drivers license or State ID

• If changing a first name you must also submit a copy of your birth certificate or court name change document

• Out-of-Country educators who do not hold a social security card may submit a copy of a current passport

• A current email address and valid daytime phone number Please scan documents and email to:

namechange@tea.state.tx.us

TEA-CRT 5th Floor

1701 North Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701

Please allow 7 to 10 business days for processing November through March. Please allow 15 to 20 business days for processing April through October.

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FY10

Name of participant:

Pay to: Social Security:

Address: Business Phone:

Home Phone: Zip

$ 100 x XXXXXXXXXXXXXX $ 100.00

Stipend Rate # of CPE Hours # of Interns

Total $ 100.00

I certify that the travel listed/activity supported was made in connection with official Education Service Center business and the amounts claimed are correct, true, and unpaid.

Signature of Claimant Date Date

Return form to: Education Service Center Region 13 Email: Contact:

5701 Springdale Road Austin, TX 78723

ESC 13 Use Only

Amount:

$100

Business Office Approval:

· This form and a copy of your TExES Examinee Score Report (which includes

Performances by Domain) for the Math / Physical Science / Engineering

certification test must be received by Friday, July 18, 2014

with original

signature

. Mail to the address listed below.

Department Approval

Participant Stipend Account:

megan.pace@esc13.txed.net

Phone: 512-919-5448; Fax: 512-919-5215

273 13 6413 00 165 411000

Megan Pace

Online Course Completion verified by ESC Staff

Name of Staff: _____________________________________

Date Completed: ________________________ Date Verified: ___________________________ XXXXXXXXXXX

Participant Stipend Reimbursement Form - Copy of Examinee Score Report

City State

Stipend for TExES Examinee Score Report for the Math / Physical Science / Engineering Certification

OR

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