TEA's Janet Warren answers common questions about the instructional materials allotment for IMCAT's Summer Institutes.

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IMCAT's Best Practices
for Local Adoption

Click here for a PDF.

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Latest Adoption Cycle
The SBOE approved a new adoption cycle for foundation and enrichment subjects. The revised document can be found at THIS LINK

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Become an IMCAT member!

Your ​membership ​gives ​you ​access ​to ​support  ​from ​veteran ​coordinators ​in ​your ​area ​
and ​across ​Texas. ​Through ​IMCAT's ​legislative  ​representation, ​you'll ​know ​what's ​going ​on  ​at ​TEA, ​at ​the ​State ​Board ​of ​Education ​
and ​at ​the ​Legislature. ​

Only ​IMCAT ​events ​are ​approved ​by ​the ​|
Texas ​Education ​Agency ​for ​reimbursement ​ with ​Technology ​and ​Instructional ​Materials
 ​Allotment ​funds. ​

IMCAT ​helps ​you ​work ​smarter 
​for ​the ​schoolchildren ​of ​Texas.

Membership ​is ​included ​with ​registration ​
at ​IMCAT's ​Annual ​Conference, ​so ​if ​you 
​attended ​last ​year's ​Annual ​Conference ​-- ​Congratulations! ​You're ​already ​a ​member.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN!

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Join the IMCAT
Google Group

You're invited to join the new IMCAT Google Group. This online forum was created for instructional materials coordinators to share information, thoughts and ideas.

Joining is free and easy. Just click here to access the IMCAT Google Group. Sign in with your Google account or click on "Sign up" to create a new account for free.

Make sure you've covered all the bases when negotiating with a publisher. Click here for IMCAT's sample commitment letter.

Welcome to IMCAT!

IMCAT Pres. Tony Black (Whitehouse ISD) is visiting with the instructional materials community across Texas. He's scheduled visits in Education Service Center areas to explain the benefits of IMCAT membership, along with its new vision and mission.

The Instructional Materials Coordinators' Association of Texas understands that not everyone who is tasked with purchasing and managing instructional materials in your school district is aware of who we are and how we can help you. [www.imcat.org]

That's why we're going on "tour" to bring the organization to you. Tony is coming to meet with anyone that is a part of the instructional material process. Whether you're a current member of IMCAT or you've never heard of us, please see the schedule below and make plans to attend the meeting that's nearest to you to learn and to share with your fellow coordinators. (All meetings will occur at Region ESC's unless otherwise noted.)

Tour Schedule

Region 1 - Oct. 1, 2018

Region 2 - Oct. 18, 2018

Region 3 - Oct. 17, 2018

Region 4 - May 4, 2018

Region 5 - TBA

Region 6 -TBA

Region 7 - April 17, 2018

Region 8 - Aug. 1, 2018

Region 9 - Sept. 4, 2018

Region 10 - April 13, 2018*

 

 

 

Region 11 - April 13, 2018*

Region 12 - Oct. 23, 2018

Region 13 - TBA

Region 14 - Oct. 11, 2018

Region 15 - TBA

Region 16 - TBA

Region 17-Oct. 10, 2018

Region 18 - Oct. 9, 2018

Region 19 - Oct. 8, 2018

Region 20 -TBA

*Combined meeting

 

 

For more information, contact Tony at blackt@whitehouseisd.org.


Registration open for
IMCAT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Nov. 11-14, Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, Galveston 

I.M. 2018, The premier Instructional Materials Event in Texas is returning to Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center in Galveston Nov. 11-14 -- IMCAT's 27th Annual Conference.
 
REGISTRATION IS OPEN. USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER. 
 
This is the event for instructional materials coordinators, curriculum staff, technology specialists, business office personnel and warehouse managers.

Click here for a tentative schedule.
 
WE HEARD YOU: We know money's tight, so we've lowered our Full Registration rate more than 15%. And REMEMBER: TEA has approved the use of Technology and Instructional Allotment for IMCAT's Registration Fee.  
 
Full Registration for employees of public schools, open enrollment charter schools, ESCs and nonprofit organizations is only $295. Full Registration is your best value as it includes:
  • An optional Pre-Conference Workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. The workshop -- IM 101 - goes through the basics of the Texas instructional materials process so you can be ready for the next three days of learning.
     
  • Conference luncheons on Monday, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 13.

  • Continental breakfasts Monday and Tuesday and a full breakfast Wednesday, Nov. 14
     
  • Your choice of 64 information-packed breakout sessions that can help you work smarter and maximize your use of Allotment Funds.
     
  • An Exhibit Hall packed with publishers and suppliers with the latest information and products to help you succeed.
     
  • Casino Night/Reception sponsored by Follett School Solutions Tuesday evening, Nov. 13.
     
  • Free time Monday evening to network with peers or vendors. After dinner, drop by the Hotel Lobby for informal hanging out with an eccentric musical group. 

HOTEL INFORMATION: A block of rooms is available at the Moody Gardens Hotel at the IMCAT/State Per Diem Rate of $105/night (single), $132/night (double). Make your reservations by calling 888-388-8484.

Interested in being an exhibitor at IMCAT's Annual Conference? Click here for the exhibitor prospectus.


IMCAT is GOLFING at the beautiful Moody Gardens Golf Course. Tournament benefits the Russell Owen Memorial Scholarship program. Four-person scramble at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Click here for more details and to register individual, team or sponsor.

Newly elected IMCAT Board members are Carol Bielke (San Antonio ISD), Laura Cruz (Magnolia ISD), Linda Gerhart (Barbers Hill ISD), Rosa Shelton (Houston ISD), Jill Dorland (Clear Creek ISD), Kim Slough (Abilene ISD), Lynn Grell-Boethel (Columbia-Brazoria ISD, alternate); Wayne Schaper (Spring Branch ISD, president-elect) and Cherie Crews (Keller ISD, treasurer). FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE 2017 CONFERENCE, CLICK HERE.