NEW: Check out IMCAT's
Generic IM Manual
for districts and OECSs

(MS Word version)

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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! 


Apply for Russell Owen Scholarship
to IMCAT's Annual Conference; Deadline Oct. 1

Instructional materials coordinators who have never attended an IMCAT conference can apply for the Russell Owen Memorial Scholarship for free registration to the conference... and more. Deadline for application is Oct. 1, 2019. The IMCAT Board will consider applications at its November meeting.

CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION FORM

At least one recipient from the Texas instructional materials community will be eligible for a scholarship award to IMCAT’s 28th Annual Conference, Dec. 8-11 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Frisco.

The scholarship covers conference registration, conference meals, three-nights hotel accommodations and up to $100 reimbursement for approved travel expenses.

To be considered for the scholarship and applicant must:

• be the instructional materials coordinator or directly involved in acquisition of instructional materials,
• declare intent to attend the entire IMCAT conference in November,
• have never attended an IMCAT conference before and wish to continue professional development, and
provide a letter from a superintendent or director as to why applicant is being nominated to attend conference.

The scholarship honors instructional material coordinators who plan to pursue professional development and commemorates the achievements of an individual whose passion was public education and the students he served.

Russell Owen, a founder of IMCAT, served more than 30 years as an administrator for the Dallas Independent School District. His dedication to his students and his loyalty to IMCAT serve as an example to his colleagues to-day and to those who will follow in his footsteps.


REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER INSTITUTE

The Instructional Materials Coordinators' Association of Texas Annual Summer Institute - Instructional Materials 101 - features all the information you need to begin your school year. It's great for instructional materials professionals who are new to the process or for veterans who want a summer refresher.

Legislative Update: This year's sessions will include a report on the 86th Legislature and the measures that will affect instructional materials ordering and processing.

Member (employee of Texas public school or open enrollment charter school):
Cost: $65.00 Includes morning refreshments, lunch and materials

Nonmember (employee of Texas public school or open enrollment charter school):
Cost: $95.00 Includes morning refreshments, lunch, materials and 2018 IMCAT Membership

Representative of Commercial Enterprise
Cost: $275.00 Includes morning refreshments, lunch and materials
Commercial entities may also contact IMCAT at 512-251-8101 for sponsorship options.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

Here's the schedule for JULY 2019 (Note: Registrants may attend one session at any site; City/region listings are for suggestion only):

Laredo Area (ESC Region 1) *CANCELED

San Antonio Area (ESC Region 20)
8:30am-3:30pm, Tues. July 23
Marion Dolford Learning Center (in SCUCISD)
200 W. Schlather St.
Cibolo, TX 78108

South Texas (ESC Regions 2/3)
8:30am-3:30pm, Thurs., July 25
Veterans Memorial High School
3750 Cimarron Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78414.


SAVE THE DATE

IMCAT 28th Annual Conference
Dec. 8-11, Embassy Suites Hotel, Frisco

Be an exhibitor at the conference! Check out the IMCAT Exhibitor Prospectus to find out how.

Attendee registration will open in mid-August.


Images from the
IMCAT 27th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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

IMCAT Pres. Tony Black thanks House Public Education Committee Chairman Dan Huberty after his Nov. 13 presentation to the IMCAT Conference.