MCPER is pleased to serve as an authorized provider of the House Bill 3 Texas Reading Academies. Mandated by the 86th Texas Legislature, K–3 teachers must attend the professional development academies before the 2022–2023 school year. MCPER is committed to the sustainability of the academies; therefore, MCPER will offer the academies through the comprehensive (face-to-face) and blended (online) models. As an authorized provider, MCPER will partner with local education agencies across the state to conduct registration, logistics, technical assistance, implementation of the professional development, and program evaluation.
Educators will apply knowledge of the science of teaching reading across teaching contexts to improve reading outcomes for all learners.
To increase teacher knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practices to improve student literacy achievement
K–3 teachers and administrators
The Texas Education Agency has provided the following documents with information about the program:
The Texas Education Agency also has launched the "Reading Practices" newsletter, which has more information about the academies. For more information, and to subscribe, visit the first installment of the Reading Practices newsletter.
Thank you for your interest in working with MCPER. Check back for more information regarding contracting with us in the future. The intake period for the 2020–2021 (Year 1) is closed. For more information on contracting in Years 2 and 3, email the MCPER HB 3 Academies project.