New Resource:

IMCAT's Best Practices
for Local Adoption

Click here for a PDF.

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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.

House Bill 1295 has changed purchasing.
Get information under
the Resources tab.

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

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Applications Open for Russell Owen Scholarship:

First-time attendees to an IMCAT conference can earn a scholarship for free registaration, three nights of lodging at the conference and $100 reimbursement for approved travel expenses. Click here for more information/application. Deadline to apply, Oct. 31.


IMCAT's SILVER ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE

Registration OPEN
for IMCAT Annual Conference 
Dec. 4-7, Moody Gardens Hotel 
and Convention Center 
Galveston
   * Remember: You may use your school's IMA funds for the IMCAT Annual Conference registration fees. Pay with check, credit card or purchase order.


I.M. 2016 - the Instructional Materials Coordinators' Association of Texas Silver Anniversary Conference - is the complete source of training for your district's instructional materials, curriculum, technology and business office staff to make sure you don't leave money on the table in the state's complex instructional materials scheme. Choose from these registration levels:
 
FULL REGISTRATION:
Cost: $350 before 11/21/16; $400 after
Includes breakfast and lunch 12/5 and 12/6; includes breakfast 12/7; includes 2017 IMCAT dues, all scheduled events. Open to representatives of public schools, open-enrollment charter schools, Education Service Centers and nonprofit organizations.

$50 discount when registering 3 or more
Full Registrations on-line in a group.

FULL REGISTRATION - NO BREAKFASTS 12/5, 12/6:
Cost: $325 before 11/21/16; $375 after
Includes lunch 12/5 and 12/6; includes breakfast 12/7; includes 2017 IMCAT dues, all scheduled events. Open to representatives of public schools, open-enrollment charter schools, Education Service Centers and nonprofit organizations.

SINGLE-DAY REGISTRATION:
Cost: $220/day
Includes all scheduled events on day of registration, meals, 2017 IMCAT dues.
Open to representatives of public schools, open-enrollment charter schools, Education Service Centers and nonprofit organizations.

COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATIVE REGISTRATION:
Cost: $650 before 11/21/16; $750 after
Includes breakfast and lunch 12/5 and 12/6; includes breakfast 12/7; includes all scheduled events. Open to representatives of publishers or other commercial entities.

There is a block of rooms set aside for IMCAT at the beautiful Moody Gardens Hotel at the state per diem rate as of Dec. 4. Make reservations directly with hotel by calling 888-388-8484.
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IMCAT Board adopts 2017 Legislative Goals

The Instructional Materials Coordinators' Association of Texas Board of Directors has adopted its legislative goals for 2017.

The goals include:

• Support and encourage filing of legislation to restore additional funds for a Technology Allotment

• Support legislation to establish a study for efficiency in electronic instructional materials

• Propose and support legislation to clarify calculation of Instructional Materials Allotments

• Oppose legislation to raid the Instructional Material Fund to pay for broadband access

For a complete discussion of the goals, click here.



IMCAT Statement on the Effects of HB 1474

TEA Issues Letter to the Administrator Addressed Concerning HB 1474 and the Recent IMA