Additional Support

ACE HelpDesk
Training and Conferences
Staff Capacity Building

The ACE Help Desk is designed to assist grantees, centers, and the general public across Texas with questions related to their Texas ACE program, grant, funding, training, and general information. To submit an ACE Help Desk ticket:


Webinars, local, regional, and special event training opportunities will be provided to Texas ACE grantees that focus on TEA’s program improvement goals and strategies. TEA may also hold a statewide conference during the summer. When held, the conference is an important event in that includes presenting the Texas ACE annual strategic vision and roadmap, creating a venue for Texas ACE Grantees and Center staff to interact and share experiences, and providing professional development opportunities for participants from experts in their field.

The Calendar, Latest News, and Twitter sections on the main My Texas ACE page will contain the latest updates on regional, annual, and special training events. 

Find a Resource Keywords: Webinar, Training

Classroom Management

"Relationship Building Through Culturally Responsive Classroom Management" (Edutopia)

Curricular Materials (American Psychological Association)
Topics include: autonomous learners, brain function and learning, bullying, classroom management, overcoming misconception, etc.

Teaching Strategies 

"Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers" (Edutopia)

"Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners" (Edutopia)

"True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It" (Edutopia)

"Is School Enough? Exploring Interest-Driven and Informal Learning" (Edutopia)
"Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning" (Edutopia)

"What Is the Right SEL Program for Your School?" (Edutopia)

Classroom Behavior Resources (American Psychological Association)

Lesson Planning

"STEM Everywhere: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the Real World" (Edutopia)

Literacy Resources (Y4Y)

STEM Content Strategies (Y4Y)

Aligning with the School Day (Y4Y)

Project-Based Learning  (Y4Y)

Team Building

"Team Building and Collaboration: A Necessary Combination" (Edutopia)

Family Engagement

Family Engagement as a Dropout Prevention Strategy (National Dropout Prevention Center)

Family Engagement Resources (Y4Y)

Sustainability Planning

"The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources" (Edutopia)

Strengthening Partnerships (Y4Y)

Staff Skill Development

"Dealing With Angry Parents" (Education World)

"Rethinking Difficult Parents" (Edutopia)

"How To Foster Employee Trust And Growth Through Constructive Feedback" (Forbes)

"Managing Difficult Conversations: Advice for Academic Leaders" (Faculty Focus)

"We Have to Talk: A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations" (Mediate)

Staff Management

"Orienting Educators to SEL Through Video" (Edutopia)