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Educational Resources Cooperative

The Educational Resources Cooperative includes access for participating ESC-20 districts to a variety of online resources and services that support digital literacies and school libraries in all content areas. Membership also includes access to the Living Science Materials Center to support science instruction.

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See below for what educators can access and use with co-op membership:
Educational Resources Co-op Flyer
  • Visit the Educational Resources Member page for access to:

    • Points of View Reference Center
    • Biography Reference Center
    • Read It!
    • Novelist K-8 Plus and Novelist Plus

    NEW in 2018-19 in addition to the above listing

    • Poetry and Short Story Reference Center
    • Education Research Complete
    • Applied Science and Technology Source
    • Advanced Placement Source

    Attendance at the regional Library Resource Roundup at a reduced cost to members.

    Save the date for the 26th Annual ESC-20 Library Resource Roundup - September 20, 2019. Registration through Connect20 will open in August.

    Selected professional development workshops at no or reduced cost to members.

    Registration now open through Connect20.

    Listing of Summer 2019 Workshops

  • Districts participating in the Educational Resources Co-op are invited and encouraged to incorporate living science materials into day-to-day teaching activities. Living Science materials include over 100 living specimens! Small mammals (hamsters, rats, mice and gerbils), non-poisonous snakes, fish, live frogs, plants, flower and vegetable seeds, micro-organisms, preserved specimen, prepared petri dishes and de-ionized water may be ordered in participating districts at no cost to teachers.Living Science logo

    Access the Living Science Order Form or the

    Educational Resources Member page.

    PDF Document Icon Living Science Digital Brochure

  • Access to Facts On File online resources for an additional fee - a package of 11 resources (available to renewing subscribers only).

    Includes American History Online (also American Woman's History plus US Government), Modern World History, Ancient and Medieval History, African American History, American Indian History, Bloom's Literary Reference, Curriculum Resource Center, Science Online (includes Biomes of the Earth, Energy and the Environment, Essential Chemistry, Genetics and Evolution, Global Warming, Green Technology, The Human Body: How it Works, Physics in Action, and The Plant World), Health Reference Center, World Geography and Culture, and Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.

    eBook Collections from EBSCO for an additional fee (for schools not participating in TexQuest)

    • K-8 collection containing nearly 11,000 titles. Includes a selection supporting educators and administrators.
    • High school collection includes more than 8,500 titles across subject areas including history, language and literature, science, and technology. Includes classic literary works.
  • ESC-20 provides van delivery services to all districts participating in the Educational Resources Cooperative.

Co-op Contacts:
Educational Resources Help Desk
(210) 370-5746
Contact Ed Resources Help Desk

Martha (Marty) Rossi
Project Manager,
Digital Resources & Library Services
(210) 370-5711
Rachel Morales
(210) 370-5695

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