Sheltered Instruction: The Blueprint

This single day workshop is designed to equip and empower teachers who serve ELs from Kinder through 12th grade. Providing quality instruction to English Learners of various levels of language proficiency is no easy task. It requires that classroom teachers be adept at strategically linking academic vocabulary with content area instruction. Linking language and content …

TED Tips: New Online Courses at Transition in Texas

New online courses are available on the Transition in Texas website. These courses are available to the public at no cost. Course titles: Texas Transition Online (3 hours CPE) Texas Special Education Graduation Options Online (2 hours CPE) Texas Transition and Employment Guide Online (1 hour CPE) Please note that taking these courses will meet […]

Kinesthetic Word Webs

The blog at Teacher Created Materials offers some great ways to sharpen your classroom strategies over the summer months in their series, Summer of Strategies.   “Movement is crucial to learning. We must move because the “sit-and-get” method is overused and not as effective as when we have the chance to increase our oxygen intake …

Accountability Projection Report in Eduphoria

Districts and campuses can now run Accountability Projection Reports in Eduphoria. To run the report, select the Aware app. Go to the Analyze tab. Select Reports. Click on Accountability Report. To get a campus report, enter the campus name. To … Continue reading

Careers for Raising the Literacy Rate: How to Take Action and Give the Power of Reading & Writing

At Learn How to Become students and adults can access current data about career paths in detail. They offer an in depth look at specific jobs and education requirements across a broad spectrum of careers. What a great resource for weighing college and career decisions! The excerpt below is taken from their section on careers …

Public Notices: New Expenditure Code (Object 6491)

In a TAA Correspondence, TEA notified LEAs of a required change in expenditure coding for required public notices. Questions:  

Supporting Children and Parents Affected by the Trauma of Separation

In a joint publication from Child Trends and the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, Jessica Dym Bartlett, MSW, PhD and Maria A. Ramos-Olazagasti, PhD offer research based support for families experiencing trauma due to separation. “Parents, educators, mental health providers, and other adults who come into contact with immigrant families separated through border detention or deportation can provide …

Using DMAC to estimate accountability ratings

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Ask these Two Questions to Improve Your Lesson Delivery

In “Teach Like a Pirate” Dave Burgess acknowledges two questions he uses during his seminars to get participants thinking about their lessons. The two questions are created to help his participants confront the, often harsh, realities of their daily lesson delivery. They’re also designed to get participants thinking about what their expectations or standards are for …

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Is Your Vocabulary Instruction Lit?

Understanding slang words and their academic synonyms is an essential language skills for EL language development. Here’s a great activity from Sharroky Hollie, Ph.D. for the Summer of Strategies blog series over at Teacher Created Materials. I often joke that one of the ways I realize I am getting older is that when I hear younger people …