Archive for March, 2011

Schedule of Services – What’s the latest word?

  What is TEA’s Current Guidance on Schedule of Services? Frequency—how often the student will receive the service(s)—number of times per week or day.  If service is less than daily then the conditions for the provision of the services …

The Best Defense of Teachers You’ll Hear This Year

The guy who asked teacher Taylor Mali, “What do you make?” at a dinner party certainly never thought he’d get this answer.

Teaching Students with Autism Webinar TODAY

Join for the first webinar in the series Understanding the Unique Needs of Students with Autism today Wednesday, March 23rd, 4 – 5pm Eastern Time 

How Educators Can Use Social Media to Protect Schools Against Cuts

Educators and school administrators should use social-networking tools to garner support for protecting schools from deep budget cuts, says Nora Carr, chief of staff for North Carolina’s Guilford County Schools. Tools such as Facebook, Twitter an…

SLP Hill Country Institute Open for Registration!

Join us for our 5th Annual SLP Hill Country Institute in beautiful Fredericksburg, Texas, June 27-29, 2011!   This is a 2 and 1/2 day conference in Fredericksburg, Texas for Speech Language Pathologists presented by Drs. Ron & Sandi Gillam, PhD, …

Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning

Great free resource for teachers using PBL, with Edutopia’s usual excellent links to useful tools.  The download is free and does NOT require you to join Edutopia, though if you haven’t done so, I’d recommend it highly.  They’…

Using Technology to Customize Learning

More schools and educators are using technology to customize lessons and learning for individual students. Examples include special assessments that are based on students’ strengths and weaknesses, data-driven lesson plans and assignments, and ha…

2011 Secondary School Summit-Lodging

Room Rate Update: A block of rooms have been arranged for conference attendees at a special rate of $104.00 single/$124.00 double.   Make your reservations no later than May 21, 2011 in order to take advantage of this special rate.  Check  the Sec…

Sites to see: March

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is offering a few large events for video conferencing Thursday, April 21st – The Adventures of Peter Rabbit Offered at 10:30 and 11:30 for grades K – 3 Tuesday, May 17th – El Vaquero Offered at 10:30 and Noon for grades 3rd – 8th To register for The […]

Read Around the Planet

Working with elementary schools that are participating in Read Around the Planet this year has been a joy. Seeing these children take what they have learned during their reading project and presenting to their peers in another state has been a positive experience for all involved. I wish to thank the Leander ISD technologists and […]

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