Archive for November 4th, 2011

ESC 13 Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-04

Green Ribbon Project was shared here at Tech Forum regarding PBL. Great projects: http://t.co/iuFPLI10 #tltechforum # Powered by Twitter Tools

Do My Students Enroll in College?

Several years ago TEA added a College Readiness component to schools’ report cards.  So how is that is working for us?  Currently, 48% of students in Texas community colleges require some type of remedial course as a prerequisite to meet college re…

Leaving a Clear Trail update

Leaving a Clear Trail is a training that provides information and resources related to graduation and transcripts (Academic Achievement Records) for students with disabilities. The 1-day workshop will be held at ESC Region XIII beginning in January, bu…

Reduction of 2011–2012 IDEA Federal Funds

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has received a reduction of 1.5 percent in IDEA funds for 2011-2012.  IDEA is one of six federal fund souces to receive this reduction.  Although the state received a reduction of 1.5 percent, the reduction for each …

Carryover (Roll Forward) Funds Available on 2011-2012 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application

Carryover (roll forward) funds are now available in your 2011-2012 Special Education Consolidated Grant application. Please select the “New Amendment” button on the eGrants application before opening the BS6006 Budget Summary schedule. This…

ESC 13 Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-28

A great education site that Lannon shared at the UT charter conference was Thinkfinity: http://t.co/tneY24ui # Here is a link to TEA Instructional Materials Guidelines PDF: http://t.co/6phLyffs # We will be presenting at TXASCD this Monday. Come check …

ESC 13 Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-28

A great education site that Lannon shared at the UT charter conference was Thinkfinity: http://t.co/tneY24ui # Here is a link to TEA Instructional Materials Guidelines PDF: http://t.co/6phLyffs # We will be presenting at TXASCD this Monday. Come check …

More information on APPs

There is an article in the ASHA Leader regarding apps and language learning that is directed towards SLPs, but those of us in the world of deaf education can benefit from this information as well.  The article offers a list of Droid Apps to use with…

T-STEM Academies

The state of Texas currently has 59 TEA designated T-STEM Academies.  The designation is a rigorous process. Schools submit an application with supporting documents that delineate how the school is implementing the T-STEM Academy Design Blueprint to i…

Texas’ STEM Response STEM?

STEM jobs reside in the heart of Texas. As a matter of fact, Texas comprises one of six states wherein 40% of the STEM jobs were located in 2005.  Furthermore, between 2004 and 2014, U.S. employers are expected to hire 2.5 million STEM workers who wil…

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