Archive for April, 2012

K-4 Science Academy

Do you struggle to teach the concepts of Force, Motion, and Energy?  Do you need hands on ways to teach these concepts to your students? If so, consider attending one of our K-4 Science Academies this summer.  This three-day workshop will be offered …

K-4 Science Academy

Do you struggle to teach the concepts of Force, Motion, and Energy?  Do you need hands on ways to teach these concepts to your students? If so, consider attending one of our K-4 Science Academies this summer.  This three-day workshop will be offered …

Local teacher to be recognized on national television

An East Austin elementary school physical education teacher who works to teach students character and leadership skills both on and off the court, is among the 12 finalists for the “Live! With Kelly” Top Teacher search on ABC.

Dave Edwards teaches at Volma Overton Elementary and is also the founder of a non-profit boys’ basketball program for at-risk East Austin fourth and fifth graders.

In a letter nominating Edwards for the award, one of the program’s chaperones described how Edwards and his wife take students to and from school and basketball tournaments, saying “I’m moved to tears when I think of the countless times I’ve seen a player go from being a boy to becoming a young man. Each of them will go on to do big things; I’ve seen it from his students that played on the team in 2007. To know there is someone out there, on the streets, taking in kids that most of us would have considered trouble makers and not worth our time and converting them into compassionate people makes me have faith in the world.”

The five contestants who receive the most votes as of Monday April 30 at 2 p.m. will move on to the next round. To participate go to dadt.com/live. Votes can be cast once per day. The top five contestants will be named on air on Tuesday May 1.

ESC 13 Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-27

Dropbox users. I was excited to read that Dropbox added the ability to share any file (similar to Google Docs) https://t.co/4KB1jKeI # Reminder: TEA will close EMAT for textbook ordering for 2011-2012 this Friday, April 27th – http://t.co/ao74zWY…

STAAR EOC Performance Standards

On Tuesday, the Texas Education Agency released performance standards for the STAAR end-of-course tests.  Three performance categories have been set which are similar to the TAKS Commended performance, Pass, and Fail standards. Tuesday’s press r…

ESC 13 Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-27

Dropbox users. I was excited to read that Dropbox added the ability to share any file (similar to Google Docs) https://t.co/4KB1jKeI # Reminder: TEA will close EMAT for textbook ordering for 2011-2012 this Friday, April 27th – http://t.co/ao74zWY…

STAAR EOC Performance Standards

On Tuesday, the Texas Education Agency released performance standards for the STAAR end-of-course tests.  Three performance categories have been set which are similar to the TAKS Commended performance, Pass, and Fail standards. Tuesday’s press r…

Elementary Generalist – Welcome!

Region XIII has converted an existing position to that of Elementary Generalist. Designed to support elementary teachers in settings where multiple content areas, including health and technology, must be balanced with differentiation and best practice …

Summer Opportunities

June will be here before you know it.  Before (or after!) you enjoy some time away or time to enjoy reading that book you have been holding on to, check out the summer Elementary Professional Learning opportunities. There are a number of free and low-…

Summer Opportunities

June will be here before you know it.  Before (or after!) you enjoy some time away or time to enjoy reading that book you have been holding on to, check out the summer Elementary Professional Learning opportunities. There are a number of free and low-…