Archive for July, 2012

2012 PBMAS

The Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System 2012 Manual is now available at the following link: Texas Education Agency – PBMAS Manuals Hard-copy versions of the Manual are available for purchase from the Texas Education Agency’s Publicatio…

Countdown to SPP Data Submission for 2012

August 31 is not just the anniversary of Maria Montessori’s birthday, it’s also the deadline to submit and certify data through the TEASE online system for State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators 7, 11, 12, 13 and 14. Data for each indica…

2013 STAAR Alignment Worksheets

How can you be sure that the STAARs are aligned and each student will be taking the appropriate test?  ARD committees may need some helpful guidance.  Attached is a one-sheet tool for examining the alignment of assessment decisions based on studen…

2012-2013 Non-Ed Community-Based Support Services

Funds for Noneducational Community-Based Support Services may be requested using the Noneducational Community-Based Support Services Application. Additional information: Allowable.Unallowable Services Chart Noneducational Q and A Contact: Linda McDanie…

Leadership Network Conference

Attention Campus and District Leaders, Do you represent your district for one or more content areas?  Or are you a representative for programs such as bilingual/esl, dyslexia/504, advanced academics or instructional technology?  If so, consider atten…

Latest Professional Development Opportunities in Project Share for You

Professional Development Opportunities in Project Share Opportunities continue to grow in Project Share and we wanted to make sure you know about the recentcourses available for you. As always, for the most up-to-date info on PD in Project Share, inclu…

CSCOPE Districts – Getting Ready for 3rd Learning Interface

Welcome to The New CSCOPE Platform by 3rd Learning If you were able to attend the State CSCOPE conference in June, you know enough to be excited about the new 3rd Learning Platform for CSCOPE.  While you explore this new platform, we wanted to give yo…

iOS and Video Conferences

You may have heard the terms like mobile learning, mobile connectivity, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), etc. being tossed around. Universities have been involved in this for a number of years and we are seeing a growing number of K-12 … Continue reading

Online Course – Climate Instruction 101: Essential Knowledge and Teaching Strategies

ICEE (Inspiring Climate Education and Excellence) project from CIRES and the Learn More About Climate project have announced an online climate instruction course for teachers. See the description below for details. To download a course application or a…

Geoscientists Willing to Visit Schools

The geosciences are facing a crisis! Projections suggest that by 2018 there will be about 200,000 unfilled jobs in the field at a time when knowledge about how the planet works is vital to economic development, environmental health and national securit…