Archive for October, 2012

“Oh, the times they are a-changin’ … “

About nine months ago I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to work in the Distance Learning Department at the Region XIII Education Service Center. Over that time period I’ve learned a great deal about the world of video … Continue reading

Intervention Support

With the implementation of the STAAR assessment program we know that it is even more critical to provide quality RtI support for students in all grade levels. Early assessment and intervention support is needed to assist students in making progress to …

November 9: RF Tracker Initial Data Entry Due

Don’t Forget: The RF Tracker Initial Data Entry deadline coming up… November 9, 2012  Entry Data Due All RF students with disabilities must be entered into the  RF Tracker System. November 16, 2012:  The system will reopen for maintaini…

Chemistry Workshop on Solubility, Acids & Bases, and Redox – this Saturday!

Don’t miss the last day to sign up for the next Targeting the TEKS in Chemistry Workshop!  We’ll be focusing on Solubility, Acids & Bases, and Redox Reactions (TEKS 10.B, F, G, H, I, J).  The workshop will include model 5E lessons that can be…

Science Leadership Network – November 15

Just a quick reminder that our next Science Leadership Meeting will be November 15, 2012 from 9:00am – 12:00 pm. Please register for workshop ID FA1223395 via our e-campus registration system available online. This session will include updates fr…

TEA Approved Mnemonic for Chemistry EOC!

Students who are able to use accommodations such as Supplemental Aids on the Chemistry EOC can use mnemonics as long as subject specific words are not included. The mnemonic to remember the diatomic molecules, BrINClHOF, is approved, as long as only th…

Inclusion Webinar Series

IDEA 2004 and the continued push for inclusive classrooms mean that teachers are collaborating more than ever before. This 3-part webinar series explores challenges, benefits, and strategies for teachers who are collaboratively managing inclusive class…

Title I, Part A Questions and Answers Regarding Set Aside Funds

Question:  There has been some confusion on whether a LEA has to set aside 10% or 20% of its Title I, Part funds for professional development.  Which set-aside amount is correct 10% or 20% for professional developoment as part of the Stage I sanct…

CSCOPE Users: 3rd Six Weeks Webinar – Seats Available

There is still time to register for next week’s Webinar: CSCOPE: Points of Intersection within Elementary Curriculum Visit ECampus to register for this low-fee workshop focused on the 3rd Six Weeks that you can attend from the comfort of wherever…

Performance Level Desciptors for STAAR

While the Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) are currently only available for high school courses, these documents will eventually be released by TEA for all assessments so we wanted to make sure and clarify the purpose and role of these descriptors….