Archive for November, 2012

McDonald Observatory Summer Workshops

Please direct any questions regarding these opportunities to Keely Finkelstein at keelyf@astro.as.utexas.edu   McDonald Observatory is pleased to  announce that there will be four teacher professional development workshops in the summer 2013. Top…

15% Deferral for 12-13

In the closing session of the Texas Assessment Conference this morning Commissioner Williams announced that he would sign the deferral for the 15% requirement relating to the STAAR End of Course Exams. Shortly after TEA posted a news release with furth…

CEIS Data Collection Form Due Today via eGrants

The 2012-2013 Special Education SC5100—Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Data Collection Form is due to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012. All LEAs (single-member districts and fiscal agents of sha…

Acids/Bases, Solubility, and Redox Workshop Coming to the La Grange Area!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the Chemistry workshop that will present 5E model lessons on the student expectations on solubility, acids and bases, and redox reactions.  Sign up now through e-campus! Details: Tues Dec 4  9:00 am &…

EOC 15% update

“Earlier today, Governor Rick Perry sent a letter to Education Commissioner Michael Williams asking him to defer until the 2013-14 school year the requirement that an end-of-course assessment count as 15% of a student’s final course grade. …

Through a looking glass

A few weeks ago my parents came to visit from Rochester, NY and my wife and I had a great time showing them our favorite parts of Austin. One of our site seeing stops was the Bullock Texas State History … Continue reading

Just Observe Yourself

What do you get out of classroom evaluations? Do your evaluators give meaningful feedback? Would someone with a deeper knowledge of your classroom routines, values, and personalities be a more effective evaluator? What about you? Could you evaluate you…

Reporting Category Alignments for Math & Science

Wondering just how much support any given tested Student Expectation has had? Wondering where compacting the curriculum makes sense? Needing to see the overview of a concept in a concise manner so that informed discussions and decisions can be made for…

Superstorm Sandy Images – before and after

An excellent opportunity to pass along information from our Science department as well as possible connections to a variety of TEKS at the elementary level.  Superstorm Sandy provides many teachable moments in many content areas.  Scroll to the end o…

Creating a Garden for Learning – Webinar

Please contact fowler@nwf.org directly with any questions regarding this opportunity.           Educators who want to create a garden or outdoor classroom for learning but are not sure how to get started can join the Texas Chil…