Archive for January, 2013

STAAR Supplemental Aids Project is Open for Submissions

Region 13 is happy to announce that our Supplemental Aids project is again open for submissions. Teachers whose students benefit from the “Supplemental Aids” accommodation may have questions about whether their documents are allowable accor…

Social Studies Inclusion in the Age of STAAR

Accessing the General Curriculum in Social Studies: Inclusion in the Age of STAAR Register at eCampus SP1325858 In this workshop we will: · Develop instructional strategies for teachers in inclusive Social Studies classrooms · Analyze STAAR-M questio…

Noncompliance During PMI On-Site Visits

At the TETN on January 29, 2013, TEA staff shared common noncompliance issues observed during on-site visits. Overall Findings Concerning State Assessment 1. IEPs did not indicate students were provided a modified curriculum with direct, intensive inst…

Looking for a great after-school program, out-of school program, or camp idea? Your answer is here!

Join us on MARCH 4th for an exciting adventure into the world of Engineering is Elementary! Engineering Adventures (EA) is a fun, engaging, hands-on, design curriculum by the Engineering is Elementary team at Museum of Science, Boston for use in out-of…

Project Share: A Gateway to 21st Century Learning

View this video our wonderfully talented colleagues from Del Valle, Wimberley, and Georgetown ISDs posted on the Project Share Gateway and iTunes U. Fantastic job!

Project Share: Project Share: A Gateway to 21st Century Learning

…Finally! STAAR 3-8 Performance Standards

On the heels of the news release regarding  statewide results for STAAR, TEA has released the performance chart that lists the phase-in and recommended performance standards for STAAR grades 3-8. Also posted on the Student Assessment webpage are docum…

Passing Rates for 2012 STAAR Released

Taken directly from TEA: AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams announced today that passing rates on most State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) tests for grades 3-8 topped 70 percent in 2012. The STAAR was given…

REEL MATH CHALLENGE

The Reel Math challenge has begun! Sponsored in part by the Department of Defense, the Reel Math Challenge is an innovative program involving students using cutting-edge technology to create videos about math problems and their associated concepts. Us…

Deadline Extended to Feb. 26

Do you know a few current high school seniors who shows superior academic proficiency in mathematics or science?  Would they be excited for the opportunity to explore different topics related to science during a summer program in West Virginia’s Pot…

Register now for Early Child Outcomes (SPP 7) and Alignment Training!

On February 4th, Region 13 will be offering the Spring 2013 Early Childhood Outcomes, SPP 7, training. This state mandated  training is free! All Early Childhood teachers should be trained, as well as all other member of the ECO team.   Register now…