Archive for April, 2013

Austin Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring Meeting

The AACTM annual Spring meeting will be taking place Tuesday, May 7. For more information download the flyer here: AACTM 2013 Spring Flyer Final 111312

Looking for a great STEM curriculum supplement, after-school program, out-of-school program, or summer camp idea?

Engineering is Elementary is your answer!EiE modules are fun and engaging but also offer connections to the Texas standards in Science, Math, Social Studies, ELAR, Health, and Technology through the application of engineering. Students are involved in …

Reading Academy is Approaching Quickly!!!

Our regional data reflects a continuing need to improve reading instruction. This Reading Academy presented by Dr. Marti Dryk is organized in alignment with the 5 components of reading- phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension…

Legal Framework Updates 4-25-13

The SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY framework was re-published today and the comparison document of changes is attached.   Click   Specific LD Comparison Document  The following frameworks were also re-published; however, there were no content change…

Are you looking for other state’s released questions?

Taking a post from the Region 13 Science blog… Often we are asked what are sources for “STAAR like” questions.  While we can’t promise you that all of the questions available at Problem Attic are good, STAAR like, or should be used, it …

STAAR Released Questions

We shared these released STAAR questions from 2011-2012 in December and with the STAAR test right around the corner we though this would be a good time to re-visit them and look at the data behind each question. TEA released these questions along with…

Student Success Initiative (SSI)

On Monday the Texas Education Agency posted the 2012-2013 Student Success Initiative Manual. The manual, sample forms and letters are located at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index3.aspx?id=3230&menu_id=793. ESC Region 13 Contact: Jennifer Womack &#8…

2013 Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) Registration

The 2012–13 alternative education accountability (AEA) campus registration process is now open through May 3, 2013.  The AEA campus registration process will be conducted online using electronic forms on the TEASE Accountability website. Note that: …

Teacher Toolkit is great for all teachers!

            Have you checked out www.theteachertoolkit.com yet? It is a fantastic resource full of easy ideas for making your inclusion or resource classroom engaging and fun. Best of all the Teacher Toolkit is free. Check…

ESTAR II Academy May 16 & 17

Don’t forget to register! Please join us at Region 13 for the upcoming ESTAR II Academy. This training is appropriate for anyone who works with math students in grades 3 and 4. This includes regular education, SPED, ELL, and bilingual teachers. A…

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