Archive for October 24th, 2013

110% At-Risk Chart

Looking for the 2013 110% at-risk conversion chart? Look no further than this link to download the STAAR 110% chart from the System Support resources page.

In This Issue (10)

Increase Student Interaction in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Instructional Materials Selection & Adoption Personal Financial Literacy Resources Surviving & Thriving in the First Year of Teaching Using Edmodo to Facilitate Book Study:  What I Learned Meaningful, Challenging Writing Opportunities for Young Children

Increase Student Interaction in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

Authors: Monica Gonzalez, Education Specialist, ESL/Bilingual “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin   According to TEA’s reports there are 817,165 ELL students in Texas, 456,051 enrolled in bilingual education, and 310,812 enrolled in English as a Second Language.  There are over 120 different […]

Instructional Materials Selection & Adoption

Author: Jennifer Jordan-Kaszuba, Education Specialist   Background During the 2013-2014 school year districts will be selecting instructional materials for K-5 Math, K-12 Science and K-12 Technology Applications.  This selection is different than adoptions in the past in that districts will purchase materials they select using their Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA).  The State Board of Education […]

Personal Financial Literacy Resources

Authors: Region 13 Math Team Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the revised math standards will be introduced along with a new strand to grades K-8, Personal Financial Literacy. Students are already learning about Personal Financial Literacy through Social Studies and in high school Economics. Now they will see how it ties to math as […]

Surviving and Thriving in the First Year of Teaching

Authors: Region 13 Educator Certification Program Team   Living through that first year of becoming a teacher is something most teachers would not want to do again! The challenges facing a first-year teacher are enormous. On top of getting a handle on classroom management, lesson planning, and the unique working environment of a school, new […]

Using Edmodo to Facilitate Book Study: What I Learned

Author: Rachel Hernandez-Eckert In the September 2013 In-Sight newsletter, I wrote about the beginnings of a group book study that our grant cohort is engaging in. We are studying “Why Won’t You Just Tell Us the Answer?”: Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12.  Because the group consists of 26 educators from 18 different school districts, […]

Meaningful, Challenging Writing Opportunities for Young Children

Author:  School Ready Team Writing in many early childhood classrooms is limited to: Copying words Name writing Helping the teacher compose a Morning Message Practicing correct letter formation Whole group journal writing on assigned topics   While these practices are part of Pre-K writing instruction, much is missing! Opportunities to learn Pre-K Guideline IV.B.1 (Child […]

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