Archive for October, 2013

5 Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains

From To access the original article click here Dr. Judy Willis–resident brain investigator at Edutopia and TeachThought–is a neurologist turned educator whose work (much of which can be found on her own blog, focuse…

2013-2014 eGrants Data Request–Significantly Expanded Charter

Existing Charter schools who meet the criteria for significant expansion of enrollment must complete and submit the Special Education Data Request-Significantly Expanded form in eGrants by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, November 25, 2013. Applicants may locat…

Algebra Tiles Video Series: Additive Inverese Property

Check out our new video in the Algebra Tiles Video Series…

The Social Studies Critical Thinking Lab – Check out the 1 minute video at the end!

We all get ideas from time to time, but not all ideas are equal.  Some ideas are just fleeting thoughts, while other ideas actually turn into something substantial.  My hope for one particular idea is to have a lasting and meaningful impact.  In the…

Upcoming Social Studies Workshops at Region 13

The following are a few upcoming events for Social Studies at Region 13: Social Studies Leadership Meeting – Wednesday, October 30th (9 am -12 pm).  Part of the meeting will be a collaborative discussion on the 2013 STAAR assessment Region 13 da…

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 […]

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