Archive for December, 2013

SHARS/IDEA MOE Major Change and Save the Date!

In October and November 2013, TEA’s Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting published a guidance handbook and provided training detailing the relationship between SHARS Medicaid cost share and the IDEA-B LEA MOE requirement. Specifica…

Civil War Symposium – January 25, 2014 (Fredericksburg)

The Gillespie County Historical Society is sponsoring a Civil War Symposium on January 25, 2014 Symposium Location: Fredericksburg, Texas Time: 9 a.m to Noon (Flyer:  Civil War Symposium_Fredericksburg) -Teachers will receive 3 hours CPE credit for t…

ESTAR Survey Invitation

The following is an invitation to assist in verifying the algebra-readiness learning progressions developed for ESTAR.  Dear fellow educator, My name is Leanne Ketterlin Geller and I am an Associate Professor at Southern Methodist University in the De…

State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report Data Collection Schedule

DATA COLLECTION SCHEDULE The State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report Data Collection Schedule (SPP/APR) is here for anyone that wants to begin planning early for your spring data collection.   To access the schedule click on the following &#…

Holiday Thoughts…

Happy Holidays!  I do tend to be a bit pensive this time of year. It’s a good time to take stock of what we are doing and what challenges we need to take on. Challenges: We have a new ECC law in Texas. I see evidence that some of you are using t…

Accessing the General Curriculum in Social Studies: Inclusion in the Age of STAAR

In this workshop we will: Develop instructional strategies such as use of Graphic Organizers, Visual Aids, Mnemonic Devices, Movement, and Storytelling for teachers in inclusive Social Studies classrooms Align accommodations available to students with …

Accessing the General Curriculum in Social Studies: Inclusion in the Age of STAAR

In this workshop we will: Develop instructional strategies such as use of Graphic Organizers, Visual Aids, Mnemonic Devices, Movement, and Storytelling for teachers in inclusive Social Studies classrooms Align accommodations available to students with …

SPED Consolidated: Carryover Adjustments Complete

2013-2014 Special Education Carryover: Adjustments for Carryover Complete Adjustments for carryover have now been completed for the 2013-2014 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application. TEA staff initiated these budget adjustments by adjusting th…

Instructional Materials Showcases

Region 13 will host three Instructional Materials Showcases in early 2014.  Participating publishers will have tables set up with items for district review, and a vendor representative will be on hand to answer questions districts may have about the m…

Texas Regional Collaboratives for Math and Science Grant Planning Meeting 2014-2015- SAVE THE DATE

We would like to invite you to attend our TRC Grant Planning Meeting for 2014-2015. At this meeting we will give details from the request for application, share ideas for the next grant cycle, and gather your input and feedback. This meeting is for dis…