Archive for May, 2014

Preliminary Statewide STAAR Grades 3-8 Passing Rates

Statewide passing rates for the STAAR test in grades 3-8 have been published from TEA at the following site – http://www.tea.state.tx.us/staar/rpt/sum/ For information regarding 3-8 test results within Region 13, please join us at our next Curric…

Because Free is Awesome – Part 2: Something for Every Grade Level

2014 Summer Hatton W. Sumners Institutes in the Region 13 Area  This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Institutes on the Founding Documents. Throughout the years, the institute has evolved into several breakout institutes, while keeping true to t…

Because Free is Awesome – Part 1

  FREE Social Studies Workshops at Region 13 TCI Summer Workshop for Social Studies Teachers June 10, 2014 Workshop ID: SU1430045 TCI , the publisher of History Alive!, Geography Alive!, Econ and Gov Alive! invites you attend this one-day event…

Nonpublic Day School Count Due June 13, 2014

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides state special education funds to LEAs that contract with approved nonpublic day schools for the provision of educational services for students with disabilities. In order to receive funds, the LEA must complete…

Pre-K and Kinder Hands-On Math Fun!

  Who Has More? Using Measurement and Data Analysis to Solve Problems and Stretch Young Brains June 13, 9:00-4:00 Workshop # SU1426569 $75 Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers often focus heavily on counting, patterning, and shape recognition, with les…

Transform Your Teaching This Summer!

PBL in Action Project Based Learning is an exciting approach to teaching and learning!  If you are interested in getting started, or have tried it and need more support, join us for TSTEM Week July 28 – Aug 1. Explore Project-Based Learning and attend your choice of a STEM-Focused Workshop Pathway during our Summer STEM […]

Teaching About Past Climates with EarthLabs – PD Opportunity

Overview: EarthLabs offer sequences for learning science concepts through hands-on experiments and data analysis. A new EarthLabs climate module developed by Texas teacher Alison Mote in collaboration with TERC used IODP Expedition 341 offshore Alas…

Sign up for TexQuest State Funded Databases

TexQuest, the state funded database program for K-12 public schools and open enrollment charter schools, is open and ready for districts to sign up! As you sign up, please keep these points in mind: TexQuest registration will be done at the district le…

Good Leaders

Today was the graduation celebration for one of our Principal Certification Network Cohorts. The passion and drive of these leaders has been contagious!  As you might also have discovered, graduation tends to be a time of reflection and looking …

2014-15 NEW eGrants Schedule for MOE Eligibility and CEIS

The 2014-15 Special Education Consolidated Application opening at the end of May 2014 includes a new schedule (BS6016) related to MOE Eligibility and CEIS. Data Required: 1. SPED Expenditures for year with most complete fiscal data and MOE compliant. …