Archive for September, 2014

Books, Trainings, and More Books!

Get your workshop on. We are offering workshop information on a smore, so that you get our most up-to-date offerings in one convenient place! Please click through to see and bookmark! Got Books? Check out the Latest YA Book Recommendations. This is a …

Academic WorldQuest 2014-2015

Austin’s 2014 – 2015 Academic WorldQuest Competition   WorldQuest is a FREE academic competition open to all Central Texas high school students (9-12). The competition tests students’ knowledge of international affairs and is AP com…

ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide Training

We have added five opportunities to take the ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide Training this year. Take it online from your own computer during the months of October, November, February, April, and June. Check out the flyer for more details.

Writing Supports for English Language Learners

Learning effective writing techniques are among the most challenging academic skills students face. How then do teachers prepare English Language Learners, who are already faced with language challenges, for this formidable task? The key lies in struct…

October 1 DUE DATE: PNP Affirmations and Equitable Services Worksheets

The Private Non-Profit (PNP) Affirmations of Consultation and Equitable Services Worksheets (ESWs) are due no later than October 1, 2014. Upload forms through the NCLB Reports application on the TEA Secure Environment (TEASE). When uploading forms, the…

Accessing the General Education in Science

Science teachers and Special Education teachers supporting Science – The modern classroom includes a heterogeneous group of students with varied interests, backgrounds and levels of preparedness.  Accessing the General Education in Science is a worksh…

In This Issue (13)

In This Issue Briscoe Primary Sources Tied to the 7th Grade Texas History and US History TEKS Connected Learning – a Framework for Innovation in the Classroom Math Geeks Unite! Professional Organizations for Math Teachers Something to Ponder:  Letter of the Week Three Easy Steps to Teaching Your Students Through the CER Writing Process The […]

Briscoe Primary Sources Tied to the 7th Grade Texas History and U.S. History TEKS

Authors: Rachel Hernandez-Eckert, Education Specialist, Social Studies and Catherine Bell, Intern, The Archives of American Gardens, Washington, D.C. I had the teacher “warm fuzzies” a few months back.  You know, that really proud feeling you get when one of your students has an amazing moment of learning or accomplishment.  You feel really proud to think that you had […]

Connected Learning — a Framework for Innovation in the Classroom

Author: Jennifer Woollven, Education Specialist, Instructional Technology There is a lot of talk in the world of education about 21st century skills and preparing our students for a new world — plenty of inspiring (and not so inspiring) 21st century videos can be found on Youtube. Online tools and platforms available to teachers can be […]

Math Geeks Unite! Professional Organizations for Math Teachers

Author: Susan Hemphill, Education Specialist, Secondary Mathematics Several teachers from Region 13 participated in our Edmodo book study of Letters to a Young Math Teacher by Gerald Rising this August.   This book contains several “letters” on different aspects of teaching and classroom management for the Math teacher.  It is a worthwhile read for the new […]