Archive for February, 2015

Ensuring Students Become Bi-literate: The Necessary Steps for Administrators

Dual language programs are taking the world by storm.  These school enrichment programs meet Texas requirements for bilingual education and can be structured in a variety of ways depending on student population, community input, and staff availability.  While the program models may vary, they are almost all guaranteed to ensure that students achieve bi-literacy and […]

New Grading & Progress Monitoring Resource

The Statewide Access to the General Curriculum Network and Texas Education Agency have released Grading and Progress Monitoring for Students with Disabilities- A Resource for Teachers. This resource will provide educators and schools with effective grading and reporting guidance. In addition, it identifies how to make grading systems accurate and meaningful while supporting students in […]

Elementary Extravaganza Back by Popular Demand

To Drill or Not to Drill Math Facts?

Are your students struggling with mastery of basic math facts? Not sure what else to try to help students master their math facts? Can all students master the basic math facts? If you have these questions, this workshop has the answers. Come to To Drill or Not to Drill to learn about strategy-based instruction for […]

TCSS Wants to Award Leading Teachers

Nominate or Apply for TCSS Award Opportunities All submissions must be in Adobe PDF format and are due June 1st http://txcss.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/TCSS-Special-Awards-Application-141-1.docx http://txcss.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/TCSS_Nominator_Form_20141.docx Billy Sills Distinguished Service Award The Distinguished Service Award will honor a TCSS member who has demonstrated exemplary service to the organization and exemplifies the professional social studies educator. The Outstanding Teacher Award […]

TCSS Wants to Award Leading Teachers

Nominate or Apply for TCSS Award Opportunities All submissions must be in Adobe PDF format and are due June 1st   http://txcss.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/TCSS-Special-Awards-Application-141-1.docx http://txcss.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/TCSS_Nominator_Form_20141.docx Billy Sills Distinguished Service AwardThe Distinguished Service Award will honor a TCSS member who has demonstrated exemplary service to the organization and exemplifies the professional social studies educator. The Outstanding Teacher AwardsMeant […]

2015 Battle of San Jacinto Symposium

The San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy will host a symposium. This year’s theme is A Clash of Cultures: American Indians in Spanish, Mexican and Anglo Texas History. $65 covers speakers, lunch, parking, exhibits and more Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:00am to 4:30pm United Way Community Resource Center 50 Waugh Drive Houston, TX 77007  

Please Join Texas Humanities this Spring

Take the opportunity to join Texas Humanities for their wonderful topics  on Twentieth-Century Texas.    The workshop will take place in San Antonio on April 17th.   More information about the program is available on our website: http://www.humanitiestexas.org/education/teacher-institutes/upcoming-institutes/topics-twentieth-century-texas-history Faculty presentations will address Texas politics in the 1940s and 1950s, the civil rights movement in Texas, Latinos […]

Hemispheres Brings Us More Learning Opportunities

Hemispheres is pleased to announce two professional development opportunities. A three part webinar series based on the popular training “Festivals and Holidays Around the World.” All webinars will be at 4:00 pm Central Time on the following dates: * Tuesday, February 24: Ramadan, Baisakhi * Tuesday, March 10: Yom Kippur, the Hajj, Maslenitsa * Tuesday, […]

Texas Travels Essay Contest

Encourage students to write about their learning and participate in Texas General Land Office Save Our Texas History project.  The contest is open to all public, private and home -schooled students of appropriate age for fourth and seventh grades. Entries must be received by March 13, 2015   One grand prize winner per grade level […]