Archive for April, 2015

TEKS ELA/R and SLA/R Survey + Correction

Feedback Needed for Current ELAR TEKS ahead of Next Adoption The State Board of Education is ramping up plans to being the adoption process for new TEKS. While these new standards are not planned to be implemented until the 2017-18 school year, Texas teachers and administrators have a tight deadline to register to submit feedback about […]

Inclusion Institute 2015: New Frame of Mind

Do you have questions on how to grade students in special education? As a special educator do you fully understand your role in grading? At June 11th’s  Inclusion Institute 2015: New Frame of Mind, attend the session, I Don’t Give Grades, You Earn Them. In this session, teachers will explore what TEA says about grading exceptional […]

Elementary Educators: LOOK WHAT’S COMING YOUR WAY!

Are You Ready for the New High School Math Standards?

Region 13 is offering several popular workshops that will examine the new math standards and provide engaging resources and activities to enable teachers to teach and understand these standards.  Please consider the following offerings, seats are limited: Navigating and Teaching the New Math Standards for Algebra 2–May 12–Click on link below for more information: https://ecampus.esc13.net/transcript.html?year=all#_=1430236048797&url=/show_class_info.html%3Fclassid%3D31196 […]

USDE Encourages Use of Informal Dispute Resolution Options

In a recent USDE Letter dated April 15, 2015, the department encourages LEAs to use informal means, when possible, to resolve differences with parents. In Texas, LEAs are encouraged to use three levels of facilitation as a alternative to the formal procedures of complaint, mediation and due process hearings. The letter concludes by stating: LEAs […]

Jeff Anderson to be 2015 LLS Keynote

We are excited to welcome Jeff Anderson as our 2015 Keynote Speaker to the 2015 Library & Literacy Summit!  Jeff is a full-time staff developer and writer, and a frequent presenter at national and state conferences. He is known for his enthusiasm in making all stages of the writing process a positive experience for teachers and students. He […]

Senate Bill 149: Advance Preparation

Campus Leaders, please take note of the information below, also shared through Curriculum Council: Keep your eye on Senate Bill 149, it could become effective immediately and impact graduation this spring! “… alternative methods for satisfying certain public high school graduation requirements, including the use of individual graduation committees.” “… shall establish an individual graduation […]

Distinguished Speaker: Dr. Nicki Newton

  In Just 3 Weeks… Guided Math: Math Workshop in Action (k-5), Workshop ID SP1531290 Register Now! Limited number of seats remain. Dr. Nicki returns on May 18, 2015 to help us explore the first 20 days of Guided Math within the Math Workshop model. Learn how to set the stage for effective guided math […]

FREE Mindset Webinar

          Heard about Growth and Fixed Mindsets but want to learn more? The AGC team is offering a sneak peak at this year’s Inclusion Institute 2015: New Frame of Mind keynote speaker, Emily Diehl! In this 30 minute webinar, Emily will share the research behind a growth mindset and preview strategies […]

FREE Mindset Webinar

          Heard about Growth and Fixed Mindsets but want to learn more? The AGC team is offering a sneak peak at this year’s Inclusion Institute 2015: New Frame of Mind keynote speaker, Emily Diehl! In this 30 minute webinar, Emily will share the research behind a growth mindset and preview strategies […]