Archive for September, 2017

Mathematical Mindsets, lessons from a book study with teachers

In the midst of all the back to school action 21 brave Math teachers and coaches joined together to do an online book study, now 4+ weeks into the school year we are wrapping things up.  This was our second and largest group to participate in reading Jo Boaler’s Mathematical Mindsets book, and the outcomes […]

Nonpublic Day School and Residential Application Opening Date Postponed

The opening date for the Nonpublic Day School and Residential application has been postponed until October 5, 2017 due to server issues. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Merrell at or 512-919-5424.

Looking ahead to October LPAC

As September comes to a close, and you are wrapping up BOY LPAC meetings, it’s a great idea to look ahead and plan for the coming months. The LPAC Year-at-a-Glance (check your livebinder) is a great resource to keep close by when considering your ELLs and their annual progress. Need a refresh on meeting protocol? Review …

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Nonpublic Day School and Residential Application

The 2017-2018 Nonpublic Day School and Residential Application will open on October 1, 2017 and close on June 1, 2018.  An updated PowerPoint will be posted on the TEA website by the end of the week. If you have questions or need assistance with accessing the application in TEASE, please contact Lori Merrell at 512-919-5424 […]

Strategies that Advance ELLs’ Academic & Linguistic Success

Want to help your ELLs by adding some new tools to your belt? This hands-on opportunity provides educators practical tools and a variety of techniques that will help your English language learners understand content curriculum while simultaneously developing their social and academic speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. We will highlight several effective learning strategies …

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Digital Resource Training

Discovery Education subscribers are invited to attend a FREE session on Discovery Education, STEM & the 4Cs on October 23, 2017. In this BYOD session attendees will explore the 4Cs  and discover ways to use them, along with high quality digital resources from Discovery Education to enhance STEM educational practices. Participants will: Make STEM connections through the 4Cs and […]

TexQuest/Britannica School Training

Region 13 will host Britannica School on November 8, 2017 for a FREE training for all TexQuest subscribers. This interactive session will cover how Britannica School resources can be used to accommodate all students, and will specifically focus in on supports for SPED and ELL students. Topics covered will include: Supplemental material, correlated to the […]

More than 1 million ELLs…

…attend Texas Public Schools Pre-K through Grade 12 according to a profile created by E3 Alliance, a regional education collaborative.  In the 2016-17 school year, 90% of ELLs in Texas spoke Spanish as their first language. The other 100,000+ claimed more than 130 additional languages as their L1. Central Texas as defined by E3, proudly serves …

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SHARS Reporting Requirement Due October 31., 2017

TEA issued a TAA Letter on September 15, 2017 reminding LEAs of a SHARS Reporting Requirement.  Deadline for submitting report: October 31, 2017. All LEAs that received IDEA-B grant funding in the 2016–2017 school year must submit the SHARS Reimbursement Report Survey, regardless of whether they received SHARS reimbursements. Information will be used in the […]

Using the TEA Math Vertical Alignment to Analyze STAAR Items

Have you ever thought of pairing a vertical alignment tool with a conversation around analyzing a STAAR item?  At our upcoming STAAR Target workshops for Math we will do just that very thing.  The goal is to take a close look not only at the prerequisi…

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