Archive for December, 2017

Happy Holidays from the ELL EDvocate

As the fall semester comes to a close, teachers and students are packing up for a much needed winter break. It’s good to be away from the classroom for a couple of weeks and spend time with family and friends, but it doesn’t mean we have to stop learning. Research suggests that students are less …

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TX Performance Standards Project Cohort begins Feb. 2018

The Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) is a resource for providing differentiated instruction to gifted/talented (G/T) students (and can be used for providing enhanced academic opportunities for all students). The TPSP provides a coherent package of standards, curriculum, and assessments for use in G/T programs from kindergarten through high school. The goal of the TPSP […]

Final Amounts for the 2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant

Final amounts for programs in the 2017-2018 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application are now available on the Grants Administration Division Federal Entitlements web page. TEA staff will initiate budget adjustments to the largest budgeted class/object code to incorporate the final amounts and any carryover amounts. The LEA’s approved budget, reflected on Schedule BS6006—Program Budget Summary […]

Distinguished Speaker – Vowery Carlile – March 8, 2018

Get your independent learners ready! This workshop is designed to help teachers engage their learners by using the Texas Performance Standards Project. Vowery Carlile will help participants “make TPSP work” in their classrooms through the creation of  projects or “tasks” based on the TEKS. March 8, 2018 9:00 am-4:30 pm   Vowery Carlile

2018 Events in Mathematics at Region 13

The Region 13 Math Team would like to wish you a restful winter break!  We are very excited about several upcoming events in early 2018 that we hope are on your radar. January 15, 2018 Secondary Math Distinguished Speaker – Pam Harris Pam Harris is currently teaching at Texas State University and is the author […]

Spring 2018 GTAA Workshops

Start 2018 off right with these GTAA workshops designed to help you enhance the learning experience for your gifted and talented students!

Commissioner Morath Waives Grade 5 and 8 Student Retesting, Retention Requirements for Harvey Students

Below is a link to the TEA To the Administrator Addressed Update from Commissioner Morath removing the requirement to conduct grade placement committees and any related June 2018 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) retests in fifth and eighth-grade for districts within the Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey Related Elimination of […]

Social Studies Spring 2018 Workshops

Texas Citizen Bee

Save the Date for Texas Citizen Bee, Saturday March 24, 2018 at Region 13 ESC from 10 am –  12:30 pm. For more please contact Betsy Gonzales Region 13 Citizen Bee Coordinator 512-415-1783

Revised IDEA MOE Calculation Tool and Resources

TTAA letter dated December 15,2017 Local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive or administer Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) grant funds must demonstrate compliance with the maintenance of effort (MOE) requirement. Although TEA conducts IDEA-B LEA MOE compliance reviews each spring, LEAs are also responsible for performing their own calculations to determine IDEA-B […]

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