Archive for March, 2018

EdTech Training and Survey

Youth Code Jam 5/5/18  9:00-12:00 Have you thought about hosting a family computer science night at your school to inspire computational thinking and programming skills but not sure you have the coding skills or staff to really do it up right? The Youth Code Jam is a FREE workshop that will show you how to […]

College and Career Corner: The College Transition Guide for ESL Students

How to Prepare for College, Get into College & Thrive as a Student   Roughly 4.6 million English language learners attended U.S. public schools in 2014-15 and, while many of these students have the English skills needed for everyday life, some lack the language proficiency to get into college. Or they may have misconceptions about college so aren’t even …

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2017-2018 IDEA-B Grants: Additional Information on Revised Final Amounts & Extension

Revised Final Amounts Revised 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 revised final amounts. The LEA’s approved budget, reflected on Schedule BS6006—Program Budget […]

Registration is Open for Conscious Discipline 3-Day Summer Institute!

Join us this Summer for a 3-Day event to learn more about Conscious Discipline. July 9-11, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $300 Register for Workshop SU1837600 The New Conscious Discipline book – Expanded & Updated will be provided with registration. Early Bird Discounts – Register by April 30th and receive a 15% discount ($45) – Use code CDAPRIL …

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REGISTER NOW for 2018 TSR Summer Institute!

Registration is now open to the public! They welcome all administrators, specialists, coaches, teachers, and caregivers of children ages birth to five. Registration is FREE for all attendees, but space is limited! The TSR Institute is an exceptional professional development opportunity provided free of charge to Texas early childhood educators. Known for its unique combination of presentations …

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Enhancing Instructional Opportunities for Immigrant Students on April 17th

This TEA created training provides districts with a framework for supporting Immigrant students. If you are a stakeholder interested in rolling out similar trainings in your district, we encourage you to attend this learning opportunity. While this event is not an official trainer of trainers, we will discuss professional development considerations to guide LEAs in meeting cognitive, …

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2017–2018 IDEA-B Grants: Extension of Project End Date

TTAA Letter March 21, 2018 Notify Business Office and LEA Grant Managers of change. No other action required at this time. TEA is implementing a fiscal pilot project designed to lessen the administrative burden on both the agency and local educational agencies (LEAs). The pilot involves the 2017–2018 IDEA-B Formula and IDEA-B Preschool grants, both […]

Developing Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) / RTI for English Language Learners

In this session, participants will: • Review seven integral factors that impact achievement for ELLs • Contrast possible explanations for observable behaviors from both an ELL perspective and special educational perspective • Develop system-wide, school, grade and classroom levels instruction and interventions in all seven factors to support ELLs • Review promising practices for culturally and linguistically …

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UDL Series: Universal Design for Learning and Collaborative Teaching

Collaborative teaching is an opportunity to combine resources and expertise in order to provide students with the scaffolds and support they need to access the curriculum. Are you part of a collaborative teaching team? Would you like to maximize your efforts and get the most out of having two adults in your classroom? The Universal […]

End of Year Activities for RF Tracker

A TAA on “Required RF Tracker Data Collection for Districts with Residential Care …” will be sent out this month to remind districts of the obligation to complete the end of the year data submission for RF Tracker. Districts must complete the 2017-18 data collection no later than Monday, June 11, 2018 by 11:59 PM. […]