Archive for January, 2019

Distinguished Speaker Dr. Luis Urrieta on Family and Community -May 23

Overview: This workshop will explore how cultural communities, especially of Latina/o/x ancestry, construct meaning around such concepts as familia and comunidad, especially how knowledge and learning is produced in these contexts. Familia and comunida…

Check out our Spring 2019 offerings!

We are very excited to share our Spring 2019 flyer! Download HERE You will notice that we have included our PPCD trainings since many of you serve both students. Our featured event for the Spring is: Engaging Young Writers (Pk-1st) with Matt Glover  Tu…

Texas Academic Performance Reports Update

On Friday, January 11, the following updates were made to the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR). The Texas Institution of Higher Education (TX IHE) enrollment data for 2015–16 graduates were updated. 2017 Grade 8 Mathematics outcomes were added…

Register today for To Drill or Not to Drill? Math Fact Strategy Instruction!

Do your students struggle to learn math facts? We know that by 6th grade (TEK 6.3D) students are expected to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers fluently. In this workshop you will learn effective and efficient strategies for students to use i…

Writing to learn and writing to publish for English Learners: How to get ready for STAAR and TELPAS

Learn how these two approaches to writing differ and why they are both necessary for your English Learners. Participants will walk away with some solid strategies and ideas that encourage and support writing every day in every content. They will also g…

ELPS Toolkit and Observation Guide on Jan. 29-30

  ELPS Toolkit Overview: The revised ELPS Toolkit is your convenient and comprehensive resource for effective lesson development. It is designed to help teachers incorporate the ELPS when planning lessons and delivering instruction. This interactive tr…

Down’s syndrome no bar to bilingualism, study suggests

“The small-scale research by Bangor University compared the development of children with Down’s syndrome who speak Welsh and English and those living in English-only homes. Its initial conclusions suggested their English skills were at a si…

Guided Reading in the Bilingual Classroom – Part 2 – Comprehension

Are you a bilingual educator who would like to transform your guided reading sessions and boost students’ comprehension? If so, please join us as we reflect and broaden our understanding of comprehension strategies that build students’ confidence…

December 2018 STAAR EOC Reporting

Reports from the December 2018 STAAR EOC administrations are scheduled to be posted Friday, January 11, 2019.  STAAR report cards, rosters, summary reports, and data files can be accessed through the STAAR Assessment Management System.  The Student Por…

Here’s how many people in each state speak a language other than English at home

“Americans come from all around the world, and many bring the languages of their ancestral countries with them. The US Census Bureau recently released statistics from the 2017 “American Community Survey,” an annual program that asks m…

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