Archive for the ‘Chemistry’ Category

Secondary Science Updates!

 TRC District Planning Meeting Grant Cycle 2016-2017 FA1533510 December 8th, 2015 1 pm – 4 pm Come join us to discuss and influence the TRC Collaborative Grant at Region 13 next year.  The science focus will be Middle School Earth and Space Science. Participating teachers and coaches will receive free PD and resources for their […]

Central Texas mini-CAST 2016!

  ESCs Region 13 and Region 20 are excited to announce mini-CAST 2016 at San Marcos High School in San Marcos, TX January 30, 2016 mini-CAST is a one day conference FOR science teachers BY science teachers. Register Today! Interested in Presenting?  Submit your proposal here! Are you a member of Region 13 or Region 20 […]

Secondary Science Just In Time Series are up!

Join us for learning right when you need it, right before you teach it!  At the secondary level, we are offering two series this year: one for Biology and one for 8th grade science (with some 6th and 7th grade mixed in). See the attached fliers for more information and we hope to see you […]

ESC Region 13 September Science Inservice

  Join the Region 13 Science Team for these September Inservice Opportunities! Sept sci flyer The Just In Time Series This series features sessions designed to provide content knowledge and methods of teaching upcoming content right before you teach it! Biochemistry and Cellular Processes for High School Biology 9/1/2015 (FA1532888) Chemistry for 8th Grade 9/2/2015 […]

The Chemistry of Dying Eggs!

‘Tis the season of dying eggs, so why not connect this activity to chemistry!  Show your students that chemistry really is all around them! The non-profit organization, You Be The Chemist, has a great activity that uses household products for st…

Don’t miss out on Central Texas Mini-CAST!

Is money for professional development tight in your district? If you didn’t get to attend CAST, come to the next best thing — Central Texas Mini-CAST. It’s affordable and right here in Austin on Saturday, February 15! Register for as low as $35 a…

Outstanding Strategies for Building a Lanuage-Rich Student-Centered Science Classroom

Just a reminder that the deadline for early-bird registration for Distinguished Speakers in Science: Joanne Billingsley – Outstanding Strategies For Building a Language-Rich Student-Centered Science Classroom (SP1427253) is January 24, 2014.  Re…

Important Chemistry Safety Reminder

Labs are an exciting, important, and required part of the chemistry class.  However, safety cannot be stressed enought. I recently saw this video on the US Chemical Safety Board website.  It is a great reminder of the real dangers that are constantly…

What new strategy is rocking your classroom this year?

Share out your best strategies and teaching ideas at Central Texas Mini-CAST!  Submit your proposal online here: http://www4.esc13.net/science/minicast/ Proposals are DUE  Nov 18 – don’t miss this opportunity! Central Texas Mini-CAST : Fo…

CAST 2013 Manipulatives for Middle School Chemistry

Manipulatives for Middle School Chemistry For those of you traveling to CAST, November 7-9, 2013 in Houston, I wanted to let you know that our Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching is sponsoring a three-hour short course on Ma…

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