Archive for the ‘Instructional Materials’ Category

WAIT! Read This Before Purchasing Your Instructional Materials

Context:  Instructional materials adoption, purchase and use is an important and ongoing process. However, far too frequently those who are charged with purchasing instructional materials and content delivery systems for schools mistakenly assume that a digital purchase is an accessible purchase- yielding products that are designed to be useable by all students. Problem!:  Not all […]

Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Proclamation 2015 is Now in Progress! A Look at the Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption Process

Author: Rachel Hernandez-Eckert, Social Studies Specialist Duct tape seems to be our best friend right now.  The duct tape that holds the binding of that 10 year old Social Studies textbook, that is.  It seems like an eternity since our last textbook adoption for Social Studies and it is rather exciting that it is finally […]

Tech App Instructional Materials Showcase

This Friday, February 21st, is your opportunity to visit with the publishers at the Technology Applications Instructional Materials Showcase! This event is come-and-go from 9 am – 4 pm and allows participants time to visit with representatives, r…

Instructional Materials Selection & Adoption

Author: Jennifer Jordan-Kaszuba, Education Specialist   Background During the 2013-2014 school year districts will be selecting instructional materials for K-5 Math, K-12 Science and K-12 Technology Applications.  This selection is different than adoptions in the past in that districts will purchase materials they select using their Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA).  The State Board of Education […]

TEKS: Tech Apps, Math, Science – Submit Your Questions to TEA

Greetings readers, Today TEA posted an note about the instructional materials proclamation for Tech Apps, Science and Math.  In it is an invitation to submit questions that will be reviewed in July and published.  If you have questions about this m…

April 13th Update: EMAT for 2011-2012 Closes April 27th, Opens for 2012-2013 May 7th

quoted from “The Texas Education Agency will close the Educational Materials System (EMAT) for the 2011-2012 school year on April 27, 2012. Districts and open-enrollment charter schools will b…

Power Point from SB6 Instructional Materials Allotment Training

TEA has published the power point from the TETN training for administrators regarding the Instructional Materials Allotment. The materials can be found at .

From TEA: Ordering Instructional Materials for School Year 2011-12

A “To the Administrator Addressed” communication dated July 19th is available at and provides details regarding the ordering of instructional materials for 2011-2012. It is important …

From TEA: Instructional Materials Allotment Training

This announcement came from TEA today: INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ALLOTMENT TRAINING July 18, 2011 10:00 – 12:00am via TETN Targeted Audience – District Administrators Recent legislation passed by the 82nd Texas Legislature has introduced an Instructi…

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