Archive for the ‘math’ Category

Are you a special education instructional leader?

Join us for the Special Education Instructional Network – SPIN – to connect and learn with other special educators in Region 13. SPIN meets four times during each school year. Our first 2018-2019 meeting is on Wednesday, September 12, 9:00 AM – 12:00 P…

Specially Designed Instruction in Math Summer Series!

Are you a math teacher? Do you have students with disabilities in your class? Region 13 is offering a special workshop series just for you! If you are a general education teacher working with 1st graders, or a special education teacher working in an Algebra I class, or anything in between, this summer series has […]

Observing Best Practices in a Mathematics Classroom

AUTHOR: Virginia Keasler, Secondary Math Specialist Walking into a math classroom, an observer of the lesson may view many modes of instruction. The list may include: Teacher shows students step by step problem solving and expects students to do problems in the way they are instructed Students sitting quietly in rows Students rotating around stations […]

Early Childhood Summer PD Opportunities

TexasSUCCESS Training

Through the TexasSUCCESS initiative, the state of Texas has made digital resources available to support students who need SSI accelerated instruction in the areas of reading and mathematics. The vendors providing these online services will be conducting Training of Trainers (ToT) sessions this spring and summer at ESC 13 for teachers, instructional leaders, and administrators. Session […]

How to Create an Anchor Activity Using a Tic/Tac/Toe Board

AUTHOR: Virginia Keasler and Mary Headley, Math Specialists How do we teach math to the wide range of diverse learners in today’s classroom? It is often difficult to match the readiness levels of every student and knowing where to start can be a challenge. Consider starting simple and celebrating successes along the way. Anchor activities […]

Geometry in Construction – August 1-4, 2016

Geometry in Construction Workshop This is an exciting opportunity for mathematics and career and technology programs to collaborate and offer students a chance to learn about Geometry in Construction. Geometry in Construction (GiC) is a high school program that begun in 2005 in Loveland, CO. This program integrates contextualized learning into both geometry and construction […]

Seaperch is recruiting volunteers for 80+ teams 1-day Underwater Robotics Competition

Seaperch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a […]

Wondering How to Use Algebra Tiles?

Looking for a way to help your students understand abstract algebra problems using visual modeling? Region 13 has created a series of FREE videos to help Algebra 1 teachers understand how to utilize Algebra Tiles in instruction. Visit Region 13’s Math webpage at; scroll to the middle of the page for the introduction video “Using Algebra […]

Harnessing the Power of the Productive Struggle | Edutopia

Emely, a second grade girl in a pink sweatshirt, with wisps of brown hair framing her face, sits at her desk, her body poised in concentration over a small personal whiteboard. She looks at the classroom board, her eyes moving slowly over the words of a problem that her teacher projected there as the students […]

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