Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

2018 STAAR Online Testing Issues

  The Commissioner has addressed the online testing issues experienced in April and again in May. In April, the event impacted students taking the grades 5 and 8 mathematics, 4 and 7 writing and English I tests.  In May, the event primarily impacted students taking the grades 3-8 reading test. During the April 2018 administration […]

UDL Series: Meeting the Needs of All Students

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) offers all students a variety of ways to engage with the content. Today’s students enter classrooms with a wide range of skills, needs, and interests. At the same time, much of the curriculum available to teachers is narrowly focused, making it hard to meet the diverse needs of these students. […]

UDL Series: What do you know about Universal Design for Learning?

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for creating an approach to your instruction based on principles that allow all students to have access to the general education curriculum. Using a proactive approach to remove learning barriers by considering the natural variability of how students learn, UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, […]

Collaborative Teaching with Technology – July 28- Have You Registered?

Where do your comfort and skill levels fall with regards to effectively using technology to enhance your productivity and/or student outcomes?  Here’s a call to action- Join us July 28 for Collaborative Teaching with Technology!   What? Learn how to enhance instruction and improve student outcomes by meaningfully integrating technology into your collaborative classroom. Who? This workshop […]

Back to School – Ideas to Launch Your Young Scientists

With many of our school years starting on Monday (and some who’ve already begun!), Cynthia and I wanted to share some back-to-school ideas and resources with you. The Idea Factory from Science Spot has tips, strategies, and links to get Science Instruction off to a great start! Science Geek Girl shares some nice activities you […]

AP Summer Institute in Computer Science

The Center for STEM Education at The University of Texas at Austin is providing travel reimbursements for Texas computer science educators to attend AP CS summer institutes across Texas during the Summer of 2016.  All participants not already being reimbursed by another organization (such as through an AP scholarship or a district) are eligible for […]

Future Ready Survival Skills

AUTHOR: Leslie Barrett, Education Specialist: Instructional Technology & Library Media Services Are we meeting the mark when it comes to preparing students for success in their post-graduate lives? Tony Wagner, Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab, wondered the same thing. He conducted interviews with leaders in major global businesses, non-profits, and government institutions […]

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 […]

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 […]

Laptops, smart boards, tablets, DigiPens, Oh My!

Are you using any or all of these in your classroom? Interested in learning more about integrating technology in the early childhood classroom? Come learn what technology tools are available and appropriate for young children, the “digital natives” entering our classrooms today. We will explore strategies for using technology to teach math, literacy, language, and […]

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