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Ian Byrd will be presenting at the 13th Annual Differentiation Institute

Join us as Ian Byrd, experienced educator and differentiation expert, details how to adapt lessons and the learning environment in order to meet the diverse needs of students in the mixed-ability classroom. This session will focus on the relationship between skill and complexity, while exploring strategies for differentiation across multiple grade levels and content areas. […]

Changes to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Social Studies Courses

In a recent Social Studies update from the Texas Education Agency information was shared regarding amended rules for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. Social Studies Update “In November 2014, the SBOE adopted revisions to the TEKS for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) social studies courses that meet social studies graduation […]

AP / IB Exam – Test Fee Reduction

In a recent Texas Education Agency listserv communication test fee subsidies for AP/IB were communicated: “TEA will provide a $30 test fee subsidy for each AP exam taken by an eligible Texas public school student. An additional test fee subsidy will be available from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Each campus with eligible AP […]

AP / IB Incentive Program – Teacher Training Reimbursements for 2014-2015

In a recent Texas Education Agency update the deadline for training reimbursements for the Advanced Placement(AP) / International Baccalaureate (IB) Incentive Program was announced. “Applications and information for the 2015 Teacher Training Reimbursement are now available on the TEA website at http://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=25769807494. The deadline to submit an application for teacher training reimbursement is October 9, 2015.” […]

AP Exams – 2015 Test Fee Reduction

The Texas Education Agency recently sent out the following information regarding Advanced Placement test fee reductions: TEA will provide a $30 test fee subsidy for each AP exam taken by an eligible Texas public school student in spring 2015. An additional test fee subsidy of $16 per exam from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) […]

12th Annual Differentiation Institute

DEVICES: TECHNOLOGY, TEACHERS, AND TODAY’S YOUTH Today we have unprecedented access to technologies that were barely imaginable a few years ago. However, when our best and brightest students are left to their own devices, the full potential of these powerful tools nor of our gifted students is seldom achieved. This workshop examines how the worlds […]

Texas AP and IB Incentive Program-Funded Components for School Year 2014-2015 and Teacher Training Reimbursements for 2013-2014

On September 5th the Texas Education Agency posted a communication regarding Texas AP and IB Incentive Program Funding. The full letter can be found at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769816277. 2014 Teacher Training Reimbursements Districts wishing to apply for teacher training reimbursements for approved training that took place during the 2013-2014 school year must apply to the TEA. Applications and […]

Texas Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Incentive Program-Funded Components for School Year 2013-2014

The Texas Education Agency posted information on May 1st relating to the Texas Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Incentive Program-Funded Components for School Year 2013-2014.  A quick snapshot of the posting : “Funding allocated to the Texas AP/IB Incentive Program by the 83rd Texas Legislature will enable the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to fund the […]

TEA Curriculum Newsletter

The TEA has posted the May 2013 Curriculum Newsletter.  This document includes the latest information on TEKS updates in Mathematics, Fine Arts, and Languages other than English (LOTE).  There is also information on the Texas AP/IB Incentive program as well as other program updates. The TEA Curriculum Newsletter will be posted to http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147486096 soon. It […]

Online Tool to Assist in Integrating Technology for Students with Dyslexia

TEA in a To The Administrator Addressed letter shared the following: In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC) §38.0031, added by Senate Bill 866 (82nd Texas Legislature), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) established a committee to develop a plan for integrating technology into the classroom to help accommodate students with dyslexia.  The plan was developed […]

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