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Math Updates from the Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency recently shared the following math updates: SBOE Rule and Public Comment Periods Professional Development for Revised TEKS Algebra II Side By Side TEKS Comparison Documents Vertical Alignment Charts 1. SBOE Rule Adoption Update – Algebraic Reasoning SBOE Rule Filing – Official Public Comment Period Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, […]

April 2015 Issue of the In-Sight

The 16th issue of the In-Sight Newsletter is now available at http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/2015/04/in-this-issue-16/. Please share articles with your colleagues! Topics in this issue: Fair Use and Images In Science Education Increasing Science Literacy through Weekly Article Abstracts Let’s PLAY! Long Term English Language Learners Maintaining Student Engagement in Math Making STEM-Centered Makerspaces Work Migrant Education: The Right Measure […]

The following information was posted to the Accountability and Performance blog this morning. Full details are available on the Texas Education Agency Website. The Commissioner has just released his final decisions regarding the state accountability ratings for 2015.  These decisions are based on recommendations from the Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and the Accountability Technical […]

Public Comment for Algebraic Reasoning and CTE TEKS

The information below was shared through Texas Education Agency listservs: Official Public Comment Period for Algebraic Reasoning Proposed: New 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter C, High School, §111.48, Algebraic Reasoning, Adopted 2015 (One Credit) Summary: The proposal would add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for a new high […]

New High School Math Standards

Is your district ready for the new high school math standards being implemented in 2015-16? The following courses are being offered in the next two weeks that are suitable for curriculum math coaches or coordinators, and content specific high school math teachers: Navigating and Teaching the New Math Standards for Algebra 1–SP1531924–March 31, 2015 Navigating […]

Opportunity to Apply: Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Designation

The Texas Education Agency posted an update on 2/26/15 announcing the opportunity for campuses to apply for the T-STEM college and career readiness model. “T-STEM Designation Under the authority of Texas Education Code (TEC) §39.235 and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §102.1093, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has developed a designation process for T-STEM Academies. The […]

Share the Latest Edition of the In-Sight

The February 2015 edition of the In-Sight Newsletter has been published. Feel free to share the link with colleagues! http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/2015/02/   In This Issue: The “E” in STEM Ensuring Students Become Bi-literate: What Administrators Must Do Growing Healthy Texans Importance of Family in Early Childhood Education: Now is the Time to Reengage Increasing Written Literacy […]

ESTAR Winter Administration

A few updates regarding ESTAR: The winter administration window for the ESTAR Universal Screener and MSTAR Universal Screener/Diagnostic Assessments is now open for students in grades 2-8. **Please Note: The winter window has been extended to February 23, 2015. Keep in mind that the universal screener/diagnostic assessments should be given with enough time in the […]

Texas Regional Collaboratives Grant Cycle 2015-16

The Region 13 Texas Regional Collaboratives for Math and Science is seeking partner districts to participate in the grant cycle 2015-2016. Applications and more information are available online at http://www4.esc13.net/ctrc/announcements-ctrc/ All applications are due to Region 13 on Thursday February 5th at 4:00 pm. Please contact our Project Directors if you have any questions. Susan […]

Teaching the New Math Standards in Grades 4-5

Have you had the opportunity to attend this interactive professional development? Join your colleagues on January 19, 2015 to dive more deeply into the new math standards for grades 4 and 5. The registration deadline for this training is January 12, 2015. Workshop Goals: Understand the Structure of the TEKS Learn a Process for Identifying […]

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