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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Selection Committee Applications

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is seeking experts in the fields of math and/or science education to review and evaluate applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United […]

Science TEKS Committee Application

We discussed streamlining of the science TEKS at our last Curriculum Council meeting (cc.esc13.net) and wanted to follow up with information on the application to serve on the science TEKS committee. Please see full details on the Texas Education Agency website (http://tea.texas.gov/Curriculum_and_Instructional_Programs/Curriculum_Standards/TEKS_Texas_Essential_Knowledge_and_Skills_%28TEKS%29_Review/Science_TEKS_Streamlining/). Details regarding the process that Cynthia presented are available at the bottom of […]

T-STEM Designation

The Texas Education Agency announced Monday that the Texas Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (T-STEM) Designation application process is open now through March 4th. ESC Region 13 has served as a member of the T-STEM community for many years and we are happy to provide technical assistance to those who with to apply for this designation. […]

18th Issue of the In-Sight

The 18th issue of the In-Sight newsletter has been posted at http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/. Feel free to pass  links to articles  to your colleagues. Articles include: What If? Whiteboard Scenarios in Science Education Mindsets and Math: Ideas for Helping Nurture Growth Be the Learner Not People, Places or Dates:Using Vocabulary to Instruct Social Studies Social Emotional Skills, […]

Texas Regional Collaboratives for Math & Science

Would you like your teachers to have the opportunity to participate in the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Math or Science?  Make plans to join us on December 8th from 1pm- 4pm at Region 13. At this meeting we will share requirements of the grant and details for applying to participate.  We will also ask for […]

The In-Sight

The latest edition of the In-Sight Newsletter has been posted. Please feel free to share the following articles with others: What Makes Science Science? How Well Did Our Math Resources Align to Our TEKS? Explicitly Teaching Literacy Cognitive Processes Supporting the Young English Language Learner Why We Filter Out: Understanding the Affective Filter STEM Essential […]

Mini-Cast opportunity for Science Teachers

As the school year comes to a close, you may be trying to help your teachers find appropriate professional development to attend in the summer. Please consider mini-CAST for your Science teachers. This one day conference style professional development gives teachers the opportunity to improve their craft by learning from other science teachers. The cost of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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