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Texas Regional Collaboratives Grant Cycle Planning Meeting 2015-2016 January 8th!

The Texas Regional Collaboratives for Math and Science Grant application has arrived at Region 13. This grant provides free professional development and resources to Math and Science teachers. On January 8th at 1:00 pm we will hold our annual grant planning meeting at Region 13 with interested participating campuses and districts. At this meeting we […]

InSight: November 2014

The latest edition of the InSight newsletter has been posted to http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/. In this edition you will find the following articles: Dialogic Talk Enriching Our Students’ Reading Metacognition and Close Reading: The Need to Teach Metacognition English Language Learners as Writers Formative Assessment in Science: Three Big Ideas Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Proclamation 2015 is Now in […]

Science Lab Safety Update: US Chemical Safety Board Issues Warning on Use of Methanol

Please consider sharing the following information with science teachers and leaders in your district:   US Chemical Safety Board Issues Warning on Use of Methanol Labs and demonstrations are a great way to engage students in learning science.  However, safety must always be the top priority. The use of methanol in a common demonstration and […]

TASA Middle and High School Resources on iTunesU®

The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) are expanding their digital resources on iTunesU®. The courses with new digital resources include: Grade 6           Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Grade 7           English Language Arts and Reading and Science Grade 8           English Language Arts and Reading, Science, and Social Studies High School     Anatomy & Physiology, Creative Writing, […]

Professional Development: Project Based Learning

Are you, or teachers you work with,  interested in learning more about Project Based Learning? If so, Summer STEM week may be the perfect opportunity for you! Sessions include: PBL 101 PBL with Solar Cells – Power Up! Using Solar Panels to Teach Engineering and Problem Solving PBL with Underwater Robotics (SeaPerch) PBL Do It Yourself […]

Professional Development Opportunities

Supporting teachers in facilitating Independent Student Research in the following CTE courses: Problems and Solutions Scientific Research and Design As we examine the new requirements for graduation and endorsements with House Bill 5 ESC Region 13 is expanding professional development to support this transition. One such opportunity is Student Independent Research Through the Lens of Epidemiology- Teacher […]

HB 5 Administrator Overviews via TETN

TEA has scheduled two HB 5 Overview for Administrators TETNs. They are Friday, April 25 from 10:00 – noon and Wednesday, April 30 from 2:00-4:00.The content of each session will be a review of the SBOE curriculum decisions related to HB 5 implementation.  Sites should contact the distance learning team at Region 13 to schedule […]

Pflugerville High School Student Selected for National Youth Science Camp

Jennifer Han of Pflugerville High School is one of two Texas students who have been selected for participation in the National Youth Science Camp according to a recent Texas Education Agency news release. Jennifer is a senior at Pflugerville High School and has “conducted research in molecular biology as a University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Summer […]

InSight Newsletter

The most recent issue of the InSight newsletter has been posted at http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/. There are 12 articles in this issue:   Academic Conversations for Diverse Learners:  The First Steps Addressing the Background Knowledge Deficit in the Language Arts Classroom Early Childhood Math Eight Language Program Models: Four Linguistic Roads Maintaining Metaphase Momentum in the Expository Writing […]

Upcoming Events in Core Content Professional Development

We will not have a Curriculum Council meeting in March so  we will be sharing updates through the blog postings. Here are some events that may be of interest for you to share with others in your district:   To Drill or Not to Drill workshop on Wednesday, February 26, 2014  –  To register visit […]

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