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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, […]

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 […]

Wanting to Increase Student Success on U.S. History STAAR?

Revving Review for STAAR Success in U.S. History Energize and empower your students and peak your U.S. History EOC scores with these techniques and materials! Maximize student achievement through the use of learner-centered strategies designed to not only review but also diagnose student gaps. Build student confidence and comfort with comprehensive review materials that engage […]

In-Sight – September 2014 Issue

The September 2014 issue of the In-Sight newsletter was posted on September 26th in the Scoop. In this issue you will find the following articles: Briscoe Primary Sources Tied to the 7th Grade Texas History and US History TEKS Connected Learning – a Framework for Innovation in the Classroom Math Geeks Unite! Professional Organizations for Math […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

January 2014 In-Sight

The January edition of the In-Sight has been published. Articles of interest include: Curating Social Studies Content on Pinterest Foundations for Fractions in the Primary Grades The Genius of Genius Hour Integration is Essential Making the Most of Pre-K Team Meetings Phonics Instruction for Middle and High School ELLs Why Did the Poet Do That? […]

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources grant

I am pleased to announce that Region 13 Social Studies has obtained a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources grant. The sessions for the Region 13 grant, The Social Studies Critical Thinking Lab, will start this fall on September 20 & 21, 2013. We are currently looking for 25 expert elementary, middle school, and […]

In-Sight:A newsletter for curriculum, instruction, & assessment

The latest edition of the In-Sight Newsletter was published last week. To access articles related to ELLs, integrated elementary curriculum, parent involvement, and much more visit http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/2013/03/in-this-issue-8/. ESC Region 13 Contact: Cindy Hamilton – cindy.hamilton@esc13.txed.net

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