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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Designation

Why T-STEM?  The T-STEM Designation focuses on the implementation of teaching and learning practices that increases the number of Texas high school students from diverse backgrounds graduating prepared to succeed in postsecondary studies and careers in STEM-related fields. The designation rubric for T-STEM academies emphasizes and measures progress in the following benchmark areas: Mission Driven Leadership […]

Looking for a great STEM curriculum supplement, after-school program, out-of-school program, or summer camp idea?

Engineering is Elementary is your answer! EiE modules are fun and engaging but also offer connections to the Texas standards in Science, Math, Social Studies, ELAR, Health, and Technology through the application of engineering. Students are involved in critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative discussions while designing products and processes to accomplish a wide variety […]

Texas STEM Academy Designation Applications due April 2

The Texas Education Agency posted a letter on 2/15/2013 (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=2147512260) regarding the opportunity to apply to participate in the college and career readiness model: T-STEM Academy Designation. The deadline for this application is April 2nd. Please see the posting for detailed information regarding the benefits of becoming a designated T-STEM Academy as well as application […]

Engineering is Elementary

Looking for engaging, thought-provoking, easy-to-implement after-school, camp, extension, or in-school STEM units? Region 13 is proud to offer a series of workshops devoted to STEM at the Elementary level! Engineering is Elementary, a highly respected and award-winning program from the Boston Museum of Science, has come to Central Texas! Whether you are looking for great […]

Project-Based Learning Online Resources

There is a growing interest in STEM Edcuation (science, technology, engineering, and math) as well as Project-Based Learning as evidenced by the number of sessions at TASA Midwinter focusing on these areas. Region 13 and our collaborative project with Region 20, Transformation 2013 T-STEM Center, offer support for STEM initiatives and Project Based Learning. One […]

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