Archive for January, 2013

TEDx Youth

During the November 1, 2012, Curriculum Council meeting, Ed Vara allowed me to speak about TEDxYouth@Austin.  This letter is a followup to that presentation.  I appreciate Ed’s willingness to send it out to the Curriculum Council. On March 30, 2013, central Texas high school and middle school students will come together to hear engaging stories […]

January Edition of the In-Sight

    The January 2013 edition of the In-Sight has been posted at In this edition you will find articles relating to: Increasing Language Development Flipped Classrooms Testing Accommodation Decisions Elementary Integration and more ESC Region 13 contact: Cindy Hamilton – *Also posted to the Curriculum Council blog.

STAAR Accommodations Resources

At our Curriculum Council meeting this morning Cathy Miller presented information on STAAR Accommodations and Other Procedures (see ppt and pdf handout at An excellent resource the team has created to assist districts in decision making regarding accommodations is located on our STAAR resources web site – “The STAAR Accommodations Cheat Sheets condense […]