Keynote for Beat the Heat 2018: Ruby’s Rainbow

We are happy to welcome Liz Plachta and Mark Hublar from Ruby’s Rainbow!  This year’s keynote will cover the spectrum from elementary to adulthood! Ruby’s Rainbow is a scholarship program for adults with Down Syndrome to attend post-secondary education programs. This means access to college and other opportunities for lifelong learning. The keynote presentation will […]

Research-based Activities From The Institute of Education Sciences

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. They have created a wonderful tool for exploring research-based activities and interventions for your classroom. Check out this great resource, and be sure to see the section for English Learners. Learn more here. From the site: …

Don’t forget to STAR – Smile Take a deep breath And Relax, the school year is over!

Wow can you believe school is out! Another school year has ended and with it many emotions and memories gush through your head. Take a moment to STAR and think about all the great and not so great things that happened this last year.. did you put in practice the skill of composure? did you …

Two Weeks Until Vocabulary Bonanza on June 14th!

Have you wondered how you can better help your students learn and use the new vocabulary that is so critical for success? If so, then this training is for you! Join us in exploring not only how to select appropriate vocabulary, but how to follow-up with effective activities that encourage linguistic and academic achievement in …

2018 STAAR Online Testing Issues

  The Commissioner has addressed the online testing issues experienced in April and again in May. In April, the event impacted students taking the grades 5 and 8 mathematics, 4 and 7 writing and English I tests.  In May, the event primarily impacted students taking the grades 3-8 reading test. During the April 2018 administration […]

Commissioner Posts Remedy for Online Testing Issues

The Commissioner has addressed the online testing issues experienced in April and again in May. His press release can be found here: https://tea.texas.gov/interiorpage_wide.aspx?id=51539622271. District Testing Coordinators (DTCs) should have received the promised data files with students flagged who were impacted. … Continue reading

Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, No Problem!

Help get your General Education teachers and staff ready to work with students who have a hearing loss. Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, No Problem will address the needs of children in the general education setting who have a hearing loss and utilize hearing aids, cochlear implants, or bone anchored hearing systems. The goal of this […]

Teacher Access to the STAAR Student Portal

Now teachers can access the STAAR Student Portal, which was launched last summer by TEA as a tool to provide parents quick access to their student’s STAAR results. In addition to test results the portal also provides parents information such as: Year-over-year growth information Individual student responses to actual test items Student expectations covered by […]

ESL Academy TOT

The ESL Academy prepares teachers for the TeXeS 154 Supplemental Exam. Are you interested in becoming a trainer of the  ESL Academy for your district? Attend an ESL Academy TOT! Note:  ESL Academy is a prerequisite for all participants wishing to attend the ESL Academy TOT. Steps to becoming an ESL Academy Trainer: Step 1 …

Announcing the Region 13 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Professional Learning Community (PLC)!

  Are you looking for a way to transform your teaching and your students’ learning? Submit your application to join the Region 13 Universal Design for Learning Professional Learning Community!  This PLC is designed to provide cohort members with an understanding of the UDL framework, knowledge and resources to support UDL implementation, and individualized learning […]