Archive for December, 2012

TRC Grant Application Available

The Texas Regional Collaboratives provide professional development to teachers in the areas of math and science through grant funds.  Teacher Mentors (TMs) who participate receive intensive, TEKS aligned, research based professional development (100+ hours per grant cycle) and in turn share the information and resources with cadre members (CMs) back on their campus (CMs receive […]

Image Provides Teaching Opportunity for MS

  NASA’s Earth Observatory has provided yet another great satellite image for use with students when discussing erosion, weather, and environments. This image and the description would work well to help teach the following TEKS (sample questions provided): 7.8A How might the heavy rains impacted the ecosystems of the area?  How might the sediment have […]


As a holiday gift to you we have been working on some new manipulatives for you to use with your students. Included are vocabulary puzzles for Atomic structures, elements, types of reactions, force and motion, and the solar system.  We also created some pizza sorts for weather, elements, and compounds.  Also posted were more traditional […]

Do you have questions about the Physics EOC?

Come to the Physics EOC Success Workshop Jan 28-29  here at Region 13.  This 2 day workshop will model 5E student centered lessons and review important information about the Physics EOC.  Register now for this FREE workshop through e-campus! Check out our Science Website for a complete listing of Spring Workshops! Contact Kristen Hillert at […]

Teaching with Technology Video Contest

  Would you like free registration to SWSX?  ESC Region 13 is hosting a Show Us What Ya Got video contest and the prize is free registration to SWSX!!!     What do we want to see? Innovative ways you are integrating technology into the classroom How long?  Videos should be 1-3 minutes When?  Now […]

Google Earth Mash-Up Workshop

      Go beyond viewing locations in Google Earth. Learn to integrate Google Earth into your curriculum by learning to add place marks full of multimedia including images, links, and videos.  Your students will be engaged and blown away by the impressive and interactive way you organize content and resources into a 3D environment […]

Spring Workshops at ESC Region 13

ESC Region 13 will be hosting a wide variety of science workshops this Spring and we invite you to register early to ensure you are able to attend.  Topics range from STAAR Review Options to content specific workshops.  We have offerings in G/T and Accessing the General Curriculum for special education students.  You can learn […]

California Earthquakes

This morning when I turned on my USA Today app there was a banner across the top that said “Breaking News: Strong Earthquakes off the California Coast.”   And that was it, no information about where, how deep, how strong was “strong,” or if there had been a tsunami warning issued.  So I started looking […]

Innovative App Challenge

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge provides the opportunity for middle school and high school students, working with a faculty adviser, to use their STEM knowledge, their ingenuity, and their creativity to come up with an original mobile app concept that incorporates STEM and addresses a need or problem in their school or community. Each of […]

The Earth at Night

NASA’s Earth Observatory has released new images of the Earth at Night.  Scientists use these images to study human activity and some poorly understood natural events.   Included in the collection are animations of the Earth at Night, city lights maps, video of the Suomi satellite which is collecting the data and more. Find it all […]