Archive for March, 2013

Elementary Teachers still needed to review Instructional Materials for 2014

Are you interested in helping the State Board of Education review science and math instructional materials?  There is still time to nominate yourself to participate in this process! The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has been accepting nominations to the state review panels that will evaluate instructional materials submitted for adoption under Proclamation 2014. Due to […]

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 […]

Hot Science – Cool Talks Diagnosing Ourselves

The University of Texas at Austin presents Hot Science – Cool Talks throughout the year and the next lecture will be April 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm.   Topic:  Diagnosing Ourselves: Take Two Assays and Don’t Call Me in the Morning Where: Student Activity Center Auditorium at UT Austin Who: Interested science educators and students […]

K-12 Energy Workshop from Phillips 66

Please contact Wendi Moss at wmoss@need.org directly with any questions about this opportunity. Phillips 66 and the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project have partnered since 2008 to provide teachers in 19 cities with curriculum and training opportunities. We believe it is important to provide energy professional development opportunities for classroom teachers and to provide […]

Accelerated Release Schedule for STAAR Assessments

  Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams announced on March 12, 2013 that he is accelerating the scheduled release dates for STAAR. Under the new schedule – all general assessments (does not included STAAR Modified) will be released in August 2013. More information available online.

TEA Standard Setting Meetings – apply to participate

Please contact educators@oakhilltech.com if you have any questions regarding this opportunity. Oak Hill Technology, Inc., on behalf of the Texas Education Agency, is preparing to hold standard setting meetings for Physical Science (6-12) on April 29-30, Chemistry and Science (7-12) on May 2-3 and Life Science (7-12) May 6-7 in Austin, Texas. Qualified participants for […]