Archive for May, 2013

The Role of Computation in Protecting the Environment

The following opportunity is provided by The University of Texas.  Please contact them directly if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.   High school teachers and students, as well as undergraduates, are invited to attend “The Role of Computation in Protecting the Environment,” a one-day workshop (July 9th) on the use of science and […]

JOIDES Resolution

  I am so excited.  The JOIDES Resolution arrived in port today in Victoria, BC and Allison Mote, Austin ISD, and I were there to see it!  Allison will be joining the ship as their Education Officer on Expedition 341 from Victoria, Canada to Valdez, Alaska.  En-route they will visit 5 sites to collect samples […]

At what tropic level would you find an omnivore?

If you just asked yourself what a trophic level is, you might want to consider our upcoming workshop, Targeting the TEKS in High School Science – Biology: Ecology which will be held July 11, 2013 at ESC Region 13. This workshop will focus on engaging strategies to help all students learn concepts related to Ecology.  […]

Tonight: NSTA Webinar on NGSS

Have you been researching the NGSS Crosscutting Concepts that relate to the TEKS Pervasive Themes? Tonight, May 28 at 5:30 CST, NSTA is hosting a webinar on NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: Stability and Change (relates to TEKS Theme Change and Constancy), Participants in the web seminar will explore the key elements of understanding the role that […]

Tonga Earthquake – Teachable Moments

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology’s Education and Public Outreach program provides Teachable Moments to assist teachers in integrating current seismological events into their classroom. A magnitude 7.4 earthquake has occurred in Tonga. A PPT and animation have been prepared with additional details about this earthquake. This resource can be downloaded online. Teachable Moments are a […]

Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Summer Transportation Institute (STI)

Below is information on a student opportunity.  Please contact Prarie View A&M Directly with any questions: Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) conducts a Summer Transportation Institute (STI) for rising 11th and 12th grade students (students who have completed 10th or 11th grade by summer). The 2013 STI is a four week program that is funded […]

Dominant vs Recessive at the Middle School Level

We have had several questions regarding the depth to which genetics should be taught in grades 6-8.   TEA has provided the following clarification: The concepts of dominant and recessive are beyond the scope of the middle school TEKS.   Hope this clears up some of the confusion around this TEKS.