Archive for the ‘STAAR’ Category

Secondary Science Updates!

 TRC District Planning Meeting Grant Cycle 2016-2017 FA1533510 December 8th, 2015 1 pm – 4 pm Come join us to discuss and influence the TRC Collaborative Grant at Region 13 next year.  The science focus will be Middle School Earth and Space Science. Participating teachers and coaches will receive free PD and resources for their […]

Central Texas mini-CAST 2016!

  ESCs Region 13 and Region 20 are excited to announce mini-CAST 2016 at San Marcos High School in San Marcos, TX January 30, 2016 mini-CAST is a one day conference FOR science teachers BY science teachers. Register Today! Interested in Presenting?  Submit your proposal here! Are you a member of Region 13 or Region 20 […]

Secondary Science Just In Time Series are up!

Join us for learning right when you need it, right before you teach it!  At the secondary level, we are offering two series this year: one for Biology and one for 8th grade science (with some 6th and 7th grade mixed in). See the attached fliers for more information and we hope to see you […]

ESC Region 13 September Science Inservice

  Join the Region 13 Science Team for these September Inservice Opportunities! Sept sci flyer The Just In Time Series This series features sessions designed to provide content knowledge and methods of teaching upcoming content right before you teach it! Biochemistry and Cellular Processes for High School Biology 9/1/2015 (FA1532888) Chemistry for 8th Grade 9/2/2015 […]

Region 13 Summer Science for Elementary Teachers

Elementary Teachers…summer will be here before we know it! Take a day to beat the heat by joining us for COOL science inservice! See the attached flyer for a list of our summer offerings for elementary science. SU15 flyer  

Biology Workshop: Evolution

Do you struggle with how to teach evolution? Join us as Debbie Richards, AP Biology presenter and award winning Biology teacher, shares strategies, activities and insights into teaching evolution to regular and Pre-AP Biology students. TEKS included in this workshop are Biology 7A and 7E which have been identified as Readiness Standards for the STAAR […]

Differentiating for the Science Classroom Series

Do you have a variety of students in your classroom?  Do you have Special Education, Gifted and Talented, and  English Language Learners all in the same course or even the same period?  If so, you should consider attending our Differentiating for the Science Classroom  series.  This series consists of four workshops, three that target specific […]

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.  […]

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.

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.