Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Back to School – Ideas to Launch Your Young Scientists

With many of our school years starting on Monday (and some who’ve already begun!), Cynthia and I wanted to share some back-to-school ideas and resources with you. The Idea Factory from Science Spot has tips, strategies, and links to get Science Instruction off to a great start! Science Geek Girl shares some nice activities you […]

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 […]

The One iPad Classroom

Do you have just one iPad to use with your students?  Join Jennifer Woollven, secondary instructional technology specialist, and explore ways to maximize the potential of the one iPad classroom. When:  January 30, 2014 from 9-4 Where: ESC Region 13 How: Register online for workshop SP1426413.  

Blogging Across the Curriculum

Don’t miss out! To sign up for “Blogging Across the Curriculum” login to e-campus and enter workshop code FA1328018. Learn how to engage students through authentic audience with a blog. Challenge your students to express their voice and find their passion within your content area. Whatever subject you teach blogging will allow your students to […]

Bring Your Own Device

Are you wondering how cell phones and tablets might be integrated into the curriculum? Come learn how students devices can add engagement and rigor to the science classroom.  Whether your district furnished the devices or your students bring them as part of a BYOD policy devices can be used to ramp up your curriculum and […]

Additional Formative Assessment Videos

What did you think of last week’s video using probes from Uncovering Student Ideas in Science. Check out the following video to see how students interact with this probe and one another using Edmodo. Visit theMAXclass YouTube Channel for additional probes and other ideas. Are you wondering what other formative assessment strategies you can use […]

NGSS Web Seminars from NSTA – Starts September 10

NSTA is pleased to continue its series of informative, interactive, and FREE web seminars exploring the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). On September 10, at 6:30 p.m. ET, Joe Krajcik—a writer for both the NRC Framework and NGSS—kicks off the next series on disciplinary core ideas with a web seminar on Matter and Its Interactions. […]

App for the Next Generation Science Standards

Retrieved from, for the original article click here. NSTA is excited to announce, in partnership with MasteryConnect, a free app for the Next Generation Science Standards. MasteryConnect, the makers of the most downloaded app for the Common Core (with over 700,000 downloads), has created a great way to get the standards in the palm […]

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 […]