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Opportunities for Teachers

Hi Region 13 Science Community!  A few opportunities have been shared with me that I want to spread to the wider community.   Region 13 is hosting a Mid-Winter Math and Science Camp on February 24th from 8:30 – 4.  There will be math and science sessions, vendors, and lunch is included. You can register […]

Mark your Calendars for the Solar Eclipse!

Solar Eclipse On August 21st, the moon will block out the sun and the sky will go dark in the middle of the day. There hasn’t been a total solar eclipse on the Continental United States since 1979.   Although Texas is not on the Path of Totality (the 70-mile wide track of the umbra or […]

Science PD for you in K-2!

K-2 Science Teacher Toolkit (SU1736453) 6/13/2/17 This course is designed to help teachers in Grades K-2 with science content, TEKS-aligned activities, and cross-curricular connections. Our youngest scientists are eager to explore the natural world, from roly-polys and rocks to spiders and soil. This session will help you capture student interest with activities aligned to the […]

Integrated Content for Science and ELAR

Join us for Summer PD that reinforces ELAR skills using TEKS-aligned science content! Science and Writing: Integrated Content for Grades 3-5: 6/9/2017 (SU1736462) This session is where pen and paper meet beaker and balance scales! Explore activities that incorporate reading and writing strategies to reinforce key science concepts for grades 3-5. You’ll leave with over […]

Elementary Science PD: Sign Up Now!

Do you have your Workshop POs ready for summer? Make arrangements to attend these PD offerings at ESC Region 13! 6/6/2017 ELEMENTARY EXTRAVAGANZA! [ ENERGIZE | LEARN | CONNECT ] (SU1734252) 7/12/2017 2016-2017 Distinguished Speakers in Science for K-5: Betsy Fulwiler (SU1735351) 7/13/2017 2016-2017 Distinguished Speakers in Science for Middle School: Betsy Fulwiler (SU1736139) Other […]

The SBOE has cast their FINAL vote on Science Streamlining!

Did you hear the news? The SBOE voted on Friday, April 21, 2017 to DELAY implementation of the Streamlined Science TEKS. Effective Date of Streamlined TEKS:  August 27, 2018 Implementation Date of Streamlined TEKS: 2018-2019 School Year Summer PD for Elementary Science offerings have been modified to reflect this change. See the attached flyer for […]

Science + Mathematics X Conference

Hello Austin-area Science Leaders, Christopher Martell, specialist with the Austin ISD Science and Mathematics Teams, extends this invitation to the AISD Science + Mathematics X Conference scheduled for July 31 – Aug 3rd at St. Edward’s University. The conference is entirely FREE and will feature over 100 unique sessions highlighting science, math, PBL, technology, STEM, Social and Emotional Learning, […]

Elementary Extravaganza – “All Systems Go!”

Elementary Extravaganza – “All Systems Go!” The Discount Deadline has been extended! Register prior to March 31st and save $25.00! Mark your calendar for the 4th annual Elementary Extravaganza. “All Systems are Go” for June 6, 2017! Join us for this special one day conference dedicated to elementary teachers PK – grade 5. You will […]

Groundwater to the Gulf (G2G) Field-trip Institute

Groundwater to the Gulf (G2G) is a field-trip based institute for Central Texas teachers that emphasizes techniques for teaching water-based curricula. Participants follow the path of water in Central Texas from its origins to its final destination in the Gulf of Mexico. Topics include: hydrology, groundwater, urban watersheds, water quality, water protection, and water conservation. […]

Science Streamlining: Your Feedback is Needed!

The SBOE has posted proposed revisions to Science TEKS at the following link. They have NOT yet been posted on the TEA Science Streamlining page. The documents are listed under the title Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Laws_and_Rules/SBOE_Rules_(TAC)/Proposed_State_Board_of_Education_Rules/ The […]