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Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter 

Humanities Texas Opportunity, Tuesday April 19th

Everyone has been working hard this year and we are closely approaching the Social Studies STAAR test. Humanities Texas has an amazing opportunity for all social studies teachers but especially those who are teaching or interested in the Civil War. They are hosting a forum examining the presidential election of 1860 and its contemporary significance. Come […]

8th Grade STAAR Review

8th grade Social Studies teachers join us for Social Studies STAAR Review  Registration closes Wed., January 27th Register @ Ecampus  using code # SP1633537 2016 STAAR cohort

2014 STAAR Social Studies Assessments Now Available!

Social Studies Friends, What I really wanted to title this post is “Release the Kraken!”  Any pop culture fan of the 1981 movie, Clash of the Titans, will get that reference.  Instead, I decided to go for a more subtle title, so that you would actually open this blog post. Now that we are gearing […]

Upcoming Workshops in the Region 13 Area

Happy 2014 Social Studies Teachers!  The January 23-24, 2014 Discovering Texas History Conference just got better. The staff from the TSHA has acquired a 12 hr GT credit from the Texas Association of the Gifted & Talented for all attendees of the January conference. Registration is still open. Click on link below for more information about the upcoming conference. http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/socialstudies/2013/12/05/discovering-texas-conference-1900-to-present-january-23-24-2014/ Revving Review for […]

Accessing the General Curriculum in Social Studies: Inclusion in the Age of STAAR

In this workshop we will: Develop instructional strategies such as use of Graphic Organizers, Visual Aids, Mnemonic Devices, Movement, and Storytelling for teachers in inclusive Social Studies classrooms Align accommodations available to students with disabilities on Social Studies assessments with classroom instruction Engage in brain-based strategies and learn how to apply them in the classroom […]