Archive for December, 2012

Evaluating Technology Use in the Classroom

A few colleagues and I have been charged with assisting schools and districts in evaluating the level of technology integration in classrooms and  providing teachers with models of how technology can be integrated throughout instruction in meaningful ways. The real issue is not if technology is used in the classroom, but whether or not technology […]

Helping Young Children Deal With Tragedy

In light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut involving very young children and their teachers, many are asking how to address the topic with their own young children. Following is a link to The National Child Traumatic Stress Network website. You might find some helpful information on this site in relation to young children and […]

To be Rescheduled: FREE Opportunity! Meet Naomi Shihab Nye Courtesy of Parish Episcopal School

Dr. Jones regrets that this session will be rescheduled due to Ms. Nye’s  hand injury.  Stay tuned for rescheduled date and keep Naomi in your thoughts for a speedy recovery!   Everyone is invited to attend the Parish Episcopal  Literary Festival on Thursday, January 17 from 4:00-5:00.  Naomi Nye will be the special guest, and […]

Ahhh, leisurely reading time…..

Recently finished with the Twilight series? Wondering what to read next? Here is a list of page turners just in time for the upcoming testing season! Stay up on the changes…. including commissioner’s rules regarding double testing…or should I say the lack thereof! http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/manuals/dccm/ 2013 District Testing Coordinator Manual  http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/ell/telpas/manuals

The Dallas Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (DBIDA) Conference

The Dallas Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (DBIDA) conference is February 8, 2013 at Cityplace, Dallas, TX.

Tsunami of Assistive Technology

Do you belong to the QIAT Listserv?  This is a wonderful way to stay informed about what is happening worldwide in AT.  Get new ideas, have questions answered.  Here’s the link to subscribe:  http://natri.uky.edu/assoc_projects/qiat/listserv.html. On 11/19/12  Jacquelyn Criger posted the following about feeling overwhelmed by staying current in AT.  I’m going to copy her message here […]

18th Annual Dyslexia Institute

The 18th Annual Dyslexia Summer Institute is scheduled for July 30th & July 31st, 2013 at the Plano Convention Centre.  

Resources for Sandy Hook Elementary School

The Teachers Paying Teachers site is donating a portion of its sales profits today to help support Sandy Hook El.  It also has an address to send notes of support.   http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sandy-Hook-Elementary-Memorial-Project   http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=ziq86ncab&v=001KvOA9nYSxsqNieJxygeVwWmKawldBpSz-ewdUYuHFRJTggJII1jKSTRjkqAonnmf7f_rYrF2GRODdvWLRttNM0an_SRDEIQNG83cr9YK_Y1kWHCgplFdF8hP1asgpPLyUvgBtOuA0Hg%3D

Resources for Sandy Hook Elementary School

The Teachers Paying Teachers site is donating a portion of its sales profits today to help support Sandy Hook El.  It also has an address to send notes of support.   http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sandy-Hook-Elementary-Memorial-Project   http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=ziq86ncab&v=001KvOA9nYSxsqNieJxygeVwWmKawldBpSz-ewdUYuHFRJTggJII1jKSTRjkqAonnmf7f_rYrF2GRODdvWLRttNM0an_SRDEIQNG83cr9YK_Y1kWHCgplFdF8hP1asgpPLyUvgBtOuA0Hg%3D

Top Nonfiction Picture Books 2012

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/nonfiction-award