Archive for March, 2013

New PD and OnTRACK Available through Project Share

TEA has released new professional development courses that are now available through Region 10 in Project Share. ESC 10 HS ELA Electives: College Readiness and Study Skills v1.0 ESC 10 HS ELA Electives: Reading I, II, III v1.0   In addition, a new OnTRACK course was added: ESC 10 Preview Copy OnTRACK Lessons for English III v1.1 […]

Our Region 10 Entries in School Rocks Project

Did you know that Region 10 has two of the six prize winners in the School Rocks Project? Go to the TASB web page to view their entries. Fabulous!  Richardson ISD and Desoto ISD should be proud of their student film makers. Six schools have been selected as winners of the “Texas PublicSchools Rock!” student […]

Mistakes People Make – Advocates

Reading through my emails this morning, I came across this article by Robert Crabtree regarding the most common mistakes that advocates may make when trying to support parents of students with disabilities.  This presents a common-sense review of some of the issues both school staff and families must remember when an advocate is involved in […]

YAB Fest 2013 Young Adult Book Festival! May 11, 2013

What:  YAB Fest  Young Adult Book Festival When:  May 11, 2013 from 9:30AM to 5PM Where:  Round Rock High School 300 N. Lake Creek, Round Rock, Texas 78681 WHY:  Great opportunity to connect teens with authors!   Check out the featured books and authors: http://yabfest.com/ Facebook  YAB Fest – The Young Adult Book Festival Twitter:  #YABFESTin2013

East Texas Book Fest

Save the Date! The Fifth East Texas Book Fest will be from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the beautiful Tyler Rose Center. Please share with your book clubs or any writers groups that you know. Applications for authors are now available on the East Texas Book Fest website. Information can be […]

Program Intent Codes for Pre-K

A “To the Administrator Addressed” letter outlining three new Program Intent Codes (PIC) for Pre-K was disseminated by TEA on March 11, 2013. The new codes will be added to the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) effective with the 2013–2014 PEIMS budget financial data submission and the 2014–2015 PEIMS actual financial data submission. More […]

How do you view others?

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”   ― Albert Einstein You’ve heard me talk about leveraging strengths, and you’ve probably heard me tell the story of the poor little bunny who ended up in a […]

STAAR Release

Today is my first day back from a wonderful spring break! And wonderful it was…..fantastic weather, outside time, and an announcement from Commissioner Williams that plans are to release STAAR this year! The announcement posted on March 12 and was immediately greated by cheers. The text can be found here, http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=25769803971 .

STAAR Release

Today is my first day back from a wonderful spring break! And wonderful it was…..fantastic weather, outside time, and an announcement from Commissioner Williams that plans are to release STAAR this year! The announcement posted on March 12 and was immediately greated by cheers. The text can be found here, http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=25769803971 .

Region 10’s Annual Technology Conference

Region 10’s Annual Technology Conference:     The Future is Now will be held Tuesday, May 7th from 8:30am – 3:45pm at the Spring Valley Building. Our keynote speaker this year is Leslie Fisher of Fisher Technologies Inc., specializing in web development & web tools, as well as digital photography, editing, and workflow. This year, we have […]