Archive for April, 2013

Help Spread the Word!

National Teacher Day is May 7, 2013.  It is a time to thank the nation’s teachers for all you do. And the best way to be thanked is to be respected as the professionals you are. http://play.simpletruths.com/movie/heart-of-a-teacher/    

TCEA Free Summer Pass!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, TCEA is offering a special, free “summer pass” for new or returning members who join during the week of May 6-10. The pass will give you access to free online professional development opportunities, teaching and learning resources, and the digital edition of TechEdge, our association magazine, all summer long. […]

Rejuvenated and Revived!

So, I am still on a bit of a euphoric high after attending the IRA conference in San Antonio this past weekend.  I sort of felt like I was at the Literacy Grammy Awards!  I mean my nerd antennae were on full throttle all weekend long.  I was like stalking paparazzi trying to get pictures […]

A Year in Research Regarding Autism

It seems like frequent headlines report new information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and research studies are continually advancing the understanding and treatment of ASD. On their website, the organization “Autism Speaks” features what they feel to be the top ten developments in autism research over the past year. Click the link below to find […]

RTI and Assessment: How Much is Enough?

  “Response to Intervention (RtI) is the practice of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals and apply child response data to important educational decisions.” The RtI assessment process relies on identifying the components that are essential for a comprehensive assessment system:

New PD Course Available through Region 10 in Epsilen

  New PD Course Available TEA has released the following PD course that is now available through Region 10 in Epsilen. ESC 10 TELLIT: Campus/District Instructional Leader Training v1.0 This self-paced course provides campus/district administrators and instructional leaders tools to determine the quality of content area instruction that is being provided to English Language Learners […]

Google Docs Extension for ELLs and Struggling Readers

Read&Write for Google Docs is a new Chrome extension designed for students with dyslexia or learning disabilities and for struggling readers and English Language Learners. The free extension includes the following features: Text-to-speech with dual synchronized highlighting (choice of male or female voice with stop, start, and pause functions) Talking dictionary Picture dictionary Vocabulary tool […]

Rethinking Recess: What are the Benefits?

In early 2009, researcher Romina Barros of Einstein College  found that third grade students who had at least 15 minutes of recess every day behaved better in the classroom than their peers who did not get daily recess. A safe and healthy recess has tremendous potential, not only to get our children more physically active, […]

Content Coordinators Meeting – 4/19

Due to numerous scheduling conflicts, the CSCOPE Content Coordinators Meeting scheduled for April 19 has been CANCELLED.  We will resume meeting in Fall 2013

New PD Courses Available through Region 10 in Epsilen

TEA has released two new PD courses that are now available through Region 10 in Epsilen. ESC 10 Algebra II End-of-Course Success v1.0 ESC 10 Chemistry End-of-Course Success, Part 2 v1.0 For a full list of PD courses administered through Region 10, click here . For a full list of OnTRACK lessons available through Region 10, click here.