Archive for January, 2014

2014 Early Childhood Summer Institute

Save the date for this outstanding conference – July 21-23, 2014! The Region 10 Preschool Services Team is hard at work planning the 2014 Early Childhood Summer Institute (ECSI)! This annual event is an exciting time for professionals involved the field of early childhood to come together and gain valuable knowledge. Once again, ECSI will […]

Cyperbullying– it is here. Do you know the signs?

    There is no easy cure for cyberbullying. Much of it happens off campus. It’s hard to define—and harder to locate. What educators can do is create a campus and classroom culture in which respect is valued. Teachers can teach their students about digital citizenship and the real-world impact of online actions. But first and foremost, […]

10|Care Online: Envisioning Graduation for All Students in Foster Care

Spend an entire day learning about strategies for enrolling and educating students in foster care, without having to leave your office. Information covered will include Foster Care for Educators 101, interviews with CASAs, interviews with foster care alumni, accessing post-secondary education, and credit achievement and recovery via the Texas Virtual School Network. The webinar will […]

An interesting research article…

I want to wish everyone a “Happy New Year!” An interesting research article crossed my desk last week. This research was recently posted in the examiner newsletter from The International Dyslexia Association (IDA). The research may provide a possible answer to a popular belief that children with dyslexia may have superior visospatial processing abilities. The findings […]

Failure + Second Chances = Learning

This morning I was reading my various sources for blog material and came across this blog by Paul Cancellieri.  He stated so well my own thoughts about the process of learning; taking risks to try something new and the experience of  failure  in that first attempt.  It made me think about how we sometimes only focus […]

Bell Ringers – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

One of the great things about being an ELAR consultant for Region 10 is that we get to visit hundreds of classrooms a year. From elementary to high school, I smile to myself at how similar they are all. I can already see the secondary people crinkling up their noses at the comparison, but hear […]

FREE Learning Registry and Expanding Resources for Educators

Are you aware of a great new educator resource funded by the Department of Education? The new version of the Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) is powered by the Learning Registry, an open database for sharing digital learning resources. This partnership provides  customers – educators, parents and students – with a broader inventory of […]

And the Winner is…..

Don’t you just love this time of year when all the book awards get announced!  No worries about a red carpet and who is wearing what, instead; librarians are checking the list of titles for their favorite authors and illustrators as well as searching for new ‘gold’ in the world of books. Check these out: […]

YAK Fest 2014 FREE! Jan. 25th Neal Shusterman–‘Nuff said!!!

The Keller ISD Secondary Librarians are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual YAK Fest – Young Adult Keller Book Festival. This year’s festival, YAK Fest 2014, with the theme “The Edge of Escape,” will feature 25 authors including Key Note Speaker Neal Shusterman.  Teens can get their picture taken with their favorite author in “The […]

18 Days Until Digital Learning Day!

February 5th is Digital Learning Day. Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a digital environment. Take the pledge to support the effective use of digital learning and make sure to add your DLDay event to the calendar!