Tuesday, April 28, 2015

TEA Documents for Revised (2012) TEKS

Currently, high school math educators are preparing to implement the first year of the Revised (2012) TEKS while K-8 math educators are preparing to wrap up their first year with these new standards.

Whether you teach elementary or secondary, a strong understanding of the TEKS is important when designing learning experiences.  The following documents from TEA support educators' understanding of the Revised (2012) Math TEKS and are useful tools in planning:

1.  Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison Documents

These documents present a side-by-side comparison of the previous TEKS and the revised mathematics TEKS for kindergarten through high school courses. 

2.  TEKS with "Such As" Statements

This document contains the “such as” statements that were included in the review committees’ final recommendations for revisions to the mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Such as statements are possible illustrative examples and are not required to be included in instruction in the TEKS. This document is intended to serve as a resource for teachers in designing instruction for the revised mathematics TEKS. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Response to Intervention (RtI) Webinars

Response to Intervention (RtI) Webinars
You are invited to participate in a series of webinars designed to share information about implementation strategies for RtI. National experts in applying the principles of RtI in reading, writing, mathematics, and behavior and a respected Texas administrator who has successfully implemented RtI on her campus will lead the one-hour webinars hosted by Southern Methodist University (SMU). Each free webinar offers one hour of professional development continuing education credit (CEC) awarded by the Simmons School of Education & Human Development at SMU. The webinars will provide a preview of information to be shared through TEA’s RtI Guidance app, scheduled for release in August 2015.
The first in the series, RtI & Administrators, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2015, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration for the April 14th webinar is now open.  
Other webinars are scheduled as follows:
  • RtI & Reading                    April 28, 2015, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
  • RtI & Mathematics          May 5, 2015, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
  • RtI & Behavior                  May 12, 2015, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
  • RtI & Writing                     May 19, 2015, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
To register for future webinars, click the webinar title. To learn more, contact RtI & Texas.