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November 22, 2017
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Place your order for Interactive Journals here.

Have you always wanted an interactive way for your students to journal the TEKS-based math concepts for your grade level, but tend to run out of time and ideas?  ESC-2 listened to classroom teachers and developed the Interactive Journals.  Each Interactive Journal is a complete portfolio of activities designed for the new grade level TEKS and covers important topics from each of the reporting categories. Review concepts using foldables®, practice cards, puzzles and notes in this one-of-a-kind Texas TEKS-based product.  

ESC2 now has these Interactive Journaling workshops for Grades 3 - 8 and Algebra 1.  Place your order for Interactive Journals here.


Did you know our team of Math Specialists are available to provide on-site support and coaching that focuses on curriculum, assessment, and instruction? In addition to providing support for teachers, the math team will work with your school district to provide customized on-site professional development to meet your district’s unique needs.  Contact information is found under the tab labeled Specialists  on the left hand column. We look forward to working with your department!


Contact ESC-2 for your High School Mathematics classroom technology trainings.  We provide training on iPads, TI-84, TI-Nspire, TI-Navigator, Data Collection and more!

Building Math Vocabulary for ELLs

November 9, 2017

Research shows that vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of ELLs academic achievement. This training delves into Marzano’s Six-Steps Process in building academic vocabulary. Participants will engage in strategies and techniques that support English Language Learners in learning math vocabulary. These strategies will provide mathematics teachers with effective practices for incorporating the TEKS and the ELPS in daily instruction to increase the likelihood of ELLs success in the mathematics classroom.

Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide...Let's Build Comprehension!

December 14, 2017

I can do it, but I can't explain it...this workshop focuses on computation strategies teachers could use to help bring a real understanding of number relationships and the meaning behind the math for their students. These strategies can be viewed as the bridge students needs to develop conceptual and procedural understandings that help lead to fluency and number sense. Participants will engage in multiple computation strategies for solving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems and practice applying these strategies to STAAR released items! This workshop models Number Talks. Teachers will share their thinking about how they solved a problem and have the opportunity to learn from each other! 

The computational strategies presented during this workshop can be used for scaffolding instruction for a student in an upper grade level who continues to struggle with the traditional algorithms.

Blooms level of questioning - Bloom's taxonomy is a set of hierarchical models used to classify educational learning objectives into levels of complexity and specificity. The models were named after Benjamin Bloom, who chaired the committee of educators that devised the taxonomy.

DOK wheel - This is a useful tool, Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels, teachers can use to create rich environments where all students learn at a high level. Depth of Knowledge(DoK) categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.

TEA Math Supporting Information Documents - K-12

Texas Gateway - Online Resources for your classroom.


 

T-TESS and Student Growth

 

From TEA on May 3, 2017:

"AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath said today that all major components of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) remain in place following an agreed legal agreement with various teacher organizations in the state."

View the entire press release here.

Here is a link to the bulletin put out by teachfortexas.org, which gives a plain language recap.

 

 


 

 

 

 

New confidential student reports

 


 

Research

IES Practice Guide from the What Works Clearinghouse

"Intervention at all grade levels should devote about 10 minutes in each session to building fluent retrieval of basic arithmetic facts."

--Recommendation 6 of 8 made by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) reagarding Tiers 2 and 3 interventions for students in elementary and middle schools.

Access a summary of all 8 recommendations here.

Read the full IES practice guide here.

Activities

Quizlet Flashcards: Adding and Subtracting Integers

https://quizlet.com/2281751/adding-and-subtracting-integers-flash-cards/

Quizlet Flashcards: Fractions to Decimals

https://quizlet.com/170491255/fractions-to-decimals-and-decimals-to-fractions-flash-cards/

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