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November 20, 2018
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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!

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Workshop

Description

Audience

November 28, 2018

Presented by: Cindy Lopez Steven Mendoza

Fractions: From the Ground Up!

Workshop #1478771

This workshop is vertically aligned and designed to build and/or enhance teachers’ knowledge of the development and progression of concepts and skills around fractions from grades 1-5. Knowledge of these skills at each grade level will assist in developing a better understanding of the fraction concepts so that teachers can design effective fraction instruction that is scaffolded for the purpose of closing student gaps. Participants will unpack grade 1 through grade 5 fraction TEKS and engage in the use of strategies, models, tools/manipulatives and best practices.

Grades 3-8

General Education, Special Education, Inclusion, and Intervention Teachers

December 5, 2018

Presented by: Cindy Lopez Robyn Hernandez

A Vertical Look at Geometry and Measurement

Workshop #1478732

Discover essential and practical ideas for helping students cultivate habits of mind that lead to success in geometry and measurement. This training will focus on the learning progression of the concepts of geometry and measurement from Kindergarten through 5th grade. This content knowledge will assist teachers in filling student gaps by better understanding how these concepts build on each other from one grade level to the next. Teachers will analyze assessment items from TEA's Rapid Assessments and released STAAR items in order to identify the understandings, vocabulary, and rigor needed for effective geometry and measurement instruction.

Grades K-5

General Education, Special Education, Inclusion, and Intervention Teachers

December 13, 2018

Presented by: Steven Mendoza

Building Math Vocabulary for English Language Learners: 6-12 Math

Workshop # 1479197

Research shows that vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of ELLs academic achievement. This training delves into Marzano’s Six-Step 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.

Grades 6-12

Math Teachers, ESL, and Special Education Math Teachers

 

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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