Instructional Materials / Textbooks
Research shows high-quality instructional materials are critical to improving student outcomes. Region 7 Teachers and students deserve the highest quality instructional materials that align with Texas standards and reflect research-based science instructional practices. Unfortunately, many of these resources do not address the full needs of Texas students and teachers. Below are rubrics developed by the Texas Resource Review (a product of the Texas Education Agency). These rubrics can empower school districts to make informed decisions for their students.
Additionally, TEA will provide Science Research-Based Instructional Strategies (RBIS) training beginning in Fall 2023. The purpose of RBIS training is to provide educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement evidence-based teaching strategies in the classroom effectively. Knowing these strategies in advance of choosing your instructional materials will assist in selecting materials that meet state and local goals.
Lastly, we invite you to join us for Proclamation 2024 (K-12 Science) on February 8 (243982) or 9 (244005) to preview instructional materials. By gaining understanding through TRR and RBIS, Region 7 science educators will be better equipped with the right instructional materials. When teachers have access to high-quality instructional materials, they’re better equipped to individualize the learning experience and support every child.