- Workshops that improve content understanding and promote best practices.
- Timely updates of regulations and legislation impacting the science classroom.
- Connecting teachers with real-world learning opportunities for themselves and their students.
Science Workshops and Resources
Click Here to Learn More about STAAR Redesign
STAAR redesign includes several components:
- Online Testing and Accommodations
- New Question Types
- Cross-curricular Passages (Science passages in RLA)
- Evidence-based Writing
Click Here to Learn More about New Science TEKS
Click Here to Learn More about being a Solid Science Teacher
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 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.
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