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8/31/2011 03:15:39 PM - Algebra Readiness Webinar-Archived

   TEA BPC Webinar   

 

 W. E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy—Teacher Collaboration to Support Algebra Readiness  
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 11:30 a.m. Central Time (CT)   

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During this webinar, Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy staff presented key strategies and components of their Algebra Readiness Programming, which are included in a featured Best Practice Summary available on the BPC website. Since 2005–06, the percentage of Greiner students passing TAKS increased from 74% to 87% passing in 2009–10, with the percentage of students performing at the Commended level increasing from 12% to 32% over the same time period. Strategies that are aligned with research-based and TEA-identified key practices for Algebra Readiness programming include:    

 

  • Maximizes the benefits of collaborative planning time through grade-level and departmental teams with high standards for sharing expertise and resources, lesson planning, and cross-curricular instruction
  • Creates an annual master plan for mathematics instruction based on student data
  • Refines and extends the instructional plan continuously based on ongoing data review, including well-developed lessons that incorporate engaging learning and real-world application projects
  • Provides opportunities for teachers to share lesson demonstrations, ideas, and resources to vertically align instruction
  • Provides additional support to struggling students through multiple extended learning opportunities (e.g., tutoring, Saturday school, enrichment classes)
  • Develops student, teacher, and departmental profiles to target specific student and teacher needs
  • Implements new teacher support and a peer coaching model based on teacher strengths, pairing teachers who need to develop skills in an area with the campus’ master teacher in that area

8/31/2011 03:18:41 PM - Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Webinar Archived

TEA BPC Webinar #2-3
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD’s High-Yield Dropout Prevention/Recovery Program  

 

During this webinar, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD staff presented key strategies and components of their dropout prevention/recovery program, which are included in a featured Best Practice Summary available on the BPC website. Since 2005–06, the district’s overall student completion rates and at-risk student completion rates have increased from below to above both state averages and averages of a peer district comparison group. Strategies used by the district reflect research-based best practices identified in both national and state studies (see, for example, the Institute of Education Sciences’ Dropout Prevention: A Practice Guide and TEA’s Best Practices in Dropout Prevention  and Dropout Recovery Resource Guide.) To view the webinar, please visit http://www.teabpc.org/Webinars.aspx.

8/31/2011 03:14:59 PM - ELL Solutions Forum

English Language Learners and Designing Effective Bilingual Programs was a professional development opportunity hosted by state Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair, Senate Education Committee, and Senator Leticia Van de Putte at Region 20 Education Service Center in August 2010. The BPC has collected best practices from

8/31/2011 03:16:52 PM - Changes to BPC

 Check out the updates to the BPC, summarized here.  revised evidence standards target areas for 2011 new “quick look” format 

8/31/2011 03:17:51 PM - Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Webinar Archived

 

TEA BPC Webinar #2-2: 
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD’s Focus on Middle/High School Interventions to Support At-Risk Students in Completing High School

In this webinar,Cypress-Fairbanks ISD staff discussed middle school and early high school intervention strategies targeting students at risk of dropping out, as well as efforts to help recover students who had already dropped out of school (see the district's Best Practice Summaryavailable on the BPC website). Strategies used by the district reflect research-based best practices identified in both national and state studies (see, for example, Dynarski, Clarke, Cobb, Finn, Rumberger, & Smink, 2008TEA, 2008). To view the webinar, please visit http://www.teabpc.org/Webinars.aspx.