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  1. Curriculum Directors Meeting
    Directors from Region 2 will meet regularly throughout the school year to share legislative updates, professional development opportunities, and network with one another.

    This is a closed meeting designed for Region 2 Curriculum Directors only.

  2. TCMPC - TEKS Resource System 101 (2020-2021)
    This professional development outlines the curriculum and assessment components of the TEKS Resource System. The workshop highlights tools such as the Year at a Glance (YAG), Vertical Alignment Document (VAD), Vertical Viewer, TEKS Clarification Document (TCD), Instructional Focus Document (IFD), TEKS Verification Document (TVD), Performance Assessment (PA) and Assessment Item Bank in all core content areas.

    The Administrator session is a half day training that will provide an overview of the teacher tools and the administrator tools.

    The content sessions are a full day.  Specialists will review the tools available for each area.  Teachers will be shown how to plan from the IFD and use the various tools to support their efforts.  Participants will be given the opportunity to plan for their upcoming school year.

  3. Innovative Approaches to Reading and Writing Series
    Helping teachers see the connections between reading and writing through innovative and effective strategies.

  4. Unpacking the New ELAR TEKS
    This training will take a deep dive into each grade level's strands, knowledge and skills statements, and student expectations.  Participants will discuss instructional implications after deconstructing their standards.  This will help ensure lesson plans and materials meet the rigor of the expectations. 

  5. The Reading and Writing Connection
    Teachers must make natural connections between reading and writing.  This leads students to see how reading and writing skills and strategies are interrelated.

  6. Are They Really Ready for College?
    College and career readiness is not only a hot topic in adolescent literacy, but it is also a requirement in the state of Texas. Why is college readiness important in Texas? Don't they teach this in high school? These questions and others will be covered in this new workshop designed to support middle school teachers as they navigate through new ELAR TEKS and College and Career Readiness Standards. Teachers will learn how to best equip their middle school students for success now, throughout high school, and in their postsecondary education.

  7. More Than Letters...Early Literacy Reading
    Children enter the classroom with different amounts of exposure to books and literature.  By creating a learning environment that fosters a love of reading and writing, teachers can increase the foundation for student success.  Participants in this workshop will engage in activities that will increase student understanding in phonological awareness, phonics, writing, and comprehension. 

  8. Teacher Planning and Student Products with the new ELAR TEKS

    This session will fuse new ELAR TEKS with technology! We will explore how to implement Google Sites in the secondary ELAR classroom to create more dynamic lessons and student products. Not only is it easy for the teacher to implement, it is also a great way for students to keep an interactive notebook of their reading and writing products. The secondary ELAR specialist and Instructional Technology specialist will combine resources to show teachers how to plan and deliver activities and how to enhance student products and motivation using Google Sites.



  9. Moving 504ward Meeting
     A networking opportunity for all 504 coordinators, school counselors, Dyslexia specialists, Dyslexia teachers and Dyslexia evaluators to discuss legal updates, hot topics and share resources and data to support best practices and issues that may arise in 504.  

  10. Best Practices in Literacy Instruction

    The ability to read and write is empowering; it is the way students access content in every academic subject and is essential to many life activities.
    Readers must be able to accurately read text with automaticity, make sense of the words, connect the meaning with prior knowledge, and use strategies to monitor and repair comprehension. To become successful readers, most children require systematic and explicit instruction in the five essential components: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

    Writers must be able to plan for a specific audience and purpose, organize and develp ideas, construct effective sentences, and apply conventions of spelling, grammar, and punctuation. To become accomplished writers, students need direct instruction in writing, constructive feedback, and daily opportunities to write for a variety of purposes.

  11. TexGuide Training

    This training will include discussions on the following topics:

    • Unit overview and key understandings

    • Unit vocabulary with corresponding activities

    • Student expectations with aligned engagement activities and sample learning

    • Experiences and formative assessments

    • Sample unit assessment

    • Unit resources derived from the TEKS Resource System

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