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1 © 2012 Texas Education Agency/The University of Texas System

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3 Practical Implications Supporting Rigor and Differentiated Instruction with Online Resources © 2012 Texas Education Agency/The University of Texas System

4 Project Goals Help students exceed the minimum score required on each high school STAAR assessment in order to meet graduation requirements Prepare all students to meet the college-readiness component of the Algebra II and English III STAAR assessment © 2012 Texas Education Agency/The University of Texas System

5 Project Specifics Online learning tools for high school students in math, science, ELA and social studies –Can be used in whole class instruction, intervention during or after school, or in summer school Aligned with STAAR and TEKS Free to use, we encourage teachers to use what they need, use of the entire course(s) is not required. A document has been developed to assist teachers in how they might use the course content © 2012 Texas Education Agency/The University of Texas System

6 Subject Areas Math –Grade 8, Algebra I, Algebra II & Geometry Science –Grade 8, Biology, Chemistry & Physics English/Language Arts –English I, English II, & English III Social Studies –Grade 8, World History, World Geography & U.S. History Still growing to include additional middle school courses © 2012 Texas Education Agency/The University of Texas System

7 Content Specifics Organized into courses by subject Up to 80 lessons in each course (~600 lessons) Each lesson has content, interactives, assessments w/feedback & additional resources Lessons developed by Texas classroom teachers & reviewed by curriculum experts Use open source materials © 2012 Texas Education Agency/The University of Texas System

8 Lessons Video –You Tube, Teacher Tube, National Geographic, etc. Assessments and self check items Interactive learning opportunities Multiple representations –Lots of pictures that connect the content to a context Digital assets –Open source –From a repository © 2012 Texas Education Agency/The University of Texas System

9 YouTube for Schools Allows access to approved educational videos No advertisements No suggested or related videos No comments No login to personal YouTube accounts Cannot play unapproved videos © 2012 Texas Education Agency/The University of Texas System

10 How can I review an OnTRACK lesson? Log in to Project Share Use the search engine to search for regional review in Courses Join the course with access code review After exiting, you can re-enter the course from Learning -> Courses in the left toolbar Can also join course by simply clicking on the link on the flyer, logging in, and entering the access code © 2012 Texas Education Agency/The University of Texas System

11 Resource Index © 2012 Texas Education Agency/The University of Texas System

12 Questions? Contact Us! Content Specific – Ravae Shaeffer, Project Share & OnTRACK – Jennifer Foley, © 2012 Texas Education Agency/The University of Texas System


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