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1 TEA Curriculum Update 2013 TCA School Counselor Conference Shelly Ramos, Director of Academic Standards and Services Jessica Snyder, Program Coordinator Curriculum Division

2 Agenda TEKS Review and Revision State Initiatives Implementation of Curriculum Related Legislation Announcements SBOE and Legislative Updates TEA Curriculum Update

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5 TEKS Review and Revision TEA Curriculum Update

6 Mathematics Fall Implementation of K-8 mathematics TEKS Fall Implementation of high school mathematics TEKS Professional development is currently being created and will be available through face-to-face, online, and blended training opportunities beginning in summer 2013.

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8 Fine Arts New high school courses Middle school required curriculum New middle school dance courses

9 Fine Arts November SBOE discussion of final recommendations January Public hearing, first reading and filing authorization February Proposed revised TEKS posted for official public comment April Public hearing, second reading and adoption Fall Implementation of revised TEKS Fall Fine arts instructional materials in schools

10 Languages Other Than English March Committee announcements expected Summer and Fall 2013 – TEKS review committees work on recommendations November SBOE discussion of final recommendations January Public hearing, first reading and filing authorization February Proposed revised TEKS posted for official public comment April Public hearing, second reading and adoption Fall Implementation of revised TEKS

11 State Initiatives TEA Curriculum Update

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13 Think Through Math Motivating students to do math.

14 Istation is an internet-based comprehensive reading intervention program that ensures that students reach their full reading potential.

15 OnTRACK for College Readiness for Students Available in TEA's Project Share, OnTRACK lessons supplement classroom instruction and intervention with dynamic learning experiences that use video, graphics, and online activities.

16 OnTRACK 16 Lessons are available in all 12 EOC courses. Grade 8 lessons are coming soon. New lessons are being released this week.

17 Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)  TxVSN Statewide Course Catalog Courses for graduation for students in grades 8-12 Participation through school districts and open- enrollment charter schools Over 400 participating districts and charter schools

18 Expand local course choices Access to dual credit, and AP® courses for high school graduation Access to Texas- certified teachers Early graduation Credit advancement Credit recovery Schedule flexibility Confidence that courses align with the TEKS and iNACOL standards TxVSN Statewide Course Catalog

19 TxVSN Virtual Learning Scholarships Provide opportunities for students to enroll in courses offered through the TxVSN statewide course catalog in the event that other funding is not available. The scholarships pay the catalog course cost; and provide $100 Availability of scholarship seats Applications have been awarded for the school year. Scholarship seats must be filled by February 22, 2013.

20 Implementation of Curriculum Related Legislation TEA Curriculum Update

21 Dyslexia 21 SB 866  requires TEA to develop a plan for integrating technology into the classroom to help accommodate students with dyslexia and provide the plan and information about the availability and benefits of the identified technologies to school districts

22 Technology Plan for Students with Dyslexia Section One - overview of the benefits Section Two – list with descriptions of classroom technologies Section Three - methodology for providing the technologies

23 Online through ESC Region 10 Dyslexia website beginning late spring 2013 https://www.region10.org/dyslexia/ For ALL grades, subjects, and courses Technology Plan for Students with Dyslexia

24 Bullying Prevention 24 HB 1942  requires the State Board of Education to adopt TEKS for the health curriculum, in consultation with the Texas School Safety Center, that include evidence-based practices that will effectively address awareness, prevention, identification, self-defense in response to, and resolution of and intervention in bullying and harassment

25 Bullying Prevention Personal/Interpersonal Skills Kindergarten The student understands that bullying behaviors result in unhealthy conditions throughout the life span. The student is expected to: (A) identify bullying behaviors (B) identify replacement behaviors to avoid bullying friends, family members, and peers (C) demonstrate how to get help from a teacher, parent, or trusted adult in solving problems and conflicts with peers

26 Bullying Prevention Personal/Interpersonal Skills Grade 1 (11)(B)describe negative consequences for both the victim and the bully. Grade 2 (12)(B) identify ways to respond when made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Grade 3 (9)(G) describe ways to help build self-esteem for oneself, friends, and others.

27 Bullying Prevention Bullying Prevention Strand in Grades 4-8 Grade 4 Bullying prevention. The student uses social skills for building and maintaining respectful relationships throughout the life span. The student is expected to: (A) describe the characteristics of a bully; (B) demonstrate appropriate ways to deal with disrespectful behavior; (C) explain the difference between assertive behavior and aggressive behavior;

28 Bullying Prevention Grade 5 (10)(E) describe the difference between reporting and tattling. Grade 6 (12)(B) identify strategies for prevention and intervention of all forms of bullying such as emotional, physical, social, and sexual; Grade 7-8 (13)(E) recognize the responsibility to report bullying behavior.

29 Bullying Prevention January first reading and filing authorization February proposal posted* for official public comment April 2013 – public hearing, second reading and final adoption August 2013 – implementation * Will be posted to TEA Rules webpage at

30 Alcohol Awareness SB 1344  requires TEA to compile a list of evidence-based alcohol awareness programs from which a school district shall choose a program to use in the district ’s middle school, junior high school, and high school health curriculum * List is available from the TEA Health Education webpage

31 Alcohol Awareness Agencies that have Identified Evidenced-based Programs for Alcohol Awareness 1.National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) 2.Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) 3.Promising Practices Network on Children, Families, and Communities (PPN) 4.Safe and Drug Free Schools-United States Department of Education 5.National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

32 Announcements TEA Curriculum Update

33 Proclamation 2014 Instructional materials for K-12 Science, K-8 Math, and Technology Applications Nominations are due on or before Friday, February 15, The nomination form is posted on the TEA website at To nominate yourself or someone else to serve on a state review panel, please complete the form posted at

34 The National Science Foundation, under the direction of the White House, approves the Texas candidates as finalists for the national Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST) award. If chosen as a national winner, the state finalists will receive $10,000 and an all-expense-paid trip for two to Washington D.C. for ceremonies that include recognition from the President of the United States. PAEMST Texas had a record number of applicants in 2012; we hope to exceed that record in Nominate your grade 7 – 12 math and science teachers at Encourage them to begin their applications right away.

35 PAEMST Selection Committee TEA is looking for experts in the fields of math and science education to review and evaluate PAEMST applications and choose our 2013 Texas Finalists. Encourage your experienced math and science teachers and administrators to apply to serve on the Texas PAEMST Selection Committee. The application and additional information are available at https://landry.tea.state.tx.us/tea_survey/Curriculum/PAEMST/ 2013%20SCA/2013%20PAEMST%20Selection%20Committee%2 0Application.htm. https://landry.tea.state.tx.us/tea_survey/Curriculum/PAEMST/ 2013%20SCA/2013%20PAEMST%20Selection%20Committee%2 0Application.htm

36 2013 National Youth Science Camp The National Youth Science Camp is an all-expense-paid residential summer program that offers educational forums and recreational activities that encourage the development of thoughtful scientific leadership. Two students are selected to represent each state. The application deadline is February 26, Information is available at 2013 NYSC Application Packet.2013 NYSC Application Packet Eligibility Requirements Must be candidates for high school graduation between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013 Must demonstrate superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics and/or the sciences Must demonstrate an application of leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in both school and community activities Must demonstrate skills and achievements outside the realm of science and outside the realm of academic pursuits Must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics

37 2012 Texas Delegates Ellen Zhou, Clear Brook High School len-zhou/www.nysf.comhttp://2012.nysc.org/delegates/el len-zhou/www.nysf.com. Ouwen Huang, Brandeis High School wen-huang/www.nysf.comhttp://2012.nysc.org/delegates/ou wen-huang/www.nysf.com.

38 SBOE and Legislative Updates TEA Curriculum Update

39 State Board of Education Update January 2013 Discussion of High School Graduation Requirements and CTE Bullying Prevention TEKS - 1 st Reading and Filing Authorization Fine Arts TEKS Revisions - 1 st Reading and Filing Authorization Approval of Innovative Courses April 2013 Fine Arts TEKS Revisions - 2 nd Reading and Final Adoption Bullying Prevention TEKS - 2 nd Reading and Final Adoption Graduation Requirements - 1 st Reading and Filing Authorization

40 Update 83 rd Legislature Key Curriculum Related Topics Graduation Requirements Health and Physical Education Career and Technology Education Student Assessment Health and Safety

41 Questions? TEA Curriculum Update

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