Understanding the TRC Organization
Now available for download. Learn the definitions of our common organizational terms. See a flow chart showing the relationships of our organizational components and the flow of funding.
- Professional Development Academies (PDAs) are provided to Instructional Teams that consist of professors of science, mathematics, and engineering education, instructional specialists and master teachers. Learn more.
- Professional Development Programs designed by instructional teams at each Regional Collaborative provides 100 contact hours of TEKS-based professional development to prepare teachers to become Science Teacher Mentors (STMs), and Mathematics Teacher Mentors (MTMs). Learn more.
- Honoring the Teachers events recognize and honor participating teachers and engage policy makers, legislators, and state leaders in the program. Learn more.
- The Annual Meeting brings together teacher leaders, education and business leaders, policy makers, and legislators to share, network, communicate, and celebrate the achievements of the Collaboratives. Learn more.
Teachers Mentoring Teachers
TRC innovative professional development programs prepare teachers to mentor other teachers. Science Teacher Mentors (STMs) and Mathematics Teacher Mentors (MTMs) extend the reach of TRC programs far beyond their immediate impact. The programs nurture learning communities within schools and support networks among P-12 schools, community colleges, and universities. These connections develop and retain beginning teachers while rejuvenating experienced professionals.
- TRC Computer Science Network is a collaborative effort involving Oracle Academy, IBM, the Texas Computer Education Association, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center to provide professional development in computer science and computational thinking to Texas educators. Learn more
- Beginning Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program (BTIM) program administered by the Texas Regional Collaboratives (TRC) supports early career math and science teachers to increase their retention and effectiveness. Learn more
- Early Childhood Science Research offers a unique opportunity to investigate the boundary between Pre-K and K-2 science understanding and build a foundation for subsequent knowledge and skills acquisition, asking and answering the question: “What can we expect children entering Kindergarten to know and be able to do in science?” Learn more
Responsibilities and Benefits
Each Collaborative offers a variety of benefits to member teachers and districts. In return, those participating in the Collaborative’s program agree to participate in certain activities or provide time/resources to the program.
The Louisiana Outreach Project consists of two Collaboratives funded through the Shell-TRC Partnership. Learn more.