Texas Regional Collaboratives
 for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching

BLOCKS PDA Focuses on Early Childhood Education

Posted in 2014 News, News

On July 13-16, early childhood educators from across Texas participated in a Texas Education Agency sponsored Professional Development Academy (PDA) titled, Sharing BLOCKS Research. Attendees engaged in hands-on science and mathematics activities that were part of the Building Baseline Objectives for Children’s Knowledge and Skills in Science (BLOCKS) Project, initially funded by the National Science Foundation. Drs. Mary Hobbs, Bob Williams and Brian Anderson presented content as well as research outcomes. Austin Independent School District BLOCKS teacher-researchers Diana McMillan, Thelma Herrera, Crystal Young and Susana Guzman-Ortega contributed anecdotal stories and shared student artifacts.

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Kent Page Wins Presidential Teaching Award

Posted in 2014 News, News

Kent Page, a long-standing member of Our Lady of the Lake Science Regional Collaborative in San Antonio, has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Peggy Carnahan, his Collaborative Director, says that Kent has been an active TRC member since 2005 and has been a role model for other teachers in their collaborative.

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Early Childhood in the News

Posted in 2014 News, News

  Dr. Jim Barufaldi, Principal Investigator, and Dr. Mary Hobbs, Coordinator for Science Initiatives, have spent the last few years complementing the TRC’s work in K-12 education with a National Science Foundation funded research project exploring what prekindergarten children know and can do in science.  You can read highlights of that work in the inaugural edition of a new online magazine, .edu Magazine, produced by UT’s...

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