Texas Regional Collaboratives
 for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching

WestEd Genes & Traits PDA – January 26-30, 2015

Posted in PDA, Science, Training

The Making Sense of SCIENCE approach develops teachers’ content knowledge, instructional skill and expertise through inquiry-based science learning, collaborative discussion, and a focus on literacy in science. The materials were developed by WestEd with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), and published in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Rigorous studies and national field-testing have gone hand-in-hand with the evolution of the Understanding Science for Teaching model of professional development and the MSS courses that embody that model. Evidence from a series of randomized controlled studies have shown that this approach to professional development strengthens teachers’ content knowledge, transforms classroom practices, and boosts student achievement — especially for low-achieving students, English learners, and students with poor literacy skills. As a result, MSS courses can help close student achievement gaps. More information is available at:

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PDA – Sharing BLOCKS Research – July 13-16, 2014

Posted in Event, PDA, Science, Training

Sharing BLOCKS Research What we learned about what four year olds know and can do in science   July 13-16, 2014 Begins at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014 Ends at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014   Location Flat Creek Ranch 159 Ulrich Road Johnson City, TX Get Directions Eligible Attendees Project Directors, ITMs and others associated with Texas Regional Collaborative projects, particularly those interested in sharing...

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The Science of Racing

Posted in 2013 News, News, Science, Shell

October 4th was the date that brought over eighty science and mathematics teachers together to study the science of racing. The training event was sponsored by Shell, which joined forces with the TRC and the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED). The training was a unique learning opportunity for the teachers in conjunction with the Shell Pennzoil Grand Prix.

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