The TRC offers a series of Professional Development Academies (PDAs) for Instructional Team Members (ITMs) to support Collaboratives in implementing research-based professional development with their teachers. TRC Professional Development Academies are grounded in research on effective strategies for improving students’ learning. The TRC PDAs continue to have a secondary level focus to help teachers and students meet the challenges of the new End-of-Course state assessments administered at the high school level. In addition to a secondary focus, the TRC also supports elementary grade teachers for professional development which is vertically aligned with these content priorities.

**Professional Development Academies (PDAs)** serve professors of science and mathematics, instructional specialists, science and mathematics education professors, and master teachers.

**PDAs** enhance the participants’ knowledge and skills necessary to develop, sustain and facilitate high quality professional development programs.
**PDAs** activities are aligned with state standards and priorities.
**PDAs** afford providers of professional development across the state opportunities to model life-long learning.

## Past PDAs

Over the years, the TRC has provided dozens of PDA opportunities covering a wide range of relevant STEM topics. **NOTE:** A list of more recent PDAs is available in the PDA category list.

### 2013 (Science, Mathematics and BTIM)

- Science Formative Assessment Strategies for Linking Assessment and Learning
- Making Sense of Science- Force and Motion
- Focus on Algebra: Linear Functions
- Physics for Us
- Supporting Formative Assessment in the Math Classroom
- CTE + Math = Student Success
- Geometry in Construction (Math)
- Developing Mathematical Ideas: Making Meaning for Operations K-8
- Flipped Lessons for Math and Science Grades 6-12

### 2012 (Science, Mathematics and BTIM)

- Secondary Numeracy: 6-12 (Part 2)
- Understanding by Design (Science)
- Physics Instrumentation
- Young Mathematicians at Work: Multidigit Addition Grade 1-4
- Young Mathematicians at Work” Multiplication Grades 3-7
- Young Mathematicians at Work: Operations with Fractions Grades 5-8
- Chemistry EOC Success Part 2
- Geometry in Construction
- Understanding by Design (Math)
- Developing Mathematical Ideas: Patterns, Function and Change K-8
- Addressing the Physics TEKS 6 A-D
- Digging Deeper into the Mole Concept (Science)
- ESTAR Academy II: Grades 3-4 ToT (Math)
- STEM to ST2REAM (BTIM)

### 2011 (Science, Mathematics and BTIM)

- Research Lessons to Improve Teaching Math and Science
- Energy and Matter in Biological Systems
- Fostering Algebraic Thinking (Grades 6-10)
- Fostering Geometric Thinking (Grades 6-10)
- Hands-On Astronomy
- TXESS Revolution PDA 8
- Mentoring Texas (BTIM)
- Navigating the ELPS: Math and Science
- Using Observations to Support Novice Teachers and Transform Classrooms (BTIM)
- Young Mathematicians at Work K-3
- Young Mathematicians at Work 3-7
- Young Mathematicians at Work 5-8
- TXESS Summer Institute (Science)
- Program Evaluation (Science and Math)
- Brain-Considerate Learning: The Bridge Between Teaching Effort and Student Learning (BTIM)
- PBL-Environmental Science
- ESTAR: Elementary Students in Texas-Algebra Ready
- Secondary Numeracy: 6-12 (Part 1)
- ESTAR: K-2 (Math)
- ESTAR: 3-4 (Math)

### 2010 (Science, Mathematics, and BTIM)

- Developing Mathematical Ideas Part 1 and 2
- Algebraic and Geometric Modeling Revisited (HS)
- HEADS UP: Middle and High School Life Science
- Making Science Accessible for English Learners
- Imagine Mars: Using Creative Thinking Skills to Promote STEM Learning
- ESTAR: Elementary-School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready
- ESTAR: Elementary-School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (Administrators’ Day)
- MSTAR: A Geometric Approach to Algebra Readiness
- Games in Science Education: Addressing Science and Technology Standards Through On-Line Games
- UT Summer Science Institute-Energy and Motion
- UT Summer Institute Energy and Matter in Biological Systems
- Mentoring: The Lesson Cycle, Teacher Observations, and Differentiated Instruction (BTIM)
- Informal Science and Mathematics in Museums
- Institute for Inquiry
- TXESS Revolution PDA 6 and 7
- Building Math for Middle School

### 2009 (Science and Mathematics)

- Assessing Children’s Thinking about Fractions
- Early Childhood Math/Science Workshop
- TXESS Revolution PDA 4 and 5
- High School Chemistry
- Mentoring Science Teachers
- Assessing Children’s Algebraic Thinking: K-2
- Assessing Children’s Thinking about Fraction: 3-5
- Elementary Engineering
- Instrument Dissemination Workshop: Learning Mathematics for Teaching Project
- Learning to Lead Mathematics Professional Development
- Next Generation GLOBE
- TXESS Revolution Summer Institute
- Physics- Electricity
- Jazz Up Math with Journals
- Early Childhood Math/Science
- Elementary Chemistry
- TRC-Beginning Teacher Induction and Mentoring
- Fostering Geometric Thinking 5-11
- SECO (State Energy Conservation Office)

### 2008 (Science and Mathematics)

- Podcast Specialist Training
- Bridging to TAKS Module 1- Light and Optical Systems in Spanish
- TXESS Revolution PDA 1, 2, and 3
- Assessing Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
- Texas Connection: McDonald Observatory and the TRC
- Fostering Algebraic Thinking 6-10
- Children’s Thinking in Measurement
- TXESS Revolution Summer Institute
- Chemistry for All
- MTC Geometry
- Middle School Chemistry: Chemical Interactions
- Physics Energy and Momentum
- Chemistry for All
- NSTA Resources
- Assessing Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Algebra
- NSTA Online Professional Development
- GeoGebra
- Assessing Children’s Algebraic Thinking: K-2
- TMSDS Training

### 2007 (Science)

- Texas Science Diagnostic System
- Viewing Earth from Space
- Early Childhood Science
- Physics for All Session One and Two
- K-8 Geoscience Session One and Two
- Journaling
- Elementary GLOBE
- GLOBE Land Cover

### 2006 (Science)

- Teacher Quality Integrated Physics and Chemistry Session One and Two
- Taking a Closer Look (field experience to west Texas)
- Telescope Workshop (making 6” and 8” telescopes”
- GLOBE (Global Learning to Benefit Earth)
- Earth Science Revolution Session One and Two

### 2005 (Science)

- Project WILD
- Service Learning
- GEMS
- Bridging to TAKS Module 1- Light and Optical Systems (Sept. and Oct.)