BCISD Curriculum Connection

January 2020 Edition

Check Your July Plans Because Yes- The PLC Institute Is A Great Fit For All Teachers!

We have received questions about which teachers would benefit from attendance at the PLC Institute this summer. This is an opportunity for ALL teachers, not just those with dedicated extra time for collaboration in state-tested subjects. The concepts and philosophies in the Institute are beneficial for teachers from every age level and content. We would love to take BUSLOADS of teachers to San Antonio for the PLC Institute, and then have additional ones back home also attending the Wired event.

Please complete your application as soon as possible to ensure we are able to secure hotel rooms, conference seats, and venue options.

Solution Tree PLC Institutes

K-12 Science Standards Revision Work

The State Board of Education will soon begin the review and revision of the K–12 science TEKS. The SBOE is planning for multiple, separate work groups to make recommendations to the board for revisions to the current standards. The TEKS review work groups will convene in Austin for a minimum of one face-to-face meeting. Additional meetings may be conducted via webinar. To access the application and for more information regarding the science TEKS review, please visit the webpage at https://tea.texas.gov/academics/curriculum-standards/teks-texas-essential-knowledge-and-skills-teks-review/science-teks-review.

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ICE funds are still available

If you haven't spent your $50 Instructional Classroom Enhancement (ICE) funds, they are still available to you. Your campus secretary can assist you with questions.
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The first Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week: 1/27-1/31, 2020

SB 1828 instructs the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) to develop or approve materials for a statewide Holocaust Remembrance Week, starting in the 2019-2020 school year. At the THGC’s suggestion, the Governor’s Office has chosen the week of January 27, 2020 as the date for Remembrance Week. (International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27, which is the date that Auschwitz was “liberated” by Allied troops.)

While a meaningful and respectful observance is important, we also want to be respectful of students' past trauma experiences and the age-appropriateness of activities. The THGC does not recommend explicit Holocaust instruction before 6th grade. Elementary schools may choose their own materials that cover broader themes, such as community, tolerance, being an upstander, and anti-bullying.The state has developed a website (HERE) with menus of activities and resources. Please work with your campus administration as you select appropriate activities to comply with this new required state observance.

BCISD Wellness Fair

Thursday, Feb. 6th, 5-6:30pm

Burnet Middle School

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