High School Science Update

Region 7 Educational Service Center

Science TEKS Streamline

Make your voice heard! Don’t pass on your opportunity to providing feedback to the TEKS Streamlining committees. Although, they represent all of Texas they are a very small sampling of teacher expertise. (I’m talking 4 to 16 people depending on the subject area.) Don’t sit back trusting them to get it perfect. Let’s help these committees get our curriculum focused by providing feedback.

As part of the TEKS streamlining process, the Texas Education Agency on behalf of the State Board of Education will collect information from educators regarding the scope of student expectations for each grade level/course to inform the work of SBOE-appointed streamlining committees.

Educators can access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sci_teks_streamline.

The survey will remain open until September 19, 2016.

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2016 Accountability Reports

Campus distinction were recently released. You can use this link to access the TEA accountability website. https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/account/2016/srch.html?srch=C

The Accountability Summary is a nice one-stop shop that has all the accountability information for your campus.

If you want a better picture of science accountability, then see the Distinction Designation Report.

Regardless of your campus' current rating and number of distinctions, let's not forget that we are educators who care about improving students' lives. Our focus has been and always will be on bettering science education for all students.

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A Swedish university has served the first-ever CRISPR-Cas9 modified vegetables. This may be a diet fit for the future.

Netflix Announces New Talk Show with Bill Nye

Set to debut Spring 2017, “Bill Nye Saves the World” will explore science and its impact on politics, society and pop culture

Upcoming Sessions

10/20 - Biology EOC Success – Day 1

Make sure to also register for day 2 on 11/30

11/3 - Chemistry Success - Day 2

Make sure to also register for day 1 on 8/31

11/30 - Biology EOC Success – Day 2

Make sure to also register for day 1 on 10/20