BCISD Curriculum Connection
A Big Thank You!
When the BCISD plan for remote learning was approved in August, it included initial professional development in October on the Learning Management System Schoology, a move that we anticipated would be a great fit and eventual timesaver for staff and students. After living the the first six weeks of school and listening to teachers, it became clear that a switch to Schoology was not a good fit for BCISD this fall. However, our District was still required in our state plan to provide some sort of professional development on remote instruction.
In true 2020 fashion, we were faced with re-planning our plan again. Therefore, we took that training requirement as an opportunity to launch the BCISD Continuous Learning Badges. We know it was a fast turnaround to decide on course enrollments. THANK YOU for being flexible as we made fast changes to better support teaching and learning. We didn't get to work with our usual lead time, but we hope that this more flexible, personalized option will ultimately be a better fit for your needs.
See the graph below to see what the BCISD staff is working on:
$$ Classroom Grant Opportunity $$
Patsy McDonald was an innovative teacher in the MFISD for 28 years, teaching mathematics and physics. She had also taught at SWTSU and UT Austin during her college years, and after working at MFISD went on to work with the development and implementation of the UT QUEST program. The Patsy’s Legacy Project Grant was established in May 2015 to honor her. Alpha Chi will be awarding up to $500 each to different school projects within the Burnet, Llano, and Marble Falls Communities (Total of $5000/year). Patsy would enjoy knowing that she continues to be a part of educating children through these grants.
Because of COVID 19, posting and receipt of the grant applications had been postponed until NOW. The PLPG application, a brochure about the PLPG, and the scoring rubric are all attached, but can also be found online at https://alphachitxdkg.weebly.com/forms.html. The deadline for receipt of the applications is October 31, and the recipients will be announced by November 18.
T.E.A. Seeks Your Input
Health TEKS, that were implemented in 1998, have proposed revisions which are scheduled for a 2nd reading and adoption by the SBOE in their November meeting. The public comment period is now open. Click HERE to view the proposed revisions, and click HERE to provide public comment on this or other rules/contents currently proposed.
The Texas Resource Review provides independent, objective, Texas focused reviews to assess the quality of instructional materials so educators can make informed decisions for their students. For this review cycle, they are actively seeking applications from bilingual reviewers for elementary Spanish materials.
Science TEKS Review Work Groups: The SBOE's TEKS review and revision process calls for multiple, separate work groups. View the Science TEKS Review page for group descriptions and application/nomination.