The opportunities on this page are provided by sources not associated with Region 9 ESC, but may be beneficial to you and your students.
Calculators--NEW for 2018! 8th Science students may use calculators on the 8th Science STAAR. Districts must ensure that students have access to a calculator with four-function, scientific, or graphing capability when taking the STAAR grade 8 science assessments. There should be at least one calculator for every five students taking the assessments (both paper and online versions). If calculators are shared during the test, the calculator memory must be cleared after each student uses it. Districts may satisfy this requirement by providing students with either of the following two types of calculating devices—a handheld calculator or a calculator application.
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The Texas Gateway- www.texasgateway.org is sponsored by TEA and provides online classroom resources, OnTRACK lessons and online professional development. Everything is FREE and aligned with state standards!
3 Rivers Foundation-Crowell, Texas 3RF.org
The Texas Medical Association is accepting nominations for the 2018 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. https://www.texmed.o
SystemsGo is an innovative high school rocketry/aeroscience curriculum that uses project-based learning to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); to develop skills in teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership; and to encourage careers in the engineering industries.
National Youth Science Camp http://apply.nysc.org Two talented graduating seniors will be selected to represent Texas at the 2018 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). Student delegates attend the STEM and outdoor adventure program, at no charge. Travel is included. The students also spend several days in Washington, DC.