Welcome to Region 9 Science!
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for help with science content or instructional strategies or to check out science lab equipment! If you need it, we probably have it! If there’s a lab you want to do, but you don’t have the tools, please reach out!
If you have not received a science newletter from me this year, please email me, and I will add you to the list!
Click here for the latest TEA updates on new Science TEKS. These TEKS will be implemented in the 2024-25 academic year.
STEM Resources and Initiatives:
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education is a method of hands-on teaching and learning where students learn to apply academic content by creatively solving real-world problems with innovative design-based thinking to prepare students for future career opportunities.
Texas Education Agency STEM Initiative: To ensure our students are prepared for this future workforce, The Texas Education Agency developed a STEM Framework for districts to use a guide for STEM programming and is working to establish a Texas EcosySTEM – a collaborative effort which unites various stakeholders to work towards the common goal of increasing access for young people to STEM-rich learning environments so that they are engaged and have mastered the necessary skills for success in STEM careers.
TEKS/STAAR science preparation workshops are offered for both new and experienced teachers, which incorporate exploration of the STAAR objectives, effective techniques for teaching those objectives, and test-taking tactics.
Campuses that have comparatively low scores in science can receive on-site technical assistance in the form of professional development in instructional strategies, coaching for individual teachers, model teaching in the classroom, and an analysis of existing science programs.
Technical assistance in interpreting test data and formulating effective campus/district plans, which will improve science achievement, is available upon request.