New Courses Available in Project Share

A variety of new courses for teachers, students, administrators, and professional service providers have been made available in Project Share this month. Learn about Project Share’s most recent course offerings below, and contact your local Education Service Center for more information on access to these courses.

Supporting Science Instruction: An Overview for School Leaders

This self-paced course is designed to increase knowledge of science curriculum and instruction. This course provides information K-12 teachers receive as participants in the statewide science academies. Topics include an overview of the science TEKS; connections to ELPS, CCRS, and RtI; state assessments; science safety; and the Rigor/Relevance Framework™.

Biology End-of-Course Success

This self-paced course provides biology teachers with information about the 2010 Biology TEKS, the STAARTMprogram, College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS), English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), and Response to Intervention (RtI). Participants experience four 5E lessons through text, interactive animations, and video. Resources for both teachers and students are provided via downloadable files and web links.

OnTRACK English III: Sample Course

OnTRACK Lessons for English are supplementary lessons that align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. The lessons use video, graphics, and online activities to support classroom instruction and facilitate individualized intervention for students. While these lessons are organized as a Project Share “course,” they do not cover every student expectation in the TEKS for the corresponding SBOE-approved course. Students cannot earn course credit by completing OnTRACK lessons.

TELLIT: Professional Service Provider Training

Professional Service Providers (PSP) can use the Texas English Language Learner Instructional Tool (TELLIT) to provide feedback and explore perceptions with campus administrators about what is occurring in mathematics classrooms. During this course, you will learn about the role of the PSP in the classroom-observation process, including pre-observation and post-observation tasks.

Chemistry End-of-Course Success

This course provides information and activities designed to improve overall science instruction, increase student achievement in Chemistry, and support student success on the STAAR Chemistry EOC assessment. Participants experience student-centered 5E lessons that make connections to the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS), the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), and the Response to Intervention (RtI) model.

Watch for more updates on Project Share courses by visiting the gateway News stream, the Course Catalog, and the @projectsharetx Twitter feed.