- STAAR Resources
Join us for the last STAT Twitter chat before we take summer break!
Tuesday, June 25th at 8:00 CST/7:00 MST #txscied
Our discussion will include HB5 and teacher certification standards. We have been asked to submit questions that teachers and administrators have. We need your voice.
What questions do you have about the new endorsements and graduation plans?
What effects will HB5 have on science education?
What topics do you want to discuss during future chats?
Social Media Committee Update
Facebook Contest Winners Announced and Week Three of STAT Twitter Chat
Congratulations to Tim Holt for the most referrals on our CAST Tour 2013 Facebook page and Kathryn A. Collins Kraften for winning the drawing. Each will receive a $25 gift card.
Join STAT for a discussion about science and science education on Tuesday, June 11th at 8/7PM CDT/MDT
What does science mean to you?
We are excited to announce that the May Issue of The STATellite is now available!
In this issue you will find informative articles such as:
- Teaching Future Teachers
- Earth Space TEKs
- NanoSpace News
- Texas Envirothon
- STAT Facebook Contest
- CAST 2013 Info
- and much more!
You can view this issue here: http://statweb.org/statellite
As of August 31 no lesson plans will be available through CSCOPE.
"The CSCOPE era is over. However, what the last several months has proven is that the state will have to create a plan to monitor all on line material in the future so that our schools and classroom remain completely transparent to parents and the legislature knows what is being taught in our classrooms across Texas" Senator Dan Patrick said in a press release yesterday.
Go here to see the press release.
CAST PROPOSALS DEADLINE EXTENDED
The CAST Proposals Deadline has been extended to May 13th. Click HERE to submit yours today!
STAT ELECTION RESULTS
STAT Elections are over and the results are in! Here are your 2013 Officers:
President - Donald Burken
Past President - Sharon Kamas
President Elect - Melana Silva
Vice President - Matthew Wells
Treasurer - JoAnne Jackson
Good afternoon STAT members! I have often heard it said that government moves slowly. I tend to disagree, with the rapid changes that have taken place this legislative session; it doesn’t seem that way at all. I am learning so much! Please take a moment to give some feedback and I challenge you to make a phone call.
HB 5 is on the calendar for a second reading in the Senate at any time. There is still time for amendments to be added before a final vote is taken.
Possible Senate amendments have not been posted, but STAT would like to have your feedback. The attached floor amendment outlines 4 years of science for graduation-
Dear STAT Members,
Call to Action - SB 1720
Senate Bill 1720 by Patrick would create a fund to repay student loans for first-year math and science teachers who agree to teach for four years in a Title I school. It is scheduled for a hearing in Chairman Patrick’s Senate Education Committee Wednesday, May 1 at 9:00 AM (subject to change). Click HERE for a copy of the Committee Substitute for the Bill, and HERE for a bill analysis.
If you have an opinion on this subject, you may email your opinion in advance of the committee hearing by clicking on the Senator's name:
CAST 2013 Appetite for Instruction Housing is OPEN!
Book your rooms today to stay close to the convention center where CAST will be under ONE roof again at the George R Brown Convention Center, November 7th - 9th in Houston, Texas.
Host Hotel: Hilton Americas
Additional Available Hotels: Four Seasons, Hyatt