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Instructional Technology Update. Karin Horn, Coordinator 817-740-3668. The New Technology Applications TEKS and Courses.

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Instructional technology update

Instructional Technology Update

Karin Horn, Coordinator


The new technology applications teks and courses

The New Technology Applications TEKS and Courses

  • Adopted revisions to Tech Apps TEKS (K-12) and 19 new Tech Apps Courses (HS) became effective September 26, 2011 for implementation Fall 2012 (19 TAC Chapter 126)

  • New HS Courses are identified in the TEKS with “Beginning with School Year 2012-2013” at the end of the titleExample: §126.47 Web Design(One Credit), Beginning with School Year 2012-2013

Instructional technology update

Current Courses

Independent Study in Technology Apps

Independent Study -Evolving/Emerging Tech

Instructional technology update

New HS Tech Apps Courses

Independent Study in Technology Apps

Independent Study -Evolving/Emerging Tech

The new technology applications high school courses

The New Technology Applications High School Courses

  • Currently, TAC §74.3(b)(2)(K) requires districts to offer at least four high school level technology applications courses.

  • The TAC, Chapter 74, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum was revised effective May 30, removing the requirement to teach any of the offered Tech Apps courses with 10 or more students enrolled.§74.3(b)(4)

The new technology applications teks professional development

The New Technology Applications TEKS Professional Development

  • State-developed Professional Development for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 is currently being offered by ESCXI right now through Project Share.

  • Format - 6 CPE hour online courses, free through Project Share.

  • Purpose - to assist with the implementation of the new standards, NOT to teach new content

  • Professional Development for High School is currently in development, and will be offered in the future directly by TEA (date TBD)

The new technology applications teks suggested resources

The New Technology Applications TEKS Suggested Resources

  • Project Share Groups

    • Technology Applications Teacher Network

    • New Technology Applications TEKS Adoption Info Center

  • TEA Website (use A-Z index to locate)

    • Technology Applications

Instructional technology update

  • Are you ready to flip your classroom? Join us on a journey to turn your instruction upside down! This hands-on session begins with an explanation of the pedagogy and process behind flipped instruction, explores resources and options, and demonstrates how to utilize technology to facilitate the transition.

Instructional technology update

  • Virtual Learning Scholarship Program

    • October 8, 2012 – Application Opening Date

    • October 22, 2012 – Spring Registration Opens

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