1. Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tier I: Content Area Instructional Routines to Support Academic Literacy

    • CPE credit is 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading
    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tier I builds knowledge and skills so teachers can effectively support the development of reading skills in adolescent students. The strategies presented in the course promote the implementation of effective reading instruction for all students across all content areas. Participants who successfully complete all modules and the assessment will earn nine CPE credits.
  2. Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tiers II & III: Assessment and Instructional Routines for Reading Intervention

    • CPE credit is 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading
    The Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) prepare middle school teachers to design appropriate instruction for all students, including those who struggle with reading due to limited English proficiency, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other risk factors for reading difficulties. This series of resources (Tiers II & III) includes a diagnostic and progress-monitoring instrument along with guidance for intensive interventions targeting the needs of struggling adolescent readers.
  3. ELPS Academy

    • CPE credit is 4
    • Subject: ELL Support
    An overview of the ELPS, TAC Chapter 74.4, and the ELPS Framework.
  4. Implementing the ELPS in English Language Arts and Reading

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELL Support
    This course is designed to show how implementing of the ELPS cross-curricular student expectations and linguistic accommodations promotes content and language acquisition in an English language arts and reading lesson.
  5. Implementing the ELPS in Mathematics

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELL Support
    The Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, §74.4 requires all content area teachers to support English language learners’ (ELLs) development of content and language as they are an integral part of the required curriculum.This course is designed to show how implementing of the ELPS cross-curricular student expectations and linguistic accommodations promotes content and language acquisition in a mathematics lesson.
  6. Implementing the ELPS in Science

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELL Support
    The Texas Administrative Code Chapter (TAC), Title 19, §74.4 requires all content area teachers to support ELLs' development of content and language as they are an integral part of the required curriculum. This course is designed to show how implementing the ELPS cross-curricular student expectations and linguistic accommodations promotes content and language acquisition in a science lesson.
  7. ELPS for Administrators

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELL Support
    This course is designed for campus administrators and will provide an overview for ELPS district implementation requirements and guidance on how to monitor effective instruction for English language learners (ELLs). As an administrator or instructional leader, it is critical to have an understanding of how integrating the ELPS into content area instruction and aligning instruction to ELLs’ language proficiency levels provides linguistic and cognitive supports.
  8. Science Academies for Grades K–4, Part 1

    • CPE credit is 12
    • Subject: Science
    The Science Academies for Grades K–4, Part 1 provides pedagogical and content knowledge support for elementary science teachers.
  9. ELL Foundations—Effective Instructional Strategies and Routines

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELL Support
    This course covers the key content objectives of providing differentiated instruction, building academic vocabulary, and facilitating cooperative learning.
  10. ELL Foundations—Second Language Acquisition

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELL Support
    This course will provide educators with foundational knowledge in the second language acquisition process, along with its impact on content-area instruction and student achievement.
  11. ELL Foundations—Guidance and Support for ELLs

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELL Support
    This course provides educators with foundational knowledge of the essential elements to consider in providing guidance and support for English Language Learners (ELLs).
  12. ELL Foundations—Assessment and Data–Driven Instruction

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELL Support
    The objective of this course is to provide educators with the foundational knowledge of assessment and data-driven instructional practices that will support ELLs in academic settings. (3 CPE hours)
  13. Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment: Administering and Interpreting Results

    • CPE credit is 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading
    This course details how to score and interpret the results of the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA). This course is Unit 4 of the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy (TALA).
  14. The Revised Math TEKS (Grades K–8) with Supporting Documents

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: Math
    The goals for participation are to become familiar with the focal points and the TEKS comparison documents, to examine how to use the documents to improve overall mathematics instruction, and to explore vertical alignment of mathematical concepts and processes within the Revised TEKS (2012). CPE credit is 3.
  15. The Revised Math TEKS (Grades 9–12) with Supporting Documents

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: Math
    The goals for participation are to become familiar with the revised TEKS and the TEKS comparison documents, to examine how to use the documents to improve overall mathematics instruction, and to explore vertical alignment of mathematical concepts and processes within the revised TEKS. CPE credit is 3.
  16. Birthday Conundrum

    • Resource ID: TXLS025
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    Students will work together to determine the amount of each snack item it will take to feed the guests at a birthday party using different methods of multiplication representation.

     

  17. Does Paper Have Volume?

    • Resource ID: TXLS029
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will be involved in a problem-solving lesson to determine if paper has volume, find the volume of a piece of paper and a ream of paper, and  determine how many pieces of paper will fit inside their classroom.

  18. Just Graph It!

    • Resource ID: TXLS030
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    Students will be involved in a problem solving lesson in which they are to visually represent previously collected survey data.

  19. ELL Instructional Videos—ELA and Reading

    • CPE credit is 1
    • Subject: ELL Support
    The ELL instructional videos show teachers using strategies from each of the three key areas—affective, linguistic, and cognitive—in an authentic classroom setting.
  20. ELL Instructional Videos—Mathematics

    • CPE credit is 1
    • Subject: ELL Support
    The ELL instructional videos show teachers using strategies from each of the three key areas—affective, linguistic, and cognitive—in an authentic classroom setting.