Announcing the Friends of Geography Spring 2013 Workshop
Africa: A Study in Diversity
The workshop will include content about the physical geography, history, and current issues of selected regions in Africa. FOG teacher leaders will provide TEKS aligned lessons related to content presented.
- Sessions lead by Dr. Bernardo Pohl, University of Houston and Friends of Geography Teacher Leaders
- Walk away with TEKS aligned lessons over regions of Africa
- Light Breakfast provided
Choice of 2 Dates & Locations
Feb. 23 at Carl Wunsche School, 900 Wunsche Loop, Spring, 77373
March 2 at Westbook Intermediate, 302 West El Dorado, Friendswood, 77546
Registration 8:30-8:45am Workshop from 8:45-12:00pm
Professional development certificates awarded at the end of the workshop.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Leadbetter jenniferL85@hotmail.com
FOGger awarded Texas Social Studies Supervisor of the Year Award!
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) will be replacing the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). At the elementary school level, the structure of the assessments will not differ significantly from the TAKS exams. The rigor of the STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) exams and their importance for high school graduation provide a major difference between these and the TAKS.
The following TEA link identifies the phase-in process for the STAAR/EOC as the high school level TAKS tests are phased out:
This following TEA link contains the most current blueprint for the high school tested subjects as well as the identification of the Readiness and Supporting standards. These standards are crucial for teachers to know and understand as there is a direct correlation between the student expectations in the TEKS and what will be emphasized on the STAAR/EOC: