Today, we have two short updates for you. First, a new resource for mental health from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). And second, new information from the Coordinating Board on how COVID-19 has affected dual credit.
First up, the new mental health resource from TEA. TEA recently launched Project Restore, a trauma-informed training video series. The series provides relevant strategies to help you address your own emotional needs as well the needs of your students. So far, TEA has posted a series overview and their first installment: Understanding Trauma and Its Impact. The first video also includes a facilitation guide for school leaders interested in leading a group professional development session with teachers and staff. The remaining videos will be added in the coming weeks.
Second, new information from the Coordinating Board on dual credit. The Coordinating Board added a new question to their FAQ on courses, calendars, and reporting. With districts delaying the start of the school year, your dual credit students may enroll in their dual credit course after the institution’s semester census date. If your higher education institutional partners are concerned about how these students will be counted in census data reports, point them to this FAQ. The Coordinating Board clarified that higher education institutions can report students who enroll in courses that begin after the semester census date with the regular census data reports. The deadline for census data reports is October 15. For more info, refer to the Coordinating Board’s website.
Finally, don't miss our tips for keeping your high schoolers on course during COVID-19.
NOTE: This is a transcript of a Facebook Live video that appeared on 9/17/20. Watch it here.