Movers and Shakers in Texas Middle Schools

Posted by Texas OnCourse Communications Coordinator Rose Frezza on Aug 20, 2019 12:56:15 PM

Earlier this summer, we welcomed a new cohort of leader fellows into the ranks of Texas OnCourse. This is a group of movers and shakers in college and career readiness who demonstrate a commitment to their students and professional development every single day. We’d like you to meet a few of our Texas middle school counselors and educators who are making a difference in their educational communities.

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Topics: Middle School, Professional Development, Curriculum Resources

College and Career Readiness and Community Engagement Go Hand in Hand

Posted by Texas OnCourse Communications Coordinator Rose Frezza on Aug 6, 2019 3:08:24 PM

When you ask educators why they decided to enter the field, you’re likely to hear something akin to the following: a love of children, a sense of helping others and doing good, a feeling of making a difference in the world. Among all of these answers, a common thread runs – relationships and building connections are important to educators, inspiring and animating them.

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Topics: Middle School, Educators, Curriculum Resources

Middle School Lesson Plans for College and Career Readiness

Posted by Texas OnCourse Leader Fellow Dyann Wilson on Jul 30, 2019 1:55:22 PM

Questions that keep me on my toes as a middle school counselor day after day:

“How can I engage students?

How can I keep their attention for the entire class period?

How can I do this while teaching them about college and career readiness?”

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Topics: Middle School, Educators, Curriculum Resources

Hosting a Middle School Career Fair

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Feb 19, 2019 3:20:00 PM

As a middle school educator, are you looking for ways to enhance career exploration at your school? Helping middle school students investigate career options can be quite the task. First, be sure to take a look at our Middle School Resources for in-class activities. Second, consider hosting a middle school career fair! In addition to giving students a better understanding of various careers, a middle school career fair can show how specific careers fit with each of the five endorsements offered in high school. Third, be sure to check out our comprehensive blog on the Basics of Career Exploration for Students.

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Topics: Middle School, Jobs and Careers, Endorsements, Educators, Curriculum Resources