Six Tips for Implementing Effective PD from Northwest ISD

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 20, 2020 1:13:06 PM

This year, educators around the state are seeing normal PD schedules disrupted or challenged by COVID-19 restrictions. And many schools and districts are turning to remote PD for the first time.

Northwest ISD, a quickly growing district in Dallas-Fort Worth, has been using the Texas OnCourse Academy to provide virtual lessons to their college and career staff for the past couple of years. Here are some tips that they’ve utilized for implementing professional development along the way. Find more tips and tools like this in our new remote PD toolkit.

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Topics: Professional Development, Administrators, Distance Learning

New Online Learning Tools for Texas Students

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 23, 2020 3:23:56 PM

Today we’re talking Texas education updates, and we’re covering: 

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Topics: Endorsements, College Planning, Coronavirus, Distance Learning

New Videos: Prep Your Students for High School and College

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 23, 2020 1:26:52 PM

We can’t imagine what it’s like for our students to be out of school and managing uncertainty as they prepare for a big transition. 

So Texas OnCourse created a couple of short videos to help students prepare for a stellar freshman year, whether they’re headed to high school or college.

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Topics: Middle School, Video, Endorsements, College Planning, Coronavirus, Students, Distance Learning

Top 7 Online Teaching Tips, from Educators Like You

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 21, 2020 11:07:08 PM

Strengthen your online teaching abilities by learning from other educators! Lisa Shaw and Julie Stavropoulos share their top online teaching tips below. Lisa is currently Texas OnCourse’s implementation coordinator and formerly a CTE educator. Julie is currently Texas OnCourse’s curriculum and instruction writer and formerly an English teacher. Below are their top tips for teaching and connecting with students remotely.

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Topics: Coronavirus, Distance Counseling, Distance Learning