Texas High School Endorsement Curriculum Requirements

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Oct 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Use this handy document to review the course requirements for each of the five endorsements on the Foundation High School Program.

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Topics: Lessons & Curriculum, Endorsements, Educators

High School Endorsements: The Basics

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Sep 22, 2020 2:50:46 PM

What are endorsements? 

For parents and guardians, hearing that their eighth grader will have to select an endorsement can be confusing. After all, when today’s adults were in school, such a thing didn’t exist!

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Topics: Middle School, Endorsements, Parents, Educators

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

Do Your Middle School Students Understand Endorsements?

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Feb 26, 2020 7:47:03 AM

How well do you think your middle school students understand endorsements and graduation plans?

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Topics: Middle School, Endorsements

How to Help Students Connect Endorsements and Careers

Posted by Communications Coordinator Rose Frezza on Dec 17, 2019 3:53:24 PM

Helping Texas middle school students prepare to choose an endorsement selection before they enter high school is just one step in career exploration.

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Topics: Lessons & Curriculum, Endorsements

Instructional Strategies for Teaching Endorsements

Posted by Leader Fellow Iris Gonzalez on Nov 19, 2019 10:28:15 AM

My first experience in talking to middle school students about endorsements was more complex than I had anticipated. I may have assumed way too much about their prior knowledge, so it didn’t take long before I had blank faces staring back at me.

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Topics: Lessons & Curriculum, Endorsements, Educators

A Crash Course on Endorsements for Parents

Posted by Leader Fellow Suzan Harrison on Nov 14, 2019 11:46:20 AM

Okay, middle school parents and guardians. It’s never too soon to help your child dream about college and career success after high school. Starting around seventh and eighth grade, you’ll  need to know about Texas graduation requirements and help your child craft a four-year high school plan. Don’t panic – you’ll have help. That’s what counselors and advisers are here for! 

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Topics: Middle School, Endorsements, Parents

The Most Popular Endorsements for Texas High Schoolers

Posted by Communications Coordinator Rose Frezza on Nov 6, 2019 12:07:12 PM

As college and career readiness educators, you may have a good feel for what endorsements your local students are choosing, but have you ever wondered how that might compare to statewide academic trends?

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Topics: Middle School, Research, Endorsements

An Insider’s Guide to the Texas OnCourse Middle School Module

Posted by Leader Fellow Patricia Frost on Oct 1, 2019 2:44:50 PM

In education, time is a commodity. Educators need time to teach, plan, and connect and engage with students. Our time impacts lives; therefore, it must be managed well. Time invested in the Texas OnCourse Academy is truly an investment worth making, because the strategies and resources presented allow educators to save LOTS of time later.

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Topics: Middle School, Professional Development, Endorsements