Teaching Innovations

Creating innovative classrooms builds lively teaching, academic rigor, and connective instruction, the three components of engagement. These videos showcase four methods for increasing these components.

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The Teacher Toolkit

A resourceful website developed by the Educator Certification Program that demonstrates powerful teaching strategies for use by novice and veteran teachers alike.

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Accommodation Central

Find the right accommodations for your student. Search by academic or functional need, pick up a new skill in the Learning Library, and join the community!

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ECP Limited Admission Cycle

ECP is accepting applications for the Limited Admission Cycle to meet needs for additional teachers in selected certification areas, including Elementary and Secondary, Austin ISD Teacher Academy, and Special Education. Application closes April 27th!

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Oh the Math that They’ll Know!  Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Primary Math Games K-2

Are you looking for engaging and effective ways to help your primary students gain confidence and competence with key math concepts. Come prepared to play math games that incorporate the use of cards, dice, multi-sided dice, math shakers, number lines and other easily found math manipulatives. 

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Important Updates for the 2018 Spring STAAR Administrations

On April 5, 2018, Commissioner Morath issued a document entitled, “Important Updates for the 2018 Spring STAAR Administrations.”  This document addresses changes in medical exemptions for STAAR, transcribing student responses, and classroom displays during testing. The April 2018 issue of the Student Assessment Newsletter contains these updates as well as links to the PDFs regarding […] Read More

Nurturing Culturally Relevant Teaching in Your District

Newsela’s Jamie RIchard and Megan Pattenhouse discuss why Culturally Relevant Teaching is important now more than ever. “Data clearly shows that American schools don’t all serve students equally: from hidden biases to disproportionately harsh discipline, students of color suffer worse outcomes at every level.” Read more here.   Read More