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Janet Thornton

ESC-17 Social Studies/Eduphoria Specialist



Register today for these upcoming 2017 Social Studies workshops:  

November 13 --Aligned Assessments:  From TEKS Resource System to Eduphoria--Participants will be guided through the steps of reading data, identifying what students need to know and do, identify the processes and skills that apply and review the examples of STAAR-like items.    By utilizing the tools in the TEKS Resource System Assessment Creator, users will be able to create an assessment that aligns with the instruction that is taking place in the classroom.  Participants will leave the workshop with an assessment ready to be used in an upcoming unit.  Presenter:  Jerard Lafuente. Registration link:

November 17--Title III ELA: Connecting Literacy & ELPS in the Social Studies Classroom

This training will help social studies teachers gain a toolbox of literacy strategies so they can encourage more reading, writing and critical thinking in the classroom. In addition, strategies to embed the the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) that are part of the state-required curriculum as well as the Proficiency Level Descriptors (PLDs) will also be explored.  Presenter: Soyla Castillo.    Registration Link

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