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Region 4 Education Service Center
Social Studies Advisory Committee Meeting, Fall 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
TEA Updates
o Notes from TETN Social Studies Update, September 28, 2010
o Revised TEKS, implemented Fall 2011
o STAAR and EOC news
o Professional development for Social Studies TEKS and EOC
o Your questions and ideas
Ongoing Projects
o Andréa Rivers
 ELPS (English Language Proficiency Standards)
 ELPS Academies for Social Studies (Project Share)
 Embedding the ELPS with E’s: High School Social Studies
 TALA (Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies)
o Tom Wurst
 World Geography Project
o Debbie Behling
 Project Share, Epsilen
 Special Education Resources from Helen Griffin
Scheduled Conferences
o TSSSA/TCSS, October 14-17, 2010, Hilton North (across from Greenspoint Mall),
Houston, Texas
o Region 4 Reading and Writing Conference, November 4, 2010
o NSSSA/NCSS, November 11-14, 2010, Denver, Colorado
o Region 4 Social Studies Conference, January 22, 2011
o TSSSA, March 24-25, 2011, Austin Airport Hilton
o TCSS, October 21-23, 2011, Austin Doubletree Hotel
Other Information and Resources
o Networking Opportunities: District Highlights
o Professional Organizations
o Friends of the Texas Room, Jeff Lindemann
Adjourn for Lunch at Red Onion (maps available)
Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., Session ID 462658
Region 4 Education Service Center
Social Studies Advisory Committee Meeting, Fall 2010
Upcoming Fall-Spring Professional Development Sessions:
Session Title
Exploring Grades K-5 Social Studies TEKS
Building Social Studies Vocabulary
Exploring the World Geography TEKS
Exploring the Grade 7 TEKS: Texas History
*Teaching About the Holocaust
**Free Event**
Exploring the Grade 6 TEKS: Social Studies in the Contemporary
Exploring the Grade 8 American History TEKS
Exploring the World History TEKS
Exploring the U.S. History TEKS
Region 4 Social Studies Conference
Exploring the Grade 8 American History TEKS
*Project CRISS: Creating Independence through Student-Owned
Strategies, Grades 4-12
*Social Studies Differentiation Strategies for the
Gifted/Advanced Student
Exploring the Grade 7 TEKS: Texas History
Exploring the World History TEKS
Exploring Grades K-5 Social Studies TEKS
Successful Cooperative Learning in the Social Studies Classroom
Exploring the U.S. History TEKS
Exploring the World Geography TEKS
Exploring the Grade 6 TEKS: Social Studies in the Contemporary
*-6 hour G/T Update Credit provided
October 19
October 20
Pearland ISD
October 21
October 28
November 5
UH Campus
November 8
Session ID
November 9
November 16
December 1
January 22
January 25
January 26, 27, and
March 2
February 2
February 3
February 15
February 15
February 16
February 22
February 24
March 1
Fall 2010 Cluster Site:
Building Social Studies Vocabulary
Pearland ISD, October 20, 2010
Session 651665
Pearland ISD Administration Building, 1928 Main, Pearland, TX 77588
Please let us know if you would like to host a cluster site during Fall 2011-Summer 2012. You receive four free
slots for hosting a session.
We are also available for customized contracts for your staff.
Region 4 Education Service Center
Social Studies Advisory Committee Meeting, Fall 2010
State Board of Education Meetings
SBOE meetings are archived and are available for viewing for the next six months. If you are interested in
viewing the meetings, follow the directions below.
 Go to http://www.texasadmin.com/cgi-bin/tea.cgi.
 Scroll down to see the dates and agendas. The dates are listed newest to oldest.
Please consider volunteering for an EOC or TAKS item review committee. Use the form located here:
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/develop/recform.pdf. Complete the form and send it to
Social Studies TETNs for 2010:
The 2010 Social Studies TETN schedule is:
Event Number
January 27, 2010
1:00-3:00 p.m.
March 22, 2010
1:00-3:00 p.m.
May 26, 2010
1:00-3:00 p.m.
July 28, 2010
1:00-3:00 p.m.
September 28, 2010 1:00-3:00 p.m.
November 23, 2010 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The 2011 SBOE meeting schedule is:
 January 19-21, 2011
 April 13-15, 2011
 July 20-22, 2011
 September 14-16, 2011
 November 16-18, 2011
Ongoing Timeline of Social Studies Activities:
 Fall 2008
SBOE Nominations for TEKS Review Committees
 Winter 2009
Start TEKS Review Committee Meetings
 Fall 2009
SBOE Discussion of Social Studies TEKS
 January 2010
First Reading of Grades K-8, High School U.S. History Studies
 March 2010
Continue First Reading and Filing of TEKS
 March 2010-April 2010 Posting of TEKS Draft to Texas Registry, opportunity for public comment
 May 2010
Second Reading and Adoption
 September 2010
Revised TEKS final and posted to TEA website
Fall 2010 (mid-October)
Publication of STAAR Blueprints (Social Studies Grade 8 and EOCs)
January 2011
Blueprint Committees meet and review blueprints
Spring 2011
Development of professional development for TEKS and EOCs
Summer 2011
Professional Development for TEKS and EOCs (Project Share)
Fall 2011
Implementation of TEKS and Online CRS Materials
Fall 2012
Adoption of Proclamation 2013
Fall 2013
Proclamation 2013 – Social Studies Instructional
Materials in schools (possibly for tested courses only)
Region 4 Education Service Center
Social Studies Advisory Committee Meeting, Fall 2010
Helpful Websites:
Region 4: http://www.esc4.net
 Social Studies Advisory Committee Wikispace: http://r4ssadvisory.wikispaces.com/
 Social Studies Services: http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=ss.home
 Product Snapshots: http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=ss.snapshots
 Professional Development: http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=ss.profdev
 Social Studies Benchmark Assessments: http://www.escweb.net/tx_bm/social/
 Professional Organizations: http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=ss.proforgs
 TEA Updates: http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=ss.tea_updates
 Online Store: http://www.region4store.com/
 Conferences: http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=pi.conferences
TEA (Texas Education Agency):
 Project Share: http://projectsharetexas.org/
 Social Studies TEKS: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter113/index.html
 End-of-Course Exams: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index3.aspx?id=3302&menu_id3=793
 TAKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills):
 2009 Released TAKS: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index3.aspx?id=3839&menu_id3=793
 Special Education Assessments: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index3.aspx?id=3632&menu_id3=793
 Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA): http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/tala/
 Social Studies Center: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ssc/
o Sign up for ListServ: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ssc/educator_resources/listserv.htm
 Personal Financial Literacy Resources: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/curriculum/social/pflmaterials.html
 Legislative Briefing Book from 2009 Texas Legislative Session:
 Best Practices Clearinghouse: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/bestprac/index.html
EOC Reference Document:
College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS): http://www.txccrs.org/
 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/
Texas Council for the Social Studies: http://txcss.org
Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association: http://tsssa.org
Texas Alliance for Geographic Education: http://www.geo.txstate.edu/tage/
Friends of Geography: http://friendsofgeographyhouston.org/
Texas State Historical Society: http://www.tshaonline.org/
 Texas History Day: http://www.tshaonline.org/education/thd/index.html
 National History Day: http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/
Law-Related Education: http://www.texaslre.org/
Texas Council for Economic Education: http://www.economicstexas.org/
Digital History: http://www.digitalhistory2.uh.edu/
Local Organizations:
 Holocaust Museum Houston: http://www.hmh.org/
 Museum of Fine Arts Houston: http://www.mfah.org
o Education Area: http://www.mfah.org/schools
Other Resources:
 Texas Independence Resources from Washington-on-the-Brazos Historical Park:
Region 4 Education Service Center
Social Studies Advisory Committee Meeting, Fall 2010
Your Region 4 Social Studies Team:
Mary Ingle, Interim Director, Science/Social Studies Solutions
713.744.6858, mingle@esc4.net
Social Studies Specialists
 Debbie Behling, Education Specialist
713.744.6863, dbehling@esc4.net
K-12 Social Studies
Federal Grants
Project CRISS Lead
Technology Integration
 Tom Wurst, Education Specialist
713.744.8194, twurst@esc4.net
Secondary Social Studies
Grades 9-12 Specialist
World History, World Geography
 Andréa Rivers, Education Specialist
713.744.6594, arivers@esc4.net
Secondary Social Studies
Grades 6-8 Specialist
Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA)
ELPS (English Language Proficiency Standards) Project
 Helen Griffin, Education Specialist
Special Education Solutions
713.744.6366, hgriffin@esc4.net
Social Studies Inclusion, Co-Teaching
Social Studies for Diverse Learners
BISI Schools (Building Inclusive Schools Initiative)
Thinking Maps©
Layered Curriculum
Social Studies for Alternative Settings