Korem Behavioral Interviewing Method Workshop, February 27-28, Austin
A workshop will be offered February 27-28 in Austin with Dan Korem, international speaker and author of The Art of Profiling—Reading People Right the First Time. The Korem Interviewing Method combines on-the-spot profiling and behavioral interviewing, helping you avoid ineffective hires that cost your district time and money by identifying the person with the knowledge, skill, experience, culture fit, and adaptability for your position. TASA members attend for 75 percent off the corporate rate. Register today.
CMAT Levels 1 and 2 to be Held This Spring
TASA will offer a Level 2 CMAT at TASA Headquarters in Austin April 18-20. The training is designed to prepare instructional leaders to examine and evaluate system-based issues to optimize the delivery of effective teaching and learning. (Completion of Level 1 CMAT is a prerequisite for Level 2 training.) Due to high demand, TASA will also offer an additional Level 1 CMAT at TASA Headquarters in Austin June 20-22.
Follow Education Bills Using Online TASA Bill Tracker
The 85th Texas legislative session has begun. Bill filing began in November, and legislators will continue to file bills until the March 10 bill-filing deadline. See which bills TASA is following using the online TASA Bill Tracker. Search for a specific bill number or by bill type or author. As the session progresses, TASA members will receive more frequent Capitol Watch Alerts that include short bill summaries and updates on committee hearings. Watch for those in your email inbox! See a list of TASA's legislative priorities.
Has Your District Passed a Resolution Opposing A-F School/District Ratings?
The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association is the latest organization to pass a resolution opposing the A-F school/district rating system. TEPSA joins the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education (TCASE), the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce, and 538 Texas school districts representing nearly 2.8 million students. If your district’s board of trustees has passed a resolution that includes opposition to A-F (download a sample), please notify Amy Francisco, TASA Communications and Media Relations, so your district can be added to the list.
Dallas Cowboys Coach to Once Again Kick Off Texas Reads One Book
On April 3, Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett will kick off Texas Reads One Book when his videotaped reading of the first chapter of The Lemonade War will be shown in participating elementary schools. During the following three weeks, families will take up where Garrett leaves off, reading a chapter from the book each night. Participating schools receive everything they need for the literacy program, including a copy of the selected book for each student, reading schedules, assembly skits, suggested activities, and trivia questions. Family literacy and parental education components are included as well. Sign up by March 1. Get the details.
Check Out TASA's MISSION: School Transformation Website
TASA's MISSION: School Transformation website features information on the initiative's history and key players, as well as access to helpful tools and resources, related professional development and projects such as TASA on iTunes U, and details on how to get involved. Several of the site’s main sections are devoted to MISSION principles: digital learning, high-priority learning standards, multiple assessments, community-based accountability, and organizational transformation. Explore the website.