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Texas Home Learning (THL)


An optional, aligned suite of resources for Texas educators in the new learning environment. Texas Home Learning helps Texas educators to use high quality instructional materials – one of the most impactful parts of a student’s education – in virtual, in-person, and hybrid settings with professional learning and technology supports for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

 

Learn more about Texas Home Learning here >

Contact Us

 

Amplify

Debra Humphrey

254.297.1188

debra.humphrey@esc12.net 

 


 

Teaching Strategies

Ashley Becknauld

254.297.1221

ashley.becknauld@esc12.net

 


 

Eureka

Jenny Glaser

254.297.1249 

jenny.glaser@esc12.net 

 

Services Include:

  • Evidence-Based Professional Development
  • Expert Assistance
  • TEKS and STAAR Support
  • Instructional Coaching
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Debra Humphrey
Continuous Improvement Specialist
254.297.1188
debra.humphrey@esc12.net 

 


Amplify and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) have partnered to provide Texas school communities with access to high-quality, TEKS-aligned K–8 language arts and reading resources through Texas Home Learning. Amplify’s core and supplemental materials were built to support Texas learners in the classroom, at home, or wherever learning takes place.

 

View Amplify's Programs offered in Texas Here >

 
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Ashley Becknauld
Continuous Improvement Specialist
254.297.1221
ashley.becknauld@esc12.net
 

Welcome to Teaching Strategies Prekindergarten Learning Solution for Texas. You’ve taken an important step to strengthen your early learning program with high-quality teaching and learning materials aligned to the Texas Prekindergarten guidelines.

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  • If you're a school district in Region 12 that is interested in implementing Teaching Strategies, your regional representative, Ashley Becknauld, will need to complete the registration on your behalf. Please fill out the form below to begin the registration process.


    Please allow up to 24 business hours to process your request. Once your account has been created, a confirmation email will be sent to you directly from Teaching Strategies asking you to change/create a new password.

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    Do you have an existing GOLD account? If yes, please provide the username in the comments section below so that we can provision these resources to your existing account If no, a new account will be created for you

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Eureka Math® TEKS Edition and Eureka Math in Sync™ TEKS Edition are fully aligned with TEKS standards and are free to Texas educators as a part of this initiative. Schools across the country have seen remarkable gains in student achievement and engagement with Eureka Math TEKS Edition, and now Texas students have access to the high-quality math curriculum customized for Texas.
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Jenny Glaser
Continuous Improvement Specialist
254.297.1249
jenny.glaser@esc12.net

 
Resources
  • Join our online community using Facebook, Pinterest, and the Aha! blog to enable curriculum users to share resources and connect with each other and our writers.
  • ST Math

     

    Free ST Math Access Still Available!


    Did you know that ST Math is free for all Texans? Any Texan can head here to register for their free access!

    Districts, campuses, and teachers looking for tools for supplemental learning can learn more about ST Math here. Learn more about standards alignment, play sample games, and get registered.

     

    Tune in to the weekly ST Math for Texas Overview webinar to learn more about this free THL supplemental product!

     
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Implementation FAQ
  • We do not specify a homework routine, we allow for teacher discretion to customize homework assignments and routines that meet the specific needs of an individual classroom. In making decisions about how to assign and manage homework, consider the following: 

    • Students’ performance in class, particularly on the Exercises and Examples and exit tickets, will provide the teacher with valuable information that should drive homework decisions. 
    • A set of problems is provided on the daily Problem Set. This bank of problems, directly tied to the day’s lesson, should be assigned thoughtfully by the teacher. 
    • It is not necessarily appropriate to assign the entire Problem Set for homework. It is also not necessarily appropriate to assign the same problems to all students. The classroom teacher is in the best position to know what is right for the class, both collectively and individually. 
    • The classroom teacher is in the best position to know which homework items their students will be able to complete successfully and independently. Thoughtfully customized homework assignments will minimize the amount of valuable instructional time that needs to be devoted to homework the following day, allowing the mathematical story to continue moving forward. On our website, we provide grade-level specific Pacing and
    • Preparation Guides, which are intended to provide teachers with a process to customize and prepare for instruction. This includes adapting the lesson to meet the needs of individual students. It could similarly be applied to homework. 
     
  • We often hear that teachers struggle with pacing instruction as well as preparing for instruction. In an effort to support educators in making these difficult decisions, we’ve created pacing guides specific for Texas for grades K-5. These guide teachers in making informed decisions about pacing. 
  • Our curriculum is not intended to be followed as a script, instead as a guide to offer support to teachers in the classroom. For example, the “vignettes” of teacher-student interactions included in Eureka Math are exemplars of instructional situations provided by the teachers who have crafted our curricula. These vignettes should be used, not as a script, but as a basis for study and discussion among professionals. We expect—indeed, we encourage—teachers to customize Eureka Math instructional materials and make them their own.
  • The scaffolds integrated into A Story of Units give alternatives for how students access information as well as express and demonstrate their learning. Strategically placed margin notes are provided within each lesson elaborating on the use of specific scaffolds at applicable times. They address many needs presented by English language learners, students with disabilities, students performing above grade level, and students performing below grade level.
  • Our curriculum does include daily formative assessments in the form of Exit Tickets, as well as Mid-Module and End-of-Module Assessments. The daily Exit Tickets are designed to help teachers reflect on what their students know and can do in order to drive instruction for the following day. The Module Assessments are designed to tie together standards that have been addressed to that point in the Module. Because these Module Assessments are rigorous items, a scoring rubric is also provided. Please note that a score is not intended to be directly converted to a percentage grade. We recognize that implementers have additional assessments needed beyond what is provided in this free curriculum. We are working diligently to secure assessment partners who will be able to provide more complete assessment programs in the future.
  • Based on feedback from educators, our team is focused on providing implementation support and professional development. While we do not currently offer our own suite of digital tools, some educators have found NCTM Illuminations useful.
Eureka Math Parents
  • We understand that parents are their child’s chief advocate and most essential teacher – at homework time and always. To assist in this crucial role, we have assembled a parent support page  that contains a variety of helpful resources, including:

    • Homework Helpers to illustrate problems similar to those assigned in class and demonstrate an example of the thinking that supports each problem, so that parents can help their children with Eureka Math homework problems. 
    • Grade Roadmaps to explain what a Eureka Math student will be studying in the coming year and share strategies that you can employ to facilitate learning outside of the classroom. A great way to begin bridging the gap between the way math was once taught and today’s techniques.
    • Parent Tip Sheets to help parents address questions children may have about Eureka Math at home. Tip sheets are available for each module for Grades K through 8. These tip sheets include suggested strategies and models, key vocabulary, connections to previous learning, and tips for how you can support your child’s learning at home.  They are arranged in the same sequence as the student homework, making it easy for parents to follow along with their child’s progress.
    • Videos that explain the rationale behind Eureka Math and why it is an effective program.
    • Additional online resources parents may find useful

    Parents can also download a PDF version of our curriculum to reference. More detailed information can be accessed within the curriculum’s module overviews and topic openers within each lesson.  

  • There are Spanish translations of our Eureka Math Parent Tip Sheets (Consejos para padres) available for free in the Great Minds shop, here
     
Technical Troubleshooting
  • If you are having trouble logging in, please use the “forgot my password” feature on the login page to reset your password.  If you are still unable to log in or access your materials after that, please contact the Eureka customer service team via phone (202-223-1854) or e-mail (helpdesk@greatminds.org) for further assistance with this issue.
  • To add users to your account, please log in and navigate to your administrator dashboard. Once you’ve done this, you should be able to see how many available subscriptions you have to assign users. Please make sure you have enough subscriptions available for the users you would like to add. To add multiple users, we recommend using the “Import CSV” feature, which allows you to upload an excel document of multiple email addresses and names at once. 
  • In order to access your Great Minds materials, log-in to your account and select “My Resources'' in the orange banner. This option will redirect you to a page with a list of the materials you have access to.     
     
Denise Gilbert headshot, ESC Region 12 Specialist
Denise Gilbert
Education Specialist
254.297.1272
dgilbert@esc12.net 

 
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