PD2Teach is a project from TCTELA that will support teachers in the implementation of the new ELAR/SLAR TEKS for K-8 beginning in 2019-2020 and continuing with high school TEKS in 2020-2021. A team of dedicated teachers and instructional coaches will gather to hold professional conversations about the new standards and will discuss how their classrooms will evolve under the new strands and the new standards. Grounding their discussion in literacy research, this team offers their classroom experiences as examples, will highlight student successes they are already seeing in their classrooms across Texas, and will outline how they are using the standards to create a stronger, literate Texas graduate on the path toward both college and career. PD2Teach is available directly to teachers through an online video platform that will have an accompanying downloadable guide outlining the resources and texts used to forge this exciting path toward the new standards.
Announced January 27, 2018 - TCTELA is inviting all ELAR/SLAR education professionals to get involved in the PD2Teach challenge. To learn more on the submission guidelines and the cash prize, click here.
Trusted sponsors for this project will be invited to participate by logo placement on the downloadable guide and mentions in the videos as educators see fit to discuss a wide variety of products. Any preview products would be greatly appreciated for this team so that they may begin using materials and featuring them for teachers in grades K-8 for this first round. TCTELA does not endorse any one publisher of instructional materials; teachers will work with districts and follow adoption guidelines when choosing instructional material for their districts.
Kelly Tumy (Project Director) – Harris County Department of Education
Shona Rose (VP Elect-TCTELA) – ESC Region 18
John Hammond (Middle School) – Crosby ISD
Jonathan Lundsford (High School) – Bay City ISD
Kathryn Stansel (Elementary) – Lufkin ISD
Lucy Palomino (SLAR and ELAR) - El Paso ISD
Jennifer Roach (Elementary) - Crosby ISD
Jennefer Graham (Elementary) – Midland ISD
Amber Thomas (ELL/Elementary/GT) – Houston ISD
Marianne Sotelo (SLAR and ELAR) – El Paso ISD
Karen Green (Middle School) – Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Laura Moore (Early Elementary) – Wylie ISD
1st Meeting with committee: November 10-11, 2017 – Houston, Texas
Launch – January 26-28, 2018 – Galveston, Texas