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Hundreds of Texas Teachers Prepare for Back2School Early

This summer is winding down, and as students are relishing their final days of vacation, more than 700 teachers from across dozens of Texas school districts went back to school early to participate in some of our largest Teacher Training events this summer. These teachers met at El Paso High School in El Paso, Rouse High School in Leander, and Dobie High School in Houston to learn, discuss and work together on the best ways to implement new rigorous strategies in their classroom and participate in hands-on activities to revitalize their teaching to engage their students this fall and prepare them for STAAR/EOC exams along the way.
 
“STAAR is saying they need to know how to do all of this before they can graduate,” says Stephanie Barton, a Master Teacher from Lancaster High School who attended one of our previous trainings. “It’s forcing teachers out of their comfort zone, and it’s forcing them to get up into the higher levels, and take our kids up to the next level in terms of their thinking, their ability to problem solve, their critical thinking – all of the skills they need to be successful, and competitive, with kids in other states."
 
We are excited for these dedicated educators because we know how important and comforting it is to be properly prepared for the challenges of a new school year. We applaud their efforts at bettering themselves for the benefit of their students – as do their communities: YNN, ImpactNews, Statesman.com, KTSM and many more featured great stories about the events!
 
With less than a month before school starts up again, time is running out to participate in our Summer Institutes. Don’t start the new school year feeling overwhelmed and underprepared. Register today and transform your teaching!