C ² 4 Life: A College and Career Readiness Collaborative Project
Mission: To help facilitate an ongoing dialogue based on college and career readiness.
Program Partners: The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives, Harlandale ISD, San Antonio ISD, Northside ISD, and Education Service Center Region 20.
External Partners: Café College, GenTX, and P16 Plus Council
Work collaboratively with our ISD partners to create a monthly professional development forum that utilizes the Texas Educational Telecommunications Network (TETN) technology. The TETN is designed to facilitate communication among educational entities throughout the state of Texas.
Increase public awareness of college and career readiness topics and resources designed to improve student performance.
Promote college knowledge in the greater San Antonio area by providing open access to all professional development sessions via the web.
Session 1: College and Career Readiness Date: 09/15/11
Session 2: Importance of Assessment Date: 10/13/11
Session 3: Impact of STAAR & College Admissions Date: 11/17/11
Session 4: Special Issues: Scholarships/Foster Youth/Military Dependents Date: 01/19/12
Session 5: Selecting a College/Major Date: 02/16/12
Session 6: College Signing Day & College Week Date: 03/22/12
Session 7: High School Counselor Panel-Best Practices Date: 04/19/12
Session 8: What Do College Professors Expect? Date: 05/03/12
Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)
The Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) first offered courses to students in Texas districts and open-enrollment charter schools beginning January 2009. The inaugural course catalog offered courses for grades 9-12 that were reviewed to ensure 100% alignment with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills as well as the iNACOL National Standards of Quality for Online Courses. All courses offered through the TxVSN are provided by public school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, institutions of higher education, or education service centers. All high school courses are taught by an instructor that is Texas-certified in the course subject area and grade level that have completed a TxVSN approved professional development on effective online instruction.
The TxVSN provides courses to supplement the instructional programs of public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools. Through regular review of student needs schools may determine that TxVSN online courses provide useful instructional options for some students. To participate in the TxVSN a district is required to complete an annual TxVSN agreement and provides designated “TxVSN site coordinators” to identify students with academic needs and learning styles appropriate for online learning. The district’s TxVSN Site Coordinators register and approve all student course enrollments.
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