Once the Internet moved beyond Lynx text browser, I remember using Blue Web’n to find lesson plans and more. That seemed like a great resource back then. Isn’t it great that over 10 years later, Texas has put a lesson plan database online with a walled garden of content?
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Just the highlights:
- Texas launches lesson plan database
- The Texas Afterschool Centers on Education™ (ACE™) program administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched the Texas ACE Activity Collection, a database designed to help build capacity of out-of-school-time practitioners to deliver high-quality activities to students and families across Texas and the nation.
- This database, available at TexasACE21.org provides out-of-school-time practitioners with a venue to search through a collection of activities and lesson plans using a variety of search criteria (e.g. topics, objectives, etc.). This database allows users to download activities and lesson plans and modify them to meet their specific program needs. All lessons are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards and include standards for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, English language proficiency and Texas College and Career Readiness.
- ACE Grant leaders and their staff will be provided with additional benefits of the database through the secure online learning site at MyTexasACE.org. In addition to being able to create and publish their activities and lessons online, Grantees will be able to share ideas on any modifications, lessons learned, and best practices around the implementation of the activities and lessons, thus contributing to this community of practice through interactive collaboration.