loader image
- Advertisement -

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
91.9 F
- Advertisement -

Edinburg CISD virtual conference attracts thousands of educators, parents


UPDATE: US/Mexico border wall nears 400 miles

As President Trump is in Arizona on October 19, 2020, as of this day, more than 370 miles of new border wall is complete

Executive Order increases occupancy levels for all business other than bars to 75%

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials.

McAllen ISD’s Dr. Gonzalez named Texas Superintendent of the Year

A combination of leadership, foresight and determination has catapulted McAllen ISD’s Superintendent Dr. J.A. Gonzalez to the top spot in Texas.

2020 U.S. Census – Zoom Town Hall with RGV Congressmen

Hosted by Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez, Filemon Vela, Henry Cuellar and Futuro RGV.

Sister Pimentel named in Time 100 Most Influential People

UTRGV Distinguished Alumni Sister Norma Pimentel has been named to the Time 100 Most Influential People.
- Advertisement -
ECISD 2020 Innovate Conference logo
- Advertisement -

Texas Border Business

EDINBURG – For the first time in its nine-year history, the Technology Department from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District recently hosted its annual innovate conference virtually.

The ECISD Online Innovate Teaching and Learning Conference was very successful with several thousand teachers, administrators, and parents attending the week-long conference, which provided more than 100 sessions on Google Classroom and many of the District’s online instructional resources.

“We just did amazing. We had over 108 sessions with over 10,270 participants with a 91-percent attendance rate,” said ECISD Technology Integration Specialist Gina Alamia. “Thanks to the great work from all of our technology ambassadors and our awesome team, we were able to get ECISD even further along the way in our blended learning experience.”

Blended learning is an educational program where students learn through a combination of online media and traditional face-to-face teaching.

In addition to the highly popular sessions on Google Classroom, participants also learned about digital storytelling, coding, and other cloud computing programs.

During the conference’s Parental Engagement Academy, parents learned how to navigate the District’s website and effectively use other programs that will aid in their child’s remote learning at home.

- Advertisement -

“There were sessions on Google Classroom, Skyward, and Clever. These are programs that the students will be utilizing during their virtual learning,” said ECISD Parental Involvement Coordinator Sandra Rodriguez. “It is important that parents know what their children are going to be using.”

Parents can watch the recorded sessions by visiting: https://www.ecisd.us/apps/pages/parent_sessions.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Pharr Sales Tax Activity Continues to Increase

City Manager Ed Wylie announced that the sales tax activity for the city of Pharr as of the month of October 2020 continues to show a positive upward trend, demonstrating a steady increase in sales activity.

Do Not Disturb: Be Respectful of Your Neighbors

After numerous complaints, the City of McAllen is reminding residents to be mindful of their neighbors

RGV Agents Disrupt Five Human Smuggling Attempts

In 48 hours, Rio Grande Valley agents foiled five human smuggling attempts and in the process arrested 8 smugglers and 15 illegal aliens.

Two Valley Residents Appointed to Task Force On Disaster Issues

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Valley residents to the Task Force on Disaster Issues Affecting Persons who are Elderly and Persons with Disabilities for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023.

IDEA Public Schools and Community to focus on Bus Safety during National School Bus Safety Week

This week, IDEA Public Schools along with the Texas Department of Public Safety and local police departments will join forces to recognize National School Bus Safety Week.

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -