TEA spotlights Project Share success in online video profiles

February 15, 2013

AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today announced that video profiles are now available to help spotlight the successful uses of the Texas Education Agency’s Project Share in schools districts around the state. Launched in November 2009, Project Share provides student resources, professional development courses, academic networking, and professional learning communities to Texas educators and students.

The two video profiles highlight the effective use of Project Share in the Cypress-Fairbanks, Georgetown, Del Valle, and Wimberley independent school districts. The four are among the approximately 1,100 school districts and charter schools making use of the Project Share online tools and resources.

“In viewing these video profiles, I am struck at how school districts across our state are embracing Project Share to deliver professional development to meet the needs of students and teachers,” said Williams. “While the benefits of Project Share are well known within the education community, these video profiles help illustrate to everyone how school districts are utilizing these new tools to strengthen education in every classroom.”

Project Share now boasts more than 70 online professional development courses provided at no cost to all public K-12 educators, over 50 collections in Texas Education on iTunes U, career and technical education (CTE) professional development courses for mathematics or science, and recently updated OnTRACK lessons for students.

Video profiles are available on the Project Share Gateway (www.projectsharetexas.org) at http://www.projectsharetexas.org/resource/project-share-gateway-21st-century-learning.