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      TEA recognizes VV as one of the top 26 districts in the state and as one of the top 4 schools in the Valley. Congratulations!!!!     
      TEA recognizes VV as one of the top 26 districts in the state and as one of the top 4 schools in the Valley. Congratulations!!!!     
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Student Resources

Great Site for College Bound Students

Texas Math and Science Diagnostic System 
(TMSDS Algebra Readiness Test Login)
HERE is the link to check your machine for compatibility:
Texas High School Project
TI’s Math Forward Program:Project Lead the Way
Engineer for Life Home Page
Interactive Simulations for Teachers
Discovery Education STEM Resource Site
Video to use for STEM Lessons (all subjects areas)
This is a great homework helper  for your students, too!
And here are some of the links shared by some of our STEM friends from Anchorage, Alaska:

  • Boston Museum of Science
    The Engineering is Elementary project fosters engineering and technological literacy among children
  • Change the Equation
    Improving STEM education for every child
  • Connect a Million Minds
    A program designed to inspire students to pursue learning opportunities and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
    Student photos, and videos for Science, Math, Engineering, Technology
  • The Futures Channel  
    STEM Movies and Activities
  • National Math and Science Initiative
    NMSI provides ideas, inspiration, and resources to address the problem of American students falling behind in these essential subjects.
  • Real World Design Challenge
    RWDC is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9 – 12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Students use professional engineering software to develop their solutions and generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions.
  • SEED
    Lots of STEM topics available in different languages
  • STEM Career
    Resources for students, counselors, educators and parents
  • Top STEM Careers
  • SIEMENS STEM Academy
    Webinars, resources, blogs
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs.

The STEM Education Coalition is composed of advocates from over 1,000 diverse groups representing all sectors of the technological workforce – from knowledge workers, to educators, to scientists, engineers, and technicians. The participating organizations of the STEM Education Coalition are dedicated to ensuring quality STEM education at all levels. Read the STEM Coalition Objectives.

The Coalition is co-chaired by the American Chemical Society and the National Science Teachers Association. Meetings are held monthly at the American Chemical Society, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

This site is a must visit for the STEM community! The main web site is here:
But if you want some great lesson ideas for PBL, use your IFD’s in CSCope and then, plug in some of the ideas listed below!
Educator and PBL Design Challenges Here:
In 2008, Transformation 2013 worked with master science and math educators to design PBLs for the core math and science areas. These design challenges are rigorous, aligned with CSCOPE and include career connections, 21st Century skills and provide STEM connections. Click the course to see and download the design challenges.

Algebra I


Algebra II




Transformation 2013 utilizes a research based model for creating PBLs. Click here to download the model. Feel free to use this to plan your own PBLs, however we ask that you use the model in the entire format and not alter any components. As the model is updated and revised the new version will be posted.

Educators from STEM academies and public high schools across Texas gathered to learn, create and share problem based learning activities. Below are the fruits of their labor. Feel free to use in your classroom. Please give credit to the original author.

While each project is correlated to a high school course, we encourage you to delve into a variety of projects as many lend themselves to other subject areas.