October News for our Teachers

More than a month into the new school year and we are pleased to report that engagement is at an all-time high – with more than 500 districts that have signed agreements to participate in Texas College Bridge, and nearly 40,000 students actively taking our free courses!  


With this increased volume of interest and activity, we are busier than ever and want to make sure that our districts and teacher facilitators are aware of available resources and support so everyone can make the most of our free online program.

New IHE Partners in Corpus Christi area

We're excited to announce partnerships with Corpus Christi area schools - including Del Mar University, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University - Kingsville and Coastal Bend College.

Currently 87 colleges and universities (representing more than 90% of Texas community colleges now participate in Texas College Bridge – opening even more opportunities for students completing TCB courses!

Need Help with the basics of Texas College Bridge?

If you have basic questions about Texas College Bridge, such as:

  • How do I monitor progress of students taking courses? 
  • Where do I find information about the essay assignment?

The fastest and easiest way to get answers to basic implementation questions is to watch our new, on demand Video Tutorial Series for teachers.  The tutorials are short (mostly 5-10 minutes per video).

The four videos now available start with an Intro to Texas College Bridge, and progress through Scope & Sequence, Essay and College & Career Supports and Understanding Student Use of Texas College Bridge, to Supporting Students using Texas College Bridge.

Video Tutorials for Teachers

In addition to the video tutorial series, we have extensive support resources and more in-depth video recordings available – for example, about EdReady Student Data and Reporting – on our website and in our online help center.   

September PLC Session - Recording Available!

Our last PLC session for teachers covered a handful of important topics: 

  • EdReady Basics
  • Student Registration and Data Accuracy
  • Higher Ed Partner information
  • Resources and training
  • Monitoring Student Progress
  • The essay assignment
  • Grading & Completion

If you were unable to attend the session and have detailed questions about any of these topics, please access the session slides and recording:

September PLC Recording - Access HERE

September PLC Slide Deck - Access HERE  

October PLC Session for teachers - Register Now

We will continue to host PLC sessions for teachers over the coming months. These sessions do not cover program basics (covered in the video tutorials) but provide an opportunity to ask questions and share best practices for TCB implementation with districts across the state. 

Teacher PLC – Register HERE

  • Tuesday, October 25 at 2:30 p.m.  
  • Wednesday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m.  

Need to speak with us?

Every Thursday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 pm, we host Live Office Help Hours via Zoom meeting, with additional days and times offered periodically.  Please join us for this open drop-in session for personalized, face to face answers to your questions.

Live Office Help Hours
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