Posted on May 30, 2019
TEA and CSTA are looking for feedback.  Please review the requests below and respond appropriately.
 
Dan Blier
DFW CSTA President
TEA and CSTA are looking for feedback.  Please review the requests below and respond appropriately.
 
Dan Blier
DFW CSTA President
 
CSTA Feedback Request
CSTA would like feedback on the update CS standards.  Learn more here.
 
TEA Feedback Request
TEA put out a memo about the Cybersecurity TEKS and Technology Applications changes.  Please provide any desired feedback.
 
Technology Applications Communications
Texas Education Agency
May 29, 2019
Please do not respond to this e-mail. This is a one-way communication.
Greetings, Technology Applications Bulletin Members.
Topics included in this newsletter:
  • State Board of Education Public Comment Period
  • New Cybersecurity TEKS
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State Board of Education Public Comment Period
At the April 2019 State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting, the SBOE gave preliminary approval to the following proposal:
Proposed Repeal and New 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter C, High School, §126.36, Digital Forensics (One Credit)
The proposed rules would repeal and replace the TEKS for the current Digital Forensics course with revised Digital Forensics TEKS. The new Digital Forensics TEKS would be implemented beginning with the 2019–2020 school year.
The official public comment period for the proposal is now open. To view the proposal and submit public comments, visit
Public Comment Periods: May 3–June 7, 2019
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: June 2019 SBOE meeting
The SBOE is scheduled to consider the proposal for second reading and final adoption at its June 2019 meeting.
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New Cybersecurity TEKS
At the April 2019 SBOE meeting, the board gave final approval for TEKS for two new technology applications courses in cybersecurity. The two courses, 19 TAC §126.51, Foundations of Cybersecurity (One Credit), and 19 TAC §126.52, Cybersecurity Capstone (One Credit), are scheduled to become effective on August 1, 2019, and will be implemented beginning with the 2019–2020 school year.
The TEKS for Foundations of Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Capstone are posted online on the Technology Applications web page. Once effective on August 1, 2019, the TEKS will be available in 19 TAC Chapter 126, Subchapter C.
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