5 Quick Compliance Strategies to Use in Your Classroom

One of the hardest things you’ll deal with as a teacher is getting compliance from your students. Students have different energy levels, backgrounds, and personalities and all of those will come into conflict with your behavior compliance efforts. Here are just a few compliance strategies you can use in your classroom. These strategies might seem …

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2017-2017 SPED Consolidated Grant Revised Final Allocations

The final allocations have been calculated for the 2016-17 IDEA-B Formula Grant in the Special Education Consolidated Grant Application. TEA is completing budget adjustments the week of June 19, 2017; the application may display in eGrants as “available” however TEA is asking LEAs NOT to make changes to applications at this time. Once the budget […]

IDEA-B MOE Compliance Review Posted to GFFC Reports

The IDEA-B MOE Compliance Reviews for 2015-16 have been posted to GFFC Reports and Data Collections in TEASE.  This compliance report is needed for completion of the consolidated grant. Individual enforcement letters containing further instructions will be sent directly to LEA superintendents of districts in non-compliance with MOE regarding submission of refunds. The report title is: […]

3 Types of Restorative Circles You can Use in Classrooms

Restorative circles are strategies you can use in your classrooms to develop relationships, build communities, and respond to conflicts and problems that arise. With restorative circles, you give everyone an equal opportunity to speak, and be listened to. When you’re building your restorative circles, the basic structure is easy to learn. Gather everyone around in …

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Last Days to Register for Conscious Discipline July 10-11!

We are just a few days away from our much anticipated event! As you know we will be offering a copy of the latest edition of the Conscious Discipline book. In order to have all orders in time for the training please register by Friday June 23. If you register past that date we may […]

SPP Countdown: T-minus 2 months . . .

The required data collection for State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14 is in full swing. The deadline to submit and certify 2016-17 data through TEASE is August 16, 2017. Do you know: How data will be collected and entered in TEASE? Who is designated as the certifier for your district/charter […]

Beat the Heat Website Launch

The Beat the Heat website is live! Find it at https://goo.gl/rlTmBn. Created as a companion resource to our conference, this website can be accessed across all platforms (iOS, Mac, PC, Android…).  As a conference guide, you can bookmark this site in your favorite browser and use it to: Follow the Schedule Refer to Session Descriptions to choose the ones that are […]

TED Tips: Senate Bill 748

Senate Bill 748, relating to transition planning, was passed by the 85th Texas Legislature. While the act went into effect on the date it was signed into law (June 9, 2017), the revised rules will apply beginning with the 2018-19 school year. This new law amends TEC §29.011, TEC §29.0112, and TEC §29.017. Check out […]

2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant Application Open

The 2017-2018 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application is now available in eGrants.  Allocations are available and can be viewed on the Entitlements, Grants Administration Division page. Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Central Time, August 25, 2017 Information about the grant application can be found on the TEA’s Grant Opportunities page.  Search for 2017-2018 Special Education Consolidated […]

Collaborative Workshop for Collaborative Teaching

Region 13 EdTech is teaming up with our Special Education group to offer a technology-infused workshop aimed at General Education and Special Education Co-Teachers.   What? Learn how to enhance instruction and improve student outcomes by meaningfully integrating technology into your gen-ed/sped collaborative classroom. Who? This workshop is designed to address the needs of a variety of […]