FREE – Edcamp R13 is coming up on December 2

Energy, enthusiasm, and collaboration! Everyone at Edcamp is there to ask questions, share passions, and learn from each other. Sessions are participant-driven, encouraging sharing and collaboration among everyone who comes to the session, whether it is a few people or a large group. Teachers share their best practices, their challenges and their passions, each listening for key information to enhance …

2017-2018 SPED SC5100-CEIS Data Report Due December 1, 2017

The 2017–2018 Special Education SC5100—Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Data Collection form is due to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. This data collection must be submitted annually by LEAs to report the number of children who received coordinated early intervening services (CEIS) and who subsequently received special […]

2016-2017 SHARS Report Past Due. Now Due No Later than December 1, 2017

As described in the September 15, 2017 letter posted to the TEA Correspondence page, all LEAs and fiscal agents that received or administered funds awarded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) grant program for the 2016–2017 school year are required to submit a SHARS Survey. The deadline for submitting the required […]

Coaching is the Universal Language Between Change and Learning

Rider 78 aims to increase quality in all Pre-K programs across the state. One of ways to ensure that we provide a high quality Pre-k program is looking at the Teacher Qualifications and the preparation that they have received in addition to their teaching certificate. Rider 78 includes 7 options by which a teacher can …

Literacy Workshop for Emergent Bilinguals

This course will provide teachers of grade 4 and up with systems and strategies for creating a successful workshop style classroom for emergent bilinguals at all levels of proficiency. While the focus of the workshop is on writing, participants will learn about how to leverage each language domain to develop the writing of language learners …

ARD/LPAC Collaboration: Serving ELL Students with Disabilities

ARD/LPAC  collaboration is crucial to the program design and implementation of services for students being served by Special Education and Special Language programs.  In this training, participants will receive an overview of the identification and exit processes for English Language Learners receiving Special Education services. What: ARD/LPAC Collaboration: Serving ELL Students with Disabilities (FA1738380) When: 9am-3pm November …

TEA Special Education Survey is live!

The special education department at the Texas Education Agency has posted a voluntary survey they would like for everyone to have an opportunity to complete.  Please feel free to pass the information on to others who might be interested. Add your voice to the conversation! Share your opinions on the TEA Special Education Values and […]

UDL Series: Meeting the Needs of All Students

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) offers all students a variety of ways to engage with the content. Today’s students enter classrooms with a wide range of skills, needs, and interests. At the same time, much of the curriculum available to teachers is narrowly focused, making it hard to meet the diverse needs of these students. […]

5 Strategies for Increasing Engagement with ELL Families

“With schools adding as many as 100,000 new English language learners each year, educators need to get strategic not only about the way they teach students, but about how they communicate to families as well. “ We are always looking for new  ways to support our ELLs with our lesson plans, activities, procedures and routines. …

Announcing the 2018 – 2019 Behavior Coach Endorsement Program

Our Behavior team at the Education Service Center, Region 13 is pleased to announce we’re officially accepting applications for Cohort 12 of the Behavior Coach Endorsement Program! The endorsement program is an intensive, 240 hours of training for administrators, counselors, teachers, and paraprofessionals who wish to become a behavior specialist. This program focuses on a …

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