Archive for August, 2015

Evidenced Based Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism

There are a variety of interventions for children with autism that claim to be the most effective in improving outcomes for children with autism. This circumstance can make it difficult for clinicians to pick the most suitable intervention for the client with whom they work. In order to select the most appropriate intervention, clinicians should have an understanding […]

The Art of Instructional Coaching with Elena Aquilar

Region 13 and the Instructional Coaching Network is proud to welcome Elena Aguilar as she discusses and explains how coaches can become successful campus leaders.  This fresh approach to instructional coaching is based on research and real-life examples. District Instructional Coaches are encouraged to attend in order to gain insight, knowledge, and ideas for starting […]

Significant Expansion of Enrollment for Charter Schools Only

TEA has posted the following at the TEA website: 2015-2016 Significant Expansion of Enrollment-Open-enrollment Charter Schools Only Open-enrollment charter schools that have been awarded 2015–2016 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) or Individual with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) federal grants may qualify for additional funding under those grants if they meet specific significant expansion […]

New Statistics Course

Did you know that TEA has approved a new high school math course, Statistics?  Whether your school is currently or planning to teach Statistics we at Region 13 would like to help. A workshop will be offered with the following objectives: Research and understand the Statistics TEKS Find resources and activities to enhance the Statistics […]

It’s all about the BASE! Supporting the young Bilingual Learner in Spanish Literacy

Are you a Bilingual Pre-K or Kinder teacher? Looking for individualized Professional Development for Spanish Literacy Instruction? We have a training focused entirely on emerging bilingual learners! Developing readers and writers in the bilingual Pre-Kinder classroom / Desarrollando lectoescritores en los salones bilingües de Pre-Escolar Workshop # FA1532276  Developing early reading and writing skills for the bilingual child in […]

Resource to pass along to parents

Have you discovered the website understood.org yet? This website is designed for parents of a child with learning and attention issues. The website has great resources for anyone wanting to know more about learning disabilities and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. For example, it can take you through simulations of these different disabilities, helping parents […]

Resource to pass along to parents

Have you discovered the website understood.org yet? This website is designed for parents of a child with learning and attention issues. The website has great resources for anyone wanting to know more about learning disabilities and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. For example, it can take you through simulations of these different disabilities, helping parents […]

FREE and WORTHWHILE Video Conferences for the Classroom

The old adage is that you get what you pay for so how good can a FREE video conference be?  You’ll be pleasantly surprised!                 Start with NASA! Providing quality programming for more … Continue reading

IDEA FY 15 MOE Compliance Requirements

A TEA ‘To The Administrator Addressed’ letter issued August 25, 2015 outlines maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance requirements for fiscal year 2015. 1. LEAs must report SHARS reimbursements spent on special education programs for 2013-14 and 2014-15: The SHARS Reimbursement Report form opens in the GFFC Reports and Data Collection in TEASE/TEAL in mid-September and […]

It Takes a Village: Supporting the Student who is Deaf and Low Functioning

 September 15-16 This two day training will help teams maximize the skills of all the professionals in your district who collaborate for students who are deaf and have special educational needs. Life Skills teachers, Teachers of the deaf, paraprofessionals, SLPs and evaluation personnel will all benefit.  Come as a team and impact student learning the […]