Archive for April, 2016

FBA & BIP Issues and Strategies

FBA & BIP Issues and Strategies Workshop Join us for a day of learning to support a behavioral team in facilitating a smooth FBA and BIP process in even the most difficult situations. As a district-level specialist, LSSP, SLP, teacher, or other related service provider, you know the importance of an FBA and a quality BIP, and you probably conduct […]

TEA Releases STAAR Results for Fifth and Eighth Grade Math and Reading

STAAR results for first 2016 administration of fifth and eighth grade reading, mathematics released AUSTIN – Approximately three-quarters of the state’s fifth and eighth graders successfully passed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) reading and mathematics tests, according to preliminary results released today by the Texas Education Agency. The results reflect passing […]

Next Saturday: ESL Supplemental #154 Texes Review

Last chance to sign up! This one-day workshop will help to prepare for the TExES Supplemental Exam #154 by reviewing key concepts aligned to TExES Test Frameworks: Language Concepts and Language Acquisition ESL Instruction and Assessment Foundations of ESL Education, Cultural Awareness and Family involvement After a content review, participants will explore effective test taking strategies. […]

May and Summer PD Opportunities + TEA Reading Academies

Distinguished Speaker Series Welcomes Linda Christensen Date: May 18 Cost: $155.00 CPE: 6 hours Workshop ID: SP1633543 Description: Writing Essays That Matter in Language Arts and Social Studies In this session, Linda Christensen creates a framework for exploring stories from marginalized voices often silenced by traditional textbooks and literature. Participants will experience a historical “tea […]

Substitute System of Time and Effort Reporting Deadline May 15, 2016

For the 2015–2016 school year, TEA established multiple deadlines for LEAs that planned to use the substitute system for all or part of the year to submit the required management certification form. May 15, 2016, is the deadline for LEAs that meet the following criteria to submit the form: Your LEA plans to make the […]

Summer Learning for Librarians

Come learn with us this summer at Region 13!  See our Library Media Services workshop page for more information or to register for our summer sessions.  

Beat the Heat 2016: Registration Is… Oopen!

Registration is open with 3 registration options available! ESC Region 13’s Beat the Heat is a three-day professional development opportunity for educators who work with children 3-5 and children with significant disabilities ages 6-21. Pre-Conference: Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  Back by popular demand this day provides day-long, in-depth learning opportunities at a more advanced level […]

Register now for the Sheltered Instruction Conference 2016!

Join us on Thursday, June 9, 2016 for Region 13’s second Sheltered Instruction Conference! This year, in addition to dynamic and engaging sessions for teachers of ELLs, we will also be featuring a unique lens for Bilingual/ESL administrators! For teachers, the schedule will include sessions on effective ELL engagement strategies, literacy skills, interactive notebooks, anchor […]

TexasSUCCESS Training

Through the TexasSUCCESS initiative, the state of Texas has made digital resources available to support students who need SSI accelerated instruction in the areas of reading and mathematics. The vendors providing these online services will be conducting Training of Trainers (ToT) sessions this spring and summer at ESC 13 for teachers, instructional leaders, and administrators. […]


Inclusion Institute 2016 The Road to Inclusion: Strategies for Your Journey  June 8, 2016 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM This one-day institute provides practical solutions to day-to-day inclusive challenges, focusing on effective collaboration and instructional practices to better support students with disabilities in the general education classroom. Join us to hear the inspirational stories of Dr. […]

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