Archive for March, 2017

New Autism Resources on txautism.net

Region 13’s Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (TSLAT) website is continually adding free resources for teachers, administrators, parents, and others who are impacted by autism. For this population, www.txautism.net would be well worth memorizing! For those already familiar with txautism.net, here are some resources we recently added. Learning Library – Online Courses – Additional […]

2017 Recreation & Camp Resource Guide

2017 Recreation and Camp Resource Guide Austin ISD in collaboration with Easterseals of Central Texas has published the resource guide for recreation and camp opportunities available in 2017 for people with special needs. This lengthy document (24 pgs) includes information on day programs and activities in Central Texas as well as overnight programs across the […]

Autism at Work Virtual Career Fair

Autism at Work Virtual Career Fair Thursday, April 13th, 2017 3:00-5:00 CST Microsoft is hosting a virtual career fair titled Autism at Work with some of the top US employers – all of which have autism hiring programs or inclusive hiring programs. Employers participating in the career fair include AT&T, Ford, Hewlett Packard, JP Morgan […]

2nd Reminder: Charter SC5050 Report Due April 7, 2017

The 2017–2018 Request for Federal Funding & Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools (SC5050) is available in eGrants. TEA will use this submission of the SC5050 to determine eligibility and planning amounts for applicable Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) federal programs for the 2017–2018 school year. […]

SPP Data Collection for 2016-17

All districts and charter schools must collect and submit data for State Performance Plan indicators 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Resources, documents, and links can be found on the SPP Livebinder from Region 13: www.bit.ly/spptexas ** All data for all districts and charter schools must be submitted and certified through TEASE no later than […]

RF Tracker Data Collection Timelines (Reminder)

TEA has posted a To the Administrator Addressed End_of_year_RF_2017 communication  to notify local education agencies (LEAs) of timelines related to the required collection of data for students with disabilities, who reside in residential care and treatment facilities (RFs) within the geographic boundaries or jurisdiction of a district. Districts must complete the 2016-2017 data collection no later than […]

Be an Early Bird! Register Today!

Registration Reminder:  On May 12, 2017, Dr. Chris Woodin, an expert on dyscalculia and other learning disabilities, will present: “Cognition and Acquisition of Math Competence” Don’t miss out on the early bird savings of 10%!  (Type in EARLY when asked for a promotion code.) Although the activities in the afternoon will target middle school concepts, […]

Science + Mathematics X Conference

Hello Austin-area Science Leaders, Christopher Martell, specialist with the Austin ISD Science and Mathematics Teams, extends this invitation to the AISD Science + Mathematics X Conference scheduled for July 31 – Aug 3rd at St. Edward’s University. The conference is entirely FREE and will feature over 100 unique sessions highlighting science, math, PBL, technology, STEM, Social and Emotional Learning, […]

TX PK Guidelines Now Available in both Spanish and Vietnamese!

Check it out! Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (updated 2015) Spanish (PDF) Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (updated 2015) Vietnamese (PDF)

The Value of Student Questions

When young children want to know something they ask lots of questions. We’ve all had some experience with this right?  Recently, while spending some extended time with my family I had this experience with my 3-year-old niece. You can probably imagine our conversation.  It went something like this: Nella:  What are you making Auntie? (In her sweet, 3-year-old voice) Me: […]