Archive for May, 2017

Upcoming Summer GTAA Training

Well, summer is finally here!!  Time to relax and recharge! Why not spend some time at a GTAA training to refresh your learning on supporting gifted learners in the classroom! See the Flyers below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Words Their Way

Literacy definitely applies to all content areas! Check out the following series. Words Their Way Words Their Way is a developmental approach to phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction.  It offers a systematic, teacher directed, child-centered plan for the study of words from kindergarten to high school.  When teachers use this practical, hands-on way to study […]

Summer Fun with ESC 13 Math

Congratulations on another great year in the classroom, and thank you for everything you do to engage our students in learning and loving mathematics! As teachers and leaders of mathematics, the learning never stops! Please consider joining us this summer for one or more training opportunities. K-3 math teachers – Don’t forget about the TEA […]

Science PD for you in K-2!

K-2 Science Teacher Toolkit (SU1736453) 6/13/2/17 This course is designed to help teachers in Grades K-2 with science content, TEKS-aligned activities, and cross-curricular connections. Our youngest scientists are eager to explore the natural world, from roly-polys and rocks to spiders and soil. This session will help you capture student interest with activities aligned to thescience […]

Integrated Content for Science and ELAR

Join us for Summer PD that reinforces ELAR skills using TEKS-aligned science content! Science and Writing: Integrated Content for Grades 3-5: 6/9/2017 (SU1736462) This session is where pen and paper meet beaker and balance scales! Explore activities that incorporate reading and writing strategies to reinforce key science concepts for grades 3-5. You’ll leave with over […]

What’s “Special” About Graduation? IGCs and IEPs

As we countdown to commencement, consider the following when making decisions about graduation for students with disabilities. Assessment Decision Basics: At any point in the student’s high school career, the ARD committee can determine that passing the state assessments (EOCs) will not be required for the student to graduate. At any point in the student’s […]

Nonpublic Day and Residential TEASE Applications Close June 1, 2017

Please note that the Nonpublic Day and Residential (NP Day and Res) TEASE Applications will close on June 1, 2017 for the 2016-2017 school year. Nonpublic Day (NPDay) Students:  Remember that SPE-106 spreadsheets of past years have been replaced by the online TEASE application.  Funds are based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students […]

Early June Conferences at ESC Region 13

The end of the school year is right around the corner, and some of the more, well, stressful things that occupy the brainspace of most educators will dissipate. That makes it a great time to explore some opportunities to focus on the one person you haven’t had much time for as of late. Namely, you! …

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Dr. Vickie Mitchell: Beat the Heat 2017 Featured Presenter

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Vickie Mitchell will be presenting the workshop: Building Sustainable Adult Schedules: The Life Plan with a Focus. Students with significant disabilities need supports to be successful in different environments. How can schools effectively plan for each student to be successful in adulthood? What is the impact of diversity, language and Culture and […]

Elementary Science PD: Sign Up Now!

Do you have your Workshop POs ready for summer? Make arrangements to attend these PD offerings at ESC Region 13! 6/6/2017 ELEMENTARY EXTRAVAGANZA! [ ENERGIZE | LEARN | CONNECT ] (SU1734252) 7/12/2017 2016-2017 Distinguished Speakers in Science for K-5: Betsy Fulwiler (SU1735351) 7/13/2017 2016-2017 Distinguished Speakers in Science for Middle School: Betsy Fulwiler (SU1736139) Other […]