Archive for May, 2017

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 Nonpublic Day (NPDay) Students:  Remember that SPE-106 spreadsheets of past years have been replaced by the online TEASE application.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 […]

Adapted PE Session – Beat the Heat 2017 – Day 1

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Randy Foederer and Vicki Mason-Foederer will be presenting their workshop: PE and Motor Activities for Students with Severe Disabilities.  This workshop will explore age-appropriate and functional motor activities for students with severe intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities. Activities will be presented from various sources including the Motor Activities Training Program, Project Mobilitee, The […]

Keep Learning

June Social Studies Workshops Monday, June 5th A Missing Piece History: Afro-Latinos in the Elementary Curriculum Hemispheres : University of Texas :Benson Latin American Collection,2nd Floor Conference Room (SRH 1.208) FREE Flyer Register at eventbrite Tuesday, June 6th Elementary Extravaganza   ESC Region 13 ecampus.esc13.net SU1734252 Tue.-Wed. June 20-21st Totally Texas Immersion   Austin ISD Bob Bullock […]

Diane Sheline: Beat the Heat 2017 Feature Presenter

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Diane Sheline will be presenting her workshop: Strategy to See: Strategies for Students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment. This full day session will provide a thorough overview of Cortical Visual Impairment. Diane will review CVI and the brain to include causes of CVI and visual functioning. She will explain the CVI Range- the […]

Christine Reeve: Beat the Heat 2017 Featured Presenter

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Christine Reeve will be presenting her workshop: Setting Up Classrooms for Students with Autism Like a Ninja. Students with autism spectrum disorder need to be educated in well-structured environments that use routines to increase predictability. This presentation will cover the essential elements of setting up classroom spaces that suit the need of […]

Elementary Extravaganza – Register Now!

What’s Happening at the Elementary Extravaganza On June 6th? This one-day conference is dedicated to understanding and meeting the diverse and unique needs of the elementary teacher.  If you work with Pre-K – 5th Grade…this is the place to be! Through this innovative, interactive menu-based experience, participants are able to spend their day with other […]