Archive for November, 2017

Three Tips to Create Great FBAs and BIPs

We asked our education specialist, Amy Fanetti to give us a little bit of insight on how to write great functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans. For newbies to the behavior world, functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans are critical documents that guide us as we deal with behavior on a campus or …

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Teaching young children how to add or subtract should be fun and hands on!

For many of us, our first memories of computing addition and subtraction problems come in the form of isolated numbers without any meaning attached to it. We would simply receive a “naked number sentence” (3+3=__) where no context or scenario was presented and we were asked to find the answer using a pencil, paper or …

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December LPAC At-A-Glance

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. Are you rejuvenated? Are you ready for some cooler weather?  Before winter break,  be sure to check in on all of our hardworking ELLs! The LPAC Year-at-a-Glance (check your livebinder) is a great resource to keep close by when considering your ELLs and their annual progress. Need a …

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TED Tips: TEA and TWC Memorandum of Understanding

Information has been posted to the TEA website for Secondary Transition Guidance: Effective September 1, 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Texas Workforce Commission  (TWC) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  The MOU is to promote collaboration in the delivery of transition services, including pre-employment transition services, for students with disabilities […]

TEA and TWC Memorandum of Understanding

Information has been posted to the TEA website for Secondary Transition Guidance: Effective September 1, 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Texas Workforce Commission  (TWC) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  The MOU is to promote collaboration in the delivery of transition services, including pre-employment transition services, for students with disabilities […]

The Four Types of Leaders from Dr. Peter DeWitt’s Collaborative Leadership

We’re featuring a special guest post from our friends and super-smart co-workers, the Strategic Instruction Team. In it they break down Dr. Peter DeWitt’s four types of leadership, helping you identify which type you are. As we look towards the fast-approaching New Year, we’re focusing on building stronger, more collaborative leaders. Your PBIS teams or …

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Register Today for Upcoming STAAR Workshops!

STAAR Alternate 2 Overview This optional, free workshop will cover STAAR Alternate 2 participation requirements, allowable accommodations, testing timelines, practice administering the test with sample test questions, and instructional connections to the STAAR Alternate 2. To register, visit Ecampus and enter the workshop ID.  Date: December 13, 2017      Cost: Free      Workshop ID: FA1737203 Date: January […]

The Importance of Early Gestures

“Kids who convey more meanings with gestures around 1 year will have much larger vocabularies at around the 2 year point than those who convey fewer meanings.” The Latino Family Literacy Project has shared several articles about vocabulary and how it relates to school success. Findings in the article “Children’s Early Gestures Have Important Link …

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FREE – Edcamp R13 is coming up on December 2

Energy, enthusiasm, and collaboration! Everyone at Edcamp is there to ask questions, share passions, and learn from each other. Sessions are participant-driven, encouraging sharing and collaboration among everyone who comes to the session, whether it is a few people or a large group. Teachers share their best practices, their challenges and their passions, each listening for key information to enhance …

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2017-2018 SPED SC5100-CEIS Data Report Due December 1, 2017

The 2017–2018 Special Education SC5100—Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Data Collection form is due to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. This data collection must be submitted annually by LEAs to report the number of children who received coordinated early intervening services (CEIS) and who subsequently received special […]