Archive for December, 2017

Cameras in the Classroom

TEA has posted the preliminary procedures for requesting an agency review of a district’s decision related to installing cameras in certain special education settings, including procedures for requesting an expedited review of that decision.  The Information and procedures may be found at under the section titled, Cameras in the Classroom. These preliminary procedures are […]

ESL Academy ToT

  Overview: This two-day workshop will be the trainer of trainers (TOT) course for the ESL Academy. The ESL Academy is a 3-day preparation course to prepare teachers  for the TExES 154 Supplemental. Participants in the TOT will need to have attended an ESL Academy at Region 13 to get an introduction to the material. Registration fee …

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TETN on SHARS – December 12

There was a TETN on SHARS on Tuesday, December 12 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  An email was sent to LEAs regarding this TETN.  Included are two powerpoints used during the TETN meeting.  One from HHSC and one from TEA.   If you are a member of the Region 13 Distance Learning Network and […]

Language Building Strategies That Work!

*Recent article posted on Texas School Ready Connect Sign up for their updates HERE The focus for this month’s newsletter is scaffolding and narrative talk, two language building strategies that teachers can use to help build young children’s vocabulary and oral language skills. There are several intentional opportunities to provide language support within classroom routines …

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ELPS Toolkit and Observation Guide

  ELPS Toolkit Overview: The revised ELPS Toolkit is your convenient and comprehensive resource for effective lesson development. It is designed to help teachers incorporate the ELPS when planning lessons and delivering instruction. This interactive training will provide you with the tools that you need to seamlessly incorporate the ELPS Toolkit into your lesson design …

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New Texas TBI Website Check out this new website developed by the Texas Low Incidence Statewide Network regarding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Educators can find important, valuable information including the educational implications for a student who has suffered a TBI. The Statewide TBI Webinar is 1 hour and 19 minutes; the list of resources is extensive… and there […]

UDL Series: Universal Design for Learning and the Every Student Succeeds Act

We hope this Universal Design for Learning (UDL) blog series is helping you find ways to use the framework in your classroom and that you are sharing what you learn and implement with others. Now that we have introduced UDL and have seen how it can be used to meet the needs of all learners, […]

Register + Save the Date for “Beat the Heat 2018”- Your Wintry Reminder!

Beat the Heat 2018 June 21 & 22, 2018 ESC Region 13   Workshop # SU1836780 *Register now for this exceptional learning opportunity designed for educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant disabilities. Thursday ♦ June 21, 2017 ♦ 9 am – 4 pm Full day, in-depth workshops on topics including: challenging behavior, communication/AAC, individualized […]

Guided Reading for the Bilingual Classroom: Advanced Training

Implementing guided reading is complex, especially for the bilingual teacher. Seeking an opportunity to improve your guided reading instruction? This workshop is designed for bilingual teachers who are familiar with the basics of implementing guided reading in the bilingual classroom and are ready to take things to the next level. We’ll look at strategic/dynamic grouping, maximizing language acquisition …

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Procedural Safeguards and Special Education Side by Side

The updated versions of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards and the Special Education Rules and Regulations (also known as the Side by Side) are posted to the Legal Framework website. Procedural Safeguards English Procedural Safeguards Spanish The last page of the Procedural Safeguards includes contact information.  Each LEA is to personalize the documents to include contact information specific […]