Archive for the ‘Collaboration’ Category

Are you a special education instructional leader?

Join us for the Special Education Instructional Network – SPIN – to connect and learn with other special educators in Region 13. SPIN meets four times during each school year. Our first 2018-2019 meeting is on Wednesday, September 12, 9:00 AM – 12:00 P…

Announcing the Region 13 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Professional Learning Community (PLC)!

  Are you looking for a way to transform your teaching and your students’ learning? Submit your application to join the Region 13 Universal Design for Learning Professional Learning Community!  This PLC is designed to provide cohort members with an understanding of the UDL framework, knowledge and resources to support UDL implementation, and individualized learning […]

Active Learning Expert Patricia Orbzut @ Beat the Heat 2018!

On June 21st, the first day of Beat the Heat 2018, Patricia Obrzut, MS, OTR/L will present a full day session: Active Learning: Given the Opportunity, Any Child Can Learn! Active learning, an innovative approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, emphasizes that all individuals learn best by active participation.  For students with multiple disabilities, active participation is achieved by creating […]

UDL Series: Universal Design for Learning and Social Emotional Learning

“Emotion has a substantial influence on the cognitive processes in humans, including perception, attention, learning, memory, reasoning, and problem solving” (Tyng, Amin, Saad, & Malik, 2017). Each day, teachers experience the challenging connections between emotion and learning.  The good news is that we can plan for social and emotional variability in our classrooms by referencing the UDL […]

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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Collaborative Workshop for Collaborative Teaching

Region 13 EdTech is teaming up with our Special Education group to offer a technology-infused workshop aimed at General Education and Special Education Co-Teachers.   What? Learn how to enhance instruction and improve student outcomes by meaningfully integrating technology into your gen-ed/sped collaborative classroom. Who? This workshop is designed to address the needs of a variety of […]

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 […]

Beat the Heat 2017 Full-Day Speakers

Take your learning to the next level with these full-day sessions for Beat the Heat Day 1! Christine Reeve, BCBA – Setting Up Classrooms for Students with Autism Like a Ninja Cindy R. Miller, MS – Teaching Grade Level Standards Across the Curriculum Dr. Vickie Mitchell – Building Sustainable Adult Schedules: The Life Plan with a Focus on Diversity […]

Dan Habib, Documentary Filmaker, to Keynote Beat the Heat 2017

We are over-the-moon excited to welcome back documentary filmmaker, Dan Habib!  Dan was with us several years ago discussing his film, Including Samuel.  This year Dan will join us virtually to preview and discuss his new documentary Intelligent Lives. Intelligent Lives The perception of intelligence is a powerful force in the systematic segregation, maltreatment, and unfulfilled potential of hundreds […]

Beat the Heat 2017: Registration is Open!

Beat the Heat 2017 June 21 & 22 Beat the Heat 2017 is coming! Register for this exceptional learning opportunity designed for educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant disabilities. Wednesday ♦ June 21, 2017 ♦ 9 am – 4 pm This first day of Beat the Heat is devoted to full […]

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