Archive for the ‘Early Childhood’ Category

Maker Faire @ Beat the Heat 2018

When we say “maker,” you say “faire!” Why do our teachers and paraeducators love the maker faire at Beat the Heat? So many reasons; here’s a few: Items are tied to content from sessions participants have just attended Activities address functional and academic areas/skills Items are designed to be engaging and span grade bands Instruction […]

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 […]

Two Ways to Beat the Heat: In Person & Online! Register Now…

Beat the Heat 2018 is almost here!  This summer conference is dedicated to providing professional development to educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant intellectual and low incidence disabilities.  Can’t attend in person? Want to attend in your pajamas? Wish you could see more than one session in the same time […]

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 […]

UDL Series: Universal Design for Learning and Teacher Appraisal Systems

In this blog series we’ve shared information about how UDL provides a framework for focusing instruction on learner variability, ways that planning with UDL can optimize student learning, and where UDL is mentioned in federal laws and plans. But what about teacher appraisal; how do the UDL guidelines connect to T-TESS? This short video uses […]

Teachers Teach Teachers: Beat the Heat 2018 Call for Presentations

Beat the Heat 2018 is coming soon!  This summer conference is dedicated to providing professional development to educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant intellectual and low incidence disabilities. We are seeking teachers, para-educators, and support staff (SLP, OT, PT, AT, VI, COMS, APE, RN, etc) who are interested in teaching […]

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 […]

COMING SOON! Four Free Conscious Discipline Webinars

Starting November 13, Conscious Discipline will release one FREE webinar week for four weeks. Join some of their most requested Master Instructors for helpful topics available on-demand – anytime on any device. Nov 13 – Guiding the Most Challenging Children With Master Instructor Jill Molli Nov. 20 – Parent Cliffnotes for Conscious Discipline With Master Instructor Amy …

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Register Today! Basic PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System

ESC Region 13 will be hosting Basic PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System September 14 and 15, 2017 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Workshop ID #: FA1737552 Cost: $90 13 TSHA CEUs confirmed After this course, you will be able to: List the six phases of Picture Exchange Communication System. Recall the relationship between PECS and traditional […]

Communication Connections Conference Website Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of our CCC for SLPs website.  Find it at https://goo.gl/LrDt95. Created as a companion resource to our conference, this website can be accessed across all platforms (iOS, Mac, PC, Android…).  As a conference guide, you can bookmark this site in your favorite browser and use it to: Follow the […]