Archive for the ‘LifeSkills’ 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…

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 […]

STAAR Alternate 2 Updates

TEA has shared their Fall Update: New Features of the STAAR Alternate 2 for 2017-2018!  Large print student booklets are now available and can be ordered by districts through the enrollment collection process. Student booklets will feature limited color images. An image card set will come with each standard size student booklet.  Cards contain the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beat the Heat 2017 Call for Presentations

Teachers Teach Teachers We are seeking teachers who are interested in teaching others about the terrific strategies, tools, and plans they use in their classroom! Beat the Heat 2017 will be a two day learning extravaganza! On Wednesday, June 21st we will have full day sessions for participants’ extended learning. On Thursday, June 22nd we […]

Beat the Heat 2016 App Available

Beat the Heat 2016 App Available! Are you attending this year’s Beat the Heat Conference?  We’d like to help you make the most of your time with us by providing you access to our conference app.  Here are some of its features: Schedule– From the main schedule select sessions to create your personal schedule (My […]