Beat the Heat Website Launch

The Beat the Heat website is live! Find it at https://goo.gl/rlTmBn. 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 Schedule Refer to Session Descriptions to choose the ones that are […]

TED Tips: Senate Bill 748

Senate Bill 748, relating to transition planning, was passed by the 85th Texas Legislature. While the act went into effect on the date it was signed into law (June 9, 2017), the revised rules will apply beginning with the 2018-19 school year. This new law amends TEC §29.011, TEC §29.0112, and TEC §29.017. Check out […]

2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant Application Open

The 2017-2018 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application is now available in eGrants.  Allocations are available and can be viewed on the Entitlements, Grants Administration Division page. Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Central Time, August 25, 2017 Information about the grant application can be found on the TEA’s Grant Opportunities page.  Search for 2017-2018 Special Education Consolidated […]

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 […]

Just what is Social Emotional Learning?

  If you’ve been in education for any amount of time, you’ve likely heard the words “Social Emotional Learning” before. It’s not a new concept, Social Emotional Learning (or SEL for short), has been around for years, but has just recently started to gain respect, attention, and importance in the world of education. SEL, as …

Collaborative Teaching with Technology – July 28- Have You Registered?

Where do your comfort and skill levels fall with regards to effectively using technology to enhance your productivity and/or student outcomes?  Here’s a call to action- Join us July 28 for Collaborative Teaching with Technology!   What? Learn how to enhance instruction and improve student outcomes by meaningfully integrating technology into your collaborative classroom. Who? This workshop […]

SB826 – Sequencing of HS Math Courses

Did you know… The governor signed SB826 regarding removing sequencing of Algebra I and Geometry before 3rd year credit of mathematics. Note, it is effective beginning the 17-18 school year. This means, there is no sequencing defined for the 17-18 school year. We realize this brings up more questions with regards to next school year […]

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 […]

2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant to Open by June 9, 2017

The 2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant application will open on or about Friday, June 9. Both the application and allocations (planning amounts) will be available on or before that date. TEA will notify eligible applications via listserv when the applications and allocations are available. ESC SPED Funding Contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

2016-2017 SPED Consolidated Grant Amendment Deadline: June 16, 2017

The last day to submit an amendment for your 2016-2017 SPED Consolidated Grant application is June 16, 2017. Please review your grants to ensure funds are budgeted as appropriate. Review the TEA document When to Amend to see if an amendment is needed. ESC 13 SPED Funding contact: Linda McDaniel