Archive for April, 2013

The Reading Academy is Coming Soon!!!

5 Days of Reading Instruction for $150!! Our regional data reflects a continuing need to improve reading instruction. This Reading Academy presented by Dr. Marti Dryk is organized in alignment with the 5 components of reading- phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. During these 5 different, full-day workshops, participants create make-and-take activities suitable for […]

Inclusion Institute Presenters Announced!

Check out our fabulous list of break-out session presenters here:Inclusion-2013-flyer Get Your Free Copy of LeAnn’s Book: Deeper Learning 7 Powerful Strategies for In-Depth and Longer-Lasting Learning! The first 100 participants to register for the Inclusion Institute will receive a free copy of the book Deeper Learning co-authored by Eric Jensen and our keynote speaker, […]

Teacher Toolkit is great for all teachers!

            Have you checked out www.theteachertoolkit.com yet? It is a fantastic resource full of easy ideas for making your inclusion or resource classroom engaging and fun. Best of all the Teacher Toolkit is free. Check it out today and mark your favorite “tools” to use for tomorrow’s lesson.

Group Instruction #3 Choice Time

This is the third part of our six-part Inclusion Series with Katie Adams, speech-language pathologist at McNeil High School in the Round Rock Independent School District. We have already learned about two great methods for tackling social skills and language comprehension in a functional, comprehensive and fun way: How are You? Question Time Let’s take […]

What Makes a Great Teacher?

More specifically, what makes a great special education teacher? The Council for Exceptional Children has released a position paper on the evaluation of special education teachers that takes into account the complexity of the modern special education teacher’s job. The general factors they identify include: Including Fundamental Systemwide Components Identifying the Complex Role of the […]

ESTAR II – Math Tier 2 training

The Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points (TXRCFP) was created from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and identifies critical areas for mathematics instruction at each grade level. The initial Elementary-School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (ESTAR) training informed and familiarized participants with the TXRCFP as a framework for improving overall mathematics instruction and […]

Register Now! Class is 4/25/2013.

Attention PPCD, Early Childhood and Primary Lifeskills!  Only one week left until we welcome author and presenter  Jessica Roberts, who will walk us through making a video-based social story.  For more information on video social stories, visit her website: http://videostorieshelp.webs.com/ Jessica will pair up with a Region 13  literacy specialist for a full day of […]

Reading Academy with Marti Dryk

Struggling readers need direct instruction in literacy. Join national speaker Dr. Marti Dryk for a five-part Reading Academy this May. Details available here: flyer    

Group Instruction #2: Question Time

This is the second part of our six-part Inclusion Series with Katie Adams, speech-language pathologist at McNeil High School in the Round Rock Independent School District. The purpose of Question Time is to increase independence by answering who, what and where questions. A big thanks to Katie for sharing her work! 1. Use of Power […]

Group Instruction #1: How Are You?

Region 13 would like to take this opportunity to present a video series. Katie Adams, speech-language pathologist (SLP) extraordinaire at McNeil High School in the Round Rock Independent School District, does inclusion speech and language therapy in the classroom on a weekly basis. For an entire hour, she sees all students in the classroom. Throughout […]

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