The Power of Inclusion: Co-Teaching workshop at Region 13 is an updated version of the Power of Two. While participants still acquire best practice approaches to co-teaching, there is an added emphasis on planning for, and navigating, the multiple partnerships that often go into a campus’ inclusion program.
There are still a few seats available for Friday’s free workshop (FA1327000) and there will be another one-day version of this workshop on October 28, 2013 (FA1327001). Registration for the October workshop is $45. Both workshops will be on-site at Region 13.
Including students with disabilities in the general education classroom is both a challenge and an opportunity. Educators will need to collaborate to successfully meet the needs of these diverse learners. Participants will gain many ideas for creating a caring, structured, and engaging environment where students follow multiple pathways to accomplish learning outcomes.
Lots of great resources at www.teachingchannel.org
Circle Time Upgrade- Make it and Take it! (FA1326821) October 2, 9am-4pm
Who: PPCD, PreK, Headstart and all other early childhood educators
Get your teachers registered, for this full day workshop including a half day of make and take! Materials will be provided so that the teachers will leave with items ready to use the next day! This workshop is based on up to date research and evidence-based practice.
Spanish and English materials will be available for the make and take portion!
Learn the advantages of teaching with visuals in the preschool classroom and exploring evidence-based, best-practice techniques during circle time. Learn to use developmentally appropriate activities that encourage participation by accommodating individuals as well as group learning styles and special needs while supporting emergent literacy and pre-math concepts. In this hands-on workshop participants will create materials and visuals that are ready to bring back and begin using in the classroom!
Please note that the dates for these workshops have been changed.
Students with disabilities are in general education classes now more than ever. To meet their educational needs while also delivering grade level content, teachers must be proficient at designing and implementing instructional accommodations. Additionally, to use accommodations on statewide assessments, students need to have been using those accommodations regularly and effectively in the classroom. Region 13 is offering a workshop called Accommodations Central to help teachers develop plans for designing and implementing instructional accommodations for students with disabilities.
Accommodations Central: Secondary
October 7, 2013 — NEW DATE: November 18, 2013
Accommodations Central: Primary
October 9, 2013 — NEW DATE: November 22, 2013
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As a back to school welcome, we are offering a number of free (face-to-face/ on-site) workshop opportunities to Region 13 participants. You’ll see that many sessions are appropriate for teachers and other colleagues; please share the attached flyer with others as you feel appropriate.
Face-to-Face Workshops at ESC 13
If you have questions about relevance of content for you, feel free to give me a call! Classes I would recommend for us as AT staff include:
- Guided Reading for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities- September 7 – FA1327170
- Emergent Writing for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities-September 21 –FA1327890
- iCan Do iT: iPad Apps iN Support of iEPs & STAAR- September 27 – FA1327896
- Dyslexia and Assistive Technology per Senate Bill 866- October 17- FA1326660
Additionally, here is an extensive listing of free webinars provided by a multi-state collaborative with a focus on assistive technology, accessible instructional materials and universal design for learning. TATN is sponsoring three:
- Tablet Computers = Success for Struggling Students, September 17th, 2013
- Funding of Assistive Technology for Public K-12 Settings and Charters, December 3, 2013
- Acquiring Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) for all Students, February 12, 2014
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