Archive for August, 2014

Time to get your learn on!

Pep Talk for teachers and students from Kid President. Continue to be more awesome! We are offering a Back to School Special for all of our districts and charter schools. Our September Special Education workshops will be offered for FREE when you register using discount code sept2014. Check out all of the great workshops we […]

Motivating Students with Disabilities

As the school year starts, special education teachers are thinking about all kinds of things but student motivation is never far from their minds! Learn from educator, psychologist, and author Allen Mendler about ways to make progress with your hardest to reach students: Five Key Ways to Awaken Motivation Show students how achievement benefits life. This […]

Behavior Support Staff Network Meetings

Have you heard the Behavior Support Specialists here at ESC Region 13 offer a great network opportunity? This group meets four times a year with a focus on collaboration, training, and networking opportunities.  This year’s network meetings will focus on four primary topics. Books will be provided for each participant.  The topics for this year […]

Closing the Gap with Specially Designed Instruction

Region 13 has partnered with San Marcos CISD to share their unique approach to instructional design for students with disabilities. By using multiple data sources and the TEKS vertical alignment documents, the district has defined what a modified curriculum means to them and implements it through the  “Gap Plans” described in the course. This course […]

FREE Technology Tools that Align with STAAR A’s Computerized Supports

  Texas educators will be interested in TEA’s new assessment for some students with disabilities: STAAR A, which is a computer-based assessment that will have “embedded” accommodations. In the demonstration version, those included:   Simplified language of some test questions– See Rewordify  a free website  that simplifies English, teaches vocabulary + other features Simplified versions of individual words– […]

Computer Literacy and Kids with Disabilities

With the small amount of information currently available regarding the STAAR A assessment, teachers may be looking for resources around computer based learning and students with disabilities. A recent paper, from the National Center on Educational Outcomes, looks at some of the factors that affect students with disabilities on computer based assessments: Computer-based Testing: Practices […]

It’s not too late to sign up for Inclusion Institute 2014: Great Expectations

      Inclusion Institute 2014: Great Expectations starts tomorrow, August 5th. We will be hosting the fun and enthusiastic national and global speaker on Co-teaching, Susan Hentz. Susan has planned a whole day packed full of practical strategies for you to take back to your classroom. This year’s institute is two days. On the […]

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