Archive for September, 2014

Accessing the General Education in Science

Science teachers and Special Education teachers supporting Science – The modern classroom includes a heterogeneous group of students with varied interests, backgrounds and levels of preparedness.  Accessing the General Education in Science is a workshop that will explore research, strategies and practices related to different groups of students. Participants will gain knowledge of research based […]

STAAR A Update

Region 13 attended TEA’s STAAR A training on Wednesday, September 24th. The training covered STAAR A, the computer based assessment with accommodations. We learned of the embedded accommodations and accessibility features that STAAR A will provide to students with disabilities. We also learned of the eligibility requirements and timeline for release of more information. We […]

Research based instruction for teaching basic math facts

FREE TRAINING! September 30, 2014 at ESC Region 13 Research shows that instruction of strategies for basic math facts increases students’ likelihood of mastery and retention. New Math TEKS state 2nd graders will recall basic facts to add and subtract within twenty with automaticity and 3rd graders will recall multiplication facts up to ten by […]

2014-15 Free Assistive Technology Trainings

Need current information on Assistive Technology?  Here are resources to get your year off to a great start! Learning Ally is sponsoring a free webinar entitled on Wednesday, September 24 @ 11:30 am entitled “Assistive Technology for Reading Accommodations:From Low Tech to High–Tech” Check out details and register at: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=0eeae9816449e3afb4f3cfd80&id=e54e8876c8&e=[UNIQID] Additional FREE AT training opportunities for 2014-15 […]

STAAR Standardized Oral Administration will be expanded for 2015 testing

From TEA: Standardized oral administration (SOA) for the STAAR program, an online option for oral administration, will be expanded in the 2014–2015 school year to include grade 5 science and grade 6 reading and mathematics assessments. Districts will be able to test students using SOA for STAAR in the following grades and subjects:   grade […]

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