Archive for October, 2014

Sped Teachers, Don’t Miss Caroline Musselwhite’s iWrite! Workshops for Emergent and Early Conventional Writers

Region 13 is fortunate to have Caroline Musselwhite, Ed.D, CCC/SLP with us for 2 days of professional development!  Dr. Caroline Musselwhite is a specialist with more than 30 years of experience working with children and adolescents with severe disabilities, in a variety of settings, including Head Start, developmental day programs, and the public schools. Additionally, […]

Math for All workshop coming up

        Are you a math teacher? Do you have students with disabilities in your math class? Are you looking for strategies for how to address accommodations and modifications in your math class? Are you wondering about this new STAAR A assessment and what impact that will have on students in your math […]

STAAR A Overview webinar available for you to view

If you were not able to listen to our STAAR A Overview webinar this past Monday, not to worry. We have posted the recorded webinar on our webinar webpage. For STAAR A resources check out the STAAR A tab and the STAAR Accommodations tab on our Accommodations Central LiveBinder.

STAAR A – Q&A with TEA!

The Assessments for Special Populations Team in the Student Assessment Division at TEA will be holding a TETN on Monday the 17th of November from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (CST). The purpose of this TETN will be to address questions that members of the field may have regarding STAAR A. To be respectful of everyones time, TEA […]

First steps for paraprofessionals in an inclusive setting

Listening to Dr. Julie Causton’s webinar over Paraprofessionals Role in an Inclusive Setting, I heard some great suggestions for first steps paraprofessionals can take when in an inclusive setting supporting students with disabilities. Step 1: Read the student’s IEP to become familiar with the student’s goals, accommodations, and if applicable, modifications and behavior plan. Step […]

STAAR A Overview Webinar

Did you miss our STAAR A training last Monday? Not to worry, we are offering a short 1 1/2 hour STAAR A Overview webinar this coming Monday, October 20th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Participants of this webinar will learn about the new STAAR A state assessment. The training will cover the embedded accommodations, […]

Access to the General Curriculum Workshops

Are you searching for ways to address the unique needs of inclusive classrooms?  Our upcoming workshops can help. Preparing for SUCCESS after STAAR Modified How do we prepare for the elimination of STAAR Modified in the 14-15 school year?  There are steps we can take to bridge the transition from our current instructional and testing […]

STAAR A Frequently Asked Question document

              We have designed a STAAR A FAQ Document to help answer some common questions we are receiving as well as anticipating about STAAR A assessment. We have also created a short STAAR A handout to help provide a simple overview of the assessment. Next week on Monday, October […]

Work Stations for Secondary Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (Make and Take!)

Work stations for student provide a place to increase independence within the classroom environment by giving structure to practice and routine. Workstations are easy to make, can be individualized for students to reinforce Individualized Educational Program (IEP) objectives, avoid downtime, and help to keep a classroom running smoothly. Participants will receive instructional materials to be […]

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