Inclusion Institute 2015

Are you thinking about attending professional development this summer?

Are you wanting to learn evidence-based strategies to increase student success?

Are you interested in how to increase student motivation and effort?

…YES!

You need to attend the 2015 Inclusion Institute: New Frame of Mind. Join us June 11th for a one-day conference that will bring you LOTS of ideas to help students. Plus, in addition to the keynote session covering Growth Mindsets with Emily Diehl, you will also receive a copy of MindSet: New Psychology of Success. The day will also include opportunities to attend breakout sessions covering current inclusive topics. For more information and to register check out Inclusion Institute 2015, http://bit.ly/Inclusion2015.

Register now for a chance to receive your very own copy of MindSet!

Hill Country Summer Institute App Available

Hill Country Summer Institute LogoCheck out it out! ESC Region 13 has launched a multi-event conference app and this year’s Hill Country Summer Institute is included!  Like last year, we have three versions of our app available.  The app features:

  1. Schedule– From the main schedule select sessions to create your personal schedule (My Schedule)
  2. Speakers– Browse through our speakers and select sessions provided by your favorites!
  3. HandoutsPlease Note!  Printed handouts will not be available at the institute. Links to the handouts will be found in the session descriptions. At the top of each session description, look for the documents tab. We will be posting handouts as they are received from the presenters.
  4. Floor Maps– Have our floor maps in the palm of your hand!
  5. Twitter– Tweet about Hill Country directly through the app. You can use this hashtag: #r13hillco. You can also follow us @SLPRegion13

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Versions 1 & 2

ESC Region 13 app is available for iOS and android devices. Visit our app’s landing page for download information and ways to share with your colleagues: https://goo.gl/rlXipW.  Once inside our conference app, look for the Hill Country Summer Institute Event. Set up a profile and follow your favorite topics and presenters!  We look forward to hearing from you!

Version 3

The Hill Country Summer Institute web app is located here: http://bit.ly/hci2015.  This is a great option for individuals following the conference on their computer or laptop.

Inclusion Institute Conference App Available!

Inclusion institute logoNew this year!

ESC Region 13 has launched a multi-event conference app and Inclusion Institute is included! Use it to help you make the most of your time at Inclusion Institute.  It features:

  1. Schedule– From the main schedule select sessions to create your personal schedule (My Schedule)
  2. Speakers– Browse through our speakers and select sessions provided by your favorites!
  3. Handouts– Links to handout can be found in the session descriptions. We will be posting handouts as they are received from the presenters.
  4. Floor Maps– Have our floor map in the palm of your hand!
  5. Twitter– Tweet about Inclusion Institute directly through the app. You can use these hashtags: #newframeofmind, #esc13ii. You can follow us @esc_JCSanders.

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ESC Region 13 app is available for iOS and android devices. Visit our app’s landing page for download information and ways to share this information with your colleagues: https://goo.gl/rlXipW.  On it you will find all the information you need to find the ESC Region 13 Conference app on the App Store and Google Play. Once inside our conference app, look for the Inclusion Institute Event.

Set up a profile and follow your favorite topics and presenters!  We look forward to hearing from you!

Coming soon! Inclusion Institute web app.  This is an option for those who want to access to this same information on their computer or laptop.

Beat the Heat 2015: Registration Is Now Open!

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Registration is open with 3 registration options available!

ESC Region 13’s Beat the Heat is a three-day professional development opportunity for educators who work with children 3-5 and children with significant disabilities ages 6-21.

Pre-Conference: Wednesday, June 24, 2014.  Back by popular demand this day provides day-long, in-depth learning opportunities at a more advanced level including: Behavior; Communication and Literacy; Adapted PE; and Hygiene and Sexuality for Adolescents.

Beat the Heat: Thursday & Friday, June 25-26, 2014. This popular traditional format of a keynote speaker and breakout sessions on best practices features area professionals and ESC staff.  Content for the breakout sessions is developed to meet the needs of new and veteran teachers.  Topic include: Curriculum & Instruction; Classroom Management & Organization; Behavior; Autism; Communication; Assistive Technology; Sensory-Motor; Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD); Transition; and 18+ Programming.

This year’s theme speaker is Ian Brown, author of The Boy in the Moon, a powerful, honest, and emotionally complicated memoir of raising his son, Walker–one of only a few hundred people worldwide who live with an extremely rare genetic mutation.  A New York Times Top 10 Book of 2011, The Boy in the Moon is an extraordinary memoir that explores the value and the meaning of every human life, through the eyes of one father, searching for his son.

 

Want the entire experience?  

  • Register for Beat the Heat 2015 – 3 Day All Inclusive!  
  • June 24-26, 2015
  • Workshop #SU1528974
  • Cost: $125.00 (This represents a $30 savings over registering for individual days)

Can only come 1 or 2 days?

  • Register for Beat the Heat 2015: Day 1 Pre-Conference
  • June 24, 2014
  • Workshop #SU1532883
  • Cost: $55.00
OR
  • Register for Beat the Heat 2015: Days 2 & 3 Main Conference
  • June 25-26, 2014
  • Workshop #SU1532882
  • Cost: $105.00

BONUS!!!!

For more information contact:

STAAR A Post-administration Survey

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A survey regarding the accommodated version of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR® A) has been created for individuals who participated in the 2015 STAAR A administration (e.g., training staff, those assisting with eligibility decisions, those ensuring technology readiness, those administering the test). Your feedback is voluntary and will be greatly appreciated. Information from the survey will be used to help inform decisions regarding future STAAR A administrations.
The 2015 STAAR A Post-administration Survey can be accessed at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/STAARASurvey.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) appreciates your input and willingness to participate in this survey. Please submit responses by May 22, 2015.
For questions regarding STAAR A, contact JC Sanders, ESC 13 Education Specialist, 512-919-5420.
For questions about this survey, contact TEA’s Student Assessment Division at 512-463-9536.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

ESC Region 13 Special Education Department wishes all of our teachers a very happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you for all you do!

We appreciate your hard work and dedication to the students of Texas.

 

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FACTastic Math Strategy System has video and stickers!

The FACTastic Math Strategy System, a strategy-based instructional program for teaching basic math facts, has now released instructional videos for teachers and take-home stickers for students.

The FACTastic video gallery offers 5 short demonstration videos to help you get started with the FACTastic instructional program in your class.

After teachers teach a FACTastic strategy, a sticker can be proudly displayed on the students’ shirts inviting parents and school staff to ask the students about their learning. This can provide additional opportunities for students to talk about newly learned strategies.

To print off your FACTastic stickers for FREE, visit our store website, www.store.esc13.net.

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Inclusion Institute Breakout Session Topics

You may have heard that Mindset Works will be at Inclusion Institute 2015, but you might also be wondering…

Who else will be there?

Apple and Accessibility with Megan Wilson and David Hernandez

Solving Word Problems Using Schemas with Dr. Sarah Powell

Reading for Understanding in the Content Areas with High School Students and with Elementary Students with Dr. Jessica Toste

Bilingual Language Acquisition: Appropriate & Beneficial for All Students with Lisa Rukovena

I Don’t Give Grades, You Earn Them with Pollyanna Littlefield

Opportunities for Inclusion in Early Childhood with Katie Adams

Discovery Writing with Dr. Stacy Foss and Tracy Vogel

Centers for the Inclusion Classroom with Stacie Koerth

Using Data to Increase Student Success with Dr. Kathleen Pfannenstiel

…and more!

 

Register today!