Archive for April, 2016

FBA & BIP Issues and Strategies

FBA & BIP Issues and Strategies Workshop Join us for a day of learning to support a behavioral team in facilitating a smooth FBA and BIP process in even the most difficult situations. As a district-level specialist, LSSP, SLP, teacher, or other related service provider, you know the importance of an FBA and a quality BIP, and you probably conduct […]

Beat the Heat 2016: Registration Is… Oopen!

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 29, 2016.  Back by popular demand this day provides day-long, in-depth learning opportunities at a more advanced level […]

INCLUSION INSTITUTE 2016

Inclusion Institute 2016 The Road to Inclusion: Strategies for Your Journey  June 8, 2016 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM This one-day institute provides practical solutions to day-to-day inclusive challenges, focusing on effective collaboration and instructional practices to better support students with disabilities in the general education classroom. Join us to hear the inspirational stories of Dr. […]

March 2016 STAAR Grades 5 and 8 Online Testing Update

April 20, 2016 To the Administrator Addressed communication from TEA has provided guidance on how to address SSI requirements for students affected by the online testing issues that occurred in March. Issues identified with the online testing are: 1.  students provided with an incorrect version of the test, and 2. students logged out due to […]

TexasSUCCESS Training

Through the TexasSUCCESS initiative, the state of Texas has made digital resources available to support students who need SSI accelerated instruction in the areas of reading and mathematics. The vendors providing these online services will be conducting Training of Trainers (ToT) sessions this spring and summer at ESC 13 for teachers, instructional leaders, and administrators. […]

Announcing Beat the Heat 2016 Keynote Speakers: Kristin Neff, Sarah Barnes & Jesse Trocino!

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers for Beat the Heat 2016. Thursday, June 30 Dr. Kristin Neff  – The Science of Self-Compassion Be good to yourself!  Dr. Kristin Neff  will discuss self-compassion.  Learn practical strategies for maintaining emotional well-being in a stressful work environment.   Find out more about Dr. Neff on her Self-Compassion […]

STAAR Alternate 2 Test Administrators: Your Input is Needed!

  The Texas Education Agency uses feedback from test administrators to drive updates (or not) to assessment materials and processes – here is your opportunity to play a role in the reflection and update process!  Please review the information from TEA, below, and follow the link to record your experience: “Testing personnel are urged to […]

NEW! Specially Designed Instruction Document

The Progress to the General Curriculum (PGC) Statewide Network is very proud to announce the release of the newest PGC statewide guidance document, Specially Designed Instruction Document.   This document is a resource for teachers of students receiving special education services. The document includes legal references defining specially designed instruction (SDI) and a comparison of high yield instructional strategies and SDI. Sections […]

Wrapping up the details for Beat the Heat 2016

We are wrapping up the details for Beat the Heat 2016! Save the dates: June 29- July 1, 2016! Registration will be available soon. ESC Region 13’s Beat the Heat is a three-day professional development opportunity for teachers, paraeducators, and others who work with children ages 3-5 and students with significant disabilities ages 6-21. Beat the […]

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