Inclusion Institute 2016

The Road to Inclusion: Strategies for Your Journey

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 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. Kelly Grillo and Caroline Nelson.  These educational leaders will share their life-changing personal and professional experiences with disabilities and the challenges of inclusion.  Participants will learn practical strategies for addressing the complex needs of students with IEPs in general education classrooms.

Register in ecampus

Course number: SU1631795

Cost: $55, lunch provided

Discounts are available for ECP teachers. Contact Giselle Williams for the discount code. or 512-919-5396


Beat the Heat Pre-Conference Sessions

""Beat the Heat 2016 Pre-Conference, June 29, 2016

We have gathered a stellar group of national presenters for our pre-conference!

  • Mindy Ely, EL VISTA Project Coordinator, Illinois State University
  • Mike Mueller, PhD, BCBA-D, Founder, Southern Behavioral Groups
  • Bobbie Gallagher, Founder, Autism Center for Educational Services
  • Vickie Mitchell, Consultant, Mitchell-Panter Consulting, LLC
  • Rob Pennington, PhD, BCBA-D, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
  • Jill Varley, Educational Consultant, Jill Varley Consulting
  • Ron Roybal, Professional Research Associate, University of Denver

What will their sessions cover? Take a look at their session descriptions.

We have three registration options!  Register today!

Option 1: Beat the Heat – 3 Day All Inclusive

  • June 29-30, & July 1, 2016
  • Workshop #SU1631578
  • Cost: $125.00 (This represents a $30 savings over registering for individual days)

Option 2: Beat the Heat – Pre-Conference

Option 3: Beat the Heat – Main Conference

Specially Designed Instruction in Math Summer Series!

Are you a math teacher? Do you have students with disabilities in your class?

Region 13 is offering a special workshop series just for you! If you are a general education teacher working with 1st graders, or a special education teacher working in an Algebra I class, or anything in between, this summer series has something for you.

Develop your knowledge and implementation of best practices in your math classroom. Learn how to incorporate manipulatives and games with your students to strengthen their understanding of math concepts. Design an action plan for improving your students’ attack skills for word problems. Bring your students to mastery of their basic math facts with strategy-based instruction.

Workshop series includes:

Concrete Models of Good Math Instruction – June 16th

Elementary Series – Bringing Math to Life – June 24th


Secondary Series – Math Games for Secondary Students with Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks – June 24th

Strategic Approach to Teaching Math Word Problems – July 19th

To Drill or Not to Drill: Math Facts Through Strategies – July 25th

Elementary Flyer & Secondary Flyer

Registration for the series or for individual workshops is at or Elementary Math Series or Secondary Math Series


Looking for ways to increase the reading performance of all students in your classroom?

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Progress in the General Curriculum Statewide Network is pleased to present 

Dr. Barbara Blackburn

High Yield Reading Strategies: Supporting the Reading Development of Students with Disabilities Across Content Areas

May 16th, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Region 20 Education Service Center

In this free workshop, Dr. Blackburn will lead instruction of high yield reading strategies for all grade levels and across all subjects.

This session will look at effective implementation of impactful approaches that increase rigor and student outcomes. By utilizing these strategies across subject areas, teachers can increase overall student achievement in their classrooms. At the end of the day, teachers will walk away with an implementation plan to use in their classrooms.

Dr. Barbara Blackburn has published numerous books and presented to teachers across the country on various subjects that impact students with disabilities.

Register at Region 20’s iLearning 

For questions or assistance contact Erin Kelts at Region 20 or 210-370-5664

Are you teaching students in Algebra 1?

Did you know Region 13 has a podcast series for Supporting Students Struggling in Algebra?

Listen in as Virginia Keasler and JC Sanders talk with math experts about mathematics instruction and what teachers can do to support students who are struggling in Algebra I.

Episode #1: Using Algebra Tiles In the Math Classroom

Episode #2: The Power of Studying Student Work: Formative Assessment

Episode #3: The Importance of Spiraling Prior Mathematical Concepts in Algebra 1

Episode #4 and #5 coming soon!

Elementary Extravaganza Summer Conference


Where: ESC Region 13
When: June 7, 2016, 9 am–4 pm
Who: All Elementary and Early Childhood educators
Cost: $100

Check out the video to discover this year’s theme!

This one-day conference is dedicated to understanding and meeting the diverse and unique needs of Elementary Educators. If you work with PreK–5th Grade…this is the place to go!

Through this innovative, interactive menu-based experience, participants are able to spend their day with other elementary educators experiencing practical topics and connections, generating ideas, and gaining insight into the multiple areas they are responsible for in an environment that respects and honors the hard work and dedication required to be in the classroom.

Stayed tuned for session descriptions, schedule information, and more!

Register today!

Contact Information

For assistance with registration, please contact Megan Wilky

For questions regarding content, please contact Mary Headley


24th Annual Texas Autism Conference

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Region 2 is excited to host the 24th Annual Texas Autism Conference

Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel

San Antonio, TX

August 3-4, 2016

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This year’s conference will feature Curt Warner, retired NFL running back; and Dr. Stephen Shore, Adelphi University professor and consultant. Both of these esteemed individuals will share the experiences with, and expertise, on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The conference program will also include a Parent Panel Discussion and Luncheon event on day two of the conference. Pre-registration is required for this event, so interested individuals should be sure to include this in your registration.

Conference Registration: