Archive for April, 2018

TED Tips: Summer Earn and Learn from Texas Workforce Commission

Transition and Employment Services Designees (TEDs) and other educators will be interested to know about Summer Earn and Learn. This program provides students with disabilities, aged 16-22, with work readiness training and paid work experience. The program is a partnership between TWC, Texas Workforce Solutions Offices and Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS). For more […]

Two Ways to Beat the Heat: In Person & Online! Register Now…

Beat the Heat 2018 is almost here!  This summer conference is dedicated to providing professional development to educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant intellectual and low incidence disabilities.  Can’t attend in person? Want to attend in your pajamas? Wish you could see more than one session in the same time […]

New STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements Take Effect May 1, 2018!

In a TETN presentation on April 25, 2018, new STAAR Alternate 2 participation requirements for the 2019 administration were announced.  The newly revised Participation Requirements take effect May 1, 2018.  They include changes to the number of requirements (there are now five instead of four), and clarifying language that defines a significant cognitive disability. The […]

Register for UDL Now! A Guide to Classroom Application with Author Katie Novak, Ed.D.

Katie Novak! The internationally renowned educator and author of the best-selling book* UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms, is coming to Region 13! July 27th, 2018 Join us as we explore the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and discover how to use the guidelines to plan […]

UDL Series: Universal Design for Learning and Social Emotional Learning

“Emotion has a substantial influence on the cognitive processes in humans, including perception, attention, learning, memory, reasoning, and problem solving” (Tyng, Amin, Saad, & Malik, 2017). Each day, teachers experience the challenging connections between emotion and learning.  The good news is that we can plan for social and emotional variability in our classrooms by referencing the UDL […]

Important Updates for the 2018 Spring STAAR Administrations

On April 5, 2018, Commissioner Morath issued a document entitled, “Important Updates for the 2018 Spring STAAR Administrations.”  This document addresses changes in medical exemptions for STAAR, transcribing student responses, and classroom displays during testing. The April 2018 issue of the Student Assessment Newsletter contains these updates as well as links to the PDFs regarding […]

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