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Beat the Heat 2017: Registration is Open!

Beat the Heat 2017 Workshop #SU1734208 – June 21 & 22, 2018 ESC Region 13 Register now for this exceptional learning opportunity designed for educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant disabilities. Wednesday ♦ June 21, 2017 ♦ 9 am – 4 pm Full day, in-depth workshops on topics including: challenging behavior, communication/AAC, […]

Beat the Heat 2017 Call for Presentations

Teachers Teach Teachers We are seeking teachers who are interested in teaching others about the terrific strategies, tools, and plans they use in their classroom! Beat the Heat 2017 will be a two day learning extravaganza! On Wednesday, June 21st we will have full day sessions for participants’ extended learning. On Thursday, June 22nd we […]

STAAR, Tablets/iPads, Speech-to-Text, and Test Security!

Preparing for STAAR takes a village! There is information on slide 64 in the 2017 ESC Testing Coordinators Training Presentation on exceptions to the prohibition on internet access for tablets used in STAAR testing that are not in any other TEA document. These exceptions are important to students who have been using web-based speech-to-text as a […]

WELCOME TO ACCOMMODATION CENTRAL

If you’re an educator trying to decipher all of your students’ accommodations and wondering what specifically they mean and if they’re really even effective, then you’ll really appreciate this new website designed with your needs in mind.  Welcome to Accommodation Central….. Accommodation Central (www.acentral.education) is your ONE online stop for current information on supports for […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

STAAR A Practice Sets are Posted for March Testing

Email from TEA’s Justin Porter regarding STAAR A Online Practice Tests. Colleagues, Over the last two weeks we have posted practice tests to the STAAR Online Testing Platform (SOTP) as they have become available. As of late last night, all practice tests associated with the March test administrations have been posted as well as a […]

STAAR A Tutorials are now posted

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) online tutorials are now available through the STAAR Online Testing Platform. The STAAR practice tests will be released in the next few weeks as they become available. The tutorials and practice tests are designed to provide opportunities for students and staff to familiarize themselves with the […]

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