Archive for the ‘Assistive Technology’ Category

Attention Teachers of Students with Significant Disabilities! Register Today for These Great Workshops in October!

Are you a teacher of students with significant disabilities? Then you’ll want to check out these October workshops at Region 13! October 10th Teaching Students Who Can’t Talk: Supporting Significant Communication Impairments in the Classroom (FA1839892) This workshop is designed to help teachers support the communication and instructional needs of students with severe communication impairments. […]

Mark your calendars! Watch the September 19 TETN to receive the latest updates and training on STAAR accessibility.

Gather your team and watch together! Testing coordinators, special education teachers, assistive technology specialists, instructional technology specialists, ELL representatives, 504 coordinators, and others will learn about the latest updates and training on STAAR accessibility. This TETN is open to districts as well as Education Service Centers. It may be viewed at Region 13 or from […]

Workshop for General Education Staff working with a Student with Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, No Problem! September 5, 2018 9 am – 4pm Location: ESC Region 13, 5701 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78723 (or via ZOOM distance meeting platform) $45 Register on ecampus workshop FA1839721 Contact Elaine Young with questions Elaine.young@esc13.txed.net Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, No Problem!

Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, No Problem!

Help get your General Education teachers and staff ready to work with students who have a hearing loss. Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, No Problem will address the needs of children in the general education setting who have a hearing loss and utilize hearing aids, cochlear implants, or bone anchored hearing systems. The goal of this […]

Maker Faire @ Beat the Heat 2018

When we say “maker,” you say “faire!” Why do our teachers and paraeducators love the maker faire at Beat the Heat? So many reasons; here’s a few: Items are tied to content from sessions participants have just attended Activities address functional and academic areas/skills Items are designed to be engaging and span grade bands Instruction […]

Active Learning Expert Patricia Obrzut @ Beat the Heat 2018!

On June 21st, the first day of Beat the Heat 2018, Patricia Obrzut, MS, OTR/L will present a full day session: Active Learning: Given the Opportunity, Any Child Can Learn! Active learning, an innovative approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, emphasizes that all individuals learn best by active participation.  For students with multiple disabilities, active participation is achieved by creating […]

Alright, Alright, ALL Write! Janet Sturm @ BEAT the HEAT!

Region 13 is thrilled to announce that First Author Writing Curriculum creator, Janet Sturm, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, will be presenting at this year’s Beat the Heat conference in June! Dr. Sturm is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Central Michigan University, and she has been working in general and special education classrooms for […]

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 […]

UDL Series: Universal Design for Learning and Teacher Appraisal Systems

In this blog series we’ve shared information about how UDL provides a framework for focusing instruction on learner variability, ways that planning with UDL can optimize student learning, and where UDL is mentioned in federal laws and plans. But what about teacher appraisal; how do the UDL guidelines connect to T-TESS? This short video uses […]

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