Archive for the ‘Compliance’ Category

Dr. Vickie Mitchell: Beat the Heat 2017 Featured Presenter

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Vickie Mitchell will be presenting the workshop: Building Sustainable Adult Schedules: The Life Plan with a Focus. Students with significant disabilities need supports to be successful in different environments. How can schools effectively plan for each student to be successful in adulthood? What is the impact of diversity, language and Culture and […]

Texas Public Prekindergarten Class Size and Student-to-Teacher Ratio Study

In 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, passed House Bill (HB) 4 focused on high-quality prekindergarten programming. A key aspect of the bill was authorizing and funding the HB 4 High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant program, which the Texas Education Agency (TEA) awarded in July 2016 for the 2016–17 school year. HB 4 also specified expansion […]

Hill Country Summer Institute App Available!

Are you attending this year’s Hill Country Summer Institute? We’d like to help you make the most of your time at the institute by providing you access to our app. Here are some of its features: Schedule – From the main schedule you can create your own personal schedule. Speakers – Browse through our speakers and […]

Access to General Curriculum Statewide Guidance Documents

The new year is upon us and you may have questions about Special Education.  Don’t fret, guidance is at your fingertips! AGC Resources are statewide guidance documents covering important topics such as co-teaching, LRE, IEP, paraprofessionals, and grading.   Quick access to all of these documents can be found at www.esc20.net/agcnetwork. The website has been up-dated […]

HB 440- Change in Education Code re: Physical Education/APE

HB 440 was recently passed and signed by Governor Greg Abbott. Following is an excerpt from the Bill Analysis: C.S. H.B. 440 amends the Education Code to require the State Board of Education , in identifying the essential knowledge and skills of physical education, to ensure that the physical education curriculum required in each school district that offers kindergarten through grade […]

Inclusion Institute 2015

Are you thinking about attending professional development this summer? Are you wanting to learn evidence-based strategies to increase student success? Are you interested in how to increase student motivation and effort? …YES! You need to attend the 2015 Inclusion Institute: New Frame of Mind. Join us June 11th for a one-day conference that will bring […]

Required Residential Facility Tracker Data Entry

Yes it is that time of year again. For LEAs with residential care and treatment facilities within their boundaries or jurisdiction, in which students with disabilities have resided during the 2014-2015 school year, the due date for the completion of the RF Tracker data collection is June 5, 2015.  When entering your data the end […]

New Grading & Progress Monitoring Resource

The Statewide Access to the General Curriculum Network and Texas Education Agency have released Grading and Progress Monitoring for Students with Disabilities- A Resource for Teachers. This resource will provide educators and schools with effective grading and reporting guidance. In addition, it identifies how to make grading systems accurate and meaningful while supporting students in […]

WAIT! Read This Before Purchasing Your Instructional Materials

Context:  Instructional materials adoption, purchase and use is an important and ongoing process. However, far too frequently those who are charged with purchasing instructional materials and content delivery systems for schools mistakenly assume that a digital purchase is an accessible purchase- yielding products that are designed to be useable by all students. Problem!:  Not all […]

Special Education- Winter Workshops- Region 13

Please take a moment to peruse the professional development opportunities that Region 13 has planned for this fall/winter to address the needs of special educators.  We also provide technical assistance typically customized to more specific student/classroom/program needs.  We, the Special Education Services/IDEA Coordination team, are here for you; let us know how we can help!

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