Archive for the ‘Compliance’ Category

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!

STAAR A Overview Webinar

Did you miss our STAAR A training last Monday? Not to worry, we are offering a short 1 1/2 hour STAAR A Overview webinar this coming Monday, October 20th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Participants of this webinar will learn about the new STAAR A state assessment. The training will cover the embedded accommodations, […]

Accessibility of Learning Materials for ALL Students a Must: SETDA Policy Brief

This Thursday, June 5 at 1pm, SETDA will host a webinar for the public release of the policy brief, The Accessibility of Learning Content for All Students, Including Students with Disabilities, Must be Addressed in the Shift to Digital Instructional Materials. The webinar will explore important considerations and strategies regarding the accessibility of digital content […]

IT – AT Shared Knowledge on Legal Issues

Here are four resources for consideration as you try to provide technology to meet the needs of ALL students! Legal Issues Impacting Student Device Programs Providing Assistive Technology: A Legal Perspective Top 10 Technology-Related Issues in Special Education Purchasing Accessible Instructional Materials- Quick Reference Guide– Take aways- Curriculum coordinators, instructional materials purchasers, IT, and assistive technology […]

May 2013 Changes to SPP 11 (Child Find) and SPP 12 (EC Transition)

Effective immediately there are 2 changes to the data you will collect for State Performance Plan (SPP) 11 (Child Find) and 12 (Early Childhood Transition). In SPP 11 you will need to collect data on the number of children referred and completed between July1, 2012-June 30, 2013 as before. In this summer’s data entry you […]

ECI Transition Grant

TEA has created a flowchart for ECI Transition.  Please note the flow chart addresses children who started receiving services from ECI during the time period identified in the first colored row.  It does not address the timeline in which a child was referred to the LEA from ECI.  The flow chart demonstrates that children who were […]

Register now for Early Child Outcomes (SPP 7) and Alignment Training!

On February 4th, Region 13 will be offering the Spring 2013 Early Childhood Outcomes, SPP 7, training. This state mandated  training is free! All Early Childhood teachers should be trained, as well as all other member of the ECO team.   Register now at Early Childhood Outcomes SPP 7 (SP1324223) On February 7th, join us to […]

New Scaffolding Accommodations Manual

The new Scaffolding Accommodations book transforms STAAR accommodations released by the Texas Education Agency into effective classroom instruction. Each accommodation includes a description, justification, recommendations for scaffolding, and additional accommodations to consider. Available at the Region 13 Store: CLICK HERE

Room for All: Supporting Inclusive Classrooms

  Join ESC Education Specialists, JC Sanders and Matt Holloway, for the third and final webinar in the Inclusion Webinar Series. This final webinar will discuss best practices in inclusion classrooms, with an emphasis on addressing IEP goals and objectives in daily instruction. Register now to view the live webinar on Tuesday, December 18 at 11:45 AM […]

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