Archive for the ‘Disabilities’ Category

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 […]

Teachers Teach Teachers: Beat the Heat 2018 Call for Presentations

Beat the Heat 2018 is coming soon!  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. We are seeking teachers, para-educators, and support staff (SLP, OT, PT, AT, VI, COMS, APE, RN, etc) who are interested in teaching […]

Register + Save the Date for “Beat the Heat 2018”- Your Wintry Reminder!

Beat the Heat 2018 June 21 & 22, 2018 ESC Region 13   Workshop # SU1836780 *Register now for this exceptional learning opportunity designed for educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant disabilities. Thursday ♦ June 21, 2018 ♦ 9 am – 4 pm Full day, in-depth workshops on topics including: challenging behavior, communication/AAC, […]

STAAR Alternate 2 Updates

TEA has shared their Fall Update: New Features of the STAAR Alternate 2 for 2017-2018!  Large print student booklets are now available and can be ordered by districts through the enrollment collection process. Student booklets will feature limited color images. An image card set will come with each standard size student booklet.  Cards contain the […]

Are you a special education instructional leader?

Join us for the Special Education Instructional Network – SPIN – to connect and learn with other special educators in Region 13. SPIN meets four times during each school year. Our first 2017-2018 meeting is on Wednesday, September 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. SPIN meetings are designed for special education instructional leaders to receive […]

Communication Connections Conference Website Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of our CCC for SLPs website.  Find it at Created as a companion resource to our conference, this website can be accessed across all platforms (iOS, Mac, PC, Android…).  As a conference guide, you can bookmark this site in your favorite browser and use it to: Follow the […]

Communication Connections Conference for SLPs!

(Formerly Hill Country Summer Institute for SLPs) Renee Attaway from Michele Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking presents: Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary: A Day to Develop Team Creativity We are so excited to host a presentation by Renee Attaway, a presenter from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking®, that we would like to open up Day […]

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 […]

Adapted PE Session – Beat the Heat 2017 – Day 1

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Randy Foederer and Vicki Mason-Foederer will be presenting their workshop: PE and Motor Activities for Students with Severe Disabilities.  This workshop will explore age-appropriate and functional motor activities for students with severe intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities. Activities will be presented from various sources including the Motor Activities Training Program, Project Mobilitee, The […]

Diane Sheline: Beat the Heat 2017 Feature Presenter

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Diane Sheline will be presenting her workshop: Strategy to See: Strategies for Students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment. This full day session will provide a thorough overview of Cortical Visual Impairment. Diane will review CVI and the brain to include causes of CVI and visual functioning. She will explain the CVI Range- the […]

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