Beat the Heat 2016 App Available

Beat the Heat 2016 App Available!""

Are you attending this year’s Beat the Heat Conference?  We’d like to help you make the most of your time with us by providing you access to our conference app.  Here are some of its features:

  • Schedule– From the main schedule select sessions to create your personal schedule (My Schedule)
  • Speakers– Browse through our speakers and select sessions provided by your favorites!
  • Handouts–Links to the handouts will be found in the session descriptions. We will be posting handouts as they are received from the presenters. While we won’t be printing all the handouts for all participants.  We will be providing handouts to session participants
  • Floor Map– Have our floor map in the palm of your hand!
  • Twitter– Tweet about Beat the Heat directly through the app. You can use this hashtag: #r13bth. You can also follow us @ESC13IDEA

Our app is available on three different platforms.

FYI! The iPhone and Android apps will sync across platforms and devices.  For example, if you have an Android phone and an iPad, you can download the app to both devices.  You create a profile/login on one device.  When you open the app on the other device, you will use the login/profile you created to access your information.

The WebApp works only online and is device specific.  It will not sync your information across platforms, browsers or devices.

Download this app and see what’s available!  Beat the Heat 2016 will be here before you know it.

Beat the Heat Pre-Conference Sessions

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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, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
  • Jill Varley, Educational Consultant, Jill Varley Consulting
  • Ron Roybal, Professional Research Associate, University of Denver

What will their sessions cover? Take a look at their session descriptions.

We have three registration options!  Register today!

Option 1: Beat the Heat – 3 Day All Inclusive

  • June 29-30, & July 1, 2016
  • Workshop #SU1631578
  • Cost: $125.00 (This represents a $30 savings over registering for individual days)

Option 2: Beat the Heat – Pre-Conference

Option 3: Beat the Heat – Main Conference

Beat the Heat 2016: Registration Is… Oopen!

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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 including: Challenging Behavior; General Curriculum Access for Students with Intellectual Disability; Structure and Visual Supports; Transition & Life Planning; Foundations of Social Interaction for Early Learners with Visual Impairments; Safety and Sexuality for Adolescents; The Pyramid Model: An Intervention Model for Young Children with Challenging Behavior.

Beat the Heat: Thursday & Friday, June 30- July 1, 2016. This popular traditional format of a keynote speaker and breakout sessions on best practices features area professionals and ESC staff.  Content for the breakout sessions is developed to meet the needs of new and veteran teachers.  Topic include: Curriculum & Instruction; Classroom Management & Organization; Behavior; Autism; Communication; Assistive Technology; Sensory-Motor; Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD); Transition; and 18+ Programming.

Want the entire experience?  

  • Register for Beat the Heat 2016 – 3 Day All Inclusive!  
  • June 29-30, & July 1, 2016
  • Workshop #SU1631578
  • Cost: $125.00 (This represents a $30 savings over registering for individual days)

Can only come 1 or 2 days?

  • Register for Beat the Heat 2016: Day 1 Pre-Conference
  • June 29, 2016
  • Workshop #SU1634907
  • Cost: $55.00
OR
  • Register for Beat the Heat 2016: Days 2 & 3 Main Conference
  • June 30-July 1, 2016
  • Workshop #SU1634908
  • Cost: $105.00

BONUS!!!!

For more information contact:

Announcing Beat the Heat 2016 Keynote Speakers: Kristin Neff, Sarah Barnes & Jesse Trocino!

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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 website.

Friday, July 1

Jesse Trocino – My Life on the Range
Jesse will describe the path he took to achieve his dream of becoming a cowboy.  He comes to us from Project SPEAK, a training program for people with developmental disabilities who want to become public speakers.

Sarah Barnes – Meredith & Me
Sarah will speak on the joys, frustrations and sorrows of raising a daughter with intellectual disabilities.   For the Austin American Statesman, she writes a column titled “A Different Road” about raising Meredith. Read more about Sarah and Meredith on her website.

Bet you can’t wait to register!  Stay tuned, we’re almost there.

Wrapping up the details for Beat the Heat 2016

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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 Heat 2016 Pre-Conference: Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  Back by popular demand, this day provides in-depth learning opportunities at a more advanced level.  Participants can choose one of several outstanding full-day sessions.

Beat the Heat 2016: Thursday & Friday, June 30-July 1, 2016.  This year we will be offering two exciting keynote speakers, one each morning.  Continuing the energy and excitement, the afternoons will be filled with 90 minute breakout sessions.  These sessions feature area professionals and ESC staff sharing best practices.  Content for the breakout sessions is developed to meet the needs of new and veteran teachers, paraeducators, and others who support students with significant disabilities.

Stay tuned as we lift the lid off this exciting event!

 

 

 

New FREE Autism Resources

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Region 13 is excited to announce the revision of the Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism website (www.txautism.net) and the launch of the Autism Circuit website (www.autismcircuit.net).  Our goal with these sites was to develop resources for educators, parents, and community members focusing on evidence-based practices for students with autism spectrum disorder.

Visitors to www.txautism.net will find information to support the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) with individuals who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  This website include links Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching (TARGET) where you will find documents providing information and research on EBPs and evaluations/assessments.  You will also find information on trainings and webinars specific to ASD, the Texas State Autism Conference, and a variety of state and national resources.

www.autismcircuit.net provides quick access to tools that may be used when working with an individual with ASD.  Each tool provides an explanation of how to use the tool, printable templates and resources, and links for additional resources.  There are also links in each tool connecting them to an EBP webinar and a TARGET document.

Please share these resources with educators, parents, and anyone else who works with students with autism.  We also welcome any feedback you may be able to provide.

It Takes a Village: Supporting the Student who is Deaf and Low Functioning

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 September 15-16 This two day training will help teams maximize the skills of all the professionals in your district who collaborate for students who are deaf and have special educational needs. Life Skills teachers, Teachers of the deaf, paraprofessionals, SLPs and evaluation personnel will all benefit.  Come as a team and impact student learning the next day at school.

Register Today!       http://ecampus.esc13.net        FA1532817          Cost $85

 

Upcoming AAC Workshop: PECS to SGDs

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Picture Exchange Communication System to Speech Generating Devices

Date: July 20, 2015

Time: 9-4:00pm

ID #: SU1532786

Register at: ecampus.esc13.net

Is your learner ready to transition to a Speech Generating Device? Do you need help selecting a device and/or preparing your learner for the transition? This training will help get your questions answered!

This full-day workshop will describe procedures for analyzing a learner’s current PECS skills to determine candidacy for transitioning to a Speech Generating Device (SGD). The course will also cover choosing a device, teaching functional use of the device, and why we must teach the basic principles of communication to our learner first to ensure positive outcomes are achieved.

Further details and information about registration can be found here.

*Participants should bring a Speech Generating Device (SGD) to the training for use during a variety of activities to get the full experience.

Beat the Heat Information Available in the Region 13 Conference App!

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Beat the Heat information is now available in the Region 13 Conference app.  Like last year’s app, we have three versions of available.  The app features:

  • Schedule– From the main schedule select sessions to create your personal schedule (My Schedule)
  • Speakers– Browse through our speakers and select sessions provided by your favorites!
  • Handouts–Links to the handouts will be found in the session descriptions. At the top of each session description, look for the documents tab. We will be posting handouts as they are received from the presenters.
  • Floor Map– Have our floor map in the palm of your hand!
  • Twitter– Tweet about Beat the Heat directly through the app. You can use this hashtag: #r13bth. You can also follow us @ESC13IDEA

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Versions 1 & 2

ESC Region 13 app is available for iOS and android devices. Visit our app’s landing page for download information and ways to share with your colleagues:  https://goo.gl/rlXipW.  Once inside our conference app, look for the Beat the Heat Event. Set up a profile and follow your favorite topics and presenters!  We look forward to hearing from you!

Version 3

The Beat the Heat web app is located here: http://bitly.com/r13bth.  This is a great option for individuals following the conference on their computer or laptop.

Beat the Heat 2015: Registration Is Now Open!

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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 24, 2014.  Back by popular demand this day provides day-long, in-depth learning opportunities at a more advanced level including: Behavior; Communication and Literacy; Adapted PE; and Hygiene and Sexuality for Adolescents.

Beat the Heat: Thursday & Friday, June 25-26, 2014. This popular traditional format of a keynote speaker and breakout sessions on best practices features area professionals and ESC staff.  Content for the breakout sessions is developed to meet the needs of new and veteran teachers.  Topic include: Curriculum & Instruction; Classroom Management & Organization; Behavior; Autism; Communication; Assistive Technology; Sensory-Motor; Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD); Transition; and 18+ Programming.

This year’s theme speaker is Ian Brown, author of The Boy in the Moon, a powerful, honest, and emotionally complicated memoir of raising his son, Walker–one of only a few hundred people worldwide who live with an extremely rare genetic mutation.  A New York Times Top 10 Book of 2011, The Boy in the Moon is an extraordinary memoir that explores the value and the meaning of every human life, through the eyes of one father, searching for his son.

 

Want the entire experience?  

  • Register for Beat the Heat 2015 – 3 Day All Inclusive!  
  • June 24-26, 2015
  • Workshop #SU1528974
  • Cost: $125.00 (This represents a $30 savings over registering for individual days)

Can only come 1 or 2 days?

  • Register for Beat the Heat 2015: Day 1 Pre-Conference
  • June 24, 2014
  • Workshop #SU1532883
  • Cost: $55.00
OR
  • Register for Beat the Heat 2015: Days 2 & 3 Main Conference
  • June 25-26, 2014
  • Workshop #SU1532882
  • Cost: $105.00

BONUS!!!!

For more information contact: