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!

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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 with short informative videos that provide a brief explanation of each of the resources.

In addition, Education Specialists at Region 13 are available to answer questions you may have regarding Special Education.

Wishing every teacher a great start to the new school year!

 

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 you LOTS of ideas to help students. Plus, in addition to the keynote session covering Growth Mindsets with Emily Diehl, you will also receive a copy of MindSet: New Psychology of Success. The day will also include opportunities to attend breakout sessions covering current inclusive topics. For more information and to register check out Inclusion Institute 2015, http://bit.ly/Inclusion2015.

Register now for a chance to receive your very own copy of MindSet!

Inclusion Institute Breakout Session Topics

You may have heard that Mindset Works will be at Inclusion Institute 2015, but you might also be wondering…

Who else will be there?

Apple and Accessibility with Megan Wilson and David Hernandez

Solving Word Problems Using Schemas with Dr. Sarah Powell

Reading for Understanding in the Content Areas with High School Students and with Elementary Students with Dr. Jessica Toste

Bilingual Language Acquisition: Appropriate & Beneficial for All Students with Lisa Rukovena

I Don’t Give Grades, You Earn Them with Pollyanna Littlefield

Opportunities for Inclusion in Early Childhood with Katie Adams

Discovery Writing with Dr. Stacy Foss and Tracy Vogel

Centers for the Inclusion Classroom with Stacie Koerth

Using Data to Increase Student Success with Dr. Kathleen Pfannenstiel

…and more!

 

Register today!

Inclusion Institute 2015: New Frame of Mind

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Do you have questions on how to grade students in special education?

As a special educator do you fully understand your role in grading?

At June 11th’s  Inclusion Institute 2015: New Frame of Mind, attend the session, I Don’t Give Grades, You Earn Them. In this session, teachers will explore what TEA says about grading exceptional learners and what that means to us as professional special educators. After this breakout session, you will walk away with a deeper understanding of grading and what grades truly mean for students in special education.

Don’t miss out…REGISTER NOW at https://ecampus.esc13.net, class #SU1528847.

Are you a paraprofessional? Want to save money? Click here to obtain a 50% discount code to this one-day conference.

Inclusion Institute 2015

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Are you looking to learn new ways to motivate students, teach explicitly, explore strategies to increase student achievement in core academic classes, and walk out with a  New Frame of Mind?

If the answer is YES- then the 2015 Inclusion Institute is for you!

Join us June 11th for an all-day institute of practical strategies for inclusive settings. Breakout sessions will be offered for both special and general educators, as well as paraprofessionals. In addition, Emily Diehl from Mindset Works will be providing the keynote and discussing the research about the growth mindset and why it is a critical lever for motivation and success.

When: June 11th, 2015
Where: ESC Region 13
Who: Educators, paraprofessionals, pre-service teachers

Register: http://ecampusesc13.net, workshop ID SU1528847

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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 special education.

The resource can be found at Region 20, the statewide leadership for Access to the General Curriculum at www.esc20.net/agcnetwork. Check it out!