Archive for the ‘Professional Development’ 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 […]

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 […]

Christine Reeve: Beat the Heat 2017 Featured Presenter

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Christine Reeve will be presenting her workshop: Setting Up Classrooms for Students with Autism Like a Ninja. Students with autism spectrum disorder need to be educated in well-structured environments that use routines to increase predictability. This presentation will cover the essential elements of setting up classroom spaces that suit the need of […]

Dan Habib, Documentary Filmmaker, to Keynote Beat the Heat 2017

We are over-the-moon excited to welcome back documentary filmmaker, Dan Habib!  Dan was with us several years ago discussing his film, Including Samuel.  This year Dan will join us virtually to preview and discuss his new documentary Intelligent Lives. Intelligent Lives The perception of intelligence is a powerful force in the systematic segregation, maltreatment, and unfulfilled potential of hundreds […]

Beat the Heat 2017: Registration is Open!

Beat the Heat 2017 Workshop #SU1734208 – June 21 & 22, 2018 ESC Region 13 Register now for this exceptional learning opportunity designed for educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant disabilities. Wednesday ♦ June 21, 2017 ♦ 9 am – 4 pm Full day, in-depth workshops on topics including: challenging behavior, communication/AAC, […]

Beat the Heat 2017 Call for Presentations

Teachers Teach Teachers We are seeking teachers who are interested in teaching others about the terrific strategies, tools, and plans they use in their classroom! Beat the Heat 2017 will be a two day learning extravaganza! On Wednesday, June 21st we will have full day sessions for participants’ extended learning. On Thursday, June 22nd we […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beat the Heat Pre-Conference Sessions

Beat the Heat 2016 Pre-Conference, June 29, 2016 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, […]

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