Here is a sneak preview of the breakout sessions for day two of this summer’s Inclusion Institute (Aug. 5 and 6):
Progress Monitoring for Secondary Students: Making It Work
The Concrete Model of Good Math Instruction
Small Group Instruction Made Easy
Scaffolding Instruction for STAAR A
Perfect PLAAFP Statements Lead to Purposeful Plans
I’ve Got 99 Problems. Communication Ain’t One.
The Steps to Writing Great Sentences
Disproportionality Through a Cultural Lens
Connecting the Dots of Collaboration: Making Inclusion Work
Including Students With Sensory Impairments: It’s Just Best Practice
Struggling Students? “Techniques and Tools to the Rescue!
Think College! Inclusive Opportunities in Higher Education
Brain-Based Strategies for Social Studies and Science
Register for the face-to-face conference here: If you are interested in staying together as a team and getting some time to talk about the sessions that you see, consider hosting a watch party on your campus. In the video below, Alejandro Gongora, of Manor ISD, describes the Virtual Conference that he hosted last year.
Check out our conference app! We’d like to help you make the most of your time at the Hill Country Summer Institute with three versions of our conference app! Our conference 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 – Please Note! Printed handouts will not be available at the institute.We are making the handouts available for download through this app. Links to the handouts can be found in two locations within the app at the end of each session description in the schedule and at the end of each speaker’s bio.
Floor Maps – Have our floor maps in the palm of your hand!
Twitter – Tweet about Hill Country Institute directly through the app. Use this hashtag: #r13hillco
Our app is available on three different platforms.
Rachel Simon, author of Riding the Bus with My Sister, will be the keynote speaker for Beat the Heat 2014. She is an award-winning author and a nationally-recognized speaker on issues related to diversity and disability. Riding the Bus with My Sister is Rachel’s memoir of the year she spent riding the bus with her sister, Cool Beth. Beth, a spirited woman with an intellectual disability, spends her days riding buses in her unnamed Pennsylvanian city. The bus drivers are her mentors and her fellow passengers her community. In this book Rachel brings light to the almost invisible world of adults with developmental disabilities, finds unlikely heroes in everyday life and show us Beth, as the joyful, feisty, independent person she is.
Registration is open with 4 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 25, 2014. Back by popular demand this day provides day-long, in-depth learning opportunities at a more advanced level.
Beat the Heat: Thursday & Friday, June 26-27, 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.
Want the entire experience?
Register for Beat the Heat 2014 – 3 Day All Inclusive!
Education Service Center Region 13 invites you to share your knowledge and expertise as a presenter at Beat the Heat 2014. This is a professional development opportunity for educators who work with children ages 3-5 and children with significant disabilities ages 6-21. We look forward to showcasing our local experts every year! Please submit a proposal to present.
As a back to school welcome, we are offering a number of free (face-to-face/ on-site) workshop opportunities to Region 13 participants. You’ll see that many sessions are appropriate for teachers and other colleagues; please share the attached flyer with others as you feel appropriate.
Face-to-Face Workshops at ESC 13
If you have questions about relevance of content for you, feel free to give me a call! Classes I would recommend for us as AT staff include:
Guided Reading for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities- September 7 – FA1327170
Emergent Writing for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities-September 21 –FA1327890
iCan Do iT: iPad Apps iN Support of iEPs & STAAR- September 27 – FA1327896
Additionally, here is an extensive listing of free webinars provided by a multi-state collaborative with a focus on assistive technology, accessible instructional materials and universal design for learning. TATN is sponsoring three:
Tablet Computers = Success for Struggling Students, September 17th, 2013
Funding of Assistive Technology for Public K-12 Settings and Charters, December 3, 2013
Acquiring Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) for all Students, February 12, 2014