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LSLS – Bullying Prevention Part 2: Tips for Students Exhibiting Bullying Behavior

Excerpted and adapted from Dr. Lori Ernsperger’s book Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs, the suggestions shared here will help teachers provide effective support for all kids, no matter which side of the bullying equation they’re on. This is a three-part blog. Part 1 included tips for students who […]

Resource information for 2018-2019 STAAR Test

2018-2019 District and Campus Coordinator Resources and TETN Accessibility Updates Training With testing season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the most recent changes to policies, procedures, and accommodations. This year, TEA has started to reorganize how they share material and may have you wondering where to go to find the most up-to-date […]

Improving Student Success in Math: FACTastic Video Series #1

Do your students struggle to learn math facts? We know that by 6th grade (TEK 6.3D) students are expected to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers fluently. Using the FACTastic Math Strategy System is a great way to meet this goal. The FACTastic Math Strategy System is a comprehensive program for teaching basic math facts […]

STAAR Alternate 2 Updates for 2018-2019!

TEA has shared their Fall Updates for the 2018-2019 STAAR Alternate 2!  New Information There is no longer a verification window. Students who transfer/move to a new district ON OR AFTER the first day of the STAAR Alternate 2 testing window do not have to be tested. For the 2019 administration, student booklet images will […]

LSLS – October is National Bullying Prevention Month: Part 1 – Tips for Students Who are Bystanders

Excerpted and adapted from Dr. Lori Ernsperger’s book Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs, the suggestions shared here will help teachers provide effective support for all kids, no matter which side of the bullying equation they’re on. This will be a three-part blog. Part 1 will include tips for […]

Everything You Need to Know about the STAAR Interim Assessments – Video

In this video you will learn: Details about the Interim Assessments Steps to prepare your district/campus technology for testing How to register students for testing How to administer the test Information about the customizable score reports Where to go for more resources and training Other important links from video: Link to Presentation PowerPoint http://bit.ly/InterimPPt For […]

Universal Design for Learning Workshop

  When We Plan for variability, everyone benefits. Join us for this one day workshop as we explore how the Universal Design for Learning Principles can guide teachers as they create a learning environment focused on student strengths and the learning process. Participants will examine how the UDL Principles guide educators in designing instruction that removes learning […]

Accommodation Central: Find the Right Accommodations for Your Student

Welcome to Accommodation Central! This short video gives an overview of the Accommodation Central website and how it provides detailed information pertaining to classroom accommodations and testing, along with brief informational articles and TEA updates throughout the year.

Mark your calendars! Watch the September 19 TETN to receive the latest updates and training on STAAR accessibility.

Gather your team and watch together! Testing coordinators, special education teachers, assistive technology specialists, instructional technology specialists, ELL representatives, 504 coordinators, and others will learn about the latest updates and training on STAAR accessibility. This TETN is open to districts as well as Education Service Centers. It may be viewed at Region 13 or from […]

Register today for Power of Inclusion!

Including students with disabilities in the general education classroom is both a challenge and an opportunity. Educators need to collaborate to successfully meet the needs of diverse learners. Power of Inclusion is a one-day workshop that offers general educators, special educators, and paraprofessionals an opportunity to develop relationships and expand their understanding of how to provide […]

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