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TED Tips: Revised Texas Transition and Employment Guide

The Texas Transition and Employment Guide is an online resource. Legislative changes, as well as input from parents, students, and stakeholders will be added as they become available. This online guide will continually be updated. The July 2018 version is now available on the Transition in Texas website: www.transitionintexas.org This would be an excellent time for districts and […]

TED Tips: New Online Courses at Transition in Texas

New online courses are available on the Transition in Texas website. These courses are available to the public at no cost. Course titles: Texas Transition Online (3 hours CPE) Texas Special Education Graduation Options Online (2 hours CPE) Texas Transition and Employment Guide Online (1 hour CPE) Please note that taking these courses will meet […]

UDL Blog Series: Creating Expert Learners

When you think of the word expert you probably think of your college professor, a nationally renowned speaker, or an accomplished doctor. All of these are examples of people who have a high level of skill and significant content knowledge. In these examples expertise seems fixed and unchanging. In the book Universal Design for Learning: […]

Keynote for Beat the Heat 2018: Ruby’s Rainbow

We are happy to welcome Liz Plachta and Mark Hublar from Ruby’s Rainbow!  This year’s keynote will cover the spectrum from elementary to adulthood! Ruby’s Rainbow is a scholarship program for adults with Down Syndrome to attend post-secondary education programs. This means access to college and other opportunities for lifelong learning. The keynote presentation will […]

2018 STAAR Online Testing Issues

  The Commissioner has addressed the online testing issues experienced in April and again in May. In April, the event impacted students taking the grades 5 and 8 mathematics, 4 and 7 writing and English I tests.  In May, the event primarily impacted students taking the grades 3-8 reading test. During the April 2018 administration […]

Announcing the Region 13 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Professional Learning Community (PLC)!

  Are you looking for a way to transform your teaching and your students’ learning? Submit your application to join the Region 13 Universal Design for Learning Professional Learning Community!  This PLC is designed to provide cohort members with an understanding of the UDL framework, knowledge and resources to support UDL implementation, and individualized learning […]

Toward Dignity and Opportunity: Dr. Michael Wehmeyer at Beat the Heat

Region 13 is thrilled to announce that Dr. Michael Wehmeyer will be presenting at this year’s Beat the Heat conference in June! Why are we thrilled? Well . . . He’s kind of a big deal . . . Dr. Wehmeyer is a Distinguished Professor in Special Education with the Beach Center on Disability at University […]

Calling All LID Literacy Leaders! Submit Your Applications Today for Region 13’s 2018-19 Literacy Leaders Professional Learning Community (PLC)!

It’s that time again! We are now accepting applications for the 2018-19 LID Literacy Leaders Professional Learning Community (PLC)!  This is a great opportunity for special education teachers, speech and language pathologists, and relevant related service providers to learn more about teaching literacy to students with significant and/or multiple disabilities. This past year, we had […]

Alright, Alright, ALL Write! Janet Sturm @ BEAT the HEAT!

Region 13 is thrilled to announce that First Author Writing Curriculum creator, Janet Sturm, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, will be presenting at this year’s Beat the Heat conference in June! Dr. Sturm is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Central Michigan University, and she has been working in general and special education classrooms for […]

TED Tips: Summer Earn and Learn from Texas Workforce Commission

Transition and Employment Services Designees (TEDs) and other educators will be interested to know about Summer Earn and Learn. This program provides students with disabilities, aged 16-22, with work readiness training and paid work experience. The program is a partnership between TWC, Texas Workforce Solutions Offices and Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS). For more […]

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