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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 […]

New STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements Take Effect May 1, 2018!

In a TETN presentation on April 25, 2018, new STAAR Alternate 2 participation requirements for the 2019 administration were announced.  The newly revised Participation Requirements take effect May 1, 2018.  They include changes to the number of requirements (there are now five instead of four), and clarifying language that defines a significant cognitive disability. The […]

Register for UDL Now! A Guide to Classroom Application with Author Katie Novak, Ed.D.

Katie Novak! The internationally renowned educator and author of the best-selling book* UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms, is coming to Region 13! July 27th, 2018 Join us as we explore the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and discover how to use the guidelines to plan […]

Important Updates for the 2018 Spring STAAR Administrations

On April 5, 2018, Commissioner Morath issued a document entitled, “Important Updates for the 2018 Spring STAAR Administrations.”  This document addresses changes in medical exemptions for STAAR, transcribing student responses, and classroom displays during testing. The April 2018 issue of the Student Assessment Newsletter contains these updates as well as links to the PDFs regarding […]

UDL Series: Universal Design for Learning and Collaborative Teaching

Collaborative teaching is an opportunity to combine resources and expertise in order to provide students with the scaffolds and support they need to access the curriculum. Are you part of a collaborative teaching team? Would you like to maximize your efforts and get the most out of having two adults in your classroom? The Universal […]

FREE STAAR Alt 2 Online Training!

If you are a new test administrator for the STAAR Alternate 2, or a returning test administrator who wants a “refresher,” click on the image below for information about this FREE online training offered through Region 3. Register at www.esc3.net, workshop #157348, and earn 2 hours of CEU credit! For more information, contact jennifer.russell@esc13.txed.net 

New Texas TBI Website

www.txtbi.net Check out this new website developed by the Texas Low Incidence Statewide Network regarding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Educators can find important, valuable information including the educational implications for a student who has suffered a TBI. The Statewide TBI Webinar is 1 hour and 19 minutes; the list of resources is extensive… and there […]

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