Posts Tagged ‘Access to General Curriculum’

UDL Series: Meeting the Needs of All Students

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) offers all students a variety of ways to engage with the content. Today’s students enter classrooms with a wide range of skills, needs, and interests. At the same time, much of the curriculum available to teachers is narrowly focused, making it hard to meet the diverse needs of these students. […]

Specially Designed Instruction In Math Summer Workshop Series

Concrete Models of Good Math Instruction—June 17th, 9am-4pm #SU1532436 In this workshop you will acquire strategies and ideas for how to best adapt the general education curriculum to meet the needs of students with disabilities. We will debunk the myth that students struggling should not be exposed to higher mathematical concepts. You will also gain […]

Power of Inclusion workshop!

Is your school looking for guidance for creating an inclusive climate in which the needs of all educators and students are being met? Power of Inclusion workshop has a few more seats open. Register today! Including students with disabilities in the general education classroom is both a challenge and an opportunity. Educators need to effectively collaborate to […]

STAAR A Update

Region 13 attended TEA’s STAAR A training on Wednesday, September 24th. The training covered STAAR A, the computer based assessment with accommodations. We learned of the embedded accommodations and accessibility features that STAAR A will provide to students with disabilities. We also learned of the eligibility requirements and timeline for release of more information. We […]

Inclusion Institute Info: Sessions and Virtual Options

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 […]

Do you have students who did not pass their 5th or 8th grade STAAR Math assessment?

Do you have students who did not pass their 5th or 8th grade STAAR Math assessment and will be attending summer school? What researched-based interventions will you be employing with these students to help fill in the gaps in their mathematical understanding while at the same time challenging them to reach new levels? In the […]

Technology Tips for Oral Administration

Special Education teachers spend a lot of their time reading tests and quizzes out loud to students, not to mention regular classroom lessons and assignments. For some students, this is an unavoidable part of their instructional plan. But we think that, for many students, technology tools can provide an equally good, if not better, approach […]

Does He Really Need an FM? – Part I

Hearing technology today is better than ever with digital hearing aids and cochlear implants. They give the wearer tailored access to the sounds of speech.  So if a student has this great hearing aid, cochlear implant or BAHS, why does he need an FM system?  These personal amplification devices are designed to amplify the sounds […]

Beat the Heat 2014: Registration Is Open

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. […]

A Message from our Keynote!

Region 13 is excited to announce the keynote speaker for our fourth annual Inclusion Institute, Susan Hentz. Susan focuses on classroom-proven researched based strategies and resources to ignite student enthusiasm for learning while maximizing the potential of every student. Susan’s seminars are well known for being high-energy, humorous, interactive, and packed with practical ideas that support […]

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