Posts Tagged ‘Accommodations’

Dyslexia Conference 2015 – Awesome Opportunity – Attend Day Two for FREE

The 2015 Fall Dyslexia Conference, September 23 and 24, will offer two days of innovative presentations with a focus on helping students “Connect to Text.” On Day One, Dr. Jill Allor, Ed. D., professor and chair of the SMU Department of Teaching and Learning, will provide the keynote address. Dr. Allor will share her research and […]

Using MS Word to Simulate STAAR A- Extra Practice and Prep for Students

If your eligible students have already practiced and practiced with the STAAR A Student Tutorials, yet you’d still like them to continue to receive and use similar digital accommodations during instruction or for end of unit tests, then this resource may be of help-  How to use Built-In Features of MS Word to Simulate STAAR […]

Making Good Use of Audio/Text-to-Speech In The Classroom

Bill Keeney of the Delaware Valley Friends School joined Learning Ally on 12/9 for a webinar focusing on strategies for teachers to use audio in the classroom. Keeney discussed why audio is the killer app for his students and how he ensures it becomes a powerful tool for reading. “Teaching with audio is just good […]

Math for All workshop!

Need ideas for differentiation, accommodations, and modifications for your math classroom? Math for All: Access to General Curriculum in Mathematics workshop has a few more seats open. Register today! Participants will learn how to accommodate and modify instruction in the Math classroom as well as for assessments including STAAR.  Hands-on experiences will be provided to […]

STAAR A Info all in one spot

We have created a Thinglink called STAAR A: Things You Need to Know. To access this resource, click this link: http://www.thinglink.com/scene/609494907593162752 While viewing the Thinglink, hover over the picture to see the hotspot dots. Then hover over a dot to see where the link will take you. Click on the dots to access various resources […]

PLAAFPs, Goals, and Accommodations, oh my!

Are you looking for information and support to help you write powerful PLAAFPs and purposeful goals?  There are many aspects to writing a full Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  This training will focus on writing powerful PLAAFP statements which will lead to student-focused goals.  Participants will leave with easy to use tools to support their efforts for well […]

Math for All workshop coming up

        Are you a math teacher? Do you have students with disabilities in your math class? Are you looking for strategies for how to address accommodations and modifications in your math class? Are you wondering about this new STAAR A assessment and what impact that will have on students in your math […]

STAAR A Overview webinar available for you to view

If you were not able to listen to our STAAR A Overview webinar this past Monday, not to worry. We have posted the recorded webinar on our webinar webpage. http://www4.esc13.net/agc/webinars For STAAR A resources check out the STAAR A tab and the STAAR Accommodations tab on our Accommodations Central LiveBinder. http://tinyurl.com/accomcentral

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 […]

STAAR Standardized Oral Administration will be expanded for 2015 testing

From TEA: Standardized oral administration (SOA) for the STAAR program, an online option for oral administration, will be expanded in the 2014–2015 school year to include grade 5 science and grade 6 reading and mathematics assessments. Districts will be able to test students using SOA for STAAR in the following grades and subjects:   grade […]

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