Posts Tagged ‘AGC’

Access to General Curriculum Statewide Guidance Documents

The new year is upon us and you may have questions about Special Education.  Don’t fret, guidance is at your fingertips! AGC Resources are statewide guidance documents covering important topics such as co-teaching, LRE, IEP, paraprofessionals, and grading.   Quick access to all of these documents can be found at www.esc20.net/agcnetwork. The website has been up-dated […]

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 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 […]

Does He Really Need an FM? – Part IV

Yes! He really does need an FM!  Now what?  Before purchasing that FM system, you may want to complete a trial with the student.  ESC Region 13’s Assistive Technology Preview Center is here to help.  Our motto is “Try before you buy”.  We have a limited number of FM systems available for short term loan […]

Does He Really Need an FM? – Part III

In addition to being able to hear speech in a classroom, the added critical component of course is being able to understand that speech.  Speech recognition in noise is a skill that is developed by about 6th grade.  Adults with normal hearing score better on speech understanding in noise than children with normal hearing.  Children […]

Does He Really Need an FM? – Part II

As previously stated, the three common obstacles to a clear speech signal reading the person with hearing loss are: Distance, Reverberation and Noise.  Let’s take a quick look at each of these and how FM systems mitigate these effects. Distance. By wearing a microphone (transmitter), the teacher’s voice is made to sound as if it […]

Math for All – AGC in Math

        STAAR – Modified is going away. What does that mean for my students in math next year? In this workshop you will learn how to accommodate and modify instruction in the math classroom. Develop a plan for preparing all your students for higher expectations. Hands-on experiences will be provided to show […]

2014 STAAR Supplemental Aids Update – webinar

TEA has released an updated version of the Supplemental Aids guidance document, which you may access here Acc-Allowable-Supp-Aids_kb_ppt or here: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/staar-telpas/ Region 13 will be hosting a free webinar on December 5 at 11:30 to go over these updates and introduce suggestions for classroom implementation. Register for that webinar here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/456225370 . As always, the […]

Inclusion Support for Science Teachers

Students who receive special education services are very commonly included in general education Science classes. This population of students needs Specially Designed Instruction that serves their unique educational needs. Remember that teachers who work primarily outside of special education need to have professional development towards special education if they are working with those students (Texas […]

Evaluating Accommodations

At this point in the school year, teachers may be ready to begin evaluating students’ accommodations for effectiveness, frequency of use, and student preference. TEA has not released updated assessment accommodations yet, but teachers should be working closely with special education case managers to determine which accommodations work for students during classroom instruction. The PAR […]

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