Are you a special education instructional leader?

Join us for the Special Education Instructional Network – SPIN – to connect and learn with other special educators in Region 13.

SPIN meets four times during each school year. Our first 2018-2019 meeting is on Wednesday, September 12, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

SPIN meetings are designed for special education instructional leaders to receive updates and resources and to share ideas, district news, and questions with each other.  This year, our meetings will include a book study, UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms, by Dr. Katie Novak.  In addition, Region 13 Specialists will join us to provide behavior guidance and assistive technology information.

You can register for SPIN meetings for FREE in Ecampus by using course number FA1839043.

For more information, contact Kim West, kim.west@esc13.txed.net

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 opportunities to address campus needs.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for creating an approach to your instruction based on principles that allow all students to have access to the general education curriculum. Using a proactive approach to remove learning barriers by considering the natural variability of how students learn, UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials and assessments to help optimize learning.

In addition, knowledge and implementation of UDL supports ESSA’s endorsement of UDL, enhances our connections to the student-centered focus of our appraisal systems, and provides a way to plan for social and emotional variability.

The UDL PLC application process is simple!  Just complete pages 3 and 4 of the application and submit it electronically by 5:00 PM on June 15, 2018.  To submit the application or for more information contact Kim West at kim.west@esc13.txed.net or 512-919-5314.

Do you have a new teaching partner?

Will you be a co-teacher this year? Do you have a new teaching partner? Maybe you have the same teaching partner as before, but are looking to improve your collaboration?

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The Power of Inclusion 2-day workshop is for co-teaching partners. After this workshop, teachers and paraprofessionals will be able to implement six different co-teaching approaches. Collaborative partners will be able to define roles and responsibilities for each educator in the room. Students will be better served as educators implement specially designed instruction and utilize all educators in the classroom.

Join us for Power of Inclusion this August!

To register visit ecampus and search for Power of Inclusion or workshop #SU1529399

Inclusion Institute 2015

Are you thinking about attending professional development this summer?

Are you wanting to learn evidence-based strategies to increase student success?

Are you interested in how to increase student motivation and effort?

…YES!

You need to attend the 2015 Inclusion Institute: New Frame of Mind. Join us June 11th for a one-day conference that will bring you LOTS of ideas to help students. Plus, in addition to the keynote session covering Growth Mindsets with Emily Diehl, you will also receive a copy of MindSet: New Psychology of Success. The day will also include opportunities to attend breakout sessions covering current inclusive topics. For more information and to register check out Inclusion Institute 2015, http://bit.ly/Inclusion2015.

Register now for a chance to receive your very own copy of MindSet!

Inclusion Institute Breakout Session Topics

You may have heard that Mindset Works will be at Inclusion Institute 2015, but you might also be wondering…

Who else will be there?

Apple and Accessibility with Megan Wilson and David Hernandez

Solving Word Problems Using Schemas with Dr. Sarah Powell

Reading for Understanding in the Content Areas with High School Students and with Elementary Students with Dr. Jessica Toste

Bilingual Language Acquisition: Appropriate & Beneficial for All Students with Lisa Rukovena

I Don’t Give Grades, You Earn Them with Pollyanna Littlefield

Opportunities for Inclusion in Early Childhood with Katie Adams

Discovery Writing with Dr. Stacy Foss and Tracy Vogel

Centers for the Inclusion Classroom with Stacie Koerth

Using Data to Increase Student Success with Dr. Kathleen Pfannenstiel

…and more!

 

Register today!

Inclusion Institute 2015: New Frame of Mind

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Do you have questions on how to grade students in special education?

As a special educator do you fully understand your role in grading?

At June 11th’s  Inclusion Institute 2015: New Frame of Mind, attend the session, I Don’t Give Grades, You Earn Them. In this session, teachers will explore what TEA says about grading exceptional learners and what that means to us as professional special educators. After this breakout session, you will walk away with a deeper understanding of grading and what grades truly mean for students in special education.

Don’t miss out…REGISTER NOW at https://ecampus.esc13.net, class #SU1528847.

Are you a paraprofessional? Want to save money? Click here to obtain a 50% discount code to this one-day conference.

Inclusion Institute 2015

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Are you looking to learn new ways to motivate students, teach explicitly, explore strategies to increase student achievement in core academic classes, and walk out with a  New Frame of Mind?

If the answer is YES- then the 2015 Inclusion Institute is for you!

Join us June 11th for an all-day institute of practical strategies for inclusive settings. Breakout sessions will be offered for both special and general educators, as well as paraprofessionals. In addition, Emily Diehl from Mindset Works will be providing the keynote and discussing the research about the growth mindset and why it is a critical lever for motivation and success.

When: June 11th, 2015
Where: ESC Region 13
Who: Educators, paraprofessionals, pre-service teachers

Register: http://ecampusesc13.net, workshop ID SU1528847

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Time to get your learn on!

Pep Talk for teachers and students from Kid President.

Continue to be more awesome! We are offering a Back to School Special for all of our districts and charter schools. Our September Special Education workshops will be offered for FREE when you register using discount code sept2014.

Check out all of the great workshops we are offering in September: Facilitating Early Social Communication Skills, Handwriting Without Tears, Power of Inclusion, Advanced and Basic Picture Exchange Communication System, Preparing for SUCCESS after STAAR-Modified, FIE to IEP, Links Curriculum, STAR, and many more.

Free Sept. SpEd Workshops

Register at Ecampus.

Free Webinar with Inclusion Institute’s Keynote Speaker Susan Hentz

 

 

 

Join us for a short 30 minute webinar where Susan Hentz, author of Collaborate Smart: Practical Strategies and Tools for Educators, will be sharing her tips for learning centers and flexible groups in collaboratively taught classroom. Susan will be our keynote speaker this year for Inclusion Institute: Great Expectations.

Learning Centers and Flexible Groups in Your Collaborative Classroom
Learning centers  provide opportunities for educators to differentiate by readiness, skill, and interests. During this fast-paced webinar, Susan will share the steps required to create learning centers for  addressing our diverse student population. Watch your instructional time significantly increase by using powerful instructional routines and procedures that put you in charge and clearly establish the roles and expectations for your students.

Susan’s Preview Webinar

Monday, June 23, 2014

10:30 am CST

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/672447466

 

 

 

 

 

Register for Inclusion Institute 2014: Great Expectations

Visit https://ecampus.esc13.net

Face-to-face conference – SU1427634

Virtual conference – SU1428827