Posts Tagged ‘Mathematics’

Active Learning Expert Patricia Obrzut @ Beat the Heat 2018!

On June 21st, the first day of Beat the Heat 2018, Patricia Obrzut, MS, OTR/L will present a full day session: Active Learning: Given the Opportunity, Any Child Can Learn! Active learning, an innovative approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, emphasizes that all individuals learn best by active participation.  For students with multiple disabilities, active participation is achieved by creating […]

Specially Designed Instruction in Math Summer Series!

Are you a math teacher? Do you have students with disabilities in your class? Region 13 is offering a special workshop series just for you! If you are a general education teacher working with 1st graders, or a special education teacher working in an Algebra I class, or anything in between, this summer series has […]

Free tool for using visual representations to solve word problems

In Mathematics Instruction For Students with Learning Disabilities or Difficulty Learning Mathematics: A Guide for Teachers (2008) put out by the Center on Instruction, recommendation #4 states, “Teach students to visually represent the information in the math problem.” Research shows that students with learning disabilities benefit from using visuals that correlate to specific problem types. […]

Research based instruction for teaching basic math facts

FREE TRAINING! September 30, 2014 at ESC Region 13 Research shows that instruction of strategies for basic math facts increases students’ likelihood of mastery and retention. New Math TEKS state 2nd graders will recall basic facts to add and subtract within twenty with automaticity and 3rd graders will recall multiplication facts up to ten by […]

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 […]

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. […]

Do your students struggle with basic math facts?

Students with working memory difficulties, math disabilities, and other learning disabilities can really struggle with the memorization of the basic math facts.  Even though there are tools like multiplication charts to provide accommodations for students, this deficiency will continue to hinder their mathematical abilities in later grades and in life. So what can we do? […]

ESTAR II – Math Tier 2 training

The Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points (TXRCFP) was created from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and identifies critical areas for mathematics instruction at each grade level. The initial Elementary-School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (ESTAR) training informed and familiarized participants with the TXRCFP as a framework for improving overall mathematics instruction and […]

Accessing the General Curriculum in the Content Areas

Region 13 Education Specialists are teaming up to provide you with content area specific special education training. This training will provide you with a comparison of STAAR and STAAR Modified, how to modify assessments to align with STAAR Modified, allowable accommodations on STAAR, and using accommodations in the classroom. This training is for general and special […]

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