Active Learning Expert Patricia Obrzut @ Beat the Heat 2018!

On June 21st, the first day of Beat the Heat 2018Patricia 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 an enriched environment that fosters independent and appropriate developmental learning.

Join Patty as she discusses the principles of the Active Learning approach, and how to increase students’ functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious or aggressive behaviors.

On Day 2 (June 22nd), she will provide 2 breakout sessions. The first, Promoting Comprehending Hands through Active Learning will focus on detailed Active Learning strategies emphasizing those fine motor skills typically achieved from birth to two years.  The second, Early Learning & Movement: An Active Learning Perspective will focus on how individuals with multiple special needs progress from reflexive and unintentional movements to intentional movements.

Patty is the Assistant Director at the Perickton Center for Blind Children, a private non-profit organization serving blind, special needs children ages 1-12 years.  Mr. Obrzut has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has been implementing programming for special need children since 1992.  In 2002 she received the permission of Dr. Lilli Nielsen to provide Active Learning educational trainings.  She is considered an expert in the use of Active Learning strategies, equipment, techniques, assessment tools, and curriculum.  We are excited to have her at this conference!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from an expert in Active Learning for students with multiple special needs!  Register for Workshop #SU1836780.  Patty’s full day session is not included in the BTH virtual conference

""Beat the Heat 2018
June 21-22, 2018
ESC Region 13
5701 Springdale Rd.
Austin, TX 78723

For more information and to see the complete conference schedule, visit our Beat the Heat Conference website.

Looking for ways to increase the reading performance of all students in your classroom?

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Progress in the General Curriculum Statewide Network is pleased to present 

Dr. Barbara Blackburn

High Yield Reading Strategies: Supporting the Reading Development of Students with Disabilities Across Content Areas

May 16th, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Region 20 Education Service Center

In this free workshop, Dr. Blackburn will lead instruction of high yield reading strategies for all grade levels and across all subjects.

This session will look at effective implementation of impactful approaches that increase rigor and student outcomes. By utilizing these strategies across subject areas, teachers can increase overall student achievement in their classrooms. At the end of the day, teachers will walk away with an implementation plan to use in their classrooms.

Dr. Barbara Blackburn has published numerous books and presented to teachers across the country on various subjects that impact students with disabilities.

Register at Region 20’s iLearning 

For questions or assistance contact Erin Kelts at Region 20

erin.kelts@esc20.net or 210-370-5664

Do you know secondary students who struggle with decoding?

Join the Region 13 SIM Team to learn more!

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Helping Secondary Students Decode with Word Identification (FA1532063)

In this workshop you will learn the Word Identification Strategy. This is a research-validated strategy that teaches students to systematically dissect words, pronounce them, and then fluently read them in a sentence. As students become adept with applying the strategy their comprehension and fluency scores improve!

Research from the University of Kansas tells us that substantial increases have been achieved with all subgroups of students, including students with reading disabilities.

October 28, 2015. 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Register in eCampus

Are you searching for instructional stategies to help all students in your ELAR class be successful?

4 boys readingJoin us for Accessing the General Curriculum in ELAR!

In this workshop you will acquire tools and practice strategies for teaching grade-level English Language Arts and Reading content to students with disabilities.

You will leave this engaging and fun session with hands-on activities and materials that you will be able to use in your classroom.  The workshop content is appropriate for both general education and special education teachers.

Register in eCampus:  FA1532309 on 11/6/15, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

 

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 successes with students’ transfer and application of skills to connected text reading.

Day 1 Breakout sessions include: Top Tech Tools for Struggling Readers, Second Language or Something Else? Special Considerations for ELLs, Dialogic Reading and Beyond, Transitioning Section 504 Students to Post-Secondary Education, The Lexile Framework and Post-Secondary Demands, and more!

Day 1 will also provide a preview of the upcoming fall release of the Texas Dyslexia Academy trainings.

To register visit eCampus

WORKSHOP ID: FA1531557 $125.

On Day Two, Dr. Allor will present a full-day, intensive workshop: Effective Strategies for Teaching Reading to Students with Intellectual Disability: Current Research and Implications for Instruction.

This interactive workshop will focus on the critical role of the teacher in providing instruction that is both evidence based and specifically designed to meet the needs of individual students. Participants will learn about ongoing research at SMU and practical strategies for effectively teaching students with ID to read.

We are able to offer a limited number of special education teachers serving students with intellectual disabilities FREE register to Day Two, Dr. Allor’s session. To request a 100% discount code for the Day Two workshop, complete and submit the form in this link: http://bit.ly/DC2015sped

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To register visit eCampus

   Workshop ID: FA1531558

 

Inclusion Support for ELA-R

If you are teaching students with disabilities in an inclusion setting, either as a Special Education teacher or as a General Education teacher, Region 13 would like to encourage you to attend Accessing the General Curriculum in English Language Arts on April 9, 2014. Participants will leave with strategies to help deliver engaging, scaffolded lesson cycles, determine and implement appropriate accommodations, collect and use formative assessment data, manage behavior, and differentiate instruction for students with disabilities. Just search E-Campus for SP1428576

Understand the Critical Role of Oral Language in Reading for Your Title I and ELL Students

Free webinar from Education Week, may also be of interest to Special Educators:

This event takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, 3 to 4 p.m. ET.

Research has shown that oral language has a profound impact on children’s preparedness for kindergarten and on their success throughout their academic career. Children typically enter school with a wide range of background knowledge and oral-language ability, attributable in part to factors such as children’s experiences in the home and their socioeconomic status. As a result, Title I and English-language-learner subgroups typically face a gap in academic ability that tends to persist or grow throughout their school experience.

Learn from two administrators—Pam Howard and Shawn Parkhurst—about their strategies for oral language development, which include a focus on foundational comprehension and vocabulary to address students who lack exposure to English language and have limited background experiences.

Guests:

Pam Howard, assistant superintendent, special education, El Paso Independent School District, El Paso, Texas

Shawn Parkhurst, assistant superintendent, curriculum and instruction, Wallingford public schools, Wallingford, Conn.

This webinar will be moderated by Liz Crawford-Brooke, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, vice president, education and research, Lexia Learning.

Register HERE: https://vts.inxpo.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=16641&partnerref=eblast

New: Inclusion Support for ELAR Teachers

If you are teaching students with disabilities in an inclusion setting, either as a Special Education teacher or as a General Education teacher, Region 13 would like to encourage you to attend our new workshop: Accessing the General Curriculum in English Language Arts. Participants will leave with strategies to help determine and implement appropriate accommodations, collect and use formative assessment data, manage behavior, and differentiate instruction for students with disabilities. Just search E-Campus for FA1327107. See a full list of AGC courses below:

FA1327099 Accommodation Central – Primary 10/9/2013
SP1427164 Accommodation Central – Primary 1/13/2014
SP1427100 Accommodation Central – Secondary 1/13/2014
FA1327163 Accommodation Central – Secondary 10/7/2013
FA1326973 Math for All- AGC grades 3-12 11/12/2013
FA1327107 Accessing the General Curriculum in ELAR 9/23/2013
FA1326408 Accessing the General Curriculum in Science 12/3/2013

Reading K-2 Tier 1 RTI Workshop at Region 13

Do you need to strengthen Tier 1 reading instruction for Grades K-2?
Literacy is the foundation to all learning. Building a strong foundation in literacy for every child is the responsibility of all teachers. That can be a daunting task but it is one of the most rewarding experiences a teacher can have. The “Strengthening Tier 1 Reading Instruction Series” is designed to provide teachers with the tools needed to build a solid foundation across all five components of reading and provide research based strategies to address response to intervention (RTI) in the area of reading.

Dates and other details are available here.