Posts Tagged ‘special education’

UDL Series: Meeting the Needs of All Students

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) offers all students a variety of ways to engage with the content. Today’s students enter classrooms with a wide range of skills, needs, and interests. At the same time, much of the curriculum available to teachers is narrowly focused, making it hard to meet the diverse needs of these students. […]

UDL Series: What do you know about Universal Design for Learning?

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, […]

STAAR Alternate 2 Updates

TEA has shared their Fall Update: New Features of the STAAR Alternate 2 for 2017-2018!  Large print student booklets are now available and can be ordered by districts through the enrollment collection process. Student booklets will feature limited color images. An image card set will come with each standard size student booklet.  Cards contain the […]

Register Today! Basic PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System

ESC Region 13 will be hosting Basic PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System September 14 and 15, 2017 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Workshop ID #: FA1737552 Cost: $90 13 TSHA CEUs confirmed After this course, you will be able to: List the six phases of Picture Exchange Communication System. Recall the relationship between PECS and traditional […]

TEA Review of Schedule BS6016 of 2017-18 SpEd Consolidated Grant Application

The Texas Education Agency will be conducting random sampling of LEAs applying for the 2017-18 Special Education Consolidated Grant to request documentation supporting information provided on Schedule BS6016 (LEA MOE for Eligibility section) in the grant. For selected LEAs possible documentation could be general ledgers and budget reports to support the following amounts: amount of special […]

Adapted PE Session – Beat the Heat 2017 – Day 1

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Randy Foederer and Vicki Mason-Foederer will be presenting their workshop: PE and Motor Activities for Students with Severe Disabilities.  This workshop will explore age-appropriate and functional motor activities for students with severe intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities. Activities will be presented from various sources including the Motor Activities Training Program, Project Mobilitee, The […]

Diane Sheline: Beat the Heat 2017 Feature Presenter

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Diane Sheline will be presenting her workshop: Strategy to See: Strategies for Students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment. This full day session will provide a thorough overview of Cortical Visual Impairment. Diane will review CVI and the brain to include causes of CVI and visual functioning. She will explain the CVI Range- the […]

Christine Reeve: Beat the Heat 2017 Featured Presenter

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Christine Reeve will be presenting her workshop: Setting Up Classrooms for Students with Autism Like a Ninja. Students with autism spectrum disorder need to be educated in well-structured environments that use routines to increase predictability. This presentation will cover the essential elements of setting up classroom spaces that suit the need of […]

Beat the Heat 2017 Full-Day Speakers

Take your learning to the next level with these full-day sessions for Beat the Heat Day 1, June 21st! Setting Up Classrooms for Students with Autism Like a Ninja – Christine Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA-D Teaching Grade Level Standards Across the Curriculum – Cindy R. Miller, MS Building Sustainable Adult Schedules: The Life Plan with a Focus […]

Dan Habib, Documentary Filmmaker, to Keynote Beat the Heat 2017

We are over-the-moon excited to welcome back documentary filmmaker, Dan Habib!  Dan was with us several years ago discussing his film, Including Samuel.  This year Dan will join us virtually to preview and discuss his new documentary Intelligent Lives. Intelligent Lives The perception of intelligence is a powerful force in the systematic segregation, maltreatment, and unfulfilled potential of hundreds […]

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