Beat the Heat – T-TESS & Special Education Summer PD

Need professional development for your staff serving students ages 3-21 with significant disabilities?

We have the local solution with two ways to attend!

Beat the Heat 2018 – June 21-22

Attend in Person Attend Online
Register for SU1836780

ESC Region 13
5701 Springdale Rd.
Austin, TX 78723

Full Conference Schedule


Register for SU1839863

Online through ESC Region 13

Virtual Conference Schedule


Beat the Heat 2018 is Region 13’s annual summer conference with content specifically designed for educators working with students ages 3-21 with significant disabilities.

  • June 21st – Full day, in-depth workshops on topics including: challenging behavior, classroom organization, communication/AAC, individualized instruction, transition, and more!
  • June 22nd – Keynote address by national presenters ̶   90 minute breakout sessions by the best and brightest from Region 13 and around the state  ̶  BTH Maker Faire!

Why should I send my staff?

  • Beat the Heat is one of the largest conferences in the state focusing on students with significant disabilities.
  • Staff will learn first-hand from experts in the field and practitioners in the classroom
  • Often isolated campus staff will have the opportunity to network with colleagues
  • Excellent value for a 2-day conference with lunch and materials provided: $110.00.
  • Excellent value for a 2-day online conference: $90.00
  • Beat the Heat addresses all T-TESS domains and is tightly aligned with
    • 3 – Planning: Knowledge of Students
    • 4 – Instruction: Differentiation
    • 1 – Learning Environment: Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures

Discount for ESC Region 13 Parents and Paraeducators!

Paraeducators and parents can attend for $10.  They must contact Maria Daniel ( for a registration discount code.

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