Timely Information and Resources for Region 11 Schools
May 11, 2016
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NEWS: Districts Improve Evidence-Based Instructional Practices with Blended Learning (photo above)
“ This technique is a miracle! My student's initial baseline indicated only speech production of random sounds in January, and now (April) since we have implemented the time delay technique, the student has learned five words!” Workshop Participant
Teaching the Four "I"s: Intensive, Intentional, Individualized Instruction for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds with IEPs
During the school year, a group of teachers, speech-language pathologists, and administrators from Fort Worth, Joshua, Everman, and Keller ISDs participated in an intensive, blended course to improve evidence-based instructional practices. The course was led by Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Grisham-Brown is a leading national expert in tier 3 and specially-designed instruction in early childhood. Participants attended face-to-face sessions with follow-up online coaching and feedback from Dr. Grisham-Brown, Rebecca Crawford (also from the University of Kentucky), ESC Region 11 consultants, and our Digital Learning team through Canvas, Zoom, and V-Brick.
Autism Conference Set for August
For more information, please visit the conference website.
Blackboard Lunch 'n Learn Series - Community Engagement, Safety, and Security
Canvas Learning Management System - Statutory Compliance Courses Offered in Canvas
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Sexual Harassment
- Internet Safety
- Child Abuse and Maltreatment
- Section 504
- Suicide Prevention
- Teen Dating Violence & Abuse
- Texas Code of Ethics
Crisis Support Teams, Instructional Leaders, Administrators, Counselors
Register directly with CPI, not ESC Region 11 for this highly requested training. Register here.
Digital Learning - Upcoming Learning Opportunities
Join elementary teachers and leaders on June 23-24 in White Settlement for Elementary Con, featuring Angela Maiers. You'll learn with master elementary teachers and leaders in active, hands-on sessions focusing on literacy, mathematics, and leadership. Space is limited; register today. EDventure awaits! Elementary Con web page
CODING * ROBOTICS * EMERGING TECHNOLOGY * ART * THINKING * ENGAGEMENT
Develop your understanding of how to leverage innovative tools and strategies to intentionally target learning objectives and student skills. iCreate web page
ESC Region 11 will host the 2016 PRIME Digital Learning Experience for educators from north Texas. This event will bring together teachers, librarians, technology specialists, and administrators to experience the latest future-ready learning strategies, tools, and resources in a future-ready learning environment. This conference provides participants powerful networking opportunities in a high-energy learning environment as they are PRIMEd to embark on an awesome new school year. PRIME web page
Distance Learning - EXPLORING AMERICA: CELEBRATING THE NATIONAL PARKS
May 20, 10 a.m. (45 minutes)
Through this Connect2Texas virtual field trip, you and your students can be part of the adventure and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks! Join photographer David Hares II as he shares photographs and tales of his travels of our country’s national parks and the places in between. So far, these adventures have taken him more than 40,000 miles as he captures the beauty and uniqueness of our country's treasures.
K-8 Math Teachers, Interventionists, Parent Liaisons, Counselors
Do you have parents struggling to help their students with their Math homework? If so, check out Math4Texas.org, a website designed to help parents understand the revised math standards. A parent-friendly explanation of each standard, an example problem, digital resources, and more are easily located for parents to access.
School Business Issues Symposium
ESC Region 11 and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) are presenting a symposium covering some of today's most pressing issues in the school business world. A networking lunch will be provided. Topics will include:
- Auditing your district's energy portfolio
- Is it year seven of your five-year facilities plan?
- The LED movement among school districts
- Solar Power and Schools, Does it Finally Make Sense?
Date: May 16
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Lake Worth ISD Administration Building, 6805 Telephone Rd., Lake Worth, TX
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