Parent Trainings via Webinar

May 2020

MAY HAS SOME GREAT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. CHECK THEM OUT! MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

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May Parent Trainings via Webinar

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 12:00 p.m. -- 2:00 p.m.

Charting the Course, 8th and 9th grade


Charting the Course is a Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and ESC-20 collaborative activity. The aim is to engage students with disabilities and their families in education and planning events to support the student’s successful transition to post-secondary education and/or employment after high school.

Session ID# 62236


Thursday, May 7, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--2:30 p.m.

Virtual (Bus) Tour of Local Agencies that Support Students with Special Needs


Join us as we take a VIRTUAL tour of several local agencies, facilities, and group homes that support students with special needs after they leave public school. The tour will begin online at 9 a.m. . We will visit the agencies' websites and provide you with an overview of services. Confirmed representatives from AACOG, , Quailrun ICF, Unicorn Center, DSASTX and the ARC of SA will also be available to answer questions.To join us, register for the session and you will receive a confirmation email that contains the Zoom link to get on the virtual "bus."

Session ID# 59738


Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Dyslexia Make & Take


This session will provide hands-on tools and resources that you can use to help support your child with dyslexia at home. Parents and their children are welcomed to participate in this session together.

Session ID# 59525



Monday, May 18, 2020, 8:30 a.m.--11:30 a.m.

Keep Calm and Facilitate On-Using Facilitation Techniques to Drive Successful IEP Meetings for your child


We know that ARD (IEP) or 504 meetings are intended for the greater good of every child with special needs, but when conflicts arise it can be challenging to stay focused on the end goal. A successful meeting is not just about "getting to yes"; it’s about building trust through effective communication. Parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators can all benefit from using facilitation skills during the IEP process. Parents/Guardians will learn about IEP Facilitation, a process in which all team members learn 1) focused questioning and listening skills, 2) how to attack the problem and not the person, and 3) striving for a consensus that is agreeable to all parties. This session focuses on the importance of communication, relationship-building, and data to drive good decisions for students.

Session ID# 67804

Registration Instructions

Click HERE for steps to register for an ESC-20 Parent Training or Webinar

Webinar Participation

After you register with the webinar session ID# and complete the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email that contains the webinar link and the link to download the handouts/materials.If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your junk/spam folder.


There is always an ESC-20 staff member on the other end of the webinar. Utilize the chat box to ask any questions for the presenter or if you are experiencing any technical difficulties.

The web manager will provide participants with a link to take attendance toward the end of the session.


Have questions? Please contact Claudia via email or (210)370-5286.

Parent Training Webinar Handouts

Handouts and resources from all the 2019-2020 parent training webinars are located HERE.
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Consultant, Family Engagement-- Education Service Center, Region 20

Claudia I. Vargas is from San Antonio, TX. Having more than 20 years’ experience, her work has focused on enhancing Bilingual/ESL programs, instruction and leadership. She is proud to be bilingual, bicultural and biliterate. Having attended San Antonio ISD's public schools, Claudia graduated from Lanier HS as Valedictorian. She got her B.A. in Latino Studies from Dartmouth College and later her Master’s in Educational Leadership from UTSA. Her passion lies in educating our future generations and ensuring that ALL students receive equitable access to the educational system. She brings these strengths to continue growing the understanding that our educational communities must empower our families to empower our students!


Claudia is a proud mother of 5 children---3 daughters and 2 sons, who range from 2 years old to 11 years old. #MakeitHappen #MakeitRemarkable #MakeaConnection