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  1. Online Resiliency Conference

    There are everyday stressors such challenges of day-to-day living and those stressors that encompass both predictable and unpredictable challenges.  Those stressors could range from caring for a child or commuting, as well as unexpected events, such as a malfunctioning home appliance, a sudden work deadline., or the stress of going to the grocery store and unable to find items on the shelf.  In education, we are experiencing significant changes with our need to learn new technology as well as the responsibility of creating new learning environments for our students and experiencing the frustrations of those new learning environments.  Overall, we are all experiencing exceptional life events. 

    In education, we band together, support each other, and move forward despite the challenges.  The Resiliency Conference is a special day to acknowledge the capacity of educators to be resilient and to have a day to expand upon your knowledge with wonderful strategies to build resilience in yourself as well as your students.  The conference will begin with our phenomenal Keynote William "Bill" Herman and Plenary presenter Debbie Silver will focus on the power of positive actions. The presenters will share individual and environmental approaches to overcome difficulties, which will make a difference in your life and the lives of your students. The breakout sessions will focus on practical self-care strategies to enhance your daily practices, support your well-being, and the wellness of your students.

    Important Session Information
    Please make sure that your contact information is current for your Region 4 Professional Development account.

    E-mail:register@esc4.net OR Phone:713.744.6326

    You will receive email information regarding access to the online sessions. Each session will have a separate notification.


  2. 21st Annual Region 4 Dyslexia Conference
    This annual conference features various sessions in relation to dyslexia, including research, response to intervention, assessment, accommodations, legal issues, and much more.  The goal of the conference is to bring current and practical information to a diverse audience of teachers, specialists, interventionists, speech language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, coordinators, and others.

  3. Leading Through Digital Innovation-Virtual Conference
    Region 4's Publishing & Digital Learning Solutions Department proudly presents, "Leading Through Digital Innovation" a virtual conference for educators. The engaging and interactive virtual conference will offer sessions centered around the following themes: Online & Blended Learning, Library Media, Leadership (Campus and District Level), Special Populations, and Pedagogy & Instructional Design. 

    Learn from practitioners in the field as well as partners that provide resources to support instructional needs. Visit the virtual exhibit hall to learn more about tools that support student success. The virtual prize patrol will also be selecting winners throughout the day! The virtual conference will provide the support that you need to facilitate a rigorous, engaging, curriculum-focused, and interactive instructional environment!

  4. Online Early Childhood Special Education Inclusion Conference for Preschoolers and Kindergartners with Disabilities
    This multi-day online conference is designed to support teachers who are working with young children with disabilities. Sessions will cover a variety of topics including; utilizing best practices to support inclusion, specially designed instruction, language and communication, literacy, math, improving social and behavioral skills, and much, much more. Participants will gain information, strategies, and materials that will support service delivery to young children with disabilities in various classroom settings. Conference logistics: Daily keynote sessions will be presented live, via ZOOM, from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Participants will have until August 1st to watch breakout session videos at their leisure. Closer to the conference, additional information will be sent out regarding session viewing. Please check your email during the month of July for additional information. Session and materials costs are partially funded through state or federal grants.

  5. Region 4 Social Studies Conference
    Join other social studies professionals in this one-day conference exploring general, grade level, and content-specific best practices for the 21st century social studies classroom. Strands may include the major themes in social studies, instructional strategies that address the needs of all learners, differentiation, technology applications, and sound assessment. The conference will include a full day of concurrent presentations, vendor product demonstrations, and an exhibit hall.

  6. Region 4 Social Studies Virtual Conference
    Join other social studies professionals in this one-day conference exploring general, grade level, and content-specific best practices for the 21st century social studies classroom. Strands may include the major themes in social studies, instructional strategies that address the needs of all learners, differentiation, technology applications, and sound assessment. 

  7. Summer Institute- Section 504/ADA ONLINE
    Attend this session to hear from leading national experts about how Section 504/ADA have been interpreted by the courts through recent case law. Learn about similarities and differences among these federal laws and effective ways to identify and serve students under Section 504/ADA.  Session and materials costs are partially funded through state or federal grants.

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