1. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Conference
    Join other district and campus leaders at this one-day Career and Technical Education (CTE) conference to experience a premier professional learning experience in all areas of managing a CTE Program.  This conference is designed to support administrators, counselors, and campus leaders by increasing the understanding of CTE policies and procedures, providing strategies on implementing effective CTE programs, as well as identifying resources to strengthen career and postsecondary opportunities.

  2. Region 4 Bilingual ESL Conference
    Educators will expand their knowledge with evidence-based information designed for working with English Learners (ELs). Presentations will be framed around culturally relevant topics that impact the affective, linguistic, and cognitive domains of ELs. Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction, assessment, and technology.

  3. 20th 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, reading specialists, interventionists, speech language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, and others.

  4. Access to the General Curriculum (AGC) Institute

    Join education professionals at this Institute as we explore evidenced-based practices for creating effective learning environments for all learners. AGC Institute strands will include Solutions 4 accessing academic content, navigating federal and state accountability systems, achieving rigorous state assessment standards, creating 21st century digital learning environments, increasing student engagement, supporting post-secondary transition, and implementing effective inclusive practices. Participants will leave the AGC Institute with practical strategies to promote access to and progress in the general curriculum. The AGC Institute will include general sessions from national speakers, the opportunity to attend concurrent break-out sessions, and our digital café where you can explore digital tools for the classroom.

    For more information, visit our website at http://www.esc4.net/agci.

    Session and materials costs are partially funded through state or federal grants.  


  5. DLC: Connect • Empower • Transform

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    Transform education in innovative ways! Connect the classroom and the global world. Empower students to discover their own personal path to learning. Transform education using innovative instructional practices. The Digital Learning Conference features sessions by invited speakers, district educators, and Region 4 specialists to help you ConnectEmpowerTransform. For more information please call 713.744.6819, or email Allegra.mcgrew@esc4.net.

     


  6. Houston Metropolitan Educational Diagnostician Association Conference

    Houston Metropolitan Educational Diagnosticians Association (Hou-Met), a local chapter of the Texas Educational Diagnosticians Association (TEDA), promotes professionalism, excellence, and continuing growth for diagnosticians to provide individuals with disabilities quality educational services in the Houston-Metropolitan area. The purpose of this conference is to provide the latest information on evaluation for eligibility and facilitate networking opportunities for school personnel involved in the evaluation of children with disabilities. Attend this annual conference to learn more about current special education evaluation issues.

    Thursday, October 31, 2019 Sessions:

    Keynote Speaker - Dr. Dawn Flanagan
    Hou-Met Annual General Member Meeting
    Cynthia Buechler - Legal Updates and Social Media

    Friday, November 1, 2019 Sessions:

    Transition - Dr. Mitchell
    Autism Assessment: AU/ID - Kristin Pfeiffer
    REED to an FIE - Dr. Cheri Dryden
    Facilitation Skills: Building Consensus in the ARD Process- Dr. Linda Hall
    Cultural Diversity and It's Impact on Evaluation Practice - Dr. Porter
    True North - The Charge of Network 1: Child Find, Evaluation, and ARD Supports - Kara Zwolinski
    Bilingual Dyslexia - Dr. Corinna Cole
    Publisher Update: Pearson (Bayley-4) - Dr. Anise Flowers
    Dyslexia Evaluation and Identification - Dr. MiMi Gomez
    New Diagnosticians - Dr. Gomez
    FIE Cognitive - Dr. Gail Cheramie


  7. Region 4 ESC Annual Reading and Writing Conference
    The Annual Reading and Writing Conference will offer sessions on various topics including the reading and writing connection, genre integration, critical thinking skills, technology incorporation, differentiation, reaching struggling learners, and many other areas. Presentations will be given by invited speakers, district staff, and Region 4 specialists.

  8. Region 4 Mathematics Conference: Cornerstones for Success (Grades K-5)
    Join other mathematics educators for this one-day conference focused on creating meaningful mathematics experiences and effective learning possibilities for every math student. Attend up to six mini-sessions that provide tools such as classroom-ready activities that bridge concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations of key mathematics concepts, strategies that include all learners, and technology-based activities.

  9. 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.

  10. Regional School Safety Summit 2020

    Join Region 4’s Safe & Healthy Schools and Crime Stoppers Safe School Institute for this 1 day summit on school safety! Topics will include: human trafficking, trauma informed care, transportation, facilities, drug alcohol issues, school health nursing, gangs, internet safety, mental health, juvenile justice, restorative practices, domestic violence, response to active shooter, threat assessment, and many others.


    This summit is open to school-based law enforcement, school administrators, teachers, counselors, emergency management, safety personnel, and community partners with interest in school safety.


    *Special Community Event: Join us during lunch to view first responder agencies, including Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol, LCC K-9 comfort dogs, and more coming! Come see what resources are available for your school/community events.



  11. Signing Exact English (SEE) Skillshop
    This week-long workshop for adult learners is designed to meet the needs of beginning as well as advanced users of Signing Exact English.  Participants will improve their expressive and receptive signing skills, sign vocabulary, visual features of sign language, and song and storytelling techniques.  All skill levels will be addressed through intensive work in level-matched small groups.  Recent research findings on the effectiveness of Signing Exact English will also be presented. Session materials and costs are partially funded through state or federal grants.

  12. Summer Institute- Section 504/ADA
    Attend this one day 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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