1. School Counselors' Symposium

    Elementary through high school counselors are invited to gather with us as we provide a day of professional learning.   Additionally, participants will be provided the opportunity to participate in discussions related to best practices, cutting edge research-based programs, and the latest updates from the Texas Education Agency regarding counselor roles and responsibilities.

    Topics to include, but are not limited to:

    1. Social & Emotional Wellness
    2. College & Career Readiness
    3. Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention
    4. Safe School Services and Student Support

    In addition to engaging in professional learning, participants will have the opportunity to network with colleagues across the region and state.  Invite your principal, social worker, school psychologist, and fellow teachers to attend with you! 

     



  2. Leadership Fusion
    The Leadership Fusion Summit for School Leaders is an annual event which features national speakers who are at the forefront of educational leadership. Topics vary each year, drawing on best practices from the field in the areas of school improvement, change management, communication, accountability, vision, culture and climate and team building. Leaders will acquire new learning, adding to their skillset and thus preparing them for effective campus and district leadership.

  3. Child Nutrition Showcase - Raising the Bar
    Join fellow child nutrition professionals at this annual event to explore important issues facing child nutrition programs in schools. Participate in breakout sessions as presenters deliver new and creative ideas for managing federal feeding programs. Participants are invited to stay for the afternoon Region 4 Expo highlighting new and innovative products, equipment, and services that support school food service and promote a healthy environment.

  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. 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.

  6. 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 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.

  7. 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.

  8. School Safety Summit 2019

    Joint Region 4 ESC and Crime Stoppers Safe School Institute for this 2 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. 

    More details will be coming!


  9. 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.

  10. Summer Evaluation Institute Preconference

    Attend this preconference to acquire the latest information regarding student evaluation processes. Session and materials costs are partially funded through state or federal grants.

    Topic:  TBD

    Speaker:  TBD

    The early bird registration fee of $25 is available until March 15, 2019.  After March 15th, the registration fee will change to $35.


  11. 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.

  12. Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference
    Register to attend the Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide conference. This annual multi-day conference provides a variety of beginner, intermediate and advanced level sessions from nationally invited presenters, district level Assistive Technology (AT) practitioners, and AT vendors. Additionally, an exhibit hall is available to preview the latest technologies. The Texas Assistive Technology Network provides statewide leadership for the provision of AT devices and services for special education students in public schools.


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