1. SHIFT: Beyond Traditional Instruction
    Make a choice to make the shift! Experience hands-on sessions that provide just-in-time training to better meet the learning needs of all students. This one-day mini-conference offers a menu of three sessions that provide pedagogically-sound approaches to designing student-centered instruction. All session choices are designed using the Four C's as a lens; Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical-thinking skills. Participants pre-select two 3-hour sessions to best meet their own personal learning needs. If you are ready to shift your mind, skill, and tool sets, this training is for you!

  2. SHIFT: Beyond Traditional Instruction II
    Make a choice to make the shift! Experience hands-on sessions that provide just-in-time training to better meet the learning needs of all students. This one-day mini-conference offers a menu of six sessions that provide pedagogically-sound approaches to designing student-centered instruction. All session choices are designed using the Four C's as a lens; Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical-thinking skills. Participants pre-select two 3-hour sessions to best meet their own personal learning needs. If you are ready to shift your mind, skill, and tool sets, this training is for you!

  3. 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.

  4. Summer Workshop July 31, 2019 - Day 1

    Join fellow school nutrition professionals to enhance skills and expand knowledge of managing and operating the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Participants may choose from a variety of interactive training sessions focusing on key topics such as eligibility, counting reimbursable meals, food production records, Offer versus Serve, meal patterns, and menu planning. Continuing education credits will be provided to help meet annual program training requirements.



  5. Summer Workshop August 1, 2019 - Day 2

    Join fellow school nutrition professionals to enhance skills and expand knowledge of managing and operating the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Participants may choose from a variety of interactive training sessions focusing on key topics such as eligibility, counting reimbursable meals, food production records, Offer versus Serve, meal patterns, and menu planning. Continuing education credits will be provided to help meet annual program training requirements.



  6. Resiliency Conference

    There are everyday stressors such as traffic, challenging behaviors in the classroom as well as the exceptional life events that occur. In education we band together, support each other and move forward despite the challenges.  This 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.   Our phenomenal Keynote Diane Vine and Plenary presenter Josh Shipp 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. 

    Come and experience the fun filled breakout sessions that will focus on practical self-care strategies to enhance your daily practices, support your well-being and the wellness of your students.


  7. 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.  


  8. 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 Richard.Armand@esc4.net.


  9. Instructional Coaching Conference: Building Your Coaching Playbook
    Every educator needs a coach, but not everyone needs to be coached the same. Expand your instructional coaching repertoire and learn how to best help teachers build their instructional capacity. Session topics address differentiating the roles of a coach, improving your coaching cycle, acquiring new coaching methods, exploring remote coaching, refreshing PLCs, planning for student success, building relationships with teachers and administrators, and many more. Participants will also have the choice of participating in networking opportunities, such as a panel discussion and open space sessions. Join us for this exciting new professional learning experience at Region 4!

  10. Post-Conference: Access to the General Curriculum (AGC) Institute

    Join education professionals at the AGC Institute Post-Conference as we explore topics related to evidenced-based practices for supporting all learners. The AGC Institute Post-Conference topics vary from year to year and provide solutions for areas such as accessing academic content, increasing student engagement and self-advocacy, and implementing effective practices that support students with disabilities as they transition from school to adult life. Participants will leave the AGC Institute Post-Conference with practical strategies to promote access to and progress in the general curriculum. Session and materials costs are partially funded through state or federal grants.  

    For more specific post-conference session information for this year, visit our website at http://www.esc4.net/agci and select the post-conference tab under "Session Information."


  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.


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