1. 2020 Child Nutrition Showcase - Navigating School Nutrition Programs
    Join fellow child nutrition professionals at this annual event to explore important issues facing child nutrition programs in schools. Participate in break out 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.

  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. 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.  

  4. Early Childhood Special Education Inclusion Conference for Preschoolers and Kindergartners with Disabilities
    This multi-day conference is designed to support teachers who are working with young children with disabilities. Conference 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. Session and materials costs are partially funded through state or federal grants. You must be in attendance to receive the conference materials.

  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 STEAM Conference

    Explore the power of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) as it applies to real-world connections, creativity through collaboration, and innovation through art and engineering.  This 1-day conference incorporates workshop-style sessions organized by grade bands and identified by STEAM strands, allowing you to personalize your conference experience. Discover innovative ways to make instructional connections that transform engaged students to empowered learners.

    For more information please call Dr. Allegra McGrew at 713.744.6819 or  email Allegra.McGrew@esc4.net

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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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