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Lunch & Learn: New Educational Diagnostician Academy
Significant Disproportionality in Disability Identification





Calling all new Educational Diagnosticians! Are you in your first three years as an Educational Dagnostician? ESC Region 4 has a new Educational Diagnostician Academy that will be focused on helping you understand the role of the Educational Diagnostician. During lunch-and-learn sessions, participants will review timely and pertinent information required for Educational Diagnosticians and engage in meaningful dialogue. Participants will also have time to network with other new Educational Diagnosticians serving in Region 4 area districts and charters. This session is aligned with the evaluation and properly constituted ARD component(s) of the TEA-required self-assessment and SPP Indicators 11 & 12.

Important Session Information:



  • Welcome to the New Educational Diagnostician Academy!

    This series has been specifically designed to support your growth and development during your first years of working in the field. As a new educational diagnostician, you will be responsible for assessing and identifying students' learning needs, writing evaluation reports, managing ARD meetings, and assisting in the development of appropriate educational plans.

    These short, virtual sessions have been designed to help you learn the fundamentals of assessment and ARD management and gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques used in identifying disabilities. You will also have the opportunity to network with other new diagnosticians and work closely with experienced professionals who will provide you with guidance and support as you navigate your first few years in the field.
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    Students with disabilities have lower academic outcomes, decreased interaction with peers who do not have disabilities, and decreased postsecondary outcomes compared with peers who do not have disabilities. Identifying racial or cultural differences as disability conditions has negative repercussions for both the student and the local education agency. This course explores the current trends of significant disproportionality in disability identification that are occurring in Texas. A road map for special educators to combat significant disproportionality will be outlined. With comprehensive, district-wide efforts, significant disproportionality can be reversed with evidence-based practices in evaluating culturally and linguistically diverse students.


T-TESS/T-PESS:
Dimension 1.1: Standards and Alignment, Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 4.1: Professional Demeanor and Ethics, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development; Domain 1 – Strong School Leadership and Planning

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Session ID:
1830705
Credits Available:
(2) Clock Hours
(2) CPE
Contact Person:
April Thomas
Registration Fee:
$20.00
Instructor(s):
Beth Darbe, Region 4 ESC
Audience:
Educational Diagnosticians
Date Time Location
10/23/2024 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Zoom Session, Online Course
Date:
10/23/2024
Time:
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Zoom Session, Online Course


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Region 4 Education Service Center
7145 West Tidwell Road Houston, Texas 77092-2096
713.462.7708 | PHONE
Region 4 is making improvements to the McKinney Conference Center and will invite guests to experience the difference in August of 2024
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MAIN OFFICE
Region 4 Education Service Center
7145 West Tidwell Road Houston, Texas 77092-2096                                                        
713.462.7708 | PHONE

Region 4 is making improvements to the McKinney Conference Center and will invite guests to experience the difference in August of 2024

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