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  1. Curriculum Directors Meeting
    Directors from Region 2 will meet regularly throughout the school year to share legislative updates, professional development opportunities, and network with one another.

    This is a closed meeting designed for Region 2 Curriculum Directors only.



  2. Special Education Directors Meeting
    Meeting relating to special education topics for Region 2's special education directors.  Legislative updates, legal updates and professional development opportunities will be shared. 

    This is a closed meeting designed for Region 2 Special Education Directors only.



  3. Webinar-Evaluation Foundations Series

    These webinars are designed to provide evaluation staff with engaging, relevant and informative topics in a audio-visual presentation that can be viewed with a "go to meeting link" at their desk. Webinar link and handouts are sent to participants before programs begin.  All webinars are scheduled from 10:00-12:00.

     


  4. Treasuring Our Paraprofessionals (TOPs)

    This three-day training will prepare paraprofessionals to assist in instruction of reading, writing and mathematics.  Additional topics include classroom management and diversity awareness.  Attendance of all three days and the passing grade of 70% or higher on a cumulative assessment are required for a certificate of completion.

    Payment in full is required one week before the start of class. For questions concerning payment, please email ‘workshop@esc2.net’.

  5. CPI - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Foundation Course Refresher
    Much more than a content review, this 1-day refresher course opens up the opportunity to explore and improve key program concepts in greater detail, enhance participant skills and discuss successes and challenges staff members have experienced using skills from the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program.

  6. Overview of the Child Outcome Summary Form (COSF) and SPP7
    State Performance Plan Indicator 7 collects information from school districts and charter schools across the state on the progress of children with disabilities ages 3 to 5 years old. This training will review the mandated Childhood Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) and general information to submit information on TEA's online application.

  7. Assistive Technology: A Team Approach in Assessment
    This training focuses on the team approach in assessing students for assistive technology. Using a team approach in the assessment for assistive technology ensures that a student's needs are clearly considered in all areas. Participants will be able to identify different roles of the team members, and recognize how each team member contributes to assessing and determining assistive technology needs.

  8. Leaving a Clear Trail
    This is a training to provide school personnel and other interested stakeholders with an understanding of the relationship among educational records that provide documentation of a student's individual accomplishments, achievements, and courses taken while in high school. 

  9. Calendars and Routines

    Calendars and Routines

    Calendars serve three purposes 1) anticipation of upcoming events, 2) knowledge of changes in routines, 3) trust in an adult’s commitment to follow through on scheduled activities. Routines are a predictable chain of related events used to structure activities which teach a broad range of communication cognition, sensory and social skills. Routines have a clearing beginning, a specific number of steps, a clear ending and same time, same place, same material.

    Participants in this workshop will learn:

    • why use calendars and routines
    • advantages/disadvantages of calendars and routines
    • types of calendars and routines
    • developing calendars and routines
    • access to calendars and routines

  10. Writing and Utilizing Social Stories

    Social Stories help students learn routines, expectations and behavioral standards in an alternative way. They reinforce correct behavior by presenting information in a story format. They provide visual examples of behavior expectations, provides more personalized and tailored behavior interventions, and helps involve students in the learning process. This process works well with students on the autism spectrum, those with significant cognitive disabilities and those with ADD/ADHD.

    Participants in this workshop will learn:

    • how to write social stories
    • learn when to use them throughout the students’ day.
    • have access to resources that would help guide them in using Social Stories within their classroom

  11. Real Employment and Discovery for Young Adults (READY)

    The purpose of this event is for schools and businesses to come together as a community.

    Students with disabilities need work-based learning opportunities to explore career interests while acquiring and practicing essential skills in preparation for competitive employment.

    Businesses must gain an understanding of the benefits of an inclusive workforce.

    Let's combine our efforts to empower the workforce of the future and advance our integrated community.


  12. 4th Annual Life After Graduation: Who's Got Your Back? (ESC-2 on 04/01/2019)

    Date:  April 1, 2019

    Training and resources received will assist students as they prepare for the accomplishment of post-secondary goals in the areas of higher education, training and obtaining competitive employment.

    The purpose of this event is to provide students with disabilities and their families with information about supports and services available in their community.  Participants will gain resources that will help students navigate a successful adult life after graduation.

    These are key components that should be addressed in transition planning for ALL of your students!

    • Do your students have a good plan for their life after graduation?
    • Do they know what supports and services they will need to ensure their success?
    • Do they know how and when to access needed support?

    Sessions will help parents and students understand the transition planning process and the importance of their participation.

    Topics include:

    • self-determination/advocacy;
    • transportation options/travel training;
    • accessing support in college, and more

    Exhibitors include:

    • Coastal Bend College;
    • Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend;
    • Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority;
    • Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation, and more

    Please note a 1:10 teacher to student ration is required for this event.

    Date Time Location
    Mon, April 1, 2019
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm ## for Parents
    10:00 am – 2:30 pm ## for Students and Education Staff
    ESC Region 2
    209 North Water St
    Corpus Christi, TX  78401

  13. 4th Annual Life After Graduation: Who's Got Your Back? (ESC-2 on 04/02/2019)

    Date:  April 2, 2019

    Training and resources received will assist students as they prepare for the accomplishment of post-secondary goals in the areas of participation in the community and independent living.

    The purpose of this event is to provide students with disabilities and their families with information about supports and services available in their community.  Participants will gain resources that will help students navigate a successful adult life after graduation.

    These are key components that should be addressed in transition planning for ALL of your students!

    • Do your students have a good plan for their life after graduation?
    • Do your students and their parents know what supports and services they will need to ensure their success?
    • Do they know how and when to access needed support?

    Sessions will help parents and students understand the transition planning process and the importance of their participation.

    Topics include:

    • self-determination/advocacy;
    • supported living options;
    • social security benefits planning and more

    Exhibitors include:

    • Coastal Bend College;
    • Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend;
    • Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority;
    • Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation, and more

    Please note a 1:10 teacher to student ration is required for this event.

    Date Time Location
    Tue, April 2, 2019
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm ## for Parents
    10:00 am – 2:30 pm ## for Students and Education Staff
    ESC Region 2
    209 North Water St
    Corpus Christi, TX  78401

  14. Secondary Transition/Post-School Results
    Providing quality transition services to students with disabilities

  15. 27th Annual Texas Autism Conference
    The goal of the 27th Annual Texas Autism Conference is to provide parents, educators, and campus leadership with strategies, resources, tools, and evidence-based practices in the education and service of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The conference will include a general keynote address, breakout sessions, and a parent panel discussion.  The event also provides networking opportunities for conference participants to exchange successes, challenges and ideas on how to increase student performance and success in life.

    Sponsored by the Texas Education Agency and coordinated by the Education Service Center, Region 2

    The conference will be held August 1-2, 2019 at Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, Texas.
    Map Link

    Make checks payable to:

    Education Service Center, Region 2
    Attention: Registrar
    209 North Water Street
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

    For more information about this event please visit the following website: http://txautism.esc2.net

    The conference is open to educators and other professionals who work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as well as parents of students with ASD.

    Cancellation and Payment Policy:

    Please visit the following website: https://txautism.esc2.net/content/cancellation-refund-policy


    Online registration ends Friday, 7/26/2019 @ 4:00p. On-site check-in available as per the schedule below.
    • Wed, 07/31/2019 -- 5:30p to 7:00p
    • Thu, 08/01/2019 -- 7:30a to 5:00p
    Click Here for Livestream registration details.

  16. G/T 6-hour Training Day 1 of 5 (Nature and Needs)
    This is Day 1 of the 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students. Participants will learn about the cognitive, social and emotional characteristics of gifted students.

  17. G/T 6-hour Training Day 5 of 5 (Setting Standards)
    This is day 5 of the 30 hour required training of teachers of gifted students. Participants will learn about assessment used to measure student growth and the quality of a district's services for gifted students.

  18. Equity in Gifted Education

    Based on the research of Payne and Slocum, and using the website www.gtequity.org developed by TEA, participants will learn how to ensure equitable access to GT services for their students. Topics will include characteristics of non-traditional students, assessing identification processes, and how to provide learning opportunities to build bright futures for all students through assuring access to GT services for students from diverse populations.

     

    May be used for GT 6 hour update and administrator 6 hour training.


  19. Pathways to Adulthood

    TxP2P Pathways to Adulthood provides transition support, information and education for families of children with disabilities, chronic illness and other special health care needs


  20. Creating a Game Plan for Summer Retesting
    This training will offer participants guidance on preparing a pacing calendar, lessons and differentiated activities for summer retesting. An emphasis will be placed on collecting the best tools that support summer retesting success.

  21. The ABC's of LIDs

    This workshop for new teachers of life skills and low incidence disabilities students will cover the basics of instruction in an adaptive education unit.

    Topics will include:

    • classroom set up
    • individual student schedules
    • communication systems
    • behavior strategies
    • independent work systems
    • working with paraprofessionals

  22. Making the Connection: Self-Determination and Post-School Success

    Participants will gain knowledge of and participate in practices used to develop student leadership in Admission, Review and Dismissal Committee (ADRC) meetings.

    This workshop will explain the importance of self-determination as a critical set of skills for school and post-school success.

    Educators will learn on-line and paper/pencil assessments that have validity evidence to assess critical self-determination skills as part of each student’s transition assessment battery.


  23. Paraprofessionals in Inclusive Settings: Working as a Team
    Paraprofessional roles have changed significantly in the past few years. Paraprofessionals have the ability to take a more active role in assisting in the learning process in the classroom. This training will focus on the roles and responsibilities, being a member of a team, supporting individual students, providing instructional support, encouraging positive behavior, and maintaining confidentiality in the general education setting and special education setting.

  24. Differentiation with Technology
    Technology is changing constantly, making it difficult to keep up.  But here's the big secret...it's not about the "gadget", but about the student, the curricular tasks, and the expected outcomes.  Explore the connection between technology and access to what is happening in the classroom.  Identify the features of current built-in tools across the platforms that might help your student gain access to academic content.

  25. Preventative Classroom Management for Persistent and Disruptive Behaviors
    This workshop will emphasize on enhancing relationships with misbehaving students. Participants will be trained on identifying the function of student misbehavior, setting and teaching clear expectations for desired behavior, and keeping students engaged with meaningful explicit instruction. Attendees will leave with at least 11 strategies to use for persistent and disruptive behavior.

  26. Where the Wild Things Are! Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Pre-K and Elementary

    Do your students have behaviors that are "un-bear-able"? Teachers will build capacity for developing intervention strategies that are aligned with individual student needs. Get hands-on practical strategies to address challenging classroom behaviors and increase student participation.  

    Topics will include:  brain functions concerning behavior and learning; classroom environment; engaging students with productive movement; sensory integration;visual supports

    Target Audience: Pre-K & Elementary



  27. Developing Powerful PLAAFPs and IEP Goals

    This session will provide special educators with best practices in developing Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) statements, Individual Education Program (IEP) Goals and Objectives, and progress monitoring.  Participants will learn about the importance of obtaining baseline data and setting goals that help maximize student growth.


  28. Think You Know the Assessment and ARD Process for Students with Disabilities?

    Come test your knowledge in the assessment and the admission review and dismissal process for students with disabilities. 

    In this session participants will learn the basic process for identifying students with a disability. The participants will begin with the referral process and the needed documentation, the assessment process and identification (eligibility) of students with disabilities. The participants will also explore programming methods for those students that do or do not qualify as a student with a disability.

     

     


  29. Evaluation Advisory Team Meeting
    Participants will discuss state, regional and district evaluation concerns and needs, in addition to necessary training to support our regional schools.

  30. 2019-20 Welcome Back Series for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments

    This three day series focuses on increasing knowledge in the areas of assessing and programming for students with visual impairments.

    Day 1 - Participants will focus on the Active Learning Process and the role of the TVI in the collaboration with campus personnel serving students with multiple disabilities and visual impairments. Participants will develop a process used during the collaborative process for students with visual impairments.

    Day 2 - Participants will investigate different assessment tools and data gathering tools that may be used to share with campus personnel that will enhance learning through the use of active learning.

    Day 3 - Participants will create tactile books, experience stories and story boxes that will work in conjunction with the experience stories and tactile books.



209 North Water St.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401-2528
phone: (361)561-8400 fax:(361)883-3442