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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. 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.

  4. STAAR Focus: Writing
    Participants will study the rigorous writing expectations for STAAR and create a plan of action that includes the use of direct instruction based on their district's curriculum documents.

  5. G/T 30 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.

  6. G/T 30 Hour Training - Day 2 of 5 (Identification and Assessment)
    This is day 2 of the 30 hours required of teachers of gifted students. Participants will learn about methods of assessment that help accurately identify the needs of gifted students in a district.

  7. G/T 30 Hour Training - Day 3 of 5 (Differentiating Instruction)
    This is day 3 of the 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students. Participants will learn about what differentiation truly means and what it should look like for gifted students.

  8. G/T 30 Hour Training - Day 4 of 5 (Designing Curriculum)

    This is day 4 of 30 hours required of teachers of gifted students. Participants will learn about the Texas Performance standards Project and other innovative and practical ways to design appropriately challenging curricula for gifted students.


  9. G/T 30 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Defusing Aggressive Behaviors: Safe Intervention Strategies
    There is no question that educators and teachers face serious challenges in dealing with student problem behavior. Moreover, these problems have multiple causes and imply multiple solutions. The purpose of this training is to spotlight safe and sensible approaches to managing student aggression.

  13. Reframe Your Thinking! Teach the Learner, NOT the Label

    Why do we have to do this?  Why do I need to do that?  What we do in our classrooms makes an impact on how our students learn.  This workshop will deepen your understanding of the working theory of why students need specific accommodations and how incorporating them will help your students to be successful in your classroom.

  14. 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.


  15. VI/O&M Networking
    Participants will discuss state, regional and district concerns and needs for students with visual impairments, in addition to necessary training and events to support our regional schools in core content areas and expanded core curriculum areas.

  16. Evaluation Advisory Team Meeting
    During this training, participants will receive updated guidance provided by TEA addressing Child Find, Evaluation and ARD supports. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss state wide, region wide and district wide concerns and needs as well as network with regional peers.  

  17. VI Make and Take
    Participants will be able to create accommodated activities for visually impaired students on their caseload based on IEP goals and objectives or accommodations as requested by ARD.

  18. Adapting Instruction for Struggling Early Childhood Learners
    When it comes to educating Preschool aged children, one size does not fit all! We know that not all students learn the same and not all learners need the same amount of support. When considering the Prekindergarten Guidelines, best practice is to incorporate four dimensions of adaptations for early learner success: materials and activities, instructional methods, response type and amount of support. Participants will leave with strategies they can implement on day one to adapt instruction for struggling learners.

  19. My Rights as a Parent of a Child with a Disability
    The focus of this workshop is to provide parents/guardians of a child with disability information about Special Education. Participants will learn about their rights during the referral and assessment process. They will also learn about being a team member of the Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee meeting. Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to view statewide resources that assist them in becoming active members of the ARD committee meeting and planning for their child's educational career.

  20. Classroom Management Survival Kit
    Participants will leave with at least 10 tips for dealing with challenging behaviors and a plan for getting the next six weeks off to a good start. The plan will include the importance of building relationships with students, teaching clear classroom procedures and expectations for student behavior, as well as strategies to replace inappropriate ones.

  21. G/T - 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.


  22. Webinar 1: Best Practices in Evaluating for SLD in Texas - Dr. Johnnie Pettigrew
    Determining specific learning disability is a complex task for evaluators. This webinar will focus on the practices aligning with our current state of Texas regulations and making the best decisions in planning assessment of students.

  23. 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’.

  24. Webinar 4: Assessment of Dual Language Learners: Understanding the C-LIM - Dr. Arlene Ortiz
    The purpose of this web-based presentation is to review best practices that may be utilized by monolingual and bilingual school psychologists when assessing dual language learners. A particular focus will be given to the Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix {C-LIM). Specifically, this presentation will review strengths and weaknesses of the C-LIM as well as provide attendees with a step-by-step guide for using the C-LIM to assess the validity of traditional cognitive test batteries administered to DLLs.

  25. Webinar 5: Writing FIE Recommendations Staff Will Read (AND Use)! - Dr. Andrea Ogonosky
    Have you ever been frustrated that your FIE recommendations are being overlooked or not used? This session will focus on aligning and streamlining recommendations to multiple sourced data in a way that is efficient, effective, and judged to be useful by staff working with struggling learners.

  26. Webinar 6: Speech and Language Evaluation for Young Ells - Dr. Jyutika Mehta & Pam Sepulvado
    The goal of this session is to provide a framework for designing effective, evidence-based evaluation and intervention for Ells/non-English speaking children receiving speech and language services. Appropriate therapy goals and objectives will be discussed, with emphasis on decision-making strategies for which language and communication areas to target.

  27. Best Practices in Identifying Dyslexia/Dysgraphia for 504 or IDEA

    This session provides an overview of the referral, evaluation, and identification of dyslexia and dysgraphia through the 504 and special education pathways.  Participants will explore the definitions and characteristics of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and Specific Learning Disability (SLD), and understand the evaluation and identification process through a differential diagnosis approach. 


  28. How Did We Get Here? Cross-Battery from the Beginning.

    Some of the most common mistakes and confusion with Cross-Battery and the DD/C model for SLD are due to a lack of understanding of the Big Picture concepts related to the connections between CHC theory, XBA, the DD/C Model, and X-BASS. This training will take you through these connections while emphasizing and explaining those Big Picture Concepts, along with a step-by-step guide to X-BASS 2.3.


  29. FBA to BIP: A Process -- Not a Piece of Paper

    This session will provide training in the basics of functional behavior assessment.  In addition, participants will learn how to use information gathered from the functional assessment to help create a BIP with meaningful behavioral interventions. 


  30. Demystifying Decoding for Struggling Readers

    The ability to solve unfamiliar words efficiently is critical to becoming a successful reader because it "frees the brain" to focus attention on comprehension of text. Students who struggle to decode are at a disadvantage and need appropriate support.

    This session will provide strategies for teaching:

    • phonemic awareness
    • principles of phonics
    • structural analysis

    Learn how to help students approach unknown words--especially multisyllabic words--
    strategically to help them become successful readers.


  31. Differentiated Strategies for Diverse Learners
    Because improving student performance is the primary goal for all educators, the diverse needs of learners create many challenges in classrooms today.  This session will provide strategies that are specifically designed to meet the needs of struggling learners. 

  32. SPED Funding and Compliance 2019-2020

    Special Education funding can be challenging due to its multiple fund sources and compliance requirements. Join your colleagues at a workshop designed specifically for administrators dealing with special education. Topics will include: 1) federal / state / local revenue and expenditures, 2) budgeting/grant development and 3) fiscal compliance such as MOE and Excess Costs.

    The workshop will be practical in nature and provide hands-on activities to promote understanding of your LEA’s funding. Resources will include the Special Education Funding LiveBinder.

    Bring your laptop to the workshop.



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