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  1. The Monthly Monitor: Updates for State & Federal Programs Directors

    The Monthly Monitor provides current information for program directors responsible for oversight of federal and state requirements. Webinar-based meetings include relevant and timely information on topics related to program and fiscal compliance and other related items. Meetings also provide opportunities for participants to network with other state and federal program directors within the region.


  2. ESSA Action Plans Series for Campus Principals and School Leaders

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides greater flexibility to school leaders to broaden learning opportunities for students and strengthen supports for teachers and staff on campuses. This series of webinars offer campus principals and other school leaders insight into significant ESSA provisions, along with practical, yet evidence-based, advice on planning and implementing ideas and opportunities.


  3. G/T ONLINE Day 1 Nature and Needs
    First course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.

  4. 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.

     


  5. Webinar 2 - The Ethics of Implementing AAC: Every Day for Everyone - Lisa Rukovena, MA/CCC-SLP

    Providing a "Language Rich Environment" must include not only receptive language supports, but expressive language access. This presentation will address the ethics requirement SLPs must meet when serving students with complex communication needs. Learn how to embed and employ universal communication systems for all students starting on the first day of school and how to speak with accessible language that will benefit all students.


  6. Bilingual Exceptions and ESL Waiver Application - Training and Assistance

    A district or charter school that does not have appropriately certified teachers to serve ELLs in accordance with Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §89.1205 must apply to TEA for a bilingual exception and/or ESL waiver. The application must be made by Nov. 1 each year if there is a need for an exception and/or waiver. This workshop will provide step by step guidance and assistance with completing the Bilingual Exception and/or ESL Waiver application.


  7. Increasing Parent Engagement In Title III Programs
    Explore activities and services that Title III, Part A funded LEAs may implement in order to increase and strengthen parent engagement activities (supplemental to Title I requirements) in Title III programs. 

  8. Increasing Family Engagement In Title III Programs
    Explore activities and services that Title III, Part A funded LEAs may implement in order to increase and strengthen family engagement activities (supplemental to Title I requirements) in Title III programs.

  9. Increasing Community Engagement In Title III Programs
    Explore activities and services that Title III, Part A funded LEAs may implement in order to increase and strengthen community engagement activities (supplemental to Title I requirements) in Title III programs.

  10. G/T ONLINE Day 2 Assessment/Identification
    Second course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.

  11. Webinar 3 - SI Legal - Gigi Driscoll, JD

    This session will provide the most current information regarding legal issues that specifically affect the SLP in daily job activities. The training is designed to prepare participants to deliver the speech-language pathology services in their school districts based on the most current legal state and federal framework on IDEA, NCLB, and the Texas Commissioner’s Rules. Legal briefs and court decisions involving current legal regulations will be reviewed.


  12. Title III SSA Advisory Committee Quarterly Meetings

    Consultation zoom meeting with Title III SSA district contacts to review program requirements and procedures for both ESC and LEAs.


  13. Carl D. Perkins SSA Advisory Committee Quarterly Meetings

    Consultation zoom meeting with Carl D. Perkins SSA district contacts to review program requirements and procedures for both ESC and LEAs.


  14. G/T ONLINE Day 3 Designing Curriculum
    Third course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.

  15. G/T ONLINE Day 4 Differentiating Instruction
    Fourth course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.

  16. Webinar 4 - Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Approach - Scott Yaruss, PhD/CCC-SLP

    Stuttering iin preschool and young school-age children can be one of the more challenging disorders for speech-language pathologists to treat. Many clinicians are uncertain about which children need treatment and about what therapy techniques help children overcome their difficulties with fluency. This webinar will address those concerns by providing specific examples of assessment strategies, treatment goals, and therapy activities that can be immediately be used in treatment. Particular attention will be paid to strategies for working with parents and to methods for helping children develop healthy, appropriate attitudes toward their communication skills.


  17. G/T ONLINE Day 5 Setting Standards
    Fifth course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.

  18. Webinar 5 - School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Approach - Scott Yaruss, PhD/CCC-SLP

    School-age children who stutter can face many challenges, including negative emotional reactions to stuttering, difficulties participating in classroom activities, and limitations while interacting with peers. Unfortunately, many speech-language pathologists report that they are not confident in their ability to help children deal with these consequences of stuttering. This webinar will provide clinicians with applicable, practical strategies for helping school-age children and adolescents who stutter overcome the problems associated with stuttering. The presentation will include: guidelines for assessment that support treatment recommendations and goal-writing, specific recommendations about how to prepare children for therapy to ensure success, and examples of treatment strategies and activities designed to help children improve their fluency, reduce their negative reactions to stuttering, educate others about stuttering, and communicate effectively across speaking situations. Participants will come away from the workshop feeling more confident in their ability to help children who stutter and be more knowledgeable about how to approach stuttering intervention in the school setting and beyond.


  19. Webinar 6 - Speech and Language Assessment for Young ELLs - Lynette Austin, PhD/CCC-SLP

    This session will discuss best practices in evidence-based assessment for young children who are non-English speakers, incipient bilinguals, or ELLs. We will discussed standardized testing, case and language history tools, language sampling/observations, and alternative assessment strategies with the goal of having assessment lead smoothly to intervention decisions.


  20. Webinar 7- Speech and Language Intervention for Young ELLs - Lynette Austin, PhD/CCC-SLP

    As the heterogeneity of children receiving language therapy in the schools expands, it can be challenging for professionals to identify and implement effective strategies for addressing the language and learning needs of their students. In this presentation, participants will learn current evidence specific to providing therapy in the public schools, explore implications for that evidence for a heterogeneous caseload, and identify specific therapy ideas and strategies they can use Monday morning to not only make therapy more fun, but more effective for promoting language growth.


  21. CTE Career Clusters and Programs of Study
    Administrators, counselors, teachers, and industry representatives must be highly knowledgeable of the core courses and career-related electives that help prepare students for college and career readiness. This webinar provides guidance on the Program of Study (POS) within each of the 16 Career Clusters along with teacher requirements and how to market program.

  22. Aligning Labor Market Data and Postsecondary Programs for Your CTE Programs
    Texas has witnessed important legislative activity related to secondary- and postsecondary-level career/technical education (CTE). A key goal of policymaking focuses on improving the academic and technical achievement of CTE students through rigorous programs of study. Texas continues to design state and local accountability systems to promote continuous improvement of CTE programs, including preparing students for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations in current or emerging professions. This webinar provides guidance on how schools can strengthen the connections between secondary and postsecondary education by aligning local workforce needs to their CTE programs.

  23. Integrating Work-Based Learning into CTE Programs of Study
    Work-based learning (WBL) collaboratively engages employers and schools in providing structured learning experiences for students. These experiences focus on assisting students with developing broad, transferable skills for postsecondary education and the workplace.  This webinar provides participants with the basics of WBL including an overview of the curriculum, tips and tools for recruitment and retention of students, and the required procedures and paperwork.

  24. Meeting the Needs of Special Populations in CTE Programs
    As high school populations become more heterogeneous, situations arise that make it challenging to teach all students according to the same high standards. This webinar provides CTE educators with a variety of best practices and instructional strategies for engaging and educating a wide range of students, including students classified as at-risk, students with a disability, LEP and other disadvantaged or nontraditional students.

  25. Webinar 8 - Using Interpreters and Translators in Providing Speech and Language Services - Lynette Austin, PhD/CCC-SLP

    This session will cover the legal and practical aspects of using interpreters in speech and language service provision under IDEA.



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