Parent Companion: First Five Years

A guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age.

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Teaching Innovations

Creating innovative classrooms builds lively teaching, academic rigor, and connective instruction, the three components of engagement. These videos showcase four methods for increasing these components.

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2019 Advancing Academics Conference

Join Gifted and Talented, Advanced Academics, STEM, and PBL educators for three days of inspirational workshops in central Texas, with keynote speaker Ian Byrd.

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Parent Taught 101 Driver’s Training

Region 13’s Parent-Taught Driver’s Education is the affordable option to get your child behind the wheel! We understand it’s important to add a driver to your family in an easy and affordable way, so our program is accessible and values your ability to teach your kids in the best environment.


Universal Design for Learning Institute

Dr. Kristan Rodriguez will present a one-day Universal Design for Learning (UDL) training targeting both general and special education PK-12 teachers and administrators.  The content will address foundational concepts of UDL, as well as the role of UDL in inclusive practices and personalized learning.  There will be learning options for participants who are novices as well as those who are building capacity on their campuses.

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Who We Are

For over 50 years, Region 13 has created great things for great educators, like you. Our mission is to ensure our students and schools succeed at every level, from administrative efficiency to assessment support. We are committed to you as members of our educational community with our core values at heart: Service, Innovation, Excellence, Client-Centered, Integrity, Student-Focused. As fellow educators, our expertise stems from sharing the same experiences you do, so whether you’re searching for a workshop, classroom product, technical assistance, or program service, Region 13 is your trusted partner in educational success.

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What Does an Ideal PBIS Team Look Like?

Teamwork is important. We all do better work when we’ve got a great team supporting us. Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, or PBIS, involves the whole campus. To successfully implement PBIS on your campus, you’re going to need a stellar team. So, what does a PBIS team look like? To build an ideal PBIS team, […]

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What Are the Differences and Similarities Between PBL, STEM, and GT?

Project-based learning… STEM… Gifted and Talented.  What’s the difference really in these ideas? Do you know?  If you saw a student working in class, could you tell the difference between a project, a STEM activity, and a GT assignment? A look at Project Based Learning (PBL) PBL gives students the opportunity to learn through the […]

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