Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat 2019 | June 19-20 | 9 am - 4 pm

This is ESC Region 13's exceptional learning opportunity designed for educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant intellectual and low incidence disabilities.


REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Look at all the ways you can Beat the Heat!

For more complete information see our Beat the Heat website!

In Person On Line A la Carte

“I want to come to Region 13 on 6/19/19 and 6/20/19 for the full conference.

Great! Use the following workshop number to sign up for Beat the Heat 2019.

SU1940871

Lunch is provided on both days.

You will receive eCampus credit for 12.0 hours.

After Beat the Heat, you have full access to the virtual conference. 

You  may watch sessions that you missed as taped content, but will not receive further credit.

Taped content is available from 6/20/19 through 8/30/19.

No TSHA CEs available for this option.

“I can’t come to Region 13 – can I watch it live from home?”

You bet! Use the following workshop number to sign up for Beat the Heat 2019 - Livestream Virtual Conference.

SU1938897

You will receive eCampus credit for 12.0 hours. 

We are only streaming the keynote and 2 rooms of various breakout sessions on Wednesday, June 19 and 3 rooms of full day presentations on Thursday, June 20.  See Virtual Conference Page on our Beat the Heat website for more information.

You may watch the other sessions that you missed as taped content, but will not receive further credit.

Taped content is available from 6/25/19 through 8/30/19.

No TSHA CEs available for this option.

“I am only interested in one of the sessions – do I have to pay for the whole conference?”

Nope! We have something for you, too!  We are recording three of our full day presentations and offering them “a la carte”!

You can buy one or all of these individual workshops.  This taped content is available from 6/25/19 through 8/30/19.

We are applying for TSHA CEs for these session. 

See the A La Carte Page on our Beat the Heat website for more information!


For full and virtual conference information along with sesssion descriptions and handouts as they are received from our presenters please visit our Beat the Heat website!

Questions?

Nichole Kertis Barton – nichole.kertis@esc13.txed.net
Jennifer Russell – jennifer.russell@esc13.txed.net
Maryteresa Tracy – maryteresa.tracy@esc13.txed.net
Robin Reimund – robin.reimund@esc13.txed.net

2019 BTH Strands

BEHAVIOR
Sessions in this strand should emphasize the effective use of behavioral management techniques with students.  Session topics here might include: Using visuals, Classroom organization, Teaching self-regulation, etc.

COLLABORATION & LEADERSHIP
Sessions in this strand should assist teachers and others to improve their leadership skills and assist them in building better collaborations to serve their students.  Topics in this strand might include: Working with paraprofessionals, System supports, Data collection, Collaborative teaming, etc.

COMMUNICATION
Sessions in this strand should focus on practical, effective strategies to improve a student’s communication skills.  Topics in this strand might include: Sign language, Augmentative and alternative communication strategies, Speech therapy in the classroom, etc.

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
Session in this strand should focus on successful classroom and instructional strategies.  Topics here might include: Literacy, Math, Social studies, Sex education, etc.

EARLY CHILDHOOD/PPCD
Sessions in this strand should focus on successful classroom and instruction strategies geared to all children ages 3-5.  Topics here might include: Circle time, literacy, etc.

INCLUSION
Sessions in this strand should focus on successful strategies and practices around inclusion (especially beyond lunch, specials, and recess) that provide opportunities and access to general education peers/curriculum for students with intensive support needs. Topics might include: collaborating with general ed, modifying instruction in real time, meaningful inclusion and peer connections, utilizing paraprofessionals in the general education setting, my changing schedule, etc..

SENSORIMOTOR
Sessions in this strand should focus on interventions that support sensory and motor development and readiness for learning.  Topics here might include: Adapted PE, Yoga, Self-regulation, etc.

TRANSITION
Sessions in this strand should focus on evidence-based practices that result in a smooth transition from school to adult life.  Topics here might include: 18+ programs and services, College & career readiness, Futures planning, etc.


Beat the Heat Handout Archive