Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat 2018 | June 21-22, 2018 | 9 am - 4 pm

There are two ways to register for this exceptional learning opportunity designed for educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant intellectual and low incidence disabilities.

Attend in Person Attend Online Via Livestream

Register for SU1836780

ESC Region 13
5701 Springdale Rd.
Austin, TX 78723

Full Conference Schedule

Register for SU1839863

Online through ESC Region 13

Virtual Conference Schedule

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!


Nichole Kertis Barton –
Jennifer Russell –
Maryteresa Tracy –
Robin Reimund –

2018 BTH Strands

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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



2014 2013