SPED Talk Tuesday

What's the Deal?

Every Tuesday at 3:00 pm Central Time, Region 13’s Instructional Support team will conduct SPED Talk Tuesdays - free webinars that cover a variety of topics around instructional supports for students with learning needs.

Each SPED Talk Tuesday will include a brief presentation on a timely topic followed by a chat session for participants to ask questions about the presentation or something else related to special education services.

If you miss any talks or want resources mentioned in a talk, check out our public Canvas course. Scroll down this page to the SPED Talks Archive section for more information.

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Where to Ask for Help or Send Feeback

  • For content questions or content requests, please contact Elaine Young at elaine.young@esc13.txed.net

  • For technical assistance, please contact our Customer Experience Team at questions@esc13.net

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Sign Language Interpreter Requests

Accessibility is a priority at Region 13. With advance notice, we'd be happy to request a sign language interpreter to attend the webinar live via Zoom. We'll need two business days to get that set up, so please let us know by the Monday before the webinar you're attending. The recordings will all be captioned as quickly as possible.

Send sign language interpreter requests for SPED Talk Tuesdays to questions@esc13.net and please let us know which date you will be attending.

SPED Talk Tuesday Archive

Our talks begin on May 5, 2020. If you miss that talk or any of the others, you will find our recorded talks in a public Canvas course.

May 5, 2020 | Working Remotely in Student Homes - Lisa Rukovena

About This Topic: Lisa discussed the elusive, evidence-based practice of family collaboration in this time of remote learning.

May 12, 2020 | Creating Structure at Home for Children with Autism -Darcy Schiller

About This Topic: Like most of us, consistent routines and rules help create order and structure for children with autism (CDC 2019). Darcy Schiller gave some practical strategies to create structure in your own home.

May 19, 2020 | Remote Learning for Students in Life Skills - Daniel Rigney

About This Topic: Providing remote learning opportunities to students with cognitive, sensory, and physical challenges can be a daunting task. Daniel shared strategies to adapt instruction for these students in this environment.

May 26, 2020 | Making the Most of Reading at Home with Preschoolers - Jennifer Russell & Maryteresa Tracy

About This Topic: One of the best ways that families can connect with their children at home is through reading books. Jennifer Russell and Maryteresa Tracy discussed how this reading time can provide comfort and connection, and also provide opportunities to embed some foundational literacy skills.