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Region 8 ESC Students With Exceptionalities Conference

Come join the fun this summer as Region 8 ESC hosts a Students With Exceptionalities Conference on June 4 an 5, 2024. With a Mardi Gras theme, all facets of exceptionalities under the twice-exceptional umbrella will be featured. Lunch will be provided both days. Participants will be able to earn their annual GT six-hour update by attending.



Day 1 Keynote
(Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM)
Session ID: 410019
Let the Good Times Roll with Exceptionalities--Day 1
Seats Filled: 104 / 125
Fee: $600.00
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Kick off the summer with Region 8 ESC's Students With Exceptionalities Conference on June 4 and 5! Participants do not have to attend both days to receive professional development credit. A myriad of topics related to students with exceptionalities will be featured in breakout sessions during both days. Participants will also receive their annual six-hour GT Update. Lunch will be provided both days. Look through our line-up of sessions and plan your days. We will celebrate with a Mardi Gras theme, so Let The Good Times Roll with Student Exceptionalities. If you have any questions, email us at shammons@reg8.net, cstout@reg8.net, cgray@reg8.net, or shayes@reg8.net
Day 1 Session I
(Tuesday, June 4, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Session ID: 412026
Exploring the Five Domains of Gifted and Talented
Seats Filled: 8 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

Important Breakout Information:
This session will explore the five major domains of Gifted and Talented and specific characteristics and behaviors associated with each. Participants will have an opportunity to connect with colleagues in discussing past experiences and "best practices" in helping educators provide activities that may facilitate these characteristics in advanced students to promote identification and referral of these students for possible GT services.
Session ID: 412038
ADHD is a Super Power
Seats Filled: 35 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
Hyperactivity and Inattention are very common in the classroom and create unique academic and behavioral challenges for teachers and students. Participants will learn how ADHD can be a "super power" if the unique strengths of the students are capitalized on. Participants will also learn some evidence-based strategies to effectively work with students with ADHD.
This session is full.
Session ID: 412058
Discovery Education Experience K-5
Seats Filled: 4 / 20
Location:Region 08 ESC, 106 - Marion Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
From videos to books, virtual field trips, and immersive and interactive content, Discovery Education Experience embeds relevant learning to power pre-made lessons, quizzes, and activities. Across subjects and for all grades, there’s something for every classroom.
Session ID: 412097
The Brain and Behavior
Seats Filled: 30 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 118 - Camp

Important Breakout Information:
In this interactive session, participants will learn how the brain creates and maintains behaviors and what types of interventions provide better outcomes for all. With the latest understanding of the brain and behavior, we need to begin rethinking how to continue to deal with behavior in our schools, homes and communities. Participants should be ready to learn, be challenged, laugh and have some fun!
Session ID: 412105
Differentiating to Meet Learner Needs
Seats Filled: 12 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
Do you have students arriving at your classroom door with varied levels of readiness? We all do! Join this session to learn how to differentiate content, process, and/or the learning environment to better meet student needs and interests.
Session ID: 412116
Difference or Disability
Seats Filled: 2 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn about specific issues in the intervention and identification process when addressing emergent bilingual students learning English as an additional language and effective strategies for separating language acquisition from learning disability.
Session ID: 412129
IEPs in the Mainstream
Seats Filled: 4 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
"What are my roles and responsibilities as a general education teacher when I have a student with an IEP in my class?" Come find ways to support all students while collecting data to inform the ARD committee so appropriate and applicable plans can be written for students with an IEP.
Session ID: 412137
2E and Dyslexa
Seats Filled: 5 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 119 - Cass

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn about twice exceptional GT students who also have been diagnosed as dyslexic. Discussions and activities will focus on identification and helpful strategies to ensure these students succeed and thrive in the classroom environment.
Session ID: 412139
Tools for Your Toolbox: Functional Skills
Seats Filled: 0 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Curious what our favorites are? Join us to learn how a few powerful tools can meet a variety of needs, then let us help you “make & take” for use in your classroom!
Session ID: 412147
Capturing Kids Hearts: Cultivating Relational Capacity
Seats Filled: 5 / 100
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Through experiential training, expert coaching, a character-based curriculum for students, and personalized support, Capturing Kids' Hearts® equips professionals in K-12 education to implement transformational processes focused on social-emotional wellbeing, relationship-driven campus culture, and student connectedness." Participants will learn strategies for developing positive relationships with students.
Day 1 Session II
(Tuesday, June 4, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Session ID: 412027
Differentiating Instruction and PBL with TPSP
Seats Filled: 6 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

Important Breakout Information:
This session explores the Texas Education Agency's "Texas Performance Standards Project" website. This website features problem-based learning projects designed specifically to meet the expectations and outcomes of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students. Participants will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the program/site as well as discuss how this essential resource can help campuses and districts facilitate GT services for their identified students.
Session ID: 412049
Classroom Management Essentials
Seats Filled: 26 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
Is behavior in your classroom keeping you from being the teacher you want to be? Do you have basic classroom management essentials in place? If not join me as we dive into the essential needs along with a free resource that can help keep you on track of your needs.
Session ID: 412059
Discovery Education Experience K-5
Seats Filled: 10 / 20
Location:Region 08 ESC, 106 - Marion Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
From videos to books, virtual field trips, and immersive and interactive content, Discovery Education Experience embeds relevant learning to power pre-made lessons, quizzes, and activities. Across subjects and for all grades, there’s something for every classroom.
Session ID: 412098
My Brain is Exceptional
Seats Filled: 23 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 118 - Camp

Important Breakout Information:
The human brain is truly exceptional, and helping the world recognize exceptionalities in all brains is vital. Exceptionalities exist in all brains, some are easy to discover, while others take more time....but realizing exceptionalities are there is just the beginning. In this session, participants will learn how to look at the human brain differently and find ways to unlock some of the hidden potential that exists in everyone.
Session ID: 412106
Differentiating to Meet Learner Needs
Seats Filled: 5 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
Do you have students arriving at your classroom door with varied levels of readiness? We all do! Join this session to learn how to differentiate content, process, and/or the learning environment to better meet student needs and interests.
Session ID: 412114
Interpreting Intervention Data for EB Students
Seats Filled: 4 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will explore intervention models for emergent bilingual students, focusing on the interpretation of data gathered during the classroom intervention problem-solving process, prior to conducting an evaluation for special education.
Session ID: 412130
IEPs in the Mainstream
Seats Filled: 11 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
"What are my roles and responsibilities as a general education teacher when I have a student with an IEP in my class?" Come find ways to support all students while collecting data to inform the ARD committee so appropriate and applicable plans can be written for students with an IEP.
Session ID: 412140
Tools for Your Toolbox: Literacy
Seats Filled: 4 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Curious what our favorite literacy tools are? Join us to learn how a few powerful tools can meet a variety of needs, then let us help you “make & take” for use in your classroom!
Session ID: 412148
Capturing Kids Hearts: Strengthening Trust between Teachers and Students
Seats Filled: 17 / 100
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Research states that "Students are more likely to engage in healthy behaviors and succeed academically when they feel connected to school ." In this presentation, participants will learn relationship-based strategies to strengthen trust between staff and students so that students are more likely to exceed academically and behaviorally.
Day 1 Session III
(Tuesday, June 4, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Session ID: 412028
Differentiating Instruction Using Critical and Creative Thinking
Seats Filled: 7 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

Important Breakout Information:
This session explores creative and critical thinking, the two major domains of thought associated with differentiation for advanced learners. Participants will learn how these two domains stand apart yet meld to give advanced students the rigor and relevance for learning that they need to thrive. Participants will have an opportunity to apply these concepts to their specific areas of instruction and learning.
Session ID: 412053
ADHD is a Super Power
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
Hyperactivity and Inattention are very common in the classroom and create unique academic and behavioral challenges for teachers and students. Participants will learn how ADHD can be a "superpower" if the unique strengths of the students are capitalized on. Participants will also learn some evidence-based strategies to effectively work with students with ADHD.
This session is full.
Session ID: 412060
Discovery Education Experience 6-12
Seats Filled: 15 / 20
Location:Region 08 ESC, 106 - Marion Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
From videos to books, virtual field trips, and immersive and interactive content, Discovery Education Experience embeds relevant learning to power pre-made lessons, quizzes, and activities. Across subjects and for all grades, there’s something for every classroom.
Session ID: 412091
Effective Instructional Supports for EB Students
Seats Filled: 5 / 200
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
Explore structures that assist emergent bilingual students in processing new learning, expressing understanding, and organizing ideas for extended writing.
Session ID: 412099
The Brain and Behavior
Seats Filled: 22 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 118 - Camp

Important Breakout Information:
In this interactive session, participants will learn how the brain creates and maintains behaviors and what types of interventions provide better outcomes for all. With the latest understanding of the brain and behavior, we need to begin rethinking how to continue to deal with behavior in our schools, homes and communities. Participants should be ready to learn, be challenged, laugh and have some fun!
Session ID: 412107
Creating Expert Learners (ALL Strands)
Seats Filled: 5 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework dedicated to creating expert learners who are motivated, resourceful and strategic. Join this session to learn how to overcome potential barriers to learning while providing rigorous academics.
Session ID: 412110
How to Accommodate Different Learning Styles in the Classroom
Seats Filled: 5 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Michelle Morales, Region 8 ESC's Consultant for Child Find, Evaluation, ARD Supports, SLPs, and State Assessment, and Loren Buchanan, MP ISD GE teacher, present on How To Accommodate Different Learning Styles in The Classroom. Join us for this session that looks at each student's unique ways of learning and grasping concepts to create an inclusive environment using accommodations.
Session ID: 412138
2E and Dyslexia
Seats Filled: 8 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 119 - Cass

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn about twice exceptional GT students who also have been diagnosed as dyslexic. Discussions and activities will focus on identification and helpful strategies to ensure these students succeed and thrive in the classroom environment.
Session ID: 412141
Tools for Your Toolbox: Stations
Seats Filled: 6 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Curious what our favorites are? Join us to learn how a few powerful tools can meet a variety of needs, then let us help you “make & take” for use in your classroom!
Session ID: 412149
Capturing Kids Hearts: Cultivating Relational Capacity
Seats Filled: 7 / 100
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Through experiential training, expert coaching, a character-based curriculum for students, and personalized support, Capturing Kids' Hearts® equips professionals in K-12 education to implement transformational processes focused on social-emotional wellbeing, relationship-driven campus culture, and student connectedness." Participants will learn strategies for developing positive relationships with students.
Day 1 Session IV
(Tuesday, June 4, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Session ID: 412029
GT Students and Overexcitabilities
Seats Filled: 8 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

Important Breakout Information:
This session will explore the domains of overexcitabilities commonly researched in the GT world and rooted in the research and findings of Dabrowski. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn about various strategies in each domain designed to help students cope with these unique exceptionalities.
Session ID: 412055
Classroom Management Essentials
Seats Filled: 10 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
Is behavior in your classroom keeping you from being the teacher you want to be? Do you have basic classroom management essentials in place? If not join me as we dive into the essentials needs along with a free resource that can help keep you on track of your needs.
Session ID: 412061
Discovery Education Experience 6-12
Seats Filled: 7 / 20
Location:Region 08 ESC, 106 - Marion Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
From videos to books, virtual field trips, and immersive and interactive content, Discovery Education Experience embeds relevant learning to power pre-made lessons, quizzes, and activities. Across subjects and for all grades, there’s something for every classroom.
Session ID: 412092
Accelerating Speech Production for EB Students
Seats Filled: 6 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will explore ways to maximize student interactions with teachers, peers, and content to increase social and academic oral language development.
Session ID: 412100
My Brain is Exceptional
Seats Filled: 9 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 118 - Camp

Important Breakout Information:
The human brain is truly exceptional, and helping the world recognize exceptionalities in all brains is vital. Exceptionalities exist in all brains, some are easy to discover, while others take more time....but realizing exceptionalities are there is just the beginning. In this session, participants will learn how to look at the human brain differently and find ways to unlock some of the hidden potential that exists in everyone.
Session ID: 412109
Creating Expert Learners (ALL Strands)
Seats Filled: 15 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework dedicated to creating expert learners who are motivated, resourceful and strategic. Join this session to learn how to overcome potential barriers to learning while providing rigorous academics.
Session ID: 412111
How to Accommodate Different Learning Styles in the Classroom
Seats Filled: 10 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Michelle Morales Region 8 ESC's Consultant for Child Find, Evaluation, ARD Supports, SLPs, and State Assessment, and Loren Buchanan, MP ISD GE teacher, present on How To Accommodate Different Learning Styles in The Classroom. Join us for this session that looks at each student's unique ways of learning and grasping concepts to create an inclusive environment using accommodations.
Session ID: 412142
Tools for Your Toolbox: Progress Monitoring
Seats Filled: 27 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Curious what our favorites are? Join us to learn how a few powerful tools can meet a variety of needs, then let us help you “make & take” for use in your classroom!
Session ID: 412150
Capturing Kids Hearts: Strengthening Trust between Teachers and Students
Seats Filled: 12 / 100
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Research states that "Students are more likely to engage in healthy behaviors and succeed academically when they feel connected to school." In this presentation, participants will learn relationship-based strategies to strengthen trust between staff and students so that students are more likely to exceed academically and behaviorally.
Day 1 Session V
(Tuesday, June 4, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 412031
PANEL Q&A Wrap-Up for Day 1
Seats Filled: 98 / 200
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
To wrap-up Day 1 of the Students With Exceptionalities Conference, enjoy a King Cake cupcake and a Q&A session with our panel of presenters. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the day's experiences. This will be a fun, interactive experience to wrap up our Mardi Gras experience for Day 1.
Day 2 Keynote
(Wednesday, June 5, 2024 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM)
Session ID: 412036
Let the Good Times Roll with Exceptionalities--Day 2
Seats Filled: 44 / 100
Fee: $600.00
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Kick off the summer with Region 8 ESC's Students With Exceptionalities Conference on June 4 and 5! Participants do not have to attend both days to receive professional development credit. A myriad of topics related to students with exceptionalities will be featured in breakout sessions during both days. Participants will also receive their annual six-hour GT Update. Lunch will be provided both days. Look through our line-up of sessions and plan your days. We will celebrate with a Mardi Gras theme, so let The Good Times Roll with Student Exceptionalities. If you have any questions, email us at shammons@reg8.net, cstout@reg8.net, cgray@reg8.net, or shayes@reg8.net
Day 2 Session I
(Wednesday, June 5, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Session ID: 412032
Exploring the Five Domains of Gifted and Talented
Seats Filled: 2 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

Important Breakout Information:
This session will explore the five major domains of Gifted and Talented and specific characteristics and behaviors associated with each. Participants will have an opportunity to connect with colleagues in discussing past experiences and "best practices" in helping educators provide activities that may facilitate these characteristics in advanced students to promote identification and referral of these students for possible GT services.
Session ID: 412056
The Basics of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)
Seats Filled: 7 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
Do you have good PBIS in place? If not this is the session for you! Increase your knowledge of PBIS within a MTSS Framework. You will also gain tools and resources to assess and monitor implementation.
Session ID: 412101
The Brain and Behavior
Seats Filled: 16 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 119 - Cass

Important Breakout Information:
In this interactive session, participants will learn how the brain creates and maintains behaviors and what types of interventions provide better outcomes for all. With the latest understanding of the brain and behavior, we need to begin rethinking how to continue to deal with behavior in our schools, homes and communities. Participants should be ready to learn, be challenged, laugh and have some fun!
Session ID: 412127
Student Goal-Setting: A Tool for Engagement (ALL Strands)
Seats Filled: 8 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
Did you know that student goal-setting is an evidence-based practice? Join this session to learn how to establish a culture of leadership and goal-setting in your school and/or classroom. Discover how goal-setting leverages student values and learn how to lead students in SMART goal creation. Leave with tools and resources to build lasting student engagement.
Session ID: 412131
IEPs in the Mainstream
Seats Filled: 3 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
"What are my roles and responsibilities as a general education teacher when I have a student with an IEP in my class?" Come find ways to support all students while collecting data to inform the ARD committee so appropriate and applicable plans can be written for students with an IEP.
Session ID: 412133
TexQuest K-5
Seats Filled: 0 / 15
Location:Region 08 ESC, 124 - Delta

Important Breakout Information:
Explore authoritative digital resources from Britannica, EBSCO, Gale/Cengage Learning, Infobase, ProQuest, and Teaching Books.
Session ID: 412143
Tools for Your Toolbox: Stations
Seats Filled: 0 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Curious what our favorites are? Join us to learn how a few powerful tools can meet a variety of needs, then let us help you “make & take” for use in your classroom!
Session ID: 412151
Capturing Kids Hearts: Cultivating Relational Capacity
Seats Filled: 4 / 100
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Through experiential training, expert coaching, a character-based curriculum for students, and personalized support, Capturing Kids' Hearts® equips professionals in K-12 education to implement transformational processes focused on social-emotional wellbeing, relationship-driven campus culture, and student connectedness." Participants will learn strategies for developing positive relationships with students.
Session ID: 412234
Difference or Disability
Seats Filled: 7 / 20
Location:Region 08 ESC, 209 - Morris Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn about specific issues in the intervention and identification process when addressing emergent bilingual students learning English as an additional language and effective strategies for separating language acquisition from learning disability.
Day 2 Session II
(Wednesday, June 5, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Session ID: 412033
Differentiating Instruction and PBL with TPSP
Seats Filled: 3 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

Important Breakout Information:
This session explores the Texas Education Agency's "Texas Performance Standards Project" website. This website features problem-based learning projects designed specifically to meet the expectations and outcomes of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students. Participants will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the program/site as well as discuss how this essential resource can help campuses and districts facilitate GT services for their identified students.
Session ID: 412057
The Basics of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)
Seats Filled: 8 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
Do you have good PBIS in place? If not this is the session for you! Increase your knowledge of PBIS within a MTSS Framework. You will also gain tools and resources to assess and monitor implementation.
Session ID: 412102
My Brain is Exceptional
Seats Filled: 6 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 119 - Cass

Important Breakout Information:
The human brain is truly exceptional, and helping the world recognize exceptionalities in all brains is vital. Exceptionalities exist in all brains, some are easy to discover, while others take more time....but realizing exceptionalities are there is just the beginning. In this session, participants will learn how to look at the human brain differently and find ways to unlock some of the hidden potential that exists in everyone.
Session ID: 412118
Interpreting Intervention Data for EB Students
Seats Filled: 1 / 20
Location:Region 08 ESC, 209 - Morris Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will explore intervention models for emergent bilingual students, focusing on the interpretation of data gathered during the classroom intervention problem-solving process, prior to conducting an evaluation for special education.
Session ID: 412128
Technology in the Secondary Classroom (ALL Strands)
Seats Filled: 13 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
Technological advancements impact many aspects of the working world and academia. Join this session to explore the impact and use of artificial intelligence in the classroom, technology supports to better access materials and activities, as well as consideration of assistive technology in the IEP.
Session ID: 412132
IEPs in the Mainstream
Seats Filled: 1 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
"What are my roles and responsibilities as a general education teacher when I have a student with an IEP in my class?" Come find ways to support all students while collecting data to inform the ARD committee so appropriate and applicable plans can be written for students with an IEP.
Session ID: 412134
TexQuest K-5
Seats Filled: 1 / 15
Location:Region 08 ESC, 124 - Delta

Important Breakout Information:
Explore authoritative digital resources from Britannica, EBSCO, Gale/Cengage Learning, Infobase, ProQuest, and Teaching Books.
Session ID: 412144
Tools for Your Toolbox: Progress Monitoring
Seats Filled: 6 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Curious what our favorites are? Join us to learn how a few powerful tools can meet a variety of needs, then let us help you “make & take” for use in your classroom!
Session ID: 412152
Capturing Kids Hearts: Strengthening Trust between Teachers and Students
Seats Filled: 6 / 100
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Research states that "Students are more likely to engage in healthy behaviors and succeed academically when they feel connected to school ." In this presentation, participants will learn relationship-based strategies to strengthen trust between staff and students so that students are more likely to exceed academically and behaviorally.
Day 2 Session III
(Wednesday, June 5, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Session ID: 412034
Differentiating Instruction Using Critical and Creative Thinking
Seats Filled: 15 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

Important Breakout Information:
This session explores creative and critical thinking, the two major domains of thought associated with differentiation for advanced learners. Participants will learn how these two domains stand apart yet meld to give advanced students the rigor and relevance for learning that they need to thrive. Participants will have an opportunity to apply these concepts to their specific areas of instruction and learning.
Session ID: 412103
The Brain and Behavior
Seats Filled: 5 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 119 - Cass

Important Breakout Information:
In this interactive session, participants will learn how the brain creates and maintains behaviors and what types of interventions provide better outcomes for all. With the latest understanding of the brain and behavior, we need to begin rethinking how to continue to deal with behavior in our schools, homes and communities. Participants should be ready to learn, be challenged, laugh and have some fun!
Session ID: 412119
Effective Instructional Supports for EB Students
Seats Filled: 2 / 20
Location:Region 08 ESC, 209 - Morris Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Explore structures that assist emergent bilingual students in processing new learning, expressing understanding, and organizing ideas for extended writing.
Session ID: 412126
How to Accommodate Different Learning Styles in the Classroom
Seats Filled: 4 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
Michelle Morales, Region 8 ESC's Consultant for Child Find, Evaluation, ARD Supports, SLPs, and State Assessment, and Loren Buchanan, MP ISD GE teacher, present on How To Accommodate Different Learning Styles in The Classroom. Join us for this session that looks at each student's unique ways of learning and grasping concepts to create an inclusive environment using accommodations.
Session ID: 412135
TexQuest 6-12
Seats Filled: 3 / 15
Location:Region 08 ESC, 124 - Delta

Important Breakout Information:
Explore authoritative digital resources from Britannica, EBSCO, Gale/Cengage Learning, Infobase, ProQuest, and Teaching Books.
Session ID: 412145
Tools for Your Toolbox: Literacy
Seats Filled: 9 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Curious what our favorite literacy tools are? Join us to learn how a few powerful tools can meet a variety of needs, then let us help you “make & take” for use in your classroom!
Session ID: 412153
Capturing Kids Hearts Cultivating Relational Capacity
Seats Filled: 7 / 100
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Through experiential training, expert coaching, a character-based curriculum for students, and personalized support, Capturing Kids' Hearts® equips professionals in K-12 education to implement transformational processes focused on social-emotional wellbeing, relationship-driven campus culture, and student connectedness." Participants will learn strategies for developing positive relationships with students.
Day 2 Session IV
(Wednesday, June 5, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Session ID: 412035
GT Students and Overexcitabilities
Seats Filled: 8 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

Important Breakout Information:
This session will explore the domains of overexcitabilities commonly researched in the GT world and rooted in the research and findings of Dabrowski. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn about various strategies in each domain designed to help students cope with these unique exceptionalities.
Session ID: 412104
My Brain is Exceptional
Seats Filled: 6 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 119 - Cass

Important Breakout Information:
The human brain is truly exceptional, and helping the world recognize exceptionalities in all brains is vital. Exceptionalities exist in all brains, some are easy to discover, while others take more time....but realizing exceptionalities are there is just the beginning. In this session, participants will learn how to look at the human brain differently and find ways to unlock some of the hidden potential that exists in everyone.
Session ID: 412120
Accelerating Speech Production for EB Students
Seats Filled: 6 / 20
Location:Region 08 ESC, 209 - Morris Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will explore ways to maximize student interactions with teachers, peers, and content to increase social and academic oral language development.
Session ID: 412123
How to Accommodate Different Learning Styles in the Classroom
Seats Filled: 8 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
Michelle Morales, Region 8 ESC's Consultant for Child Find, Evaluation, ARD Supports, SLPs, and State Assessment, and Loren Buchanan, MP ISD GE teacher, present on How To Accommodate Different Learning Styles in The Classroom. Join us for this session that looks at each student's unique ways of learning and grasping concepts to create an inclusive environment using accommodations.
Session ID: 412136
TexQuest 6-12
Seats Filled: 5 / 15
Location:Region 08 ESC, 124 - Delta

Important Breakout Information:
Explore authoritative digital resources from Britannica, EBSCO, Gale/Cengage Learning, Infobase, ProQuest, and Teaching Books.
Session ID: 412146
Tools for Your Toolbox: Functional Skills
Seats Filled: 10 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Curious what our favorites are? Join us to learn how a few powerful tools can meet a variety of needs, then let us help you “make & take” for use in your classroom!
Session ID: 412154
Capturing Kids Hearts: Strengthening Trust between Teachers and Students
Seats Filled: 2 / 100
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

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Research states that "Students are more likely to engage in healthy behaviors and succeed academically when they feel connected to school ." In this presentation, participants will learn relationship-based strategies to strengthen trust between staff and students so that students are more likely to exceed academically and behaviorally.
Day 2 Session V
(Wednesday, June 5, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 412233
PANEL Q&A Wrap-Up for Day 2
Seats Filled: 45 / 200
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

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To wrap-up Day 2 of the Students With Exceptionalities Conference, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the day's experiences. This will be a fun, interactive experience to wrap up our Mardi Gras experience for Day 2.




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