Beat the Heat 2020 - Virtual Silver Anniversary
COVID-19 UPDATE: We have transitioned this conference to an online only presentation. Details are below.

Beat the Heat (thank you, COVID 19) will look a little different this year... ESC Region 13's Beat the Heat is a multi-day professional development opportunity on best practices for educators who work with children ages 3-21 with significant intellectual and low incidence disabilities.

June 17, 2020

  • June 17th is our day for “live,” online content: Keynote + Q&A with our 3 National Presenters* Pop in and out as you're able!
  • 8 CEUs
  • In-depth training content is being pre-recorded. You will be notified when you can access recordings ahead of time if you'd like to maximize Q&A time with our presenters. For those who can't register/participate until later, everything will be availble through July 31, 2020.
  • Maker Faire will be scheduled once Region 13 is open to the public and is included in your registration fee.
  • $80

National Presenters

  1. Susan Norwell: Emergent Literacy for Complex Learners: Where Do We Start?
  2. Padmaja Sarathy: Strengthening Executive Functioning with Environmental, Instructional and Child-Specific Scaffolds (ECSE)
  3. Patty Obrzut: Fostering the Emotional Development of Learners with Multiple Special Needs 


Three Steps to Attend Beat the Heat - Region 13 Video

As Daniel says, Beat the Heat is happening online this year. Check out our information on how to launch your online course. 

June 17th Live Schedule

Please visit the Beat the Heat Website for additional information and schedule details! 

9:00 - 10:00 am Welcome and Keynote
Bring It! Creating Authentic and Responsive Classrooms
10:15 - 11:15 am Q&A with Padmaja Sarathy
ECSE and Executive Functioning
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Lunch + Q&A with Region 13 SpEd Staff
12:30 - 1:30 pm Q&A with Patty Obrzut
Emotional Development
1:45 - 2: 45 pm Q&A with Susan Norwell
Emergent Literacy
2:45 - 3:00 pm Closing Activities

Interested ESC Region 13 area parents and paraeducators should contact to receive a discount code to attend at minimal cost ($10).

 OT CEUs...?  Yes, this content meets criteria for OT CEUs. 

Special Education Instructional Specialists, Special Educators, Paraeducators, Parents, Related Service Providers, SLPs, TVIs, AT
Parents, Deaf/Blind, Related Services, Early Childhood, Special Education, 18+ Programs and Services, LIFE skills, Visually Impaired, Assistive Technology, Transition, Speech Therapy, Autism, ECSE
1 - Planning, T-TESS 2 - Instruction, T-TESS 3 - Learning Environment, T-TESS 1.3 - Planning: Knowledge of Students, T-TESS 2.2 - Instruction: Content Knowledge and Expertise, T-TESS 3.1 - Learning Environment: Classroom Environment Routines and Procedures, T-TESS 3.2 - Learning Environment: Managing Student Behavior
Blended, In-person and Online

CPE Credits: 8.00  
Registration Closes: 7/30/2020
ESC Region 13
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, TX 78723
Wed. 6/17/2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Starts: 6/15/2020 9:00 am
Ends: 9/1/2020