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TEA recently published the following summer learning opportunities offered by its special education technical assistance networks:

  • Do you need to learn more about how to implement effective academic, behavioral, or mental health interventions? Check out the training opportunities offered by the Tiered Interventions Using Evidence-Based Research network that provides knowledge and materials to ensure appropriate implementation of multi-tiered system of supports in every school across Texas.
  • Are you looking to increase your knowledge in the area of special education compliance and best practices? Check out the Child Find, Evaluation, and ARD Supports Network or the Student-Centered Transitions Network. Each of these networks houses stand-alone guidance documents, templates, recorded webinars, and asynchronous courses on a variety of compliance and best practice topics.
  • Could you use some professional development focused on your work with students with autism? Check out the Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training network. With 90 online courses and a video library for quick tips on a variety of topics, the network also has guides to help mentors pinpoint the specific training staff may need.
  • Do you work with students who have significant cognitive disabilities? Then check out the Texas Complex Access Network, a one-stop shop for a variety of resources, online courses, and videos.
  • Are you looking for some high-quality dyslexia training? Visit TEA's Dyslexia and Related Disorders webpage for information about online courses and other useful resources to meet your needs.
  • Do you teach students who are visually impaired, blind, deafblind, deaf, or hard of hearing? Visit the Texas Sensory Support Network. There are standalone guidance documents about determining eligibility, opportunities to engage with other professionals in a community of practice and many other resources.