TEA Special Education Webinars and Newsletters

The Division of Special Education Programs hosts webinars on a regular basis to provide the most current information regarding special education in Texas. For those unable to attend, the webinars will be recorded and posted to the website and questions can be submitted to sped@tea.texas.gov. In addition, monthly special education newsletters are archived in the drop-down below and contain timely announcements, important upcoming dates, and recently posted resources from across TEA related to special education in Texas. Sign up here to receive these newsletters every month.

Newsletters

The Special Education Monthly Newsletters are listed by date issued.

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: September 2023
9/25/2023

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: August 2023
8/29/2023

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: July 2023
07/25/2023

Correction to the June 2023 TEA SPED NEWSLETTER - HB 3928
06/28/2023

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: June 2023
06/27/2023

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: May 2023
05/30/2023

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: April 2023
04/25/2023

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: March 2023  03/28/2023

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: February 2023
02/28/2023

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: January 2023
01/31/2023

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: November 2022
11/29/2022

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: October 2022
10/26/2022 07:00 AM CDT

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: September 2022
09/27/2022 07:00 AM CDT

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: August 2022
08/30/2022 07:00 AM CDT

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: July 2022
07/25/2022 05:10 PM CDT

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: July 2022
07/25/2022 04:56 PM CDT

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: June 2022
06/28/2022 07:00 AM CDT

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: May 2022
05/31/2022 10:14 AM CDT

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: April 2022
04/26/2022 07:00 AM CDT

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER: March 2022
03/29/2022 01:09 PM CDT

SPED NEWSLETTER: February 2022
02/22/2022 12:17 PM CST

SPED NEWSLETTER: January 2022
01/25/2022 07:00 AM CST

Survey: Local School Board Member Training
12/06/2021 03:00 PM CST

TEA SPED NEWSLETTER (November 2021)
11/30/2021 07:00 AM CST

October 2021 Special Education Newletter
10/26/2021 07:00 AM CDT

September 2021 Special Education Newsletter
09/28/2021 07:00 AM CDT

August 2021 Special Education Newsletter
08/31/2021 07:00 AM CDT

July 2021 Special Education Newsletter
07/27/2021 07:00 AM CDT

June 2021 Special Education Newsletter
06/28/2021 05:09 PM CDT

May 2021 Special Education Newsletter
05/25/2021 07:00 AM CDT

April Special Education Newsletter
04/27/2021 07:00 AM CDT

Webinars

Recent/Upcoming TEA Special Education Webinars

Day and Time Title Presenters Webinar Links

October 26, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

     

October 12, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

     

September 28, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED

September 14, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

Texas SPED Support Site Walkthrough

Anna Mondragon

Kim Brannan

Kelly Goodman

View 9/14/2023 Webinar

Agenda

August 31, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

Review of Questions Submitted to TEA :

Child Find Early to Exit IEP Supports Grant 

Special Education Specialized Supports Grant 

Legal Framework Grant 

SPED Capacity Grant  

Anna Mondragon

Kim Brannan 

Mandy Young

Jerry Klekotta 

Susan Bineham

Jacob Klett

View 8/31/2023 Webinar

Agenda

Request for Competitive LOIs Overview and Questions Presentation

 

August 24, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED

 August 10, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

HB 3928 FAQ/Guidance

Anna Mondragon

Michelle Reeves

Kristin McGuire

View 8/10/23 Webinar

Agenda

 July 27, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

SPP Clarification Timeline

Early Childhood Special Education Technical Assistance Updates

Derek Hollingsworth

Terrie Breeden

Lori Merrell

View 7/27/23 Webinar

Agenda

Early Childhood Special Education Technical Assistance Updates

SPP Clarification Training Presentation

 July 13, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED

 June 22, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

Inclusion in Texas Resource Overview

Derek Hollingsworth

Brianna Cole

View 6/22/23 Webinar

Agenda

Inclusion in Texas Resources One-Pager

Inclusion in Texas Webinar Presentation

 June 8, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

Legal Framework Assurances Walkthrough

SPP Clarifications Updates

STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Update

Derek Hollingsworth

Lee Lentz-Edwards

Ed O'Neill

Jose Rios

Julie Cole

Andrew Lawver

 

View 6/8 Webinar

Agenda

How to Submit the Annual Assurance Statement

Annual Assurance Statement One-Pager

 May 25, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED

 May 11, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

TSDS Child Find Data Submission Responsibilities

Derek Hollingsworth

Zane Wubbena

Jeremy McCaig 

View 5/11 Webinar Recording

Agenda

TSDS Child Find Roles & Responsibilities Presentation

 April 27, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

State Performance Plan Indicator 14 (SPPI 14) Reports for 2021-22

SPPI 7 & 13 Application Updates

Leo Colegio

Susan Bineham

Elizabeth Danner

Donna Holmes

View 4/27 Webinar Recording

Agenda

SPPI 7 & 13 Application Updates

State Performance Plan Indicator 14 Presentation

April 13, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

TSDS Child Find Changes for SY 2023-24

Leo Colegio

Zane Wubbena

Jeremy McCaig

View 4/13 Webinar Recording

Agenda

Child Find Processes Map

Correction to Additional Requirement for Part B Transition Actions

TSDS Child Find Updates 2023-24

TSDS Child Find Updates 2023-24 Presentation

March 23, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED

March 9, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

Monthly Special Education Newsletter

Leo Colegio

Kim Brannan

View 3/9 Webinar Recording

Agenda

February  23, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

Assessment Educator Committee Application Updates

TSDS Child Find: Review of Changes for 2022-23

Leo Colegio

Padmini Jambulapati

 Zane Wubbena

Jeremy McCaig

View 2/23 Webinar Recording

ECI Memorandum

Educator Committee Flyer

Child Find Process Map 2023 

TSDS Child Find Changes 2022-2023 

TEA-LEA-Webinar: Child Find Updates 

February  9, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

January  26, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

2023-2024 Dyslexia Grant Award Program

2023-2024 Innovative Services for Students with Autism Grant

Overview of Supports for LEAs Addressing Significant Disproportionality

 

Michelle Reeves

 Nathan Pullen

 David Mapps

Sarah Benz

 Alise Crossland

 Steven Prater

 Carmen Martinez

View 1/26 Webinar Recording

Agenda

2023-2024 Dyslexia Grant Award Program (PDF)

LEADS-Significant Disproportionality Slide Deck

Autism Grant Award Program (PDF)

January  12, 2023

2:00 - 3:00

Third Party Audit Report

Leo Colegio

Stephanie Koch

Dr. Ed O'Neil

Third Party Audit Report Recording

Agenda

Day and Time Title Presenters Webinar Links

December 8, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

Specially Designed Instruction Resources Materials and Professional Development Opportunities for Educators Supporting Dual-Identified Students

Overview of the Technical Assistance Dashboard and Application in TEAL

Leo Colegio

Stephanie Koch

Charles Cuccia

Lizeth Baraza

Jacob Klett

View 12/8 Webinar Recording

Agenda

Technical Assistance Dashboard Application Guidance Document

Technical Assistance Dashboard Overview for LEA SPED Directors

November 10, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

October 27, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

Inclusion in Texas: Assistive Technology Resources and Supports

Legal Framework Updates

Overview of the New TEA guidance document – Technical Assistance: Behavior Supports and Guidance for Students with Disabilities

Leo Colegio

Stephanie Koch

Liz Barraza

Tammie Sinclair

Susan Bineham

Lee Lentz-Edwards

Deanna Clemens

Jerry Klekotta

 Nathan Pullen

 Frank Solano

View 10/27 Webinar Recording

Agenda

October 13, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

Dyslexia Updates

Leo Colegio

Stephanie Koch

Michelle Reeves

View 10/13 Webinar Recording

Agenda 

September 29, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

September 8, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

September 2022 Updated Procedural Safeguards

Leo Colegio

Stephanie Koch

Heather Reisman

View 9/8 Webinar Recording

Agenda

August 25, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

SLP Master’s Degree Distance Venue Tuition Reimbursement Program for students from small and rural LEAs

SPP Data Collection

Leo Colegio

Stephanie Koch

 April Estrada

Dawne Vanderhule

Tammy Pearcy

Zane Wubbena

View 8/25 Webinar Recording

Agenda

SLP Distance Venue Reimbursement 

August 11, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

SPP14 Statewide Dashboard Link

TAA required Postings

Transition-Funding for On-The-Job Training

SSES Clarification

 

Leo Colegio

Amie Rapaport

Daniel Silver

Jerry Klekotta

Stephanie Koch

Kelly Goodman

View 8/11 Webinar Recording

Agenda

Transition-Funding for On-The-Job Training

July 28, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) Program Updates

SPEDTex Website Refresh

Leo Colegio

Stephanie Koch

Kelly Goodman

Huck Spear

Gracie Whitley

April Estrada

View 7/28 Webinar Recording

Agenda 

 

SSES Updates

July 14, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED

June 23, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

Accelerated Instruction and Intensive Programs of Instruction for Students Served through Special Education

Stephanie Koch

Jacob Klett

View 6/23 Webinar Recording

TEA Special Education Guidance Page

Guidance Document

AI_IPI_Deck

 

June 9, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

How to Upload Policies to the Legal Framework

SSP 14 Data Collection

Stephanie Koch

Lee Lentz-Edwards

Leo Colegio

Amie Rapaport

Danial Hoepfner

Bryann Biggs

(Gibson Consultant Group)

View 6/9 Webinar Recording

How to Upload Policies to the Legal Framework

May 26, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

 

CANCELLED

 

May 12, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED

April 28, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

Training Options for Texas Dyslexia Academy T.D.A.2: The Dyslexia Handbook

Michelle Reeves

Stephanie Koch

View 4/28 Webinar Recording

April 14, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

SB89 – Reminder

High-Cost Funds 21-22 Overview

21- 22 Special Education Self-Assessment

Leo Colegio

Ed O'Neill

Michelle Salinas

Ramonda Olaloye

View 4/14 Webinar Recording

March 24, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

2022-2023 Operating Procedures and Local Policy Update

Dyslexia FAQ

Legal Framework Assurances TAA

Stephanie Koch

Tebbi Bowman

Tammy Pearcy

Susan Bineham

Donna Holmes

Lee Lentz-Edwards

View 3/24 Webinar Recording

Special Education Operating Procedures (March 2022) FAQs

March 10, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

2022-2023 Operating Procedures

and Local Policy Update

Leo Colegio

Tebbi Bowman

Tammy Pearcy

Susan Bineham

Donna Holmes

Lee Lentz-Edwards

View 3/10 Webinar Recording

2022-2023 Special Education Operating Procedures

February 24, 2022

2:00-3:00

STAAR Redesign

Iris Tian

José Ríos

Leo Colegio

View 2/24 Webinar Recording

STAAR Redesign

January 27, 2022

2:00-3:00

 

Jennifer Alexander

Justin Porter

Edward O'Neill

Leo Colegio

CANCELLED

January 13, 2022

2:00-3:00

 

Jennifer Alexander

Justin Porter

Edward O'Neill

Leo Colegio

CANCELLED
Day and Time Title Presenters How to Register

December 16, 2021

2:00-3:00

TEA Special Education Newsletter

Dyslexia FAQ update

Jennifer Alexander

Justin Porter

Edward O'Neill

Leo Colegio

CANCELLED

December 9, 2021

2:00-3:00

 

Jennifer Alexander

Justin Porter

Edward O'Neill

Leo Colegio

CANCELLED

November 18, 2021

2:00-3:00

General TEA Updates

AIR/TxSEE Initiative - Overview of Supports for LEAs Identified with Significant Disproportionality 

Jennifer Alexander

Justin Porter

Edward O'Neill

Leo Colegio

CANCELLED

October 28, 2021

2:00-3:00

General TEA Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Justin Porter

Edward O'Neill

Leo Colegio

View Recording

Agenda

Presentation: Delayed Evaluations and Compensatory Services

Delayed Evaluations and Compensatory Services October 2021 (PDF)

October 21, 2021

2:00-3:00

Amplio Dyslexia Platform

Amplio Staff

Access Webinar Here

October 14, 2021

2:00-3:00

General TEA Updates

Pending Dyslexia Handbook Changes Overview

Jennifer Alexander

Justin Porter

Edward O'Neill

Leo Colegio

View Recording

Agenda

Dyslexia Handbook Updates 2021 (PDF)

September 23, 2021

2:00-3:00

General TEA Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Justin Porter

Edward O'Neill

Leo Colegio

View Recording

Agenda 

SPED Operating Procedures Correspondence 2021-2022

SPED Operating Procedures Requirements 2021-2022 (PDF) 

19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations Updates (PDF)

September 9, 2021

2:00-3:00

General TEA Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Justin Porter

Edward O'Neill

Leo Colegio

Agenda

2021 Nonpublic HCF Updates (PDF)

View Recording

August 26, 2021

2:00-2:45

General TEA Updates

Edward O'Neill

Leo Colegio

 

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Agenda

 

August 12, 2021

2:00-2:45

General TEA Updates Justin Porter

Access Webinar Here

Agenda

August 2021 TA Resource Update

No Webinars Currently Scheduled TA Resources Update N/A

June 2021 TA Resource Update

May 27th, 2021

1:30-2:30

General TEA Updates

Ed O'Neill

Justin Porter

CANCELED

May 13, 2021Access

1:30-2:30

General TEA Updates

Ed O'Neill

Justin Porter

View Now

Agenda

Esperanza and MTA Training

Compensatory and ESY Resources

April 29, 2021

1:30-2:30

General TEA Updates

Amplio to Launch Esperanza

Ed O'Neill

Justin Porter

AmplioSpeech

 

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Agenda

TA Resources Update

February 25. 2021

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates for LEAs

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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Agenda

TA Resources Update

February 11. 2021

1:30-2:30

Dyslexia Platform Launch

Justin Porter

AmplioSpeech

View Now

January 28. 2021

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates for LEAs

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

Access Meeting Here

Agenda

January 21. 2021

1:30-2:30

SSES Updates

Matt Montaño


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SSES Webinar (PDF)

January 14. 2021

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates for LEAs

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

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Agenda

TA Resources Update

Day and Time Title Presenters How to Register

December 3, 2020

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates for LEAs

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

Access Meeting Here

Agenda

TA Resources Update

November 19, 2020

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates for LEAs

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

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November 5, 2020

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates for LEAs

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

View Now

October 22, 2020

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates for LEAs

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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October 15, 2020

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates for LEAs

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

View Now

Nonpublic/Off-Campus Day & Residential Slides 

October 8, 2020

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates for LEAs

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

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Agenda

DCAC K-12 Survey

TA Resources Update

Trainings Timeline

October 7th, 2020

 

House Bill 548 Implementation

 

 

Emily Robinson

 

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September 24, 2020

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates for LEAs

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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September 17, 2020

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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September 3, 2020

1:30-2:30

 

COVID-19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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August 27, 2020

1:30-2:30

 

COVID 19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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August 13, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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August 6, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

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Evaluation Considerations SY20-21 slides

July 30, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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July 23, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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July 9, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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June 18, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Bi-Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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June 12, 2020

9:00-10:00

Addressing Significant Disproportionality:  Questions and Answers

Steven Prater

Kim Brannan

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PowerPoint Slides

June 4, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Bi-Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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May 21, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Bi-Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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May 7, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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April 30, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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April 23, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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April 16, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

Speech Teletherapy Opportunity

 

Amplio Speech

 

View Now

 

April 9, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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April 6, 2020

2:00-3:00

COVID 19 Temporary

Plan for Services 

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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April 2, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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March 25, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Weekly Updates

 

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

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December 4th

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Data-Based Individualization

Steven Prater, Technical Assistance Manager

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January 21st 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

ESC Special Education Liaisons

Jennifer Patterson, Director of Special Education ESC Support

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Contact Information
SpedTex Special Education Information Center

Families: Special Education or IEP-Related Questions?

Phone: 1-855-SPEDTEX (1-855-773-3839)

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Texas SPED Support

Educators: Special Education Resources

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Office of Special Populations and Monitoring

Department of Special Education:
Email: sped@tea.texas.gov

Department of Review and Support:
Email: ReviewandSupport@tea.texas.gov