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.

Webinars

Recent/Upcoming TEA Special Education Webinars

Day and Time

Title

Presenters

Webinar Links

August 25, 2022

2:00 - 3:00

  Leo Colegio Join 8/25 Webinar

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

Join 8/11 Webinar

Agenda

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

 

View Now

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

 

View Now

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

 

View Now

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


View Now

SSES Webinar (PDF)

January 14. 2021

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

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

View Now

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

 

View Now

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

View Now

Agenda

DCAC K-12 Survey

TA Resources Update

Trainings Timeline

October 7th, 2020

 

House Bill 548 Implementation

 

 

Emily Robinson

 

View Now

September 24, 2020

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates for LEAs

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

September 17, 2020

1:30-2:30

COVID-19 and

General Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

September 3, 2020

1:30-2:30

 

COVID-19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

August 27, 2020

1:30-2:30

 

COVID 19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

August 13, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

August 6, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

View Now

Evaluation Considerations SY20-21 slides

July 30, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

July 23, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

July 9, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

June 18, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Bi-Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

Register Now

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

 

View Now

May 7, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

April 30, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

April 23, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

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

 

View Now

April 6, 2020

2:00-3:00

COVID 19 Temporary

Plan for Services 

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

 

April 2, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Weekly Updates

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

March 25, 2020

2:00-3:00

 

COVID 19 Weekly Updates

 

Jennifer Alexander

Edward O'Neill

Justin Porter

 

View Now

December 4th

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Data-Based Individualization

Steven Prater, Technical Assistance Manager

Register Here

January 21st 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

ESC Special Education Liaisons

Jennifer Patterson, Director of Special Education ESC Support

Register Here

Contact Information
SpedTex Special Education Information Center

Special Education or IEP-Related Questions?

Consult SPEDTex, the Texas Special Education Information Center. This is a resource backed by TEA to inform and support parents, teachers, and anyone committed to the success of children with disabilities.

Phone: 1-855-SPEDTEX Phone icon (1-855-773-3839 Phone icon)
Website: www.spedtex.org

Department of Special Populations,
Division of Special Education

Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Phone:(512) 463-9414
Fax: (512) 463-9560 Phone icon
Email: sped@tea.texas.gov