The mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning is to provide suppoprt, training and other technical assistance to schools, educators, families and communities, in their efforts to help students with special needs. Our expert staff is qualified to help our customers in a broad range of categories, covering every aspect of development. Please consult our Staff directory or just follow the links on the left to find the help that you need.
Our goal is to provide quality support to the Special Education programs in Region 14 in a way that assures excellence in student achievement. This includes: Professional Development for Serving Students with Disabilities in integrated setting Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities ages 3-5 Alternative Certification Program - Special Education First Resource for TEA Decentralized Functions
Staff Development is provided on a regular basis for personnel working with students with disabilities. Much of the training is designed for interdisciplinary teams from both regular and special education. Training is based on needs identified through an annual needs assessment. Topics include assistive technology, inclusion, instructional strategies, discipline and behavior management, developmentally appropriate curriculum, and handicapped specific strategies such as classroom modification for the visually impaired or strategies for teaching students with traumatic brain injury.
Technical Assistance is provided by ESC consultants on campuses throughout the region. Consultants may assist teachers with program development, instructional modification, selection/use/modification of instructional materials, assistive technology and behavior management. Upon request from a local district, a specialist is provided for an individual in-depth assessment of a student.
For more information
Tamara McGaughey Director Center for Teaching and Learning Phone: (325) 675-8616