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Region 4 Conferences

June 18, 2018
Explore the power of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) as it applies to real-world connections, creativity through collaboration, and innovation through art and engineering. Join keynote speaker Sylvia Libow Martinez co-author of "Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom," known around the world as the "bible of the classroom movement."  Attendees will also benefit from workshop-style sessions organized by grade bands and identified by STEAM strands, allowing you to personalize your conference experience. 


Join education professionals at this Institute as we explore evidenced-based practices for creating effective learning environments for all learners. AGC Institute strands will include solutions for accessing academic content, navigating federal and state accountability systems, achieving rigourous state assessment standards, creating 21st century digital learning environments, increasing student engagement, supporting post-secondary transition, and implementing effective inclusive practices.  This year's AGC Institute will feature two post conference sessions. Learn more here

June 27–28, 2018
Build knowledge and skills for districts, campuses, and educators in the use of positive behavior supports for students. Explore the relationships among discipline, behavior management, and achievement, and identify strategies and supports to promote access to and participation in the general curriculum. Consider how culture, research, and promising practices can inform implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The TBS Administrator PreConference is June 26.


July 17, 2018
Young children with disabilities are increasingly being included in the kindergarten classroom. This conference is about designing responsive classrooms, delivering curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of any student including those with disabilities. Participants will gain information, strategies and materials that will help them create a classroom where students with disabilities can receive specially designed instruction that supports their learning in the least restrictive environment.

July 18-19, 2018
This multi-day conference is designed to support teachers of preschoolers with disabilities in all settings.  The sessions provide opportunities for teachers to delve in depth on topics that include creating a high quality early childhood program, specialized designed instructional strategies for differentiation and providing supports in the least restrictive environment.  Participants will gain information, strategies, and materials that will support service delivery to preschoolers with disabilities in various classroom settings. 


August 3, 2018

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Institute

Learn strategies for partnering educators with parents and community leaders to positively impact student engagement and achievement.  Participants will expand their knowledge with evidence-based strategies and research-based information designed to empower family and community members.


Presentations will be framed around relevant topics that directly impact the academic success of prekindergarten, English learners, special education, and educationally disadvantaged students. For more information, contact



October 1, 2018
Elementary through high school counselors are invited to gather with us as we provide a day of professional learning.  Additionally, attendees will be provided the opportunity to participate in discussions related to best practices, cutting-edge research-based programs, and the latest updates from the Texas Education Agency regarding counselor roles and responsibilities.


October 18, 2018

11th Annual Region 4 Science Conference

Details to be announced soon!



December 6, 2018

19th Annual Dyslexia Conference

Features sessions with topics that include research, response to intervention, assessment, accommodations, legal issues, and much more. The goal of the conference is to bring current and practical information to a diverse audience of teachers, reading specialists, interventionists, speech–language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, and others.



December 14, 2018

Bilingual/ESL Conference

At the 2018 Region 4 Bilingual/ESL Conference, join fellow educators in learning techniques and strategies to directly impact the academic success of English language learners (ELLs). Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction, assessment, and technology. Guests will be able to create their own conference experience by choosing one keynote and one breakout session, two keynote sessions, or only breakout sessions for the day. Lunch will be provided for all preregistered guests. For more information, e-mail


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