Beat the Heat 2023

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  • ESC Region 13
  • 12 CPE Credits
  • $200

The Ultimate Professional Development Experience for Educators of Low-Incidence Disabilities

Hey Educators! Are you tired of attending conferences that don't cater to your unique teaching needs? We know the feeling! So we are bringing back the Beat the Heat Conference - with a twist!

This year, participants will all attend the same series of high-quality sessions on hot topics that are driving the field of low-incidence disabilities. This format will provide attendees the chance to take a step off the island and form connections with a larger pool of educators who truly know what it’s like in their classrooms! This two-day, in-person professional development experience is one of the only conferences specifically designed for educators of students with significant cognitive disabilities and complex access needs.

Connect with Experts in the Field!

This conference brings together a group of renowned presenters, including Dr. Bree Jimenez, Dr. Ginevra Courtade, Stephanie DeLussey, Allison Officer, and Lynn DeMange. Learn from the best in the field and get practical, hands-on tips on topics like STEM, adapting classroom materials for all learners, aligning instruction to TEKS, reinforcement, and creating opportunities for useful breaks for students that will make a difference in your classroom.

Laugh and Learn with Devin Siebold!

Our keynote speaker, Devin Siebold, is a teacher, comedian, and presenter who will keep you engaged and motivated throughout the conference. His topic, Laughter in the Lesson, is a must-see, and you won't find it anywhere else.

Take Advantage of Optional Make and Take Activities!

This conference offers optional Make and Take activities to create materials you can use in your classroom. Plus, lunch is provided daily, so you can focus on learning and networking with other educators.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enhance your teaching skills and connect with like-minded professionals. Register now for the Return of the Beat the Heat Conference, and prepare to be energized and inspired!

If you are a paraprofessional or parent of a child with complex access needs, please reach out to Melanie Collins at for more information on special rates.