The Best of Beat the Heat


ESC Region 13’s “The Best of Beat the Heat” is an on demand professional development opportunity for educators who work with students ages 3-21 with significant cognitive disabilities and low incidence disabilities.

“The Best of Beat the Heat” will feature a collection of the most relevant and meaningful instructional sessions from past summers to honor its 20+ year history!  These asynchronous video sessions will be available for educators to access at their own pace and convenience through a Canvas Course that will be available the entire month of June 2022.

Topics featured for “The Best of Beat the Heat” will center around Communication, Sensory/Motor, Assistive Technology, Instruction, Behavior, Transition, and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).  Novice and veteran educators are encouraged to attend.

Synchronous online sessions for the much anticipated “The Best of Beat the Heat” will include a kickoff on June 1st at 1:00pm Central Time with popular keynote speaker Sue Ball, PhD, and respected keynote speaker, Anthony Ianni, on June 30th at 9:00am Central Time to close the event. 


In addition, for registered participants of The Best of Beat the Heat 2022, a Digital Taker Faire will be available.

Whether you have attended “Beat the Heat” since its inception, or if “Beat the Heat” is a new part of your summer professional development plan, come and celebrate “The Best of Beat the Heat” with ESC Region 13! 


Interested parents who live within Region 13 and paraeducators who work within Region 13 should contact to receive a discount code to attend at minimal cost ($10).




Life Skills, ECSE, Paraeducators, Parents
Progress in the General Curriculum, Speech Therapy, ECSE, 18+ Programs and Services, Related Services, LIFE skills, Deaf, Deaf/Blind, Special Education, Assistive Technology, Visually Impaired, Autism, Early Childhood, Parents
1 - Planning, T-TESS 2 - Instruction, T-TESS 3 - Learning Environment, T-TESS 1.3 - Planning: Knowledge of Students, T-TESS 2.2 - Instruction: Content Knowledge and Expertise, T-TESS 3.2 - Learning Environment: Managing Student Behavior
Online Course, Self-directed

CPE Credits: 12.00  
Registration Closes: 6/23/2022 11:00 pm
Starts: 6/1/2022 1:00 am
Ends: 6/30/2022 11:00 pm