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Texas Complex Access Network (TxCAN) is a Special Education component of Texas Education Agency (TEA).
TxCAN is dedicated to raising awareness of the limitless potential of students with significant cognitive disabilities.
It’s all about presuming competence and finding the most appropriate supports to provide connection, access, and increased opportunities.
The mission of TxCAN is to put effective, evidence-based tools and strategies into the hands of teachers, and parents, to help them on their journey.
In Region 17, contact Deanne Goen, Education Specialist, for consultation and support.
Deanne Goen Evelyn Gilson
(806) 281-5712 (806) 281-5867
(806) 780-6694 (fax) (806) 780-6694 (fax)
CAN Training Opportunities for SY 2023-2024
Tuesday November 28 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (3hrs) - morning only
Tuesday December 5 1:00 - 4:00 pm (3hrs - repeat) - afternoon only
Thursday December 7 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (3hrs - repeat) - morning only
And Late-Breaking STAAR ALT 2 Updates from TEA on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (3hrs)
State Assessment Training - Required for DTCs! Highly recommended for anyone interested in the TEA training for updates on STAAR, State Accommodations, TELPAS, STAAR Alt, and TELPAS Alt:
Monday October 9 9:00 am-4:00 pm Session #970592
Tuesday October 10 9:00 am- 4:00 pm Session #970596 (repeat)
Wednesday October 11 9:00 am-4:00 pm Session #970597 (repeat)
Monday October 16 9:00 am-4:00 pm Session #974111 (repeat)
TxCAN free, self-paced, TEA-approved Courses
CAN Professional Learning Community (PLC) - join Region 17's monthly sessions
Contact Deanne Goen at email@example.com or 806.281.5712.
Texas Complex Access Network
STAAR Alternate 2 Resources & Training SY 2023 - 2024
Curriculum-Supporting Products for educating students with significant cognitive disabilities
o EFL Essential for Living
o FISH Functional Independence Skills Handbook: Assessment and Curriculum for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities - from Pro-Ed
o Freckle Differentiated practice aligned to ELA and math - by Renaissance
o FACTOR Functional Assessment and Curriculum for Teaching Everyday Routines - Elementary Kit - from Pro-Ed
o IXL Aligned with TEKS; comprehensive K-12 skills learning in math, ELAR, science, social studies
o LINKS 2.0 Curriculum from Star Autism Support
o Reading Milestones from Pro-Ed
o SOLS STAR Online Learning System (Remote Learning) - from STAR Autism Support
o TeachTown Aligned with TEKS; programs include META-PLAY, TeachTown Basics, Encore
o Unique Learning System (ULS) from N2Y
o Vizzle Aligned with TEKS; a curriculum designed by Texas educators for Texas students - a RethinkEd product
TEA's Texas SPED Support - Significant Cognitive Disabilities
RESOURCES ~ LEARNING ~ CONTACTS
- Vertical Alignments: Birth - 2nd Grade
- TEKS Vertical Alignment: PK - EOC
- Instructional Terms Lists
- Essence Statements
- TEKS Curriculum Framework
TEKS Resource System - login to access the following tools:
o Year At-A-Glance (YAG)
o YAG Customization Tool
o Vertical Alignment
o TEKS Clarification
o TEKS Verification
o Instructional Focus Document (IFD)
For all Texas students, the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) are the standards. The TEKS
Resource System is where to go for curriculum scope & sequence.
All other products ref erred to as curriculum are simply supplemental to the TEKS & TEKS Resource System.
All students in Texas must have access to grade level TEKS regardless of student functioning level.
Access the prerequisite skills at TEKS Curriculum Framework Documents, TEKS Vertical Alignment Documents, and
Early Childhood Vertical Alignments.
View TxCAN video clips on tons of topics to support you in the CAN classroom!
Go to the TxCAN Videos webpage at https://txcan.tea.texas.gov/video-library.
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