Beat The Heat

Every child matters

A one day online conference – June 17th
We’ve switched our conference to take place live online on June 17th. Join us and help educators, parents, and others, with children ages 3 – 21 with significant intellectual and low incidence disabilities succeed!








Three Steps to Attending Beat the Heat

How to Launch Your Online Course

This year’s Beat the Heat is happening entirely online through our Canvas system. Click the link below to learn how to launch your online course.

Every child matters

Beat the heat is a professional development conference for educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3 – 21 with significant intellectual and low incidence disabilities.

Our committee has spent hours identifying pertinent topics and assembling a lineup of qualified speakers so you can take away strategies, ideas, and new contacts to help you grow and make sure every child matters.


Our schedule

One Keynote presentation

Join us as we hear from our keynote speaker in the morning.


3 National Presenters

We’ll hear from Susan Norwell on literacy and communication, Padmaja Sarathy on strengthening executive functioning with environmental, instructional and child-specific standards, and Patti Obrzut on social emotional elements in active learning.


Live Q&A with our presenters

Got questions for our national presenters? We’re hosting a live Q&A session where you can pose your hardest and most thought-provoking questions!


What else you’ll receive with registration

8 hours of credit

You’ll get 8 hours of CEU credits for attending the whole conference.

Access to Recorded Content

Included in registration is access to all of our recorded content and materials. You’ll be able to access everything till the end of July!

Maker Faire credit

Once our center is open to the public again, we’ll host a Maker Faire session. All participants of Beat the Heat will get automatic free access to our Maker Faire day.

Accessibility Statement

Accessibility is a priority at ESC Region 13. We will automatically be providing live captioning. If you need additional accommodation, please register as soon as possible to let us know!