Inclusion Project Event Mini-Grants – Application Due November 15, 2018

The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, supports the Inclusion Project, a youth-led initiative to increase disability awareness in schools. More information about the Inclusion Project can be found here.

This year, the Inclusion Project is pleased to announce it is offering up to 10 mini-grants (max: $2,000) to support schools interested in planning an Inclusion Project event. If you are interested in promoting inclusion in your schools, please apply for a mini-grant here.

Applications due November 15, 2018

 

Co-Teacher Leaders – Livingston Elementary School

By Donni Davis-Perry, M.Ed. and Shelley Littleton, M.Ed.

Are you interested in learning ways to provide specially designed instruction within the co-taught classroom? Watch as co-teacher leaders Michael Hurley and Carolyn Laudicina describe in the video below how they co-teach and monitor the progress of students with disabilities within the general education setting. [Read more…]

Co-Teaching Demonstration Sites in Regions 2 and 3

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has identified co-teaching demonstration sites throughout the commonwealth in the Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative. There are six demonstration sites locally in Superintendents Regions 2 and 3 (see Table 1).  These model sites provide opportunities for co-teaching partners across the state to observe effective co-teaching. The sites highlight research-based inclusive practices to meet the needs of all students within the general education classroom. At each model site, the co-teaching teams share with visitors co-planning, co-instructing, and co-assessing practices that have helped their students succeed. [Read more…]

Virginia’s Revised Standards of Accreditation

The new Regulations Establishing the Standards of Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia, approved by the Board of Education in November, 2017, are effective this academic year.  The Virginia Department of Education website has important information that will assist school personnel in understanding these changes and their impact on both schools and students. Information on the website includes videos, fact sheets, guidance documents, and other resources. Questions about the regulations or guidance documents should be submitted to the Office of Policy by phone 804-225-2092 or by email at policy@doe.virginia.gov.

AIM-VA’s New Requirements for Eligibility

AIM-VA provides accessible instructional materials to eligible Virginia K-12 students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and are unable to access traditional print.   Learn more about eligibility requirements.

Recently Added Titles to Library

This year, we’re purchasing so many new and useful resources for special educators, administrators, and families (in T/TAC Regions 2 & 3) that we can’t choose just a few to highlight each month.

In order to stay up-to-date on our newest books, there are two great ways to explore our recent acquisitions from the T/TAC Library website:

  • Review the list of the most Recently Added Titles
  • Using the Search bar at the top of the screen, do an “All Words” search using some of the category terms below and select “Newest First” in the Sort menu
    • ADHD
    • Assessment
    • Autism
    • Behavior management
    • Collaboration
    • Dyslexia
    • Engagement
    • Family
    • Inclusion
    • Instruction
    • Leadership
    • Reading
    • Teaming

Once you’ve identified some books you’d like to borrow, submit the Request for Library Materials form.  If the book(s) you’ve requested are available, we will mail them to you, along with a postage-paid envelope to facilitate the return of the items you’ve borrowed by their due date.

Questions?  Email taclib@wm.edu

 

Classroom Referral Survey

Have you been able to reduce the number of referrals for defiance, disrespect, or classroom disruption in your classroom or school? We want to hear from you! How did you do it? Share your success stories and tips with us by clicking the link below.

Share your stories

shareyourstory

 

I’m Determined Youth Summit Application

The Youth and Parent Summit is a two-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities.

When: June 13-15, 2018

Where: James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Who: Virginia youth with disabilities ages 13-21 and parent(s)

Application Due Date: 5:00 pm on March 9th, 2018

Reference Due Date: 5:00 pm on March 12th, 2018

Applications will be reviewed and acceptance letters will be emailed by March 31st.

Complete Application

Inclusion Project: Mini-Grant Application NOW LIVE!

The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, supports the Inclusion Project, a youth led initiative to increase disability awareness in schools. Find out more information about the Inclusion Project.

Beginning January 2018, the Inclusion Project is pleased to announce it is offering up to 6 mini grants (max: $2,000) to support schools interested in planning an Inclusion Project event.  Application deadline is January 29, 2018.

Application:  https://goo.gl/forms/lO5xPT4uWLQeppvf1

New Library Books

Have you missed receiving our monthly lists of new T/TAC William & Mary Library Book Suggestions?

This year, we’re purchasing so many new and useful resources for special educators, administrators, and families (in T/TAC Regions 2 & 3) that we can’t choose just a few to highlight each month. [Read more…]