Library Announcement

Have you missed receiving our monthly lists of new T/TAC William and Mary Library Book Suggestions? [Read more…]

“Families and Schools – Perfect Partners for Student Success”

Governor Terrance R. McAuliffe,
Superintendent of Public Instruction, Steven R. Staples
and the Virginia Department of Education recognize
November 2017 as Family Involvement Month
in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The importance of parental involvement in schools is well documented. Over 30 years of research shows that one of the most effective ways to increase student achievement is for parents to be actively involved in the education of their children.

November 2017 is
Family Involvement Month in Schools

The Virginia Department of Education is committed to improving parent and family involvement for all students including students with disabilities. We believe that families and schools are perfect partners for student success.

Check out the following links for resources:

Engagement Survey

T/TAC W&M, in an effort to tailor our newsletter offerings to your particular needs, has provided a brief survey below on topics related to classroom engagement. Please take a moment to respond so that our upcoming newsletters reflect your interests in this area.

Classroom Engagement Survey

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Kara McCulloch Welcome

T/TAC W&M is pleased to welcome our newest project specialist, Kara McCulloch, to our staff.  Kara brings 17 years of educational experience to our T/TAC team, having served in various positions at the school, division, and regional levels including: Special Education Teacher, Instructional Specialist, and Program Specialist at the Radford University and VCU Training and Technical Assistance Centers. She received her B.S. in Psychology and Child and Family Studies from Greensboro College and her M.S. in Special Education from Radford University. Kara’s areas of expertise include: classroom/behavior management, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, inclusive practices for students with disabilities, self-determination, collaboration, co-teaching, and instructional coaching. [Read more…]

Creating a Master Schedule that Supports Inclusive Practices

Creating a Master Schedule that Supports Inclusive Practices, an article from the May/June 2012 edition of Link Lines, provides steps for ensuring that the master schedule supports inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classrooms.  This article includes detailed tips for balancing class rosters.

Differentiation and Technology Podcast

In the Differentiation and Technology Podcast, Mark Hofer Professor at the College of William and Mary, describes the role of technology in supporting differentiated instruction.  He shares strategies and provides examples of how to most appropriately integrate technology into instruction to support specific student needs.

William & Mary Summer 2017 Special Education Courses

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Summer 2017 Special Education Courses

Research finds that educators who continue their professional development improve their skills
and enjoy teaching/leading more! Come learn with us! [Read more…]

Library Book Suggestions – April 2017

The following books are available to check out from the T/TAC William & Mary Library. [Read more…]

Incentive to Start on the Path of Becoming a Special Educator

This summer Radford University and the Virginia Department of Education are excited to offer 100 promising individuals an incentive to start on the path to becoming a special educator. Individuals recommended by a school district will have the opportunity to take EDSP 651 Diverse Learners and the Special Education Process as a five-week online course in Summer I (5/14/17-6/16/17) or Summer II (6/2/17-7/28/17). [Read more…]

Library Book Suggestions – March 2017

The following books are available to check out from the T/TAC William & Mary Library. [Read more…]