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…]

Library Book Suggestions – February 2017

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

Techniques for Active Learners

This Considerations Packets provides 18 techniques that teachers can easily implement to increase time on task for all learners. Techniques are grouped into the following categories: Motivation and Focus, During Instruction, Cooperative Group Work, and Evaluation. Specific techniques include Whip Around and Pass; I Have, Who Has?; Pinwheel; Paired Reading; and Outcome Sentences.

From Seatwork to Feetwork – Engaging Students in Their Own Learning

In this podcast Ron Nash, Keynote Speaker at the College of William and Mary Symposium on Professional Collaboration and Inclusive Education (2011), shares how teachers can employ active learning strategies in the classroom to enhance student learning. He provides suggestions for how to develop relationships with students; build learning communities in the classroom; and get students up and moving, talking to each other, and interacting with the critical content.

Apply Now: I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit

The Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined project, in conjunction with the Partnership for People with
imdeterminedDisabilities, invites applications for sponsorship to the 11th Annual I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. The selected individuals and a parent/guardian will receive paid registration, dormitory accommodations, travel expenses and meals for the three-day event. A concurrent Parent Summit for the selected participant’s parent/guardian will be held at the university. Application deadline March 9, 2017.  Read more