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.

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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.

We are excited to have Kara join our T/TAC W&M team where she will be working with other specialists, the director, and administrative staff to provide quality services to educational professionals serving students with disabilities in Superintendents Regions 2 and 3.

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.