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 ten 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.

For more information about the Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative, or to arrange a visit to a model site near you, please contact Donni Perry or Shelley Littleton, at T/TAC, College of William & Mary. Co-Teaching and Inclusive Practices materials are available on the VDOE website and at Real Co-Teachers of Virginia at T/TAC Online.

Co-Teaching Excellence Demonstration Sites regions 2 & 3 (2017-2018)

Co-Teaching Excellence Demonstration Sites in Region 2
Division School Subject/Grade T/TAC Liaison
Chesapeake City Greenbrier Middle School Math 8 ODU
Chesapeake City Western Branch Middle School Science 8 ODU
Isle of Wight County Westside Elementary School 5th grade Language Arts and History W&M
Suffolk John Yeats Middle School Math 8 ODU
Virginia Beach City Three Oaks Elementary School Math 4 ODU
Virginia Beach City Three Oaks Elementary School Math 5 ODU
Co-Teaching Excellence Demonstration Sites in Region 3
Division School Subject/Grade T/TAC Liaison
King William Cool Springs Primary 2nd Grade All Subjects ODU
Gloucester County Page Middle School 8th Grade Civics W&M
Spotsylvania County Livingston Elementary School Math 5 W&M
Gloucester County Gloucester High School English 10 W&M

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:

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…]

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…]

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…]

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

Co-Teaching Demonstration Sites in Regions 2 and 3

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has identified 35 co-teaching demonstration sites throughout the commonwealth in the Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative. There are eight 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.

For more information about the Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative, or to arrange a visit to a model site near you, please contact Donni Perry or Shelley Littleton, at T/TAC, College of William & Mary. Co-Teaching and Inclusive Practices materials are available on the VDOE website and at Real Co-Teachers of Virginia at T/TAC Online.

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T/TAC W&M New Project Specialists

T/TAC W&M is pleased to welcome three new Project Specialists to T/TAC W&M—LaShauna Britt, Shelley Littleton, and Daria Lorio-Barsten. [Read more…]

T/TAC W&M Resources

T/TAC W&M provides a variety of support services, resources, and assistance to educational professionals serving school-age students with mild to moderate disabilities in Eastern Virginia. Services include a lending library, podcasts, online learning modules, considerations packets on a variety of topics including co-teaching and instructional strategies, and a quarterly newsletter. Visit our website.