TTAC at Radford University

Equity in Education Workshop

“Cultivating Equitable Learning Environments for Each Student: The Equity Literacy Approach”
Paul C. Gorski, PhD

October 15th – Martinsville 
New College Institute
October 16th – Abingdon 
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

Check-in and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Training: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Please register online by 5:00 PM Friday, October 5th 2018

We encourage you to attend with a “learning buddy” or team from your school/division who will help to extend the equity conversation beyond the workshop.

Only registered participants will be admitted.

Continental breakfast & lunch will be provided 
Priority given to Virginia public school division personnel.

For more information see our flyer, or contact Lauren Catherwood-Ginn at 540-831-8647 or

Radford University TTAC logo with a picture of three students and a teacher over the caption "making connections for students and schools"

VDOE’s state-wide projects with Training & Technical Assistance Centers (TTACs) provide professional development and support designed to assist schools in addressing accountability and improvement goals for students with disabilities.

Factors that encourage successful outcomes of students with disabilities include:

  • The school leadership and staff have high expectations of all students and embrace inclusion of students with disabilities in all school-related activities.
  • There is collaboration among individualized education program (IEP) team members to develop as well as implement meaningful IEPs.
  • The curriculum is aligned with state learning standards and the aligned curriculum is taught in all settings.
  • There is collaboration among special and general education teachers in planning and delivering research-based, effective, and differentiated instruction.
  • Students use appropriate assistive technology.
  • Positive behavior supports are incorporated in a school-wide approach to discipline.

The TTAC at Radford University serves public schools, teachers, students and parents of Southwest Virginia through assistance that brings about systematic change in the way schools serve children and youth. TTAC services are provided primarily through embedded professional development.

For more information about special education programs and services in Virginia, visit the VDOE Website.


The TTAC at Radford University works collaboratively with other centers and organizations across the state of Virginia.

The TTACs at Virginia Tech and Radford University share a special partnership, working together to serve the needs of Superintendents’ Regions 6 and 7.

Regions 1 and 8
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Regions 2 and 3
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Region 4
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Region 5
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Phone 888-205-4824

Regions 6 and 7
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Phone 800-848-2714

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