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Virginia Department of Education's
Training & Technical Assistance Center
The Virginia Department of Education’s state-wide Training & Technical Assistance Centers (TTACs) provide professional development and support designed to assist schools in addressing accountability and improvement goals for students with disabilities.
The VDOE's 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.
Visit each of the following Focus Areas and Projects to learn more about inclusive practices we support.
Resources and Information Links
Transistion Course OPEN for Registration
Calling all educators and transition professionals in Virginia! Registration has opened for the course Transition: Changing the Outcomes, created by the Center on Transition Innovations. This FREE, five-week interactive online course includes a variety of class activities that examine evidence-based transition planning practices that promote positive student outcomes. The course will run from October 23 - December 3, 2023. Space is limited to 100 participants and it fills up quickly, so register today if you plan to join the course!
Family Engagement Network
The Family Engagement Network (FEN) is proud to introduce a new 5-minute video defining three key components of Compassionate Family Engagement:
- Compassionate Communication
- Compassionate Empowerment
- Compassionate Reflection
Click here to view the video. We hope you will take the time to watch the video and reach out if you woud like to request any assistance or have any questions. Visit our Family Enagement page to access resources and learn more about the FEN.
The TTAC Online website was created by VDOE to be a resource for professionals and family members of children and youth with disabilities (birth to 22). The website offers a wide range of Resources, Events (training, conferences, and webinars/webcasts) and Online Training opportunities in the form of Webshops and www.Workshops.
Recorded Webinar and Participant Resources for Virginia's Inclusive Practices Action Planning Tool
Virginia Department of Education, VDOE, and Stetson & Associates, Inc.
A recently recorded webinar, Inclusive Practices Action Planning Tool, presented by Dr. Frances Stetson and participant resources have been added to the Inclusive Practices in Successful Schools: Virginia Action Planning Guide Module.
The Virginia Family's Guide to Special Education
This new state guide was developed by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in order to help those involved in special education, whether as parents (as defined in this document), teachers or school administrators, advocates, or students. Meeting the needs of children with disabilities requires an understanding of rights and responsibilities which include the child’s rights, and the school’s responsibilities to meet their needs. This guide includes a description of the special education process and what is required during each step of that process.
Virginia Assistive Technology Network
The Assistive Technology Network of Virginia addresses priorities of VDOE with coordination, implementation, and dissemination of information about the laws which define AT devices and services, the process of AT Consideration by Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams, AT assessment, Augmentative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), and AT resources.
In support of these priorities, the network has several initiatives which include:
Developing resources and documents for AT Considerations and Assessment
Developing and supporting local and regional AT teams with information, resources and training, including the annual Virtual TechKnowledgy Conference
Integrating AT solutions across the curriculum
High Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities
In partnership with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has developed and published a set of high-leverage practices (HLPs) for special educators and teacher candidates. The HLPs are organized around four aspects of practice:
From these four aspects of practice, there are 22 practices intended to address the most critical practices that every K–12 special education teacher should master and be able to demonstrate. The selected practices are used frequently in classrooms and have been shown to improve student outcomes if successfully implemented.
School Divisions Served by Radford University TTAC
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VDOE's Regional TTACS
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.