All students learn differently. There is no “one size fits all” option for classroom instruction. How can a teacher meet the needs of all students in a classroom? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that gives all individuals equal opportunities to learn. The goal of UDL is to… [Read more…] Universal Design for Learning
Research More schools are moving toward a proactive, preventative system of positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) to cultivate more effective and efficient learning environments (Horner, 2015). As that transition happens, it is important for teachers to establish clear, concise classroom rules and procedures and to anchor them to school-wide expectations for consistency and predictability.… [Read more…] Cool Tools for Classroom Management
As the school year winds down, many of you may be planning to carve out time during the summer for professional development and to earn CEU’s for recertification. Consequently, in this issue of the T-TAC Network News,various professional development opportunities are highlighted. For example, two online book studies are offered by T-TAC ODU: Guided Math: A… [Read more…] Summer Professional Development Opportunities
This spring, some Virginia students will be among the first to receive the Applied Studies Diploma. Like the “Special Diploma”, the newly named Applied Studies diploma will be awarded to 2016 graduates with disabilities who complete the requirements of their Individualized Education Program (IEP) and do not meet the requirements for other diplomas. In an… [Read more…] Applied Studies Diploma
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