T-TAC Professional Development Opportunities

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Free Technology Tools for Struggling Readers Using Google Online Webinar (for schools migrating to Google Apps for Education)

October 8, 2014

Although teachers are often told that only students with disabilities can use assistive technology, how can we help struggling students with or without disabilities access the general curriculum? This session will go beyond the myth and show you free and low cost tools that are available to ALL students using Google apps. This webinar will show you how to harness the power of free technology tools for learning.

If your school division is migrating to Google Apps for Education (GAFE), you will soon have FREE or low cost technology built into your network.  For personalized information on GAFE, you should register for the session on October 8, 2014 at 12:00 or 3:30.

 

Free Technology Tools for Struggling Readers Using Google Online Webinar (for schools not planning to migrate to Google Apps for Education)

October 9, 2014

Although teachers are often told that only students with disabilities can use assistive technology, how can we help struggling students with or without disabilities access the general curriculum? This session will go beyond the myth and show you free and low cost tools that are available to ALL students using Google apps. This webinar will show you how to harness the power of free technology tools for learning.

If your school is not planning to go GAFE and you would like personalized information on accessing Google apps for you and your students using a Gmail account, you should register for October 9, 2014 at 12:00 or 3:30.

 

 

Keeping Up With Your Professional Development Portfolio Using Google Forms, Spreadsheets, and Sites Online Webinar

November 13, 2014

Since moving to more online learning to save costs, educators end up with tracking bits of time from attending virtual webinars, asynchronous modules, in addition to face-to-face events. Using Google forms, spreadsheets, and sites can help you control the information and retrieve it quickly.  Resources will include demonstrations and templates.

 

State and National Events

 

Opening Doors-Unlocking Potential 2014! – Building Skills for Success with Students Who are D/HH

July 29 – 30, 2014

Save the Date!  Registration Coming Soon!  This year’s two-day ODUP Institute focuses learning on the tools found in Building Skills for Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom (Anderson & Arnoldi) and Steps to Success (Price).  Karen Anderson and Lynne Price will provide Virginia’s teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing (TODHH) and all who work directly with students who are deaf or hard of hearing in Virginia schools an understanding of and access to comprehensive resources and materials  designed to effectively address the needs of students who are D/HH in order to improve student outcomes.  Don’t miss ODUP 2014! 

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PECS Level 1 Training

August 21 & 22. 2014

PECS is an evidence-based strategy, with supportive research from countries around the world.

The PECS Level 1 Training is appropriate for parents and professionals working with learners with autism, related disabilities and/or limited communication skills.

This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.