T-TAC Professional Development Opportunities

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Say Y.E.S. to College

May 13, 2013

Enrollment in postsecondary education is steadily increasing for students with disabilities.  Yet, many students are not adequately prepared to deal with the academic and social demands of the college environment. Say YES to College is designed to ease the transition from high school to college by giving participants the opportunity to:


  • Meet other students with disabilities who have successfully made the transition to college;
  • Interact with a variety of speakers who will offer information and suggestions to make college a positive experience; and
  • Connect with other high school students who have the same questions and concerns about their readiness for college life.


State and National Events

Summer Content Teaching Academy at James Madison University

June 23 – 27, 2014

The 15th Annual Content Teaching Academy will be held on the campus of James Madison University, located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley. The programs (Academies) offer high quality professional development that includes in-depth studies in a range of content areas. In addition, each Academy is designed to engage participants in critical dialogues of practice with instructional sessions conducted by scholars and master teachers who understand the challenges associated with today’s classroom.  Contact email: cta@jmu.edu


 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!