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


Council for Exceptional Children 2014 Convention and Expo

April 9-12. 2014

Save the date for the CEC 2014 Convention & Expo in Philadelphia, the premier professional development event for special and gifted education.

Thousands of special education teachers, administrators, researchers, professors and students from around the world will discuss pressing issues and share information in areas such as Common Core State Standards, administration, autism, co-teaching and collaboration, emotional and behavior disorders, instructional strategies for math, reading, and science, policy, technology and response to intervention.   The CEC Convention & Expo offers hundreds of educational sessions conducted by leading experts and endless opportunities to network with others working with children and youth with exceptionalities and their families. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about new and pending legislation and explore cutting-edge products and services in the exhibit hall.

Please register before March 12, 2014.  For more information, visit: http://www.cec.sped.org/convention


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