Event Title: 2023 Content Teaching Academy (CTA)
Dates: June 26-29, 2023
Cost: Financed by VDOE with Stipends for Participants
Target Audience: In-Service Teachers (General and Special Educators at Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Levels)
The staff at TTAC ODU and TTACs across the state are preparing their presentations for the 2023 Content Teaching Academy (CTA), held on the campus at James Madison University. The academies are designed to enhance the outcomes of students with disabilities and promote inclusive practices in a wide range of content areas. Sessions are designed by educators who understand the challenges associated with today’s classrooms and they offer an opportunity to network with colleagues from across the state.
The target audience for the academies include a wide range of educators supporting inclusive practices for students with disabilities for educators including classroom teachers (PK, Elementary and Secondary), Speech and Language Pathologists, and co-teaching teams at the elementary and secondary level, . Topics include Communication Skills, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Intensive Behaviors, Reading Skills for Older Students, Co-Teaching, and Adaptive PE.
The VDOE will assume the cost of registration, meals, and double occupancy lodging on JMU’s campus. Superintendents Memo #070-23 provides specifics, including registration and detailed descriptions of the individual academies. Stipends ($100-300) are offered. It is a great opportunity to grow your teachers’ knowledge of inclusive practices, specially designed instruction (SDI) and High Leverage Practices (HLP).
You may want to plan for participants to share the information they have learned with their colleagues. Their experiences, along with the resources, strategies, and practices they learned can help support efforts to improve inclusive practices for your entire staff. They can bring conference highlights home. They could host a brown bag luncheon debrief and sharing key takeaways or share at a department meeting. TTAC ODU staff are available to support follow up on academy content, as well.
For more information:
- Superintendents Memo April 2023 #070-23
- Academy Descriptions: Virginia Department of Education-Sponsored Content Teaching Academies at James Madison University (Word)
- JMU Content Teaching Academy Website
- Registration: JMU Content Teaching Academy 2023