If you haven’t visited the VALUE Series sinces its launch in April 2022, it is time to go back and check out the latest additions! Afterall, “VALUE” stands for Virginia Assessment for Literacy – Updated and Expanded. The Virginia Literacy Partnerships aims to continue that promise to update and expand a comprehensive collection of literacy… Read More VALUE Series by the Virginia Literacy Partnerships
New Social-Emotional Learning Resources for the Summer Countdown
As the end of the school year approaches, there continue to be valuable opportunities to help children develop important problem-solving and self-regulation skills. Fortunately, many resources and additions to the TTAC ODU library are now available to help educators make the most of these teachable moments. Use this homestretch to promote learning and skill-building for… Read More New Social-Emotional Learning Resources for the Summer Countdown
Content Teaching Academy–Registration Open!
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),… Read More Content Teaching Academy–Registration Open!
Seven Super Ways to Update Your VESOL Instruction
Spring is here. We are in the final quarter of the school year and the VESOL testing window will soon be closed. This is a great time to try a new resource or teaching strategy. Consider the following ideas and pick one or two to try with your students. 1) Content Teaching Academy This June, James Madison University… Read More Seven Super Ways to Update Your VESOL Instruction
5 Factors to Get “Right” with Data Informed Decision Making: Right Process
This article will be presented in 5 sections, with each new section sent out weekly. The focus is on 5 critical factors to have “right” when preparing to make data informed decisions: getting the “right people” the “right data” in the “right format” within the “right time” using the “right process” in order to make… Read More 5 Factors to Get “Right” with Data Informed Decision Making: Right Process
What? That’s AT?
In our last issue, Game On!!, gamification of academic information was reviewed. In keeping with this gaming theme, can you answer these questions about Assistive Technology? Want to learn more about Assistive Technology? Consider these resources in the T-TAC ODU Lending Library: Access Technology for Blind and Low Vision Accessibility Assistive Technology in Special Education:… Read More What? That’s AT?
Using Children’s Literature to Mathematize
The Preparing Young Children for School Educator’s Practice Guide (Burchinal et al., 2022) identifies two evidence-based math recommendations: Provide intentional instruction to build children’s understanding of mathematical ideas and skills. Engage children in conversations about mathematical ideas and support them in using mathematical language. Using children’s literature to mathematize is a method that can be… Read More Using Children’s Literature to Mathematize