TTAC Summer Professional Learning Opportunities

TechKnowledgy Webinars Virtual Therapy Summer Series 2020Online |
July 8, 15 & 22, 2020
July 8: Exploring Platform Options for Virtual Therapies
In this lunch hour discussion, we are going to explore a few of the most
widely used platforms that meet Virginia’s recommended guidelines for
providing virtual therapies. 
July 15: Coaching Facilitators to Maximize Virtual Therapy Sessions
Buy-in and knowledge of the facilitator is just as important as engagement of
the student for a successful virtual therapy session. Whether it is a parent,
other family member, child care provider, etc., these individuals are
instrumental in assisting the therapist during sessions.
 July 22: Interactive Activities to Keep Students Engaged During Virtual Therapy Sessions
This lunch hour discussion will be full of interactive ideas that will hold the
student’s attention in order to increase engagement and participation. We
will highlight favorite activities from SLPs, OTs, and PTs.
Archived Webinars from the ARC’s Center for Future PlanningOnline | Self-pacedHelp students with intellectual disabilities and their families begin planning for the future.  The ARC offers an archive of over two dozen free
webinars.  View recorded webinars or view the presentation slides at your
own pace. Topics include planning for a future in the workforce, developing
positive relationships, interacting with law enforcement, and self-advocacy.
Taking Learning to the Next Level: Surface, Deep, and Transfer Learning
Online | July 13, 2020Based on ideas in the book, Teaching Mathematics in
the Visible Learning Classroom and facilitated by author, speaker, and
professor, Dr. John Almarode, this 90-minute session will focus on the 3
levels of learning in mathematics: surface, deep, and transfer; effective
teaching practices; and moving students through the phases of learning
(SOLO Taxonomy–Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes).
Implementing Math Workshop to Differentiate Learning (for Co-Teaching Teams)
Online | 8-part series beginning July 20, 2020Based on the book, Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations,
Reflection, and More, these sessions for K-8 Co-Teaching Teams will focus
on the 5 steps to implementing math workshop: understanding math
workshop, preparing students for math workshop, deciding on the workshop structure, facilitating math workshop, and reflection. Ideas for implementing Math Workshop virtually will also be shared.  K-8 Co-Teaching Teams
interested in participating should complete the Implementing Math
Workshop Interest Survey.  Session Limit: 35 registrants.
Executive Skills for Reading Comprehension: Assessment and Intervention
Online | August 13 & 14, 2020Skilled readers use high level thinking skills as they make a plan for understanding text, resist distractions, manage
information, and make sense of text. Without these skills, students can
struggle to comprehend what they read. Fortunately for struggling readers,
these executive skills (ES) can be taught. Day one will focus on executive
skills; the role of ES in effective reading comprehension instruction and,
ES-based intervention strategies. The second day will focus on a
researched-tested intervention for students with strong decoding skills, yet
limited comprehension, or “word callers”.
Every Child a Successful Reader: Reading Institute 2020
Online | August 18 & 19, 2020Teachers will receive professional development in evidence-based literacy instruction that focuses on the emergent and beginner stages. This workshop will provide teachers with an understanding of
reading development and provide practice with effective teaching strategies
for phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition. The institute
presenter will provide information on structured reading, a variety of
assessment tools, learning activities and implementation guidance for
addressing the needs of middle school students.
PEATC Parent Institute (in Collaboration with VDOE)
Online | August 20 & 21, 2020An exciting opportunity for parents new to the
world of special education.  PEATC’s Parent Institute is a great opportunity
for Virginia parents to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together. available to families of students with disabilities.  This opportunity is offered in
collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).
Tele…Teach? How Early Childhood Special Educators Can Promote Learning from a Distance
Virtual | RecordedMany educators of young children with disabilities have
asked, “How do I teach a 2 or 3-year-old virtually?”  Replicating classroom
activities and materials for use in the home is not always feasible or
functional. Instead, educators can shift to supporting new learners, the
parents and family members of the child. This webinar will explore how
educators can utilize a coaching interaction style to help families use daily
routines and activities as learning opportunities.
The CEEDAR Center Archived events Online | Self-paced
Every Student Deserves an Equitable Opportunity to Succeed.  20+ webinars covering a wide variety of subjects.

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