TTAC Summer Professional Learning Opportunities
|EdEquityVA Webinar: Maximizing the Potential of All StudentsOnline | June 23, 2020Strategies to Support Culturally Relevant Teaching in Remote Settings offered in partnership with Discovery Education.Panelist Include:|
– Dr. Jaime Aquino, Senior Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction at Discovery Education.
– Leah Dozier Walker, Director of Equity, Virginia Department of Education
-Robin Porter, Vice President for Digital Content at Discovery Education.
-Matthew Woods, Principal, Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School, Henry Co., VA.
|CASEL Webinar Series: SEL as a Lever for Equity and Social JusticeOnline | Beginning June 26, 20205-part event.The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) invites to you register for several upcoming webinars that are intended to prioritize equity and explicitly discuss racial injustice and equity through the lens of SEL.|
|TechKnowledgy Webinars Virtual Therapy Summer Series 2020Online | July 8, 15 & 22, 2020July 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 LearningOnline | 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 InterventionOnline | 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 2020Online | 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 DistanceVirtual | 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.|
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