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Virginia Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC)

Welcome Back to School!

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The faculty and staff of the T/TAC at Virginia Tech would like to welcome all the educators in Southwest Virginia back for the 2022-23 school year!  As you are setting up your classroom, preparing lessons, and organizing schedules, know that our coordinators are here to support you!  We have a full slate of professional learning events ready for you this year as well, so keep an eye on our upcoming events page.  Lastly, our online lending library and on-demand resources are here when you need them.  Once again, welcome back and we look forward to working with you this school year!

Effective and High-Leverage Practices for Paraeducators

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The Paraprofessional Resource and Research Center, CEEDAR Center, and the Council for Exceptional Children have developed a FREE, online, and on-demand program specifically designed for Paraeducators exploring High-Leverage Practices (HLPs) and the unique role Paraeducators play in their education.  The program can be completed in four phases at your own pace.  Sessions will be interactive with informational videos, interactive learning activities, and supporting  resources focused on the key skills and knowledge every paraeducator will be able to implement in the classroom. Upon completion of each session or the full program, participants can download a certificate of completion.  Registration is open now, use the button below to find out more!

Fall Assistive Technology Open House

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We are excited to announce the return of our in-person Assistive Technology/Lending Library Open House on Thursday, September 8th from 10am-3pm at our Kent Square office in Blacksburg.  Our open house is a drop-in opportunity for educators, service providers, students, families, and organizations to explore what our lending library has to offer, chat with coordinators, and learn more about T/TAC's services.  For those unable to attend our open house in person, we will host a live Zoom "highlights" session on our website from 12:15-12:45 the day of the event. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a time to bring a group or class to the open house, please contact Matt Newton or Holly Love.

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The mission of the Training & Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) is to improve educational opportunities and contribute to the success of children and youth with disabilities (birth–22 years). This mission is two-fold; first, to increase the... read more about our mission