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Regional  School Counselor's Network

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The T/TAC at Virginia Tech launched the Regions 6 & 7 School Counselor's Network (SCN) in the Fall of 2020 to create a space for these professionals to learn from and share with one another as experts in the field.  Since inception, over one hundred counselors in our regions have joined in participant-driven network events designed to help them in meeting the often complex and unique needs of the students and families in Regions 6 & 7.  Want to see where we've been?  You can check out archives of our past network events in the dropdowns below.  Interested in learning more about the network or becoming a part of it?  Contact Jennifer Baldwin or visit the School Counselor's Network Homepage.

SCN Event Archives

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November school counselor's network intro slide
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The Virtual Technology Expo is an opportunity for educators, related service providers, support staff, and school administrators to engage directly with representatives from major assistive and educational technology organizations.  Attendees can ask questions about products, as well as hear presentations about new tools, features, and implementation strategies for supporting students with disabilities.  There is no cost for this virtual event.  The Tech Expo will offer a series of hour-long vendor presentations throughout the day that attendees can drop in and out of based upon their interests.  See the Tech Expo schedule and register for virtual access.


Supporting New Special Education Teachers

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The VDOE's Department of Special Education and Student Services is pleased to announce the continuation of its support to new special education teachers in Virginia.  This program supports first year special education teachers (and teachers who have taught other subjects previously, but have transferred to special education for the first time) by providing training, resources, and networking opprotunities through the Council for Exceptional Children.  If you qualify, please have your division human resources staff reach out to the Department of Special Education and Student Services by March 19, 2021.  Please contact Beverly Wynter at for more information.

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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

Virtual Office Hours

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