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

Virtual Office Hours

Are you an educator in Region 6 or 7 and have a question during this period of closures and social distancing?  We are open for business and invite you to reach out to one of our coordinators directly or drop in during virtual office hours for live assistance.  Here are some examples of ways we can help:

  • Finding and sending you needed resources.
  • Live discussion and collaborative problem solving.
  • Connecting you to other professionals.

Select the content area you are interested in below to find out more about how we can assist you through this format.  Need to join by phone?  Call 929-436-2866 during virtual office hours and enter the meeting ID number found in the information below.

If you are an administrator and have questions or concerns we can help you with during this time of school closures, we are here for you on Monday and Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. 

Contact us:

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Helen Barrier
hbarrier@vt.edu
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Jennier Baldwin
jebaldw3@vt.edu
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Sue Schulz
suschulz@vt.edu

 

Don’t forget to visit our Administrators Network Website for resources or post on our Network Forum when looking for feedback from your colleagues!

*If you are not currently a member of this community of practice, contact Helen, Jen, or Sue and we’ll get you signed up.

Meeting ID: 5402310846

Matt Newton will be holding virtual office hours through Zoom on weekdays from 2:30-3:30pm to answer questions involving accessibility, assistive technology, Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and their application during distance learning.  Please drop in anytime during these sessions or email matthewn@vt.edu.

We will be offering virtual office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00pm to answer questions from professionals providing instruction and related services to students with Autism at a distance.  Please drop in to one of the sessions below or email anytime.

Have questions about providing speech services at a distance? Drop in during our communication virtual office hours Monday through Friday 9:00-10:00am or email one of our speech-language pathologists. 

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Holly Nester hollyn@vt.edu

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Lora Beeken lbeeken@vt.edu

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Kathleen Wright kathleenw@vt.edu

 

Meeting ID: 2084968951

Have questions about providing early childhood services at a distance? Drop in during our virtual office hours Monday through Friday 1:00-2:00pm or email one of us anytime.  We will be happy to discuss any topic regarding children birth - eight years of age.

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Margo Vaughan mvaug74@vt.edu

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Kathleen Wright kathleenw@vt.edu

 

Meeting ID: 3528768360

We will be offering virtual office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00pm to answer questions from teachers providing literacy instruction to students with disabilities at a distance.  Please drop in to one of the sessions below or email anytime.

If you teach math and have questions, concerns, or issues we can help you with during this time of school closures, we are here for you on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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Sue Schulz suschulz@vt.edu
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Whitney Miller whm2378@vt.edu

 

Meeting ID: 5402310846

If you are a School Counselor and have questions, concerns, or issues we can help you with during this time of school closures, we are here for you weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 AM. 

In this ever-changing and challenging time, we know how important it is as a School Counselor to feel like you are still supporting and connecting with your students and families. We will do all we can to help.

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Jen Baldwin

jebaldw3@vt.edu

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Patty Bickley

bickley@vt.edu

 

Meeting ID: 3808607231

If you are an educator or family member supporting a student with intensive support needs and have questions, concerns, or issues we can help you with during this time of school closures, we are here for you on Mondays from 2:00-3:00pm or Thursdays from 10:00-11:00am

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Diann Eaton dweaton@vt.edu

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Mickey Vanderwerker mvande04@vt.edu

 

Meeting ID: 9314817123

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