Virginia Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC)
New Resources for Educators
Connecting with Early Childhood Professionals
The TTAC at Virginia Tech has developed a new Early Childhood resource webpage designed to provide educators and administrators with up-to-date information, resources, and tools to support your work in the field in a clear and accessible way. Take a look are the offerings organized on this platform for you, share with a colleague, and check back often.
Universal Design for Learning
TTACs new Universal Design for Learning resource homepage provides the opportunity for educators to learn more about UDL and how to apply these principles to student goals, instructional materials, technology, instructional methods, and assessments to better serve their students.
Disability History and Awareness Month
Disability History and Awareness Month has been celebrated during the month of October in Virginia for over a decade. This event promotes awareness and positive attitudes in schools toward youth with disabilities, creating a culture of mutual respect, understanding, and equal opportunities for all. Employment of people with disabilities is also highlighted in October. Virginia supports several programs that emphasize career awareness and employment opportunities for youth with disabilities. To learn more about these programs or find resources to support disability awareness in your school, check out the VDOE's Disability History and Awareness Month Superintendent's Memo.
More October Highlights
Each year, October is recognized as Dyslexia Awareness Month, a time to come together to raise awareness, share resources, and promote upcoming learning events. This year, the Virginia Department of Education is sharing a one-page document of Dyslexia awareness resources, featuring a number of learning modules, fact sheets, reference guides, and webinars.
International Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month is celebrated around the world each October. The goal is to raise awareness of the importance of AAC and to inform the public about the many different ways in which people communicate using communication devices. In recognition of AAC Awareness Month, many AAC and educational apps are significantly discounted.
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