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

VDOE Comprehensive Literacy Webinar Series

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The Comprehensive Literacy Webinar Series focuses on best practices in literacy instruction and resources available to school divisions. Through the diverse expertise of our partners and presenters, the Virginia Department of Education's goal is to offer timely, research-based, and instructionally sound sessions to Virginia educators.

Webinars take place January & February 2020.  Recordings of the webinars are posted after the webinars take place.

Topics include:

  • Comprehensive Literacy-Best Practices for Elementary Reading Blocks
  • Best Practices in K-2 Reading Instruction
  • Best Practices in Grades 3-5 Reading Instruction:  The Reading/Writing Connection
  • Reading in the Middle Grades
  • Sharing with School Divisions Lessons Learned from Divisions on Best Instructional Practices
  • Balanced Assessment: Middle School Writing in the History Classroom
  • Understand Scoring: Performance Assessments for Verified Credit in Writing
  • Co-teaching in the English classroom
  • Academic Language- English Learners in the English classroom
  • PALS: How to use reports to inform instructional decisions in your school
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Integrating the English standards into other content areas


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The T/TAC School Administrators' Network will be meeting in Roanoke (February 4) and Abingdon (February 12).  Please visit the Administrators' Network hompage for topic and registration information.

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Applications for the Summer 2020 I'm Determined Youth and Parent Summit at James Madison University are now being accepted.  Applications will be due February 15.

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The Montgomery County Public Schools Parent Resource Center will be presenting a Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities training in Christiansburg on March 25.


T/TAC Staff Update

We are excited to introduce Kathleen Wright as our new Coordinator of Early Childhood Special Education. For many years she has worked with a variety of students aged 2-22 as a Speech-Language Pathologist and comes to us with extensive experience in augmentative and alternative communication systems. She has collaborated with teams in inclusive early childhood classrooms to promote high-quality programs while meeting the needs of individual students. 


Please join us in welcoming Kathleen to our Virginia Tech T/TAC team!