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September 15 or 21, 2022

Kick-off Meeting for Region 6 & 7 Communities of Practice for Teachers Instructing Students in the Virginia Essentialized Standards of Learning (VESOL)

Location(s):

  • SWVA Higher Education Center, Abingdon (September 15) This Session is Closed.
  • Jefferson Center, Roanoke (September 21)

Time: TBA

Event Information:  This will be an in-person kick-off meeting for teachers wanting to participate in our 2022-23 school year community of practice around VESOL instruction.

Registration:  Registration for the in-person Region 6 & 7 VESOL CoP kick-off meetings is now open!

For more information:  Contact Matt Newton (matthewn@vt.edu) or Sue Schulz (suschulz@vt.edu) for more information.

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September 28, 2022

Assistive Technology Vendor Expo

Location: Wytheville Meeting Center

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Target Audience:  AT team members, specialists, related service providers, special/general educators, and administrators.

Event Information:  The Training and Technical Assistance Center at Virginia Tech is happy to announce that we will be hosting an in-person assistive technology vendor expo this fall! Participants will have the opportunity to visit with various AT vendors and hear about their products and services as well as attend sessions to continue the conversation of how these tools may support students with disabilities.

Registration:  Registration for the Assistive Technology Vendor Expo is Open!

For more information:  If you have any questions please contact Matthew Newton at matthewn@vt.edu or Holly Love at hollyn@vt.edu.

Sponsored By: T/TAC at Virginia Tech

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October 11, 2022

Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety and Challenging Behavior in Students

Location: Wytheville Meeting Center

Target Audience:  Region 6 and 7 school teams who are working hard everyday to support the well-being of all students - School Counselors, Teacher Leaders, Special Educators, General Educators, Administrators, and any other interested team members.

Event Information:  Gather your team to join us for an all-day, in-person event with Jessica Minahan, co-author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors.

Registration:  Register for this event now, spaces are limited!

For more information:  If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Baldwin at jebaldw3@vt.edu or Sue Schulz at sschulz@vt.edu.

Sponsored By: T/TAC at Virginia Tech

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October 22 or 29, 2022

I'm Determined Regional Youth & Parent Summit 2022: Echo Event

Location: Radford University (October 22) or SWVA Higher Education Center, Abingdon (October 29)

Event Information:  This is a one-day event for youth with disabilities and their parents/guardians to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities. The focus of the Summit will be Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness and will be an activity-based day learning how to be more self-determined. This will echo the activities presented at the I’m Determined Annual Youth Summit in Harrisonburg held in June. The event is free to participants and includes lunch as well as travel reimbursement.

Registration:  Coming in August

For more information:  If you have any questions please contact Keli Bradbury at ktbradbury@radford.edu or Suzanne Graham at s-graham@radford.edu.

Sponsored By: T/TAC at Radford University

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November 9 or 16, 2022

Region 6 & 7 Assistive Technology Network Meetings

Location(s):

  • SWVA Higher Education Center, Abingdon (November 9)
  • Jefferson Center, Roanoke (November 16)

Event Information:  School division level assistive technology team members and leaders are invited to this event to network with peers, as well as learn about new tools, strategies, and evidence-based practices in the provision of assistive technology in schools.

Registration:  Coming in September.

For more information: If you have any questions please contact Matthew Newton at matthewn@vt.edu or Holly Love at hollyn@vt.edu.

Sponsored By: T/TAC at Virginia Tech

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November 29, 2022

Assistive Technology Transition Summit

Location:  T/TAC at Virginia Tech, 250 S. Main St #326 Blacksburg VA 24060 (3rd Floor of Kent Square Building, Parking Deck Adjacent, enter from Draper Road.) with a virtual option.

Time: TBA

Event Information:  This panel event will feature representatives from major colleges and universities around the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as state agencies such as DARS and DBVI.  Panel members will provide information to participants on how to prepare for the transition from PK-12 school to post-secondary institutions with assistive technology.

Registration:  Coming in October

For more information:  If you have any questions please contact Matthew Newton at matthewn@vt.edu.

Sponsored By: T/TAC at Virginia Tech

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December 9, 2022

Hacking for the Holidays

Location:  T/TAC at Virginia Tech, 250 S. Main St #326 Blacksburg VA 24060 (3rd Floor of Kent Square Building, Parking Deck Adjacent, enter from Draper Road.)

Event Information:  An annual tradition at this time of year!  Teachers, paraprofessionals, related-service-providers, and families are invited to attend our workshop focusing on adapting toys for children with disabilities.  You provide the toy and we provide the adaptation materials/know-how!  Space is limited to 15-20 participants, so register early!

Registration:  Coming in October

For more information:  If you have any questions please contact Matthew Newton at matthewn@vt.edu or Holly Love at hollyn@vt.edu.

Sponsored By: T/TAC at Virginia Tech