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Through a combination of asynchronous recorded videos, online activities, and follow up coaching opportunities, the "BE READY" series is designed to provide resources and strategies to address many of the common questions educators in our regions have about working with students virtually during the 2020-21 school year.  Content included in this series specifically addresses:

If you have any questions about this series, please email the content area coordinators or ttac@vt.edu.

This series will focus on creating a positive, safe, and healthy classroom through connection and community building.  Attendees will learn about how important environment, expectations, and routines are during this challenging return to school, while also focusing on self-care.

Access to this webinar series is free, but registration is required as it is possible to earn professional development hours by completing it.  The link below will take you to the registration form.  Following submission of your registration, you will be directed to the webinar content.  Please email Margo Vaughan (mvaug74@vt.edu) or Jennifer Baldwin (jebaldw3@vt.edu) for more information.

This is a two part webinar that introduces speech language pathologists to ways for developing and utilizing interactive activities for both in person and virtual therapy sessions.  Virtual therapy platforms, using technology to create engaging activities, reinforcement, and taking data during therapy sessions are some of the topics discussed.  A note taking tool and resource list accompany this webinar. 

Access to this webinar series is free, but registration is required as it is possible to earn professional development hours by completing it.  The link below will take you to the registration form.  Following submission of your registration, you will be directed to the webinar content.  Please email Holly Nester (hollyn@vt.edu) or Kathleen Wright (kathleenw@vt.edu) for more information.

This webinar was recorded live and edited into three parts with the goal of professional development material for administrators, all teachers as well as co-teaching teams, either individually or as a community of practice. This can be used in your division, your school, your department, or at any grade level. Attendees will learn about the High Leverage Practices (HLP’s) in Special Education, the importance of HLP #16, explicit instruction (EI), in all learning environments followed by videos of these practices in action.

Access to this webinar series is free, but registration is required as it is possible to earn professional development hours by completing it.  The link below will take you to the registration form.  Following submission of your registration, you will be directed to the webinar content.  Please email Helen Barrier (hbarrier@vt.edu), Sue Schulz (suschulz@vt.edu), or Jennifer Baldwin (jebaldw3@vt.edu) for more information.

This virtual session will walk you through multiple resources and conversations around meeting the individual needs of your students with disabilities through the use of Specially Designed Instruction. Highlighted are the HLPs, explicit instruction, and intensive instruction, which are crucial for effective SDI lesson design.

The components of this webinar include:

  • 1 hr Webinar Overview for your own professional development.

  • Companion slides with independent exploration including videos, linked documents, resources.

  • Planning options for professional development utilizing these resources.

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The VDOE's State Assistive Technology Network will be presenting a series of webinars during July and early August focusing on strategies for providing therapy in virtual environments and document and instructional material accessibility.  The topic schedule for these webinars will be:

  • Tuesday, July 7 at 11:00am - Microsoft Word and Google Document Accessibility.
  • Wednesday, July 8 at 12:00pm - Exploring Platform Options for Virtual Therapies.
  • Wednesday, July 15 at 12:00pm - Coaching Facilitators to Maximize Virtual Therapy Sessions.
  • Tuesday, July 21 at 11:00am - Powerpoint and Google Slides Presentation Accessibility.
  • Wednesday, July 22 at 12:00pm - Interactive Activities to Keep Students Engaged During Virtual Therapy Sessions.
  • Tuesday, July 28 at 11:00am - PDF Accessibility.
  • Thursday, August 6 at 11:00am - Video Accessibility.

Please visit the Techknowledgy Homepage to register for these free events or download the fliers below for more information.  If you miss one of the live events, don't worry.  Each webinar will be recorded for later viewing!

If you have any questions about any of these resources, please email the associated coordinators or ttac@vt.edu.