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T-TAC ODU wishes you a wonderful and relaxing summer.  Don't forget...we are available during the summer months.  Call us at (757) 683-4333 to arrange a visit.  We'd love to hear from you!

June 2015
Professional Development for Educators - Summer Opportunities
Teaching Inclusive Mathematics to Special Learners, K-6 Online Book StudyOffered by: T-TAC ODU Cost: FREE
Would You Like To:

• "See inside the heads” of students needing additional support?
• Have access to strategies and instructional techniques to help
  facilitate learning?
• Identify “look-fors” to help understand and observe student
  strengths and challenges?
This book study will provide both general and special education teachers with a greater understanding of the challenges that special education students may face in the mathematics classroom and offer strategies to address the different needs, with the goal being providing standards-based mathematics instruction to all students.
Click here for additional math learning opportunities 
Collect Meaningful Data on Student Progress - The purpose of collecting data is to provide objective evidence of a program’s effectiveness and to guide instructional decisions. Educators can ensure that they provide meaningful instruction by collecting useful data on students’ progress and then use the data to make instructional decisions. In other words, with meaningful data, educators can adjust their instruction in response to students’ performance
A Quick Snapshot of Apps to Support Literacy Instruction- This 15 minute webinar is a review of the checkout process for the lending library iPads at TTAC ODU and a snapshot of the various literacy apps on the devices to support balanced literacy.
Click here for additional opportunities for teachers of students with autism

If you're new to Assistive Technology, this short, comprehensive module is a great place to start:

Assistive Technology: An Overview
Click here for a list of Assistive Technology Trainings, Webinars, and Podcasts
Early Childhood Behavior Management: Developing and Teaching Rules
This Module includes information on how to create developmentally appropriate behavior rules for early childhood classrooms so that they link to a given school's behavior expectations. The importance of communication with families about rules and expected behaviors is also stressed.
Early Childhood Behavior Management: Developing and Teaching Rules

Click here for additional early childhood opportunities 
To find other topics and FREE IRIS modules, use the IRIS Resource Locator:

Click to search IRIS Center Resources by topic
News and Noteworthy
All T-TAC ODU services are available during the summer.  To learn about our services, please visit our website:
click here: T-TAC ODU
Our Lending Library is available to you year-round.  If you would like to visit our library during the summer, please call Jean Bondy at 683-4333 to arrange a visit.  You can access the library catalog 24 hours a day at the following link:
click here: T-TAC ODU Library
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We look forward to hearing from you this summer!
Upcoming Regional Professional Development Events: 
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June 22 - 25, 2015
The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Science and Health Education and Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in partnership with James Madison University, will again sponsor a collaborative science-inclusion special education institute at the University’s summer 2015 Content Teaching Academy (CTA).
June 23-25, 2015
Dual Language and Transition Challenges
Charlottesville, VA
This year's two-day ODUP Institute will address the challenges of working with students whose family's primary language is other than English. An additional focus of ODUP 2015 is the continuing need to provide strong self-determination skill development to ensure transition programming for students results in positive outcomes.
July 8 - 10, 2015
Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wyndham Hotel
Creating Connections to Shining Stars is a collaborative effort between many state agencies and early childhood programs in Virginia. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for young children, both with and without disabilities. July 8, 2015: Pre-conference & July 9-10: Full conference.
For more information about our events, please see our
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