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Summer Professional Development Opportunities
As the school year winds down, many of you may be planning to carve out time during the summer for professional development and to earn CEU’s for recertification. Consequently, in this issue of the T-TAC Network News,various professional development opportunities are highlighted. For example, two online book studies are offered by T-TAC ODU:
 
and  
 
A certificate of completion is provided after completing all chapters. If you are interested in evidence based practices for students with autism click HERE or on the Autism link under the INFO section below. Each link under the INFO section provides PD opportunities for you to explore.  Also, visit  TTAC Online to view various webshop titles of interest. When you finish a webshop, you will receive a certificate of completion. A popular, recent recorded webinar is entitled 50 Ways to Create Accessible Literacy Experiences with Everyday Technologies.
 
AIM-VA webinars
              Teaching Young Students to Write (using speech-to-text) - 5/18/2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Mitchell as she discusses effective strategies for using speech recognition.  This webinar will demonstrate motivating and engaging activities that you can implement and build on so that students can become successful writers without pencils.
                    
In addition to this opportunity, other webinars and resources are available from AIM-VA.
 
T-TAC ODU has an extensive lending library of DVD’s, books, assessments, activity kits, assistive technology, and more. Our free resources also include TACtics (professional development/curriculum units) and online professional development modules (webinars).
 News and Noteworthy
Hands-On Science Instructional Resources 
Click on the link above to access a variety of resources that were developed by the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA). VISTA is dedicated to teaching science using hands-on, problem-based learning (PBL) that enables students to act as “real world” scientists, working in collaborative groups to address timely and exciting issues.
Professional Development Events
 
VCASE: Improving Student Outcomes Through Targeted and Focused Outcomes
May 25-27, 2016
Virginia Beach, VA
 
2016 Child REACH Conference
May 27, 2016
Williamsburg, VA
 
VASCD Conference: Age-appropriate Classrooms for Young Learners(PDF)
June 22, 2016
Salem, VA Civic Center
 
Opening Doors - Unlocking Potential 2016
June 30 & July 1, 2016
10th Annual State-wide Professional Development Institute for Teachers and ohter service providers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Richmond, VA
 
 


 
 
 
 
for more events,
check our website:
ttac.odu.edu
 Announcements
 
The TTAC Online team recently published the following free apps available on iTunes and Google Play:
 
 AT Consideration Guide
 
iTunes (iPad only) 
 
 AIM VA Navigator
 
iTunes (iPhone and iPad) 
 
 AIM VA Eligibility
 
iTunes (iPhone and iPad)
 
Google Play
 
Parents’ Guide to Special  Education Dispute Resolution
 
iTunes
 
Google Play
 
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