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From our Lending Library
 
"Feelings"
Theme-based Activity Kit
 
The "Feelings" kit contains a variety of activities, AT and AAC devices, books, and visual supports to help students discuss and describe their feelings.  
 
We have 30+ Theme-based Activity Kits that include lesson plans and activities that help get your students engaged and participating.
 
 
Upcoming Professional Development Events
 
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Annual Conference
April 25-28, 2018 - Washington, DC
 
Blending Technology to Enhance Movement Can Increase Learning for all Students
April 26, 2018
Virtual TechKnowledgy
 
Video Games: The Common Thread Among Students
May 2, 2018
Virtual TechKnowledgy
 
Effective & Sustainable Co-Teaching: Going Beyond the Basics
May 8, 2018
Portsmouth, VA
 
Necessary Components of Successful AAC Consideration
May 9, 2018 (part 1)
May 10, 2018 (part 2)
Virtual TechKnowledgy
 
Dream It. Do It. Virginia Robotics and Cyber Academy
June 25-29, 2018
 
Find us on Facebook
April/May 2018
Top Tech Savvy Tips for Teachers
 
Technology is a major component of our lives; used daily at home, work, and school.  Knowledgeable use of technology creates opportunities for students to live easier, faster, and smarter livesWe can help our students by learning about, and teaching appropriate use of, technology.  T-TAC ODU asked our specialists to comment on the technology tools that they find helpful for learning. Consider updating your toolbox with our specialists' top technology tips.
Announcements
Thank You, Kerry Lambert!
 
We congratulate Dr. Kerry Lambert on her retirement from the Training & Technical Assistance Center at Old Dominion University. Dr. Lambert has been affiliated with the center since 1980, when it was one of the original VDOE technical assistance centers, and was named its director in 1995. 
 
Dr. Lambert’s work has made a lasting impact. She was in the forefront of recognizing the impact of early intervention, and led the TAC5 team to develop professional development for early childhood professionals.  As
T-TAC ODU and its scope grew, she led the center’s specialists in building capacity of educators to implement evidence-based practices for the benefit of ALL students. 
 
Family adventures await her in South Carolina. We wish her fun, relaxation, and plenty of sunshine!  
 
Kerry’s retirement adventure begins…click to send her a message!
 
Word cloud of best wishes for Kerry Lambert
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The T-TAC ODU team wishes a fond farewell to our colleague and friend, Trish Momtsios.  She brought great experience, expertise, and energy to her role at T-TAC.  Trish, who served as our Autism Specialist and as a coordinator on the Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined Project, has chosen to return to the classroom.  While she will be greatly missed, we know that Trish will have a remarkable impact on her new students and colleagues.       
News and Noteworthy
April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month! Engaging, real-world activities and lesson plans for Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12as well as podcasts and videos are available for classroom use.
 
April is also National Autism Awareness Month.  In honor of the more than 3.5 million Americans who live with an autism spectrum disorder, the Autism Society has compiled a variety of resources including historical perspective, an electronic newsletter, and contact information for local affiliates.
 
National Occupational Therapy Month is recognized in April as well.  Occupational Therapists support a variety of activities that help students participate to the fullest in schools.
 
May is recognized by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) as Better Hearing and Speech Month.  Review their resources for celebrating in May.
Save the DateProblem Solving Using Visuals
August 2, 2018
Hampton, VA
 
The 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning emphasize student exposure to a variety of problem types when solving single and multi-step practical problems. Using visual models provides the scaffolding that students need to successfully comprehend and solve word problems. 
 
Save the Date
Write On, Write Now

August 15, 2018
Portsmouth, VA
 
This workshop will address the task of writing in the collaborative classroom and offer assistive technology solutions for the student who struggles with writing. Watch for registration information in the next issue of the E-News.   
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