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TRIAD Explicit Instruction: Effective Strategies and Routines - Middle, TN

Date: January 30, 2018 to February 01, 2018

Time: 8:00AM to 3:30PM

Location: Nashville, TN


Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide a three-day hands-on workshop designed specifically for LEA faculty and staff in Tennessee who directly serve students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The purpose of the workshop is to provide educators with knowledge and strategies to better provide academic instruction to their students with ASD.

Participant Requirements

  1. Teach reading, writing and/or math to students in kindergarten through eighth grade
  2. Support students who receive the majority or all of their services in the inclusive or pull-out setting
  3. Educate students who will take the TNReady and perform within 3 grade levels of their current school gradeM/li>
  4. Attend all three days of the workshop
  5. Participate in a three-hour site visit at your school 4-6 weeks after the training*

Training Topics

  • Best practices for academic instruction
  • Routines and supports
  • The gradual relase model
  • Appropriate learning objectives and corresponding instructional activities

Workshop Format

  • Large group instruction, modeling, and discussion
  • Small group application and role play activities
  • Planning and coaching with TRIAD Educational Consultants
  • Individualized goals and action plans

Proof of Attendance

Participants will receive certificates documenting their participation in the Academic and Inclusion Focused Workshop and 21 hours of professional development.*

Follow Up

  • Participate in a three-hour site visit at your school 4-6 weeks after the training*
  • Monthly remote consultations via teleconferencing, phone or email up to 1 hour per month for the duration of the school year.

*Participants must attend all three days of the workshop to be eligible for the site visit and must participate in a stie visit in order to receive a certificate of completion.

**Participants must attend all three days and complete the site visit in order to receive 21 professional development hours.

This workshop opportunity is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education and is available to educators in LEAs in Tennessee at no-cost to participants.

The VKC welcomes persons with disabilities.

Contact kc@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).