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2019 TRIAD Executive Functioning Workshop - Middle, TN

Date: February 19, 2019 to February 20, 2019

Time: 8:00AM to 3:30PM

Location: Lebanon, TN


Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide a 2-day hands-on workshop designed specifically for LEA faculty and staff in Tennessee who plan to provide professional development and parent/community trainings within their schools and school systems. The purpose of the “Empowering Learning Communities” workshop is to build capacity and sustainability across the state, equipping participants with resources and activities to be able to lead professional development activities.

Target Audience

  1. Participants must register and attend in teams of three.
  2. Teams should include: at least one district or building level administrator currently serving in an administrative role and responsible for planning and presenting professional development for school staff and/or parent or community trainings.
  3. Teams sholuld also include two additional educators (additional administrators, teachers, consultants, support staff, etc.)

Participant Requirements

  1. Work in a capacity to plan and present professional development to school staff and/or parents and community members
  2. Attend both days of the workshop
  3. Be comfortable accessing an online platform and downloading specific materials from it

Training Topics

  • Understanding executive functioning and a review of strategies and resources available to support these needs for all students, including students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Quality workshop facilitation guidelines
  • Instruction for utilizing prepared TRIAD modules for dissemination

This training will not include direct instruction, discussion, or application of specific strategies used to teach students with ASD. For training opportunities pertaining to those topics, please visit: https://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc/triad/live-training/

Workshop Format

Train The Trainer activities including:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Live modelings
  • Supported large and small group activities
  • Individual planning time
  • Interactive materials

Proof of Attendance

Participants will receive certificates documenting their participation in the Empowering Learning Communities workshop and 12 hours of professional development. TASL Credit PENDING APPROVAL

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).