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2019 TRIAD Early Childhood Empowering Learning Communities Workshop - East, TN

Date: February 13, 2019 to February 14, 2019

Time: 8:00AM to 3:30PM

Location: Greenville, 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. This is a 2-day workshop with exact dates and location still pending.

Target Audience

  1. Participants must register in teams of two to three members and teams should include at least one district or building level administrator who is currently serving in an administrative role and who is responsible for planning and presenting professional development to school staff and/or parent or community trainings
  2. 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 and 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
  • Please note that 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

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Live modeling
  • Supported large and small group planning 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).