Date: October 26, 2010
Time: 8:30AM to 3:30PM
Location: Jackson (Exact location will be given in acceptance email)
The Department of Education, Division of Special Education, in collaboration with the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, would like to announce another opportunity for training in the field of autism. The Administrators’ Academy is a 2-day training taking place in each region of the state. It is open to 15 participants in each session (a total of 45) and is geared specifically toward building-level administrators (e.g., principals and assistant principals) for the purpose of providing information on best practices for students with autism so that administrators may evaluate programs and provide teacher support. Topics will include: characteristics of autism and how they impact learning; best practices and methodologies and how to evaluate teachers who use them; hot topics in the field of autism; IEP development and making program decisions; the use of behavior support plans; and using available resources.
Professional goals will be developed by each administrator specific to their school at the end of the second day.
Trainings will take place in East, Middle, and West Tennessee, and each participant will receive a certificate for the 12 hours of training. There is no cost for this training. TASL credit will be available. You will receive a letter of acceptance if your application is approved. Please do not assume you are accepted just because you applied.
To register for the workshop, please contact Linda Copas with the Tennessee Department of Education via email or (615) 741-7790.
Application Deadline: September 26, 2010.
For more information, visit:
The Tennessee Department of Education Training site.