Registration is now open for the Partners in Education Conference (formerly the Special Education Conference) which will be held February 10 – 13, 2014, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. Our conference title has changed to “Partners in Education: A continuum of services for ALL children”. This new title reflects the belief of our division that all students are general education students first and that the services offered through other educational areas are part of the continuum of services to meet the needs of ALL children.
This year’s conference will focus on Response to Instruction and Intervention, Common Core State Standards in the area of English/Language Arts, and Best Practices for Instruction and Intervention. The conference will feature informational sessions as well as work shop sessions to provide as much support as possible for educators as they strive to meet the needs of students. The optional Transition Summit will be held on February 10, 2014, and registration for that event is included in the conference registration.
Online registration is available at http://www.cvent.com/d/64qlvr. Registration is open until January 15, 2014, or until capacity is filled.
2013 Annual SPED Conference:
Monthly calls to special education supervisors present an opportunity for the department to share new information, reinforce current best practices, and provide a forum for special education supervisors to have a voice in a structured manner.
Memorandum - Memos from the Division of Special Education
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic-Tennessee Chapter (RFB&D) & Learning Through Listening- Are you, as a teacher, parent, or student dealing with issues of blindness, visual impairment, learning disability, or physical disability that hinder using standard textbooks? If so, read on and access the recommended links. RFB&D has, for more than 60 years, provided audio educational assistance to print-disabled students. That means students who are blind or visually impaired, or who have learning disabilities, or students with certain physical disabilities that hinder their ability to use standard print. RFB&D has more than 46,000 digitally recorded education titles covering all subjects, from Kindergarten through Graduate School. Schools or individuals can access the library through memberships and play our books through software, handheld or desktop CD players, and now even by downloading our books to portable media devices such as mp3 players. Independent research studies by major universities have documented significant improvements by students using RFB&D materials.
VSA Arts of Tennessee - VSA Arts of Tennessee is a statewide nonprofit organization with a mission to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in and express themselves through the arts and arts education. We offer artist residencies, professional development for educators, competitions/scholarships in music and writing, exhibitions and performances.
Evaluation and Consultation Services - For Students With Severe or Complex Vision or Hearing Disabilities