Virginia Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Center at George Mason University

Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)


Resource Spotlights: 2022-2023 School Year

Just in Time Resources on Timely Topics

September: Resources and Supports for Novice Special Educators

August: Back to School Resources for Success

May: Educator and Family Well-Being

April: Special Edition: SOL and VAAP Resources

March: Assistive Technology IEP Process and Instructional Supports

February: Transition Success for ALL

January: Effective Evidence-Based Mathematics Instruction for ALL

December: Educator and Family Self-Care

November #2: Evidence-Based Behavior Supports

November #1: Effective and Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction for All

October: Special Education Administrator and Coach Supports

September: Mental Wellness

September - Special Edition: VESOL/VAAP

August #2: New Resources For New School Year Success

August #1: Fall Back-to-School and Accelerated Learning Resources

Resource Spotlights 2020-2021

The Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at George Mason University (GMU)

... is part of the statewide system of Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) TTACs. Specialists provide professional development that focuses on improving academic outcomes for students with disabilities through targeted technical assistance (TA) to schools. The goal is to help school personnel gain knowledge and skills to prepare students with disabilities for graduation with a diploma or completion of an appropriate program, and successfully prepare them for post-secondary education, employment, and independent living.

VDOE at GMU TTAC Services Framework

This service delivery framework is organized to illustrate the continuum of special and general education professional learning opportunities provided by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Region 4 Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at George Mason University. Aligned with VDOE initiatives and priorities, each tier of the framework represents increasingly specialized or intensified services. The most frequently accessed services, hyperlinks with expanded information and associated descriptions (click on i) are included to increase stakeholder awareness and understanding of the TTAC services.
To access the TTAC GMU Service Delivery Framework, please click on the graphic to the right.

TTAC Service Delivery Framework

TTAC at GMU in Region 4 provides assistance to the following school divisions:


  • Alexandria
  • Falls Church
  • Manassas
  • Manassas Park
  • Winchester


  • Arlington
  • Clarke
  • Culpeper
  • Fairfax
  • Fauquier
  • Frederick
  • Loudoun
  • Madison
  • Orange
  • Page
  • Prince William
  • Rappahannock
  • Shenandoah
  • Warren

TTAC e-Newsletters

Ready, Set, Go - Success for All

Foundations of Teaching: High-Leverage Practices (HLPs)
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Student Participation in IEP Meetings: Strategies to Increase Student Involvement
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Grow from Solo: Collaborative Instructional Leadership
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A Recipe for a Positive Learning Environment
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What’s My Line? Elevating Sentence Writing Through Structured Literacy
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Embedding Sensory Connections into Everyday Routines
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More Virtual Resources!

In addition to the resources on our TTAC GMU website, we invite you to visit TTAC Online Resources for information and tools and TTAC Online Events for webinars and other online events.