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


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 Newsletters

Ready, Set, Go - Success for All

Assessment: Using High-Leverage Practices to Understand and Informt

Assessment at its best forms, guides, and reinforces quality instruction. Without assessment, classroom instruction is like driving in the dark without headlights.
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Inclusion Is a Right

Collaborate, Communicate, Cultivate: Using High-Leverage Practices to Increase Student Achievement.
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Inclusion Is a Right

Early childhood inclusion embodies the values, policies and practices that support the right of every infant and young child and his or her family, regardless of ability, to participate in a broad range of activities and...
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Licensed Behavior Analysts in Virginia Schools
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Families as Partners in Education
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Mindfulness: Teacher Self-Care in the Classroom

Teachers play an essential role in caring for and nurturing their students. The constant giving of one’s self can often take precedence over dedicating time for self-care. Teacher mindfulness is one evidence-based practice connected to enhanced ability to self-regulate cognitive, emotional...
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Special Opportunity!

Attend Future Quest, the biennial college and career conference for middle and high school students with disabilities, their families and professionals who work with them. Future Quest features expert presenters on planning for college, for employment, and for independence.

Representatives from more than 40 organizations, including colleges, will be present. Future Quest will take place at the Johnson Center of George Mason University in Fairfax on Saturday, October 26, 2019. It is FREE, but you must register to attend.

To register and save your place, go to The website also has more information on workshops, the resource fair, keynote presenter, and logistics to help you plan your time.