RU World Ready? Global Education Conference 2017

World in the shape of an apple in the palm of a hand. R U World Ready? Global Education Conference 2017: Saturday, August 19 2017

The one-day event is scheduled for Aug. 19 at the university’s Kyle Hall.

“The conference serves the needs of pre-service and practicing educators striving to develop global competencies for themselves as well as their students who will enter a rapidly changing and ever more interconnected world,” said Radford University Assistant Professor Terry Smith, who is conference co-chair along with Radford faculty members Patti Talbot and Glenna Gustafson.

The conference will feature experienced global educators from around the United States, as well as organizations such as National Geographic, Virginia Geographic Alliance, Population Education and UNC WorldView.

Visit the website for more information and to register for the conference.

Conference fees are $45 per attendee, and $25 for students with a Radford University ID.

To learn more about the conference, contact the co-chairs, and


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About Radford University TTAC

VDOE’s state-wide projects with TTACs provide professional development and support designed to assist schools in addressing accountability and improvement goals for students with disabilities.

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Factors that encourage successful outcomes of students with disabilities include:

  • The school leadership and staff have high expectations of all students and embrace inclusion of students with disabilities in all school-related activities.
  • There is collaboration among individualized education program (IEP) team members to develop as well as implement meaningful IEPs.
  • The curriculum is aligned with state learning standards and the aligned curriculum is taught in all settings.
  • There is collaboration among special and general education teachers in planning and delivering research-based, effective, and differentiated instruction.
  • Students use appropriate assistive technology.
  • Positive behavior supports are incorporated in a school-wide approach to discipline.

The TTAC at Radford University serves public schools, teachers, students and parents of Southwest Virginia through assistance that brings about systematic change in the way schools serve children and youth. TTAC services are provided primarily through embedded professional development.

For more information about special education programs and services in Virginia, visit the VDOE Website at