TRIAD Training Opportunities 2020-21

TRIAD provides interactive training and consultation for administrators, teachers, paraeducators, school psychologists, and other professionals serving Tennessee students in K-12 school settings. Learn more about upcoming workshops below. Click the arrows to see descriptions.

Please note: Due to the ever changing reality of COVID-19, TRIAD services are subject to change in terms of service delivery. We are committed to continuing to provide the highest level of coaching and support possible during these uncertain times for the entirety 2020-2021 school year as educators navigate serving students in a variety of settings.


Blue = Early Childhood     Green = School-Age    Orange = Online Learning

Facilitators teach tangible autism supports to implement immediately upon returning to the early childhood special education classroom. *This workshop is in the process of being moved to an online format.

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Intended for lead preschool educators who teach in an inclusive classroom. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to embed into their classroom environments and instruction. Teachers willing to invest time and who are serious about enhancing their practice should apply. *NOTE: This course is closed to teachers who have attended previous Model Classroom trainings in Franklin, Sharon, and Oak Ridge.

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Provides a virtual learning opportunity designed specifically for school-based personnel directly involved in their school or district’s autism eligibility processes and have already attended one of VKC TRIAD’s ADOS-2 Clinical Trainings. Participants will learn to improve autism eligibility procedures in a district at all stages of the process through a self-guided usage of an online interactive toolkit paired with consultative support from TRIAD psychologists throughout the year.

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Several offerings for educators who want to focus on academic instruction. Apply to request more information.

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A flexible, highly individualized coaching relationship between a TRIAD consultant and a special or general education teacher to help implement evidence-based practice (token systems, schedules, visuals) into portions of their school day to increase student independence and engagement. Coaching is flexible, depending on participant goals and needs.

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Ideal for schools focused on strengthening core instruction to increase learning outcomes for all students and committed to building internal capacity among its faculty through coaching support.

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Provides coaching and consultation related to improving tertiary behavior supports for students with the most severe problem behavior. TRIAD provides support throughout the year; requires significant time commitment from participating schools.

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A virtual learning opportunity for educators who are interested in addressing mental health needs in the classroom and directly work with or provide consultation to students with autism. This project aims to increase knowledge about the co-occurrence of autism and mental health concerns and to support implementation goals around strategies to address the needs of students with ASD and mental health concerns in an educational setting. This will involve participating in four virtual communities of practice with self-guided learning assignments.

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Two-day workshop designed specifically for paraeducators to better serve students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in kindergarten through high school settings.

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Two-day training intended for building-level principals and assistant principals interested in increasing their special education legal knowledge and gaining strategies to detect and prevent common pitfalls which often lead to litigious situations. Participants will develop a personal toolbox of strategies and resources to build their special education capacity. 12 hours of TASL credit is available.

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  • Academic
    This student-specific services aims to help teachers tailor academic instruction to best meet an individual student’s needs utilizing remote observation, coaching, and planning. Educators work alongside TRIAD consultants to assess, create reasonable goals and learning targets, and deliver high-quality instruction.
  • Behavior
    Provides year-long coaching and consultation related to improving tertiary behavior supports for students with the most severe problem behavior, TRIAD has a couple of service models that might be worth considering. Requires significant time commitment from participating schools.

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Professional development for educators wanting to develop skills to support students with complex communication needs through self-paced online learning, 1:1 remote coaching, and online group learning. NOTE: This service is not intended for student-specific consultation. If you need assistance supporting a student with complex communication needs who is currently demonstrating significant challenging behavior that interrupts learning the majority of the day, then we would like to support you through student-specific behavior consultation. *If you are not an SLP or SLT, please see the Foundations Strategy Coaching service.

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A virtual partnership that uses online learning tools and remote coaching to help school-based teams plan, implement, and monitor social skills instruction within a multi-tiered system of supports framework. NOTE: If your school isn’t currently using a MTSS framework to provide academic and/or behavioral supports, we can help you connect with additional training before applying to join the social skills cooperative (e.g., TBSP, HLP). *If you are an individual wanting to focus on social skills interventions, please see the Foundations Strategy Coaching service.

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Online professional development opportunity for system-wide paraeducator support with flexible coaching options to meet the needs of your school system. Provides administration with the information and tools to facilitate professional development in evidence-based practices.

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A seven-part webinar series that will help participants with transition planning for students. Each webinar will focus on a transition-related topic and include access to a topical “expert” who can share additional insight and answer participant questions. Small group breakout discussions will be integrated into each webinar to help support participants as they plan to use these modules independently. Participation in all seven webinars is required. Participants will be expected to view each module on their own prior to the webinar and spend time working on individual implementation plans.

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TRIAD offers Brief Online Training Sessions (BOTS) to provide information on evidence-based practices for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Check our online learning portal to access these free trainings and resources.

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Webinars are intended to create a professional learning community that engages participants in interactive learning opportunities through live video training. Each year our webinars include a variety of topics that will enhance professional knowledge in serving individuals with ASD. Participants receive a certificate of completion after attending our webinars and are provided the opportunity to engage with TRIAD consultants for coaching and feedback during the online events.

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