Special Education for Administrator Training (SEAT)

Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide a two-day workshop designed specifically for building-level administrators. The purpose of the workshop is to provide administrators (i.e., personnel working within school buildings in an administrative role) with information and strategies to support special education processes and proactively prevent common pitfalls.

Deadline for registration is one week prior to Day 1 of the VIRTUAL workshop, or until full.

Participant Requirements
  1. Work in an administrative role at the building level
  2. Attend the full training
  3. Complete brief online surveys both before and after the training
Training Topics
  • Overview of federal mandates and state policies administrators intersect in special education. Highlighted topics include: prior written notice requirements, IEP meeting requirements and procedures, considerations for least restrictive environment and developing free, appropriate public education for students with IEPs
  • Case law updates, due process characteristics, and implications for administrator practices
  • Common special education pitfalls
  • Proactive, preventative administrator strategies to support in-school special education processes and meetings
Workshop Format
  • Virtual
  • Large group instruction
  • Small group discussion & investigation
  • Application activities
  • Video examples
  • Individualized action plan development for take-away
Online Learning Assignments
  • Online modules (average 15-20 minutes in length) will be utilized during this training as part of collaborative group activities.
  • These modules are housed on TRIAD’s online portal and participants will be given directions for accessing these modules as needed.
Proof of Attendance Participants will receive certificates documenting their participation in SEAT and 12 hours of professional development. TASL credit available [pending approval].*
*Participants must attend the entirety of the training and complete any assigned modules to receive the 12 hours of TASL credit.

This workshop is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education and is available to LEAs in Tennessee at no-cost to participants.



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 2021-2022 school year as educators navigate serving students in a variety of settings.

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