Special Education Collaborative
The SPED Collaborative @ MTSU, is an initiative offering professional development for Special Education teachers, assistants and administrators in PK-12 schools and districts in Tennessee. The SPED Collaborative is part of a broader professional development initiative known as the PK-12 Collaborative @ MTSU, which also includes the ELL Collaborative and the School Counselors Collaborative. The PK-12 Collaborative is offered by the Center for Educational Media and Professional Development in MTSU’s College of Education. We will offer SPED Collaborative sessions during the school year, as well as a summer conference, the SPED Collaborative Summer Academy.
The SPED Collaborative:
- Is participant-driven, with special education teachers identifying the topics of sessions based on their needs
- Is collaborative with special education teachers and administrators serving as presenters to share strategies, materials, programs, technology that have been successful for them
- Promotes professional support networks and individual contacts across districts which is especially beneficial for districts with fewer resources and staff to support SPED students and programs
- Offers multiple PD sessions throughout the school year to address topics and apply new ideas immediately in the school settings
If you would like to discuss topics or presentations for a future SPED event or become a collaborater, please contact Laura.Clark@mtsu.edu
Who's Doing It Well??
Do you know SPED Teachers doing it well? If so, send their contact information to Jenny.Marsh@mtsu.edu