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Description: Course Overview "Get Ready for College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities" is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the college preparation, selection, and disability services process. These online lessons contain video presentations and resources that can be used to equip students and others with the knowledge and skills for the transition to postsecondary education. Topics include the differences between high school and college, postsecondary education...
Description: Prescription drug abuse is a growing issue, and opioid abuse is now the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. With one in five high school seniors reporting that they have misused prescription drugs, reaching students early is now more important than ever. Prescription Drug Safety is an innovative digital course that arms high school students with the knowledge and tools to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to prescription medications. Through interactive scenarios and...
Description: This is an online course designed to answer frequently asked questions about the foundational concepts of trauma informed practice for educators and educational leaders. Childhood trauma affects the physical, emotional, and social development of children and adolescents. In order to minimise harm, teachers and school leaders need to respond appropriately using trauma-informed practices and policies. In this course, you will: explore the impact of trauma on students and understand the...
Description: This four-part course is designed for faculty and professional development providers to enhance educators’ understanding and use of explicit instruction. The course includes the following modules: Modeling and Practicing to Help Students Reach Academic Goals Supporting Practices: Using Effective Methods to Elicit Frequent Responses Supporting Practices: Providing Immediate Specific Feedback and Maintaining Evaluating Use of Explicit Instruction to Support Students’ Academic Needs...
Description: Course Overview Work-Based Learning: Changing the Outcomes is a self-paced course comprised of three online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the development and implementation of work-based learning activities for students with disabilities. Lesson 1 - The Big Picture: Provides a broad overview of work-based learning, its importance, and reviews some of the laws that influence work-based learning for students with disabilities. Lesson 2 - The Nuts and Bolts: Provides...
Description: This training is a self-paced online course. The course is provided as a collaboration between the Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence and the Virginia Autism Council. To participate, you need a computer with (preferably high-speed) internet access, Adobe Flash Player software within your browser, and a sound card with speakers in order to listen to the lectures (full text transcripts are provided for all lectures and multimedia). This course is designed for parents and...
Description: About this course: This course will explore the dynamic factors affecting the health and wellbeing of young people around the world, and how important it is for individuals, communities and nations that we improve the health and life chances of this important population group. In this course we will adopt a life-course framework to take a holistic view of youth health and wellbeing. We will explore changing patterns of adolescent health and development, including why adolescence is starting...
Description: Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinar (Recorded) The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provided the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinar. The purpose was to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for early childhood special education (ECSE) programs. Since each division is different, this may include directors, coordinators, specialists, lead teachers, or...
Description: Many educators of young children with disabilities have asked, "How do I teach a 2 or 3-year-old virtually?”  Replicating classroom activities and materials for use in the home is not always feasible or functional. Instead, educators can shift to supporting new learners, the parents and family members of the child. This webinar will explore how educators can utilize a coaching interaction style to help families use daily routines and activities as learning opportunities. Join...
Description: Discuss best-practices in the field of adult learning and discover a range of resources available through the Early Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) and the Head Start Center for Inclusion (HSCI) websites. Identify how to use these resources for professional development and training with Head Start education, disability services, and mental health staff as some programs continue to face social distancing and others prepare to return to in-person programming. The session will include...
Date(s): 1/16/2021 - 2/20/2021, 5/15/2021 - 6/19/2021
Description: Are you the parent of a young child with a disability or delay? Does your child receive Early Intervention (EI) or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services? Do you work with young children with disabilities or do you (or the parents you work with) have questions about navigating the Early Childhood system in Virginia? The Early Childhood Academy, presented by PEATC in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is for you! This FREE self-paced online course is an innovative...
Date(s): 1/27/2021 1:00 PM, 2/24/2021 1:00 PM, 3/24/2021 1:00 PM
Description: The General Assembly session is upon us. Many of Virginia’s youngest learners—especially disadvantaged children—have missed out on early learning opportunities as a result of COVID-19. Additional investments are urgently needed to support young learners to develop the key literacy, math and socio-emotional skills needed to be successful. Come learn about these investments in Virginia's children! The Office of Early Childhood is hosting a series of webinars to assist divisions...
Date(s): 2/4/2021 4:30 PM - 2/4/2021 5:30 PM, 2/11/2021 4:30 PM - 2/11/2021 5:30 PM, 2/18/2021 4:30 PM - 2/18/2021 5:30 PM, 2/25/2021 4:30 PM - 2/25/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Virginia Ability is pleased to partner with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to celebrate Job Shadowing Month. Virginia businesses will take part in a four-week series during February to help students with disabilities explore career opportunities and ask questions.  February 4, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. – Career Cafe #1: Jump Start your Career with Virginia Businesses Spotlighting Southern States, Anthem, Dominion Energy, Performance Food Group, Federal Reserve...
Date(s): 2/6/2021 - 3/26/2021
Description: Winter Registration Transition University will offer a 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. Life is full of transitions. For families of children with disabilities thinking about the future can bring mixed emotions. Some families are just trying to make it through day-to-day challenges and might not feel they have the energy to think about what happens after high school. Others may...
Date(s): 2/8/2021 - 2/25/2021
Description: The 2021 IMD Education Symposium consists of an introduction to self-determination and the I'm Determined project, plus three weeks of learning opportunities. Each week will focus on one topic that will be experienced in two ways: Self-paced modules  - hosted on Canvas Free for Teachers. The modules will open up at the beginning of the week and you can complete the activities when it best suits you! You decide how many activities you want to complete. Live Sessions -...
Date(s): 2/17/2021 3:00 PM - 2/17/2021 4:30 PM, 2/24/2021 3:00 PM - 2/24/2021 4:30 PM, 3/3/2021 3:00 PM - 3/3/2021 4:30 PM
Description: Please Note: At this time, we have reached maximum capacity for the platform, and, as much as we would like to, are not able to admit any more registrations. While we are very excited by the unexpected demand for the series, we understand the frustration of being told registration is closed and apologize for the inconvenience. We are currently working to provide some options for those people who still wish to register. If you are interested, please use the link provided to be placed on our...
Date(s): 2/17/2021 5:55 PM - 2/17/2021 7:00 PM, 2/24/2021 5:55 PM - 2/24/2021 7:00 PM, 3/3/2021 5:55 PM - 3/3/2021 7:00 PM, 3/10/2021 5:55 PM - 3/10/2021 7:00 PM, 3/17/2021 5:55 PM - 3/17/2021 7:00 PM, 3/24/2021 5:55 PM - 3/24/2021 7:00 PM
Description: Middle school-age youth (grades 6-9) are invited to participate in six sessions of LifeSkills Training. Participants will learn healthy habits and build skills. This evidence-based program covers topics such as: self image and self-improvement, coping with anger, making decisions, social skills, assertiveness, communication skills, myths and realities about smoking, alcohol and marijuana, resolving conflicts, advertising, and coping with anxiety. Teens who attend regularly earn gift cards! Class...
Date(s): 2/23/2021 4:00 PM - 2/23/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Registration is full. As shared in the Evidenced Based Specially Designed Instruction in Mathematics Webinar, Schema Based Instruction is an evidenced based strategy for teaching word problem solving to students with disabilities. Participate in this webinar to learn more about this strategy and how to use it effectively with your students! The zoom link will be emailed to the participants prior to the webinar.  
Date(s): 2/24/2021 4:30 PM - 2/24/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Harness the power of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) to boost your inclusive practices! The Ready, Set, Go Team in coordination with TTAC @ GMU is pleased to offer four, 1-hour virtual community of practices for general education teachers and special education teachers who serve students pre-K-12 with disabilities. The community of practices will be aligned with TTAC’s Ready, Set, Go newsletter articles published at the beginning of thesame month. Read the Ready, Set, Go and then join...
Date(s): 2/24/2021 7:00 PM - 2/24/2021 8:30 PM
Description: Dyslexia is a serious reading disorder affecting 5 to 10% of individuals in the United States. However, its causes and the best treatments for it are not well-understood. Dr. Devin Kearns will begin with an explanation of the skills students require for reading success and then address the nature of dyslexia and how it causes reading problems.  Finally, Dr. Kearns will provide guidance about the elements of instruction that are essential for the success of students with dyslexia and how to...
Date(s): 3/1/2021 2:00 PM - 3/1/2021 3:00 PM
Description: Motivating students is a challenge for the most effective and experienced teachers, even in the best of times. But the past year has been anything but the best of times. Most schools are using a mix of remote and in-person instruction, while many others are still using full-time remote instruction or socially distanced in-person learning. The result is that many students are disengaging from school, teacher morale is consistently lower than before the pandemic, and principals are trying to...
Date(s): 3/2/2021 1:00 PM - 3/2/2021 2:00 PM
Description: Decades of research show the positive effects of classroom-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs for children. There’s also broad recognition that benefits are even greater when educators’ SEL is supported and children experience SEL throughout their day: across home, school, and out-of-school time environments, and throughout developmental stages. When implemented holistically – with a coordinated, community-wide, and child-centric approach – SEL can build...
Date(s): 3/4/2021 3:00 PM - 3/4/2021 4:00 PM
Description: David Adams spent almost seven years as the Director of Social and Emotional Learning at Urban Assembly, where he and his team works with a network of 22 urban schools in New York to ensure that all staff and students receive relevant experiences and purposeful instruction to develop the social emotional competencies that impact students’ success in school, work, and life. David’s wide-reaching (and international) experience gives him a unique perspective with how and why...
Date(s): 3/6/2021 9:00 AM - 3/6/2021
Description: The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC), in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), is pleased to announce our 2021 Family Engagement Symposium entitled “Together We Win and Students Soar.” This year’s Symposium will continue to create synergy and robust systems of support for all parents and caregivers of school-aged children (PreK-12), especially children receiving special education services, new and experienced educators,...
Date(s): 3/8/2021 - 3/13/2021
Description: The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)'s Learning Interactive Virtual Event (L.I.V.E.) will transform this year's Convention & Expo from an in-person gathering to an online experience while keeping what you love about this great event. From the comfort and convenience of your home with reduced registration rates and flexible scheduling, CEC L.I.V.E. will bring you: Opening Keynote Presentation with Dr. Tyrone Howard, one of the country's premier experts on educational equity and access...
Description: Webinar 1: Maximizing Student Engagement in Math:  Planning and Assessment using Just in Time Quick Checks and High Leverage Practices  March 9, 2021 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm   Participants will learn: To plan scaffolded lessons using High Leverage Practices (HLPs) To use VDOE’s Just in Time Quick Checks to plan differentiated instruction and scaffolds that are systematically designed toward learning goals.   To embed self-regulation and self-monitoring...
Date(s): 3/9/2021 3:00 PM - 3/9/2021 4:30 PM
Description: An overview of Culturally Relevant Teaching, Related Equity 5 C: Culturally Responsive Presenters include: Maria Burgos, Supervisor of Global Learning and Culturally Responsive Instruction, Prince William County Public Schools
Date(s): 3/17/2021 4:30 PM - 3/17/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Harness the power of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) to boost your inclusive practices! The Ready, Set, Go Team in coordination with TTAC @ GMU is pleased to offer four, 1-hour virtual community of practices for general education teachers and special education teachers who serve students pre-K-12 with disabilities. The community of practices will be aligned with TTAC’s Ready, Set, Go newsletter articles published at the beginning of thesame month. Read the Ready, Set, Go and then join...
Date(s): 3/24/2021 12:00 PM - 3/24/2021 1:00 PM, 3/24/2021 3:00 PM - 3/24/2021 4:00 PM
Description: The Literacy Bill of Rights states that all persons, regardless of the extent or severity of their disabilities, have a basic right to use print. Using the principles of Universal Design for Learning it is possible to facilitate meaningful participation in reading activities by altering access, content, and materials as well as providing communication supports. Positive language learning experiences result when all have access to books. This webinar, designed to introduce participants to a...
Date(s): 3/26/2021
Description: The Urban Assembly and SEL4US invite communities across the globe to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) on the second annual International SEL Day on March 26, 2021. Our theme this year is Building Bonds, Reimagining Community. We know that SEL changes lives. Studies show that SEL provides many benefits to students—from improved social-emotional skills, well-being and behavior to improved academic outcomes—and these results are long-term and global, with...
Date(s): 4/21/2021 12:00 PM - 4/21/2021 1:00 PM, 4/21/2021 3:00 PM - 4/21/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Do you use Google Extensions? Do you want or need a few more tools for your Google Toolbox? Come and learn about over 80 extensions you and your students can use via a Periodic Table of Google Extensions. You will learn about everything from text to speech extensions to brain breaks to tools for productivity. You are guaranteed to learn a few more tools you can use!
Date(s): 4/24/2021 10:00 AM - 5/1/2021
Description: La Cumbre de Alcance Latinx se creó para brindar un espacio seguro de discusión y acción para crear mejores condiciones para la comunidad Latinx a la que servimos en todo el estado de Virginia. Esta cumbre que reunirá a familias y profesionales para una mejor comprensión de la Educación Especial, la diversidad, la cultura y la oportunidad de aprender sobre los desafíos específicos que enfrenta nuestra comunidad. La Cumbre contará con...
Date(s): 5/3/2021 - 5/10/2021
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is pleased to announce our 7th Annual Advocacy Symposium. The 2021 VIRTUAL Advocacy Symposium will provide relevant and up-to-date information to parents and professional advocates (paid and unpaid) that will empower them to positively support parents of children with disabilities in Virginia. Participants will hear about the importance of self-advocacy, the new seclusion and restraint regulations, mental health and social...
Date(s): 5/19/2021 8:00 AM - 5/22/2021
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is pleased to announce our 2021 Behavior Summit for families of children with disabilities that live here in Virginia. This hybrid event will provide relevant and up-to-date information to parents and interested professionals. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the science of behavior, the importance of data in evaluating behavior, and developing strategies to address it. Presentations on Functional Behavioral...
Date(s): 6/6/2021 - 6/21/2021, 7/11/2021 - 7/25/2021, 8/8/2021 - 8/22/2021
Description: The IEP process can be daunting for everyone. School personnel report that they often find IEP meetingsdifficult and stressful. Parents report the same feelings. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts oftheir personal responsibilities, backgrounds, perspectives, and individual concerns, and must navigate allof those while following procedures and regulations. This workshop is designed to help IEP teams build capacity around participating in IEP meetings andcollaboration. Discussion will...
Date(s): 6/12/2021 - 8/6/2021
Description: Summer Registration Transition University will offer a 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. Life is full of transitions. For families of children with disabilities thinking about the future can bring mixed emotions. Some families are just trying to make it through day-to-day challenges and might not feel they have the energy to think about what happens after high school. Others may...
Date(s): 6/23/2021 9:00 AM - 6/25/2021 1:00 PM
Description: Save these dates for the 15th annual Opening Doors - Unlocking Potential (ODUP)! 15th Annual Statewide Professional Development Institute for Teachers of Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, SLPs, and Educators Who Work Directly with Students Who are Deaf and Hard and Hearing ODUP 2021 will be a virtual event with a continued focus on effective strategies to positively impact literacy development and academic outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Vist the ODUP...
Date(s): 7/15/2021
Description: Creating Connections to Shining Stars (CCSS) is a collaborative effort between Virginia's Part C, Early Intervention and Part B, Preschool Special Education programs. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for infants, toddlers, and young children, both with and without disabilities. The CCSS Conference was originally scheduled for July 2021 in Roanoke, Virginia. The full conference has been tentatively...