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Date(s): 1/17/2019 3:00 PM - 1/17/2019 4:30 PM
Description: As concern for literacy learning heightens in educators of all students, we look to practices that promote a variety of strategies to meet the curriculum requirements of students with special needs. Technology used for literacy support is growing in practice. Teachers need ways to make informed choices amid all of the products that are being promoted for literacy in education. This session will connect the technology tools with functional skills in supporting reading and writing development....
Date(s): 1/26/2019 - 4/10/2019
Description: This training module demonstrates a wide range of teaching strategies used to provide effective instruction to students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. Participants will earn 10.0 ACVREP, CTLE credits, or Continuing Education credits by viewing eight designated videos, reading corresponding material, and taking online quizzes. This bundle has no hand-in assignments. Target Audience: This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for TVIs, O&Ms,...
Date(s): 1/26/2019 - 2/26/2019
Description: Early Childhood Education Service Delivery: Routines-Based EI An introduction to using routines to provide vision/sensory specific services in providing early intervention and early childhood services. Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP, CTLE credits, or Continuing Education credits by completing an online quiz. After the registration period ends, you will receive a voucher (coupon) code, and can then take the course at your convenience from any location, within the time period allotted.*If you...
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: 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: Access to Success, a free online course from the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) at the University of Kansas, is designed to help college students with disabilities learn about their rights and responsibilities in the post-secondary environment under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and to develop self-advocacy skills for obtaining the supports and accommodations needed to be successful.
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: 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: Overview The Mathematical Mindsets course helps educators inspire and boost math achievement. You’ll learn the latest neuroscientific research on the best methods by which students learn math, as well as the specific methods and approaches you can use to successfully help your students develop a growth mindset. In this class, Dr. Jo Boaler will provide visual examples of how she taught mathematics to 6th and 7th grade students using these effective techniques. The teaching intervention,...
Date(s): 9/18/2018, 9/28/2018, 10/17/2018, 10/18/2018, 10/19/2018, 11/7/2018, 11/8/2018, 2/6/2019, 2/7/2019, 2/25/2019
Description: In order to ensure that Virginia’s students are able to demonstrate the higher-level skills reflected in the Profile of the Virginia Graduate, which encompasses the five C’s, it is essential that educators be prepared to actively support the design and implementation of high-quality performance assessments. (Performance-based assessments measure subject-matter proficiency and the ability of students to apply the content and skills they have learned.  Performance-based...
Date(s): 10/19/2018, 2/25/2019
Description: This two-day workshop will equip teacher leaders and administrators with the tools to support quality implementation of performance assessment in their schools. It is designed especially for (1) central office instructional leaders and (2) school-based instructional leaders such as coaches, team leaders, and department chairs. Many districts are sold on the idea of performance assessments, but become “lost in the weeds” when it comes to evaluating the quality of locally-developed...
Date(s): 1/16/2019 10:00 AM - 1/16/2019 2:00 PM, 2/5/2019 10:00 AM - 2/5/2019 2:00 PM
Description: Parents and caregivers have certain goals in mind when their children go to school. Regardless of whether or not their children have disabilities, all parents want them to learn, explore, and experience as much as they possibly can. Parents strive for their children to complete their public education, obtain a diploma, and be fully prepared to move on toward their chosen path, whether that is immediate employment, higher education, or something else. In order for your child to achieve these...
Date(s): 1/15/2019 4:00 PM - 1/15/2019 5:00 PM, 1/31/2019 7:00 PM - 1/31/2019 8:00 PM, 2/7/2019 4:00 PM - 2/7/2019 5:00 PM
Description: The information provided in this webinar will go beyond the the scope of the VDOE Introduction to Desmos webinars. This session will dig deeper into the use of the Desmos Graphing Calculator for instruction specifically in the subject of GEOMETRY. Participant space is limited.  Registrants will receive a follow up email providing webinar log-in information. Cost: Free
Date(s): 1/16/2019 7:00 PM - 1/16/2019 8:00 PM, 1/28/2019 4:00 PM - 1/28/2019 5:00 PM, 2/5/2019 4:00 PM - 2/5/2019 5:00 PM
Description: The information provided in this webinar will go beyond the the scope of the VDOE Introduction to Desmos webinars. This session will dig deeper into the use of the Desmos graphing calculator during instruction, specifically in the subject of ALGEBRA ll. Participant space is limited.  Registrants will receive a follow up email providing webinar log-in information. Cost: Free
Date(s): 1/17/2019 - 2/17/2019
Description: Pediatric Audiology: The Basics Understanding the communication needs of a student with hearing loss starts with a basic knowledge of what he can and cannot hear. This 38 minute course is a stand-alone audiology primer, essential for early intervention providers, teachers, pediatric speech-language pathologists and others who work on the educational team of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. This short course covers how the ear works, how to read an audiogram, the kinds of testing used to...
Date(s): 1/22/2019 7:00 PM - 1/22/2019 8:00 PM, 2/4/2019 4:00 PM - 2/4/2019 5:00 PM
Description: The information provided in this webinar will go beyond the the scope of the VDOE Introduction to Desmos webinars. This session will dig deeper into the use of the Desmos graphing calculator during instruction, specifically in the subject of ALGEBRA 1. Participant space is limited.  Registrants will receive a follow up email providing webinar log-in information. Cost: Free
Date(s): 1/24/2019 3:00 PM - 1/24/2019 4:30 PM
Description: The presenter will share ideas for creating practical integration plans and strategies that you and your staff can use to promote literacy learning with your children and students who use augmentative and/or alternative communication systems. This webinar integrates the model of participation process with the practices of balanced literacy instruction. Examples will be given of students who use their AAC systems in the learning and demonstration of literacy skills. Through these illustrations...
Date(s): 1/30/2019 - 2/1/2019
Description: The Ounce of Prevention Fund is pleased to host the Eighth National Home Visiting Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs. We invite researchers, advocates, policymakers, and practitioners in the joint pursuit of advancing the home visiting field. It will be an engaging three days where attendees have an opportunity to address key issues facing the field and share best practices and lessons learned.
Date(s): 2/9/2019 9:00 AM - 2/9/2019 11:00 AM
Description: This workshop will discuss difficult behaviors associated with spectrum disorders. Information will be provided regarding how these children interpret and respond differently to sensory and environmental stimuli. A variety of classroom strategies will be presented to help manage behavior problems that not only help those on the spectrum, but benefit ALL children. Cost: $20.50
Date(s): 2/19/2019 3:00 PM - 2/19/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Presented by Paula Kluth, Ph.D., Author of “You’re Going to Love This Kid!” Sponsored by Brookes Publishing Are you a general educator new to teaching students on the spectrum? Or a special educator who is seeking ways to create better inclusive experiences for students? Or possibly a speech therapist or occupational therapist who is increasingly providing push-in services in K–12 classroom? If you replied “yes” to any of these questions, this...
Date(s): 2/20/2019 2:00 PM - 2/20/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Teachers often see products of the Project Approach, and wish they knew how to implement it. Some teachers may believe they cannot use the Project Approach, because they serve students with disabilities, while other professionals are unsure of how to get started. In this webinar, Project Approach and Special Education experts Drs. Sallee Beneke and Michaelene Ostrosky, will share insights into the potential of the Project Approach to support young learners in inclusive classrooms. They...
Date(s): 2/21/2019 8:00 AM - 2/22/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The ADOS-2 has become the standard instrument for assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across age, developmental level, and language skills. Virginia Treatment Center for Children offers training on the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) to help assess and diagnose ASD. This workshop will provide detailed, initial training for people who plan to use the ADOS-2 in clinical or school settings. These trainings are appropriate for psychologists,...
Date(s): 2/28/2019 8:30 AM - 2/28/2019 3:00 PM
Description: The 2019 Whole Child Institute will focus on Social-emotional learning for adolescents and teens, grades 6-12. Featured are keynote speaker Dominique Smith, students from Girls for a Change, and Virginia educators who are excelling in this area of practice. Event fee: $180.00
Date(s): 2/28/2019 9:00 AM - 2/28/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Spend a day with desmos, learning how to integrate this interactive tool into your instruction! During this workshop you will be given the opportunity to explore this exciting new instructional tool according to your own level of prior experience as a user of desmos and for the specific grade/course that you teach. Starting in the Spring of 2019, desmos calculators will be available on Virginia’s Standards of Learning mathematics assessments: Grade 4-Algebra II EOC testing. This...
Date(s): 3/5/2019 8:00 AM - 3/5/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The ADOS-2 has become the standard instrument for assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across age, developmental level, and language skills. Virginia Treatment Center for Children offers training on the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) to help assess and diagnose ASD. This workshop will provide advanced training for people who already use the ADOS-2 in clinical or school settings. This training is intended for anyone who has already received...
Date(s): 3/8/2019 - 3/9/2019
Description: This year's conference will focus on the following four strants: Teaching with the New Standards This strand will focus on implementing the new standards. Sessions will illuminate the differences from the old to the new Mathematics Standards of Learning and provide new exemplar ideas for teaching, and assessing the new standards. Sessions may include activities that will help teachers implement the recently adopted computer science standards. The standards of focus should come from the following...
Date(s): 3/9/2019 8:30 AM - 3/9/2019 4:00 PM
Description: A conference designed for persons with brain injury, caregivers, and professionals. Registration will open January 7, 2019  
Date(s): 3/14/2019 - 3/16/2019
Description: The conference will be held in Roanoke, VA.
Date(s): 3/19/2019 8:00 AM - 3/19/2019 3:30 PM, 3/20/2019 8:00 AM - 3/20/2019 3:30 PM
Description: March 19, 2019 – Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed. Make Social and Executive Functioning Skills Stick! Practical Strategies to Teach Your Students Immediately! This seminar will provide you with strategies and lesson plans for teaching social skills to school-age students, many of which can easily be replicated the day after this seminar in your own classroom! This training will provide participants with concrete explanations regarding the social relation areas of difficulties experienced by students...
Date(s): 3/22/2019
Description: Details to be announced. Registration Information: VCMS members: Free, VCMS non-members: $20  
Date(s): 4/2/2019 - 4/4/2019
Description: The Annual Training Conference is the VAHSA's signature event, held each spring. It draws 100s of Head Start staff, families and community supporters for 2 1/2 days of training and networking. Keynote Speaker: Walter S. Gilliam is the Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center. He is a member of the board of directors for ZERO TO THREE, Child Care Aware of America, and the...
Date(s): 4/3/2019 - 4/6/2019
Description: The conference begins Wednesday, April 3 with the Annual Meeting Opening Session followed by the MET Celebration in SoCal (tickets required). Enjoy three exciting days of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, product demonstrations, and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers. The latest teaching trends and topics will include: Assessment: Eliciting and Using Student Thinking Building on Students’ Strengths: Practices That Challenge, Engage, and Empower...
Date(s): 4/6/2019 9:00 AM - 4/6/2019 11:00 AM
Description: Even young children can experience stress and anxiety. Inappropriate behaviors and meltdowns can be the result of this stress. All children will benefit from learning self-calming skills, but for some children, learning this skill is so essential to their success at school that it's important for teachers to focus on it as well. Learn how to help a child identify with their emotions and access calming strategies before they become “out of control”. Cost: $20.50
Date(s): 4/8/2019 - 4/9/2019
Description: This 2-day conference will feature local and national presenters highlighting assistive technology (AT) solutions for young children through high school aged students. Learn ways to infuse new and familiar AT into daily instruction to increase student participation and strengthen learning opportunities. Explore the exhibits, share resources and network with others. This conference is designed for general and special educators, related services personnel, assistive technology teams, instructional...
Date(s): 4/17/2019 2:00 PM - 4/17/2019 2:45 PM
Description: Employment specialists should understand and be proficient at developing specific workplace supports to ensure a customized employee completes negotiated job tasks. This webcast will provide a review of validated instructional strategies that can be used to develop the workplace supports necessary for job task completion.  Specifically, the webcast will review how to develop a task analysis and use validated instructional strategies that promote the acquisition and maintenance of negotiated...
Date(s): 4/25/2019
Description: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is the founder and CEO of Center for Youth Wellness. She has earned international attention for her innovative approach to addressing adverse childhood experiences as a risk factor for adult diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. Her work has demonstrated that it’s time to reassess the relationship between poverty, child development and health. She recently published The Deepest Well. Voices is teaming up with a number of key partner organizations. We...
Date(s): 4/27/2019 8:00 AM - 4/27/2019 4:00 PM
Description: INCLUSIVE PRACTICES FOR ALLThe opening session of the VCLD Symposium will host a panel of experts from across the state speaking on ADHD, ASD, co-teaching, early childhood education, EBD, LD/dyslexia, and current special education issues in today’s schools. Breakout sessions will include practical suggestions for teaching students with varying exceptionalities. Attendees will leave the conference with materials and strategies to add to their teaching toolbox. YOU’RE INVITED!General...
Date(s): 4/30/2019 - 5/3/2019
Description: The 16th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference promises to be another highly rated inspiring professional development opportunity. Use this as your professional development days.  Learn effective interventions for young children from a wide range of experts. Return to your community refreshed & revitalized with new strategies to help young children. Be inspired by wonderful keynotes & presentations that will allow you to learn methods to...
Date(s): 4/30/2019 - 5/3/2019
Description: The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) and the Pyramid Model Consortium are pleased to bring you this unique and inspiring professional development experience. NTI's format is designed to provide an in-depth learning experience built around the Pyramid Model. The Institute brings together experts from around the country who skillfully present three-hour workshops offering practical, ready-to-use information on social and emotional development. It...
Date(s): 5/7/2019 - 5/9/2019
Description: The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs—and an enduring impact. For over 15 years, the Inclusion Institute has drawn people from across the country and around the globe to Chapel Hill to learn about the latest research findings,...
Date(s): 6/2/2019 - 6/5/2019
Description: Empowering early childhood professionals with fresh ideas and insights to participate in and facilitate the highest quality professional development.
Date(s): 6/17/2019 8:00 AM - 6/18/2019 4:00 PM
Description: June 17 & 18, 2019 Two day event at Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, Waynesboro Registration will open spring 2019.
Date(s): 6/26/2019 2:00 PM - 6/26/2019 2:45 PM
Description: Join Richard Kriner and Nancy Brooks-Lane for a spirited conversation about the Commonwealth of Virginia's statewide efforts to increase the employment outcomes for youth and adults with the most significant disabilities. Over the past year,  the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (VA DARS) and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) braided funding and resources for a statewide competency-based Discovery and Customized...
Date(s): 7/17/2019 - 7/19/2019
Description: Creating Connections to Shining Stars 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. Registration will open 2/1/2019.
Date(s): 8/28/2019 2:00 PM - 8/28/2019 2:45 PM
Description: Customizing jobs happens everyday in businesses across the country.  When  skills and interests of job seekers with disabilities are matched with work tasks that meet a business need, it is a win-win for all involved.  This webcast will highlight customized employment case studies through the perspective of an employee with a disability, their manager and employment specialist.  Hear how an individual's interests and skills were identified, a business was approached and tasks...