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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: 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: 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): 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): 2/1/2019 - 3/29/2019
Description: Where: (Google Classroom) Using the Literacy Instruction for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing webinar series produced in 2016 by the Center on Literacy and Deafness (CLAD) through a Google Classroom, you may access 8 webinars and complete short answer assignments for each, posting some of your work as directed for online discussion with fellow Virginia TODHH. There are also supplemental handouts and/or articles for each presentation to download for your professional use. (CLAD webinars...
Date(s): 2/22/2019 - 3/20/2019
Description: This course was developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID); Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased online access to it for educators in Virginia for a limited time (Feb. 22 - Mar. 20, 2019). Registrants may complete this course at their convenience within the given time frame. Individuals who complete this course, along with an assessment, a course evaluation, and a questionnaire, will receive ASHA or LSLS CEUs and a certificate of completion from CID. This course is being offered in...
Date(s): 2/27/2019 2:00 PM - 2/27/2019 3:30 PM
Description: The early childhood education industry is ripe with investor interest. A highly diverse group of investors and owners are radically changing the landscape of program. Operational trends are changing quickly with new competition and demands from today’s parents. In addition, the market is gaining investment from private equity and real estate investment communities, along with national groups with aggressive objectives. Join early education business expert Kathy Ligon for an eye-opening...
Date(s): 3/4/2019 9:00 AM - 4/8/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Transition University will offer a 4-session online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. Prior to each session, registrants will receive background information and educational materials relevant to that session’s information. Then the session will be offered live online and be made be available online for those who cannot attend the live offering. 24 to 48 hours after each session, registrants will...
Date(s): 3/5/2019 - 4/10/2019
Description: Appsolutely Engaging and Educational: Part 1 – Using iPad Apps with Children with VI and Additional Disabilities, presented by Eric Jerman. This tutorial offers strategies, tips and techniques for using an iPad for educational purposes with students who are visually impaired and may have additional disabilities. Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP, CTLE credits, or Continuing Education credits by completing an online quiz. Target Audience: This is a web-based, self-guided professional...
Date(s): 3/13/2019 8:30 AM - 3/14/2019 3:00 PM, 5/30/2019 8:30 AM - 5/31/2019 3:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Student Services, in partnership with the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports Research and Implementation Center (VTSS-RIC), will offer VTSS Effective Classroom Systems, a two-day professional learning opportunity. One event will be held on March 13-14, 2019, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The event will be repeated on May 30-31, 2019, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The intended audience for this event is school leadership teams, including...
Date(s): 3/16/2019 10:00 AM - 3/16/2019 12:00 PM, 3/22/2019 6:00 PM - 3/22/2019, 3/23/2019 10:00 AM - 3/23/2019 12:00 PM, 3/30/2019 9:00 AM - 3/30/2019, 4/5/2019 2:30 PM - 4/5/2019 4:30 PM, 4/12/2019 6:00 PM
Description: The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) will provide this workshop that will help you identify your child's educational strengths and challenges and also organize important information about him or her, so it will be helpful in planning your education. You will know and learn the seven phases of the special education process and identify the specific actions you can take during the special education process. You will become familiar with the rights to due process and learn ways...
Date(s): 3/19/2019 8:00 AM - 3/20/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The theme for the conference is "A Collaborative Approach to Positive School Climate," and will provide participants information and resources to improve student safety. Participants are encouraged to register in division teams. All participants must check in at the VDOE registration desk on both days - March 19 AND March 20 There is no registration fee for this event.  Breakfasts and lunches are provided free of charge.  Professional learning materials will be...
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): 3/19/2019 7:00 PM - 3/19/2019 8:30 PM, 4/3/2019 6:30 PM - 4/3/2019 8:00 PM
Description: This will be held at 2 different locations on 2 different dates. Learn about VDOE’s I’m Determined Project and their annual I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit. Learn how to incorporate effective self-determination skills into everydaylife at home and in school. Learn how Fairfax County is implementing the I’m Determined Project in its schools Self-Determination is a best practice in education. It puts students at the center of their own lives and prepares them with...
Date(s): 3/22/2019
Description: Details to be announced. Registration Information: VCMS members: Free, VCMS non-members: $20  
Date(s): 3/25/2019 9:00 AM - 3/26/2019 3:00 PM
Description: An exciting opportunity for parents new to the world of Special Education. PEATC's Parent Institute is a great opportunity for Virginia Parents to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together. This event is free, but more importantly, this training opportunity gives participants a chance to engage directly with the presenters who are leaders in their fields. WHO SHOULD APPLY? Parents who are new to the Special Education process interested in taking the next steps towards collaborating as parent...
Date(s): 3/27/2019 9:00 AM - 3/29/2019 3:00 PM
Description: Join PEATC and VDOE for 3 vibrant days to explore and learn valuable ways for communicating with professionals involved with your family. While Special Education is always included it is the NOT the main focus of this training.   We will focus on developing: Strategies for finding and using state and local resources for your family Effective ways to impact outcomes for your family and others Skills from other families who are navigating on a similar path Strategies for engaging families in...
Date(s): 3/30/2019 7:45 AM - 3/30/2019 12:00 PM
Description: Wings for All is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with a disability experience when traveling by air.  The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security and board a plane.  Wings for All also gives airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a...
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): 4/3/2019 4:00 PM - 4/3/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Have you ever been a bit confused about which agency does what to help you prepare your students for life after high school? Join us as representatives of each of the agencies that serve our students with blindness, visual impairment, and/or deaf-blindness gather to give you a summary of services available and who to contact! Put faces together with names, and agencies with roles! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar containing information about joining the...
Date(s): 4/6/2019 9:00 AM - 4/6/2019 3:30 PM
Description: The Family and Youth Leadership Summit brings together parents, youth, community leaders, professionals and policy makers to network, share resources, and discuss topics and issues relevant to family and youth mental health support, resiliency and growing the family and youth voice in Virginia. The day includes breakout sessions/workshops, a self-care corner, expert keynote speakers, and the opportunity to interact with other parents and caregivers who have children, youth, and young adults with...
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): 4/7/2019 11:30 AM - 4/7/2019 2:45 PM
Description: Who? For students grades 1 through 12 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia. Students must be accompanied by at least one parent/adult guardian from 11:30 – 2:45, and are welcome to bring up to three family members (for a maximum of 4 people total attending per family). What? View the play, “Pinocchio” with pre- and post-show sessions, and meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi or deaf/hh. Special features:...
Date(s): 4/8/2019 8:00 AM - 4/9/2019 4:30 PM
Description: Registration is Now Open! 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...
Date(s): 4/8/2019 12:00 PM
Description: Registration Open! If a child is receiving services in an early intervention program, the child may qualify to receive services in early childhood special education. This transition from early intervention to early childhood special education can be an exciting time as it marks growth and new opportunities. Parents may have questions about what will happen during the transition as well as questions about early childhood special education. In this webinar, a description of early childhood special...
Date(s): 4/9/2019 9:00 AM - 4/9/2019 3:30 PM
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), will be hosting Virginia's Advocacy Symposium for professional advocates and parent advocates (paid and not paid) for children with disabilities. The objective of this event is to provide relevant and up to date educational information to professional advocates and parent advocates (paid and not paid) in order to empower them to positively support parents of children with disabilities in Virginia. There are a limited...
Date(s): 4/16/2019 9:00 AM - 4/16/2019 4:00 PM
Description: This event is for military EFMP/SLO staff only!!!   Our FREE EFM/SLO 2019 Training is for the professionals who support military families who have children with special needs. During this training, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about best practices used in supporting military members, trends and topics of interest and concern to military families having children with special needs, and training on the special education process in Virginia.   • You MUST receive an...
Date(s): 4/17/2019 8:00 AM - 4/18/2019 4:00 PM
Description: This event is for military parents/guardians only!!!   This FREE two day workshop is open to all service members and their spouses. This workshop will include vital information for parents/guardians on the special education cycle in Virginia, benefits (SSI, Medicaid, Military), Special Needs Trust, Guardianship and PCSing with an IEP. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will also be presenting on the regulations that govern Virginia’s schools, effective mediation and...
Date(s): 4/17/2019 9:00 AM - 4/18/2019 3:00 PM
Description: Una oportunidad emocionante para los padres nuevos en el mundo de la Educación Especial. El Instituto de Padres de PEATC es una gran oportunidad para que los padres de Virginia se reúnan, colaboren, crezcan y aprendan juntos. Este evento es gratuito, pero lo que es más importante, esta oportunidad de capacitación les brinda a los participantes la oportunidad de participar directamente con los presentadores que son líderes en sus campos profesionales....
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 7:30 AM - 4/25/2019 4:45 PM
Description: This summit has been expanded! There are spots available! To mark the milestone of their 25th anniversary, Voices for Virginia’s Children, working with partners, will host the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. The focus is on both policy changes and practices to prevent adverse childhood experiences and promote resilience. The morning of the summit will feature a keynote by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, founder of the Center for Youth Wellness and author of The...
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): 4/27/2019 9:00 AM - 4/27/2019 2:00 PM
Description: Families formed through foster care, adoption, and kinship care and the professionals who support them, will gather for Spring Forward Family Fun Day and Regional Conference. This year’s theme is Navigating Systems to Build Stronger Families. Held at the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University in Manassas, foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, and social service and education professionals will choose from sessions presented by experts in counseling, education...
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): 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): 5/6/2019 8:30 AM - 5/6/2019 6:30 PM, 5/7/2019 8:15 AM - 5/7/2019 4:30 PM
Description: What?  Heading Forward Together, presented by The Brain Injury Association of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University, is a brain injury conference for professionals (formerly known as the Williamsburg Conference). When? May 6-7, 2019 (the evening of May 5 will feature an optional fun night in Richmond’s trendy Scott’s Addition) Where?  The Westin Richmond, Virginia Speakers: The same great quality of nationally...
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): 6/12/2019 - 6/14/2019
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined project, in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, invites applications for sponsorship to the 13th Annual I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. The selected individuals and a parent/guardian will receive...
Date(s): 6/17/2019 - 6/18/2019
Description: This event is sponsored by Region 5 T/TAC in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education and provides up to 11 contact hours of continuing learning activities. This event may be used to fulfill the continuing competency requirements of the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and the Certification Maintenance Hours (CMH) required for renewal of the ASHA certificate of clinical competence.
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 mid-April 2019.
Date(s): 6/17/2019 8:30 AM - 6/17/2019 4:30 PM
Description: The 4th Annual PreK-Kindergarten Conference, where early childhood teachers and administrators come together to learn best practices for age-appropriate curriculum, assessment and instruction. This year’s conference will use the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program as a framework, providing classroom strategies and resources to help children strengthen their literacy, mathematics, self-regulation and social skills. Participants will leave with materials and practical ideas for use in...
Date(s): 6/24/2019 8:30 AM - 6/28/2019 12:00 PM
Description: The 3-12 Adolescent Literacy Academy will explore ways that reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing can be improved in an educational context. Speakers in this academy will engage participants in reading & writing strategies, a literature based multi-genre project, culturally responsive literacy practices, current novels and films for adolescents, digital literacies such as the Furious Flower Poetry Archive, and much more. By engaging in collaborative activities and examining...