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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: English Learners (ELs) are a growing segment of the student population for many divisions across the Commonwealth. To provide support for schools to serve the needs of this group, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering online Train-the-Trainers modules through WIDA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This eWorkshop is designed for principals, coaches, and teacher-leaders. It includes pre-recorded modules and all materials needed for eight months (16 sessions). These sessions...
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): 8/13/2019 3:00 PM - 8/13/2019 4:30 PM, 9/10/2019 3:00 PM - 9/10/2019 4:30 PM, 10/8/2019 3:00 PM - 10/8/2019 4:30 PM, 11/5/2019 3:00 PM - 11/5/2019 4:30 PM, 12/10/2019 3:00 PM - 12/10/2019 4:30 PM
Description: As a follow-up to the 2019 Virginia is for ALL Learners Education Equity Summer Institute, VDOE will host a monthly #EdEquityVA Webinar Series focused on equity strategies and resources available to school divisions. Through the diverse expertise of VDOE's partners and presenters, the goal is to offer relevant and engaging sessions to Virginia educators. August 13, 2019: Applying an Equity Lens to Data you Already Collect (DIY Equity Dashboard), Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Piver-Renna, VDOE...
Date(s): 8/13/2019 4:30 PM - 8/13/2019 6:30 PM, 8/20/2019 4:30 PM - 8/20/2019 6:30 PM
Description: This two-part webinar will provide participants with an overview of UEB technical concepts.  Topics will include formatting, grade one indicator use, and transcription of basic to advanced mathematics.  Resources for UEB technical material transcription will be shared.  Participants should have a strong foundation in literary UEB transcription and preliminary UEB technical skills.   Presenter:  Dr. Kimberly Avila is the professor-in-charge and coordinator of the Virginia...
Date(s): 8/21/2019 3:00 PM - 8/21/2019 4:30 PM
Description: This session will provide information for schools and community organizations seeking to assist families who have children with disabilities navigate the support systems that are available to them. Participants will be able to: List strategies for authentic engagement with families who have children with disabilities and/or special health care needs Describe resources that are available to educate and assist families List ways that schools and other organizations can support families as they...
Date(s): 8/22/2019 2:00 PM - 8/22/2019 3:00 PM
Description: Join this first webinar in a three-part series to find out how Head Start and Early Head Start programs can support children, especially exposed infants, and families impacted by opioid and other substance use disorders. Explore substance use and substance use treatment in pregnancy. Discover ways to support infants experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS). Topics for the webinar include: The importance of medically assisted treatment...
Date(s): 8/26/2019 - 8/28/2019
Description: The CIT International Conference brings together law enforcement, mental health providers, advocacy groups and others committed to building and enhancing CIT programs in their community. This three-day conference offers over 90 workshops on implementing and sustaining a CIT program; CIT in urban, rural, and frontier communities; creating partnerships to serve children, adolescents and adults; jail and prison diversion; crisis response system solutions; and much more. NAMI's Scholarship...
Date(s): 8/26/2019 10:00 AM - 8/26/2019 11:00 AM, 8/26/2019 1:00 PM - 8/26/2019 2:00 PM
Description: Registration The Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety (VCSCS) is hosting a two part K-12 Threat Assessment Webinar with a focus on: an overview of the process and best practices in Virginia, and the process once a threat is identified. Who should attend? This online training is being offered to K-12 threat assessment team members and others who assist with behavioral threat assessments.   Participants will receive instructions for joining the webinar via email. Topics...
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...
Date(s): 8/30/2019 8:00 AM - 8/30/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Join PEATC and VDOE in Richmond, Virginia for the 2019 Court Involved Youth Symposium where we will continue to engage community members around topics related to Juvenile Justice, promote disability awareness, emphasize the rights of students with disabilities, and encourage policies and protocols that support capacity building in educational settings. Attendees could have various roles: school administrators, court involved youth staff members, parole officers, school resource officers,...
Date(s): 9/3/2019 12:00 PM - 9/3/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Hearing so much about infant mental health or social emotional development these days? Join us for this two part webinar to explore attachment and temperament and the role of trauma in early life. Learn strategies to build parent/provider capacity to support their little ones.    Note: You will automatically be registered for Part II- Foundations of Social Emotional Development - TEMPERAMENT on November 5, 2019 when registering for September.  
Date(s): 9/5/2019 2:30 PM - 9/5/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Access to websites is essential in today’s digital environment for obtaining information, downloading data, sharing media, obtaining goods and services, and making other transactions. Many websites, however, remain off-limits to people with disabilities, particularly those with sensory impairments, because they are not structured and coded properly for accessibility. It is important that websites support assistive technologies used by people with disabilities, such as screen-reading and...
Date(s): 9/11/2019 2:00 PM - 9/11/2019 3:30 PM
Description: At times, children’s challenging behaviors are a mismatch between the social & emotional demands of the classroom and their ability to be part of a classroom community. Just like children learn to walk, to recite the alphabet, and to put on their own shoes; they must learn the social & emotional skills they need to navigate the early childhood classroom. There are many ways that teachers can respond to challenging behaviors; but only some of them actually TEACH children the skills...
Date(s): 9/12/2019 8:30 AM - 9/12/2019 9:00 AM, 9/12/2019 1:30 PM - 9/12/2019 2:00 PM
Description: This is an opportunity to chat about how to facilitate 1:1 and group reflection about EI practices with staff using a new resource guide. A few other professional development resources will be highlighted that can be used to keep the discussion going!  Audience: Local system managers, supervisors, mentors/trainers, faculty, anyone interested in staff development Times: 8:30-9:00am or 1:30-2:00pm (same pop-up, two opportunities to fit it into your schedule)
Date(s): 9/14/2019 8:00 AM - 9/14/2019 1:30 PM
Description: PEATC views this Summit as an opportunity to provide youth with disabilities (ages 12-22) and their parents the opportunity to gather valuable information from presentations and exhibitors, to network and to connect with other families. Youth and parents should leave the PYE Summit feeling empowered by the experience. The goals of the Summit are to increase parents' capacity to help their children with disabilities improve their secondary school learning and post-secondary outcomes and to...
Date(s): 9/18/2019 - 9/19/2019, 11/6/2019 - 11/7/2019, 11/19/2019 - 11/20/2019
Description: This fall, the Virginia Cross-Sector Professional Development (VCPD) Team is coordinating three Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) Training Institutes. Practice-Based Coaching is an evidence-based cyclical process for supporting practitioners’ use of effective practices that lead to positive outcomes for children and/or families. If you are unfamiliar with PBC, check out these resources: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/professional-development/article/practice-based-coaching-pbc. The...
Date(s): 9/18/2019 2:00 PM - 9/18/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Finally! There’s research on online documentation technology systems and their impact on classroom practice and family engagement and communication. Presenter Mary Elizabeth Picher, MA, MEd, PhD, will reveal the exciting results of her study on the use of digital documentation technology in Ontario’s Kindergarten Program. Dr. Picher will reveal surprising answers to the biggest questions administrators have about online systems that support teachers’ use of pedagogical...
Date(s): 9/25/2019 2:00 PM - 9/25/2019 3:30 PM
Description: This webinar will provide the background and rationale for using a coaching interaction style in early childhood programs to build the capacity of parents, teachers, and other care providers to promote child learning within the context of everyday routines and activities. In this powerful webinar, the presenters, Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Shelden, will share the evidence-based characteristics of coaching practices and discuss strategies that can be used by all early...
Date(s): 10/1/2019 8:00 AM - 10/4/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Registration Why attend DEC 2019? Learn about why hundreds of professionals and family members in early childhood special education and early intervention attend our annual conference. The keynotes, sessions, and poster sessions offer the opportunity to learn from experts in the field. Making the case for support of travel, funding, and time off to attend DEC 2019 requires a solid understanding of the benefits. The conference is not only an opportunity for you to gain new insights and...
Date(s): 10/4/2019 8:00 AM - 10/4/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Registration The theme for the conference is - Coaching: Purposeful Planning for Visible Impact 2019 Conference Strands  John Almarode, author and professor at James Madison University, will deliver the keynote and will facilitate additional sessions. Coaching for Effective Teaching: Enhance instruction with research informed teaching practices. Enhancing Math Leaders' Skills: Work with adults, facilitate PLCs and grade level meetings, evaluate curriculum materials and technology...
Date(s): 10/26/2019
Description: Future Quest is a FREE college and career conference held every two years for middle and high school students with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them. The conference is organized by George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Transition Coalition. One of the largest events of its kind in Virginia, Future Quest features more than 40 workshops and 40 exhibits related to successful life after...
Date(s): 2/5/2020 - 2/8/2020
Description: The conference planning guide (available soon) will help you find out how to: Earn professional development hours (PDH’s) Connect with other special educators Access cutting-edge technology and resources  
Date(s): 4/15/2020 - 4/17/2020
Description: "Partnering for Equity, Opportunities and Excellence" Network with hundreds of educatiors from around the nation to learn innovative techniques, new ideas, and best practices for culturally relevant family engagement strategies. Super Early Bird Registration - $450.00 per person ( April 6, 2019 - July 31, 2019)       Early Bird Registration - $525 per person  Late Registration - $575 per person (after January 14, 2020)