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Date(s): 6/23/2021 9:00 AM - 6/25/2021 1:00 PM
Description: This is the 15th Annual State-wide virtual Professional Development Institute for Professionals and Families Who Support Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. ODUP is Virginia's Go-To event in public school deaf and hard of hearing education. It is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals and parents working directly with students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. ODUP 2021 will focus on effective strategies to positively impact academic outcomes for students...
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: 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: Keys to Independence webpage & Registration- Registration is full for June and July sessions - wait lists are available for any potential openings. This summer, The Arc of Northern Virginia will offer the next Tech for Independent Living training for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The purpose of Keys to Independence will be to provide direct access to, and training on, our suite of online independent living curriculums, including TravelMate,...
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. March 23, 2021, 3–4 p.m. ET: Recruiting and Enrolling Children with Disabilities and Suspected Delays: Challenges and Solutions May 25, 2021, 3–4 p.m. ET: Increased Access, Increased Learning July 27, 2021, 3–4 p.m. ET: Increased Opportunity, Increased Learning...
Date(s): 3/12/2021 3:00 PM, 3/26/2021 3:00 PM, 4/9/2021 3:00 PM, 4/23/2021 3:00 PM, 5/7/2021 3:00 PM, 5/21/2021 3:00 PM, 6/4/2021 3:00 PM, 6/18/2021 3:00 PM
Description: For Families and Early Childhood Providers: This 8-part series will focus on the early identification process, including sessions on using "Learn the Signs. Act Early" materials, resilience frameworks, lessons learned through COVID-19, and cultural considerations. Act Early ECHO provides information and resources about current and emerging knowledge and evidence-based promising practices about the four phases of early identification: family-engaged developmental monitoring, developmental...
Date(s): 4/28/2021 3:30 PM - 4/28/2021 6:40 PM, 5/5/2021 3:30 PM - 5/5/2021 6:40 PM, 5/12/2021 3:30 PM - 5/12/2021 6:40 PM, 8/2/2021 9:00 AM - 8/2/2021 10:30 AM, 8/9/2021 9:00 AM - 8/9/2021 10:30 AM, 8/16/2021 9:00 AM - 8/16/2021 10:30 AM
Description: The Technical Assistance Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (TAC-DHH) at VCU’s Partnership for People with Disabilities will be hosting two virtual See-the-Sound Visual Phonics© events. About Visual Phonics: See-the-Sound Visual Phonics© is a system of 50+ hand gestures that are suggestive of the English sounds they represent, and written symbols that suggest these hand gestures. Visual Phonics is a tool that facilitates the teaching of: Reading through the...
Date(s): 5/15/2021 - 6/19/2021
Description: Early Childhood Academy is a free self-paced course offered by PEATC in collaboration with the VA Department of Education. 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...
Date(s): 5/19/2021 1:00 PM
Description: Want to know more about the Transition from Early Intervention (Part C) to Early Childhood Special Education (Part B)? What are the regulations? What can be decided locally? What makes a child eligible for each program? How can the two systems collaborate to support families? Find out at this online webinar presented by Dawn Hendricks (Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator, VDOE) and Sarah Moore (Monitoring Consultant ITC of Virginia, DBHDS)!
Date(s): 5/20/2021 3:30 PM - 5/20/2021 4:30 PM, 6/17/2021 3:30 PM - 6/17/2021 4:30 PM, 7/15/2021 3:30 PM - 7/15/2021 4:30 PM, 8/19/2021 3:30 PM - 8/19/2021 4:30 PM, 9/16/2021 3:30 PM - 9/16/2021 4:30 PM, 10/21/2021 3:30 PM - 10/21/2021 4:30 PM, 11/18/2021 3:30 PM - 11/18/2021 4:30 PM, 12/16/2021 3:30 PM - 12/16/2021 4:30 PM
Description: Join Meg, Kim, and your peers across the region on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm as we network, share ideas, and learn about new resources in early childhood special education. As part of the series, we will also create and build a digital resource bank.
Date(s): 5/27/2021 1:00 PM - 5/27/2021 2:30 PM, 6/24/2021 1:00 PM - 6/24/2021 2:30 PM
Description: Join your Region 5 TTAC in a two-part virtual professional learning event where we will focus on how administrators can lead, encourage, and support equity audits to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and access for all. Administrators of elementary schools will meet from 1:00–2:30pm on both May 27th and June 24th. Middle and high school administrators will meet from 10:00-11:30am on both dates.
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 and collaboration. 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): 6/15/2021 9:00 AM - 6/15/2021 10:30 AM, 6/23/2021 9:00 AM - 6/23/2021 10:30 AM, 6/29/2021 9:00 AM - 6/29/2021 10:30 AM
Description: Virginia Department of Education has invited Dr. Marilyn Friend to return for a three part 90-minute co-teaching webinar series in June. The series will focus on specially designed instruction in the general education classroom, and strategies and techniques to use across grade levels and subject areas including reading, writing, math, and behavior. These webinars are designed to enhance current co-teaching and inclusive practices. Co-teaching...
Date(s): 6/16/2021 2:00 PM - 6/16/2021 3:00 PM, 6/17/2021 2:00 PM - 6/17/2021 3:00 PM
Description: This webinar will highlight the many ways Head Start programs help children and families heal from traumatic events or overwhelming situations. Discover strategies that contribute to healing in children and families. Explore a variety of resources programs can use, including animations and podcasts. We will offer this webinar in Spanish on June 17, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm.
Date(s): 6/21/2021 8:15 AM - 4/21/2021 12:00 PM, 6/22/2021 8:30 AM - 6/24/2021 12:00 PM
Description: **This Academy is now FULL. Any further registrations received will be added to a waitlist.** The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with James Madison University (JMU), will offer several academies at JMU’s annual summer Content Teaching Academy (CTA). This Academy is designed for elementary school teams of general education and special education teachers who teach reading and mathematics together to enhance all student outcomes, especially students with disabilities...
Date(s): 6/21/2021 8:30 AM - 6/24/2021 12:00 PM
Description: This academy is full. Additional registrations will be added to a wait list. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with James Madison University (JMU), will offer several academies at JMU’s annual summer Content Teaching Academy (CTA). In this Academy, participants will learn about the unique complexities of working with students with special needs and explore a variety of innovative hands-on instructional strategies through engaging collaborative learning activities....
Date(s): 6/21/2021 10:00 AM - 6/24/2021 3:00 PM
Description: Special Education Teacher Support Academy – Special Education Instructional Coach (SETSA): FULL Early career special education teacher registration is now closed. The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center at James Madison University, in partnership with the James Madison University’s College of Education and Content Teaching Academy, is sponsoring a Special Education Teacher Support Academy (SETSA) (Virtual).  The goal...
Date(s): 6/21/2021 12:15 PM - 6/21/2021 4:00 PM, 6/22/2021 12:30 PM - 6/24/2021 4:00 PM
Description: This Academy is now FULL. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with James Madison University (JMU), will offer several academies at JMU’s annual summer Content Teaching Academy (CTA). This Academy is designed for mathematics and special educator school teams working together to enhance student outcomes, especially for students with disabilities, by focusing on improving content understanding, pedagogical strategies, co-teaching strategies, and specially designed...
Date(s): 6/23/2021 9:00 AM - 6/23/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Registration for this event is closed. The event is full. Please contact Yvonne Skingley at skinglyx@jmu.edu or 540.568.6746 if you have any questions or to be placed on the waitlist. This virtual conference will feature two tracks for speech-language pathologists focusing on social-emotional learning using the Kimochis program. A beginner track is available for those not experienced with Kimochis and an advanced track is available for those who have already had training in Kimochis. Cost: $25...
Date(s): 6/23/2021 1:00 PM - 6/23/2021 2:30 PM
Description: Synopsis: Children's literature is a fantastic resource for helping children make real-world connections in culturally and linguistically diverse early childhood classrooms. Using diverse books with classroom activities influences young children’s perceptions about diversity and helps them accept differences that exist in society. Objectives: Examine diversity standards that early learning programs can adopt to honor and respect children and families from diverse cultures. Learn to...
Date(s): 6/28/2021 8:30 AM - 7/1/2021 12:00 PM
Description: **This Academy is now FULL. Any further registrations received will be added to a waitlist.** The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with James Madison University (JMU), will offer several academies at JMU’s annual summer Content Teaching Academy (CTA). This Academy is designed for school teams of English and Special Education teachers working together to enhance all student outcomes, especially students with disabilities. The Academy will be held virtually on...
Date(s): 6/28/2021 12:30 PM - 7/1/2021 4:00 PM
Description: This Academy is now FULL. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with James Madison University (JMU), will offer several academies at JMU’s annual summer Content Teaching Academy (CTA). This Academy is designed for middle school and high school science and special educator school teams working together to enhance all student outcomes. All sessions will be conducted virtually from 12:30 - 4 p.m. on June 28 - July 1, 2021. 
Date(s): 7/11/2021 - 10/11/2021, 7/13/2021 8:30 AM - 7/13/2021 11:30 PM, 7/20/2021 1:00 PM - 7/20/2021 5:00 PM
Description: This interactive session incorporates the latest growth mindset research with practical strategies teachers can use in their classrooms to inspire students to engage and overcome unfinished learning. Participants will use VDOE materials to create math unit self-monitoring checklists that enhance students’ self-awareness and determination. High leverage practices that create positive class learning environments will be shared. By the end of this session, teachers will have materials and...
Date(s): 7/13/2021 10:00 AM - 7/13/2021 12:00 PM, 7/13/2021 12:30 PM - 7/13/2021 1:30 PM
Description: Learn about or refresh your knowledge of the Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model, a model that can transform whole classrooms and help inclusion flourish. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how itinerant service delivery goes beyond direct service provision and more importantly, includes the roles of consultant and coach. Participants will unpack the 5 essential roles of the itinerant teacher and identify how a skilled teacher can work effectively...
Date(s): 7/15/2021 10:00 AM - 7/15/2021 3:00 PM
Description: CCSS 2021 Virtual - Registration filled to capacity. 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. This year, CCSS will be a virtual one day conference on July 15, 2021, 10:00...
Date(s): 7/17/2021 8:00 AM - 7/17/2021 12:00 PM, 8/14/2021 8:00 AM - 8/14/2021 12:00 PM, 9/1/2021 8:00 AM - 9/1/2021
Description: PEATC (Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center) in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to offer SEAC trainings aimed at helping SEAC members understand the role of the local Special Education Advisory Committee in Virginia and to build a more efficient and effective advisory committee. This training will include information on: SEAC in Virginia SPED Regulations SEAC Roles and Responsibilities Building Your Local SEAC Organization Tips for SEACs How to be...
Date(s): 8/12/2021 3:30 PM - 8/12/2021 5:30 PM, 8/19/2021 3:30 PM - 8/19/2021 5:30 PM, 8/26/2021 3:30 PM - 8/26/2021 5:30 PM, 9/2/2021 3:30 PM - 9/2/2021 5:30 PM, 9/9/2021 3:30 PM - 9/9/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is currently the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness for children in the United States. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services is collaborating with the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) and statewide programs for sensory disabilities to provide a series of professional development and training webinars on CVI. Registration is now available online through July...
Date(s): 9/13/2021 - 9/20/2021
Description: Military service members and their families are resilient and resourceful, many also face unique challenges and have special considerations related to the service of their country. When military families have a student with a disability, it adds another layer of complexity accessing information and supports, while ensuring their students receive a free, appropriate public education. PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, invite military service members and their...
Date(s): 10/25/2021 - 10/28/2021
Description: The International Early Childhood Inclusion Institute has become one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. For 20 years, the Institute has drawn people from across the nation and around the world to Chapel Hill to learn about the latest research findings, models, and resources that guide inclusive policy, professional development, and practice; to develop collaborative...