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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: VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to six more online, self-paced tutorials (90 minutes to 10 weeks), and is making four of them available this semester free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for varying periods of time, depending on...
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): 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): 9/20/2019, 11/22/2019, 1/24/2020, 4/24/2020, 6/18/2020, 8/21/2020
Description: Region 3 Special Education Directors' Meetings Time:  9:00am-12:00noon Dates: Sept 20, 2019- Old Beale Sanctuary Nov 22, 2019- Essex County Jan 24, 2020- Essex County April 24, 2020- Essex County June 18, 2020- Essex County Aug 21, 2020- Essex County
Date(s): 9/26/2019, 11/21/2019, 1/30/2020, 4/30/2020, 6/25/2020, 8/27/2020
Description: Region 2 Special Education Directors' Meetings Time: 9:30am-11:30 or noon
Date(s): 10/1/2019 - 11/22/2019
Description: The Technical Assistance Center for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TAC-DHH) at the Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU is again offer a no cost online professional development opportunity for Virginia TODHH, SpEd teachers and others interested in literacy instruction with students who are d/hh.                             What: Join an online 24/7 Fall Community of Practice on...
Date(s): 10/10/2019, 1/16/2020, 3/26/2020
Description: By Invitation Only. Region 3 Orton-Gillingham Community of Practice (TTAC William & Mary Regions 2 & 3)
Date(s): 10/15/2019 9:30 AM - 10/15/2019 3:30 PM
Description: By Invitation Only. Effective and Sustainable Co-Teaching: Going Beyond the Basics (TTAC William & Mary, Regions 2 & 3) Follow-up Communities of Practices:  December 19, 2019 and February 20, 2020
Date(s): 10/22/2019
Description: By Invitation Only. Date:  October 22, 2019 Time:  9:00am-4:00pm Location:  William & Mary School of EducationProfessional Development Center301 Monticello AvenueWilliamsburg, VA 23185  
Date(s): 10/23/2019 9:00 AM - 10/23/2019 4:00 PM
Description: This interactive session will explore ways to design educational experiences that inspire and challenge learners of all ages and abilities.   Participants will experience instructional activities across all content areas that feature Universal Design for Learning as a framework.  The three core components of UDL will be addressed:   Actively engaging all learners Presenting material in multiple ways to appeal to all learners Providing multiple ways for students to...
Date(s): 10/23/2019 1:30 PM - 10/23/2019 2:30 PM
Description: Traumatic experiences not only impact young children emotionally but they also impact their ability to learn. Early intervention can assist in reducing the impact and in many cases help children recover from traumatic experiences. Early childhood educators can play a vital role in their recovery. This webinar will offer some facts related to the impact of early childhood trauma on a young child’s brain development as well as guidance and strategies for supporting young children thus...
Date(s): 10/23/2019 2:00 PM - 10/23/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Working with parents and families can be a challenge, especially when there are contradictory expectations. It can also be a joyful experience where engaging, life-long relationships are developed and cherished. In this engaging session, author, thought leader and professor, Mary Muhs, will explore family child care, center-based and school-based early childhood programs, can take a new look at how communication can make or break family engagement from day one. Join this webinar to:...
Date(s): 10/24/2019 - 10/26/2019
Description: Learning Forward Virginia (LFVA) is excited to bring the third Project Based Learning Institute to Virginia. Project Based Learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Students learn about a subject by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, challenge, or...
Date(s): 10/24/2019 9:00 AM - 10/24/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The goal of this event is to build a collaborative, learning-focused community of educators to improve students’ learning experiences, resulting in higher levels of student achievement. This collaborative Community of Practice will focus on the following: Networking Collaborating around self-identified interests and issues Participant-driven problem solving Peer Coaching There will be ongoing resource sharing throughout the school year, monthly virtual PD, a shared Google Drive of...
Date(s): 10/24/2019 2:00 PM - 10/24/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Nature-Based Play is all the rage these days. The list of documented benefits that can accrue to children, teachers, families, programs, and from having myriad engaging outdoor experiences is growing longer as this trend spreads into the educational mainstream. If you want to explore where you might fit in this movement and consider myriad ways to expand the role it plays in your program, join us to find just the right pathway for you to nature-based play. This webinar will explore ways to...
Date(s): 10/26/2019 8:00 AM - 10/26/2019 3:00 PM
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): 10/29/2019 7:30 AM - 10/29/2019 3:30 PM, 10/30/2019 7:30 AM - 10/30/2019 3:30 PM, 10/31/2019 7:30 AM - 10/31/2019 3:30 PM, 11/4/2019 7:30 AM - 11/4/2019 3:30 PM, 11/5/2019 7:30 AM - 11/5/2019 3:30 PM, 11/6/2019 7:30 AM - 11/6/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Registration Virginia Tech’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will manage registration. Each division superintendent or designee will select a division-level contact. The division-level contact will identify and register up to eight team members at the site geographically closest among the six offered locations.  Space is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  No more than two members may be registered for each of...
Date(s): 11/4/2019 - 11/6/2019
Description: The Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with the Maryland Center for School Safety and the U.S. Department of Education, will present the 2019 National Threat Assessment Conference for Educational Institutions. This conference is highly recommended for national and state leaders, school superintendents, school administrators, school mental health professionals, teachers, counselors, higher education personnel, and...
Date(s): 11/7/2019 9:00 AM - 11/7/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Target Audience:  Teams of 3-4 individuals who are identified as leaders in ASD within their school division. Event Information:  Our Learning Boost will be presented by Jennifer Sherman, an OT with Intercept Health in Roanoke.  The topic will be trauma-informed sensory practices.  Holly Nester will be sharing "Drive-Thru Menu" sensory cards for our Tech Tip. This will be a really good meeting and an especially great follow up for those of you who were able to attend the...
Date(s): 11/8/2019 9:00 AM - 11/8/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Target Audience:  Teams of 3-4 individuals who are identified as leaders in ASD within their school division. Event Information:  Our Learning Boost will be presented by Jennifer Sherman, an OT with Intercept Health in Roanoke.  The topic will be trauma-informed sensory practices.  Holly Nester will be sharing "Drive-Thru Menu" sensory cards for our Tech Tip. This will be a really good meeting and an especially great follow up for those of you who were able to attend the...
Date(s): 11/9/2019 9:30 AM - 11/9/2019 2:30 PM
Description: Who? For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf/hard of hearing from any school in Virginia. Students are welcome to bring 1 sibling in the same age group. What?   A day of fun science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who also have hearing loss. Special features: Science Educator, Brita Hampton of Virginia Beach Public Schools, and a chance to visit the Fall Family Resource Fair being held by VSDB Family Resource Center! Complete...
Date(s): 11/12/2019 - 11/13/2019, 2/4/2020 - 2/5/2020
Description: English Learners (ELs) are a growing segment of the student population for many divisions across the Commonwealth. As part of the Virginia Department of Education’s ongoing effort to support school and division personnel in planning and implementing effective programs for English Learners (ELs), a two-day training – Leading Schools for English Learner Achievement – will be presented at two locations. During this training, school leaders will explore policy; instructional...
Date(s): 11/13/2019 1:00 PM - 11/13/2019 2:30 PM
Description: As research indicates children learn at a rapid pace in their early years, it is crucial to offer a productive learning environment. A well-organized classroom that includes developmentally appropriate space, materials, activities, expectations, and interactions encourages young children with a developed set of skills to negotiate the tools provided and get along with their peers. This webinar will offer some key success strategies and guidance methods to create a secure and positive classroom...
Date(s): 11/13/2019 2:00 PM - 11/13/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Working with children who exhibit challenging behavior is no easy task! While there are hundreds of popular strategies and methods that promise to help reduce challenging behaviors, very few are as simple as the four common-sense steps our presenter, Rachel Wagner, will present in this powerful webinar. Join us to learn new skills to help young children (ages 3-8) learn about their feelings, gain self-control and reduce challenging behavior. Rachel will walk you through the four steps...
Date(s): 11/15/2019 10:00 AM - 11/15/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The fall open house will provide educators (both current and pre-service), parents, related service providers, students, and anyone else interested in our services an opportunity to tour our library, meet T/TAC staff, have hands-on interaction with assistive technology and augmentative communication devices, and learn more about T/TAC's mission. Staff will be available to answer your questions and demonstrate the technology.
Date(s): 11/22/2019 8:00 AM - 11/22/2019 4:00 PM, 1/28/2020 8:00 AM - 1/28/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Language Use in Language Arts: Connecting Content and Language is intended for English Language Arts and Reading teachers, coaches, and specialists, who have English learner(s) in their class(es) or on their caseload.  The one-day training will include activities that model and engage participants in research-based, interactive instructional strategies for enhancing grade-level, standards-based instruction for ELs. Participants will explore topics related to building literacy through...
Date(s): 12/10/2019 1:00 PM - 12/10/2019 2:30 PM
Description: The Census Bureau has projected that by 2020 half of the population of young children in early learning programs and schools will come from diverse backgrounds. Therefore, it is of high-priority that early childhood educators meet the needs of children coming from differing cultural backgrounds. The programs that acknowledge the diversity of the children and families they serve also understand the benefits of promoting cultural awareness. In this webinar, educators will reflect upon questions...
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): 3/18/2020 2:00 PM - 3/18/2020 3:30 PM
Description: “Get children outside more!” It seems a common phrase lately with a growing awareness for bene?ts of experiences with nature. Yet, the reality is it’s easier said than done. Yes, there are many bene?ts to children and teachers alike by integrating nature into the preschool curriculum. There are also opportunities for integrating nature in even more frequent and meaningful ways. For example, providing daily experiences in natural areas beyond the fenced play area. Yet there are...
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)