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Date(s): 10/11/2019 9:00 AM - 10/11/2019 10:00 AM
Description: To conclude Attendance Awareness Month, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer a webinar for school leadership to address the importance of attendance to student success and discuss Chronic Absenteeism as a measure in the Virginia Standards of Accreditation. The webinar will be offered on September 27, 2019, from 9a.m. - 10 a.m. The following topics will be covered: What is Chronic Absenteeism? Why does Chronic Absenteeism Matter? How are the performance level indicators for...
Date(s): 10/10/2019 2:00 PM - 10/10/2019 3:30 PM
Description: In 1983, Fred Rogers delivered his ?rst keynote address for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, where he asked the audience, “Do you ever wonder if you have made a difference?” More than three decades later, that question continues to resonate among many early childhood educators. This webinar is a re?ection and discussion of what it means to make a difference in today’s early care and education contexts. Presenters Dana Winters, Ph.D., from...
Date(s): 10/9/2019 9:00 AM - 10/9/2019 3:30 PM
Description: This VASS workshop will help teachers and administrators broaden their understanding of how performance assessments (PA) and tasks can be developed as part of a balanced assessment system. During the workshop, Jay McTighe and Chris Gareis examine the qualities of effective PA as well as explore their potential to enhance instruction, provide deeper learning, and assess the outcomes outlined in the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. The workshop fee is $210 for each participant....
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): 10/4/2019 7:30 AM - 10/4/2019 3:30 PM, 10/5/2019 8:00 AM - 10/5/2019 12:00 PM, 10/5/2019 1:00 PM - 10/5/2019 3:00 PM
Description: Featuring Dr. Robert Brooks, clinical psychologist and faculty member from Harvard Medical School who presents to audiences of educators and health/mental health professionals internationally on the topics of motivation, resilience and relationships (drrobertbrooks.com) Friday, October 4th  7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for Education Professionals and Mental Health Providers The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in School Aged Children Additional afternoon breakout sessions on...
Date(s): 10/2/2019 9:00 AM - 10/2/2019 1:00 PM, 10/10/2019 9:00 AM - 10/10/2019 1:00 PM
Description: This is an opportunity for principals and assistant principals to share experiences and resources focused on special education with the goals of improving instructional and behavioral outcomes for your students with IEPs, as well as reinforcing the work of general and special education teachers and support staff. Our goal is to build a regional network that meets regularly throughout the school year. The network members will guide the discussion, topics, and resources focused on special...
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): 9/27/2019 8:00 AM - 9/28/2019 4:30 PM
Description: A 3-Part event focused on disseminating skills to behavior analysts, teachers, and parents who want to do better with addressing flexibility, regulation, and coping skills for their learners. DAY ONE: Elevating Skills in ACT: An Experiential Workshop with Tommy Parry, M. S., M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, LMHCAAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has a broad base of research with over 300 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) demonstrating compelling results across a wide range of populations and behavioral...
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): 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): 9/14/2019 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): 9/12/2019 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): 9/11/2019 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): 9/5/2019 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): 9/3/2019 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): 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): 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): 8/26/2019 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): 8/26/2019 - 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): 8/22/2019 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): 8/21/2019 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): 8/13/2019 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): 8/12/2019 - 8/15/2019
Description: The 2019 Summer Math Institute will be held August 12-15 for K-12th grade math instructors. Offering elementary, middle and high school teachers, and related professionals an exciting opportunity for learning with math experts.  The Summer Math Institute is a model of instruction that allows all students to be engaged in the mathematics classroom and for all students to realize their abilities as mathematicians.
Date(s): 7/30/2019 6:00 PM - 7/30/2019 8:00 PM
Description: This workshop will provide information on waivers as they relate to special education services. The event is FREE, and RSVPs are requested. RSVP by emailing Seko Varner (sVarner@nps.K12.Va.Us ).
Date(s): 7/30/2019 2:00 PM - 7/30/2019 3:30 PM
Description: **Special Session in Celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act**This session will feature two unique perspectives on the evolution, current status, and future direction of the law. Disability rights attorney, John Wodatch, served 42 years in the Federal government, where he co-authored the ADA’s comprehensive disability rights regulations and created and led the Department of Justice's section in charge of enforcing the law. As the former director of the...
Date(s): 7/22/2019 - 7/25/2019
Description: Teacher Application & Principal Recommendation- These forms are no longer available. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Special Education Instructional Services in consultation with the Office of Humanities, is seeking K-6 Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, and Reading Specialists to participate in a Multi-Sensory Structured Literacy Instruction project during the 2019-2020 school year. Again this year, approximately 100 teachers will be selected...
Date(s): 7/18/2019 3:00 PM - 7/18/2019 4:00 PM, 7/25/2019 3:00 PM - 7/25/2019 4:00 PM
Description: For families who use visual language with their deaf child, there’s so much more to learn than just vocabulary. Many parents learn to converse well with their adult peers and teachers, but they quickly find that communicating with a young child is a completely different challenge. Young children don’t watch, look away too soon, or worse - give you a blank stare! In this webinar, we will learn intentional language teaching strategies that families can implement to help their young...
Date(s): 7/17/2019 - 7/19/2019
Description: Registration is Now Open! 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. A dedicated website is now available for you to book your hotel rooms online. Through this website you can book,...
Date(s): 7/11/2019 - 7/12/2019
Description: English Co-Teaching Pre-Registration Application The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE’s) Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in collaboration with the Office of Humanities, will again sponsor the English Co-Teaching Academy: Addressing Non-Fiction and Writing in the Co-Taught Classroom. The Academy is designed for school teams of English and Special Education teachers working together to enhance all student outcomes, especially students with disabilities. The...
Date(s): 7/9/2019 2:00 PM - 7/9/2019 3:30 PM
Description: SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) invites you to join a training webinar designed to assist community organizations* in building long-term capacity to meet the needs of the people they support before, during, and after a disaster. Presenters will guide the audience through disaster preparedness training using a suite of training materials developed by BRSS TACS. They will emphasize the role of organizations at each stage...
Date(s): 7/9/2019 - 7/11/2019
Description: This is the sixth annual coaching academy for principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, mentor teachers, and school and central office teacher leaders who want to improve their coaching skills and cultivate more professionally stimulating work environments for adult learning in their schools! 50 seats available Coffee at 8:30, Academy 9:00-3:30 Daily Cost: $550
Date(s): 7/8/2019 - 8/2/2019
Description: Computer Science for Virginia is a partnership between the VDOE and CodeVA, providing free professional development to all Virginia public school teachers. Offerings through this program include preparation to teach Advanced Placement courses, high school courses and elementary and middle integration specialist training academies. This professional development is offered at different locations in the Commonwealth.
Date(s): 7/1/2019 12:00 PM - 7/1/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Many kids who learn and think differently struggle with things like planning, organization, and working memory. But you can build these skills with a variety of strategies, games, and activities. Join psychologist Kristin Carothers, PhD, to learn about the key skills involved in executive function and how you can boost your child’s executive functioning skills.
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): 6/26/2019 8:30 AM - 6/27/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Information & Registration- One space available 6/5/2019 The AMSET academy is designed for mathematics and special educator co-teaching teams working together to enhance student outcomes, especially for students with disabilities. The academy will focus on: improving teacher content knowledge with foundational and current math research; expanding teachers understanding of effective special education pedagogy and specially designed instruction in mathematics; enhancing practical experiences...
Date(s): 6/26/2019 - 6/28/2019
Description: Registration Open - June 26-28, 2019! ODUP2019 13th Annual State-wide Professional Development Institute for Teachers of Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, SLPs and Educators Who Work Directly with Students Who are D/HH This year's ODUP Institute, Virginia’s Go-To event in d/hh education is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing (TODHH) and educators who work directly with students who are d/hh. ODUP 2019 will...
Date(s): 6/24/2019 12:00 PM - 6/24/2019 1:00 PM
Description: With summer break upon us, the constraints of the school year are gone. This can lead to behavior challenges for kids with ADHD. Mark Griffin, PhD, will be providing tips and answering your questions about ADHD and behavior.
Date(s): 6/24/2019 8:30 AM - 6/25/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Information & Registration The SPI in Biology academy is designed for biology and special education teachers to expand and enhance the performance of students with disabilities in more inclusive classroom settings. The academy will include discipline area content sessions as well as combined pedagogy sessions with opportunities to model effective instructional strategies and co-teaching practices to address the needs of students with...
Date(s): 6/24/2019 8:30 AM - 6/25/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Information & Registration- spaces available 6/5/2019 The Co-Teaching Elementary Reading/Math CTERM(K-5) academy is a two-day academy designed for elementary school general and special education teacher co-teaching teams who work together during math and reading instruction. The purpose of this academy is to enhance student outcomes by improving content understanding, pedagogical strategies for mathematics and reading, collaboration/co-teaching strategies, and specially designed instruction...
Date(s): 6/24/2019 - 6/28/2019
Description: Registration is no longer available. 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...
Date(s): 6/24/2019 - 6/28/2019
Description: Registration - Spaces Available 6/5/2019 The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Instructional Services and Office of STEM, in collaboration with James Madison University, are sponsoring the 2019 Adapted Physical Education Content Teaching Academy (CTA). Requirements that are specific to this grant-funded CTA: Health and Physical Education teachers may enroll for attendance only credit of 30 hours (local school divisions will convert the hours to...
Date(s): 6/24/2019 - 7/26/2019
Description: Registration is extended until June 15th for the 2019 Summer Learning Academy covering critical topics including restorative justice, implicit bias, technology, ELL best practices and Universal Design Learning. The sessions run Mon.-Fri., from 9am-4pm each day, with a one-hour break for lunch. They will take place at the VCU School of Education in Oliver Hall.Each course will yield participants a certificate of 40 hours of work that can be submitted for recertification points per your...
Date(s): 6/21/2019 8:00 AM - 6/21/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The Alternative Media Bootcamp at Virginia Tech will be held this year on Friday, June 21. First hosted in 2017, we’re bringing back this exciting opportunity to learn uncontracted, contracted and Nemeth Braille. We’re also expanding the program to include a second track on accessible educational materials (AEM). It will include up-to-date information on how to create, source or test educational materials for accessibility. Both tracks are appropriate for K-12 and...
Date(s): 6/17/2019 12:00 PM - 6/17/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Positive self-esteem can make a big difference for kids with dyslexia. In this webinar, clinical psychologist Roberto Olivardia, PhD, will lead a presentation followed by a short Q&A. Join us to learn how to talk to your child about dyslexia and build your child’s self-esteem.
Date(s): 6/17/2019 9:00 AM - 6/17/2019 3:00 PM
Description: Registration Join us for 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...
Date(s): 6/17/2019 8:30 AM - 6/17/2019 4:30 PM
Description: Registration 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...
Date(s): 6/17/2019 8:00 AM - 6/18/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Registration for this event is closed. Please contact Yvonne Skingley at skinglyx@jmu.edu or 540.568.6746 if you have any questions or to be placed on the waitlist.   Speech Language Pathologists' (SLP) Summer Institute June 17 - 18, 2019 (a two-day conference) Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, Waynesboro 109 Apple Tree Lane (off I-64, Exit 94), Waynesboro, VA 22980   Times: Check-in & Breakfast 8:00 a.m. with presentations 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily   Cost/Payment:...
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): 6/13/2019 2:00 PM - 6/13/2019 3:30 AM
Description: Welcome to Early Childhood Investigations, a webinar series produced by Engagement Strategies, LLC. Documentation takes many forms and is used for several purposes. Most often, we think of documentation as a form of communication with families and the wider community. Yet, it can be so much more! True pedagogical documentation is a tool for responding to children’s ideas, planning next steps, authentic assessment, and reflection on our own practices and thinking. It informs our work as...
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...