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Date(s): 11/15/2022 7:00 PM - 11/15/2022 8:00 PM
Description: Meg with VDOE’s I’m Determined Project and Kathleen with PEATC are CONNECTING THE DOTS on self-determination in the early years! A panel of youth leaders and family members are sharing their experiences and providing tips to families of young children ages birth to 8. This is a virtual workshop presented via Zoom and will not be recorded.  
Date(s): 11/15/2022 5:30 PM - 11/15/2022 6:30 PM
Description: Register for Successful Transition Planning and the IEP This workshop will encourage active participation in developing a meaningful and useful transition plan to help students prepare for life as an adult after they finish high school. Attendees will learn what needs to be in the transition plan and what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) says about transition services. A transition plan is part of the IEP for students in Virginia who are age 14 and older.
Date(s): 11/15/2022 2:00 PM - 11/15/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Behavior: Positive, Proactive Strategies - In this Part 1 of their behavior series, they will explore the increasing impact of mental health and trauma on student behavior, and offer research-based proactive strategies and tools that will provide a foundation for participants to offer positive, equitable, and culturally responsive classroom systems that empower students to experience behavioral success in their learning environment. Don’t stop at planning high quality...
Date(s): 11/15/2022 10:00 AM - 11/15/2022 11:00 AM
Description: Join the Region 5 TTAC for a 1-hour virtual workshop led by Daniel Bauer from Better Leaders, Better Schools. When you are a Ruckus Maker, you are a leader who does three things: Invests in your continuous growth, Challenges the Status Quo Designs the Future of School, Now. This workshop will walk leaders through a 90-day plan for being an intentional Rukus Maker. This webinar is also open to stakeholders from other regions.
Date(s): 11/10/2022 2:00 PM - 11/10/2022 3:30 PM
Description: More Information & Registration for NEW! Inside, Outside and Beyond the Classroom Walls: Your Program’s Best Winter Ever - Early educators around the world are increasingly embracing nature in our practice, but many find that venturing outside in winter can be a real challenge. For many teachers, the biggest barriers are planning for the right resources and their mindsets about being outside in all types of weather. In this refreshing webinar, International nature Pedagogista, Dr....
Date(s): 11/10/2022 1:30 PM - 11/10/2022 2:30 PM
Description: There is lots of talk about the value of inclusion, but figuring out how it can be done well feels daunting. We welcome students, parents, and professionals in the disability field to join us as we hear more about the challenges and benefits of inclusion so that you can have more informed and creative discussions on what is best for the child's unique needs. Models of co-teaching, close adult supervision, and curriculum modifications will all be discussed. This webinar will end with an open...
Date(s): 11/9/2022 2:00 PM - 11/9/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Register for The Possibilities of Professional Friendships as Communities of Support for Early Childhood Educators - Early childhood educators’ professional growth journeys are sometimes isolating. Because working with young children is as much of an art as it is a science, teachers often find themselves working through trial and error with less-than-optimal amounts of opportunities for professional interaction. This paradigm-shifting webinar, by master pedagogist Diane Kashin, EdD, RECE,...
Date(s): 11/9/2022 2:00 PM - 11/9/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Early childhood educators’ professional growth journeys are sometimes isolating. Because working with young children is as much of an art as it is a science, teachers often find themselves working through trial and error with less-than-optimal amounts of opportunities for professional interaction. This paradigm-shifting webinar, by master pedagogist Diane Kashin, EdD, RECE, will provide the background and provocation to help you think through how to reimagine Communities of Practice so...
Date(s): 11/8/2022 3:30 PM - 11/8/2022 4:30 PM
Description: Registration Assessment of autism is challenging and fascinating. There is no such thing as an “easy” autism evaluation. The question to ask during the evaluation is “Who is this student and what do they need?” In answering this question, we see how very complex each person is and we look for the patterns that may indicate the presence of autism. Dr. Aspy will compare the DSM definition of autism used in private settings to the definition of autism in state and federal...
Date(s): 11/8/2022 9:00 AM - 11/8/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Registration Link (Deadline October 25) Fee: $35.00 (includes drinks, snacks, and boxed lunch from Panera) This in-person professional development event is for educators who work with students with sensory impairments and is a collaborative effort hosted by The Virginia Deafblind Project, The Technical Assistance Center for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. This event will focus on Sensory AccessABILITY and the Piece of...
Date(s): 11/6/2022 - 11/8/2022
Description: The I’m Determined Educator Symposium (Nov. 6-8) is an annual event designed specifically for educators wanting to increase their knowledge around topics related to self-determination. This workshop-based opportunity brings teachers, transition specialists, service providers, and administrators together to network, learn from others in the field, and share effective practices. This year focuses on three concepts: Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness (CAR). Attendees will learn about...
Date(s): 11/5/2022, 11/6/2022, 11/12/2022, 11/13/2022
Description: The Essence of Play Summit is a journey that will change your perspective on the importance of play. Through this Summit, you will deepen your understanding of play as creativity, play as inquiry, play as equity, and play as a community. This Summit is an opportunity to learn from some of the leading experts in the field of play and to explore new thought-provoking ideas about how we can use play to improve our lives. We hope that through this journey, you will come to see play as an essential...
Date(s): 11/2/2022 6:30 PM - 11/2/2022 8:00 PM, 11/16/2022 6:30 PM - 11/16/2022 8:00 PM
Description: Registration for Special Education Workshop Series PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia. Register once to attend some or all of the informative workshops! Workshops start at 6:30 and will be approx. 1 to 1.5 hours long. November 2nd: Ins and Outs of IEP Meetings November 16th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia
Date(s): 11/2/2022 2:00 PM - 11/2/2022 3:30 PM
Description: More Information & Registration for Resilient Relationships: Building Bridges Between Families and Programs - As early childhood educators and caregivers, you are the first point of contact for parents for all things related to their children. From “good morning” to circle time, snack time to nap time, potty training to lunch, curriculum to playground time – you are the captain of their child’s ship during school hours, and the one helping to steer their child’s...
Date(s): 11/1/2022 3:30 PM - 11/1/2022 4:30 PM
Description: Registration Social communication is a core area of difficulty for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children with ASD express fewer gestures to communicate and may be less engaged with others. This webcast will review early core challenges in social communication, including joint attention, among young children with ASD and describe different types of engagement states. As educators play a role in teaching gestures and joint attention, this webcast will also review how to support the...
Date(s): 11/1/2022 2:00 PM - 11/1/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Webinar Registration: Why Inclusion Matters - As important as inclusive practices have become over the past several decades, do you still find yourself responding to questions about the rationale for inclusion? Do some parents and educators express confusion and concern and do some faculty members continue to resist the practice? If so, this presentation offers six key rationales for including students with disabilities with their typical peers and demonstrates the direct linkage of...
Date(s): 10/28/2022
Description: The Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists (VACMS) Fall Conference "Coaching for Advocacy, Advocacy for Coaching" will be held at the University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus on Friday, October 28, 2022.  The keynote address will be led by Skip Tyler, retired, Educational Specialist for High School Mathematics, Henrico County Public Schools. 
Date(s): 10/26/2022 7:00 PM - 10/26/2022 8:00 PM
Description: This session will provide information to help families and schools work together to support children’s literacy success in and out of school. Participants will learn a) tips for starting or enhancing discussions about literacy instruction and intervention, b) ways to increase joint understanding of evidence-based literacy practices, and c) strategies for addressing concerns about children’s literacy development together. Free evidence-based resources to support family-school literacy...
Date(s): 10/25/2022 3:00 PM - 10/25/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Register Strong partnerships are the foundation of successful collaboration between Head Start programs and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) agencies and service providers. A foundational partnership activity is developing and maintaining partnership agreements that lead to productive collaborative relationships. In Part 1 of this Inclusion Series partnership series, we’ll discuss what effective partnership agreements look like and how to create one. Part 2...
Date(s): 10/24/2022 6:00 PM - 10/24/2022 8:00 PM, 10/25/2022 6:00 PM - 10/25/2022 8:00 PM
Description: THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR VIRGINIA PARENTS , GUARDIANS, FAMILY MEMBERS OF YOUTH WITH DISABILITES. THERE WILL BE FUTURE WORKSHOPS FOR PROFESSIONALS. THIS TRAINING HAS 2 SESSIONS. REGISTRANTS SHOULD PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH THE OCTOBER 24Tth AND OCTOBER 25th SESSIONS. If you find it uncomfortable to talk with your child about sexuality and puberty, you’re not alone. Most parents do. However, being comfortable talking about this with your child is important, as these conversations are critical to your...
Date(s): 10/24/2022 11:00 AM - 10/24/2022 12:00 PM
Description: The Office of Early Childhood Quality and Workforce Development at the VDOE will offer a webinar focused on building, sustaining and improving early childhood inclusion of children with IEPs on October 24th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm The. The webinar will address system and program related factors that impact the Least Restrictive Environment and appropriate service provision for preschool aged children with IEPs. The webinar will advance participants’ knowledge of the benefits and legal...
Date(s): 10/20/2022 4:00 PM - 10/20/2022 5:15 PM
Description: This event is available online on October 20 from 4:00pm-5:15pm.
Date(s): 10/20/2022 - 10/21/2022
Description: More Information & Registration for 2022 International Conference - The Council for Learning Disabilities’ (CLD) 2022 International Conference on Learning Disabilities will focus on the education of persons with learning disabilities (LD) from birth through adulthood. We are proud to announce our J. Lee Wiederholt Distinguished Lecturer – Dr. Asha Jitendra Professor and Peloy Chair in Learning Disabilities Graduate School of Education University of California, Riverside
Date(s): 10/20/2022 - 10/21/2022
Description: The School-University Resource Network (SURN) at William & Mary is hosting an in-person conference this fall! The SURN's Math Days conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 20 (elementary teachers) and Friday, October 21 (secondary teachers) and will be held in the Professional Development Center at William & Mary School of Education. This year’s conference theme is Moving Beyond: Reclaiming Best Practice. As we all seek ways to focus on building students’...
Date(s): 10/19/2022 9:30 AM - 10/19/2022 11:00 AM, 10/19/2022 12:30 PM - 10/19/2022 2:00 PM, 10/20/2022 3:00 PM - 10/20/2022 4:30 PM, 10/24/2022 10:30 AM - 10/24/2022 12:00 PM
Description: Register for Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register for Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Register for Thursday, October 20, 2022 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register for Monday, October 24, 2022 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please note:  This is the same module, offered four different times to increase educator access to the information. Please register for ONE of the sessions listed. The Department of Student Assessment, Accountability,...
Date(s): 10/18/2022 6:30 PM - 10/18/2022 7:45 PM
Description: Register for Understanding Dyslexia: Opening the Door to Literacy for All - In this session you will learn vital statistics about dyslexia. We will present common myths about dyslexia. Then we will talk about defining what dyslexia is and the importance of screening all students. We will discuss some available interventions and why progress monitoring is necessary. We will provide strategies that can be used in both the classroom and the home setting. This is presented by Abby...
Date(s): 10/17/2022 2:00 PM - 10/17/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Presented by Dr. Clarissa Rosas, Associate Professor, Education Chair, Special Education, Concordia University; and Dr. Kathy Winterman, Director, School of Education, Xavier University Every special education team needs to know how to create effective IEPs that improve student outcomes and meet legal requirements. Learn how in this engaging edWebinar from two experts, Dr. Clarissa Rosas and Dr. Kathleen Winterman. The presenters will share practical tips for planning and implementing IEPs from...
Date(s): 10/17/2022 11:00 AM - 10/17/2022 12:00 PM
Description: The VDOE will offer a webinar focused on Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) data and making quality program improvements on October 17th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm. The webinar will provide information related to the most recent Child Count data and implications for Child Find; Indicator 6 (Early Childhood Placement) data and implications for improving inclusive practices; relevant changes to the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Guidelines that impact young children with disabilities; and Head...
Date(s): 10/14/2022 8:00 AM - 10/14/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Register for Region 5 Transition Conference - FREE! Join your Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) and the Center on Transition Innovations (CTI) for a full-day transition conference at James Madison University. This refresher will provide an overview of the transition process, explore transition assessments, discuss post-secondary goals, highlight family and student involvement, and link you with further support and resources. This conference is limited to the first 100...
Date(s): 10/13/2022 9:00 AM - 10/13/2022 5:00 PM, 10/14/2022 9:00 AM - 10/14/2022 12:00 PM
Description: The State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC) will convene in person over two days in full committee: Thursday, October 13, 2022, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, October 14, 2022, between 9 a.m.-noon. The purpose of this meeting is to transact the business statutorily required or necessary to continue the operations of the State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC). The meeting agenda will be posted in the 2022 Meetings. Oral public comment will be accepted on Thursday,...
Date(s): 10/13/2022 8:30 AM - 10/14/2022 12:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Council for Mathematics Supervision (VCMS) will host its Fall Conference October 13-14, 2022 at the DoubleTree by Hilton (Richmond-Midlothian). Kevin Dykema, NCTM’s President-Elect, will serve as the featured speaker. Dykema is the co-author of the book Productive Math Struggle: A 6-Point Action Plan For Fostering Perseverance. 
Date(s): 10/12/2022 6:30 PM - 10/12/2022 8:00 PM
Description: This session will review research on the language basis of dyslexia through developmental and historical lenses. Dyslexia and its commonly co-occurring learning differences will be described with a focus on early identification and intervention within the context of current legislation and advocacy. Presenter: Tiffany P. Hogan, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts; Director of the Speech...
Date(s): 10/12/2022 1:00 PM - 10/12/2022 2:00 PM
Description: Whether it is a grade level transition or school exit transition, there are steps parents can take to improve overall outcomes. This will be an interactive session with practical suggestions for more successful transition experiences that families can use in and outside of IEP meetings. This webinar will end with an open question an answer period. Presented by Special Education Advocate Liz Capone.This webinar is free because of generous funding from donors and grant makers. Many grants require...
Date(s): 10/8/2022 2:00 PM - 10/8/2022 5:00 PM
Description: Years of data tell us that people with disabilities are more likely to encounter law enforcement than typically developing peers, and more likely to struggle to navigate that interaction. We’re here to help you get ready for any police interactions so you feel safer and readier, and to give officers a chance to learn directly from people with disabilities and their families. The idea of interacting with police officers can feel intimidating, especially if you or your loved ones have a...
Date(s): 10/5/2022 12:00 PM - 10/5/2022 1:00 PM
Description: A webinar focused on making quality program improvements in ECSE will be provided on October 5, 12:00-1:00 pm. The webinar will provide information related to state-level early childhood updates, state-level data, measures to improve program quality, and professional development and technical assistance opportunities. The individual(s) who has primary responsibility for ECSE programs from each division is encouraged to attend this webinar.
Date(s): 9/30/2022 2:00 PM - 9/30/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Register for Our Disability Roadmap Webinar - Join Samuel Habib as he speaks with disability rights revolutionary Judy Heumann for the first in our year-long, FREE series of webinars: “Our Disability Roadmap." Judy and Samuel will discuss a wide range of issues around transition, including career pathways, higher education, independent living, advocacy, relationships and sexuality, and much more. Dan Habib will moderate. They will also take your questions - submitted in advance and live....
Date(s): 9/30/2022 8:00 AM - 9/30/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Science of Teaching Reading Conference - A conference focused on unpacking the “how to” and the “what” of teaching reading. Featuring Dr. Nicole Patton Terry, professor of education at Florida State University; and Dr. Sharon Walpole, professor of education at the University of Delaware Designed for general and special education K-12 teachers, literacy specialists and readingteachers IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: W&M Literacy Lab and W&M T/TAC Cost:$200 for...
Date(s): 9/30/2022 8:00 AM - 9/30/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Science of Teaching Reading Conference A conference focused on unpacking the “how to” and the “what” of teaching reading.  Featuring Dr. Nicole Patton Terry, professor of education at Florida State University; and Dr. Sharon Walpole, professor of education at the University of Delaware Designed for general and special education K-12 teachers, literacy specialists and reading teachers IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: W&M Literacy Lab and W&M T/TAC Cost: $185...
Date(s): 9/29/2022 1:00 PM - 9/29/2022 2:30 PM, 10/17/2022 1:00 PM - 10/17/2022 2:30 PM, 11/10/2022 1:00 PM - 11/10/2022 2:30 PM
Description: There is a job for everyone who wants one, regardless of disability, need for support, or economic vitality of their community. The culmination of public education for all youth with disabilities should be productive and meaningful careers - not just for some youth, or most youth, but all youth. This 3-part webinar series will highlight key strategies to establish interagency teams, clarify roles and responsibilities, improve engagement of families and employers, and facilitate individualized...
Date(s): 9/28/2022 6:30 PM
Description: Turning 18 is a big deal. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia and can make legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions in their life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be an issue. Others may need support. This workshop will share basic information about things that need to be considered as your loved one turns 18.
Date(s): 9/28/2022 12:00 PM - 9/28/2022 1:00 PM
Description: Birth to five educators and program leaders: learn how you can be supported to promote young children’s healthy social-emotional development! On September 28, 12-1 p.m., VDOE will host an overview webinar of three initiatives that promote the social and emotional well-being of children birth-to-5: the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) pilot, Infant and Toddler Behavior Consultation (ITBC) services, and Advancing Effective Interactions and Instruction (AEII) coaching.
Date(s): 9/27/2022 5:00 PM - 9/27/2022 6:15 PM, 10/4/2022 5:00 PM - 10/4/2022 6:15 PM, 10/11/2022 5:00 PM - 10/11/2022 6:15 PM, 11/1/2022 5:00 PM - 11/1/2022 6:15 PM, 11/8/2022 5:00 PM - 11/8/2022 6:15 PM
Description: Registration for Webinars - Note. Each webinar is a stand alone offering. There is no need to take all 5 of webinars. AND You will be able to choose your session at the end of the process. Each session is $25 In response to the urgent need to translate reading science for K-12 educators, Virginia Tech is hosting five webinars on timely, educational topics. The goal of the series, entitled Virginia Educators Applying Reading Science (VEARS), is to clearly and succinctly interpret research in ways...
Date(s): 9/27/2022 3:00 PM - 9/27/2022, 9/28/2022 3:00 PM - 9/28/2022, 9/29/2022 3:00 PM - 9/29/2022
Description: This series includes: Mathematical Ideas and Languages, Social-Emotional Learnig and Executive Function and Vocabulary, Letters and Shared Book Reading.
Date(s): 9/21/2022 6:00 PM
Description: Now more than ever, family engagement is important. During this interactive workshop, participants will be empowered to see the value of their expertise and their contribution to family engagement. Attendees will explore their personal definition of family engagement and learn effective approaches to advocating for their children. Practical tips and techniques that can be used right away to sustain strong collaborative relationships with their child’s school will be shared.
Date(s): 9/21/2022 4:00 PM - 9/21/2022 5:30 PM, 10/25/2022 4:00 PM - 10/25/2022 5:30 PM
Description: In collaboration with VDOE's only Pre-K Co-Teaching in Excellence team, the Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at Old Dominion University will host a statewide book study for up to 25 preschool co-teaching teams. The study will utilize the book, 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom: How to Create an AMAZING, Nearly MIRACULOUS & Frankly EARTH-SHATTERING Partnership in One Month or Less by Paula Kluth and Julie Causton. There will be meetings on September 21 and October 25...
Date(s): 9/21/2022 2:00 PM - 9/21/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Oh, BABY! Infants and toddlers’ brains and capacities are on FIRE! Research shows time and time again that their development is exceptionally rapid, which means that as an infant and toddler educator you must carefully prioritize the time you spend together. Because secure attachment predicts healthy outcomes in numerous developmental domains and aspects of living, keeping attachment as the structural center of your work with children and their families can make it easier to meet the full...
Date(s): 9/20/2022 5:30 PM - 9/20/2022 7:30 PM
Description: Collaboration is an effective tool that allows families, general and special educators, administrators, and community stakeholders to partner to promote students' cognitive development, academic performance, and social-emotional wellness from birth through college and career. How do we build strong collaborations? This interactive workshop will guide families and professionals in identifying the key characteristics needed to make collaborations more effective and sustainable. Workshop...
Date(s): 9/20/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Registration for Inclusion of Young Children With Disabilities: A Critical Quality Indicator for Early Childhood Education - Early childhood inclusion benefits all. Children with and without disabilities, families, and communities thrive in a culture of inclusiveness and belonging. The research supports this fact and has even shown that inclusion is a critical indicator of program quality. Please join the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance to learn about inclusion research,...
Date(s): 9/20/2022 11:30 AM
Description: K–12 staff experience job-related stress twice as often as other working adults. Prioritizing staff recruitment, retention, and well-being in 2022–23 is critical for all school districts across the country. When effective hiring processes, support measures, and transparent communication practices are in place, a collaborative and inclusive culture can develop that will encourage teachers to stay. Join us for this webinar featuring a panel of K–12 experts who will share best...
Date(s): 9/15/2022 2:30 PM - 9/15/2022, 9/22/2022 2:30 PM - 9/22/2022
Description: 9/15/2022 at 2:30pm- Supporting Siblings of Children with Disabilities Being a brother or sister of a family member who has a disability comes with unique challenges and opportunities. As a parent of a child who has a sibling with a disability, you may have questions or concerns about how to talk with your children and help them through their unique journey. We’re connecting the dots on sibling relationships, ways parents can help siblings feel more supported, and the sibling support...