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Date(s): 3/26/2020 3:00 PM - 3/26/2020 3:45 PM
Description: This interactive webinar will provide some quick tips and tricks for managing challenging behavior while at home with your family member on the spectrum. It will be followed by a discussion that will provide the opportunity for you to ask questions, connect with other parents, and share your ideas.
Date(s): 3/25/2020 2:00 PM - 3/25/2020 3:30 PM
Description: Registration Trauma in young children is much more pervasive—and much more destructive—than we ever thought. The research on trauma has made it clear that children’s challenging behavior is not intentional, but is instead driven by fear and a protective strategy for coping with their experience. Working with children with challenging behavior and especially those who’ve experienced trauma is probably the most stressful aspect of the teaching profession which can result in...
Date(s): 3/24/2020 11:00 AM - 3/24/2020 12:30 PM
Description: Professionals working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are likely to encounter challenging behavior.  This webinar reviews the ABCs of  behavior (antecedent, behavior, consequence) and helps professionals  identify the function of behavior.  Dr. Hardy explains the ways in which multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) can be utilized to manage  challenging behavior for all children, but especially children with disabilities or who have experienced trauma.  The...
Date(s): 3/21/2020 8:00 AM - 3/21/2020 4:00 PM
Description: The Dyslexic Edge: Pathways to STEM Excellence Conference is where we begin to change the conversation about dyslexia education.   This conference is intended for: Educators Industry professionals Parents Students from kindergarten to the university level We will present a myriad of speakers, workshops, and panels all designed on how to best educate children with dyslexia so they ALL reach their full potential. Topics include: The science of dyslexia The STEM Dyslexia connection Best...
Date(s): 3/20/2020 2:00 PM - 3/20/2020 3:00 PM
Description: As more and more schools close due to the spread of COVID-19, how can school teams work together to help caregivers provide trauma-sensitive supports for kids? Get practical guidance from trauma expert Jen Alexander in this informative and engaging webinar. An experienced teacher trainer and author of the bestselling book Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools, “Ms. Jen” offers her best insights and tips on helping students who are struggling with the stress and disruption of these...
Date(s): 3/19/2020 1:00 PM - 3/19/2020 5:00 PM
Description: The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is hosting a summit focusing on strategies to attract, prepare, and retain effective personnel—general and special education teachers, early childhood personnel, and related services providers—who have the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective instruction, interventions, supports, and services to children with disabilities. This is a topic that is important for schools, states, communities, businesses, districts, and...
Date(s): 3/19/2020 12:00 PM - 3/19/2020 1:00 PM, 3/19/2020 3:00 PM - 3/19/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration/ Presenter: Holly Nester/ Teams spend a great deal of time and effort thoughtfully considering the most appropriate communication device for a particular student. However, the roadblock often comes once it is time to actually implement the device throughout the student's day. An AAC user needs opportunities to use their device, something to talk about, and most importantly someone to talk to! Furthermore, the user has to be taught how to use the device. In this webinar, we will...
Date(s): 3/18/2020 4:00 PM - 3/18/2020 5:00 PM
Description: Registration BACKGROUND: Serve and Return interactions shape the development of a child’s brain. This session examines the research base underlying “serve and return” interactions, and is aimed at improving participants’ understanding of the impact of environment on development. Participants will learn strategies for “serve and return” to coach parents, help teachers, and use themselves in making interactions more meaningful and engaging for children with...
Date(s): 3/18/2020 2:00 PM - 3/18/2020 3:30 PM
Description: Registration This webinar will help early childhood administrators identify the principles fundamental to a nature-based approach and the bene?ts of such an approach. Then, using a continuum of nature-based early childhood education as the overarching framework, Rachel will address the unique challenges of integrating nature into the preschool classroom. In this session we’ll discuss challenges and possible solutions related to: Adhering to licensing regulations while implementing a...
Date(s): 3/14/2020 10:00 AM - 3/14/2020 1:30 PM
Description: Sponsored by VSDB Outreach Services and the Wildlife Center of Virginia in collaboration with VA Department of the Blind and Vision Impaired, VA Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness, VA Hands & Voices, and the Center for Family Involvement Join us as the Wildlife Center of Virginia showcases some of their rescued animals, while teaching us about mammals, birds, and reptiles! Related fun, educational activities will precede the show, and lunch for all will follow. This...
Date(s): 3/13/2020 7:00 AM - 3/14/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Registration 2020: Focusing on Mathematics for the Future Productive Struggle with Engaging Tasks Math Identity and Student Agency Making Connections Technology to Enhance Learning Leveraging the Mathematices Teaching Practices Early registration is open until February 1, 2020. After February 1, the registration rate increases by $25. Registration Costs: Early Registration (through February 1): $125 Regular Registration Rate (including walk-in registration): $150 Please note that this rate...
Date(s): 3/11/2020 8:30 AM - 3/11/2020 4:30 PM, 3/12/2020 8:30 AM - 3/12/2020 4:30 PM, 3/13/2020 8:30 AM - 3/13/2020 4:30 PM, 3/14/2020 8:30 AM - 3/14/2020 4:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Instructional Services and Office of Humanities are seeking K-6 general education teachers, special education teachers, and reading specialists who work directly with children more than 50 percent of the school day to participate in a Multi-Sensory Structured Language Instruction professional development training based on the Orton-Gillingham instructional approach. This instructional approach is a direct systematic...
Date(s): 3/5/2020 3:00 PM - 3/5/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Presented by Dr. Jennifer Piver-Renna, Director of Research, Virginia Department of Education
Date(s): 2/25/2020 3:00 PM - 2/25/2020 4:30 PM
Description: This webinar is presented by Drs. Casssandra Newby-Alexander of NSU and Derrick Alridge of UVA, Co-chairs of the Governor’s African-American History Education Commission (AAHEC).
Date(s): 2/25/2020 11:30 AM - 2/25/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Registration *This event is for individuals associated with the military only.**  This presentation will dissect the IEP, examine the parts individually, learn the functions of each section, and how the parts come together to create a whole document. You will learn constructive and practical tips to help create an IEP that supports the student accessing a free and appropriate public education and gain an understanding on how to manage special education when moving to a new town, city, or...
Date(s): 2/20/2020 2:00 PM - 2/20/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration This workshop is open to individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, and professionals. Families with special needs children need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports. Navigating the world of disability benefits can be tricky, time consuming and...
Date(s): 2/19/2020 4:00 PM - 2/19/2020 5:00 PM
Description: Registration Join us as representatives from the Virginia Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) provide an overview of services they can offer to students who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind. DRS collaborates with high school students with disabilities, their families, schools and community service providers to support transition beginning at age 14. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with connection information for joining the webinar. TARGET AUDIENCE:...
Date(s): 2/18/2020 6:30 PM - 2/18/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Registration This workshop is open to individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, and professionals. Families with special needs children need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports. Navigating the world of disability benefits can be tricky, time consuming and...
Date(s): 2/12/2020 8:00 AM - 2/13/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration This intensive two-day interactive training is designed to teach educational teams and parents the theory and protocol for the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), an evidence based practice. We begin with identifying key components to designing effective educational environments that foster communication. Through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play, you will learn the six phases of PECS, including how to teach spontaneous requests, attributes for...
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): 1/30/2020 5:00 PM - 1/30/2020 7:00 PM
Description: Registration This workshop will help you identify your child’s learning strengths and challenges as well as organize your important information about your child so it will be helpful in educational planning. Come and learn the seven phases of the special education process and identify the specific actions you may take during the special education process. You will become familiar with due process rights and learn ways to work as partners with teacher and other school personnel.
Date(s): 1/30/2020 10:00 AM - 1/30/2020 11:00 AM
Description: This webinar will focus on how the chronic absenteeism indicator is applied in state and federal accountability.
Date(s): 1/30/2020 9:00 AM - 1/31/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Register Online by January 21, 2020. NOTE: Seating is limited, so mark your calendar and register today. TO: All Parents of infants and young children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and All Professionals who diagnose, treat, educate and/or support children with hearing loss: IT IS OFFICIAL! Introduction to Holding Space is returning to Richmond, this time for a two-day event offering parents and professionals a chance to learn about trauma-informed care and holding space. Have your heard of...
Date(s): 1/25/2020 - 3/25/2020
Description: This online, self-paced tutorial is 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 length of tutorial (dates are specified) to complete that tutorial at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of that tutorial,...
Date(s): 1/25/2020 - 2/26/2020
Description: This online, self-paced tutorial is 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 length of tutorial (dates are specified) to complete that tutorial at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of that tutorial,...
Date(s): 1/25/2020 - 3/25/2020
Description: This online, self-paced tutorial is 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 length of tutorial (dates are specified) to complete that tutorial at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of that tutorial,...
Date(s): 1/23/2020 6:00 PM - 1/23/2020 8:00 PM
Description: As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to look at how behavior influences our lives and understanding how it is addressed in IDEA 2004. You will become familiar with the ABC’s (Antecedent, Behavior & Consequence) of all behavior supports and behavior management. Functional Behavioral Assessments will be covered and you will have an opportunity to practice using a FBA tool to assess behavior.
Date(s): 1/22/2020 9:30 AM - 1/22/2020 11:30 AM, 1/22/2020 6:30 PM - 1/22/2020 8:30 PM
Description: Registration for 9:30am-11:30am session Registration for 6:30pm-8:30pm session This workshop is open to individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, and professionals. Families with special needs children need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports. Navigating...
Date(s): 1/21/2020 6:30 PM - 1/21/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Registration Do you feel disengaged in your child’s education? Parents your voice matters! This workshop will empower you to see the value of your gifts, expertise and contribution around authentic family engagement. During this interactive workshop, we will explore our personal definition of parent engagement and learn effective approaches to advocating for our children. We will also consider strategies that we can use to provide constructive and practical tips and techniques to building...
Date(s): 1/21/2020 6:00 PM - 1/21/2020 7:00 PM
Description: *This workshop is designed for parents of children with disabilities of ALL ages and will provide many practical tidbits to think about NOW in order to prepare for life after high school.** Turning 18 is a big deal for all individuals. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia. Therefore, when your child turns 18, he/she is the person that makes legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions in his/her life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be an issue....
Date(s): 1/14/2020 7:00 PM - 1/14/2020 8:45 PM
Description: *This workshop is designed for parents of children with disabilities of ALL ages and will provide many practical tidbits to think about NOW in order to prepare for life after high school.** Turning 18 is a big deal for all individuals. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia. Therefore, when your child turns 18, he/she is the person that makes legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions in his/her life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be an issue....
Date(s): 1/12/2020 - 2/9/2020
Description: Course Registration Join Diane Cooper-Gould, parent and child advocate, in PEATC’s latest free online self-paced course. This course is designed to help the participant create, connect and grow a community of supportive individuals. These types of supportive communities could provide mutual peer support, community advocacy, education and/or activities for the group. Too often, caretakers and those with complex needs feel isolated and alone. Developing a structured way for connecting...
Date(s): 1/11/2020 8:00 AM - 1/11/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Registration & Information Loudoun County Public Schools Department, Department of Pupil Services is sponsoring this Mental Health & Wellness Conference. A free event for parents and community members Includes: Concurrent breakout sessions, presentations by school, community, and regional experts; resource fair, and more. This will include a screening of LIKE, a documentary about the impact of social media on our lives. (This special screening will address the impact social media has on...
Date(s): 1/8/2020 1:00 PM - 1/8/2020 2:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) hosted a webinar on January 8 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. This webinar provided updates related to the proposed budget and proposed legislation that is expected to be covered during the 2020 General Assembly Session. Division early childhood contacts were encouraged to join Jenna Conway to learn more about what they can expect for the new year. The webinar has been recorded and can be shared via email by contacting valeads@gmu.edu.
Date(s): 12/12/2019 2:00 PM - 12/12/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Across news media are stories of police departments mishandling interactions with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). Learn how one City, in conjunction with community partners, was able to develop viable training tools, policies, and ultimately relationships over the course of two years.
Date(s): 12/11/2019 3:00 PM - 12/11/2019 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar explores foundations for seamless transition for young children with deafness or hearing loss and their families from Part C to Preschool, the role of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) and the issues and strategies to support successful transition. State examples from Colorado and Ohio will be shared.
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): 12/7/2019 9:30 AM - 12/7/2019 1:30 PM
Description: Who? For students grades 1 through 12 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia. Students must be accompanied by at least one parent from 9:30 – 1:30, and are welcome to bring up to three family members (for a maximum of 4 people total attending per family). Limit: 45 people. What?        View the play, “T’was the Night Before Christmas” (not like the poem) with pre- and post-show sessions, and...
Date(s): 12/6/2019 9:00 AM - 12/6/2019 10:00 AM
Description: This webinar will provide information and share resources to assist schools and school divisions in looking at data, identifying barriers to attendance, and delivering interventions to reduce and eliminate Chronic Absenteeism. Both Lunenburg County and Smyth County will share effective strategies they have implemented in their divisions to improve attendance and boost their accreditation rating in the Chronic Absenteeism calculation. In addition, a Chronic Absenteeism Review tool will be...
Date(s): 12/3/2019 12:00 PM - 12/3/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Have you ever supported a family who was really struggling with their child's new diagnosis? Have you experienced the death of a child with whom you worked? Did you feel like you needed more tools or skills to support these families? Join us as we talk about the Family-Centered Care tenants that provide a foundation of support when responding to the needs of children and families experiencing grief. Anticipatory grief, grief and loss are typical responses when faced with a new diagnosis, a...
Date(s): 11/23/2019 8:00 AM - 11/23/2019 4:15 PM
Description: The keynote speaker is Regina Root from William & Mary. She will discuss her powerful journey returning to work after a brain tumor. There are 8 more speakers about topics such as: Using Assistive Technology to help with memory  and behavior, returning to work, school and much more! There will be topic tables during lunch as well as opportunities to network! This year's Making Headway Conference is offering you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience an interactive Assistive...
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): 11/20/2019 3:00 PM - 11/20/2019 4:00 PM
Description: We know that truly effective family engagement involves the development of genuine relationships with families, is part of the fabric of the school community, and provides equitable opportunities for families to participate, regardless of factors such as income and race. Yet all too often family engagement programs are one-time events that do not take into consideration the unique circumstances of families. The programs featured in this month's Effective Practices Webinar have broken that mold...
Date(s): 11/20/2019 12:00 PM - 11/20/2019 1:00 PM, 11/20/2019 3:00 PM - 11/20/2019 4:00 PM
Description: When a student’s sensory needs are met, they can be more focused, engaged and ready to learn. Nicole will share how the staff at Gladeville Elementary School work together to meet the needs of ALL students. Their sensory room, mobile sensory path, sensory bins and alternate seating are available to all students. As sensory needs change and students move throughout the grades, sensory items move too! Sensory materials are seen as school resources rather than individual items for a specific...
Date(s): 11/19/2019 3:00 PM - 11/19/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Children let us know what they want and need through their behaviors long before they can verbally express their feelings. Since they may not have the words to express how they are feeling, they use behaviors to express themselves. Sometimes, those behaviors can be challenging for the adults on the receiving end! Join us to discover the key principles of the Teaching Pyramid Model and Head Start’s role in its development. We will take a deep dive into program- and state-wide implementation...
Date(s): 11/18/2019 10:30 AM - 11/18/2019
Description: The discussion will focus on best practices around elementary reading blocks with a panel of experts from the field and from the University of Richmond.
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): 11/13/2019 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): 11/13/2019 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 12:00 PM - 11/13/2019 1:00 PM, 11/13/2019 12:00 PM - 11/13/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Registration for this webinar is closed.  We are considering repeating this webinar in February. Toys cost money and accessible toys can cost a LOT of money. However, with some simple, cheap materials and tools that can be acquired at a local craft store or online, along with a little know-how, YOU can adapt simple plush toys up to remote controlled cars to make them switch accessible. Join us for this online session to learn how simple it can be to adapt toys yourself. Participants will...