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Date(s): 12/12/2018 2:00 PM - 12/12/2018 3:30 PM
Description: All too often directors of early care and education programs spend time planning and implementing meetings only to ?nd out that the “real” meeting happens in the parking lot after the designated time that was set aside for the formal gathering. Collaboration and involving staff in the decision-making process can be challenging. Yet, directors can in?uence decision-making practices and it is imperative that they do so. Building trust and a spirit of collaboration in early childhood...
Date(s): 12/10/2018
Description: Early Impact Virginia is pleased to present Virginia’s Premier Conference on Home Visiting. Currently Early Impact Virginia partners are located in and serve 120 communities. Each year 450 providers, state leaders and industry members come together in Richmond to gain valuable skills and to hear from insightful and inspiring speakers. This year’s theme, Putting the Pieces Together, emphasizes the impact home visitors make when partnering with families across the Commonwealth. This...
Date(s): 12/10/2018 - 12/11/2018
Description: In order to provide technical assistance to local school divisions as they implement the “dyslexia advisor” legislation, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services will provide a professional development opportunity for participants on the assessment, prevention, and instruction of reading problems, such as dyslexia. This training opportunity is one activity that should be considered part of a division’s broader professional...
Date(s): 12/8/2018 9:00 AM - 12/8/2018 11:00 AM
Description: Teachers and parents are reporting challenges with short attention, thinking flexibly, self-regulation of emotions, and impulse control all linking to inappropriate behavior, both at home and school. These difficulties are all part of Executive Functioning. The ability to recognize and regulate ones emotions, attention, impulses and behavior is a learned skill that begins early. Children who have difficulty with self-regulation continue to struggle throughout life. This workshop will...
Date(s): 12/6/2018 9:00 AM - 12/6/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Results obtained from a quality Learning Media Assessment (LMA) lay the groundwork for all subsequent teaching and learning when it comes to students with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities. Tom Miller will review the importance of conducting LMAs, share best practice and strategies, and provide opportunities for participants to utilize forms from various assessments.   Training methods will include lecture with power point, videos, case scenarios, simulated...
Date(s): 12/5/2018 2:00 PM - 12/5/2018 3:00 PM
Description: The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM), in collaboration with the NCHAM Family Advisory Committee, would like to share a new tool to help inform families and providers. The purpose of the “Just in Time” tool is to provide a resource for those who come in contact with families of children who are DHH that are looking for resources to meet the child’s needs as well as to provide some important family-to-family support. This tool is useful for: *...
Date(s): 12/5/2018 2:00 PM - 12/5/2018 3:30 PM
Description: As a director or owner of an early childhood program, you must wear many hats as the leader of your business. Most of us who run program have backgrounds in education, but don’t have much of the necessary business training, and we find ourselves in demanding roles for which we had little formal training. As accomplished as we are in education, our lack of business skills frequently leads to stress, management challenges, and burnout. But there is hope! This webinar, presented by...
Date(s): 12/5/2018 - 12/7/2018
Description: Head Start adopts the “it takes a village approach” for offering comprehensive services to children and families. Much of our support covers a large scope of issues that can be quite wide-ranging. Head Start staff wear many hats, and often our roles overlap, to create a collaborative effort with the family’s goals in mind. Therefore our annual Health Institute also includes workshops designed for Family Services Staff to help foster this collaborative approach. The Health...
Date(s): 11/28/2018 2:00 PM - 11/28/2018 3:30 PM
Description: What are some basic ingredients in any relationship? We’ll begin this conversation with a foundational sauce of respect and trust. Each requires time, exploration, blending and the stirring of consistent work. In every relationship, especially in early education settings, the adults must work hard to recognize the uniqueness and cultural context of each individual. This powerful webinar, by Luis Hernandez will offer insights and strategies to help early childhood educators build...
Date(s): 11/28/2018 - 11/30/2018
Description: Conference Schedule Wednesday November 28 8:00 Registration, Continental breakfast 9:00- 3:00 Preconference Session with AJ Juliani The Epic Guide to Student Engagement: Developing Student-Centered Activities with Choice and Inquiry (Book signing with AJ Juliani following the session) 8:00 pm Movie Night: Free Screening of Beyond Measure   Thursday November 29 7:00 am Registration open, Continental breakfast 8:15- 10:00 General Session 1 with Kim Bearden The Top Ten Things Every Teacher...
Date(s): 11/15/2018 2:00 PM - 11/15/2018 3:30 PM
Description: The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is hosting an emergency preparedness webinar on November 15, 2-3:30 p.m. In this session, they will discuss what steps individuals need to take to be prepared, such as establishing a support network and what to keep in a go bag and an emergency supply kit. They will also review the basic principles found in the ADA for inclusive emergency preparedness and discuss its application to access and functional needs planning in the areas of evacuation, transportation,...
Date(s): 11/14/2018 - 11/17/2018
Description: The NAEYC Annual Conference is the largest early childhood education conference in the world. Each year, tens of thousands of teachers, program administrators, students, and researchers choose from hundreds of presentations and exhibits to explore the latest trends and research in the early childhood field. Early Bird registration has been extended through Friday, Sept. 14th. QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION? Call CompuSystems, Inc., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central...
Date(s): 11/8/2018 6:15 PM - 11/8/2018 8:00 PM
Description: Girls with ADHD: it's not what you think! Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) can present very differently in girls than it does in boys. Join Catherine Adams of the ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia and Dr. Kelly Henderson, Ph.D, Executive Director of Formed Families Forward for a free evening workshop. The session will address unique characteristics that impact identification, delivery of services and parenting of girls with the condition. A review of recent...
Date(s): 11/8/2018 2:00 PM - 11/8/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by: Claire Green, President, Parents' Choice Foundation Join us as the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the perennial standard-bearer for best-in-class play-based products,  will present a selection of the President’s favorites from Parents’ Choice Award winning materials over the years since 1978. Claire Green, President of Parent’s Choice will showcase selected favorite winners, including manipulatives, games, books, and music for kids aged 0 – 5. Along...
Date(s): 11/8/2018 - 12/12/2018
Description: Language is the foundation for developing literacy skills. Topics include: factors that predict reading success practical auditory training suggestions to improve phonological awareness and speech comprehension strategies for incorporating vocabulary, figurative language, words with multiple meanings to improve reading skills writing and comprehension as language-based skills recommended practices to successfully support a child’s development of literacy skills This course includes many...
Date(s): 11/7/2018 2:00 PM - 11/7/2018 3:30 PM
Description: In this webinar, assessment and intervention experts, Erin Barton, PhD and Elizabeth Steed, PhD, will describe the purpose of social-emotional screening of young children in the context of promoting social-emotional development and identifying children at risk for social-emotional difficulties. This webinar will provide an overview of specific social-emotional screening tools and how one might pick a tool for their program’s use. The presenters will use a case study to...
Date(s): 11/7/2018 9:00 AM - 11/8/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Many learners with severe disabilities including sensory impairments are exposed to symbols referring to things they have never seen or touched and, as a result, have no meaning. SAM is a program to help learners develop solid sensory based concepts about people, objects, actions, and places as a foundation upon which to build use of meaningful symbols. SAM moves students from the sensorimotor stage skills addressed in the Sensory Learning Kit to the symbolic skills that are part of the learning...
Date(s): 11/6/2018 12:00 PM - 11/6/2018 1:00 PM, 12/4/2018 12:00 PM - 12/4/2018 1:00 PM
Description: In Virginia, assessment teams are required to use the Decision Tree at entry, annual IFSP and exit to determine the child outcome summary statement that represents a child's functioning in each of the child outcome areas.  Are you wondering how the decision tree can help your team?  Join us for this 2-part interactive webinar series to get answers. Part 1 (November 6, 2018) of the series will encourage participants to consider how the Decision Tree can support a consistent...
Date(s): 11/3/2018 8:00 AM - 11/3/2018 3:00 PM
Description: This day of learning was designed for school administrators and family engagement professionals who desire to add to their tool kit of strategies to build stronger connections with parents and guardians in their school. This event will provide a setting for school administrators and family engagement professionals from districts throughout the region to network, discuss best practices and discover strategies that will enhance family and community engagement. Limited spaces available....
Date(s): 10/31/2018 2:00 PM - 10/31/2018 3:30 PM
Description: More ECE programs than ever are implementing coaching programs for their teachers, but not all coaching programs achieve their goals. How should ECE program leaders design a coaching approach that will be successful and sustainable? Coaching is supported by a growing body of research and required by the Head Start Performance Standards and many states’ policies. It can also be labor intensive, and therefore expensive. To create a successful coaching approach, programs need practical...
Date(s): 10/29/2018 6:30 PM - 10/29/2018 8:00 PM
Description: Virginia is currently under a public health emergency as a result of the opioid addiction crisis that is affecting much of the United States. The Commonwealth of Virginia has been severely impacted - particularly regarding the abuse of prescription drugs. REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program for professionals, stakeholders and others affected on how to recognize and respond to an overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone (Narcan). The training covers...
Date(s): 10/27/2018 9:45 AM - 10/27/2018 2:00 PM
Description: Who?  For students ages 5 - 18 who are deaf/hard of hearing and/or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia and their families. Limited to first 50 registrants. What? A day of fun science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi and/or deaf/hh. Special features: close encounters with Amazing Animals and a guided tour through selected interactive exhibits. Lunch will be provided. Families are free to stay after 2:00 to...
Date(s): 10/25/2018 2:00 PM - 10/25/2018 3:30 PM
Description: In a low unemployment environment, the impact on hiring quality staff is tremendous— especially in the childcare business where 55-percent of revenue is spent on staff and staff- related costs. Pricing strategies must be improved to strengthen an early learning business’ hiring ability. Wise spending means building effective strategies for hiring, onboarding and training strong teams as well as maximizing pay to teachers, supporting their efforts with continuing education and...
Date(s): 10/24/2018 2:00 PM - 10/24/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Story times and circle time are important parts of the day in most early childhood classrooms. While they are central to the early education experience, these parts of the day can come to feel routine or uninspiring for educators and children alike. Participants in this webinar will learn simple ways to make whole group experiences more lively and inclusive by incorporating the power of music, rhyme, and social-emotional concepts. These same building blocks can be used to ease transitions and...
Date(s): 10/24/2018 9:00 AM - 10/24/2018 3:00 PM, 10/25/2018 9:00 AM - 10/25/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Join Ron Nash to learn techniques that will help you rediscover your love of teaching while helping students gain the social and collaborative skills that are essential to working, communicating, and living in school and beyond. This highly interactive and fast-paced session is applicable across content areas and grade levels from third grade through high school. Registration includes a copy of Ron’s new book, And What About You?, which contains additional practical strategies...
Date(s): 10/24/2018 - 11/29/2018
Description: Presented by Frances Mary D’Andrea, Ph.D., this tutorial explores the role of the TVI in reading and writing instruction, both as a collaborator with the general classroom teacher and as a provider of specific instruction. The importance of monitoring students’ progressive skills will be emphasized, with specific approaches and tools for monitoring progress of students using braille. After the registration period ends, you will receive a voucher (coupon) code, and can then take the...
Date(s): 10/19/2018 10:00 AM - 10/19/2018 12:30 PM, 10/19/2018 6:00 PM - 10/19/2018 8:30 PM
Description: Angst: raising awareness around anxiety  The Angst project is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety with an emphasis on youth and families. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, experts and parents. Our goal specifically is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. Angst will be screened in schools, communities and theaters around the world. The film and corresponding materials...
Date(s): 10/17/2018 2:00 PM - 10/17/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Children with a history of trauma often “act out” their distress through behaviors that are challenging for adults to understand.  This session, presented by Barbara Sorrels, Ed.D., author and child development expert, will focus on understanding the message of challenging behavior and strategies to help children heal. First hand experiences from work in a therapeutic preschool will be shared. Participants will: Define complex developmental trauma and how it impacts the...
Date(s): 10/11/2018 2:00 PM - 10/11/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Children are inquiring from the time of their birth…how does the world work? Their inquiring minds want to know! In this webinar, by author and early learning expert, Susan Stacey,  we will explore what their inquiry looks like in action, how it affects our daily practices, and how we can support it through relationships, the physical classroom environment, documentation, and reflection. Join us as we wonder and wander through the world of inquiry-based practices....
Date(s): 10/10/2018 2:00 PM - 10/10/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by: Dr. Sandra Duncan, Adjunct Faculty, Nova Southeastern University Jody Martin, Professional Learning Content Manager, Frog Street Press There are many traditionally accepted codes that permeate preschool spaces, such as the notion that walls filled with children’s work indicate productivity, an abundance of commercially-purchased toys indicates a well-equipped space, and full shelves result in learning. Early childhood experts are beginning to look at new ways to break...
Date(s): 10/10/2018 9:30 AM - 10/10/2018 3:30 PM
Description:  The International Center for Autism Research and Education, ICare4Autism, has brought global awareness and initiated training programs around the globe. On October 10, ICare4Autism will present an Apprentice Training Program for high school students with special abilities nationwide. This is a unique opportunity to connect with a diverse nationwide community of professionals that care about the future of individuals with special abilities in the United States workforce. REGISTER TODAY for...
Date(s): 10/8/2018 - 10/11/2018
Description: In today’s evolving world, leveraging Head Start’s history of bipartisan support is of paramount importance. That’s why we’re calling on Head Start leaders from across the country to join us in Washington to work together in building on Head Start’s long history of success. This October, join hundreds of your colleagues for a week-long deep dive into the policy and advocacy issues that will impact Head Start over the next year—and beyond. Questions? Please...
Date(s): 10/5/2018 1:00 PM - 10/5/2018 4:30 PM, 10/6/2018 8:30 PM - 10/6/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Presenters: Theresa Johnson, Dawn Kidd and Michelle Halversen, Texas School for the Deaf (trained trainers of the DeafTEC Project, National Technical Institute for the Deaf) Strategies and resources presented in this training have been specifically developed for use with learners who are deaf and hard-of-hearing to: assist educators in promoting their students' English language acquisition and literacy development; encourage English-across-the-curriculum initiatives; and provide teachers of...
Date(s): 10/5/2018 8:00 AM - 10/5/2018 4:45 PM
Description: Empowering Teachers through Coaching Author and mathematics education expert JENNIFER BAY-WILLIAMS, University of Louisville, will deliver the Keynote Speech and facilitate sessions at the conference. The conference will be compacted to one day. Coming soon: Call for Presenters and Conference Registration
Date(s): 10/4/2018 9:00 AM - 10/4/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Welcome to the gamified classroom- an immersive experience for ANY grade level or content area that transforms your classroom into a hive of student exploration, curiosity, and wonder, where meaningful discoveries are driven by learners who genuinely look forward to doing more work. Shift student motivation from grade chasing to genuine curiosity. You’ll learn to use “gamification” techniques to enrich student experience and create lasting memories that make learning engaging,...
Date(s): 10/4/2018 8:30 AM - 10/4/2018 5:00 PM, 10/5/2018 8:30 AM - 10/5/2018 5:00 PM, 10/15/2018 8:30 AM - 10/15/2018 5:00 PM, 10/16/2018 8:30 AM - 10/16/2018 5:00 PM, 10/17/2018 8:30 AM - 10/17/2018 5:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce K-12 Mathematics Institutes to be held in October 2018 at five sites across the Commonwealth. These Institutes will utilize a train-the-trainer model to: provide professional development grounded in the implementation of the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning; strengthen the teaching and learning of mathematics through facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse; and support equitable mathematics learning...
Date(s): 10/4/2018 8:00 AM - 10/6/2018 5:00 PM
Description: Receive cutting-edge training from leaders in the field of trauma and attachment,  specifically designed for: ⋅ Educators ⋅ Parents & Caregivers ⋅ Intermediate & Advanced Therapeutic Training ⋅ Child Welfare & Social Service Professionals ⋅ Sensory Approaches & Occupational Therapists ⋅ Speech & Language Pathologists Keynote Speakers: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Robert S. Marvin, Ph.D., Michael Trout, M.A.
Date(s): 10/4/2018 - 11/4/2018
Description: Course #1 Description – The Art of Structured Syntax Lessons: Assessing, Planning and Prompting A child with hearing loss, even when fit with the best hearing device tuned to provide her optimal access to sound, requires a great deal of practice to learn to listen and talk. This short course will enable participants to: identify the child’s current language abilities and set appropriate long-term syntax goals and targets for the lesson; design structured language lessons; and conduct...
Date(s): 10/3/2018 2:00 PM - 10/3/2018 3:30 PM
Description: EQ or Emotional Quotient, otherwise known as Emotional Intelligence, is the ability to recognize emotions to guide thinking and behavior, and adapt accordingly. It requires regulation of your own emotions and the ability to gauge the emotions of others, especially in the workplace. To be an effective high EQ program leader, you must be aware of how your emotions and actions impact your staff, the parents with whom you interact, and ultimately the overall climate of your program. The quality of...
Date(s): 9/26/2018 9:00 AM - 9/26/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Learn how to use project-based learning as a catalyst to create engagement and achievement in your classroom. Project-Based Learning is not “one more thing” to add to your already jam-packed instructional time. Rather, it is a catalyst to create more engagement and achievement in what we are already doing well in the classroom! We will navigate through ALL the elements of PBL during our time together giving you several protocols, ideas, and approaches to use in the...
Date(s): 9/26/2018 7:30 AM - 9/26/2018 4:30 PM, 10/2/2018 7:30 AM - 10/2/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Conference provides an opportunity for school leaders, school hearing officers, and student support personnel to learn from other Virginia practitioners’ efforts to reduce suspensions/expulsions and improve school climate. The conference will be held in two locations: Williamsburg on September 26, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton (50 Kingsmill, Road, Williamsburg, Virginia); and Abingdon on October 2, 2018, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (One Partnership Circle,...
Date(s): 9/22/2018 9:15 AM - 9/22/2018 2:00 PM
Description: All parents care about their child’s education… they’re just not always sure what role they play in ensuring a great educational experience. ParentCamp is a time for parents, teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders to come together on an even playing field and hold face-to-face conversations about what is best for kids. It’s called an unconference because the event relies upon the expertise and perspective of the entire room, not just the presenter like the...
Date(s): 9/19/2018 9:00 AM - 9/19/2018 12:00 PM, 9/19/2018 1:00 PM - 9/19/2018 4:00 PM, 9/26/2018 9:00 AM - 9/26/2018 12:00 PM, 9/26/2018 1:00 PM - 9/26/2018 4:00 PM
Description: The re-enrollment training is designed for anyone who is involved in the re-enrollment of students who leave the juvenile justice system and re-enroll into the public school system.  This could include special education directors, special education supervisors, guidance specialists, or other school personnel as deemed appropriate by the local school divisions.  A review of the re-enrollment regulations will be the primary focus of the training.  These regulations represent the...
Date(s): 9/16/2018 6:30 PM - 9/16/2018 8:00 PM
Description: Back to School can be rough for children, youth and parents and caregivers alike. Let us help you get off on the right foot with our free Back to School Basics webinar. Kelly Henderson, PhD, Executive Director of Formed Families Forward, will share some thoughts on positioning your family for a great school year. She will cover some special education basics and offer suggestions for how and when to share sensitive information with school staff. There will be time for Q and A and for sharing YOUR...
Date(s): 9/6/2018 9:00 AM - 9/6/2018 2:00 PM, 9/7/2018 9:00 AM - 9/7/2018 2:00 PM
Description: Families play an important role in the education of their children, especially parents of children who are identified as having disabilities. The law requires that parents and school personnel work together to provide children with appropriate educational services. Topics include: Critical Decision Points in Special Education, Profile of a Graduate, Assistive Technology and I’m Determined Project Local community partners and agencies will be on hand to provide information to parents and...
Date(s): 9/5/2018 - 9/6/2018
Description: Student-centered coaching is an evidence-based instructional coaching model that shifts the focus from ‘fixing’ teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. Shifting coaching toward a data-driven approach increases the efficacy of teachers, coaches, and most importantly our students. Participants will learn concrete strategies for implementing a coaching model that is grounded in student evidence. This will include an introduction to the...
Date(s): 8/25/2018 2:30 PM - 8/25/2018 5:00 PM
Description: Join the Center for Family Involvement and the Virginia Department of Education at the Coomes Recreational Center in Abingdon for a great afternoon of networking with other families with children with disabilities, learning about resources, and having fun! Local and Southwest area agencies will be on hand to provide information and resources for children and adults with disabilities. REGISTRATION OPEN 2:30 P.M. ~ EVENT RUNS 3:00 - 5:00 P.M
Date(s): 8/24/2018 9:00 AM - 8/24/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Learn how to conduct a 12-module training program to enhance teachers' knowledge of each child, support relationship building with children and families, and make informed instructional decisions.  Standard/Premium member cost: $319.00 Entry Level/Non-member cost: $399.00 Register by July 16th to save $50 and receive a FREE copy of NAEYC's newest publication, Spotlight on Young Children: Observation and Assessment upon arrival! Registration includes: NAEYC...
Date(s): 8/18/2018 8:15 AM - 8/18/2018 4:00 PM
Description: RU World Ready? Global Education Conference 2018 Saturday, August 18 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The third annual RU World Ready? Global Education Conference will be held August 18, 2018 in Cook Hall on the campus of beautiful Radford University in southwest Virginia. The conference serves the needs of pre-service and practicing educators striving to develop global competencies for themselves as well as their students who will enter a rapidly changing and ever more interconnected world.  General...
Date(s): 8/14/2018 12:00 PM - 8/14/2018 1:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Division for Early Childhood and the Integrated Training Collaborative with the Partnership for People with Disabilities are hosting a live webinar discussion titled: "Implementing the DEC Recommended Practices: Let’s Think about Assessment!" This webinar discussion will focus on how Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education professionals are implementing the Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices (DEC-RPs) related to assessment. The presenters, Heather...