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Date(s): 8/5/2020 4:00 PM - 8/5/2020 4:45 PM
Description: Supporting Positive Behaviors during Learning at Home is the first webinar in the Pandemic Learning: Preparing Your Home for Virtual Schooling webinar and discussion series. This webinar, and the two to follow, will devote 30 minutes to content presentation and then up to 15 minutes of Q&A, facilitated through our webinar platform. The webinar will also be available for replay via our website. Supporting Positive Behaviors During Learning at Home is a discussion of practical and positive...
Date(s): 8/5/2020 2:00 PM - 8/5/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Registration to attend the live presentation is now full. You can sign up below to receive an email with the recording link. Students who receive reading instruction in both general education and intervention settings are often experiencing two vastly different instructional experiences. As a result, we see lots of reading instruction, with only limited growth relative to the amount of instruction. In this informative and engaging edWebinar, attendees will: Understand how to implement tiered...
Date(s): 8/5/2020 1:00 PM - 8/5/2020 4:45 PM, 8/6/2020 1:00 PM - 8/6/2020 4:45 PM
Description: Join Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni, and Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. James Lane for the this virtual conference, which will bring together educators and leaders from across the state to explore the implications of institutional racism in public education and raise state discourse and action around courageous teaching and leading, equity, and the principles of anti-racism. Educators and education leaders are encouraged to register and...
Date(s): 8/4/2020 3:00 PM - 8/4/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., is an IDRA family engagement coordinator. Currently serving as the professional development team leader for IDRA, he brings extensive experience in working with school personnel, parents and students. His career in education spans four decades and has included teaching at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels. Mr. Montemayor received a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from St. Edwards University Austin and a master’s...
Date(s): 8/4/2020 2:00 PM - 8/4/2020 3:30 PM
Description: OSEP is hosting the third and final installment of its webinar series on Continuity of Learning during COVID-19 on August 4, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET.  This series is showcasing ready-to-use resources, tools, and practices from OSEP partners to support the educational, developmental, behavioral, and social/emotional needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities through remote and distance learning. This third webinar in the series will present strategies and...
Date(s): 7/29/2020 2:00 PM - 7/29/2020 3:30 PM
Description: Join this webinar by renowned social-emotional learning expert, Barbara Kaiser to begin planning to support children when they return to your program. Many of us and the children with whom we work have been sheltering in place for months. We have all been dealing with a whole new reality. For many children this was an opportunity to spend quality time with their families. For others, whose families may have been struggling to make ends meet, wonder if they still had a job, or deal...
Date(s): 7/27/2020 7:00 PM - 7/27/2020 8:00 PM
Description: During this time of uncertainty, families with special needs children receiving special education services in Virginia have questions and concerns about the impact this pandemic will have on their student’s education. Keeping Track was specifically designed to assist families struggling navigating the complex predicament we currently find ourselves in. This information will ensure attendees have important tools at their disposal, so parents are ready when schools reopen.** For online...
Date(s): 7/23/2020 7:00 PM - 7/23/2020 9:15 PM
Description: This FREE event to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live.  Actor and activist Danny Woodburn will host the celebration that will feature performers, artists, singers, dancers, poets, filmmakers and storytellers with disabilities. We'll hear from from disability rights leaders, including Senator Tom Harkin, Judy Heumann, Governor Tom Ridge, Tony Coelho and Marlee Matlin. Join us to mark the 30th Anniversary...
Date(s): 7/22/2020 7:00 PM - 7/22/2020 8:00 PM
Description: 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 overwhelming. This workshop will help make that process easier. Join us as we discuss in clear understandable...
Date(s): 7/22/2020 12:00 PM - 7/22/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Holly Nester and Shelley Jewell This lunch hour discussion will be full of interactive ideas that will hold student's attention in order to increase engagement and participation. We will highlight the favorite activities from SLPs, OTs, and PTs currently providing virtual therapies and invite participants to share their own favorite ideas as well. Let's pack our virtual toolkit full of new ideas!  
Date(s): 7/21/2020 8:00 AM - 7/22/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Prerequisite: PECS Level 1 Training This two-day training focuses on creating lessons and activities to promote communication throughout the day. Beginning with a review of the Pyramid Approach to Education as it relates to PECS, we guide you in refining your PECS implementation and discuss current challenges you have experienced within the six phases. As you acquire teaching strategies on expanding vocabulary and syntax combined with new ideas for materials, we will discuss how to increase...
Date(s): 7/19/2020 - 7/21/2020
Description: Empowering African American Males with Disabilities to Overcome Barriers, Become Self-Determined, and to Graduate High School College & Career Ready. Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day summit. Through utilizing state leadership and mentors, young men ages 13-21 engage in activity-based learning. Participants unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become...
Date(s): 7/15/2020 12:00 PM - 7/15/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Holly Nester and Shelley Jewell Buy-in and knowledge of the facilitator is just as important as engagement of the student for a successful virtual therapy session. Whether it is a parent, other family member, child care provider, etc., these individuals are instrumental in assisting the therapist during sessions. During this hour, we will discuss coaching strategies to support the facilitator and help them feel empowered to assist the student achieve therapy goals.
Date(s): 7/14/2020 3:00 PM - 7/14/2020 4:00 PM
Description: July 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm Strategies to Support Multilingual/English Learner Students in Remote Learning Environments
Date(s): 7/9/2020 10:00 AM - 7/9/2020 11:30 AM, 7/16/2020 10:00 AM - 7/16/2020 11:30 AM, 7/23/2020 10:00 AM - 7/23/2020 11:30 AM
Description: Register for July 9 - Session 1: Creating the Conditions for Successful Inclusion (Registration is closed) Register for July 16 - Session 2: Supporting Instructional Change (Registration is closed.) Register for July 23 - Session 3: Aligning Staffing, Schedules and Priorities (Registration is closed.) This three-part series has been designed for Virginia’s principals, special education administrators, teacher leaders, and central office leaders, interested in building a set of skills and...
Date(s): 7/9/2020 9:00 AM - 7/9/2020 11:00 AM
Description: For more than 30 years, children with disabilities have been guaranteed the right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). All parents are equal participants in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) development for their child according to the law, but IEPs can be confusing and very stressful for parents. Whether your child is just starting in the special education system, transitioning from one school to another, or you just need a refresher this workshop will be beneficial for you....
Date(s): 7/8/2020 12:00 PM - 7/8/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Holly Nester and Shelley Jewell In this lunch hour discussion, we are going to explore a few of the most widely used platforms that meet Virginia's recommended guidelines for providing virtual therapies. We will share interactive features of each platform and tips and tricks for maximizing your sessions.
Date(s): 7/7/2020 2:00 PM
Description: This webinar will explore strategies for supporting young children with identified disabilities or suspected delays and their families during these challenging times. Consider how to develop a plan that will ensure a review of each child’s Individual Educational Program (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) in partnership with special education and early intervention partners in order to maintain high quality service delivery from a distance or through summer programming....
Date(s): 6/25/2020 4:00 PM - 6/25/2020 5:15 PM
Description: Registration deadline is noon, June 22, 2020. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Join us as we explore the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Learn how your family can start early in sharing concepts and skills from the ECC with your children throughout normal, daily activities! Some of the areas uniquely affected by impaired vision and included in the ECC are: Sensory Efficiency: Using all senses to access information in an...
Date(s): 6/24/2020 - 6/25/2020
Description:  Opening Doors-Unlocking Potential 2020 Instruction for Successful Transition, Preparing All Learners for the Future  June 24-25, 2020, Richmond-Midlothian, Virginia (Specific location is being confirmed) Save these dates for the 14th annual ODUP Institute, Virginia’s Go-To event designed to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing and other educators who work directly with students who are d/hh! ODUP 2020 will continue its strong...
Date(s): 6/22/2020 1:00 PM - 6/22/2020 4:00 PM, 6/23/2020 1:00 PM - 6/23/2020 4:00 PM, 6/24/2020 9:00 AM - 6/24/2020 12:00 PM, 6/29/2020 1:00 PM - 6/29/2020 4:00 PM, 6/30/2020 1:00 PM - 6/30/2020 4:00 PM, 8/3/2020 1:00 PM - 8/3/2020 4:00 PM, 8/4/2020 2:00 PM - 8/4/2020 5:00 PM, 8/5/2020 1:00 PM - 8/5/2020 4:00 PM
Description: The IEP process is an art of collaborating with team members with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, backgrounds, perspectives, and individual concerns, and must navigate all of those while following procedures and regulations. This professional development workshop is designed to help school personnel enhance their capacity around participating in IEP meetings and connecting with families. Discussion will include a view from ‘both’ sides of the table and practical...
Date(s): 6/20/2020 - 7/21/2020
Description: Registration VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (1.5 – 5.0 credits) based on your survey feedback. These 4 courses, developed a the Perkins School for the Blind, will be available starting today and ending July 21, 2020, free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Those who register with VSDB Outreach before 4:00 pm June 20, 2020 will be sent a code...
Date(s): 6/20/2020 - 7/21/2020
Description: Registration VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (1.5 – 5.0 credits) based on your survey feedback. These 4 courses, developed a the Perkins School for the Blind, will be available starting today and ending July 21, 2020, free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Those who register with VSDB Outreach before 4:00 pm June 20, 2020 will be sent a code...
Date(s): 6/20/2020 - 7/21/2020
Description: Registration VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (1.5 – 5.0 credits) based on your survey feedback. These 4 courses, developed a the Perkins School for the Blind, will be available starting today and ending July 21, 2020, free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Those who register with VSDB Outreach before 4:00 pm June 20, 2020 will be sent a code...
Date(s): 6/20/2020 - 7/21/2020
Description: Registration VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (1.5 – 5.0 credits) based on your survey feedback. These 4 courses, developed a the Perkins School for the Blind, will be available starting today and ending July 21, 2020, free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Those who register with VSDB Outreach before 4:00 pm June 20, 2020 will be sent a code...
Date(s): 6/17/2020 6:00 PM - 6/17/2020 7:00 PM
Description: Register Join professional public school educator and behavior expert Jennifer West and Formed Families Forward director Kelly Henderson for an open discussion about how to find and maintain positivity, access opportunities for maintaining academic and social emotional learning at home and virtually, and keep your kids busy this summer! This families and educator partnership exchange is an opportunity to share challenges and offer ideas and tools for making it through the COVID Summer ahead. We...
Date(s): 6/8/2020 12:00 PM - 6/8/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Dr. Allison Ward Parsons will share simple tips to help families extend and maintain elementary students' literacy skills over the summer and beyond at noon (EST) on June 8. This webinar will begin with ideas to engage children in a variety of books, followed by easy at-home activities to build fluency and comprehension.
Date(s): 6/7/2020 - 7/20/2020
Description: Summer Registration Transition University will offer a 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. Life is full of transitions. For families of children with disabilities thinking about the future can bring mixed emotions. Some families are just trying to make it through day-to-day challenges and might not feel they have the energy to think about what happens after high school. Others may...
Date(s): 6/5/2020 2:00 PM - 6/5/2020 3:00 PM
Description: OSEP is hosting the first in a series of webinars focused on ready-to-use resources, tools, and practices from OSEP-funded grantees to support the educational, developmental, behavioral, and social/emotional needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities through remote and distance learning. With the extended school closures occurring across the country, many states, districts, and schools are now delivering instruction remotely while parents, families, and students are having...
Date(s): 6/4/2020 12:00 PM - 6/4/2020 1:00 PM, 6/11/2020 12:00 PM - 6/11/2020 1:00 PM, 6/18/2020 12:00 PM - 6/18/2020 1:00 PM, 6/25/2020 12:00 PM - 6/25/2020 1:00 PM, 7/2/2020 12:00 PM - 7/2/2020 1:00 PM, 7/9/2020 12:00 PM - 7/9/2020 1:00 PM, 7/16/2020 12:00 PM - 7/16/2020 1:00 PM, 7/23/2020 12:00 PM - 7/23/2020 1:00 PM, 7/30/2020 12:00 PM - 7/30/2020 1:00 PM
Description: During these uncertain times, VCU-ACE is working to provide resources for families. Weekly, VCU- ACE will provide an opportunity for parents to join us for Lunch and Learn. An interactive and secure Zoom meeting that will address different topics each week. There will be a short presentation with a time for Q&A.
Date(s): 6/3/2020 1:00 PM - 6/3/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Dr. Debra Stroiney will focus on the importance of movement and exercise on health and well-being. She will outline simple at-home workouts that can be completed and will go through one of the workouts as a virtual fitness class.
Date(s): 6/3/2020 12:00 PM - 6/3/2020 1:00 PM
Description: We all need a safe place to look for support, strength, and share "highs" and "lows" with others. The new online group, Supporting Caregivers, is designed to provide a virtual way to access support from others facing similar journeys. Request an invite through the website to get started - it's that simple!
Date(s): 6/1/2020 7:00 PM - 6/1/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Dr. Temple Grandin will be kicking off our Autism Society Central Virginia Speaker Series! Dr. Grandin is a World-Renowned Autism Activist, Best-Selling Author, Animal Welfare and Behavior Expert, and she will be speaking about how to help individuals with autism cope with the on-going changes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is free, but please consider making a $15 donation to support the ASCV. Your contribution will allow us to continue offering critical programs and support...
Date(s): 5/29/2020 1:00 PM - 5/29/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Dr. Elizabeth DeMulder will conduct a webinar at 1 p.m. (EST) on May 29 on children’s social and emotional development and tips for ways to support them during the time of the pandemic. The session will also feature social and emotional health and tips for adults.
Date(s): 5/28/2020 12:00 PM - 5/28/2020 1:00 PM
Description: During these uncertain times, VCU-ACE is working to provide resources for families. Weekly, VCU- ACE will provide an opportunity for parents to join us for Lunch and Learn. An interactive and secure Zoom meeting that will address different topics each week. There will be a short presentation with a time for Q&A. Thursday, May 28, 2020:  Promoting Self-Determination through Goal Setting at Home Thursday, June 4, 2020:  Communication Strategies for Families
Date(s): 5/27/2020 1:00 PM - 5/27/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Dr. Jodi Duke will hold a webinar to offer tips for structure, routine and other strategies for families and teachers of students with disabilities at 1 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, May 27.
Date(s): 5/27/2020 12:00 PM - 5/27/2020 1:00 PM
Description: The VDOE will host an updates webinar on May 27 at 12:00. This webinar will provide updates from the 2020 Legislative Session, and discuss plans and key initiatives for the 2020-2021 year. Jenna Conway will walk stakeholders through important next steps and timelines. Time for question and answer will be provided.  Who: All interested parties including program leaders, teachers, and other key stakeholders. 
Date(s): 5/22/2020 1:00 PM - 5/22/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Drs. Stephanie Dodman and Nancy Holincheck will share key principles of learning and offer specific at-home activities that represent each principle at 1 p.m. (EST) this Friday, May 22. This webinar will offer a variety of ways to see how what you are already doing is important to your child’s learning and offer you some new ways to think about everyday life as academic learning opportunities.
Date(s): 5/21/2020 2:00 PM - 5/21/2020 3:00 PM
Description: This webinar with Andrew Roszak, Executive Director of the Childhood Emergency Preparedness Institute, where we will talk about the different areas that are key for child care centers that are planning on reopening to serve their community.  Topics include: Policies to protect staff and families  Tips for reopening classrooms Key changes to daily operations and routines Creative Q&A to share tips  
Date(s): 5/21/2020 12:00 PM - 5/21/2020 1:00 PM
Description: During these uncertain times, VCU-ACE is working to provide resources for families. Weekly, VCU- ACE will provide an opportunity for parents to join us for Lunch and Learn. An interactive and secure Zoom meeting that will address different topics each week. There will be a short presentation with a time for Q&A. Thursday, May 21, 2020:  Practical Ideas for Maintaining and Creating Structure at Home Thursday, May 28, 2020:  Promoting Self-Determination through Goal Setting...
Date(s): 5/20/2020 1:00 PM - 5/20/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Dr. Andy Gilbert will host a webinar at 1 p.m. (EST) this Wednesday, May 20, that provides concrete ways to get kids and adults alike to notice and engage with the natural world as a means to investigate possible answers, set up possible experiments or lead to more wonderings. This will focus on using elements of wonder to notice, sketch and journal as a means to build wonder-filled discussions with their kids—and in some cases for adults to rekindle their own wonders.
Date(s): 5/20/2020 10:30 AM - 5/20/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The term “cyberbullying” raises new challenges for not only parents and school administrators but also law enforcement to protect children from this widespread epidemic. Cyberbullying is different from “schoolyard” bullying. During this interactive workshop presented by Tina Norris, participants will enter the world of technology and explore motivations, categories, warnings signs, and forms that online cyberbullying can take. Participants will learn tips and strategies...
Date(s): 5/18/2020 12:00 PM - 5/18/2020 1:00 PM
Description: It’s important to begin planning for life after high school. Join us as the disAbility Law Center of Virginia shares about the services that VR can offer to high school students with disabilities as they transition out of high school and into the community. Presenter: Rachel Loria is a Disability Rights Advocate at the disAbility Law Center of Virginia, where she has been working for nearly 6 years. She focuses on Vocational Rehabilitation services for adults and high school students...
Date(s): 5/18/2020 - 5/21/2020
Description: This four-part event features experts from across the country presenting on cutting-edge research and topics in brain injury. Tamera Wexler, M.D., Ph.D., Neuroendocrinologist in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at New York University, will present on the role that pituitary dysfunction may play in patients' health after TBI remains underappreciated.
Date(s): 5/16/2020 8:00 AM - 5/16/2020 3:00 PM
Description: ** Este evento se llevará a cabo en línea, virtualmente y estará disponible para acceder durante 24 horas. ** La Cumbre de Alcance Latino se ha creado para proporcionar un espacio seguro para debatir y tomar acciones con el fin de crear mejores condiciones para la comunidad Latina que servimos alrededor del estado de Virginia. Únase a nosotros en esta Cumbre importante de UN DÍA que reunirá a familias y profesionales para una mejor...
Date(s): 5/14/2020 3:00 PM - 5/14/2020 4:15 PM
Description: This virtual training webinar is the third of a three-part series on nonacademic supports for strengthening the transition from high school to postsecondary education and training. Presenters will share strategies for promoting social emotional preparedness for transitions to postsecondary.
Date(s): 5/14/2020 12:45 PM - 5/14/2020 4:45 PM
Description: Attachment & Disorders of Attachment in Young Children (Registration) Thursday, May 14, 2020, 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. For Professionals Working With Or Supporting Children Ages Birth To Five And Their Families Sponsored by Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Presenter: Charles Zeanah, MD (https://www.zerotothree.org/our-team/charles-h-zeanah-jr) Chair of Psychiatry, Tulane University Director, Institute of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Dr. Zeanah...
Date(s): 5/14/2020 12:00 PM - 5/14/2020 1:00 PM
Description: During these uncertain times, VCU-ACE is working to provide resources for families. Weekly, VCU- ACE will provide an opportunity for parents to join us for Lunch and Learn. An interactive and secure Zoom meeting that will address different topics each week. There will be a short presentation with a time for Q&A. Thursday, May 14, 2020:  Home Activities to Learning Experiences Thursday, May 21, 2020:  Practical Ideas for Maintaining and Creating Structure at Home Thursday,...
Date(s): 5/13/2020 3:00 PM - 5/13/2020 4:00 PM, 6/2/2020 3:00 PM - 6/2/2020 4:00 PM
Description: The VDOE is pleased to offer a three-part webinar series titled Best Practices for Assessment of Young Children. This series will deliver targeted technical assistance in determining eligibility for special education and related services for children ages two through five. The webinars will be delivered by Marie Ireland, Eligibility and Speech Language Impairment Specialist. During these three webinars, participants will learn about best practices in assessing young children to ensure informed...
Date(s): 5/12/2020 12:00 PM - 5/12/2020 1:00 PM
Description: As schools transition to online learning and more time is spent with friends virtually than ever before, many parents have concerns about their teen's digital well-being. Children and Screens:  Institute of Digital Media and Child Development will be hosting an online workshop geared toward parents of teenagers to discuss healthy screen habits during the pandemic.