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Date(s): 4/27/2017 7:00 PM - 4/27/2017 9:00 PM
Description: The J and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team are hosting a workshop,” Special Needs Housing”. This workshop will feature working housing models, structuring housing in your legal instruments, residential ideas, and supports for individuals with disabilities. There will also be a housing-focused resource fair. This workshop is open to all at no-cost.
Date(s): 4/26/2017 2:00 PM - 4/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: In this inspiring webinar. Nature education expert, Tina Reeble, will share insights, tips, and practices that will help transform your early childhood program from conflict to harmony with outdoor play and nature exploration. The webinar will explore ways educators can use time in natural outdoor classrooms to effectively reduce children’s behavioral challenges, minimize conflict and,support peaceful interactions and add more joyful interactions to outdoor time. Join us to turn your...
Date(s): 4/26/2017 12:00 PM - 4/26/2017 1:00 PM, 4/26/2017 3:00 PM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Presenters: Linda Oggel, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech and Language Pathologist and Mona Pruett, M.S., OT/L, Program Specialist, Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center at VCU When voice output devices are initially introduced, the selection of vocabulary is essential. Limited “real estate” on low-tech communication devices (4, 8, 12 cells) makes vocabulary choice a fundamental and critical goal. Vocabulary selections on dynamic AAC devices are...
Date(s): 4/26/2017 9:00 AM - 4/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: SEAC ADVANCED training is open to SEAC members who have previously attended PEATC SEAC Basic training. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other local SEAC members and receive support and guidance on: - Reviewing by-laws - Discuss recruitment strategies - Review FOIA guidelines Please note space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be notified no later than March 22, 2017. You must receive a confirmation from the...
Date(s): 4/26/2017 8:15 AM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Leadership in Effective and Developmentally-appropriate Services (LEADS) Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Administrator Spring 2017 Institute.  The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for ECSE programs.  Since each division is different, this may include administrators, coordinators, specialists, lead...
Date(s): 4/25/2017 2:00 PM - 4/25/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Description: As classes become more diverse, negative attitudes towards those who are different persist, and bullying behaviors are on the rise. Self-reflection activities that teachers can use to understand how attitudes are formed will be shared, along with research-based strategies from the Making Friends Program. Together, these foster a sense of belonging for all children. Facilitators: Michaelene M. Ostrosky, Ph. D., Paddy C. Favazza, Ed.D. MICHAELENE M. OSTROSKY, Ph.D., is a Professor of...
Date(s): 4/25/2017 9:00 AM - 4/25/2017 3:30 PM
Description: SEAC BASIC training is open to SEAC chairs, advisors, and members. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other local SEAC members and receive support and guidance on: - SEAC regulations - SEAC roles and responsibilities - Building your local SEAC - Organization tips - How to be an agent of change Please note space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be notified no later than March 22, 2017. You must receive a...
Date(s): 4/22/2017 8:30 AM - 4/22/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 4/20/2017 4:00 PM - 4/20/2017 7:00 PM
Description: REGISTER NOW for Children Together's Spring Conference, Neurodevelopmental Science & Social-Emotional Development:Building Relationships at Home and in the Classroom with Dr. Beth Tuckwiller.  Focusing on birth to age 5, Dr. Tuckwiller will provide practical advice to optimize aspects of early social-emotional development, a critical foundation for healthy development. The session will focus on innovative ways in which to develop, implement, and sustain positive...
Date(s): 4/19/2017 4:00 PM - 4/19/2017 5:00 PM
Description: In this webinar, Martha French shares information about a widely used classroom assessment of communicative competency for children with hearing loss, the Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels). Dr. French will share information about the theory and origins of this assessment, how the assessment is implemented, and how student goals are established based on results.   (Watch for Part II, Following Assessment to Plan Language/Literacy Instruction, Dr. Martha French.)...
Date(s): 4/19/2017 2:00 PM - 4/19/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Even the youngest children are all too often exposed to trauma and stressful information, including violence, hatred, and disastrous events. We can do our part to combat the negative impact of these events. This webinar, part of the Trauma Solutions in Early Childhood Series, will be presented by trauma expert, Ileen Henderson. Ileen will describe the impact of trauma on young children, its effect on learning and child development and the importance of creating a space within your...
Date(s): 4/19/2017 8:30 AM - 4/20/2017 3:00 PM
Description: This FREE two day workshop is open to all service members and their spouses. This workshop will include vital information from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) on IEP’s and the regulations that govern Virginia’s schools, effective mediation and communication. PEATC will be presenting on Measurable IEP Goals and communication/collaboration. These segments are meant to be interactive so we ask that you please bring a copy of your IEP so we can use your goals as...
Date(s): 4/11/2017 3:30 PM - 4/11/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Talking about sensory characteristics of students has gotten very popular in recent years.  In this session we will explore the key features of sensory patterns; then we will discuss how you might notice behaviors that indicate students’ and teachers’ preferences in a classroom culture. We will also discover the sensory characteristics of classrooms and activities to begin to appreciate the importance of matching strategies with sensory patterns within the school routines for...
Date(s): 4/11/2017 11:30 AM - 4/12/2017 7:00 PM
Description: Registration for this event is closed. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), this symposium is for those involved in special education advocacy in Virginia, including parents.
Description: These events are for children who are vision impaired or blind up through age 12 and their families. They are free but some require registration.     Abingdon Audible Egg Hunt Saturday, April 8, 2017 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Pleasant View United Methodist Church 18416 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA Egg Hunt, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Activities, Pizza, & Prizes This event is open to all ages with vision impairments and their family/ siblings. Rain or Shine! SPONSORED BY VIRGINIA...
Date(s): 4/7/2017 1:00 PM - 4/8/2017 4:45 PM
Description: The Keynot Presenters are Dr. Nicholas Weatherly, BCBA-D, and Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, BCBS-D. The Conference is only open to members.  In order to reserve your spot, you must first become a member for the 2017 year. To register for the Conference, click here.  The prices before March 8, 2017 are Students – $30 and Full/Associate/Affiliate – $85.  March 8 and later: Students – $40 and Full/Associate/Affiliate – $100.  Workshop is $50 and limited to...
Date(s): 4/5/2017 4:00 PM - 4/5/2017 5:00 PM
Description: Presenters:  Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional & founder of AT for Education, ATforED.com, and Access4Employment.com  Stacy Driscoll, M.Ed, ATP  is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional, coordinator for ATinNH, and the founder of LifeLong Assistive Technology. Assistive Technology can support learners with autism who may struggle with executive function skills such as scheduling and reminders,...
Date(s): 4/5/2017 2:00 PM - 4/5/2017 3:30 PM
Description: In this presentation we will explore how biases and microaggressions delivered intentionally or unintentionally can cause a rift in teacher-family partnership and staff relationships. Using real life examples, we will examine different types of microaggressions, their potential messages and impacts on the recipients. We will also offer suggestions for addressing microaggressions in schools, and practical strategies for more effective and respectful communication. In this...
Date(s): 4/4/2017 12:00 PM - 4/4/2017 1:00 PM
Description: We heard you loud and clear! Based on participant feedback about the webinar on this topic in February, we have planned a second web discussion to address specific, real-world challenges with providing EI in child care centers. Join us for Part 2 of our discussion, when we will dig deeper and discuss several challenging scenarios with a panel of experienced service providers, including an occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and developmental services provider. The panel will...
Date(s): 4/1/2017 9:00 AM - 4/1/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Math & Literacy: School-Based Instructional Leadership Explore math and/or literacy coaching strategies in subject-specific sessions Discover integrated strategies for math and literacy coaching Network with colleagues and experts REGISTRATION FEE $25 PER PARTICIPANT (PARKING, COFFEE, LUNCH) SPECIAL HOTEL RATES AVAILABLE
Date(s): 4/1/2017 8:00 AM - 4/1/2017 5:00 PM
Description: Dynamic Learning Strategies: Getting Everyone Engaged! Keynote Speaker – Chad Triolet Chad has been working for Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) for 22 years. He was an elementary physical education teacher for 18 years at Deep Creek Elementary. He also coordinated the Safe Routes to School Grant for CPS for 3 years. Chad is currently serving as an Assistant Principal at Sparrow Road Intermediate, a Title I school in Chesapeake. As an educator, he believes in promoting an instruction that...
Date(s): 3/28/2017 7:30 AM - 3/28/2017 4:00 PM, 3/30/2017 7:30 AM - 3/30/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in conjunction with the Virginia Student Support and Conduct Committee (VSSCC) is providing Reframing Discipline:  A Practitioner’s Conference on March 28, 2017, in Roanoke, Virginia and March 30, 2017, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  The conference offers an opportunity for school leaders and student support personnel to learn from other practitioners’ efforts to reduce suspensions/expulsions and improve school climate. The...
Date(s): 3/25/2017 9:00 AM - 3/25/2017 3:00 PM
Description: EdcampEVA is for all educators to engage in dialogue on a variety of educational topics.  Topics include STEM, writing instruction, formative assessments, math stations, the reluctant learner and more! Find out more information today!
Date(s): 3/25/2017 8:30 AM - 3/25/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 3/25/2017 8:30 AM - 3/25/2017 12:00 PM
Description: This is a free training, part of a series titled "Focus on Quaity: Your Road Map to Success" provided by Smart Beginnngs Greater Prince William. Upon completion, participants will be able to:  - Understand and use of the Environment Rating Scales  - Use the tools to assess and improve early learning environments - Use the Environment Rating Scales to define and measure quality - Understand how the Environment Rating Scales are used in Virginia Quality (VSQI/QRIS) Participants will...
Date(s): 3/24/2017 8:30 AM - 3/24/2017 4:00 PM, 3/25/2017 8:30 AM - 3/25/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Florida APBS network has been working in conjunction with the Florida Network on Disabilities and the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities to present a PBS Conference event for families and professionals. The Working Together to Support Positive Student Behavior Conference is designed to be accessible for national and international participants via the web.  There is no costand all you need to do is In this conference we will engage in a collaboration between families and educators...
Date(s): 3/24/2017 8:30 AM - 3/24/2017 12:00 PM
Description: Registration is closed for this event. Self-Determination is a best practice in education. It puts the student at the center of their own lives and prepares them with critical life skills. Self-Determination enhances the long-term success of school-wide initiatives and Tiered Systems of Support makes self-determination accessible for all students. School personnel from the following school districts are invited: Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun, Manassas City, Manassas Park, Prince William (but...
Date(s): 3/23/2017 9:00 AM - 3/23/2017 4:00 PM, 3/24/2017 9:00 AM - 3/24/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Diane Sheline will talk about identification of children with CVI, assessment tools to use (including The CVI Range), and simple techniques and strategies to use with children who have a diagnosis of CVI (or some other form of brain-damage related vision loss). Overall strategies will be discussed as well as how to adapt the environment and modify the presentation of materials, toys, and other learning items.  The registration fee is $60.00 and will include lunch and a...
Date(s): 3/23/2017 8:30 AM - 3/23/2017 3:00 PM
Description: When we look at making the iPad accessible for students with significant disabilities, we often find motoric challenges impact potential success. In order to overcome this barrier, we often turn to switches as a tool to support access. However, in order for our kids to be successful, we need to understand a few foundational concepts related to Apple’s switch control settings, scanning options, as well as the different types of switches and interface devices, iPad cases, and mounting...
Date(s): 3/22/2017 2:00 PM - 3/22/2017 3:30 PM
Description: n a time where there seems to be many negative messages in the media and beyond, we in early childhood programs experience the effects on young children.  This webinar, presented by Jacky Howell, will share a variety of ideas and strategies to use in your programs that embrace a culture of acceptance and kindness. Objectives: Description and examples will be given defining a classroom that embraces a culture of acceptance and kindness. Concrete strategies and ideas will be shared that...
Date(s): 3/22/2017 8:00 AM - 3/22/2017 5:00 PM
Description: SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS: MAKING HEADWAY & HEARTWAY IN INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH Keynotes: Walter Gilliam Ph.D., Yale University, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy to speak about his research through Yale on Preschool Expulsion revealing that preschoolers are expelled at 3x the rate of K-12 students and about his latest research on "Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Settings." Gerard Costa, Ph.D., Montclair State University, Center for Autism and...
Date(s): 3/21/2017 12:00 PM - 3/21/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Do you use Chromebooks in the classroom, the Chrome browser, or have access to Google's suite of education applications? Join Matt Newton, coordinator of educational and assistive technology for the T/TAC at Virginia Tech, as he discusses the power of chrome. Through this webinar you will learn how you can use associated apps and extensions like FlowPaper, Kami, and Snapverter as well as a variety of easy to install screen-reading options and annotation tools to create, check, and get the most...
Date(s): 3/21/2017 8:30 AM - 3/21/2017 3:30 PM, 3/22/2017 8:30 PM - 3/22/2017 3:30 PM, 4/4/2017 8:30 PM - 4/4/2017 3:30 PM, 4/5/2017 8:30 PM - 4/5/2017 3:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce K-12 Mathematics Institutes to be held in March and April 2017 at four sites across the Commonwealth. These Institutes will utilize a train-the-trainer model to provide professional development focused on instruction that supports implementation of the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL).  The sessions will be framed by the five process goals for students becoming mathematical problem solvers, communicating...
Date(s): 3/20/2017 8:00 AM - 3/21/2017 3:30 PM
Description: If you are a special education teacher, speech & language pathologist, OT, social worker, psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, nurse practitioner, counselor, administrator, regular education teacher, paraprofessional, or parent this conference is for you! Join us to learn the latest strategies and interventions for teachers that can be used in the classroom immediately.   **** Regular-education teachers (as well as special education teachers and support staff) will find the information...
Date(s): 3/20/2017 - 3/24/2017
Description: What is Virtual Summit? You may have heard a lot about deeper learning and innovation. Opportunities and resources abound, but if you’re like most teachers, you don’t have extra time to wade through a mountain of Web sites and links from Twitter and Facebook. Lucky you! We’ve created a virtual summit packed with everything you need to know about deeper learning–all enjoyed for FREE from the comfort of your own home. During the virtual summit, you’ll hear from...
Date(s): 3/18/2017 1:00 PM - 3/18/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia, Autism Society of Northern Virginia, and a host of other support organizations for individuals of all ages with any disability in coordination with the Fairfax County Therapeutic Recreation Services will be having the 12th annual Adapted Sports, Recreation and Travel Fair for Individuals with Disabilities. No RSVP necessary.
Date(s): 3/18/2017 8:30 AM - 3/18/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 3/16/2017 8:30 AM - 3/16/2017 3:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 3/15/2017 7:00 PM - 3/15/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Parents and caregivers of youth with disabilities face many challenges when helping their students prepare for adulthood and entering the workforce. Jean Steveson, Director of Transition Services with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, will explain the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and how it relates to students with disabilities. She will focus in particular on the Pre-Employment Transition Services (PreETS) available for teenagers who are DARS clients....
Date(s): 3/15/2017 4:00 PM - 3/15/2017 6:00 PM, 3/16/2017 8:00 AM - 3/16/2017 11:00 PM, 3/17/2017 8:00 AM - 3/17/2017 3:15 PM
Description: SUMMIT ATTENDEES WILL Understand how to conquer demographic and socioeconomic challenges Learn how to implement the Five Principles of Family Engagement Discover solutions to support equity and diversity Acquire techniques to impact school reform, climate and culture Gain Strategies to support ESSA Family Engagement requirements PRICING Pre-Early Bird Registration Fee: $475.00, receive 10% off the Early Bird Registration Fee if you register and pay by September 30, 2016. Early Bird...
Date(s): 3/15/2017 2:00 PM - 3/15/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Description: Reading to young children is a developmentally appropriate practice common in many homes and early childhood classrooms. Shared reading is also an excellent context to teach important early literacy skills that can provide the foundation for reading success. Many children with autism and other developmental disabilities may require behavioral supports and reading modifications to encourage active participation in shared book reading. This webinar will cover practical, evidence-based...
Date(s): 3/13/2017 12:00 PM - 3/13/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Due to the popularity of Kindles as personal reading devices as well as the relatively inexpensive cost of the Kindle Fire many students who need accessible instructional materials may find themselves with a Kindle in hand.  But what accessible features are available on a Kindle?  What steps can you take to ensure that AIM-VA pdfs are usable on a device built for Amazon specific files? Join us as we explore Kindles of various types and how they might be utilized by your students using...
Date(s): 3/10/2017 7:30 AM - 3/10/2017 2:00 PM, 3/11/2017 7:30 AM - 3/11/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Friday, March 10 Pre-conference Workshop: Enhancing Clinical Practice (for health care professionals seeking advanced brain injury practice knowledge) Saturday, March 11 Annual Brain Injury Conference Conference Highlights Featured presenter: Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, Brain Trauma Foundation Pre-conference workshop for professionals featuring advanced clinical sessions Networking luncheon Dedicated exhibit times Nationally known presenters and trending topics Introductory,...
Date(s): 3/8/2017 12:00 PM - 3/8/2017 1:30 PM
Description: Please join the Arc of Northern Virginia on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 12-1:30 p.m. for a safety and justice for people with developmental disabilities panel, to be held live in-person and via webinar.  Presenters will talk about how to make a safety plan to prevent your loved one with a disability from having negative interactions with first responders, as well a discussion on what to do if your loved one does have an experience with law enforcement. There is a live webinar or an...
Date(s): 3/7/2017 12:00 PM - 3/7/2017 1:00 PM
Description: Your impact on families goes well beyond the time you spend with them. The words you use, the compassion you show, and the integrity you model can have long lasting effects! Come talk with us about unpacking your personal biases and beliefs so you can have the most positive long term influence on the children and families with whom you are privileged to work. Presenter: Jen Newton, Ph.D. Jen Newton is an assistant professor at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.  A former...
Date(s): 3/7/2017 12:00 PM - 3/7/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Adobe Reader is the free go-to PDF reader for most computers and has wonderful accessible features you and your students can use with your AIM-VA PDFs.  Students can easily navigate materials, make comments or annotate documents, readily enlarge text, and more-  the use of Adobe reader offers not only accessibility when used with AIM-VA materials but general usability for students reading in the electronic classroom.  Come learn about the specific features, how they are used, and...
Date(s): 3/6/2017 7:00 PM - 3/6/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Times are a'changing! Marianne Moore, Transition Specialist in the Office of Special Education Program Improvement at the Virginia Department of Education, will update families about Virginia's high school graduation requirements. Get the latest about credit accommodations and the new applied studies diploma. Students with disabilities and their families will learn how course selection and IEP team decisions about assessments in middle and high school can impact a student's diploma options....
Date(s): 3/4/2017 8:00 AM - 3/4/2017 1:15 PM
Description: Conference Format: The conference will consist of a key note and three sessions. Participants may choose to attend the breakout sessions as applicable/relevant. Keynote speaker: Toya Frank (assistant professor in Mathematics Education Leadership and Secondary Education programs at GMU) – speaking on equity in mathematics. Registration: Pre-registration is highly encouraged and must be received by February 20, 2017. Refunds will not be available after this date. Continental breakfast will...
Date(s): 3/2/2017 7:00 PM - 3/2/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Families formed by foster care, adoption and kinship care face many challenges as the youth in their care approach legal adulthood. Trusts expert Tia Marsili will review options for supported decision making and guardianship arrangements. She will also detail long range financial planning strategies including special needs trusts. While the discussion will focus on the needs of formed families, the webinar is open to all interested participants.
Date(s): 3/2/2017 3:30 PM - 3/2/2017 4:30 PM
Description: In this webinar, Francie Alexander, Chief Academic Officer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, will focus on choosing and using books to engage all children, including reluctant readers. Francie Alexander is the Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for the Intervention Solutions Group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). She manages the evidence-based portfolio of research projects, and is especially focused on translating research results into recommendations for product development. She...