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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): 5/12/2020 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.
Date(s): 5/8/2020 3:00 PM - 5/8/2020 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar features self-advocates' stories about the impact social distancing and technology has had on their work, and other parts of their lives, such as staying in touch with family, friends, and support staff. Each of the presenters work on a research project that focuses on transition practices.
Date(s): 5/8/2020 - 5/8/2020 11:59 PM
Description: **This event will be held online, virtually and will be available to access for 24 hours.** The objective of this event is to provide relevant and up to date educational information to professional advocates and parent advocates (paid and not paid) to empower them to positively support parents of children with disabilities in Virginia.
Date(s): 5/7/2020 12:00 PM - 5/7/2020 1:00 PM, 5/7/2020 3:00 PM - 5/7/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration/ Presenter: Matthew Newton/ 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 receive a kit of materials in the mail to follow along with the...
Date(s): 5/6/2020 - 5/12/2020
Description: The topic is challenging behavior from many angles. The focus will be on prevention and looking at how to support children using innovative strategies and what to do in those moments when a child is in a full blown tantrum or aggressing towards others. Bigger picture societal trends and what those have to do with moment-to-moment classroom struggles will be considered. Conference Topics: Getting to the Root of Difficult Behavior Conscious Discipline Outdoor Play and Challenging Behavior...
Date(s): 5/5/2020 3:00 PM - 5/5/2020 4:00 PM
Description: STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. In this episode, discover the math component of STEAM, including how preschoolers explore everyday math concepts through daily routines and interactions. Preschool teachers and family child care providers will learn strategies and teaching practices that help all children explore math. Also, explore strategies for using art to encourage math concepts and skills. This webinar will have English and Spanish captioning.
Date(s): 5/5/2020 12:00 PM - 5/5/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Feeling like you’ve taken a bigger bite than you can chew when faced with addressing feeding issues? Join us to learn more about feeding specialists, atypical feeding, and feeding strategies. Jessica Hale, Infant Program Educator Jessica Hale is a VA Beach Infant Program Educator. She assesses for eligibility, completes ASPs, and provides developmental services. Stephanie Shrewsberry, Service Coordinator Stephanie is a Virginia Beach Infant Program Family Services...
Date(s): 5/5/2020 - 5/7/2020
Description: Better Together: The Importance of Partnership The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs—and an enduring impact. For over 15 years, the Inclusion Institute has drawn people from across the country and around the globe to Chapel Hill to...
Date(s): 4/30/2020 2:00 PM - 4/30/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Tune in to this community webinar to learn more about: How to plan your own virtual circle time Equipment and tools to run your own sessions Views on pre-recorded versus live sessions Sharing some easy activity ideas
Date(s): 4/30/2020 1:00 PM - 4/30/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Registration Ongoing schedule changes and uncertainty due to the spread of the Coronavirus can present special challenges. Tune in to hear ideas for providing compassionate support to individuals on the autism spectrum who are experiencing disruptions and anxiety related to the virus and its impact. About the Speaker: Amanda Tami, LPC, BCBA, holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and has completed a recertification program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition to being...
Date(s): 4/30/2020 12:00 PM - 4/30/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Are you an educator, related service provider, or parent with a student at home who needs some additional support creating your own low-tech assistive technology (AT)? DIY AT is here to help! This webinar will explore how to make several low-tech AT tools through easy steps with common items and materials that can found around the house. We will demonstrate the steps to assemble low tech tools during the webinar, identify the simple tools you will need, and share the materials lists and...
Date(s): 4/30/2020 9:00 AM - 4/30/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Receive updates about Early Childhood in Virginia to include Legislative Updates & Governor's Budget, Advocacy through VA Voices for Children, Seamless transition from Community College to GMU B.A. program, VA Quality, Early Childhood Mental Health, and the PDG B-5 Renewal Grant Invited Speakers include: Mary Beth Testa, Voices for Virginia's Children Julie Kidd, George Mason University Christine Schull, Northern Virginia Community College Kris Myers, Virginia Quality Bonnie Grifa, Virginia...
Date(s): 4/29/2020 1:00 PM - 4/29/2020 2:30 PM
Description: PRESENTERS: Wanda Council, Virginia Department of Education, Ira Padhye, VA Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness, and Debbie Pfeiffer, VSDB Outreach Services OBJECTIVES: To share information and resources that may be useful during this extraordinary time when educators are working from home and serving children and families who are in their homes. 1.5 contact hours of participation TARGET AUDIENCE: Educators and related service providers working with children, ages birth...
Date(s): 4/28/2020 8:00 AM - 4/28/2020 4:00 PM, 4/29/2020 8:00 AM - 4/29/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Information & Registration The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety (VCSCS) at the Department of Criminal Justice Services(DCJS), is announcing the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference to be held April 28-29, 2020, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The theme for the Conference is “Navigating the Landscape of School Safety.” Attendees will learn about data-informed and impactful practices that advance school...
Date(s): 4/25/2020 7:30 AM - 4/25/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Dr. Paul J. Riccomini will serve as keynote speaker on the topic of High-Leverage Practices and then moderator for panelists to follow, who will speak on the same theme. An experienced classroom teacher, author, mathematician, and leading special education expert, Dr. Paul J. Riccomini has taught mathematics to both general and special education students in inclusive settings in grades seven through twelve. He is co-author of the bestselling Response to Intervention in Math and Developing Number...
Date(s): 4/25/2020 - 4/25/2020 11:59 PM
Description: **This event will be held online, virtually and will be available to access for 24 hours.** Sat, April 25, 2020 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM EDT Please join us at the 2020 Family Engagement Summit while we explore ways to encourage Family Engagement in school cultures as a way to improve student outcomes. Our dynamic speakers will provide practical research-based tools to help strengthen the cord that binds educators and parents together for the success of all children.
Date(s): 4/23/2020 2:00 PM - 4/23/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Please join senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education for a COVID-19 briefing. The briefing will provide an overview of the Department’s implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, focused on funding allocated to the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund to ensure learning continues. The call will take place on Thursday, April 23 at 2 p.m. EDT and you may join the call five minutes prior to the start time. To participate,...
Date(s): 4/23/2020 1:00 PM - 4/23/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Your morning routine is broken — and exhausting. Your child stays up too late and sleeps half the morning away, or drags their feet over the slightest bit of work. Even without an early school bell, it’s nag nag nag to get your child to engage with remote learning. In this live Q&A webinar, Sharon Saline, Psy.D., will solve your specific routine and scheduling challenges.
Date(s): 4/23/2020 12:00 PM - 4/23/2020 1:00 PM, 4/23/2020 3:00 PM - 4/23/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration/ Presenter: Denise Henry-Orndorff/ Do you use Google Extensions? Do you want or need a few more tools for your Google Toolbox? Come and learn about over 80 extensions you and your students can use via a Periodic Table of Google Extensions. You will learn about everything from text to speech extensions to brain breaks to tools for productivity. You are guaranteed to learn a few more tools you can use! Contact Us
Date(s): 4/23/2020 9:00 AM - 4/23/2020 4:00 PM, 5/14/2020 9:00 AM - 5/14/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration- April 23, 2020 - Fairfax Registration- May 14, 2020 - Hampton Roads This event is for EFMP/SLO staff only!Our free training is for professionals who support military families who have students with disabilities. During this training, attendees will learn about best practices used in supporting military members, trends, and topics of interest to military families whose students receive Special Education services in Virginia. This year we will cover Early Childhood, Understanding...
Date(s): 4/22/2020 1:00 PM - 4/22/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Registration Learn skills to handle disagreements with family members, resources for virtual social interactions, and general guidelines about coping with the lockdown for individuals with ASD and their families. About the Speaker: Aarti Nair, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral scholar in the Dapretto Lab at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. Dr. Nair received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and anthropology from the University of Mumbai, and her master’s degree in clinical...
Date(s): 4/21/2020 2:00 PM - 3/21/2020 3:00 PM
Description: There has never been a more important time in education. With an unprecedented upending of traditional schooling, teachers are placed in the position to direct learning from afar. In this webinar, strategies for family efficacy and feedback will be shared to help teachers better monitor and understand how learning is progressing at home. The term family academic socialization will be explained and broken down into usable components by teachers. Audience: All educators.
Date(s): 4/20/2020 12:00 PM - 4/20/2020 12:15 PM, 4/27/2020 12:00 PM - 4/27/2020 12:15 PM, 5/4/2020 12:00 PM - 5/4/2020 12:15 PM, 5/11/2020 12:00 PM - 5/11/2020 12:15 PM
Description: Former First Lady Michelle Obama is reading children’s books over free livestreams for children who are stuck at home (and probably for parents, too). “Mondays With Michelle Obama” starts April 20 at noon EST with Obama reading “The Gruffalo” and will continue for the next four Mondays, through May 11. Variety reports that the project is a collaboration between Obama, Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS Kids. Here’s her reading...
Date(s): 4/20/2020 7:30 AM - 4/21/2020 3:30 PM, 4/23/2020 7:30 AM - 4/24/2020 3:30 PM
Description: Registration The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the Family and Community Engagement Institute for federal program coordinators and other key instructional staff supporting programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). The intended audience for the proposed institute is a team of local educational agency (LEA) school and division leaders, including representatives from special...
Date(s): 4/16/2020 3:00 PM - 4/16/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Register PRESENTERS: Wanda Council, Virginia Department of Education; Kim Avila, VI Consortium, GMU; Caren Phipps, Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired; and Debbie Pfeiffer, VSDB Outreach Services OBJECTIVES: To share information and resources that may be useful during this extraordinary time when teachers are working from home and serving children and families who are in their homes. 1.5 hours of participation CEUs TARGET AUDIENCE: Educators...
Date(s): 4/16/2020 1:00 PM - 4/16/2020 2:00 PM
Description: What You'll Learn Strategies for helping your students' families Ways to stay connected, predictable, and engaged An open Q&A session with our CLASS Specialists
Date(s): 4/16/2020 12:00 PM - 4/16/2020 1:00 PM
Description: During these uncertain times, VCU-ACE is working to provide resources for families. Beginning Thursday, April 16 from 12-1:00 and continuing 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. Supporting Postitive Behaviors at Home What causes changes in behaviors? How to bring stucture to this "new...
Date(s): 4/15/2020 5:00 PM - 4/15/2020 6:00 PM
Description: Please join us to share your experiences providing during COVID-19. We will discuss strengths, challenges, and solutions from the field, for the field. If you serve young children with disabilities and their families, this session is for you. Sharon Walsh, DEC's Governmental Relations Consultant will be on hand share to share information about current federal resources as aligned with the crisis. Please be ready with questions and resources to share. ***Reminder: This...
Date(s): 4/15/2020 9:00 AM - 4/15/2020 4:00 PM, 4/16/2020 9:00 AM - 4/16/2020 4:00 PM, 4/23/2020 9:00 AM - 4/23/2020 4:00 PM, 4/24/2020 9:00 AM - 4/24/2020 4:00 PM, 4/30/2020 9:00 AM - 4/30/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Evidence-based practices are a wide set of interventions that have established effectiveness in improving outcomes for children, families, and communities. School personnel that coordinate and support interventions as well as schools that participate in Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) may already be familiar with EBP. Community agencies (i.e., juvenile detention, community services boards, and social services) are beginning to put these practices in place as well. As the use of EBP...
Date(s): 4/14/2020 2:00 PM - 4/14/2020 3:00 PM
Description: In this webinar, Dr. Constantino will share the research tenants of family efficacy and how those can be applied to the use of any social media platform a particular school or teacher may be using. Particular attention will be paid to research and practice that focuses on the use of technology to promote family efficacy. Several examples will be shared to give participants an opportunity to see the research put into real practice. Audience: Any educator relying on technology to communicate with...
Date(s): 4/13/2020 3:30 PM - 4/13/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Explore the US Department of Education's Technology Toolkit for English Learners. This Toolkit brings suggestions and resources for educators who want to utilize new technology-based resources to help their ELs.
Date(s): 4/13/2020 3:30 PM - 4/13/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Please join us to share your experiences providing services during COVID-19. We will discuss strengths, challenges, and solutions from the field, for the field. If you serve infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, this session is for you. Sharon Walsh, DEC's Governmental Relations Consultant, will be on hand share to share information about current federal resources as aligned with the crisis. Please be ready with questions and resources to share. ***Reminder: This listening...
Date(s): 4/10/2020 12:00 PM - 4/10/2020 12:15 PM, 4/17/2020 12:00 PM - 4/17/2020 12:15 PM, 4/24/2020 12:00 PM - 4/24/2020 12:15 PM, 5/1/2020 12:00 PM - 5/1/2020 12:15 PM
Description: Register Guided mindfulness sessions Fridays at 12:00pm ET. Practice mindfulness with Maria Gehl, an internationally recognized leader in mindfulness in early childhood. During these 15-minute weekly sessions, Maria will guide us through simple yet effective techniques to use throughout each day to manage stress and anxiety. First Session is on April 10, 2020.
Date(s): 4/9/2020 11:00 AM - 4/9/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Registration The uncertainty and sudden changes caused by COVID-19 are difficult for all families, but particularly so for some families and individuals experiencing anxiety and autism. Tune in for supportive tips, mindfulness techniques, and positive ideas for managing the stress. About the Speakers: Lisa Latten, MsED, a family navigator at The UMRC supporting families , and Caitlin LeGros, MSN, a Certified Nurse Midwife with the URMC Midwifery group, are both active in the special needs...
Date(s): 4/8/2020 2:00 PM - 4/8/2020 3:00 PM, 4/8/2020 8:00 PM - 4/8/2020 9:00 PM
Description: Information & Registration As parents, there are times our children drive us crazy! In this time of rapid change and, for most of us, some kind of confinement at home, this can be especially true. Getting through the day can become tense, and we can be unsure about how to discipline our children. Join us for this free web-based meeting with Randy Sprick. Randy is a parent (and yes, sometimes his children drive him crazy), a grandparent, and a world leader in effective behavior...
Date(s): 4/8/2020 2:00 PM - 4/8/2020 3:30 PM
Description: All children need for their parents, caregivers, and educational professionals to “show up” and ensure they feel safe, seen, soothed, and secure. All children benefit when caregivers recognize and reduce stressors (big and small). This is because young children need our help learning how to self-regulate (which is about dealing with stressors not self-control). Our job in supporting children mindfully is to remain calm, even in the middle of a storm, to reduce stressors across the...
Date(s): 4/7/2020 3:00 PM - 4/7/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Strategies to Decrease Disproportionality, A Discussion with Local School Board Members Presenter: Rebecca Kahila, School Safety and Discipline Specialist, Office of Student Services, Virginia Department of Education
Date(s): 4/7/2020 2:00 PM - 4/7/2020 3:00 PM
Description: In this webinar, Dr. Constantino will discuss his concept of invisible engagement, engagement that you may not see but can see the results of. With the present conditions of learning at home, this concept can easily be adapted by teachers and worked into the process that is already in place in their school to provide structure and lessons while students are away from school. Audience: Teachers and those responsible for creating lessons.