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Date(s): 9/21/2021 5:00 PM - 9/21/2021 7:00 PM
Description: Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of childhood visual impairment in the United States. Children with CVI present with unique visual behavioral characteristics, across a range of visual functioning and adaptive needs. This webinar will focus on the unique impact of CVI through an exploration of Characteristics and Phases, and an overview of approaches to student-centered intervention focusing on the needs of families. The workshop will be led by Chris Russell, the coordinator...
Date(s): 9/16/2021 3:00 PM - 9/16/2021 4:15 PM
Description: This webinar on "Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Dyslexia" will feature Tiffany Hogan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. The 60-minute presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer session. A Certificate of Attendance will be available upon conclusion of the webinar. The mission of Virginia Joint Coalition of Learning Disabilities and Literacy (VJCLDL) is to provide free professional development targeting a greater understanding of learning disabilities and literacy as identified...
Date(s): 9/13/2021 - 9/20/2021
Description: Military service members and their families are resilient and resourceful, many also face unique challenges and have special considerations related to the service of their country. When military families have a student with a disability, it adds another layer of complexity accessing information and supports, while ensuring their students receive a free, appropriate public education. The Parent Education Advocacy Training Center (PEATC), in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education...
Date(s): 9/9/2021 11:30 AM - 9/9/2021
Description: Why are partnerships so difficult? What can be done to improve understanding between parents and professionals as they seek to find mutual agreement on IEPs, and other issues related to education for students with disabilities? This workshop will help participants discover communication techniques, learn how to recognize and prevent barriers to communication, and build agreements around difficult problems.Sponsored by the Fort Belvoir Army Community Service EFMP Office 
Date(s): 8/31/2021 6:00 PM - 8/31/2021 9:00 PM
Description: Join the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to kick off the 2021-2022 school year as we engage families and communities in fostering a love for literacy!  Choose from a variety of informative sessions hosted by Virginia Department of Education specialists and coordinators as well as educators and community groups from across the Commonwealth.  Gain resources and supports that will allow literacy and learning to flourish at home and throughout your community. Session 1 is from Aug,...
Date(s): 8/25/2021 6:30 PM - 8/25/2021 8:00 PM, 8/26/2021 6:30 PM - 8/26/2021 8:00 PM
Description: Ready or not, our kids are growing and developing. Every child develops at their own pace and milestones give us a general idea of when to expect certain skills to develop. Acting early can make a difference! In this workshop, we’re going over the basics. We’ll talk about what are milestones, define the domains (categories of development), provide resources for supporting a child’s development, and share tips on what to do if there are concerns. Feel free to bring your own...
Date(s): 8/24/2021 11:30 AM - 8/24/2021
Description: This presentation takes you through the reasons to request special education evaluations, timelines that are in place, and the all-important Eligibility meeting. It also covers the steps of a re-evaluation and the parental right to an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE). Sponsored by MCB Quantico School Liaison Officer and the Exceptional Family Member Program Office. 
Date(s): 8/23/2021 10:00 AM - 8/23/2021 11:30 AM, 8/24/2021 10:00 AM - 8/24/2021 11:00 AM, 8/25/2021 10:00 AM - 8/25/2021 11:00 AM, 8/26/2021 10:00 AM - 8/26/2021 11:00 AM
Description: September is Attendance Awareness Month! To kick off this year’s Attendance Awareness Month, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) invites you to attend a free webinar series, “Rebounding with Attendance: Maximizing Student Engagement.” COVID-19 has disrupted education for almost every student, and vulnerable students such as those with disabilities, experiencing homelessness, or English learners face the greatest consequences when it comes to attendance. Chronic...
Date(s): 8/19/2021 6:30 PM - 8/19/2021 7:30 PM, 9/2/2021 6:30 PM - 9/2/2021 7:30 PM, 9/16/2021 6:30 PM - 9/16/2021 7:30 PM
Description: PEATC in collaboration with the Legal Aid Justice Center presents this five-part series. This webinar series will give parents, caregivers, and guardians information and practical advocacy tips for when their child faces a suspension or expulsion, school or community-based arrest, or detention. Multiple Dates, 6:30-7:30 PM Aug. 19 - Handcuffs in the Hallway: School-Based Arrests and Referrals to Law Enforcement Sept. 2 - Kids in Court: An Overview of the Juvenile Legal System...
Date(s): 8/18/2021 6:00 PM - 8/18/2021
Description: This presentation will help prepare parents for what to expect in the IEP meeting, and how to have a productive student-focused meeting. From preplanning before the meeting to working together afterwards, this presentation will build relationships and advocacy skills of the parents while focusing on the needs of the student.
Date(s): 8/18/2021 2:00 PM - 8/18/2021 3:15 PM
Description: In this webinar, two innovative educators kick off the new year with tools and strategies designed to cultivate curiosity, build confidence, and make learning accessible for all students. Al Thomas is a Creativity Integration Consultant and Founder of Educopilot. He explores concrete ways to use edtech to create space for student voice and choice. His lessons will: Follow principles of Multiple Means of Engagement, and Representation Compliment a wide range of subject matter Integrate with...
Date(s): 8/18/2021 11:00 AM, 8/25/2021 11:00 AM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration webinars. The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for early childhood special education (ECSE) programs. Since each division is different, this may include directors, coordinators, specialists, lead teachers, or others serving in this capacity. This two-part series is specifically designed for...
Date(s): 8/16/2021 11:00 AM - 8/16/2021 4:00 PM, 8/17/2021 11:00 AM - 8/17/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Join Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia and the Cross-State Collaborative to Support Schools in the Opioid Crisis for a Summit for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who support PreK-12 educators and students experiencing trauma. This is an online event. Contact information will be provided closer to the event date.
Date(s): 8/16/2021 - 9/20/2021
Description: This course is designed to provide educators with skills and knowledge to instruct students with ASD in the educational setting. The course provides an overview of the importance of good instruction, appropriate skill selection, and evidence-based practices. A focus of the course will surround the "foundational five" evidence-based practices. The "foundational five" include: antecedent-based interventions, visual supports, systematic instruction, and interventions to promote social and...
Date(s): 8/12/2021 7:00 PM - 8/12/2021
Description: Why are partnerships so difficult? What can be done to improve understanding between parents and professionals as they seek to find mutual agreement on IEPs, and other issues related to education for students with disabilities? This workshop will help participants discover communication techniques, learn how to recognize and prevent barriers to communication, and build agreements around difficult problems.Sponsored by The Whole Family Foundation
Date(s): 8/12/2021 3:30 PM - 8/12/2021 5:30 PM, 8/19/2021 3:30 PM - 8/19/2021 5:30 PM, 8/26/2021 3:30 PM - 8/26/2021 5:30 PM, 9/2/2021 3:30 PM - 9/2/2021 5:30 PM, 9/9/2021 3:30 PM - 9/9/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is currently the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness for children in the United States. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services is collaborating with the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) and statewide programs for sensory disabilities to provide a series of professional development and training webinars on CVI. Registration is now available online through July...
Date(s): 8/11/2021 3:00 PM - 8/11/2021 5:00 PM, 8/11/2021 6:00 PM - 8/11/2021 8:00 PM, 8/12/2021 3:00 PM - 8/12/2021 5:00 PM, 8/12/2021 6:00 PM - 8/12/2021 8:00 PM
Description: Addressing Unfinished Learning in the Mathematics Classroom - Building Bridges for Student Success is being offered for teachers from August through October 2021. In the first webinar of this series, join the VDOE mathematics team to learn how you can utilize VDOE resources to assist you in both long-term and day-to-day planning for instruction. Learn how the VDOE mathematics tracking logs, bridging documents, and Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks can support effective instruction and...
Date(s): 8/5/2021 3:00 PM - 8/5/2021 4:00 PM, 8/18/2021 3:00 PM - 8/18/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Closing schools, shifted schedules, remote, hybrid, and in-person learning have led to an incredibly irregular school year for our kids. The pandemic has left parents wondering if their children will feel prepared for the 2022 school year after months of worries over learning loss and reduced social contact. In this workshop you will learn: Ways to make the most of learning moments with your child at home Approaches for play and other unstructured time to optimize learning How to encourage and...
Date(s): 7/27/2021 6:00 PM - 7/27/2021 8:00 PM, 8/3/2021 6:00 PM - 8/3/2021 8:00 PM
Description: These events are sold out. Please join us for a live, virtual training event, Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities. The purpose of this training is to assist you in understanding these four things: What are some of the keys to your child's academic success? What decisions will you need to make regarding your child's educational path? At what point will you be making these decisions? In this training, we refer to these as critical decision points. What information...
Date(s): 7/22/2021 10:30 AM - 7/22/2021 11:30 AM, 7/22/2021 6:30 PM - 7/22/2021 7:30 PM, 7/24/2021 10:00 AM - 7/24/2021 11:00 AM, 7/26/2021 6:30 PM - 7/26/2021 7:30 PM
Description: These Zoom Trainings are sold out. Join us for one of these live Zoom trainings to learn ways to use your self advocacy skills and to plan for the future you want!   *For students with disabilities age 12-22 who live in Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia ONLY* WAZE to Adulthood for Students is a FREE LIVE ZOOM training for you! Join us for a live zoom training to learn ways to use your self advocacy skills and to plan for the future you want! We will...
Date(s): 7/19/2021 - 7/23/2021
Description: Typically held in Washington, D.C., during July, the Special Education Legislative Summit (SELS) is an opportunity for educators from across the country to make a difference by advocating for change with Members of Congress.  The COVID-19 pandemic will bring the Summit to new heights with a Virtual SELS being held the week of July 19-23, 2021. **There is no cost to attend the 2021 Virtual SELS, although membership in CEC and CASE are strongly encouraged**
Date(s): 7/17/2021 - 7/25/2021
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is excited to offer this free online training event is open to all service members, their spouses, and their families who support the military-connected student. You will hear information about Special Education in Virginia, transition to adulthood, collaboration with schools, and other topics related to disability services in Virginia. This self-paced training will be accessible anytime within the week that they are scheduled....
Date(s): 7/15/2021 10:00 AM - 7/15/2021 3:00 PM
Description: CCSS 2021 Virtual - Registration filled to capacity. Creating Connections to Shining Stars (CCSS) is a collaborative effort between Virginia's Part C, Early Intervention and Part B, Preschool Special Education programs. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for infants, toddlers, and young children, both with and without disabilities. This year, CCSS will be a virtual one day conference on July 15, 2021, 10:00...
Date(s): 7/15/2021 8:30 AM - 7/15/2021 12:00 PM
Description: The Institute is designed to address instructional strategies and considerations for EL with disabilities in all classrooms and is only available to school personnel. Classroom teachers, English Language Development (ELD) teachers, and special educators/service providers are the primary target audiences.  This will be a virtual session. All participants will require a laptop and a Zoom account. For those who already have Zoom installed, please make sure to update to the latest version -...
Date(s): 7/13/2021 10:00 AM - 7/13/2021 12:00 PM, 7/13/2021 12:30 PM - 7/13/2021 1:30 PM
Description: Learn about or refresh your knowledge of the Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model, a model that can transform whole classrooms and help inclusion flourish. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how itinerant service delivery goes beyond direct service provision and more importantly, includes the roles of consultant and coach. Participants will unpack the 5 essential roles of the itinerant teacher and identify how a skilled teacher can work effectively...
Date(s): 6/28/2021 12:30 PM - 7/1/2021 4:00 PM
Description: This Academy is now FULL. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with James Madison University (JMU), will offer several academies at JMU’s annual summer Content Teaching Academy (CTA). This Academy is designed for middle school and high school science and special educator school teams working together to enhance all student outcomes. All sessions will be conducted virtually from 12:30 - 4 p.m. on June 28 - July 1, 2021. 
Date(s): 6/28/2021 8:30 AM - 7/1/2021 12:00 PM
Description: **This Academy is now FULL. Any further registrations received will be added to a waitlist.** The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with James Madison University (JMU), will offer several academies at JMU’s annual summer Content Teaching Academy (CTA). This Academy is designed for school teams of English and Special Education teachers working together to enhance all student outcomes, especially students with disabilities. The Academy will be held virtually on...
Date(s): 6/23/2021 1:00 PM - 6/23/2021 2:30 PM
Description: Synopsis: Children's literature is a fantastic resource for helping children make real-world connections in culturally and linguistically diverse early childhood classrooms. Using diverse books with classroom activities influences young children’s perceptions about diversity and helps them accept differences that exist in society. Objectives: Examine diversity standards that early learning programs can adopt to honor and respect children and families from diverse cultures. Learn to...
Date(s): 6/23/2021 9:00 AM - 6/23/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Registration for this event is closed. The event is full. Please contact Yvonne Skingley at skinglyx@jmu.edu or 540.568.6746 if you have any questions or to be placed on the waitlist. This virtual conference will feature two tracks for speech-language pathologists focusing on social-emotional learning using the Kimochis program. A beginner track is available for those not experienced with Kimochis and an advanced track is available for those who have already had training in Kimochis. Cost: $25...
Date(s): 6/21/2021 12:15 PM - 6/21/2021 4:00 PM, 6/22/2021 12:30 PM - 6/24/2021 4:00 PM
Description: This Academy is now FULL. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with James Madison University (JMU), will offer several academies at JMU’s annual summer Content Teaching Academy (CTA). This Academy is designed for mathematics and special educator school teams working together to enhance student outcomes, especially for students with disabilities, by focusing on improving content understanding, pedagogical strategies, co-teaching strategies, and specially designed...
Date(s): 6/21/2021 10:00 AM - 6/24/2021 3:00 PM
Description: Special Education Teacher Support Academy – Special Education Instructional Coach (SETSA): FULL Early career special education teacher registration is now closed. The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center at James Madison University, in partnership with the James Madison University’s College of Education and Content Teaching Academy, is sponsoring a Special Education Teacher Support Academy (SETSA) (Virtual).  The goal...
Date(s): 6/21/2021 8:30 AM - 6/24/2021 12:00 PM
Description: This academy is full. Additional registrations will be added to a wait list. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with James Madison University (JMU), will offer several academies at JMU’s annual summer Content Teaching Academy (CTA). In this Academy, participants will learn about the unique complexities of working with students with special needs and explore a variety of innovative hands-on instructional strategies through engaging collaborative learning activities....
Date(s): 6/21/2021 8:15 AM - 4/21/2021 12:00 PM, 6/22/2021 8:30 AM - 6/24/2021 12:00 PM
Description: **This Academy is now FULL. Any further registrations received will be added to a waitlist.** The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with James Madison University (JMU), will offer several academies at JMU’s annual summer Content Teaching Academy (CTA). This Academy is designed for elementary school teams of general education and special education teachers who teach reading and mathematics together to enhance all student outcomes, especially students with disabilities...
Date(s): 6/16/2021 2:00 PM - 6/16/2021 3:00 PM, 6/17/2021 2:00 PM - 6/17/2021 3:00 PM
Description: This webinar will highlight the many ways Head Start programs help children and families heal from traumatic events or overwhelming situations. Discover strategies that contribute to healing in children and families. Explore a variety of resources programs can use, including animations and podcasts. We will offer this webinar in Spanish on June 17, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm.
Date(s): 6/15/2021 9:00 AM - 6/15/2021 10:30 AM, 6/23/2021 9:00 AM - 6/23/2021 10:30 AM, 6/29/2021 9:00 AM - 6/29/2021 10:30 AM
Description: Virginia Department of Education has invited Dr. Marilyn Friend to return for a three part 90-minute co-teaching webinar series in June. The series will focus on specially designed instruction in the general education classroom, and strategies and techniques to use across grade levels and subject areas including reading, writing, math, and behavior. These webinars are designed to enhance current co-teaching and inclusive practices. Co-teaching...
Date(s): 6/12/2021 - 8/6/2021
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): 6/8/2021 11:00 AM - 6/8/2021 3:00 PM, 6/9/2021 11:00 AM - 6/9/2021 5:00 PM
Description: On June 8 and 9, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) will convene a virtual conference to address one of the most important issues confronting American education today: the declining reading performance of America’s lowest-performing readers and the growing gap between low and high performing students. At this two-day gathering, educators, instructional leaders, and policy makers will hear from some of America's most respected and...
Date(s): 6/6/2021 - 6/21/2021, 7/11/2021 - 7/25/2021, 8/8/2021 - 8/22/2021
Description: The IEP process can be daunting for everyone. School personnel report that they often find IEP meetingsdifficult and stressful. Parents report the same feelings. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts oftheir personal responsibilities, backgrounds, perspectives, and individual concerns, and must navigate allof those while following procedures and regulations. This workshop is designed to help IEP teams build capacity around participating in IEP meetings and collaboration. Discussion will...
Date(s): 5/27/2021 1:00 PM - 5/27/2021 2:30 PM, 6/24/2021 1:00 PM - 6/24/2021 2:30 PM
Description: Join your Region 5 TTAC in a two-part virtual professional learning event where we will focus on how administrators can lead, encourage, and support equity audits to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and access for all. Administrators of elementary schools will meet from 1:00–2:30pm on both May 27th and June 24th. Middle and high school administrators will meet from 10:00-11:30am on both dates.
Date(s): 5/26/2021 3:00 PM - 5/26/2021 4:00 PM
Description: COVID-19 vaccines are important tools to reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially for people with disabilities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine should get it, as well as continue to follow safety precautions like wearing a mask, washing hands, and avoiding crowds. Come hear frequently asked questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccines that people with disabilities should consider. This webinar will outline the CDC...
Date(s): 5/24/2021 7:00 PM - 5/24/2021 8:30 PM, 5/26/2021 4:30 PM - 5/26/2021 6:00 PM
Description: Registrations are closed. The sessions are being recorded and will be posted on VDOE's website after all the sessions are completed.The Department of Student Assessment, Accountability, and ESEA Programs and the Department of Special Education and Student Services will offer a webinar on different dates to introduce the new Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) to Virginia teachers and school staff. The new VAAP is an online assessment in reading, mathematics, and science for...
Date(s): 5/24/2021 6:00 PM - 5/24/2021
Description: Transition to adulthood planning can be confusing. Join us to hear from Dr. Williams as he explains the top ten mistakes to avoid during post-secondary transition planning. We will hear how to use vocational evaluations and involving students to empower families, schools and students to make the best possible decisions in the areas in post-secondary employment, education and independent living.Dr. James Williams is the National Pre-ETS Director and Chief Operating Officer of Bloom Consulting in...
Date(s): 5/20/2021 6:30 PM - 5/20/2021 7:30 PM
Description: The Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP) invites you to attend their next Coordinated Regional Council Meeting. Guest Presenter:  Martin Kurylowski, Transition and Education Services Coordinator at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 6:30pm. Registration is not required and you can join the meeting here. Meeting ID:  161 698 9361 Passcode:  EXui.8sM We...
Date(s): 5/20/2021 3:30 PM - 5/20/2021
Description: During this Coffee with Coordinators, we’ll share how educators can collaborate and cultivate safe classroom environments where ALL students feel valued and supported in their learning experiences.
Date(s): 5/19/2021 2:00 PM - 5/19/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Nature-based learning is growing in popularity, particularly in the time of COVID. Yet, many early childhood program administrators find themselves looking for strategies to integrate nature into the preschool curriculum in meaningful and intentional ways. One area of program development that is foundational for children’s play and teacher-child interactions is the physical environment. Statements like “bring nature inside” or “go outside” oversimplify things and...
Date(s): 5/19/2021 1:00 PM
Description: Want to know more about the Transition from Early Intervention (Part C) to Early Childhood Special Education (Part B)? What are the regulations? What can be decided locally? What makes a child eligible for each program? How can the two systems collaborate to support families? Find out at this online webinar presented by Dawn Hendricks (Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator, VDOE) and Sarah Moore (Monitoring Consultant ITC of Virginia, DBHDS)!
Date(s): 5/19/2021 8:00 AM - 5/22/2021
Description: PEATC (Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center) in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is pleased to announce our 2021 Behavior Summit for families of children with disabilities that live here in Virginia. This hybrid event will provide relevant and up-to-date information to parents and interested professionals. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the science of behavior, the importance of data in evaluating behavior, and developing strategies to address it....
Date(s): 5/15/2021 - 6/19/2021
Description: Early Childhood Academy is a free self-paced course offered by PEATC in collaboration with the VA Department of Education. Are you the parent of a young child with a disability or delay? Does your child receive Early Intervention (EI) or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services? Do you work with young children with disabilities or do you (or the parents you work with) have questions about navigating the Early Childhood system in Virginia? The Early Childhood Academy, presented by PEATC...
Date(s): 5/13/2021 6:30 PM - 5/13/2021 7:30 PM
Description: During the COVID-19 pandemic many students have faced gaps in educational services or were unable to benefit from learning due to changes in instruction. As students return to in-person learning, parents and schools are faced with the task of figuring out how to best get these students “back on track.” This presentation will talk about the differences between COVID recovery, compensatory education, and extended school year services. The presenter will also discuss some advocacy...
Date(s): 5/13/2021 3:00 PM - 5/13/2021 4:15 PM
Description: This webinar on The High Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities - An Introduction and Integration with Evidence-Based Practices will feature Dr. Michael Kennedy. The 60-minute presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer session. A Certificate of Attendance will beavailable upon conclusion of the webinar. The mission of Virginia Joint Coalition of Learning Disabilities and Literacy (VJCLDL) is to provide free professional development targeting a greater...