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Date(s): 12/3/2019 12:00 PM - 12/3/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Have you ever supported a family who was really struggling with their child's new diagnosis? Have you experienced the death of a child with whom you worked? Did you feel like you needed more tools or skills to support these families? Join us as we talk about the Family-Centered Care tenants that provide a foundation of support when responding to the needs of children and families experiencing grief. Anticipatory grief, grief and loss are typical responses when faced with a new diagnosis, a...
Date(s): 11/23/2019 8:00 AM - 11/23/2019 4:15 PM
Description: The keynote speaker is Regina Root from William & Mary. She will discuss her powerful journey returning to work after a brain tumor. There are 8 more speakers about topics such as: Using Assistive Technology to help with memory  and behavior, returning to work, school and much more! There will be topic tables during lunch as well as opportunities to network! This year's Making Headway Conference is offering you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience an interactive Assistive...
Date(s): 11/20/2019 3:00 PM - 11/20/2019 4:00 PM
Description: We know that truly effective family engagement involves the development of genuine relationships with families, is part of the fabric of the school community, and provides equitable opportunities for families to participate, regardless of factors such as income and race. Yet all too often family engagement programs are one-time events that do not take into consideration the unique circumstances of families. The programs featured in this month's Effective Practices Webinar have broken that mold...
Date(s): 11/20/2019 12:00 PM - 11/20/2019 1:00 PM, 11/20/2019 3:00 PM - 11/20/2019 4:00 PM
Description: When a student’s sensory needs are met, they can be more focused, engaged and ready to learn. Nicole will share how the staff at Gladeville Elementary School work together to meet the needs of ALL students. Their sensory room, mobile sensory path, sensory bins and alternate seating are available to all students. As sensory needs change and students move throughout the grades, sensory items move too! Sensory materials are seen as school resources rather than individual items for a specific...
Date(s): 11/19/2019 3:00 PM - 11/19/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Children let us know what they want and need through their behaviors long before they can verbally express their feelings. Since they may not have the words to express how they are feeling, they use behaviors to express themselves. Sometimes, those behaviors can be challenging for the adults on the receiving end! Join us to discover the key principles of the Teaching Pyramid Model and Head Start’s role in its development. We will take a deep dive into program- and state-wide implementation...
Date(s): 11/18/2019 10:30 AM - 11/18/2019
Description: The discussion will focus on best practices around elementary reading blocks with a panel of experts from the field and from the University of Richmond.
Date(s): 11/15/2019 10:00 AM - 11/15/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The fall open house will provide educators (both current and pre-service), parents, related service providers, students, and anyone else interested in our services an opportunity to tour our library, meet T/TAC staff, have hands-on interaction with assistive technology and augmentative communication devices, and learn more about T/TAC's mission. Staff will be available to answer your questions and demonstrate the technology.
Date(s): 11/13/2019 2:00 PM - 11/13/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Working with children who exhibit challenging behavior is no easy task! While there are hundreds of popular strategies and methods that promise to help reduce challenging behaviors, very few are as simple as the four common-sense steps our presenter, Rachel Wagner, will present in this powerful webinar. Join us to learn new skills to help young children (ages 3-8) learn about their feelings, gain self-control and reduce challenging behavior. Rachel will walk you through the four steps...
Date(s): 11/13/2019 1:00 PM - 11/13/2019 2:30 PM
Description: As research indicates children learn at a rapid pace in their early years, it is crucial to offer a productive learning environment. A well-organized classroom that includes developmentally appropriate space, materials, activities, expectations, and interactions encourages young children with a developed set of skills to negotiate the tools provided and get along with their peers. This webinar will offer some key success strategies and guidance methods to create a secure and positive classroom...
Date(s): 11/13/2019 12:00 PM - 11/13/2019 1:00 PM, 11/13/2019 12:00 PM - 11/13/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Registration for this webinar is closed.  We are considering repeating this webinar in February. 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...
Date(s): 11/12/2019 12:00 PM - 11/12/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Nathan Zasler, M.D. FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM Individuals often suffer from headaches after traumatic injuries including concussions, whiplash and head injury. Our webinar speaker, Dr. Zasler, will discuss the advances in post-traumatic headache classification, identification and treatment, as well as the controversies and caveats regarding this class of headache disorders. This webinar is FREE for all BIAV members  *If you are not a member, you can sign up on the...
Date(s): 11/9/2019 9:30 AM - 11/9/2019 2:30 PM
Description: Who? For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf/hard of hearing from any school in Virginia. Students are welcome to bring 1 sibling in the same age group. What?   A day of fun science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who also have hearing loss. Special features: Science Educator, Brita Hampton of Virginia Beach Public Schools, and a chance to visit the Fall Family Resource Fair being held by VSDB Family Resource Center! Complete...
Date(s): 11/8/2019 9:00 AM - 11/8/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Target Audience:  Teams of 3-4 individuals who are identified as leaders in ASD within their school division. Event Information:  Our Learning Boost will be presented by Jennifer Sherman, an OT with Intercept Health in Roanoke.  The topic will be trauma-informed sensory practices.  Holly Nester will be sharing "Drive-Thru Menu" sensory cards for our Tech Tip. This will be a really good meeting and an especially great follow up for those of you who were able to attend the...
Date(s): 11/7/2019 9:00 AM - 11/7/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Target Audience:  Teams of 3-4 individuals who are identified as leaders in ASD within their school division. Event Information:  Our Learning Boost will be presented by Jennifer Sherman, an OT with Intercept Health in Roanoke.  The topic will be trauma-informed sensory practices.  Holly Nester will be sharing "Drive-Thru Menu" sensory cards for our Tech Tip. This will be a really good meeting and an especially great follow up for those of you who were able to attend the...
Date(s): 11/4/2019 - 11/6/2019
Description: The Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with the Maryland Center for School Safety and the U.S. Department of Education, will present the 2019 National Threat Assessment Conference for Educational Institutions. This conference is highly recommended for national and state leaders, school superintendents, school administrators, school mental health professionals, teachers, counselors, higher education personnel, and...
Date(s): 10/29/2019 7:30 AM - 10/29/2019 3:30 PM, 10/30/2019 7:30 AM - 10/30/2019 3:30 PM, 10/31/2019 7:30 AM - 10/31/2019 3:30 PM, 11/4/2019 7:30 AM - 11/4/2019 3:30 PM, 11/5/2019 7:30 AM - 11/5/2019 3:30 PM, 11/6/2019 7:30 AM - 11/6/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Registration Virginia Tech’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will manage registration. Each division superintendent or designee will select a division-level contact. The division-level contact will identify and register up to eight team members at the site geographically closest among the six offered locations.  Space is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  No more than two members may be registered for each of...
Date(s): 10/26/2019 8:00 AM - 10/26/2019 3:00 PM
Description: Future Quest is a FREE college and career conference held every two years for middle and high school students with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them. The conference is organized by George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Transition Coalition. One of the largest events of its kind in Virginia, Future Quest features more than 40 workshops and 40 exhibits related to successful life after...
Date(s): 10/24/2019 2:00 PM - 10/24/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Nature-Based Play is all the rage these days. The list of documented benefits that can accrue to children, teachers, families, programs, and from having myriad engaging outdoor experiences is growing longer as this trend spreads into the educational mainstream. If you want to explore where you might fit in this movement and consider myriad ways to expand the role it plays in your program, join us to find just the right pathway for you to nature-based play. This webinar will explore ways to...
Date(s): 10/24/2019 9:00 AM - 10/24/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The goal of this event is to build a collaborative, learning-focused community of educators to improve students’ learning experiences, resulting in higher levels of student achievement. This collaborative Community of Practice will focus on the following: Networking Collaborating around self-identified interests and issues Participant-driven problem solving Peer Coaching There will be ongoing resource sharing throughout the school year, monthly virtual PD, a shared Google Drive of...
Date(s): 10/24/2019 - 10/26/2019
Description: Learning Forward Virginia (LFVA) is excited to bring the third Project Based Learning Institute to Virginia. Project Based Learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Students learn about a subject by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, challenge, or...
Date(s): 10/23/2019 2:00 PM - 10/23/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Working with parents and families can be a challenge, especially when there are contradictory expectations. It can also be a joyful experience where engaging, life-long relationships are developed and cherished. In this engaging session, author, thought leader and professor, Mary Muhs, will explore family child care, center-based and school-based early childhood programs, can take a new look at how communication can make or break family engagement from day one. Join this webinar to:...
Date(s): 10/23/2019 1:30 PM - 10/23/2019 2:30 PM
Description: Traumatic experiences not only impact young children emotionally but they also impact their ability to learn. Early intervention can assist in reducing the impact and in many cases help children recover from traumatic experiences. Early childhood educators can play a vital role in their recovery. This webinar will offer some facts related to the impact of early childhood trauma on a young child’s brain development as well as guidance and strategies for supporting young children thus...
Date(s): 10/23/2019 9:00 AM - 10/23/2019 4:00 PM
Description: This interactive session will explore ways to design educational experiences that inspire and challenge learners of all ages and abilities.   Participants will experience instructional activities across all content areas that feature Universal Design for Learning as a framework.  The three core components of UDL will be addressed:   Actively engaging all learners Presenting material in multiple ways to appeal to all learners Providing multiple ways for students to...
Date(s): 10/22/2019
Description: By Invitation Only. Date:  October 22, 2019 Time:  9:00am-4:00pm Location:  William & Mary School of EducationProfessional Development Center301 Monticello AvenueWilliamsburg, VA 23185  
Date(s): 10/17/2019 2:00 PM - 10/17/2019 3:30 PM
Description: As a program director, continuous quality improvement is probably among your priorities.  There is power and energy that comes from making minor adjustments which in turn, bring you and your organization huge changes. Join this powerful this powerful webinar, by early childhood management expert, Caroline Jens, learn ten simple strategies ignite your program’s focus.  You will learn how: Praise turns into performance Passion ignites the workforce Onboarding sets up...
Date(s): 10/17/2019 8:30 AM - 10/17/2019 3:30 PM
Description: The Journey Conference is the only conference in Northern Virginia that is designed and dedicated to survivors of brain injuries and their families. The lineup of speakers includes Olympic Snowboarder and TBI Survivor, Kevin Pearce, Author and caregiver, Nicole Bingaman, Anna Newcomb, PhD, LCSW, Trauma Research Manager at INOVA, Dr. Gregory O'Shanick, President and Medical Director, Center for Neurorehabilitation Services and many more! We are excited to...
Date(s): 10/16/2019 11:00 AM - 10/16/2019 12:30 PM
Description: The Military Families Learning Network Family Development Early Intervention team is hosting another series of FREE webinars in 2019 and you are invited! These webinars are designed for early childhood professionals who work with military families. You'll receive a certificate for 1.5 professional development hours after the webinar by completing an evaluation and a post-test. Many families of young children with autism and related disorders have difficulties during...
Date(s): 10/15/2019 9:00 AM - 10/15/2019 4:00 PM
Description: This interactive session will explore ways to design educational experiences that inspire and challenge learners of all ages and abilities.   Participants will experience instructional activities across all content areas that feature Universal Design for Learning as a framework.  The three core components of UDL will be addressed:   Actively engaging all learners Presenting material in multiple ways to appeal to all learners Providing multiple ways for students to...
Date(s): 10/11/2019 9:00 AM - 10/11/2019 10:00 AM
Description: To conclude Attendance Awareness Month, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer a webinar for school leadership to address the importance of attendance to student success and discuss Chronic Absenteeism as a measure in the Virginia Standards of Accreditation. The webinar will be offered on September 27, 2019, from 9a.m. - 10 a.m. The following topics will be covered: What is Chronic Absenteeism? Why does Chronic Absenteeism Matter? How are the performance level indicators for...
Date(s): 10/10/2019 2:00 PM - 10/10/2019 3:30 PM
Description: In 1983, Fred Rogers delivered his ?rst keynote address for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, where he asked the audience, “Do you ever wonder if you have made a difference?” More than three decades later, that question continues to resonate among many early childhood educators. This webinar is a re?ection and discussion of what it means to make a difference in today’s early care and education contexts. Presenters Dana Winters, Ph.D., from...
Date(s): 10/9/2019 9:00 AM - 10/9/2019 3:30 PM
Description: This VASS workshop will help teachers and administrators broaden their understanding of how performance assessments (PA) and tasks can be developed as part of a balanced assessment system. During the workshop, Jay McTighe and Chris Gareis examine the qualities of effective PA as well as explore their potential to enhance instruction, provide deeper learning, and assess the outcomes outlined in the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. The workshop fee is $210 for each participant....
Date(s): 10/8/2019 9:00 AM - 10/8/2019 1:00 PM, 10/15/2019 9:00 AM - 10/15/2019 1:00 PM
Description: During our Fall sessions we will be introducing teams to a new tiered model of assistive technology (AT) team professional development options that we will be offering for the 2019-20 school year. These options will provide systematic opportunities for teams to grow in capacity in AT services, regardless of what developmental stage they are in now. We are also excited to have some division teams that will be sharing their experiences building a team within their division directly with the...
Date(s): 10/4/2019 8:00 AM - 10/4/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Registration The theme for the conference is - Coaching: Purposeful Planning for Visible Impact 2019 Conference Strands  John Almarode, author and professor at James Madison University, will deliver the keynote and will facilitate additional sessions. Coaching for Effective Teaching: Enhance instruction with research informed teaching practices. Enhancing Math Leaders' Skills: Work with adults, facilitate PLCs and grade level meetings, evaluate curriculum materials and technology...
Date(s): 10/4/2019 7:30 AM - 10/4/2019 3:30 PM, 10/5/2019 8:00 AM - 10/5/2019 12:00 PM, 10/5/2019 1:00 PM - 10/5/2019 3:00 PM
Description: Featuring Dr. Robert Brooks, clinical psychologist and faculty member from Harvard Medical School who presents to audiences of educators and health/mental health professionals internationally on the topics of motivation, resilience and relationships (drrobertbrooks.com) Friday, October 4th  7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for Education Professionals and Mental Health Providers The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in School Aged Children Additional afternoon breakout sessions on...
Date(s): 10/2/2019 9:00 AM - 10/2/2019 1:00 PM, 10/10/2019 9:00 AM - 10/10/2019 1:00 PM
Description: This is an opportunity for principals and assistant principals to share experiences and resources focused on special education with the goals of improving instructional and behavioral outcomes for your students with IEPs, as well as reinforcing the work of general and special education teachers and support staff. Our goal is to build a regional network that meets regularly throughout the school year. The network members will guide the discussion, topics, and resources focused on special...
Date(s): 10/1/2019 8:00 AM - 10/4/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Registration Why attend DEC 2019? Learn about why hundreds of professionals and family members in early childhood special education and early intervention attend our annual conference. The keynotes, sessions, and poster sessions offer the opportunity to learn from experts in the field. Making the case for support of travel, funding, and time off to attend DEC 2019 requires a solid understanding of the benefits. The conference is not only an opportunity for you to gain new insights and...
Date(s): 10/1/2019 - 11/22/2019
Description: The Technical Assistance Center for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TAC-DHH) at the Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU is again offer a no cost online professional development opportunity for Virginia TODHH, SpEd teachers and others interested in literacy instruction with students who are d/hh.                             What: Join an online 24/7 Fall Community of Practice on...
Date(s): 9/27/2019 8:00 AM - 9/28/2019 4:30 PM
Description: A 3-Part event focused on disseminating skills to behavior analysts, teachers, and parents who want to do better with addressing flexibility, regulation, and coping skills for their learners. DAY ONE: Elevating Skills in ACT: An Experiential Workshop with Tommy Parry, M. S., M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, LMHCAAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has a broad base of research with over 300 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) demonstrating compelling results across a wide range of populations and behavioral...
Date(s): 9/25/2019 2:00 PM - 9/25/2019 3:30 PM
Description: This webinar will provide the background and rationale for using a coaching interaction style in early childhood programs to build the capacity of parents, teachers, and other care providers to promote child learning within the context of everyday routines and activities. In this powerful webinar, the presenters, Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Shelden, will share the evidence-based characteristics of coaching practices and discuss strategies that can be used by all early...
Date(s): 9/24/2019 8:00 AM - 9/24/2019 4:00 PM, 10/1/2019 8:00 AM - 10/1/2019 4:00 PM, 10/8/2019 8:00 AM - 10/8/2019 4:00 PM, 10/21/2019 8:00 AM - 10/21/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Registration IMPORTANT NOTE: During the registration process you will be asked to select one of the following for Breakout Session #2: Performance Assessments: All That Content and Designing Performance Tasks - This session will focus on the foundations of performance assessments within a Balanced Assessment Framework and how rigorous, skills-based instruction contributes to student success. Participants will explore the VDOE’s Quality Criteria Review Tool for Performance...
Date(s): 9/23/2019 8:00 AM - 9/23/2019 4:00 PM, 9/30/2019 8:00 AM - 9/30/2019 4:00 PM, 10/7/2019 8:00 AM - 10/7/2019 4:00 PM, 10/21/2019 8:00 AM - 10/21/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Registration The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce the K-12 English Language Arts Deeper Learning Conferences to be held in September-October 2019 at four sites throughout the Commonwealth. They are provided by the state to support and enhance the implementation of deeper learning as reflected in the 2017 Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts.  K-12 Deeper Learning Conferences in English Language Arts will utilize a...
Date(s): 9/18/2019 2:00 PM - 9/18/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Finally! There’s research on online documentation technology systems and their impact on classroom practice and family engagement and communication. Presenter Mary Elizabeth Picher, MA, MEd, PhD, will reveal the exciting results of her study on the use of digital documentation technology in Ontario’s Kindergarten Program. Dr. Picher will reveal surprising answers to the biggest questions administrators have about online systems that support teachers’ use of pedagogical...
Date(s): 9/18/2019 - 9/19/2019, 11/6/2019 - 11/7/2019, 11/19/2019 - 11/20/2019
Description: This fall, the Virginia Cross-Sector Professional Development (VCPD) Team is coordinating three Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) Training Institutes. Practice-Based Coaching is an evidence-based cyclical process for supporting practitioners’ use of effective practices that lead to positive outcomes for children and/or families. If you are unfamiliar with PBC, check out these resources: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/professional-development/article/practice-based-coaching-pbc. The...
Date(s): 9/14/2019 8:00 AM - 9/14/2019 1:30 PM
Description: PEATC views this Summit as an opportunity to provide youth with disabilities (ages 12-22) and their parents the opportunity to gather valuable information from presentations and exhibitors, to network and to connect with other families. Youth and parents should leave the PYE Summit feeling empowered by the experience. The goals of the Summit are to increase parents' capacity to help their children with disabilities improve their secondary school learning and post-secondary outcomes and to...
Date(s): 9/12/2019 8:30 AM - 9/12/2019 9:00 AM, 9/12/2019 1:30 PM - 9/12/2019 2:00 PM
Description: This is an opportunity to chat about how to facilitate 1:1 and group reflection about EI practices with staff using a new resource guide. A few other professional development resources will be highlighted that can be used to keep the discussion going!  Audience: Local system managers, supervisors, mentors/trainers, faculty, anyone interested in staff development Times: 8:30-9:00am or 1:30-2:00pm (same pop-up, two opportunities to fit it into your schedule)
Date(s): 9/11/2019 2:00 PM - 9/11/2019 3:30 PM
Description: At times, children’s challenging behaviors are a mismatch between the social & emotional demands of the classroom and their ability to be part of a classroom community. Just like children learn to walk, to recite the alphabet, and to put on their own shoes; they must learn the social & emotional skills they need to navigate the early childhood classroom. There are many ways that teachers can respond to challenging behaviors; but only some of them actually TEACH children the skills...
Date(s): 9/5/2019 2:30 PM - 9/5/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Access to websites is essential in today’s digital environment for obtaining information, downloading data, sharing media, obtaining goods and services, and making other transactions. Many websites, however, remain off-limits to people with disabilities, particularly those with sensory impairments, because they are not structured and coded properly for accessibility. It is important that websites support assistive technologies used by people with disabilities, such as screen-reading and...
Date(s): 9/3/2019 12:00 PM - 9/3/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Hearing so much about infant mental health or social emotional development these days? Join us for this two part webinar to explore attachment and temperament and the role of trauma in early life. Learn strategies to build parent/provider capacity to support their little ones.    Note: You will automatically be registered for Part II- Foundations of Social Emotional Development - TEMPERAMENT on November 5, 2019 when registering for September.  
Date(s): 8/30/2019 8:00 AM - 8/30/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Join PEATC and VDOE in Richmond, Virginia for the 2019 Court Involved Youth Symposium where we will continue to engage community members around topics related to Juvenile Justice, promote disability awareness, emphasize the rights of students with disabilities, and encourage policies and protocols that support capacity building in educational settings. Attendees could have various roles: school administrators, court involved youth staff members, parole officers, school resource officers,...
Date(s): 8/28/2019 2:00 PM - 8/28/2019 2:45 PM
Description: Customizing jobs happens everyday in businesses across the country.  When  skills and interests of job seekers with disabilities are matched with work tasks that meet a business need, it is a win-win for all involved.  This webcast will highlight customized employment case studies through the perspective of an employee with a disability, their manager and employment specialist.  Hear how an individual's interests and skills were identified, a business was approached and tasks...