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Date(s): 1/27/2021 2:00 PM - 1/27/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Join Miriam Beloglovsky, co-author of the Loose Parts: Inspiring Play award-winning books, and Diane Spahn, Director of Education with Kodo Kids, as they explore the 6 w's that serve as a framework to select and set up loose parts that provoke children's inquiry. This webinar will guide you to apply educational and design knowledge when curating loose parts to maximize children’s learning. Participants will learn the value of loose parts, discover how to curate the loose parts utilizing...
Date(s): 1/26/2021 6:30 PM - 1/26/2021 7:30 PM
Description: Hosted by PEATC, this webinar is presented by John Cimino and Kerry Chilton, attorneys with the Disability Law Center of Virginia (dLCV). Although the use of restraint and seclusion in private schools for students with disabilities has been regulated for years in Virginia, the use of these practices in public schools was not subject to statewide regulation until newly adopted regulations took effect in January, 2021. This presentation will address when restraint and seclusion may, and when they...
Date(s): 1/26/2021 3:00 PM - 1/26/2021 4:30 PM
Description: A Look at How Region II School Divisions Lead Together for Equity Panelists Include: Dr. LaQuiche Parrott, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Virginia Beach City Public Schools  Dr. Jennifer Clayton, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Administration, The George Washington University Dr. Sheli Porter, Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning, Chesapeake Public Schools  Alaina Trott, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Chesapeake Public Schools  Camille...
Date(s): 1/25/2021 2:00 PM - 1/25/2021
Description: Who: Hosted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and presented by Dr. Erica McCray (CEEDAR Center), Dr. Kent McIntosh (Center on PBIS), and Dr. Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds (NCII). What: Free webinar focused on looking back at the central historic, systemic inequities that have created an environment in which a majority of educators are ill-prepared and unwilling to name and discuss race and racism in classrooms, and the impact on the discipline and special education...
Date(s): 1/21/2021 6:30 PM - 1/21/2021 7:30 PM
Description: The COVID-19 pandemic and all of its uncertainly has added additional stressors and anxiety for many individuals. Managing a remote work and a virtual learning environment while trying to maintain a normal home life balance has become overwhelming for many families and professionals. We can no longer look at self-care as a luxury but rather prioritize it as a necessity. You can take steps now to manage these changes and the roller coaster of emotions that arise daily. When you make...
Date(s): 1/19/2021 4:00 PM - 1/19/2021 5:00 PM
Description: Dr. John McNaught will give a brief presentation about Virginia's I'm Determined Project and the many tools and resources that are available to practitioners.   An open forum for questions and ideas will follow. This session is free and open to all transition professionals in Virginia.   Registration is required.
Date(s): 1/14/2021 5:30 PM - 1/14/2021 6:30 PM
Description: Please join the U.S. Department of Education for a discussion on the state of student learning during the pandemic and tools that families and teachers can use to support student learning now. This event will educate families and educators on the state of learning today and how you can better support your students during the pandemic. Webinar Highlights: Data from national researchers on student learning today Learn how to support students during the pandemic Learn about personalized learning,...
Date(s): 1/13/2021 2:00 PM - 1/13/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Join early educator Nick Terrones and author Ann Pelo for an interview-style session about Nick’s new book, A Can of Worms. Moderated by Mike Browne, this deep discussion will explore the core of the book. In it, Nick shares stories about toddler-initiated conversations about race and identity. While the stories are sometimes amusing and often jarring, at their core, they are probing and important which opens a can of worms that make most adults uncomfortable. Ann, as the Co-Originator of...
Date(s): 1/13/2021 2:00 PM - 1/13/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Welcome to Early Childhood Investigations, a webinar series produced by Engagement Strategies, LLC. This session is sponsored by Exchange Press. Join early educator Nick Terrones and author Ann Pelo for an interview-style session about Nick's new book, A Can of Worms. Moderated by Mike Browne, this deep discussion will explore the core of the book. In it, Nick shares stories about toddler-initiated conversations about race and identity. While the stories are sometimes amusing and often jarring,...
Date(s): 1/12/2021 2:00 PM - 1/12/2021 3:00 PM
Description: The word “trauma” used to apply to a relatively small sector of students. Not so anymore. All students faced multiple traumas in 2020 and will continue to face them in 2021. In this edWebinar, school counselor Stephanie Filio, M.Ed. gives an overview of how students experience trauma at four levels: self/home, school, community, and country/world. Educators can play a powerful role in providing coping mechanisms for students to help them process and endure our often-chaotic world....
Date(s): 1/8/2021 12:00 PM - 1/8/2021 1:00 PM
Description: If we want our students to be successful, we must proactively design educational experiences for learner variability. If we use the best practices of Universal Design for Learning alongside the science of learning at the foundation of a Multi-Tiered System of Support, we can ensure accessibility, increase engagement, reduce interventions, and ultimately improve outcomes at all tiers. In this edWebinar, learn how to integrate key data on student strengths and needs into your Tier 2 and Tier 3...
Date(s): 1/7/2021 3:00 PM - 1/7/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Join master educator, presenter, and author Dr. Michael A. DiSpezio as he explores ways in which you can effectively engage students during challenging times. Driven by a diverse cache of classroom engagements designed for both at-home and face-to-face encounters, this edWebinar profiles tenets for reclaiming motivation, engagement, and success. Learn about free resources including Google Expeditions and the movie-making capabilities of Google Earth Pro. Discover lesson-opener strategies....
Date(s): 12/15/2020 12:00 PM - 12/15/2020 1:00 PM, 12/15/2020 3:00 PM - 12/15/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Does your school division use Chromebooks with their students? Come join us for this fast-paced webinar where we will share many of the built-in accessibility settings and a few free extensions that can be used to support students in the areas of reading, writing, vision, organization, and physical access to the Chromebook.
Date(s): 12/9/2020 12:00 PM - 11/9/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Whether you are serving students virtually or through a hybrid model for learning, the suggestions for sensory strategies shared in this presentation can promote a readiness to learn. Join us during your lunch hour as we share practical ideas, fun activities, and DIY projects related to meeting your students’ sensory needs. 
Date(s): 12/8/2020 4:30 PM - 12/8/2020 5:30 PM, 12/8/2020 6:30 PM - 12/8/2020 7:30 PM
Description: The VDOE will be offering two professional learning webinars on December 8, 2020, to assist teachers in using the newly developed Geometry and Algebra II Just in Time Mathematics Quick Check resources to support 2020-2021 lesson planning and instruction.
Date(s): 12/8/2020 4:00 PM - 12/8/2020 5:00 PM, 12/9/2020 4:00 PM - 12/9/2020 5:00 PM, 12/14/2020 4:00 PM - 12/14/2020 5:00 PM, 12/15/2020 4:00 PM - 12/15/2020 5:00 PM
Description: Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is hosting regional 45-minute webinars to collect stakeholder feedback specifically from Kindergarten (K)-12 mathematics teachers and to provide an overview of the VMPI recommendations as they specifically relate to the classroom teacher. Any interested K-12 teacher, including special education teachers, is encouraged to register.
Date(s): 12/2/2020 7:00 PM - 12/2/2020 8:30 PM
Description: FFF presents this session for The Arc of Greater Prince William and PWCS. Join us for an overview of childhood trauma and traumatic stress with experts from Formed Families Forward. Now more than ever, children, youth, and their families are coping with chronic stressors that often impact daily social emotional, academic, and behavioral functioning. Children and youth with developmental disabilities are at even higher risk of traumatic events and circumstances. In this session, participants will...
Date(s): 12/1/2020 12:00 PM - 12/1/2020 1:00 PM
Description: In an ever expanding culturally diverse world, increasing our cultural competence is even more important now. Learn the evidence behind the why, what and how we can reduce our biases and strengthen cultural competence through interactive learning by listening to a podcast together, sharing experiences, and reviewing ASHA articles. Although this talk is geared towards SLPs, all are WELCOME as we serve as primary service providers in Early Intervention!
Date(s): 11/19/2020 7:00 PM - 11/19/2020 8:00 PM
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.
Date(s): 11/19/2020 1:00 PM - 11/19/2020 2:00 PM
Description: The goal of this edWebinar is to introduce mindfulness skills that educators, therapists and paraprofessionals can integrate into the classroom to build resiliency, distress tolerance and connection in students with autism. At the end of this session, you will have gained insight into how simple mindfulness practices directly impact our body’s ability to downregulate in the face of stress, anxiety and trauma. You will be able to integrate concrete skills into your classroom to support...
Date(s): 11/19/2020 12:00 PM - 11/19/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Implementing evidence-based practices such as core vocabulary and aided language stimulation are essential in teaching students to use their communication devices effectively. But, how do we incorporate these practices in virtual learning? This webinar will focus on supporting users of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) through a virtual platform. Suggestions and demonstrations of activities will be shared, as well as a number of resources for both therapists and parents. Please...
Date(s): 11/18/2020 7:00 PM - 11/18/2020 8:30 PM
Description: This 90-minute webinar will highlight the strategies found in new VDOE resources that detail mathematics supports and strategies educators can use to enhance instruction for students with disabilities in mathematics.
Date(s): 11/18/2020 7:00 PM - 10/18/2020 8:30 PM
Description: The registration for 11/9 has closed. The registration for 11/18 is still open. This 90-minute webinar will highlight the strategies found in new VDOE resources that detail mathematics supports and strategies educators can use to enhance instruction for students with disabilities in mathematics.
Date(s): 11/18/2020 1:00 PM - 11/18/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Some coaching in early autism intervention can take a “do it like this,” expert-driven style that unintentionally leaves parents always looking to the provider for answers and solutions. Learn about how the telehealth Early Start Denver Model looks to parents and caregivers as partners in supporting individuals with ASD. Laurie Vismara, PhD, An Early Start for Your Child with Autism
Date(s): 11/17/2020 6:00 PM - 11/17/2020 7:00 PM
Description: Effective online teaching requires different strategies and skills than what are required for in-person teaching. If teachers are going to engage students' heads, hearts, and hands in an online environment they need to carefully change how they teach. In this webinar, we will share frameworks, strategies, and examples that will help teachers to transform their learning activities to better engage students online. The School of Education within Mason's College of Education and Human Development...
Date(s): 11/16/2020 11:00 AM - 11/16/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The holidays may bring extra challenges for families this year – and particularly so for individuals and loved ones on the autism spectrum. Tune in for tips on coping with the holiday season during the pandemic, including ideas for talking to loved ones on the spectrum about the virus and self-care tips of caregivers who may be dealing with separation from loved ones. Ally Jordan, PhD; Christine Hoffkins, MEd, BCBA; Lisa Latten, MS Ed; Caitlin LeGros, CNM, MSN; and Lisa Luxemberg, LMSW...
Date(s): 11/16/2020 11:00 AM - 11/16/2020 12:00 PM, 11/17/2020 11:00 AM - 11/17/2020 12:00 PM, 11/18/2020 11:00 AM - 11/18/2020 12:00 PM, 11/19/2020 11:00 AM - 11/19/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The Hampton Roads Consortium of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (HR-CCYSN) will host a series of topics surrounding Social Security Administration Supplemental Security Income, Virginia Medicaid and Virginia Medicaid Waivers This series is a multi-day series.  We will meet for 1 hour each day from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Monday, November 16th  -  Lizna Odhwani, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, will discuss Supplemental Security Income...
Date(s): 11/14/2020 9:00 AM - 11/14/2020 3:30 PM
Description: This distance learning workshop with John Almarode offers educators the opportunity to develop distance learning strategies that are purposeful and intentional with a focus on what works best to accelerate student learning, all while keeping equity at the forefront of the framework. This powerful methodology houses all the essentials for delivering truly hands-on distance learning experiences that are effective and impactful. Delve into the evidence on best teaching, assessment, and planning...
Date(s): 11/14/2020 9:00 AM - 11/14/2020 5:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Department of Special Education and Student Services (SESS), in collaboration with the Department of the Navy, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic is offering a one-day Military Family Symposium training opportunity for military families of students with disabilities and those who provide them with educational supports. The Symposium will be convened virtually using the ZOOM platform on Saturday, November 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logging onto the ZOOM...
Date(s): 11/13/2020 9:00 AM - 10/13/2020 6:00 PM, 11/14/2020 9:00 AM - 11/14/2020 6:30 PM
Description: The Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference is a source of information for anyone affected by dyslexia and other learning-based challenges.  The 2020 event will feature leading experts in the areas of dyslexia, structured literacy, and research who are transforming the science of reading in every classroom and into the fabric of today’s educational system.  We are excited to re-imagine the 2020 IDA Annual Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference as a dynamic,...
Date(s): 11/11/2020 10:00 AM - 11/11/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Have a document, presentation, or video that you’d like to improve the accessibility of? Would you like a little extra support or guidance before you dig in? Then bring your item to our virtual instructional material accessibility “rehab” session. AT Network members will work with you directly to correct accessibility errors in your instructional materials. Special attention will be given to VDOE and AT Network resources that you can use in the future to conduct your own...
Date(s): 11/9/2020 8:00 PM - 12/18/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Being informed about the parts of literacy, how children learn to read, and why they might struggle can help you make better decisions about your child’s education. Research shows that when schools, teachers, and families are well-informed, children make greater gains in reading and writing. This free self-paced online workshop provides parents with the foundations, tips, and tools on helping their child learn to read. This series is divided into four sessions and will take approximately 4...
Date(s): 11/6/2020 4:30 PM - 11/6/2020 6:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities and the Virginia Council for Exceptional Children, two state organizations supporting students with learning disabilities and learning differences, are joining forces to provide free quality professional development to educators throughout Virginia. The four part webinar series,offered on the first Friday of each month, will address current issues in the field of education. An expert, or panel of experts, will present practical suggestions for...
Date(s): 11/4/2020 4:00 PM - 11/4/2020 5:00 PM
Description: Presented by Cheri Sterman, Director of Education, Crayola; and James Wells, Innovative Teaching and Learning Manager, Crayola Hosted by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education Family engagement has always been essential for effective education. But now more than ever, teachers and families are co-educators. Creative experiences draw families into learning together! Hands-on projects bring every subject to life. In this edWebinar, Cheri Sterman and James Wells from Crayola...
Date(s): 11/4/2020 12:00 PM - 11/4/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Webinar #3: How to Teach Mathematics and Make Adaptations Within a DBI Framework on November 4, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm This webinar will focus on your instruction within a data-based individualization (DBI) framework. We'll focus on teaching mathematics using explicit instruction and multiple representations. We'll also describe how to make instructional adaptations in face-to-face or online mathematics instruction. The final installment of a three-part webinar series will share intensive...
Date(s): 11/2/2020 4:30 PM - 11/2/2020 5:30 PM, 11/4/2020 4:30 PM - 11/4/2020 5:30 PM, 11/9/2020 4:30 PM - 11/9/2020 5:30 PM, 11/12/2020 4:30 PM - 11/12/2020 5:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI) is a joint initiative among the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). The Initiative supports the Profile of a Virginia Graduate by redefining mathematics pathways for students in the Commonwealth to address the knowledge, skills, experiences, and attributes that students must attain to be successful in college and/or the workforce...
Date(s): 11/2/2020 1:30 PM - 11/2/2020 3:30 PM, 12/1/2020 1:30 PM - 12/1/2020 3:30 PM
Description: December 1, 2020 (1:30-3:30 PM): Culturally Relevant Pedagogy featuring a Keynote Address by Dr. Gloria Ladson Billings, pioneer of the term culturally relevant pedagogy, esteemed pedagogical scholar, and author of Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children. December 2, 2020 (1:30-3:30 PM): Closing Opportunity Gaps featuring a Keynote Address by Dr. John King, 10th U.S. Secretary Education under President Obama and current President and CEO of the Education...
Date(s): 10/29/2020 2:00 PM - 10/29/2020 3:30 PM
Description: In this webinar, they will discuss some creative ways to design, develop and deliver useful and engaging virtual education for young children based on integrating loose parts (ordinary objects from home) to promoteactive play. They will also talk about ideas to limit screen time, and instead create a virtual balanced schedule that promotes equity. Early childhood educators are creative and innovative, and they are in the perfect position to deliver engaging and effective virtual learning. We...
Date(s): 10/29/2020 12:00 PM - 10/29/2020 1:00 PM
Description: The Workplace Readiness Toolkit includes weekly activities to reinforce workplace readiness skills that have already been taught at school. Each activity sheet focuses on one specific workplace readiness skill that can easily be practiced at home, supplemented with technology, and varied with modifications to meet the needs of all students.
Date(s): 10/28/2020 2:00 PM - 10/28/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Whether you are teaching in person or online, this information-packed webinar will provide strategies for using puppets to create engaging experiences for young children. Early childhood education author and classroom interactions expert, Jacky Howell will inspire you to use puppets as “pals” who help children with problem solving, empathy, community-building, and all aspects of development. Join this webinar to learn how to make puppets partners in your classroom community, whether...
Date(s): 10/28/2020 2:00 PM - 10/28/2020 3:00 PM
Description: VDOE is excited to announce that the work on the uniform quality measurement and improvement system is beginning this fall, with opportunities for input and feedback occurring throughout the year. The first webinar on the new system will take place on October 28th at 2:00 PM. During this webinar, VDOE will be providing an overview of the timeline and process for developing Virginia's new unified quality measurement and improvement system, which is a key component of the 2020 Early Childhood...
Date(s): 10/28/2020 1:00 PM - 10/28/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Overview: During these unprecedented times, education technology has been called upon to play a central role to support teaching and learning. This webinar will feature short user-case video demos of five edtech resources that are ready now for use in special education, as well as conversations by practitioners and experts about the role of edtech in meeting the needs children and students with or at risk for disabilities during “the new normal” in education. Hosted By:...
Date(s): 10/27/2020 3:00 PM - 10/27/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Leah D. Walker, Director of Equity and Community Engagement, Virginia Department of Education Leah currently serves as the Director for Equity and Community Engagement at the Virginia Department of Education where she leads statewide efforts aimed at advancing education equity, closing the achievement gap, and decreasing disproportionality in student outcomes. Dedicated to disrupting structural racism, Leah utilizes communication savvy, public relations expertise, and innovative...
Date(s): 10/27/2020 9:30 AM - 10/27/2020 5:00 PM
Description: 99/person – Unlimited Access, Two Live Keynote Presentations*, Eighteen Breakout Sessions And you have access to EVERYTHING! Keynote Sessions: *Keynote sessions will be live on October 27, 2020.  Video recordings will be available for both sessions after completion for no additional fee. 9:30 AM EST: Dyslexia is No Easy Foe by Clark Janell Setty  3:30 PM EST: From Little Things, Big Things Grow: The Public Health Imperative Driving Effective Early Reading Instruction by Pamela...
Date(s): 10/22/2020 2:00 PM - 10/22/2020 3:00 PM
Description: The VDOE is hosting a webinar on October 22 at 2:00 p.m. to spread awareness and provide technical assistance concerning ransomware attacks in our schools. It is encouraged that technology and instructional technology personnel responsible for cyber security in your division attend this webinar. School divisions are encouraged to follow these basic and minimal best practices for protection against ransomware and phishing attacks. Review, configure, and utilize built-in tools for spam...
Date(s): 10/22/2020 12:00 PM - 10/22/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Webinar #2: Assess with Purpose: Student Focused Assessments for the Synchronous and Asynchronous Math Learner on October 22, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm Curious about which assessments can support data-based individualization (DBI) in mathematics for your in-person or virtual learners? Part 2 of a three-part webinar series follows up the explanation of the DBI framework by helping differentiate the various assessment options as well as tips and tricks for using them during COVID-19 restrictions....
Date(s): 10/21/2020 12:00 PM - 10/21/2020 1:30 PM
Description: This workshop will review trauma and resilience science, explore individual skill development techniques in the three key areas identified for children who have experienced complex forms of trauma, identify systematic phased interventions that are applicable to caregivers in the home as well as professionals in the classroom. Finally, the workshop will discuss the importance of compassion fatigue and satisfaction. Save the Dates: November 18, 2020- Helping Police and First Responders Better...
Date(s): 10/20/2020 7:00 PM - 10/20/2020 8:00 PM, 10/27/2020 7:00 PM - 10/27/2020 7:00 PM
Description: October 20, 2020, 7pm - Session 1: Housing Resources for Virginians with Developmental DisabilitiesDo you know what “living with supports independently” means? It means that, regardless of the level of communication, physical, medical and behavioral support people need, people with developmental disabilities can live independently in their own housing with quality supports. Join us to learn about the financial assistance programs that make housing affordable for people with...
Date(s): 10/20/2020 9:15 AM - 10/20/2020 12:00 PM
Description: RICHMOND — Secretary of Education Atif Qarni and Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane will provide opening and closing remarks, respectively, during the 2020 Virginia Early Literacy Summit tomorrow (Tuesday, October 20). The half-day virtual summit will focus on the science behind developing early literacy, and will provide an opportunity for educators and division superintendents to learn about best practices and the role of division-level instructional leaders in implementing...
Date(s): 10/20/2020 9:00 AM - 10/20/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The 2020 Virginia Early Literacy Summit is a half-day virtual summit for educators and superintendents to dive into the science behind early literacy, learn from fellow practitioners about best practices, and reflect on changes required of division leaders to implement high quality early literacy programs. The summit is free, but space is limited and registration is required online in advance. Partners The 2020 Virginia Early Literacy Summit is presented by the following partners:...