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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 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:...
Date(s): 10/19/2020 1:00 PM - 10/19/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Don’t miss out on this engaging, richly illustrated, and information-packed edWebinar, where Dr. Michael A. DiSpezio, COVID-19 education expert, will address what we have learned so far about the challenges and strategies for effective teaching in the time of COVID-19. In this edWebinar, Dr. DiSpezio returns to edWeb to share best practices that you can apply tomorrow whether you are teaching in the classroom, virtually, or in a hybrid environment. Discover how simple strategies can better...
Date(s): 10/17/2020 9:45 AM - 10/17/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Register the entire family for our virtual Falling into Place event, to be held the morning of Saturday, October 17. Enjoy separate fun (and safe) sessions for children, for teens, and for parents, caregivers and professionals.  We had to cancel our annual Spring Forward family fun day scheduled for May 2020 but we are excited to offer this abbreviated online Falling Into Place event for the entire family, and it's FREE! Two sessions of programs are open to all participants at 9:45 -10:45...
Date(s): 10/17/2020 8:30 AM - 10/17/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Registration Families and professionals are invited. Like last spring, children age 4 and older will participate in structured and supervised outdoor activities at The EDGE. Next door, a full  morning of learning and connection is planned for parents, caregivers, and professional partners.  This year, we have a youth and young adult track, including more time with our inspirational keynote presenter, adoptee and resiliency advocate Oleg Lougheed.  Sponsors: The VA Department...
Date(s): 10/17/2020 8:30 AM - 10/21/2020 6:30 PM
Description: The theme of this year's summit is "Scaling Up the Neurodiversity at Work Initiative". This virtual summit is a unique conference bringing together neurodiverse/neurodivergent individuals, employers, service agencies, educators and students, parents, and professionals from all areas of the field.  We are planning the conference with Universal Design in mind, to maximize accessibility and inclusion; we want neurodiverse individuals to participate. See the "What We're Doing...
Date(s): 10/14/2020 7:00 PM - 10/14/2020 8:30 PM
Description: This is a 90-minute webinar with Nolan Doyle, a Virginia mathematics educator. This session will focus on modifying and building Desmos Classroom Activities.
Date(s): 10/14/2020 - 10/16/2020
Description: Because of our desire to keep attendees safe and healthy during this global health crisis, we have rescheduled our National Family Engagement Summit to October 14-16, 2020. We will move existing conference registrations and hotel reservations over to these new dates. "Partnering for Equity, Opportunities and Excellence" Network with hundreds of educatiors from around the nation to learn innovative techniques, new ideas, and best practices for culturally relevant family engagement strategies....
Date(s): 10/13/2020 4:00 PM - 10/13/2020 5:00 PM
Description: In this new educational climate, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have more students and families in need of support through a trauma-informed lens. Join us for an edWebinar to explore the topic of trauma, the brain, and effective strategies to help teachers, students, and their families reach positive outcomes in school and at home. You will be excited about the opportunity to engage in this very important, relevant topic that will change the way you think about learning and the brain....
Date(s): 10/13/2020 3:00 PM - 10/13/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Terrence Wilson, J.D., Regional Policy and Community Engagement Director, IDRA Terrence Wilson, J.D., is IDRA’s Regional Policy and Community Engagement Director where he is working across the U.S. South to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and ensure equitable access to education for every student. He brings experience from a number of civil rights law and policy organizations that place equity and justice at the forefront of their work. He has worked across the country in...
Date(s): 10/8/2020 2:00 PM - 10/8/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Webinar Information & Registration School districts are utilizing a multitude of scenarios regarding how school will be held this school year. For some instruction is happening in the school building and for others instruction is continuing with distance learning. Furthermore, some schools are using a hybrid of the two and it is likely that the manner in which instruction is provided may need to pivot during the year because of the impact of the pandemic. How can schools and families figure...
Date(s): 10/8/2020 1:00 PM - 10/8/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Webinar #1: Are you confused about how to provide data-based individualization (DBI) to support academic intensive intervention for your in-person or virtual learners? Part 1 of a three-part webinar series will share intensive interventions for mathematics and strategies for schools implementing DBI during COVID-19 restrictions. Join Dr. Erica Lembke, Stacy Hirt, and Stephanie Hopkins from the University of Missouri, and Alain Mota of Southern Methodist University for the free webinar....
Date(s): 10/7/2020 4:00 PM - 10/7/2020 5:30 PM
Description: This is a 90-minute webinar with Nolan Doyle, a Virginia mathematics educator. This session will focus on how Desmos Classroom Activities can be used to promote student engagement, including use in a virtual setting.
Date(s): 10/5/2020 3:00 PM - 10/5/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Our scholastic system has been greatly affected by COVID-19, and educators and administrators are trying to find their way to keeping students, parents and faculty safe. This edWebinar offers suggestions to create safety-driven standard operating procedures to do just that. From the moment someone walks through your doors, every possible measure should be taken to ensure the learning environment is sanitized and germ free. Temperature checks, disinfecting methods, social distancing—all of...
Date(s): 10/2/2020 4:30 PM - 10/2/2020 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): 9/30/2020 8:30 AM - 9/30/2020 9:00 AM, 9/30/2020 1:30 PM - 9/30/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Does your staff need more training support on functional assessment? Join us to chat about how you can use the NEW Functional Assessment Learning Paths and additional resources for staff development. We’ll highlight the following resources and talk about creative ways you can use them with your staff: Learning Paths: Functional Assessment Additional Resources: Assessment for Service Planning Tip Sheet Functional Assessment: Examples of Questions to Ask Families Healthy Beginnings:...
Date(s): 9/24/2020 7:00 PM - 9/24/2020 8:00 PM
Description: During the COVID-19 pandemic, families are struggling with the day-to-day activities life throws at them. Families with children receiving special education services in Virginia are finding it especially difficult to understand how these circumstances impact their student receiving the free appropriate public education they are entitled to. Keeping Track was created to provide support, information, and strategies to help families navigate the current state of special education. As divisions...
Date(s): 9/23/2020 7:00 PM - 9/23/2020 8:00 PM
Description: The second webinar in our Facing Fall: FFF Answers Your Questions about Virtual Learning and Special Needs series, this session offers suggestions for communicating effectively and efficiently with education partners in our new reality of virtual and distance learning. We know that family engagement in their students' schools pays off with better student outcomes, academically, behavioral and social emotionally. But this new context of virtual learning makes communication and meaningful...
Date(s): 9/21/2020 6:30 PM - 9/21/2020 8:30 PM
Description: Families with special needs children need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports. Navigating the world of disability benefits can be tricky, time consuming and overwhelming. This workshop will help make that process easier. Join us as we discuss in clear understandable...
Date(s): 9/18/2020 11:00 AM - 9/18/2020 12:00 PM
Description: What is assistive technology (AT)? “Low-tech”? “High-tech”? What does it all mean and how can it help my child? In this introduction to AT, we’ll help connect the dots and answer your questions on how AT supports your child’s development. Presenter: Sharon C. Jones, M.Ed.Statewide Distance Education and Assistive Technology Coordinator, VDOE T/TAC
Date(s): 9/17/2020 3:00 PM - 9/17/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn how to create emotionally and physically safe, supportive, and engaging learning environments that promote all students’ social and emotional development. Specific strategies and considerations will be shared for how English teachers can enhance instructional practices to embed SEL into their curriculum and lesson plans.
Date(s): 9/16/2020 12:00 PM - 9/16/2020 1:30 PM
Description: This webinar will address services in the state that individuals with autism can receive to assess their potential to safely and independently operate a motor vehicle.  Components of a driving evaluation will be covered as well as strategies, techniques and technologies that might be useful for learning to drive.  Information on possible challenges and barriers will be shared as well as environmental supports and compensatory strategies.  A parent’s perspective regarding her...
Date(s): 9/16/2020 12:00 PM - 9/16/2020 1:00 PM, 9/19/2020 1:00 PM - 9/19/2020 2:00 PM, 9/23/2020 12:00 PM - 9/23/2020 1:00 PM, 9/30/2020 12:00 PM - 9/30/2020 1:00 PM
Description: In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a 40 minute presentation in which two trained speakers share their compelling personal stories of living with mental health challenges and achieving recovery. The presentation is offered free of charge and is appropriate for diverse audiences including but not limited to family members, friends, mental health professionals, people diagnosed with mental health conditions,and faith based community members. IOOV presentations have taken place at hospitals, schools,...
Date(s): 9/15/2020 3:00 PM - 9/15/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Important Equity Considerations Amid COVID-19 Panelists Include: Quyen Duong, Student Services Specialist, Office of Student Services, Virginia Department of Education
Date(s): 9/11/2020 4:30 PM - 9/11/2020 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): 9/9/2020 7:00 PM - 9/9/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Registration for Sept. 9th Webinar The use of social media among our youth and their lack of understanding of the laws, possible exploitation, and effects are hurting our children at a skyrocketing rate. When given access to the internet, these children can be put in harm's way without realizing it, as most parents and caregivers of children that have access to the internet these days did not grow up with this tool. Most cannot relate and need to be educated in order to set boundaries...
Date(s): 9/3/2020 12:00 PM - 9/3/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Registration As K-12 students head back to school in the coming weeks, many families are exploring the pros and cons of “learning pods” or “bubbles.” What should families take into consideration- from a health and a learning perspective- when deciding whether to pod or not?  The Webinar will explore questions such as: What is a “learning pod” and what models are out there?  What are the pros and cons from learning and health perspectives - and...
Date(s): 9/3/2020 12:00 PM - 9/3/2020 1:00 PM
Description: During the COVID-19 pandemic, families are struggling with the day-to-day activities life throws at them. Families with children receiving special education services in Virginia are finding it especially difficult to understand how these circumstances impact their student receiving the free appropriate public education they are entitled to. Join Keri Peko, from Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) as she presents "Keeping Track", a program created to provide support, information,...
Date(s): 9/2/2020 6:30 PM - 9/2/2020 7:30 PM
Description: There are times when parents and schools simply do not agree on some issues affecting a child's education. They may try informal approaches to resolving the conflict, such as reviewing and revising the child’s IEP or holding a facilitated IEP meeting. When these collaborative efforts don’t result in agreement on what represents an appropriate education for the student, the law (IDEA) provides several approaches that parents and schools can use to help resolve the dispute.Join us to...
Date(s): 9/1/2020 3:00 PM - 9/1/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Best Practices Amid COVID-19  Presenter: Rebecca Kahila, School Safety and Discipline Specialist, Office of Student Services, Virginia Department of Education  
Date(s): 9/1/2020 12:00 PM - 9/1/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Join this lively web discussion to check in with yourself and other early intervention practitioners about experiences providing tele-intervention over the last 6 months. We will acknowledge the current reality of EI, process what tele-intervention has allowed you to do (differently? better?), share strategies and support for when tele-intervention is hard, and think about the future. Meet the Presenter: Dana Childress, Ph.D. Dana is an Early Intervention Professional Development...
Date(s): 8/31/2020 - 9/3/2020
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): 8/26/2020 5:30 PM - 8/26/2020 6:30 PM, 8/27/2020 5:30 PM - 8/27/2020 6:30 PM, 8/31/2020 5:30 PM - 8/31/2020 6:30 PM, 9/1/2020 5:30 PM - 9/1/2020 6:30 PM, 9/2/2020 5:30 PM - 9/2/2020 6:30 PM, 9/3/2020 5:30 PM - 9/3/2020 6:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education's English Learner Instruction Program is offering a new series of webinars geared to support families as they prepare for the upcoming school year, specifically supporting learning at home. English: August 26; 5:30 p.m. Spanish: August 27; 5:30 p.m. Urdu: August 31, 5:30 p.m.  Arabic: September 1, 5:30 p.m.  French: September 2, 5:30 p.m. Vietnamese: September 3, 5:30 p.m. *No registration is required; families join live.
Date(s): 8/20/2020 9:00 AM - 8/20/2020 10:00 AM, 8/20/2020 11:00 AM - 8/20/2020 12:00 PM, 8/27/2020 7:00 PM - 8/27/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks are formative assessments that align to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL). These resources are designed to help teachers identify students with unfinished learning and assist them in filling potential gaps “just in time.” As new content is taught throughout the school year, teachers can use these Quick Checks to identify and diagnose unfinished learning at grade level and/or to assess understanding of prerequisite knowledge that...
Date(s): 8/19/2020 12:00 PM - 8/19/2020 1:30 PM
Description: Navigating supports and services for individuals can be very challenging. If you do not know where to start, the process can be that much more complex. Even once you have a foot in the door, understanding the nuances of what can be covered, when, and with what documentation and through which funding can make accessing services and supports daunting. Come learn about current supports and services available through the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in collaboration...
Date(s): 8/19/2020 11:00 AM - 8/19/2020 12:00 PM, 8/19/2020 7:00 PM - 8/20/2020 8:00 PM, 8/26/2020 9:00 AM - 8/26/2020 10:00 AM
Description: Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks are formative assessments that align to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL). These resources are designed to help teachers identify students with unfinished learning and assist them in filling potential gaps “just in time.” As new content is taught throughout the school year, teachers can use these Quick Checks to identify and diagnose unfinished learning at grade level and/or to assess understanding of prerequisite knowledge that...
Date(s): 8/18/2020 2:00 PM - 8/18/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Registration is unavailable but you can sign up to get the recording.  It will be posted after the live session. Due to COVID-19 and new guidelines from state and local health officials, school leaders, teachers and staff are faced with the new challenge of maintaining social distancing at school and in classrooms in the upcoming school year. In this edWebinar, Aimee Dearmon, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA, will discuss the challenges associated with social distancing in school buildings and in...
Date(s): 8/18/2020 11:00 AM - 8/18/2020 12:00 PM, 8/25/2020 7:00 PM - 8/25/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks are formative assessments that align to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL). These resources are designed to help teachers identify students with unfinished learning and assist them in filling potential gaps “just in time.” As new content is taught throughout the school year, teachers can use these Quick Checks to identify and diagnose unfinished learning at grade level and/or to assess understanding of prerequisite knowledge that...
Date(s): 8/17/2020 - 9/21/2020
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): 8/12/2020 4:00 PM - 8/12/2020 4:45 PM
Description: Join us for a 30-minute interview with Lisa Geraci Rigoni of The Organizing Mentors, followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Ms. Geraci Rigoni will share her expertise as a professional organizer on how to create a space that accommodates the needs of parents and caregivers to work from home while children and youth participate in their virtual school classes.   This is 2nd of 3 in FFF’s Pandemic Learning  webinar/discussion series.
Date(s): 8/12/2020 12:00 PM - 8/12/2020 1:00 PM
Description: The pandemic has created new and unique changes for special education families. Join Lorraine Hightower for tips and tools that will help you be an effective and powerful advocate for your special needs student. Lorraine is a certified dyslexia and special education advocate who works with families to support children of all ages. Through her personal outreach she continues to inform and influence local education leaders, legislators and community members on best practices for children with...
Date(s): 8/11/2020 10:00 AM - 8/11/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration webinar. 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. The webinar is specifically designed for ECSE...
Date(s): 8/10/2020 4:00 PM - 8/10/2020 5:00 PM, 8/31/2020 4:00 PM - 8/31/2020 5:00 PM
Description: EL Instruction Webinars: Strategies for Enhancing Co-Teaching Relationships (Aug. 10, 2020) This VDOE webinar will feature strategies for building and maintaining collaborative partnerships for planning and implementing English Learner instruction. EL Instruction Webinar: Co-Teaching and ELs (Aug. 31, 2020) Learn about co-teaching models and ideas for implementing it in your classroom or school for English Learners.
Date(s): 8/6/2020 11:00 AM - 8/6/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Matthew Newton - Using video in virtual instruction is a popular and effective way to present information to students. Students with disabilities, particularly those with hearing or visual impairments, may need supports such as captioning, transcripts, or visual descriptions to fully access your instructional video content. During this webinar, we will demonstrate how teachers can efficiently add these supports to their instructional videos using well known tools like...
Date(s): 8/5/2020 4:00 PM - 8/5/2020 4:45 PM
Description: Supporting Positive Behaviors during Learning at Home is the first webinar in the Pandemic Learning: Preparing Your Home for Virtual Schooling webinar and discussion series. This webinar, and the two to follow, will devote 30 minutes to content presentation and then up to 15 minutes of Q&A, facilitated through our webinar platform. The webinar will also be available for replay via our website. Supporting Positive Behaviors During Learning at Home is a discussion of practical and positive...
Date(s): 8/5/2020 2:00 PM - 8/5/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Registration to attend the live presentation is now full. You can sign up below to receive an email with the recording link. Students who receive reading instruction in both general education and intervention settings are often experiencing two vastly different instructional experiences. As a result, we see lots of reading instruction, with only limited growth relative to the amount of instruction. In this informative and engaging edWebinar, attendees will: Understand how to implement tiered...
Date(s): 8/5/2020 1:00 PM - 8/5/2020 4:45 PM, 8/6/2020 1:00 PM - 8/6/2020 4:45 PM
Description: Join Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni, and Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. James Lane for the this virtual conference, which will bring together educators and leaders from across the state to explore the implications of institutional racism in public education and raise state discourse and action around courageous teaching and leading, equity, and the principles of anti-racism. Educators and education leaders are encouraged to register and...