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Date(s): 9/16/2018 6:30 PM - 9/16/2018 8:00 PM
Description: Back to School can be rough for children, youth and parents and caregivers alike. Let us help you get off on the right foot with our free Back to School Basics webinar. Kelly Henderson, PhD, Executive Director of Formed Families Forward, will share some thoughts on positioning your family for a great school year. She will cover some special education basics and offer suggestions for how and when to share sensitive information with school staff. There will be time for Q and A and for sharing YOUR...
Date(s): 9/6/2018 9:00 AM - 9/6/2018 2:00 PM, 9/7/2018 9:00 AM - 9/7/2018 2:00 PM
Description: Families play an important role in the education of their children, especially parents of children who are identified as having disabilities. The law requires that parents and school personnel work together to provide children with appropriate educational services. Topics include: Critical Decision Points in Special Education, Profile of a Graduate, Assistive Technology and I’m Determined Project Local community partners and agencies will be on hand to provide information to parents and...
Date(s): 9/5/2018 - 9/6/2018
Description: Student-centered coaching is an evidence-based instructional coaching model that shifts the focus from ‘fixing’ teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. Shifting coaching toward a data-driven approach increases the efficacy of teachers, coaches, and most importantly our students. Participants will learn concrete strategies for implementing a coaching model that is grounded in student evidence. This will include an introduction to the...
Date(s): 8/25/2018 2:30 PM - 8/25/2018 5:00 PM
Description: Join the Center for Family Involvement and the Virginia Department of Education at the Coomes Recreational Center in Abingdon for a great afternoon of networking with other families with children with disabilities, learning about resources, and having fun! Local and Southwest area agencies will be on hand to provide information and resources for children and adults with disabilities. REGISTRATION OPEN 2:30 P.M. ~ EVENT RUNS 3:00 - 5:00 P.M
Date(s): 8/24/2018 9:00 AM - 8/24/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Learn how to conduct a 12-module training program to enhance teachers' knowledge of each child, support relationship building with children and families, and make informed instructional decisions.  Standard/Premium member cost: $319.00 Entry Level/Non-member cost: $399.00 Register by July 16th to save $50 and receive a FREE copy of NAEYC's newest publication, Spotlight on Young Children: Observation and Assessment upon arrival! Registration includes: NAEYC...
Date(s): 8/18/2018 8:15 AM - 8/18/2018 4:00 PM
Description: RU World Ready? Global Education Conference 2018 Saturday, August 18 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The third annual RU World Ready? Global Education Conference will be held August 18, 2018 in Cook Hall on the campus of beautiful Radford University in southwest Virginia. The conference serves the needs of pre-service and practicing educators striving to develop global competencies for themselves as well as their students who will enter a rapidly changing and ever more interconnected world.  General...
Date(s): 8/14/2018 12:00 PM - 8/14/2018 1:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Division for Early Childhood and the Integrated Training Collaborative with the Partnership for People with Disabilities are hosting a live webinar discussion titled: "Implementing the DEC Recommended Practices: Let’s Think about Assessment!" This webinar discussion will focus on how Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education professionals are implementing the Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices (DEC-RPs) related to assessment. The presenters, Heather...
Date(s): 8/14/2018, 8/15/2018
Description: Offering elementary/middle school teachers, coaches, math specialists, or related professionals* an exciting opportunity for learning with math experts! This year, the institute is focusing on math workshop. Math workshop is a model of instruction that allows all students to be engaged in the mathematics classroom - and for all student to realize their abilities as mathematicians. The math institute will feature literacy expert Jennifer Lempp. Jennifer Lempp, keynote speaker, is the author of...
Date(s): 8/6/2018 12:30 PM - 8/9/2018 12:00 PM
Description: The 2018 State Convention will provide attendees with latest information on federal and state issues affecting Virginians with developmental disabilities and their families and more. Session topics will include Waiver Services, Early Intervention, Inclusive Education, Employment, Self-Advocacy, Navigating the System, State and Federal Advocacy Updates, Wellness and many more! With so much going on in both Virginia and DC, you won’t want to miss it! Registration includes:  Access...
Date(s): 8/5/2018 - 8/6/2018, 8/7/2018 - 8/8/2018
Description: Through innovative, thought-provoking, and interactive sessions, the VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference provides professionals in the intersecting fields of arts education and special education the opportunity to share current information in research, practice, programs, and policy, and serve as a leading catalyst for change. This conference brings together educators, administrators, researchers, teaching artists, and more to build new skills, transfer knowledge, network,...
Date(s): 7/25/2018 8:30 AM - 7/26/2018 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Special Education Instructional Services, will offer five two-day training sessions on how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and develop a positive Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). The sessions will focus on the steps in conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and developing effective, positive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). Participants will discuss the process as well as the purpose and rationale for a...
Date(s): 7/23/2018 - 7/26/2018
Description: Youth Scholarships are now available for the 2018 NCIL Annual Conference on Independent Living. Applications are due by April 30, 2018. 2018 Annual Conference Workshops Workshop Tracks Advocacy & Organizing Track: Workshops related to systems advocacy, individual advocacy, and organizing. Mobilizing New Leaders Track: Workshops related to building new leadership by including and prioritizing the perspectives of youth, people of color, people who are LGBTQ, and other advocates...
Date(s): 7/18/2018 8:30 AM - 7/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Special Education Instructional Services, will offer five two-day training sessions on how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and develop a positive Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). The sessions will focus on the steps in conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and developing effective, positive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). Participants will discuss the process as well as the purpose and rationale for a...
Date(s): 7/17/2018 9:00 AM - 7/18/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Students with visual and multiple impairments have very unique educational needs. When their present levels of performance are at the sensorimotor and early preoperational stages, regardless of chronological age, they learn about their worlds and develop basic skills by participating in experiences that allow them to use sensing and acting systems. Barriers to learning imposed by sensory, cognitive, and motor impairments must be overcome by teams of professionals who can use research-based...
Date(s): 7/11/2018 8:30 AM - 7/12/2018 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Special Education Instructional Services, will offer five two-day training sessions on how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and develop a positive Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). The sessions will focus on the steps in conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and developing effective, positive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). Participants will discuss the process as well as the purpose and rationale for a...
Date(s): 6/28/2018 11:00 AM - 6/28/2018 12:30 PM
Description: Children's language use grows dramatically throughout the toddler and preschool years. Words and phrases expand daily and children begin to form sentences that go beyond sharing their preferences. Their speech sounds continue to develop and include both predictable, and sometimes adorable, error patterns.  Pre-literacy skills also emerge during this developmental window and lay the foundation for academic success as children approach elementary school. In this webinar, the presenters will...
Date(s): 6/27/2018 - 6/28/2018
Description: ASSET-TILT (Augmenting Science and Special Educator Team- Teaching Inquiry Learning Together) is a VA Department of Education-sponsored two-day academy for high school science teacher and co-teacher pairs. Workshop leaders will model strategies for successfully incorporating high level inquiry and engaging hands-on experiments into their classes of diverse learners. In addition, Participants will: (1) enhance their science content knowledge for effective instructional delivery;...
Date(s): 6/27/2018 - 6/28/2018
Description: This two day 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, collaboration strategies, and networking within the co-taught classroom.  Sessions will feature evidence-based practices for teaching mathematics to students with learning difficulties, including use of hands-on materials for integers and...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 8:30 AM - 6/26/2018 4:30 PM, 6/27/2018 8:30 AM - 6/27/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) is sponsoring an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) Clinical Workshop on June 25-26, 2018, and the Toddler Module Workshop on June 27, 2018.  This is a wonderful professional development opportunity for early childhood intervention professionals, mental health providers, therapists, school psychologists and counselors.  Individuals can register for both or only one of the workshops.  ADOS-2 (Modules 1-4)...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 - 6/27/2018
Description: Save the Date - June 25-27, 2018 Join the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for the National Research Conference on Early Childhood 2018 (NRCEC2018). Learn the latest research and evaluation information on early childhood education, care, and interventions. Mark your calendar for this exciting event: June 25–27, 2018 at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA. This event was previously known as the Head Start National Research Conference. Target Audience Head Start...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 - 6/29/2018
Description: The 19th Annual Content Teaching Academy will be held June 25 - 29, 2018 on the campus of James Madison University, located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley. The programs (Academies) offer high quality professional development that include in-depth studies in a range of content areas. In addition, each Academy is designed to engage participants in critical dialogues of practice with instructional sessions conducted by scholars and master teachers who understand the challenges...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 - 6/26/2018
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services in consultation with the Office of Humanities and Early Childhood and the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics in partnership with the James Madison University Content Teaching Academy will sponsor a Co-teaching Elementary Reading and Mathematics (C-TERM) Academy.  The Academy is designed for elementary school teams of general education and special education...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 - 6/29/2018
Description: New requirements that are specific to this grant-funded CTA: Teachers who have previously attended an Adapted PE CTA are not eligible to enroll Health and Physical Education teachers must enroll in the both the CTA and graduate course Teachers who enroll must hold a current teaching or supervisory position in Health and Physical Education Participants of this academy and graduate course will submit Health and Physical Education lesson plans as a deliverable. During the academy, teachers will...
Date(s): 6/19/2018 3:00 PM - 6/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Head Start and Early Head Start staff are in a position to have a huge impact on the lives of children with disabilities or suspected delays. Classroom and home-based supports are most effective when they are individualized to meet the needs of the children and families served. In this webinar, learn more about effective, research-based instructional practices using stories, video clip examples, and online resources. Topics for the webinar include: Evidence-based instructional practices that...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 8:30 PM - 6/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Special Education Instructional Services, will offer five two-day training sessions on how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and develop a positive Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). The sessions will focus on the steps in conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and developing effective, positive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). Participants will discuss the process as well as the purpose and rationale for a...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 2:00 PM - 6/18/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Each day, children with hearing loss attend early childhood programs. Learn how to identify who they are. Join us for a webinar on improving the quality of hearing screening practices for children ages birth to 5. Topics for the webinar include: How hearing screening relates to the overall goals of Head Start Current evidence-based practice recommendations for hearing screening with children birth to 5 An overview of Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) screening for all children and available resources...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 9:00 AM - 6/18/2018 5:00 PM, 6/19/2018 7:30 AM - 6/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School (OD2LBHS) is designed to help students who are deaf and hard of hearing, from rising 8th graders to the new Class of 2018 grads, recognize their unique needs and develop self-determination skills to confidently assume responsibility for their educational and employment decisions as they move toward adulthood and successful post-secondary outcomes.This year, Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School (OD2LBHS) is being held during the first day of Opening...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 9:00 AM - 6/18/2018 5:00 PM
Description: To: Parents (and Teachers) of transition-age students who are deaf and hard of hearing Will your son or daughter be in grade 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 next year? Or are you the proud parent of a Class of 2018 graduate? This year's OD2LBHS features Deaf Self-Advocacy Trainers from Civic Access (Charlottesville) who will lead students through a full fun day of exploring "Self" ideas: Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination and Self-Esteem. These important ideas help students develop the mindset and skills...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 8:30 AM - 6/18/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Keynote Speakers Sara Miller,  Director of the Early Childhood Development Initiative and Associate Professor at Longwood University John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma andResilience Educator at ChildSavers Agenda 8:30-9:00 Introduction and Welcome 9:00-11:30 Understanding Childhood Trauma and Its Effects John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator ChildSavers 11:30-12:15 Lunch (Provided) 12:15-2:45...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 8:30 AM - 6/18/2018 3:30 PM
Description: PreK and Kindergarten teachers and leaders will spend the day learning about the effect of childhood trauma, how those effects present themselves in school settings, and how teachers can build relationships and experiences to support children’s growth. Our Keynote Speakers: Sara Miller, Director of the Early Childhood Development Initiative and Associate Professor at Longwood University John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator at ChildSavers
Date(s): 6/18/2018 8:00 AM - 6/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Two-Day event June 18 & 19, 2018. Cost for the two days will be $50.00 Event Information Event is full - Registration Closed
Date(s): 6/13/2018 12:00 PM - 6/15/2018 2:00 PM
Description: The Youth and Parent Summit is a three-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities. During the Summit, participants work in groups facilitated by I'm Determined Youth Leaders to discover how the core components of self-determination can be applied to their lives....
Date(s): 6/12/2018 2:00 PM - 6/12/2018 3:30 PM, 6/21/2018 2:00 PM - 6/21/2018 3:30 PM, 7/17/2018 2:00 PM - 7/17/2018 3:30 PM, 8/30/2018 2:00 PM - 8/30/2018 3:30 PM, 9/13/2018 2:00 PM - 9/13/2018 3:30 PM
Description: The legal landscape around serving transition-age youth has changed dramatically in the last few years. The Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC) is conducting a five-part series of webinars to assist youth service professionals in understanding the intricacies of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other legal changes related to serving transition-age youth.  The webinars are designed for Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, school...
Date(s): 6/6/2018 9:30 AM - 6/7/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Why Attend? Understand benefit programs under Social Security - SSI and SSDI; Understand how earned income (wages) and unearned income affect cash and medical benefits, as well as other local state and federal benefits; Understand which work incentives belong to which benefit program, when to use them and which ones to use; Understand Medicaid & Medicare rules when individuals earn income; Understand Medicaid Waivers and working rules; Understand & identify a variety of work incentives...
Date(s): 6/4/2018 6:30 PM - 6/4/2018 8:00 PM
Description: FFF is pleased to host an evening webinar to help families and professionals learn more about Virginia's REACH (Regional Educational Assessment Crisis Response and Habilitation) program. REACH provides crisis intervention and assistance for individuals of all ages with an intellectual disability and/or developmental disabilities. REACH clinical teams support individuals and their systems of care - including family, residential providers, day programs, therapists, case managers and others. Liv...
Date(s): 5/29/2018 8:00 PM - 5/29/2018 9:00 PM
Description: Nature, Nurture, and Your Child Get the scoop on how temperament develops in the upcoming Family Matters webinar, Tapping Into Your Child’s Temperament, and discover how you can tune into your child’s distinctive style. Join us to learn how genetics, life experiences, and interactions with the adults in your child’s life can help shape his or her unique personality and temperament, and how you can nurture and encourage the very best of your child’s nature.
Date(s): 5/29/2018 1:00 PM - 5/29/2018 2:00 PM, 6/5/2018 1:00 PM - 6/5/2018 2:00 PM, 6/12/2018 1:00 PM - 6/12/2018 2:00 PM
Description: The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced it is launching a new technical assistance initiative to assist schools, districts, state education agencies, libraries, colleges and universities in making their websites and online programs accessible to individuals with disabilities. Through webinars, OCR will provide information technology professionals with vital information on website accessibility, including tips for making their online programs accessible....
Date(s): 5/23/2018 2:00 PM - 5/23/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Part one of this two-part Virtual Event series will begin the conversation by going beyond the headlines to explore what we really know about parents struggling with substance use disorder and its impacts on the health and mental health of their unborn and very young children. What do young children with prenatal exposure disorders need to support their recovery and healthy development? As professionals, how do we best observe, engage and support these fragile families? Presenters will explore...
Date(s): 5/16/2018 9:00 AM - 5/17/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Why Attend? Understand benefit programs under Social Security - SSI and SSDI; Understand how earned income (wages) and unearned income affect cash and medical benefits, as well as other local state and federal benefits; Understand which work incentives belong to which benefit program, when to use them and which ones to use; Understand Medicaid & Medicare rules when individuals earn income; Understand Medicaid Waivers and working rules; Understand & identify a variety of work incentives...
Date(s): 5/12/2018 10:00 AM - 5/12/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Amazement Square has four floors and 9 galleries of hands-on, interactive, multidisciplinary exhibits. The museum’s exhibits and educational programs encourage all participants to explore the arts and humanities, culture, science, technology, and their interconnected relationships. What? Students will meet with staff members of Amazement Square, DBVI, and VSDB Outreach Services for an educational art activity, then joined by other family members for a guided tour of the facility,...
Date(s): 5/10/2018 3:30 PM - 5/10/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Working to provide students with a way to communicate is often a difficult task wrought with barriers and challenges. Learning language is less like one person opening a locked door and more like a team of construction workers building a house. Rarely is it the case that a dynamic augmentative communication device is put in place and then suddenly scores of language come spilling out of a student without persistent, focused support. It takes a consistent, collaborative effort to implement a...
Date(s): 5/9/2018 3:30 PM - 5/9/2018 4:30 PM
Description: If a student is not successfully using verbal speech as her or his primary form of expression by the age of 3, the educators working with that student should be considering augmentative/ alternative communication. All too often, the belief that a child is too young, too disabled, or simply not ready, prevents or delays the implementation of a robust AAC system to help learn language. In the first of a two-part session, we will examine practices for coaching educational professionals and families...
Date(s): 5/8/2018 12:00 PM - 5/8/2018 1:00 PM
Description: *Participants will understand brain injury basics and recognize the unique challenges of providing successful transition to students with a TBI. *Participants will be able to identify where students, families and teachers can go for support during and after the transition.
Date(s): 5/7/2018 1:00 PM - 5/7/2018 1:30 PM
Description: This workshop features the Cross-Cutting Approaches: School Readiness topic on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC). Content specialists from the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) and the Head Start Information and Communications Center (HSICC) will highlight resources, guide the discussion, and answer questions. The ECLKC is the official website of the Office of Head Start. It provides the latest policy and practice...
Date(s): 5/7/2018 8:00 AM - 5/8/2018 4:00 PM
Description: PECS is an evidence-based practice, with over 150 supportive research articles from countries around the world. The PECS Level 2 Training is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Level 1 Training (PECS Basic Training) and is currently implementing PECS. The training begins with a quick overview of the PECS Protocol, as well as a brief review of the Pyramid Approach to Education. Next, the concept of communication across the day is explored. Oftentimes, your presenter...
Date(s): 5/2/2018 12:00 PM - 5/2/2018 1:00 PM, 5/2/2018 3:00 PM - 5/2/2018 4:00 PM
Description: In this webinar we will talk about how communities are built around video games, and how students with disabilities are able to make meaningful long-term friendships using a shared love for a game. Presenter: Mark Barlet, Founder, The AbleGamers Charity, www.ablegamers.org Mark Barlet has 25 years of hands-on experience in the technology and assistive technology fields. Widely regarded as one of the leaders of 508 accessibility, Mark manages a team of high-end accessibility experts through his...
Date(s): 5/2/2018 8:30 AM - 5/2/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Join regional early childhood colleagues for the 2018 Northern Region VCPD Summit to engage in discussion and hear important updates related to NAEYC, VOICES, Virginia's School Readiness Committee, Higher Education (community college to university processes), state-wide VCPD initiatives, and Trauma and Resilience Education. Keynote Speaker (12:15 p.m.): John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator, ChildSavers, Richmond VA ChildSavers guides our...
Date(s): 4/30/2018 1:30 PM - 4/30/2018 2:00 PM
Description: This workshop highlights the Cross-Cutting Approaches: Culture and Language topic on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowldedge Center (ECLKC). Discover evidence-based information and training materials that focus on effective teaching practices to enhance services to children from diverse backgrounds. This includes children who are dual language learners (DLL) and their families. Target Audience Head Start and Early Head Start staff Regional Office staff Child care staff T/TA providers
Date(s): 4/28/2018 - 4/29/2018
Description: What: An intensive two day training focused on the relevant skills and tools to becoming parent leaders in your community. Who: Parents/caregivers of children and youth with mental health needs seeking the skills and competencies to provide individual support and work to improve the service system for other families. Parent support partners are encouraged to apply. Pre-Registration Required Meals + Lodging Included Childcare + Travel Stipends Available for Approved Registrants  
Date(s): 4/26/2018 12:00 PM - 4/26/2018 1:00 PM, 4/26/2018 3:00 PM - 4/26/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Come along and experience how technology and gaming can support cross-curricular activities. Are you ready to explore the various games, apps and devices that can support your students on this journey? Presenter: James Gunther, M.Ed., Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Norfolk Public Schools James Gunther has been an Adapted Physical Education Teacher with Norfolk Public Schools since 2001. He received his Master’s degree from Walden University and his Bachelor’s degree from the...