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Date(s): 3/20/2018 4:00 PM - 3/20/2018 7:30 PM, 3/21/2018 8:00 AM - 3/21/2018 4:00 PM, 3/22/2018 8:00 PM - 3/22/2018 11:00 PM, 3/23/2018 8:00 PM - 3/23/2018 10:45 AM
Description: Don't miss the opportunity to learn from the nation's top experts in education. The National Family Engagement Summit will help support your goals to promote collaborative family and school partnerships and strengthen the capacity building of your staff. Dynamic presenters, exciting breakout sessions, and great networking opportunities. Event fee: $600.00 Keynote Speakers: Dr. Todd Whitaker, Best-selling author, Distinguished professor, Education and leadership expert Dr. Adolph Brown, "World's...
Date(s): 3/17/2018 10:00 AM - 2/17/2018 2:00 PM
Description: Professional development and networking for young adults or parents/caregivers serving in a peer leadership role around mental health or co-occurring substance use disorder. Each retreat is targeted at offering unique and personalized growth and development for these individuals as they use their lived experience to offer support, education, or advocacy to other youth, young adults, parents or caregivers, or to inform system partners. Attendees include those in paid roles, youth or family...
Title: Wings for All
Date(s): 3/17/2018 8:00 AM - 3/17/2018 12:00 PM
Description: Wings for All is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with a disability experience when traveling by air. The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security and board a plane. Wings for All also gives airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning...
Date(s): 3/14/2018 2:00 PM - 3/14/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Dual language learners (DLLs), one of the largest growing populations in the U.S., will enter classrooms with little to no exposure to the English language. To successfully, gain proficiency in English, they will require explicit and systematic instruction in both the home language and the new language. Are you familiar with strategies that support DLLs in each stage of language development? Are you creating purposeful and intentional learning experiences that foster English language...
Date(s): 3/13/2018 12:00 PM - 3/13/2018 1:00 PM
Description: Please join us for a lively discussion on the role that relationships play in the development of young children. We'll review some basics about the importance of relationships, reflect on our own experiences in early intervention, and tie the information directly to the information provided by Dr. Mona Delahooke during her recent online talk about neurodevelopmental approaches to intervention. IF you've ever said this to yourself or a colleague "I wish Dr. XXXX  would not just spit out the...
Date(s): 3/10/2018 10:00 AM - 3/10/2018 3:00 PM
Description: What? Students will meet with educators from the VA Air & Space Center for some fun, interactive activities that help them make sense of science, followed by lunch, an IMAX theater presentation, and a guided tour of the Air & Space Center. Who is invited? Virginia students ages 8 – 18 who are deaf or hard of hearing. Each student may bring one sibling age 8-18 to participate in the initial activity. Parent(s) are asked to then join us for a complimentary lunch, an IMAX theater...
Date(s): 3/8/2018 - 3/10/2018
Description: Experience this year's theme: Reading our world, inspiring the future. Be inspired, gain knowledge, and interact with many of your favorite authors, local and national literacy professionals, and colleagues to share the latest trends, ideas and research. The Exhibit Hall will feature an opportunity to meet with local and national vendors who provide products and services that can enhance your work.
Date(s): 3/7/2018 2:00 PM - 3/7/2018 3:30 PM
Description: They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The authors of Picturing the Project Approach: Creative Explorations in Early Learning agree! In this unique webinar, you will have a rare opportunity to peek inside the life of The Project Approach in practice in real classrooms with real children and teachers featured in the book. The authors will share the power of projects through photographs of children from toddler to upper elementary ages in a school committed to high...
Date(s): 3/7/2018 9:00 AM - 3/7/2018 4:00 PM, 3/8/2018 9:00 AM - 3/8/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Stay current with autism-related topics by attending Commonwealth Autism's 17th Annual Conference. Dr. Peter Gerhardt: We are excited that our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Peter Gerhardt. He is a dynamic presenter that has more than 30 years’ experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in educational, employment, residential and community-based settings. Dr. Gerhardt is the author or the coauthor of...
Date(s): 3/1/2018 - 4/10/2018, 3/1/2018 - 4/10/2018
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (90 minutes to 10 weeks), and is making them available this semester free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for varying periods of time, depending on length...
Date(s): 2/24/2018 10:00 AM - 2/24/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Professional development and networking for young adults or parents/caregivers serving in a peer leadership role around mental health or co-occurring substance use disorder. Each retreat is targeted at offering unique and personalized growth and development for these individuals as they use their lived experience to offer support, education, or advocacy to other youth, young adults, parents or caregivers, or to inform system partners. Attendees include those in paid roles, youth or family...
Date(s): 2/22/2018 12:00 PM - 2/22/2018 1:00 PM
Description: Have you ever said/thought/wondered "If he would just do what I asked or "(fill in the blank)" we wouldn't have this problem!?!?"  Please join us for an hour-long webinar about the factors that underlie behaviors that are OFTEN missed by the adults in children's lives. During this webinar we will learn the underpinnings of challenging behavior from a neuroscience perspective. Dr. Delahooke will be referencing her book, Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention:  A Skills...
Date(s): 2/20/2018 - 3/20/2018
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four more online, self-paced short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.* These courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Auditory Training for Connected Speech Skill (Course #4) Registration dates: Feb. 12 - Feb. 19, 2018 Date when course is available: Feb. 20 - Mar. 20,...
Date(s): 2/14/2018 4:00 PM - 2/14/2018 5:00 PM
Description: VA Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness and Outreach Services, VSDB and presents: Post-Secondary Transition of Students with Deaf-Blindness Join us as Dr. Cynthia Ingraham provides information about strategies and resources that will help you support individuals with deaf-blindness in preparing for post-secondary life, including education, training, and fulfilling employment. Presenter: Dr. Cynthia L. Ingraham serves as HKNC’s representative for the East Central...
Date(s): 1/24/2018 12:00 PM - 1/24/2018 12:30 PM
Description: AIM-VA may be happy to announce the upcoming change but Ian is ecstatic!  Simplified procedures, updated terminology, and most importantly more access for students!  In this webinar we will discuss these changes, define in detail the new terminology, take a step-by-step journey through all the changes on the website and portal, and try to contain our enthusiasm over this new and improved process.  Check out the new eligibility flyer ahead of time, get excited, and make sure you...
Date(s): 1/20/2018 9:00 AM - 1/20/2018 12:00 PM
Description: Play is the heart of early childhood years. Through research, educators know more about Play now than ever before, including how play supports children’s self-regulation skills. This series will explore ways to support evidence-based teacher practices for providing an environment and materials which encourage play. Find your joy and join in the discovery of play. Workshop #1 is completed. Workshop # 2 Teacher Language- Play Based Learning- January 20, 2018,...
Date(s): 1/10/2018 2:00 PM - 1/10/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Learn how you and your team can apply collective leadership to find solutions and reach your shared goals. What if the solutions to the biggest challenges facing you were living inside the hearts and minds of others. What if you had a magic wand and could unlock these secrets? Collective leadership is about changing the way we think about leadership from something you do alone to or for others, to something that you do with others. The benefits of adopting collective leadership include: better...
Date(s): 1/9/2018 2:00 PM - 1/9/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Grandparents, aunts and uncles and other relatives who serve as primary caregivers for children and youth often experience hurdles in enrolling children in schools and in community activities, securing medical care, granting permission in financial matters, and other duties that parents typically meet. Just Children program attorney Becky Wolozin will review school enrollment polices and procedures, and other suggestions for kinship caregivers and birth parents as they develop care...
Date(s): 1/8/2018 6:30 PM - 1/8/2018 8:00 PM
Description: Raising children and youth, especially if they have special needs, can be exhausting! Join other adoptive and foster parents, grandparents and other kin caring for children for an evening of information and support. Joy Koeppen, LCSW, a clinical therapist at Brain Injury Services and Formed Families Forward board member, will share tips based on her own experience raising a child with special needs and offer practical strategies for busting stress and boosting resilience. This session is...
Date(s): 1/8/2018 - 2/8/2018
Description: VCU Autism Center for Excellence offers this course to provide participants with an understanding of the primary characteristics of ASD, which include impairments in communication and social development and the presence of repetitive patterns of behavior as well as sensory processing issues. Secondary characteristics, including executive dysfunction, imitation, sequencing, and motor deficits as well as common co-morbid conditions will also be explored. The course will discuss the myths and facts...
Date(s): 1/3/2018 2:00 PM - 1/3/2018 3:30 PM
Description: All children make music and music therapy practices can make early childhood classrooms inclusive. By using therapeutic techniques, educators can support children of all abilities and their families to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts. Focusing on developmental goals, intentional music interventions help children with disabilities become successful in inclusive early childhood programs. Concepts presented in this invigorating webinar will be based on the DEC//NAEYC’s...
Date(s): 1/1/2018 - 2/17/2018
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four more online, self-paced short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.* These courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Auditory Training for Vowel and Consonant Perception Skills (Course #3) Registration dates: Jan. 10 - Jan. 16, 2018 Date when course is available: Jan. 1...
Date(s): 12/13/2017 2:00 PM - 12/13/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Join us for an engaging session on some “big ideas” about early brain development that every parent and early childhood provider should know and use every day! For example, 700-1000 new neural connections form in a baby’s brain every second! What does that mean for the baby, and for your program? This session will combine a structured talk interspersed with short, interactive activities among audience members. Participants will: 1. Know and apply key brain facts pertaining to...
Date(s): 12/12/2017 2:00 PM - 12/12/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Cost: Free This is a 90 minute session. Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August 2017, followed by hurricanes Irma and Maria and then the Napa, CA wildfires, there has been increased awareness of the disproportionate impact of disasters on people with disabilities and their communities. Equal access throughout the emergency management cycle is required and universal accessibility is an imperative for effective emergency...
Date(s): 12/12/2017 1:00 PM - 12/12/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework provides a means of examining a child’s ability to participate in daily routines and activities. A primary focus of the ICF is the environmental factor, which includes physical, social, and attitudinal environmental components. Specifically considering the environmental factors of the ICF affords practitioners with a framework for considering all possible facets of a child and his/her life that may be...
Date(s): 12/5/2017 12:00 PM - 12/5/2017 1:00 PM
Description: As early interventionists, we work with many diverse families and caregivers. Cultural competence - what does that really mean, and where does coaching fit?  In Part 1 of this series, we will discuss what cultural humility is, how to define a person's culture, and give you ideas on how to reflect in order to best serve all families.  Join us next month for Part 2 as we dig deeper into dimensions of cultural humility, implicit biases, and strategies you can use immediately. Mark your...
Date(s): 12/2/2017 8:00 AM - 12/2/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Who Should Attend? Middle and High School Students with Disabilities, Their Families, and Adult Professionals Who Work with Them You can learn about: Options After High School Career Planning Career/ Technical Schools Employment Strategies College Application Process Supports and Resources in College
Date(s): 12/1/2017 2:00 PM - 12/1/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Raising children with special needs can be particularly challenging during the holidays. Trying to balance the busyness of this time of year with daily responsibilities is difficult! Come and learn how Formed Families Forward can help. Learn more about our free services for foster, kinship and adoptive families at our holiday open house. As a special treat, we will have Archana Dogra, Ph.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Neurofeedback practitioner with Counseling Bliss, LLC speak on...
Date(s): 12/1/2017 10:00 AM - 12/1/2017 12:00 PM
Description: Depression and anxiety disorders are prevalent among youth. Depression can compromise education and relationships with family and friends. Join Dr. Kenneth Towbin, National Institute of Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, as he discusses the symptoms of childhood depression and treatment options. Learn the warning signs that all parents and guardians should know.
Date(s): 11/30/2017 12:00 PM - 11/30/2017 1:00 PM, 11/30/2017 3:00 PM - 11/30/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Skill Level: Introductory There are many common myths associated with the use of AAC that present road blocks to the implementation process. This session will focus on debunking these myths while providing practical implementation strategies for use both in the classroom and at home. Information will be shared about the consideration process for selecting appropriate devices and helpful Internet resources to gather additional ideas for implementation.
Date(s): 11/29/2017 - 12/1/2017
Description: Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) Annual Conference: RE: Thinking will include general sessions with outstanding keynoters, 45 breakout sessions featuring current research and practice by Virginia educators, social media and in-person networking opportunities, and interaction with our exhibitors and sponsors, who support our conference so generously. Be sure to include our "Invent to Learn" Preconference Session with Gary Stager in your plans (November...
Date(s): 11/14/2017 1:00 PM - 11/14/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Early intervention/early childhood special education (EI/ECSE) professionals need strategies for working with interpreters in order to provide effective services to children and their families who are linguistically and culturally diverse. In this session, we will share guidelines and ideas to improve communication in EI/ECSE service delivery when the EI/ECSE team includes an interpreter. This session will help you to improve your knowledge and skills when working with interpreters in order to...
Date(s): 11/13/2017 - 11/14/2017
Description: Sorry, registration has filled up, and the waitlist is also full. If you have specific self-determination needs, please contact your regional coordinator here. Not another new initiative! Come learn about how the I’m Determined philosophy can be integrated into what you are already doing. Opportunities abound to explore the relationship between self-determination and behavior,disability awareness, mental wellness, inclusive practices, and leadership, to name a few. Registration Opens:...
Date(s): 11/11/2017 9:30 AM - 11/11/2017 11:00 AM, 1/20/2018 9:30 AM - 1/20/2018 11:00 AM, 4/7/2018 9:30 PM - 4/7/2018 11:00 AM
Description: Various presenters will explore ways to build a successful, developmentally appropriate preschool program. Topics will include using routine, rules, and the classroom environment to support your programming, appropriate teacher language, what makes a quality curriculum, and authentic assessment. Workshop #1 is completed. Workshop # 2 Teacher Language- Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, 9:30am-11:00am Presented by: Holly Blum Teacher Language is the root for growing positive teacher-child relationships and...
Date(s): 11/11/2017 9:30 AM - 11/11/2017 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 Jefferson Lab, and Gary Talley/Debbie Jones from the VA Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, who will share info about the...
Date(s): 11/9/2017 6:30 PM - 11/9/2017 8:00 PM
Description: Did you know that many students diagnosed with an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD and ADD) have rights under Federal laws? If you are a parent or caregiver of a student in public elementary or secondary school, or a student in college, you need to know the federal laws that protect students from discrimination and give guidance on determining if a student has a disability and needs supports and services. We will provide clarification on eligibility, interventions and...
Date(s): 11/9/2017 12:00 PM - 11/9/2017 1:00 PM, 11/9/2017 3:00 PM - 11/9/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Skill Level: Introductory/Intermediate By modeling accessible instructional materials (AIM) throughout the school year and properly scaffolding AT supports, educators can create successful, independent readers in the classroom, at home, and on statewide assessments. Research tells us that the benefits of using AIM (such as the audio component) on reading comprehension, persist even when AIM cannot be used in Virginia’s Reading SOL. This session will show educators how to build accessible...
Date(s): 11/9/2017 8:30 AM - 11/9/2017 4:00 PM
Description: KEYNOTE SPEAKERSDr. Chris EdminAssociate Professor at Columbia University and author of the New York Times bestselling book, For WhiteFolks Who Teach in the Hood … and the Rest of Y’all Too Dr. Allison Sampson-JacksonLicensed Clinical Social Worker focusing on effective trauma informed treatment practices and challenges forchildren who reside in poverty or crisis TOPICS Promoting & honoring diversityEquity practices to promote high expectations for student learning Responding to...
Date(s): 11/8/2017 9:00 AM - 11/8/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Register today to join other educators in Roanoke for this session co-sponsored by VirginiaASCD, The Virginia Association of School Superintendents, the Virginia School-University Partnership and ASCD. See the downloadable flyer for further details.  Participants will learn to: write measurable goals for students who need support develop evidence-based strategies for growth make data-based decisions to accelerate growth measure and display progress easily. Attendance...
Date(s): 11/7/2017 12:00 PM - 11/7/2017 1:00 PM
Description: As early interventionists, we work with many diverse families and caregivers. Cultural competence - what does that really mean, and where does coaching fit?  In Part 1 of this series, we will discuss what cultural humility is, how to define a person's culture, and give you ideas on how to reflect in order to best serve all families.  Join us next month for Part 2 as we dig deeper into dimensions of cultural humility, implicit biases, and strategies you can use immediately. Mark your...
Date(s): 11/7/2017 9:00 AM - 11/7/2017 3:00 PM
Description: There is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” in education, but we can actually take some of the pieces of assistive technology and create enhanced learning environments which serve a number of purposes.  First, we need to create environments which have greater accessibility for learning and add to their inclusivity.  Then, we work with sensory support items to add to the focus and attention of all students.  During this session, we will look at how to re-purpose what...
Date(s): 11/6/2017 3:00 PM - 11/6/2017 5:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Association of School Personnel Administrators (VASPA) is having an Educator Career Fair. Registration and attendance are free; parking is also free. Over 50 Virginia School Divisions are expected to there.  The list of currently registered school divisions is below: Accomack County Public School Albemarle County Schools Alexandria City Public Schools Alleghany County Public Schools Amelia County Public Schools Brunswick County Public Schools Campbell County Schools...
Date(s): 11/4/2017 9:15 AM - 11/4/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Who?    For students ages 7 through 18 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia. Students must be accompanied by at least one parent, and are welcome to bring up to three family members (for a maximum of 4 people attending per family).  What?  View the play, “Clementine”, learn about careers in theater, and meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi or deaf/hh. Special features: Audio description...
Date(s): 11/4/2017 9:00 AM - 11/4/2017 11:00 AM, 1/27/2018 9:00 AM - 1/27/2018 11:00 AM, 4/14/2018 9:00 AM - 4/14/2018 11:00 AM
Description: Various presenters will explore ways to build a successful, developmentally appropriate preschool program. Topics will include using routine, rules, and the classroom environment to support your programming, appropriate teacher language, what makes a quality curriculum, and authentic assessment. Workshop #1 is completed. Workshop # 2 Teacher Language- Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, 9:30am-11:00am Presented by: Holly Blum Teacher Language is the root for growing positive teacher-child relationships and...
Date(s): 11/3/2017 7:00 AM - 11/3/2017 5:00 PM
Description: The agenda includes: Music Therapy for Inclusion Across the Curriculum Updates from the Virginia Department of Education Grassroots Advocacy for Inclusive Practices Strategies for Inclusion Across the Curriculum Lunch with Dr. Tom Moran: Physical Education for Everyone Va CEC Awards Ceremony & Poster Session The Center for Inclusive Excellence Poster Session Business Meeting, Closing Remarks, & Door Prizes Fees: Member/Non-Member: $135 Student: $105
Date(s): 11/2/2017 12:00 PM - 11/2/2017 1:00 PM, 11/2/2017 3:00 PM - 11/2/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Skill Level: Introductory Voice assistant devices are all the rage right now. They allow us to conveniently order products, ask questions, set reminders, and control our environment just by speaking certain keywords and phrases from the comfort of our living room couch. Much like many other consumer electronic devices that were originally designed to be used in the home or businesses, voice assistants are breaking out of these environments and finding a place in the classrooms of innovative...
Date(s): 11/1/2017 2:00 PM - 11/1/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by;  Deborah Stipek Judy Koch Professor of Education, Stanford University Math lessons are rare in early childhood settings in part because efforts to develop academic skills have focused on literacy. Some early childhood educators eschew teacher-directed lessons, believing that all teaching needs to be conducted in the context of child-initiated activities, and they worry about the effect of standards and accountability on early childhood education. In this session I will...
Date(s): 10/28/2017 11:00 AM - 10/28/2017 3:00 PM
Description: The expo provides an opportunity for you to enhance your knowledge and to explore the latest and greatest products, services, technology and resources that include: Durable Medical Equipment Assistive and Adaptive Devices Computer Software Instructional Materials Mobility Products Adaptive Learning Tools Disability and Elder Law Resources Recreation/Travel Resources Adapted Bikes/Adapted Exercise Equipment Personal Care Products Communication Devices Products for the Visually Impaired and/or...
Date(s): 10/28/2017 10:00 AM - 10/28/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
Date(s): 10/28/2017 9:00 AM - 10/28/2017 12:00 PM
Description: The AIM 4 Success conference will showcase strategies and resources for supporting struggling readers across K-12 environments by using accessible materials and assistive technology. Educational sessions will be conducted by educators from across northern Virginia school divisions. Keynote will be presented by Mark Dohn, an Apple Distinguished Educator.