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Date(s): 12/16/2016 8:30 AM - 12/16/2016 3:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 12/15/2016 11:30 AM - 12/15/2016 2:00 PM
Description: The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) will be conducting public forums for providers, families, individuals and CSB/BHAs on the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waivers. These sessions will provide a brief overview of the three new DD Waivers: Community Living, Family and Individual Supports and Building Independence Waivers. The approach for drafting and completing new permanent proposed regulations for these waivers will be reviewed. DMAS is interested in your feedback or...
Date(s): 12/13/2016 4:00 PM - 12/13/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Technology can open up access and opportunity for the early childhood learner. In this webinar, the presenters will show adaptations based on current assessments and go through activities found in an early childhood classroom and at home to make them accessible to all students!  This team of Assistive Technology Specialists will share their hands-on expertise in assessment & evaluations and their approaches to support classroom instruction for students with disabilities.
Date(s): 12/13/2016 3:30 PM - 12/13/2016 4:30 PM
Description: This VTSS overview session will help autism specialists grow common vocabulary and understanding of the framework being adopted by many school divisions across Virginia to increase student behavior and academic outcomes.  Participants will consider how VTSS impacts the selection and implementation of evidence based practices, collaboration and professional learning, and most importantly, how the framework aligns with their work as autism specialists.  After the session, participants...
Date(s): 12/13/2016 12:00 PM - 12/13/2016 1:00 PM
Description: This webinar will discuss characteristics and behaviors that will help early interventionists identify and support infants and toddlers who have vision and hearing loss. The presenter will describe the National Deaf-Blind Child Count and its importance as well as explain the how to complete the Census. She will also share information about Virginia's Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness. Presenter Information: Ira Padhye is the Project Coordinator at the Virginia...
Date(s): 12/12/2016 1:00 PM - 12/12/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Description: It is important that children have high-quality, developmentally appropriate math experiences from an early age. In this learning deck, we will discuss how engaging learning activities can be developed and implemented in preschool classrooms to help children learn a variety of math skills, from counting to patterning and beyond! We also will discuss how intentional, systematic instruction can be used in the context of engaging activities to ensure student learning. Facilitators:...
Date(s): 12/8/2016
Description: Presenter: Karen Heist, recipient of the David Cox FLAVA K-12 Excellence in Teaching award 2015, National Board Certified Spanish Teacher and Department Leader at Woodside High School, Newport News. The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia world language educators as possible. The FLTWS is partnered with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA)...
Date(s): 12/7/2016 4:00 PM - 12/7/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Description:  So…. you have interviewed the parent, completed The CVI Range, know where your student is visually functioning on the Range, and have ordered some appropriate APH materials.  Now What?  During our webinar, Diane will discuss how her CVI Skills Inventory & Strategies Worksheet can guide you and your team members as you move forward to encourage more efficient and consistent “looking” behavior. She will also share specific strategies outlined in...
Date(s): 12/7/2016 4:00 PM - 12/7/2016 8:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 12/2/2016 11:00 AM - 12/2/2016 5:00 PM, 12/3/2016 11:00 AM - 12/3/2016 5:00 PM, 12/4/2016 11:00 AM - 12/4/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and...
Date(s): 12/1/2016 - 12/2/2016
Description: The 2016 Conference is sponsored by George Mason University's Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human Disabilities and The Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University. Registration is now open! (registration fees are listed in Question #14, and depend on your registration category) Strands for Day 1: Academic Recreation and Social Independent Living Employment Strands for Day 2: Promoting Policy and Systemic Change Program Development and Evaluation Transition to College...
Date(s): 11/30/2016 4:00 PM - 11/30/2016 5:00 PM
Description: (Many were closed out of this webinar when it was presented in October – this will be a repeat of that webinar.) The ODU/Norfolk Public Schools’ Oral Preschool Program offers a unique opportunity for the study of evidence-based practice and consequent implementation of research findings in the classroom! Presenters will share insights gained from a series of research studies conducted to improve vocabulary development, syntactical skills, pragmatics, and socio-communication skills,...
Date(s): 11/29/2016 11:30 AM - 11/29/2016 2:00 PM
Description: The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) will be conducting public forums for providers, families, individuals and CSB/BHAs on the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waivers. These sessions will provide a brief overview of the three new DD Waivers: Community Living, Family and Individual Supports and Building Independence Waivers. The approach for drafting and completing new permanent proposed regulations for these waivers will be reviewed. DMAS is interested in your feedback or...
Date(s): 11/28/2016 9:00 AM - 11/28/2016 12:00 PM, 11/29/2016 9:00 AM - 11/29/2016 12:00 PM
Description: On November 28 & 29, 2016, Project SEED Virginia will offer a two-part Leadership Webinar designed to introduce the CSEFEL Pyramid Model Module 4 to directors, administrators, family day-home owners and others in leadership positions within infant and toddler child care settings. The webinar is presented by presented by Diana Bermudez, LPC, Ph.D., Mental Health Consultant. Those unable to attend on 11/28 & 29 will be able to view the archived recordings, which will be uploaded to...
Date(s): 11/18/2016 10:00 AM - 11/18/2016 3:00 PM
Description: Join us at our Washington, DC Career Expo to meet with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to recruit new talent.  We would like to remind you that you must pre-register online in order to attend this event. FREE ADMISSION TO CAREER EXPO  You must be dressed in business or military attire when attending the Career Expo. Bring numerous, printed copies of your resume to give to potential employers. Must be at least 18 years of age   Here Are...
Date(s): 11/16/2016 3:00 PM - 11/16/2016 4:00 PM
Description: The purpose of this webcast is to provide insights from a young adult who lives with autism spectrum disorders. Justin will share his experiences and suggestions to navigate a community college setting. He will describe how he identified supports on campus, learned time management skills and how to meet his sensory needs in this new environment. Justin will describe how he accessed and used accommodations in a postsecondary setting as well as provide tips for students, families, educators and...
Date(s): 11/16/2016 2:00 PM - 11/16/2016 3:30 PM
Description: Ensuring your early childhood program offers powerful literacy experiences requires more than books, crayons, and alphabet posters! It requires an understanding of literacy development and knowledge of specific practices that have been shown to foster literacy development in young children. Join Professor and acclaimed Author, Nell K. Duke in a riveting webinar to explore strategies to help you support teachers’ classroom practices as they provide meaningful and developmentally appropriate...
Date(s): 11/16/2016 12:00 PM - 11/16/2016 12:30 PM
Description: Hard-copy Large-Print books are quickly being replaced by electronic files. For many students and teachers accustomed to paper-based large print, the transition to an electronic format can be difficult.  This presentation will provide strategies to help students with low-vision utilize electronic large-print effectively, whether they are learning to read or accessing content in middle and high school classrooms. Participants will receive handouts and resources to help them integrate the...
Date(s): 11/15/2016 12:00 PM - 11/15/2016 1:00 PM
Description: Brain injury has been known as an unrecognized public health epidemic; but with more people surviving serious injuries, and as we learn about the devastating effects of mild brain injury, it’s no longer a silent one. Our "About Brain Injury" webinar will provide basic information about brain anatomy and brain injury, including causes, treatment approaches, and survivor and caregiver needs. Presented by Christine Baginni MSW CBIS, Senior Resource Coordinator, the Brain Injury...
Date(s): 11/10/2016 6:00 PM - 11/10/2016 8:00 PM
Description: This workshop is about the importance of healthy lifestyle, nutrition and how to raise healthier children and healthier families. Research shows that to effectively impact the health of a child, change needs to begin at home with parents and caregivers. Our workshop focuses on how nutrition and lifestyle can effect a child’s cognitive development, behavior, and overall health. A child’s health begins with the parents. In this modern day we all have busy lifestyles and often not...
Date(s): 11/10/2016 8:30 AM - 11/10/2016 3:00 PM
Description: We know technology can be a powerful tool and in some instances, the only way our students reach their potential. Why then are these tools still used so infrequently in our classrooms? It seems curriculum integration remains a nebulous term, with even good teachers being unable to identify access opportunities within a given lesson. During this workshop, participants will learn to identify access opportunities by examining common curriculum objectives, identify strategies to increase student...
Date(s): 11/9/2016 3:00 PM - 11/9/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Students with autism spectrum disorders face many challenges as they embark on their transition paths to employment. Educators, parents and families and other practitioners as well as students may have many questions about the transition process to employment. This webcast will provide tips from experts in Ohio, Drs. Shawn Henry and Chris Filler, regarding the secondary transition process, focusing on youth with ASD. Tips for families as their children and youth with ASD make the transition...
Date(s): 11/9/2016 12:00 PM - 11/9/2016 12:30 PM
Description: Educators using AIM-VA are referred to as Digital Rights Mangers or DRMs, but what responsibilities does that entail and how do we define DRMs?   In this webinar we will clarify what being a DRMs means, describe the 4 levels of DRMs on AIM-VA (referred to as “roles”), and describe what DRMs can do on the AIM-VA ordering portal.  Come learn how educators, as DRMs, both provide and protect accessible instructional materials. 
Date(s): 11/9/2016 9:30 AM - 11/9/2016 7:00 PM, 11/10/2016 8:30 AM - 11/10/2016 2:00 PM
Description: This event is by invitation only Adjusting and customizing instruction to meet the needs of individual students is essential for the development of self-determination skills. This two-day Statewide training will demonstrate use of Universal Design for Learning to take self-determination skills from theory to practice. Sessions will focus on providing multiple means of presenting information, differentiating methods in which students express understanding, and stimulating motivation for...
Date(s): 11/8/2016 3:30 PM - 11/8/2016 4:30 PM
Description: My practice is based upon a simple idea: difficult behaviors result from unmet needs.  In a sense, difficult behaviors are messages which can tell us important things about the person and the quality of his or her life.  In my experience, people with difficult behaviors are often missing: Meaningful relationships A sense of safety and well-being Power Things to look forward to A sense of value and self-worth Relevant skills and knowledge Supporters who are themselves supported These...
Date(s): 11/5/2016 9:30 AM - 11/5/2016 2:30 PM
Description: Science with Jefferson Lab! (Co-sponsored by Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Radford University, and Outreach Services, VSDB) Who?  For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia. Students are welcome to bring 1 sibling in the same age group. What? A day of science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi or deaf/hh. Special features: Science...
Date(s): 11/5/2016 8:00 AM - 11/5/2016 1:15 PM
Description: The Theme is "Equity & Access" and the speaker will be from LearnZillion.  Conference Format: The conference will consist of a key note and three sessions. Participants may choose to attend the breakout sessions as applicable/relevant. Registration: Pre-registration is highly encouraged and must be received by October 21, 2016. Refunds will not be available after this date. Continental breakfast will be served to all pre-registrants. On-site registrants are welcome at 7:45 a.m. on...
Date(s): 11/3/2016 12:00 PM - 11/3/2016 12:30 PM
Description: Let’s dive into a teacher created Virginia lesson plan on Jamestown that aligns to the Virginia Standards of Learning.  Using accessible instructional materials converted through AIM-VA’s curriculum based materials system; worksheets, textbooks, and reading books are made accessible for students with disabilities. Participants will see how existing lesson plans can be supported by AIM-VA.  The lesson plan and materials are available to download following the presentation....
Date(s): 11/3/2016 10:00 AM - 11/3/2016 2:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education through the Family Engagement Network is hosting a ParentCamp.  The Department of Education encourages school division staff to take advantage of this unique opportunity. ParentCamp is the unconference to build family, school and community partnerships. It is called an unconference because the event relies upon the expertise and perspective of the entire room, not just the presenter like the typical stand and deliver conference. Every adult within the...
Date(s): 10/29/2016 8:00 AM - 10/29/2016 1:30 PM
Description: The FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held at Fairfax High School and the keynote speaker will be Dr. Dena Simmons, Director of Education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and the featured speaker will be Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Fairfax County Director of Health. A wide variety of resource tables will be available to participants, as will be more than 50 breakout session options, including a special screening of the new documentary, Resilience: The Biology of Stress...
Date(s): 10/24/2016 - 10/28/2016, 12/5/2016 - 12/9/2016
Description: The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), authored by Dr. Elena Soukakou, is a structured observation rating scale designed to assess the quality of classroom practices that support the developmental needs of children 2½ - 5 years of age with disabilities in early childhood settings. Ratings on the ICP items indicate the extent to which program staff intentionally adapt the classroom’s environment, activities, and instructional support in ways that encourage children’s active...
Date(s): 10/21/2016 8:30 AM - 10/21/2016 2:30 PM
Description: Have you or someone you cared about-experienced mental health and/or substance use challenges? Do you want to learn more about recovery and achieving your dreams? Explore how to: Stay healthy and feel good about yourself Build and grow good relationships Learn how to acheive your hops and dreams - and have fun! Featured Speaker: Lea Ida Harris, CEO, Shifa Consulting, Inc. Consultant and Trainer, SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC)
Date(s): 10/20/2016 4:00 PM - 10/20/2016 6:00 PM
Description: Presenters: Dr. Lisa A. Harris, Specialist for Foreign Languages at the Virginia Department of Education, and Dr. Teresa S. Lee, Educational specialist for the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in the Office of Special Education Instructional Services. The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia world language educators as possible. The FLTWS is partnered...
Date(s): 10/19/2016 12:00 PM - 10/19/2016 12:30 PM
Description: Back by popular demand…. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a scientific framework that reduces barriers and provides flexibility so that all students can reach the high expectations we set for them. For those using accessible instructional materials or that are interested in accessibility, UDL is the foundation in which we build the "Who, what, where, why, and how".  This webinar is one you won't want to miss!
Date(s): 10/18/2016 4:30 PM - 10/18/2016 6:30 PM, 10/19/2016 8:00 AM - 10/19/2016 6:45 PM, 10/20/2016 8:00 AM - 10/20/2016 4:00 PM
Description: On October 18-20, 2016, the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) will bring together a passionate group of dedicated individuals who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with special needs and their families. Leading experts will gather from all over the world to unite with other participants and attendees who are intimately invested in early intervention, early childhood special education, and related disciplines. This year's conference theme, A Winning Trifecta: Knowledge,...
Date(s): 10/14/2016 9:00 AM - 10/14/2016 12:30 PM
Description: The U.S. Department of Education is celebrating the first anniversary of ParentCamp with a focus on improving literacy outcomes for all students. This ParentCamp offers an opportunity to share experiences, opinions, hopes and ideas that will improve the education and well-being of all children and their families. Registration AND Confirmation required to attend PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space, registration is not a guarantee of admittance. A confirmation letter will be sent to let you know...
Date(s): 10/13/2016 12:00 PM - 10/13/2016 12:30 PM
Description: All PDFs are not created equal! What about AIM-VA’s PDF: Accessible? …  PDF: Fully Accessible? How about those PDFs that you scan yourself? During this webinar, we will look at the way in which four different PDFs are structured.  We will compare various accessibility features and explore how each might be used by students with different reading needs. 
Date(s): 10/12/2016 4:00 PM - 10/12/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Presenters: Old Dominion University and the Norfolk Public Schools collaborate to provide an oral preschool program in a classroom at ODU in Norfolk, VA. Sharon Raver-Lampman, Ph.D., is the Faculty Director of Research for the Old Dominion University/Norfolk Public Schools Oral Preschool Program for Children with Hearing Loss; Janet Knust, M.S. LSLS Cert. AV Ed is the Program Director and Teacher for this program.         Webinar Description: The...
Date(s): 10/12/2016 3:00 PM - 10/12/2016 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar from the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning provides information and answers to frequently asked questions related to building quality collaboration across early childhood programs to support inclusion. In the first webinar federal leaders will address screening, referral, evaluation, and the eligibility process for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) services, including discussion on a recently released memo...
Date(s): 10/11/2016 3:30 PM - 10/11/2016 4:30 PM
Description: This webcast will provide an overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for parents and educators who support students with complex communication needs.  An overview of AAC data, tools and supports for educators and families will be provided.  Examples of AAC assessment considerations, resources, and strategies for treatment will be shared. Marie Ireland. M.Ed. CCC-SLP, BCS-CL serves as the Virginia Department of Education's educational specialist for Speech Language...
Date(s): 10/10/2016 1:00 PM - 10/10/2016 1:20 PM, 10/11/2016 9:00 AM - 10/11/2016 9:20 AM, 10/12/2016 8:30 AM - 10/12/2016 8:50 AM, 10/12/2016 9:30 AM - 10/12/2016 9:50 AM, 10/14/2016 9:00 AM - 10/14/2016 9:20 AM, 10/14/2016 1:00 PM - 10/14/2016 1:20 PM
Description: If you would like to learn more about the Childhood Obesity Prevention Project - 20-minute Directors’ Information webinars are being held to share a project overview and answer questions. Signing up for a webinar DOES NOT commit you to the project – it’s just an information session.   The Childhood Obesity Prevention Project has limited spaces, and great benefits for participation to help committed educators help young children get to kindergarten...
Date(s): 10/8/2016 9:30 AM - 10/8/2016 2:30 PM
Description: Who? For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf or hard of hearing from any school in Virginia. Students are welcome to bring 1 sibling in the same age group. What? A day of science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who are also deaf/hh. Special features: Science Educator, Brita Hampton of Jefferson Lab; Arva Priola of Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will share info about the Technical Assistance Program (TAP – alerting...
Date(s): 10/7/2016 9:00 AM - 10/7/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Please join us on October 7th for the 6th annual Building Bridges Institute: a Diversity Unconference focused on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.Unconferences are participant driven; providing opportunities for informal exchanges of information, peer to peer learning, collaboration, and creativity.This one day institute features:     Inclusive Communities     Building Bridges with Law Enforcement     Trauma Informed...
Date(s): 10/5/2016 4:00 PM - 10/5/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Presenter:  Dr. Lotfi Merabet is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and Director of The Laboratory for Visual Neuroplasticity, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA.  An optometrist and neuroscientist investigating how the brain adapts to the loss of sight, Dr. Merabet’s work is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Trustees for the Carroll Center for...
Date(s): 10/5/2016 12:30 PM - 10/5/2016 2:30 PM, 1/18/2017 12:30 PM - 1/18/2017 2:30 PM
Description: George Mason University researchers are currently recruiting parents of children with autism for a new stress relief training course. The new course will meet for eight consecutive Wednesdays between October 5, 2016 and January 18, 2017. Classes will meet in Springfield, VA. Who: A parent or primary caregiver of a child under the age of 21 diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The participant cannot be an experienced meditator and must be able to...
Date(s): 10/5/2016 12:00 PM - 10/5/2016 12:30 PM
Description: Now that you know what AIM-VA is and how to order materials for your eligible students, you may want to know…  What else is there? Join us as we dive deeper into the AIM-VA Portal to explore useful features to know after you have ordered. Tune in to learn about transferring orders, retaining large print materials, how to ship to AIM-VA and many more features to help you master the whole AIM-VA experience for your students!
Date(s): 10/3/2016 6:30 PM - 10/3/2016 8:00 PM
Description: Understanding key strategies for collaboration can make or break transition planning. This training will help parents and students understand and recognize 7 junctures or principles of transition services for all postsecondary activities as identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Both youth and their parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend this interactive session. Rhonda will help us create executable transition plans that reflect meaningful...
Date(s): 9/30/2016 8:30 AM - 9/30/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Please join us for a forum designed to share the wisdom of teacher leader and administrative teams who support students with disabilities in Regions 6 & 7. Areas of focus will include literacy, math, assistive technology, inclusive practices for students with complex disabilities, challenging behavior, social-emotional development, parent partnerships, and many more.  This will be an excellent opportunity to collaborate and learn from one another.   Registration:  Look for...
Date(s): 9/29/2016 11:00 AM - 9/30/2016 1:30 PM
Description: The 5th Annual VACMS Conference (Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists) begins Thursday, September 29, 2015  with check-in, lunch and networking at 11:00 AM. The conference kick-off keynote from Michael Bolling, Director of Mathematics, Virginia Department of Education, begins at 12:00 PM.  After lunch, Michael Bolling, Debbie Delozier, and Tina Mazzacane, VDOE Mathematics Office, will provide sessions highlighting revised 2016 mathematics...
Date(s): 9/29/2016 9:00 AM - 9/29/2016 3:30 PM
Description: This workshop will prepare teachers, librarians and administrators to meet the challenge of incorporating “Making” into their curriculum in order to encourage creativity and independent thinking in their students. The conference will address commonly asked questions such as:  What is “Making”?, Why is this important?, How can you create spaces that lend themselves to making?, How do you infuse this into daily instruction?, What are options for low-tech making and...