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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.
Date(s): 10/27/2017
Description: The Journey Conference is an annual conference hosted by Brain Injury Services for survivors, family members, and professionals in the brain injury community. At the conference, you'll attend sessions where local experts in the field of rehabilitation discuss practical strategies survivors can use in real life. Attending Journey is a great way for you to connect with other survivors and be educated on community resources available to you and your...
Date(s): 10/25/2017 1:00 PM - 10/25/2017 1:45 PM
Description: Communities across the country have been greatly impacted by prescription opioid misuse. In this latest virtual field trip, Operation Prevention will introduce students to the residents of Huntington, West Virginia, one of the communities most affected by the opioid epidemic, to share how opioids have changed their lives. With stories from survivors, community members, and those working tirelessly to make a change, students will be introduced to all facets of a community in recovery during...
Date(s): 10/23/2017 10:00 AM - 10/23/2017 12:00 PM
Description: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a free Accessibility Innovations Expo in Washington, DC featuring technologies that advance accessibility for people with disabilities. The Expo, which is co-hosted by the FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau and Connect2HealthFCC (C2H) Task Force, coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month and will highlight how technology can provide opportunities for people to be fully engaged in an increasingly...
Date(s): 10/20/2017
Description: Keynote Speaker:         Dr. John Almarode is an Assistant Professor at JMU and works through Corwin Press.  John has conducted staff development workshops, keynote addresses, and conference presentations on a variety of topics including student engagement, evidence-based practices, creating enriched environments that promote learning, and designing classrooms with the brain in mind. John’s action-packed workshops offer participants ready-to-use...
Date(s): 10/19/2017 - 10/20/2017
Description: VCASE will be welcoming Meredith Alvaro (MAlvaro Consulting). Keynote Session: Teach the Writer-Not the Writing Breakout Session: Differentiation in the Writing Classroom John Eisenberg, Assistant Superintendent, VDOE "State of the Commonwealth" Updates from the Team at Reed Smith
Date(s): 10/18/2017 4:00 PM - 10/18/2017 5:00 PM, 11/1/2017 4:00 PM - 11/1/2017 5:00 PM
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB presents a Two-Part Webinar Series: “Theory of Mind” (ToM) is often described as the ability to understand the mental states of others and appreciate that another person can have thoughts or feelings that differ from one’s own. It develops over the lifespan with key advancements in late infancy through the school-age years, and it is vital for healthy social, language, cognitive, and academic outcomes. Decades of research have documented significant...
Date(s): 10/18/2017 8:00 AM - 10/18/2017 4:30 PM, 10/19/2017 8:00 AM - 10/19/2017 4:30 PM, 10/20/2017 8:00 AM - 10/20/2017 1:30 PM
Description: At Closing The Gap you’ll find practical and sound strategies, extraordinary resources and the latest products. Connect and learn from the best and brightest minds in AT and create a professional development path that covers what’s important to you. Want to learn by doing? Plan to bring your own device (BYOD). Want to ask questions of presenters? Attend an interactive lecture. Need to get really hands on? Join us in the Apple playground, iPad lab and exhibit floor.  ...
Date(s): 10/17/2017 9:00 AM - 10/17/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Please join us as we welcome Dr. Paula Kluth to southwest Virginia in support of quality inclusive options for students with disabilities. Dr. Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Each participant will receive a copy of Dr. Kluth’s book, Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?. This...
Date(s): 10/11/2017 2:00 PM - 10/11/2017 3:30 PM
Description: It’s all about relationships and building a trusting and respectful relationship with every child’s family. It’s important to make this connection before difficulties arise because parent engagement is never more important than when there is child with challenging behavior in your group/center. Families have a strong emotional investment in their children so that when there are issues about their child’s behavior they are never really ready to hear about it from you even...
Date(s): 10/10/2017 - 12/8/2017
Description: Tutorial #1 - Welcoming Students With Visual Impairment To Your School Registration for this tutorial ends October 9, 2017. Tutorial #1 access is Oct. 10-Dec 8, 2017. Welcoming Students is made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. At the end of the tutorial, students are expected to be familiar with all material presented in the workshop, and to submit all assignments where indicated. Participants...
Date(s): 10/10/2017 - 11/2/2017
Description: Tutorial # 2- 45 Strategies in 60 Minutes Registration ends at 4:00 p.m. October 9, 2017. Tutorial #2 access is Oct. 10-Nov. 2, 2017. In 45 Strategies tutorial, Educational Consultant Donna McNear shares easily implementable methods to manage and deliver services to students with visual impairments. From student evaluation, to specialized instruction, to accommodations, to measuring progress...these 45 strategies will get your creative energy firing! Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP or...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 8:30 AM - 10/6/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Training for Educators, Mental Health Providers, Social Workers, Therapists and Intervention Specialists: On October 4-6, 2017 Virginia Treatment Center for Children, in partnership with St. Joseph's Villa and VALend, will be conducting two clinical workshops on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) Modules 1-4 and the Toddler Module. The workshops will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road, Henrico, VA. About the trainings. The Autism Diagnostic Observation...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 - 10/6/2017
Description: The Division for Early Childhood's Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families is the flagship of the organization's professional development opportunities. The 2017 conference will be held October 4-6 in Portland, Oregon. During this time, the Division for Early Childhood brings together a passionate group of dedicated individuals who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 - 10/6/2017
Description: This workshop on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) Modules 1-4 and the Toddler Module is for Educator, Mental Health Providers, Social Workers, Therapists, and Intervention Specialists. It is offered on October 4-6, 2017 by the Virginia Treatment Center for Children, in partnership with St. Joseph's Villa and VALend, at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road, Henrico, VA. CEUs will be available and participants can register for one or both clinical workshops. For more...
Date(s): 10/2/2017 - 10/4/2017
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer a training opportunity in Medicaid reimbursement and documentation procedures. This training regarding Medicaid documentation requirements is designed for occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language therapists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, special education aides, and clinic aides (both school division and contracted personnel).  Special education directors, special education supervisors, school nurse...
Date(s): 9/30/2017 9:30 AM - 9/30/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Feedback from educators participating in past trainings indicate that many have learned about assessment and goal writing related to promoting listening and spoken language skills, but want more ideas on how to help students reach their goals.  Presenters will share insights gained from working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing of all ages and using various communication methodologies across Virginia, and will provide strategies and activities that you can use to help...
Date(s): 9/28/2017 7:00 PM - 9/28/2017 9:00 PM
Description: The J and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team invite you to a workshop on respite and day programs for individuals of all ages with special needs. It is often hard to identify what is available and how they compare. This workshop will showcase various respite and day programs offered in the area as well as a discussion on both the Individual and Family Support Program and the Virginia Lifespan Respite VoucherProgram. Every person’s situation and needs are different. We hope...
Date(s): 9/28/2017 - 9/29/2017
Description: The goal of the 2017 VACMS conference is for mathematics specialists and teacher leaders to enhance their toolkit so they can support teachers to interpret the revisions to the Curriculum Framework, thus, supporting the implementation of Virginia’s 2016 Standards of Learning for Mathematics. In particular, ways to use learning progressions and the information in “Understanding the Standards” to recalculate instructional programs to enhance students’ learning journeys....
Date(s): 9/27/2017 2:00 PM - 9/27/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Harsh immigration policies undermine the safety, health, and overall development of young children in immigrant families, the vast majority of whom are U.S. citizens. New and proposed immigration policies—including increased immigration enforcement actions–have threatened the well-being of millions of children, threatening to separate them from their parents and to cut them off from critical health and nutrition assistance. This power webinar, presented by Wendy Cervantes, Dr....
Date(s): 9/26/2017 - 9/27/2017
Description: Join us for the State of the Science Conference on the Employment of People with Physical Disabilities. We will present research on effective policies, practices, and interventions to improve the employment outcomes of people with physical disabilities. This two day conference is designed to discuss issues and implications from the new knowledge gained from our disability employment research activities. Along with presentations by prominent speakers, expert panels will provide lively discussions...
Date(s): 9/25/2017 9:00 AM - 9/25/2017 3:30 PM, 9/26/2017 9:00 AM - 9/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Speaker:  Dr. Lisa Meyers, Simply Achieve Note:  There are two sessions for different grade levels. K-3 Session:  Monday, September 25, 2017 (9:00am-3:30pm) 4-8 Session:  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (9:00am-3:30pm) (*registration & danish/coffee start at 8:30 am; conference materials and meals are included in fees)
Date(s): 9/23/2017 9:00 AM, 11/4/2017 9:00 AM, 1/27/2018 9:00 AM, 4/14/2018 9:00 AM
Description: Behavior Challenges look different depending on the cause of the behavior. Children with challenging behavior experience difficulties throughout their day and miss opportunities to socialize with their peers as well as be available for learning. This workshop series will look at areas that contribute to challenging and difficult behaviors in the classroom and provide specific strategies to help change these behaviors. Workshop #1  Providing A Sensory Centered “in Sync” Classroom...
Date(s): 9/13/2017 2:00 PM
Description: This webinar, part of the Trauma Solutions in Early Childhood Series, will be presented by trauma expert, Ileen Henderson. Ileen will describe the impact of trauma on young children, its effect on learning and child development and the importance of creating a space within your classroom, organization, office or lobby that supports children who have been impacted by trauma. With or without a budget, you can apply the principals of trauma-informed care to your program’s spaces to...
Date(s): 9/7/2017 9:30 AM - 9/7/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Fairfax County Public Libraries Access Services Branch is hosting an Assistive Technology and Disability Resource Fair at the Fairfax County Government Center.  Keynote speaker, Karen Keninger, director of the “National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped” will kick off the fair in the morning. In addition to meeting representatives from county organizations and companies that assist the low vision and disability communities, attendees can take advantage of...
Date(s): 8/23/2017 3:00 PM - 8/23/2017 4:30 PM
Description: This is a free webinar, "Ticket to Work and Work Incentives – A Two-Part Series Part 1: Supplemental Security Income (SSI)." During the webinar, they'll talk about Social Security programs and Work Incentives available to people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. WISE webinars are online events held for people who are age 18 through 64 and receive Social Security Disability benefits. You'll learn about the Ticket to Work Program and available Work Incentives through...
Date(s): 8/23/2017 2:00 PM - 8/23/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Pedagogical documentation is a complex process that involves observing children, creating documentation and sharing to encourage interpretation and analysis. When there is a steady stream of documentation shared there can be an increase of family engagement. When educators analyze the documentation and the views of others including parents, children, administrators and others, there is potential for authentic emergent curriculum. In this session you will learn: The complexities of pedagogical...
Date(s): 8/23/2017 2:00 PM - 8/23/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Cost: FREE Accommodations in higher education can be very different from K-12 and workplace accommodations.  Join us as we explore an overview of what reasonable accommodations look like in higher education and scenarios of a variety of accommodation requests.  In addition, we will go over the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) documentation guidance and talk about reasonable documentation in higher...
Date(s): 8/22/2017 10:00 AM - 8/22/2017 12:00 PM
Description: The Arc of Northern Virginia will overview the newly redesigned Developmental Disability Waivers including what Waivers offer, how to apply, and waiting list navigation.  The presentation will cover what to do once you have a Waiver and your needs are assessed to qualify you for services.  This presenation will share information about the new CCC Plus Waiver and the move toward managed care in Virginia.    
Date(s): 8/9/2017 8:30 AM - 8/9/2017 1:00 PM, 8/16/2017 8:30 AM - 8/16/2017 1:00 PM, 8/17/2017 8:30 AM - 8/17/2017 1:00 PM, 10/16/2017 8:30 AM - 10/16/2017 1:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce the K-12 History and Social Science Standards of Learning (SOL) Institutes to be held in August and October 2017 at four sites throughout the Commonwealth.  These are professional development opportunities provided by the state to support the implementation of 2015 History and Social Science Standards of Learning. The K-12 History and Social Science SOL Institutes will utilize a train-the-trainer model to provide...
Date(s): 8/7/2017 1:00 PM - 8/7/2017 9:00 PM, 8/8/2017 9:00 AM - 8/8/2017 4:45 PM, 8/9/2017 8:00 AM - 8/9/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The Arc of Virginia 2017 State Convention will provide people with developmental disabilities (DD), family members, advocates and professionals with "must know" information about DD services and advocacy issues in Virginia.   The event will also help "recharge your batteries," as you learn about new and innovative models of support for people with DD and ways to promote self-care and overall well-being. The Arc of Virginia State Convention provides a unique opportunity to meet,...
Date(s): 8/7/2017 9:00 AM - 8/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: The Summer Literacy Institute offers elementary/middle school teachers, coaches, librarians, reading specialists, or related professionals an exciting opportunity for learning with literacy experts! This year, the institute is hosting writing expert Meredith Alvaro, reading expert Beth Estill and coaching expert Sara Miller.
Date(s): 7/26/2017 2:00 PM - 7/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Early childhood educators typically recognize the importance of emotional and social development on children’s educational and life futures. Recent neuroscience research reveals how critical administrative support of teachers is in the quest to help children become resilient, well-adjusted, and socially and emotionally competent. Administrators must help teachers build core capabilities to support children’s emotional and social development.  However, the devil is in the detail!...
Date(s): 7/26/2017 8:00 AM - 7/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: This EFMP/SLO training opportunity is for the professionals who support military families who have children with special needs. This free training will provide participants with vital information on special education law, resources, and supports specifically for Virginia’s military families. Please note there are two separate dates and locations. Please only register for one date. Space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be...
Date(s): 7/25/2017 4:00 PM - 7/25/2017 5:00 PM
Description: When teachers open their classroom doors this new school year, they’ll be welcoming students with a variety of experiences, strengths, and challenges. A few children in your new class might have disabilities or developmental delays that impact their learning, social skills, or behavior.  This webinar will uncover how to best understand and implement inclusionary practices into the classroom that will help children with developmental delays or disabilities participate successfully...
Date(s): 7/17/2017 8:30 AM - 7/17/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Come learn an instructional approach designed to target writing instruction for special education students preparing for participation in the Writing SOL tests. Who Should Attend? Secondary English teachers, general education or special education responsible or initial or remedial instruction in reading for grades 6-12. Cost: $10.00 (to cover cost of materials and a boxed lunch) Speaker Information: William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include...
Date(s): 7/16/2017 11:00 AM - 7/18/2017 5:00 PM
Description: MOVE 2017, a statewide event for rising 9th,10th, and 11th grade African-American males with a disability and their parents. MOVE empowers African-American Males with Disabilities to Overcome Barriers, Become Self-Determined, and to Graduate High School College & Career Ready.  Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day institute. Through utilizing state leadership and...
Date(s): 7/13/2017 2:00 PM - 7/13/2017 2:45 PM
Description: This presentation will examine the considerations that workers with physical disabilities must make in deciding whether to disclose their disability status to their employers and co-workers.  Research findings from several recent studies of the disclosure decision will be presented, along with resources that can help people with physical disabilities in making the disclosure decision. Presenter: Phillip Rumrill, PhD, CRC, Professor & Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program...
Date(s): 7/12/2017 8:00 AM - 7/12/2017 3:00 PM
Description: STEAM 4.0 Breakout Session Topics: Integrating STEM & The Arts Instruction; Cross-Cutting Strategies in Science & Math, Engineering & Science, and Technology with ALL Instruction; The Arts’ Role in STEM; 21st Century Workforce Preparation from a STEMM (+ Medicine) Panel; STEAM Schools’ Update on their Focus & Challenges; Student Artists Pursuing STEM Careers – a year later post- STEAM 3.0 and Student Artists Pursuing STEM Careers in 2017 (“Why...
Date(s): 7/10/2017 10:00 AM - 7/12/2017 1:00 PM, 7/17/2017 10:00 AM - 7/19/2017 1:00 PM, 7/24/2017 10:00 AM - 7/26/2017 1:00 PM, 7/31/2017 10:00 AM - 8/2/2017 1:00 PM
Description: What is it? Comprehensive 6 week Summer Program designed for recent high school graduates to get a head start in college. Students can increase their knowledge, skills, and self-confidence before starting the first semester in college. Get help with Math! Participate in Leadership activities! Complete SDV 100 College Success Skills course! Get a better understanding of the transfer process! Develop a degree plan! Cost? In-state: $177.25Out-of-state: $376.50 When? July 10th–August 4th,...