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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,...
Date(s): 7/10/2017 9:00 AM - 7/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Audience: Secondary English teachers general education or special education responsible or initial or remedial instruction in reading for grades 6-12. Cost: $10 (to cover cost of materials and a boxed lunch) Speaker Information: Erica Basnight-Johnson has spent 21 years educating our youth. She has worked at every grade level, K-12. At the beginning of her career she served as an afterschool program director setting up remediation and ESL programs at Crestview Elementary and Woodville...
Date(s): 7/10/2017 - 7/11/2017
Description: There are many challenges that students encounter as they make the transition from high school to college. During the junior and senior high school years, students must decide to which colleges apply, based on their interests, academic achievements, personal skills, and finances. The transition to college is far more challenging for students with disabilities. These students need to consider the accommodations and services that they can receive from different colleges to more easily...
Date(s): 7/6/2017 - 7/7/2017
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE’s) Office of Special Education Instructional Services in collaboration with the Office of Humanities and Early Childhood will again sponsor the English Co-Teaching Academy, addressing non-fiction and writing in the co-taught classroom.  The Academy is designed for school teams of English and special education teachers working together to enhance all student outcomes, especially students with disabilities.  The focus will be on...
Date(s): 6/29/2017 9:00 AM - 6/29/2017 5:00 PM, 6/30/2017 7:30 AM - 6/30/2017 1:00 PM
Description: This year's two-day ODUP Institute, Virginia’s Go-To event designed to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing (TODHH) and other educators working directly with students who are d/hh, will focus on effective strategies, assessments and more to positively impact outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and have additional concerns (i.e., D/HH Plus).Keynote speaker, Dr. Christen Szymanski, who has done significant direct practice with...
Date(s): 6/28/2017 9:30 AM - 6/28/2017 3:45 PM
Description: Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School (OD2LBHS) returns for a third year to provide activities and training specifically designed to address the unique needs of students who are rising 8th graders to the new Class of 2017 grads who are deaf and hard of hearing, their parents and educators in Virginia to promote self-determination skills of students who are d/hh for improved success in post-secondary outcomes.Students will have 3 exciting interactive sessions led by the Gallaudet University...
Date(s): 6/28/2017 - 6/29/2017
Description: This two day academy is designed for mathematics and special educator school teams (Grade Band(s): 6-8, 9-12) 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...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/30/2017
Description: The K-12 Dual Language Academy (Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-12 Administrators) aims to support new and existing Dual Language programs with in-depth professional development on the pillars of Dual Language instruction: developing bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural students. The format is like a well-integrated conference with multiple expert presenters and time for deep discussions. Topics may include: goals and outcomes of Dual Language programs materials and resources in the...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/28/2017
Description: The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM™) Academy provides professional learning in the evidence-based practices, Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines, developed by the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KUCRL). The 2017 SIM Academy is unique in that it is built to respond to the requests of the educators in the schools/divisions that are implementing a multi-tiered system of supports (i.e., Content Literacy Continuum (CLC™) or Virginia...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/30/2017
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Science and Health Education and the Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in collaboration with James Madison University, are sponsoring this Adapted Physical Education institute (Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) at JMU’s summer 2017 Content Teaching Academy (CTA). Participants of this academy will learn about the unique complexities of working with students with special needs and explore a variety of instructional...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/27/2017
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; (2) learn...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/30/2017
Description: The K-5 Academy {Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5} will focus on the content areas of Math and Reading in a “make & take” format.  In addition to improving content knowledge in these specific areas, the goal of this academy will be to offer participants meaningful and engaging sessions, with opportunities to make differentiated activities to take directly back into their classrooms in the fall. The 2017 Content Teaching Academy sessions begin at 8:30 Monday, June 25 and conclude...
Date(s): 6/22/2017 9:00 AM - 6/23/2017 5:00 PM
Description: An exciting opportunity for parents new to the world of Special Education. PEATC's Parent Institute is a great opportunity for Virginia Parents to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together. This event is free, but more importantly, this training opportunity gives participants a chance to engage directly with the presenters who are leaders in their fields. WHO SHOULD APPLY? Parents who are new to the Special Education process interested in taking the next steps towards collaborating as parent...
Date(s): 6/22/2017 8:00 AM - 6/22/2017 5:00 PM, 7/10/2017 8:00 AM - 7/10/2017 5:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in partnership with the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM), will sponsor two collaborative special education-gifted education conferences on “Twice-Exceptional Learners.” One conference will occur on June 22, 2017, at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke.   The conference will be repeated on July 10, 2017, at the Four-Points Sheraton in Richmond....
Date(s): 6/21/2017 2:00 PM - 6/21/2017 3:30 PM
Description: We know that sharing books with young children helps them gain valuable early literacy skills like vocabulary, print awareness, and letter knowledge. However, it also helps them develop skills that experts say are a better predictor of success: executive function skills. Executive function, or “soft” skills, include social-emotional skills like self-regulation and taking on different perspectives, as well as accessing one’s working memory and more. In this interactive webinar,...
Date(s): 6/20/2017, 6/21/2017, 6/22/2017 - 6/22/2017 1:00 PM
Description: Are you a passionate educator who is interested in providing innovative, creative, and meaningful learning opportunities for your students? Join a group of dedicated educators, master teachers, and dynamic leaders for an interactive, two-day workshop exploring strategies for deeper learning to all students. iLab is the first annual conference sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Learning Design, and will be held in conjunction with SURN’s Annual Leadership Conference at William...
Date(s): 6/19/2017 9:00 AM - 6/19/2017 3:30 PM
Description: VASCD's Second Annual PreK-Kindergarten conference is themed "Problem Solving vs Punishment". Sessions will address the ways in which classroom environments, instructional design, approaches to solving problems, and other factors influence children's abilities to manage their behaviors and their learning. The area around City Center in Newport News offers a variety of museums, nature trails, and entertainment options. Stay overnight and combine professional learning with fun! Registration is...
Date(s): 6/19/2017 8:30 AM - 6/19/2017 4:00 PM, 6/20/2017 8:30 AM - 6/20/2017 4:00 PM, 6/21/2017 8:30 AM - 6/21/2017 4:00 PM
Description: 12th Annual Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) Institute. Three-day event. Cost $75.00. See links for full schedule and registration link.
Date(s): 6/15/2017 9:00 AM - 6/15/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Speaker:  Professor Julian (Joe) Elliott, Durham University, UK Professor Elliott is Principal of Collingwood College and Professor of Educational Psychology at Durham University, UK.  His review of dyslexia/reading disability (with Elena Grigorenko) across the fields of genetics, neuroscience, psychology, education and social policy, The Dyslexia Debate (2014), was the product of 40 years’ experience as a teacher in special and mainstream schools, an educational (school)...
Date(s): 6/14/2017 12:00 PM - 6/16/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The Youth and Parent Summit is a two-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. Summit...
Date(s): 6/14/2017 - 6/16/2017
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined project, in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, invites applications for sponsorship to the 11th Annual I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. The selected individuals and a parent/guardian will receive...
Date(s): 6/10/2017 9:30 AM - 6/10/2017 2:30 PM
Description: Who?  For students rising to 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 science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who are deaf or hard of hearing. Special features: Science Educator, Brita Hampton of Jefferson Lab; Gary Talley, of Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, will be displaying alerting devices and special...
Date(s): 6/9/2017 1:00 PM - 6/9/2017 2:00 PM
Description: In Universally Designed Leadership, experienced school administrators Katie Novak and Kristan Rodriguez provide school leaders and educators with a guidebook for putting the UDL framework into practice system-wide. Join CAST on Friday, June 9th for a free online workshop with Katie Novak and Kristan Rodriguez to discuss the challenges of implementing UDL and the strategies needed to create a more inclusive, equitable, and effective learning environment.  Unable to...
Date(s): 6/7/2017 2:00 PM - 6/7/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Back for their second Early Childhood Investigations webinar, movement authority Gill Connell and her co-author Cheryl McCarthy discuss the every day opportunities, real-world practicalities, and proven techniques for infusing movement into any early learning environment. As discussed in their first Free Spirit Publishing webinar, A Moving Child Is a Learning Child, movement is the untold story of early childhood learning. By nature’s design, movement...
Date(s): 6/7/2017 8:00 AM - 6/7/2017 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): 6/6/2017 12:00 PM - 6/6/2017 1:00 PM
Description: Cortical visual impairment (CVI) occurs when there is damage to the visual cortex rather than the eye. It may occur in children who have had asphyxia, hydrocephalus, trauma, mitochondrial disorder, infection, and a variety of other causes. The visual behaviors of children with CVI, such as light gazing, looking away when reaching for an object, looking away from faces, and visual inattention are sometimes confused as off-task behavior, disinterest, or red flags for autism. During this webinar,...
Date(s): 6/5/2017 - 7/3/2017
Description: Customized employment is a process for individualizing the employment relationship between a job seeker and an employer in ways that meet the needs of both. It is based on a match between the unique strengths, needs, and interests of the job candidate with a disability, and the identified business needs of the employer or the self-employment business chosen by the candidate. After taking this course, a participant will be able to: Describe the principles that illustrate organizational commitment...
Date(s): 6/1/2017
Description: Waitlist Registration is now open! You are formally invited to participate in a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) co-sponsored FREE symposium for families and special education advocates in Virginia. The symposium will begin with on-site check-in on June 1 at 8:00 am. You MUST receive a confirmation from PEATC office to attend this event You must commit to participating in the entire symposium Contact PEATC at 800-869-6782 or...
Date(s): 5/30/2017 1:00 PM - 5/30/2017 2:30 PM
Description: The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place May 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and cover changes in the 2017 edition of the Section 508 Standards that the U.S. Access Board published in January. Presenters will review new provisions as well as substantive and organizational changes from the original 508 Standards (2000). The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations...
Date(s): 5/24/2017 2:00 PM - 5/24/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Children who have endured stressful experiences in their young lives may be especially challenging to teach. They may be overly disruptive or withdrawn in the classroom. However, early in life children are especially resilient to stress and can recover from trauma and adversity through supportive relationships with consistent and caring adults. So how can educators bridge the relationship gap with children facing early adversity? In this presentation, Sara will share scientific research and...
Date(s): 5/23/2017 11:00 AM - 5/23/2017 12:00 PM
Description: This webinar will present an overview of childhood trauma and how traumatic experiences can impact the learning and behavior of children and youth with special needs. We will explore how parents and caregivers can not only support their own children and youth, but also encourage schools and other agencies to adopt trauma-sensitive practices.Kelly Henderson, Ph.D., Executive Director of Formed Families ForwardA special educator by profession, Kelly is a former public school teacher of students...
Date(s): 5/18/2017 10:00 AM - 5/18/2017 11:00 AM
Description: Concerned about website accessibility in your school or division?  Then join us for a free webinar covering the evaluation and correction of accessibility issues with existing websites, as well as tips and tools for creating new pages that will comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).
Date(s): 5/17/2017 4:00 PM - 5/17/2017 5:00 PM
Description: In this webinar, Dr. Martha French will summarize information regarding the Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels) presented in her Ap. 19 webinar, then focus on how to translate assessment results into curricular goals for classroom instruction. Presenter: Martha French, Ph.D., has been involved in programs serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing in various capacities over many years. For many years, she was the Curriculum Specialist for the language arts program at...
Date(s): 5/17/2017 1:00 PM - 5/17/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Description: Childhood obesity is a national concern. While recent reports show that rates have begun to decline for preschool age children, special educators need to be particularly attentive to this issue. Data indicates much higher rates of overweight and obesity for children with disabilities, especially those with autism. Early childhood and early childhood special education practitioners report difficulty meeting national recommendations for physical activity and for including children...
Date(s): 5/17/2017 9:00 AM - 5/17/2017 3:30 PM
Description: SEAC ADVANCED training is open to SEAC members who have previously attended PEATC SEAC Basic training. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other local SEAC members and receive support and guidance on: - Reviewing by-laws - Discuss recruitment strategies - Review FOIA guidelines Please note space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be notified no later than March 22, 2017. You must receive a confirmation from the...
Date(s): 5/16/2017 9:00 AM - 5/16/2017 3:30 PM
Description: SEAC BASIC training is open to SEAC chairs, advisors, and members. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other local SEAC members and receive support and guidance on: - SEAC regulations - SEAC roles and responsibilities - Building your local SEAC - Organization tips - How to be an agent of change Please note space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be notified no later than April 7, 2017. You must receive a...
Date(s): 5/15/2017 11:00 AM - 5/15/2017 12:00 PM
Description: Topics to be covered will include:Helping your child to get organized and manage timeSpecific strategies to be used for children with different homework issuesWays in which parents can help their children to be successful.This program will also be hosted live in the PEATC Springfield office, for those who would like to attend in person please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peatc-parent-coffee-and-presentation-with-remote-webinar-viewing-tickets-31717825871Tracy Lee is currently the...
Date(s): 5/10/2017 7:00 PM - 5/10/2017 8:30 PM
Description: This workshop is designed to provide participants with information regarding the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) state complaint resolution procedures. Discussion will focus on collaboratively resolving disputes between parents and their school division on matters related to the special education process and how to determine what constitutes a dispute needing a more formal intervention. During the workshop, participants will be guided through the state complaint resolution process and...
Date(s): 5/10/2017 4:00 PM - 5/10/2017 5:00 PM
Description: Webinar Description: Join us as our presenters share information about this comprehensive, standardized checklist that documents the developmental milestones of children from birth to age 5 who are visual learners and are acquiring sign language. The VCSL is a tool that can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses in language development and guide language goals for children who sign. Presenters: Dr. Laurene E. Simms is a former elementary teacher, with hands-on experience in the...
Date(s): 5/9/2017 11:00 AM - 5/9/2017 12:00 PM
Description: The presentation will review evidence-based approaches to post-secondary transition for students living with social, communication, and learning challenges. Aaron Rakow, Chief Executive Officer. Aaron is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of College Steps. He has devoted his career to improving educational accessibility for students living with disabilities across a variety of categories. In addition to his role at College Steps, Aaron is also an Assistant Professor within the...
Date(s): 5/9/2017 8:00 AM - 5/9/2017 5:00 PM, 5/10/2017 8:00 AM - 5/10/2017 5:00 PM, 5/11/2017 7:45 AM - 5/11/2017 12:30 PM
Description: The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Cost - $420 with discounts available for presenters For 16 years, the Institute has drawn people from across the nation and around the world to Chapel Hill: to learn about the latest research findings, models, and resources to guide inclusive policy, professional development and practice; to...
Date(s): 5/6/2017 8:30 AM - 5/6/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 5/5/2017 2:00 PM - 5/5/2017 2:15 PM
Description: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! In celebration, OSEP's Early Childhood Assistive Technology Model Demonstration grantees and Center on Technology and Disability is partnering with the Office of Head Start's Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative to join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in celebrating this year's theme "Communication: The Key to Connection." Throughout the month of May, ASHA partners with national and local stakeholders to engage in a...
Date(s): 5/4/2017 8:30 AM - 5/4/2017 3:00 PM
Description: For many years, switch access has been the only option for many of our students with motoric challenges. Even once eye gaze technology became available, it was either too unreliable, challenging, or cost-prohibitive for school districts or our students’ families. Recently, new, more affordable technology has emerged that is more accurate, forgiving, and customizable in terms of providing access to computer based activities and communication opportunities. During our time together,...
Date(s): 5/4/2017
Description: Presenter: Janet Parker, the College of William and Mary, Foreign Language Supervisor to undergraduate and graduate students in the world language cohort. 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) through its Professional Development Network...
Date(s): 5/3/2017 2:00 PM - 5/3/2017 2:15 PM
Description: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! In celebration, OSEP's Early Childhood Assistive Technology Model Demonstration grantees and Center on Technology and Disability is partnering with the Office of Head Start's Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative to join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in celebrating this year's theme "Communication: The Key to Connection." Throughout the month of May, ASHA partners with national and local stakeholders to engage in a...
Date(s): 5/3/2017 7:45 AM - 5/3/2017 2:15 PM
Description: The Middle School ACHIEVES Project's Annual Conference is designed for healthcare providers to receive knowledge in current evidence based practice (EBP) to best care for student-athletes. We will be offering 3 EBP CEUs and 3.25 Category A CEUs for Certified AthleticTrainers (pending BOC approval).  Registration/Thematic Poster Sessions will open at 7:00 AM with our first speaker to follow starting at 7:45 AM. Topics Include:• Update from the Berlin Consensus Conference on...