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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...
Date(s): 5/2/2017 12:00 PM - 5/2/2017 1:00 PM
Description: This training will focus on ways to prevent challenging behavior in the home setting. We will define challenging behavior and social-emotional competence, and we will discuss why young children demonstrate challenging behaviors. Four parenting practices for preventing challenging behaviors will be outlined, and resources will be shared regarding what families and providers can do when challenging behaviors begin or when they continue to occur. Meet the Presenter: Jackie is a Senior Instructor at...
Date(s): 5/2/2017 12:00 PM - 5/2/2017 1:00 PM, 5/2/2017 3:00 PM - 5/2/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Presenter: Beth Poss, M.S., SLP, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland This session, targeted at early childhood educators, examines the current research on the use of technology for children birth to 8 years, and will discuss the implications of technology as an early learning tool for young children with disabilities. Explore developmentally appropriate apps and other technology resources that support the growth of language, play, literacy and early math skills and identify what a...
Date(s): 5/2/2017 11:00 AM - 5/2/2017 12:00 PM
Description: How do you homeschool a child with special needs? Kathy Kuhl discusses how to customize curriculum, schedule, and plans for your child's unique strengths, weaknesses, and interests. She shows you how to find materials and get support, and how to decide whether students need special testing to identify learning problems. She explains how to help your child develop social skills. Learn about resources to help you and mistakes to avoid. Kathy Kuhl shares tools and strategies that can help you,...
Date(s): 5/1/2017 - 5/31/2017
Description: In response to the need for comprehensive training for individuals working with students with ASD in Virginia as well as House Bill 325 and the Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE) Training Standards for Paraprofessionals Assigned to Work with a Teacher Who Has Primary Oversight of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF) , VCU-ACE has developed online training opportunities for paraprofessionals. The training is provided through the use of online technology. Our online...
Date(s): 4/29/2017 9:30 AM - 4/29/2017 3:30 PM
Description: For many families, Spring Break is almost here! Before the fun begins, make sure you register for our 4th annual Spring Forward Family Fun Day. Especially for foster, adoptive and kinship families, the event is a great day for kids, parents and caregivers alike. Children spend the morning in supervised gym and art activities while adults hear author and Florida State University professor Dr. Bruce Thyer's keynote presentation "What Really Works and What Doesn't for Tough Kids". Breakout sessions...
Date(s): 4/27/2017 7:00 PM - 4/27/2017 9:00 PM
Description: The J and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team are hosting a workshop,” Special Needs Housing”. This workshop will feature working housing models, structuring housing in your legal instruments, residential ideas, and supports for individuals with disabilities. There will also be a housing-focused resource fair. This workshop is open to all at no-cost.
Date(s): 4/26/2017 3:00 PM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: How do you create programs for diverse families of children and youth with disabilities focused on increasing involvement in their children's education? How can you help them access and create inclusive opportunities for their children and build their capacity as parent leaders and advocates? Through active audience engagement, participants will gain information and resources from the federally funded parent training and information center and community parent resource centers.  Carmen...
Date(s): 4/26/2017 2:00 PM - 4/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: In this inspiring webinar. Nature education expert, Tina Reeble, will share insights, tips, and practices that will help transform your early childhood program from conflict to harmony with outdoor play and nature exploration. The webinar will explore ways educators can use time in natural outdoor classrooms to effectively reduce children’s behavioral challenges, minimize conflict and,support peaceful interactions and add more joyful interactions to outdoor time. Join us to turn your...
Date(s): 4/26/2017 12:00 PM - 4/26/2017 1:00 PM, 4/26/2017 3:00 PM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Presenters: Linda Oggel, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech and Language Pathologist and Mona Pruett, M.S., OT/L, Program Specialist, Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center at VCU When voice output devices are initially introduced, the selection of vocabulary is essential. Limited “real estate” on low-tech communication devices (4, 8, 12 cells) makes vocabulary choice a fundamental and critical goal. Vocabulary selections on dynamic AAC devices are...
Date(s): 4/26/2017 9:00 AM - 4/26/2017 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): 4/26/2017 8:15 AM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Leadership in Effective and Developmentally-appropriate Services (LEADS) Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Administrator Spring 2017 Institute.  The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for ECSE programs.  Since each division is different, this may include administrators, coordinators, specialists, lead...
Date(s): 4/25/2017 2:00 PM - 4/25/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Description: As classes become more diverse, negative attitudes towards those who are different persist, and bullying behaviors are on the rise. Self-reflection activities that teachers can use to understand how attitudes are formed will be shared, along with research-based strategies from the Making Friends Program. Together, these foster a sense of belonging for all children. Facilitators: Michaelene M. Ostrosky, Ph. D., Paddy C. Favazza, Ed.D. MICHAELENE M. OSTROSKY, Ph.D., is a Professor of...
Date(s): 4/25/2017 9:00 AM - 4/25/2017 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 March 22, 2017. You must receive a...
Date(s): 4/22/2017 8:30 AM - 4/22/2017 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): 4/20/2017 4:00 PM - 4/20/2017 7:00 PM
Description: REGISTER NOW for Children Together's Spring Conference, Neurodevelopmental Science & Social-Emotional Development:Building Relationships at Home and in the Classroom with Dr. Beth Tuckwiller.  Focusing on birth to age 5, Dr. Tuckwiller will provide practical advice to optimize aspects of early social-emotional development, a critical foundation for healthy development. The session will focus on innovative ways in which to develop, implement, and sustain positive...
Date(s): 4/20/2017 - 5/19/2017
Description: Strategies for Improving Auditory Memory of children with hearing loss provides practical applications for improving a student’s fundamental auditory memory skills.  It covers strategies for improvement, structured activities, everyday practice, and data collection to demonstrate progress and guide selection of goals.  Target Audience: Educators (including teachers, related service providers, instructional assistants, and administrators) who work with children who are deaf or...
Date(s): 4/19/2017 4:00 PM - 4/19/2017 5:00 PM
Description: In this webinar, Martha French shares information about a widely used classroom assessment of communicative competency for children with hearing loss, the Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels). Dr. French will share information about the theory and origins of this assessment, how the assessment is implemented, and how student goals are established based on results.   (Watch for Part II, Following Assessment to Plan Language/Literacy Instruction, Dr. Martha French.)...
Date(s): 4/19/2017 2:00 PM - 4/19/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Even the youngest children are all too often exposed to trauma and stressful information, including violence, hatred, and disastrous events. We can do our part to combat the negative impact of these events. 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...
Date(s): 4/19/2017 8:30 AM - 4/20/2017 3:00 PM
Description: This FREE two day workshop is open to all service members and their spouses. This workshop will include vital information from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) on IEP’s and the regulations that govern Virginia’s schools, effective mediation and communication. PEATC will be presenting on Measurable IEP Goals and communication/collaboration. These segments are meant to be interactive so we ask that you please bring a copy of your IEP so we can use your goals as...
Date(s): 4/11/2017 3:30 PM - 4/11/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Talking about sensory characteristics of students has gotten very popular in recent years.  In this session we will explore the key features of sensory patterns; then we will discuss how you might notice behaviors that indicate students’ and teachers’ preferences in a classroom culture. We will also discover the sensory characteristics of classrooms and activities to begin to appreciate the importance of matching strategies with sensory patterns within the school routines for...
Date(s): 4/11/2017 11:30 AM - 4/12/2017 7:00 PM
Description: Registration for this event is closed. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), this symposium is for those involved in special education advocacy in Virginia, including parents.
Description: These events are for children who are vision impaired or blind up through age 12 and their families. They are free but some require registration.     Abingdon Audible Egg Hunt Saturday, April 8, 2017 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Pleasant View United Methodist Church 18416 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA Egg Hunt, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Activities, Pizza, & Prizes This event is open to all ages with vision impairments and their family/ siblings. Rain or Shine! SPONSORED BY VIRGINIA...
Date(s): 4/7/2017 1:00 PM - 4/8/2017 4:45 PM
Description: The Keynot Presenters are Dr. Nicholas Weatherly, BCBA-D, and Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, BCBS-D. The Conference is only open to members.  In order to reserve your spot, you must first become a member for the 2017 year. To register for the Conference, click here.  The prices before March 8, 2017 are Students – $30 and Full/Associate/Affiliate – $85.  March 8 and later: Students – $40 and Full/Associate/Affiliate – $100.  Workshop is $50 and limited to...
Date(s): 4/5/2017 4:00 PM - 4/5/2017 5:00 PM
Description: Presenters:  Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional & founder of AT for Education, ATforED.com, and Access4Employment.com  Stacy Driscoll, M.Ed, ATP  is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional, coordinator for ATinNH, and the founder of LifeLong Assistive Technology. Assistive Technology can support learners with autism who may struggle with executive function skills such as scheduling and reminders,...
Date(s): 4/5/2017 2:00 PM - 4/5/2017 3:30 PM
Description: In this presentation we will explore how biases and microaggressions delivered intentionally or unintentionally can cause a rift in teacher-family partnership and staff relationships. Using real life examples, we will examine different types of microaggressions, their potential messages and impacts on the recipients. We will also offer suggestions for addressing microaggressions in schools, and practical strategies for more effective and respectful communication. In this...
Date(s): 4/4/2017 12:00 PM - 4/4/2017 1:00 PM
Description: We heard you loud and clear! Based on participant feedback about the webinar on this topic in February, we have planned a second web discussion to address specific, real-world challenges with providing EI in child care centers. Join us for Part 2 of our discussion, when we will dig deeper and discuss several challenging scenarios with a panel of experienced service providers, including an occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and developmental services provider. The panel will...
Date(s): 4/1/2017 9:00 AM - 4/1/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Math & Literacy: School-Based Instructional Leadership Explore math and/or literacy coaching strategies in subject-specific sessions Discover integrated strategies for math and literacy coaching Network with colleagues and experts REGISTRATION FEE $25 PER PARTICIPANT (PARKING, COFFEE, LUNCH) SPECIAL HOTEL RATES AVAILABLE
Date(s): 4/1/2017 8:00 AM - 4/1/2017 5:00 PM
Description: Dynamic Learning Strategies: Getting Everyone Engaged! Keynote Speaker – Chad Triolet Chad has been working for Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) for 22 years. He was an elementary physical education teacher for 18 years at Deep Creek Elementary. He also coordinated the Safe Routes to School Grant for CPS for 3 years. Chad is currently serving as an Assistant Principal at Sparrow Road Intermediate, a Title I school in Chesapeake. As an educator, he believes in promoting an instruction that...
Date(s): 3/28/2017 7:30 AM - 3/28/2017 4:00 PM, 3/30/2017 7:30 AM - 3/30/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in conjunction with the Virginia Student Support and Conduct Committee (VSSCC) is providing Reframing Discipline:  A Practitioner’s Conference on March 28, 2017, in Roanoke, Virginia and March 30, 2017, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  The conference offers an opportunity for school leaders and student support personnel to learn from other practitioners’ efforts to reduce suspensions/expulsions and improve school climate. The...
Date(s): 3/25/2017 9:00 AM - 3/25/2017 3:00 PM
Description: EdcampEVA is for all educators to engage in dialogue on a variety of educational topics.  Topics include STEM, writing instruction, formative assessments, math stations, the reluctant learner and more! Find out more information today!
Date(s): 3/25/2017 8:30 AM - 3/25/2017 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): 3/25/2017 8:30 AM - 3/25/2017 12:00 PM
Description: This is a free training, part of a series titled "Focus on Quaity: Your Road Map to Success" provided by Smart Beginnngs Greater Prince William. Upon completion, participants will be able to:  - Understand and use of the Environment Rating Scales  - Use the tools to assess and improve early learning environments - Use the Environment Rating Scales to define and measure quality - Understand how the Environment Rating Scales are used in Virginia Quality (VSQI/QRIS) Participants will...
Date(s): 3/24/2017 8:30 AM - 3/24/2017 12:00 PM
Description: Registration is closed for this event. Self-Determination is a best practice in education. It puts the student at the center of their own lives and prepares them with critical life skills. Self-Determination enhances the long-term success of school-wide initiatives and Tiered Systems of Support makes self-determination accessible for all students. School personnel from the following school districts are invited: Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun, Manassas City, Manassas Park, Prince William (but...
Date(s): 3/24/2017 8:30 AM - 3/24/2017 4:00 PM, 3/25/2017 8:30 AM - 3/25/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Florida APBS network has been working in conjunction with the Florida Network on Disabilities and the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities to present a PBS Conference event for families and professionals. The Working Together to Support Positive Student Behavior Conference is designed to be accessible for national and international participants via the web.  There is no costand all you need to do is In this conference we will engage in a collaboration between families and educators...
Date(s): 3/24/2017 - 3/25/2017, 8/25/2017 - 8/26/2017
Description: Padres interesados en el desarrollo de liderazgo, comunicación, relaciones y habilidades para mejorar la vida y apoyos para su hijo, así como otras familias en su área. March 24-25: Northern Virginia Area August 25-26: Richmond Area PEATC’s Training Events are a great opportunity for Virginia Parents, Professionals, and Community Partners to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together.  These Training Events are FREE, but more importantly, they give participants...
Date(s): 3/23/2017 9:00 AM - 3/23/2017 4:00 PM, 3/24/2017 9:00 AM - 3/24/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Diane Sheline will talk about identification of children with CVI, assessment tools to use (including The CVI Range), and simple techniques and strategies to use with children who have a diagnosis of CVI (or some other form of brain-damage related vision loss). Overall strategies will be discussed as well as how to adapt the environment and modify the presentation of materials, toys, and other learning items.  The registration fee is $60.00 and will include lunch and a...
Date(s): 3/23/2017 8:30 AM - 3/23/2017 3:00 PM
Description: When we look at making the iPad accessible for students with significant disabilities, we often find motoric challenges impact potential success. In order to overcome this barrier, we often turn to switches as a tool to support access. However, in order for our kids to be successful, we need to understand a few foundational concepts related to Apple’s switch control settings, scanning options, as well as the different types of switches and interface devices, iPad cases, and mounting...
Date(s): 3/22/2017 2:00 PM - 3/22/2017 3:30 PM
Description: n a time where there seems to be many negative messages in the media and beyond, we in early childhood programs experience the effects on young children.  This webinar, presented by Jacky Howell, will share a variety of ideas and strategies to use in your programs that embrace a culture of acceptance and kindness. Objectives: Description and examples will be given defining a classroom that embraces a culture of acceptance and kindness. Concrete strategies and ideas will be shared that...