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Date(s): 4/16/2018 2:00 PM - 4/16/2018 3:30 PM
Description: As a program leader or administrator, you often have to find people to fill knowledge and skill gaps in your program. You may find yourself looking for professional development trainers, financial experts, grant specialists, organizational development professionals, board advisors, and many other pros. But, do you have a process for working with consultants? For example, you may want to know more about how to formally identify and screen candidates and how to ensure you receive the best services...
Date(s): 4/16/2018 9:00 AM - 4/16/2018 4:00 PM
Description: NOTE: This training, formerly scheduled for Mar. 13, 2018 was cancelled due to weather. All interested in attending, including those formerly registered, must register again. Presentation: In the past 12 years, researchers at the National Science Foundation’s Center- Visual Language Visual Learners (VL2) at Gallaudet University have made some key findings that help us better understand how children who are deaf develop ASL and learn to read   Join us live on April 16, 2018, as...
Date(s): 4/14/2018 9:00 AM - 4/14/2018 3:30 PM
Description: The Summit is a free one day event for families in Virginia dealing with mental health and co-occurring challenges. The focus of the Summit is to promote parent and youth voice through knowledge, skills and networking. Our speakers and workshops are selected to maximize opportunities to gather resources on mental health, services and supports, latest trends and leadership development. We have expanded our workshops and tracks this year in order to offer you the best possible learning...
Date(s): 4/10/2018 - 4/12/2018
Description: The Annual Training Conference is the VAHSA's signature event, held each spring. It draws 100s of Head Start staff, families and community supporters. All registrations must be made online from this registration site.  There will be no on-site registrations. Member Registration fee schedule for conference: Full Conference       $335, $360 after March 1 Single Day              $190, $215 after March 1 Non-Member...
Date(s): 4/3/2018 2:00 PM - 4/3/2018 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar will focus on how to select early literacy interventions for students with language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia. The presenter will describe approaches to individualizing interventions based on student assessment data and discuss the implications for and roles of the SLP. Learning Objectives: You will be able to:  identify intensive interventions identify curriculum-based assessments to guide intervention modify and individualize interventions and monitor...
Date(s): 3/28/2018 2:00 PM - 3/28/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Those who work with children in daycare and preschool settings are uniquely positioned to make a big difference in the lives of the children and families they serve. Sadly, they can also often be some of the first to suspect or witness signs of child abuse and neglect. By introducing their students to personal safety rules and skills in clear and age-appropriate ways, they can help young children learn to recognize and report unsafe and abusive situations and...
Date(s): 3/27/2018 2:00 PM - 2/27/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Are you having trouble finding and keeping dedicated, enthusiastic, and well-prepared staff members? Do you feel stumped about how to find great teachers, and what you can do to keep them? In this webinar, Katherine Falen will provide walk with you through an overview of some of your biggest staffing challenges, and some ideas for overcoming those challenges. This webinar will unique approaches to recruitment, screening, and retention practices that will help improve your odds of making what...
Date(s): 3/24/2018 10:00 AM - 3/24/2018 2:00 PM
Description: All parents care about their child’s education… they’re just not always sure what role they play in ensuring a great educational experience. ParentCamp is a time for parents, teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders to come together on an even playing field and hold face-to-face conversations about what is best for kids. It’s called an unconference because the event relies upon the expertise and perspective of the entire room, not just the presenter like the...
Date(s): 3/23/2018 8:00 AM - 3/24/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Radford University’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program and the Technical Assistance Center for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University are excited to bring Sunshine Cottage presenters Cindy Escobedo, LSLS Cert. AVEd, Sandy Ibarra and Rebecca Schmitt for an intensive two-day onsite training on the Cottage Acquisition Scales for Listening, Language & Speech (CASLLS). This training is designed to enable...
Date(s): 3/21/2018 2:00 PM - 3/21/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Research has established the negative impact of early adversity on a child’s social and emotional development. Adults who work in early childhood settings are in a unique position to help children overcome early challenges by supporting their acquisition of essential emotional skills and self-regulation capacities through consistent, predictable, nurturing, and positive interactions. In this webinar, by Play Therapist Christian Bellissimo, MSW, LCSW, RPT, LLC, you will learn how to support...
Date(s): 3/20/2018 4:00 PM - 3/20/2018 7:30 PM, 3/21/2018 8:00 AM - 3/21/2018 4:00 PM, 3/22/2018 8:00 PM - 3/22/2018 11:00 PM, 3/23/2018 8:00 PM - 3/23/2018 10:45 AM
Description: Don't miss the opportunity to learn from the nation's top experts in education. The National Family Engagement Summit will help support your goals to promote collaborative family and school partnerships and strengthen the capacity building of your staff. Dynamic presenters, exciting breakout sessions, and great networking opportunities. Event fee: $600.00 Keynote Speakers: Dr. Todd Whitaker, Best-selling author, Distinguished professor, Education and leadership expert Dr. Adolph Brown, "World's...
Date(s): 3/17/2018 10:00 AM - 2/17/2018 2:00 PM
Description: Professional development and networking for young adults or parents/caregivers serving in a peer leadership role around mental health or co-occurring substance use disorder. Each retreat is targeted at offering unique and personalized growth and development for these individuals as they use their lived experience to offer support, education, or advocacy to other youth, young adults, parents or caregivers, or to inform system partners. Attendees include those in paid roles, youth or family...
Title: Wings for All
Date(s): 3/17/2018 8:00 AM - 3/17/2018 12:00 PM
Description: Wings for All is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with a disability experience when traveling by air. The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security and board a plane. Wings for All also gives airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning...
Date(s): 3/14/2018 2:00 PM - 3/14/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Dual language learners (DLLs), one of the largest growing populations in the U.S., will enter classrooms with little to no exposure to the English language. To successfully, gain proficiency in English, they will require explicit and systematic instruction in both the home language and the new language. Are you familiar with strategies that support DLLs in each stage of language development? Are you creating purposeful and intentional learning experiences that foster English language...
Date(s): 3/13/2018 12:00 PM - 3/13/2018 1:00 PM
Description: Please join us for a lively discussion on the role that relationships play in the development of young children. We'll review some basics about the importance of relationships, reflect on our own experiences in early intervention, and tie the information directly to the information provided by Dr. Mona Delahooke during her recent online talk about neurodevelopmental approaches to intervention. IF you've ever said this to yourself or a colleague "I wish Dr. XXXX  would not just spit out the...
Date(s): 3/10/2018 10:00 AM - 3/10/2018 3:00 PM
Description: What? Students will meet with educators from the VA Air & Space Center for some fun, interactive activities that help them make sense of science, followed by lunch, an IMAX theater presentation, and a guided tour of the Air & Space Center. Who is invited? Virginia students ages 8 – 18 who are deaf or hard of hearing. Each student may bring one sibling age 8-18 to participate in the initial activity. Parent(s) are asked to then join us for a complimentary lunch, an IMAX theater...
Date(s): 3/8/2018 - 3/10/2018
Description: Experience this year's theme: Reading our world, inspiring the future. Be inspired, gain knowledge, and interact with many of your favorite authors, local and national literacy professionals, and colleagues to share the latest trends, ideas and research. The Exhibit Hall will feature an opportunity to meet with local and national vendors who provide products and services that can enhance your work.
Date(s): 3/7/2018 2:00 PM - 3/7/2018 3:30 PM
Description: They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The authors of Picturing the Project Approach: Creative Explorations in Early Learning agree! In this unique webinar, you will have a rare opportunity to peek inside the life of The Project Approach in practice in real classrooms with real children and teachers featured in the book. The authors will share the power of projects through photographs of children from toddler to upper elementary ages in a school committed to high...
Date(s): 3/7/2018 9:00 AM - 3/7/2018 4:00 PM, 3/8/2018 9:00 AM - 3/8/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Stay current with autism-related topics by attending Commonwealth Autism's 17th Annual Conference. Dr. Peter Gerhardt: We are excited that our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Peter Gerhardt. He is a dynamic presenter that has more than 30 years’ experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in educational, employment, residential and community-based settings. Dr. Gerhardt is the author or the coauthor of...
Date(s): 3/1/2018 - 4/10/2018, 3/1/2018 - 4/10/2018
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (90 minutes to 10 weeks), and is making them available this semester free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for varying periods of time, depending on length...
Date(s): 2/24/2018 10:00 AM - 2/24/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Professional development and networking for young adults or parents/caregivers serving in a peer leadership role around mental health or co-occurring substance use disorder. Each retreat is targeted at offering unique and personalized growth and development for these individuals as they use their lived experience to offer support, education, or advocacy to other youth, young adults, parents or caregivers, or to inform system partners. Attendees include those in paid roles, youth or family...
Date(s): 2/22/2018 12:00 PM - 2/22/2018 1:00 PM
Description: Have you ever said/thought/wondered "If he would just do what I asked or "(fill in the blank)" we wouldn't have this problem!?!?"  Please join us for an hour-long webinar about the factors that underlie behaviors that are OFTEN missed by the adults in children's lives. During this webinar we will learn the underpinnings of challenging behavior from a neuroscience perspective. Dr. Delahooke will be referencing her book, Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention:  A Skills...
Date(s): 2/20/2018 - 3/20/2018
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four more online, self-paced short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.* These courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Auditory Training for Connected Speech Skill (Course #4) Registration dates: Feb. 12 - Feb. 19, 2018 Date when course is available: Feb. 20 - Mar. 20,...
Date(s): 2/14/2018 4:00 PM - 2/14/2018 5:00 PM
Description: VA Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness and Outreach Services, VSDB and presents: Post-Secondary Transition of Students with Deaf-Blindness Join us as Dr. Cynthia Ingraham provides information about strategies and resources that will help you support individuals with deaf-blindness in preparing for post-secondary life, including education, training, and fulfilling employment. Presenter: Dr. Cynthia L. Ingraham serves as HKNC’s representative for the East Central...
Date(s): 1/24/2018 12:00 PM - 1/24/2018 12:30 PM
Description: AIM-VA may be happy to announce the upcoming change but Ian is ecstatic!  Simplified procedures, updated terminology, and most importantly more access for students!  In this webinar we will discuss these changes, define in detail the new terminology, take a step-by-step journey through all the changes on the website and portal, and try to contain our enthusiasm over this new and improved process.  Check out the new eligibility flyer ahead of time, get excited, and make sure you...
Date(s): 1/20/2018 9:00 AM - 1/20/2018 12:00 PM
Description: Play is the heart of early childhood years. Through research, educators know more about Play now than ever before, including how play supports children’s self-regulation skills. This series will explore ways to support evidence-based teacher practices for providing an environment and materials which encourage play. Find your joy and join in the discovery of play. Workshop #1 is completed. Workshop # 2 Teacher Language- Play Based Learning- January 20, 2018,...
Description: During this webinar NTACT will share a variety of tools and resources that are available on national and state secondary transition related websites that address the five Pre-ETS priority areas. Resources shared will be relevant to all secondary transition stakeholders including Special Educators and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors. State examples and resources will also be shared.
Description: The Virginia Inclusive Practices Center at Radford University in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is providing a tuition free course designed specifically for 25 building level administrators, EDSP 660-Building Capacity for Inclusive Education in Public Schools. This course will be taught as a compressed, five-week online course for one summer session, Summer II (June 25-July 31, 2018). The course will meet on select Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m....
Description: 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 multifaceted public education campaign to...
Description: This one credit hour course is designed for classroom teachers to acquaint them with the current research-based definition of dyslexia, its occurrence in classrooms, and the teaching needed to support reading development in all young readers including those who may exhibit the symptoms of dyslexia.
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...
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four online short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Those who register before the given deadline will be sent a code that will allow access for one month (March 20-April 19, 2017) to take that course at their convenience, 24/7. At the end...
Date(s): 3/1/2018 12:00 PM - 3/1/2018 1:00 PM, 3/1/2018 3:00 PM - 3/1/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Join us for a fast-paced discussion of assistive technology to ease the transition from high school to post-secondary or employment environments. Many transitioning young adults struggle with time management, reading, note taking, and stress management. We will share tools and strategies we have found to be successful with this age group.
Date(s): 2/28/2018 12:00 PM - 2/28/2018 1:00 PM, 2/28/2018 3:00 PM - 2/28/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Due to unexpected circumstances, this webinar has been canceled. We will make every attempt to reschedule a future webinar to cover this important content. Imagine navigating this great big world, or even just your home, feeling extremely overwhelmed because to you, your environment is too complex. Welcome to the everyday life of a child (or adult) with Cortical Vision Impairment. Allow me to take you on a journey through the eyes and mind of a child with CVI as we learn to navigate the roads...