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Date(s): 9/28/2016 4:00 PM - 9/28/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Presenter: Johnett Scogin has worked in the field of Deaf Education for many years as a teacher and reading specialist.   She is currently working at the Texas School for the Deaf as Supervisor of Curriculum.   No prerequisites for this webinar: This webinar follows the Spring, 2016 webinar in which Dr. Daniel Koo of Gallaudet University presented his research on working memory of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Attendance at Dr. Koo’s webinar is not a...
Date(s): 9/28/2016 9:00 AM - 9/28/2016 3:30 PM
Description: This highly interactive workshop will provide attendees with the tools, techniques, and mindset to successfully implement project-based learning (PBL) in any content area.  We will begin with a discussion of the features and benefits of PBL, as well as a consideration of some of the common challenges implementing PBL can present. Then, we will work through the various phases of preparing for a PBL lesson though guided discussions and collaboration within small groups.  Groups will...
Date(s): 9/27/2016 12:00 PM - 9/27/2016 1:00 PM
Description: Are you not using your textbooks?  Using curriculum-based material you have designed, borrowed from a fellow educator, or assigned for you to use by your school division? Let AIM-VA make them accessible for you! With our new Curriculum Based Materials (CBM) ordering portal, educators can request accessible versions of locally created print materials.  Join us as we take a step-by-step look at ordering, searching, and sharing materials through the new CBM portal.
Date(s): 9/27/2016 9:00 AM - 9/27/2016 3:30 PM
Description: This 6-hour workshop provides an overview of the Responsive Classroom approach. You’ll begin to see how Responsive Classroom practices can help to foster trust and respect in the classroom; integrate the teaching of academic and social skills; and set clear, meaningful boundaries for student behavior.  In this workshop, you’ll gain an understanding of the general principles of the Responsive Classroom approach and have the opportunity to see into a few classrooms implementing...
Date(s): 9/23/2016 10:00 AM - 9/23/2016 11:00 AM, 11/18/2016 12:00 PM - 11/18/2016 1:00 PM
Description: Are you looking for a way to become more involved in DEC? Are you seeking opportunities to collaborate with other Early Intervention/Early Childhood colleagues in Virginia? Are you passionate about advocating for our young children in Virginia? To connect to the conference call: Dial: 1-641-715-0700 Access code: 189363 Please RSVP if you plan to attend to Patty Eitemiller at Patricia.Eitemiller@gmail.com  If you are unable to attend the call and are interested in being a part of this...
Date(s): 9/23/2016 - 9/25/2016
Description: Are you interested in supporting other parents who have children and youth with mental health needs?  One way to do that is to become a NAMI Basics Teacher! Apply today to become a NAMI Basics Teacher! NAMI Basics - A six weeks education program for parents who have children and youth with mental health needs; NAMI Basics provides information and strategies that support parents in their journeys of raising a child or youth with mental health needs.  If interested, contact your local...
Date(s): 9/21/2016 12:00 PM - 9/21/2016 1:00 PM
Description: Eligibility is a central component for ensuring students in need of accessible materials receive them from AIM-VA. This webinar will discuss the legal foundation for eligibility, the steps for certifying a student as eligible on the AIM-VA ordering portal, as well as how eligibility is connected to the concept of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). 
Date(s): 9/18/2016 - 9/24/2016
Description: ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.
Date(s): 9/15/2016 8:30 AM - 9/15/2016 3:00 PM
Description: Our students now have access to everything from a simple Big Mack to an iPad loaded with communication apps. We even have students using more sophisticated, dedicated speech generating devices. Unfortunately, while our students now have more access to technology than ever before, we rarely see it used as designed. So where’s the breakdown? How do we go from acquisition to everyday use? And if our students are demonstrating the ability to respond, how do we turn them into initiators of...
Date(s): 9/14/2016 8:30 AM - 9/14/2016 3:00 PM
Description: Our students now have access to everything from a simple Big Mack to an iPad loaded with communication apps. We even have students using more sophisticated, dedicated speech generating devices. Unfortunately, while our students now have more access to technology than ever before, we rarely see it used as designed. So where’s the breakdown? How do we go from acquisition to everyday use? And if our students are demonstrating the ability to respond, how do we turn them into initiators of...
Date(s): 9/13/2016 12:00 PM - 9/13/2016 1:00 PM
Description: A new year— new students, new responsibilities, and new orders from AIM-VA.  Whether you are a new teacher ensuring your students have accessible versions of their print materials for the first time or you’re a returning DRM just looking for a refresher on accessible materials, join us as we discuss the basics of AIM-VA. Learn what accessible materials are, how they support students in the classroom, and how they can be ordered for K-12 students with disabilities in Virginia.
Date(s): 9/10/2016 9:30 AM - 9/10/2016 12:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in collaboration with the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) and the Center for Family Involvement (CFI), is holding a family fair in the Central Virginia region for parents of students with disabilities. Why you should attend: Come hear keynote speaker Garrett Brumfield from “Overcome Yours.” Garrett, who has cerebral palsy, will share a message of hope, change, and acceptance through sharing his story and the stories of...
Date(s): 9/7/2016 12:00 PM - 9/7/2016 12:30 PM
Description: You asked and we listened! While school was out, we have been hard at work providing you with the updates you said you needed: a new “Curriculum Based Materials” section for having worksheets and course materials converted to accessible formats an embellished Reading Book Library with new search features and added books for supplemental reading a revamp of the student recertification process to reduce your workload! Join us to see what’s new, what’s...
Date(s): 9/6/2016 12:00 PM - 9/6/2016 1:00 PM, 10/4/2016 12:00 PM - 10/4/2016 1:00 PM
Description: Click on Archived Talks on Tuesday Webinars to access the archived versions. Transition services assist a toddler with a disability and his or her family to experience a smooth and effective transition from the early intervention program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to early childhood special education services under Part B. If you have questions about transition requirements, want to increase your confidence in implementing those requirements, or want...
Date(s): 8/24/2016 6:30 PM - 8/24/2016 8:00 PM
Description: Back to school time can be rough for children, youth and parents/caregivers alike! Let us help you get off on the right foot with our free Back to School Basics webinar. Dr. Kelly Henderson, Executive Director of Formed Families Forward, will share some thoughts on positioning your family for a great school year. We will cover some special education basics and offer suggestions for how and when to share sensitive information with school staff. There will be time for asking questions and sharing...
Date(s): 8/18/2016 8:30 AM - 8/18/2016 4:00 PM, 9/20/2016 8:30 AM - 9/20/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB, Virginia Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired, and the Virginia Project for Children & Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness are planning a regional training series that will include two face-to-face trainings a few weeks apart with a webinar in between. The target audience includes early childhood special educators, early intervention educators, and related service providers working with children birth to 5.The content will include an overview of vision and...
Date(s): 8/17/2016 8:00 AM - 8/17/2016 4:00 PM, 8/22/2016 8:00 AM - 8/22/2016 4:00 PM
Description: As part of the Virginia Department of Education's ongoing effort to ensure that appropriate accommodations are provided to Limited English Proficient (LEP) students taking the Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments, training on the provision of accommodations to LEP students will be offered in four locations in August 2016.     Participants in this training will gain a thorough understanding of: Accommodations available to LEP students for SOL assessments; The role of the LEP...
Date(s): 8/16/2016 8:00 AM - 8/16/2016 3:30 PM, 9/19/2016 8:00 AM - 9/19/2016 3:30 PM
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB, Virginia Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired, and the Virginia Project for Children & Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness are planning a regional training series that will include two face-to-face trainings a few weeks apart with a webinar in between. The target audience includes early childhood special educators, early intervention educators, and related service providers working with children birth to 5.The content will include an overview of vision and...
Date(s): 8/9/2016 - 8/11/2016
Description: This training is limited to 2014 and 2015 PACL graduates interesting in attending PEATC's 2016 PACL ADVANCED Training. Participants will interact as teams, made up of a PACL graduate and a professional from their school system. As a result of this training, teams will have to develop a plan for the year for their school or school system. PEATC will support them in planning and evaluating their plan. Past examples include parent-teacher tea, anti-bullying event,...
Date(s): 8/8/2016 10:00 AM - 8/8/2016 5:00 PM, 8/9/2016 9:00 AM - 8/9/2016 5:00 PM, 8/10/2016 9:00 AM - 8/10/2016 3:00 PM
Description: This is a national-caliber conference with expert advocates and trainers from across the nation focused on making A Life Like Yours possible for Virginians with I/DD of all ages. We have all of the "must know" information about the new I/DD Waiver program. We are also excited to announce that we will have new tracks this year dedicated to early childhood and inclusive education! Convention sessions highlight how schools, employers, and communities are enriched when they include all citizens....
Date(s): 8/8/2016 9:00 AM - 8/8/2016 4:00 PM, 8/9/2016 9:00 AM - 8/9/2016 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is partnering with the Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Vision Impairment through George Mason University (VI Consortium), and the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) to provide additional training in Unified English Braille (UEB) for Virginia special educators.  George Mason University will host the 2016 UEB Summer Training Institute on August 8 & 9 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The training will be broadcast...
Date(s): 8/8/2016 - 9/8/2016
Description: The Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness (VDBP) will host a special session of modules to help teams of at least one classroom teacher and one paraprofessional or teacher's aide to complete 20 hours of training using modules 1-3. Teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, teachers of students with visual impairments, related service providers, etc. are also encouraged to apply. The “host” will be available to answer questions, support understanding of...
Date(s): 8/3/2016 9:00 AM - 8/4/2016 3:00 PM
Description: VTSS - Academic Tier 1 Forum
Date(s): 8/3/2016 - 8/5/2016
Description: Who Should Apply? Fathers interested in developing effective advocacy skills through tactile training, leadership development, peer mentoring, and engagement. PLEASE NOTE!!!  SEATING WILL BE LIMITED!! • You will be notified about your application status NO LATER THAN July 22, 2016. • You MUST receive a confirmation to attend this event. • You must commit to participating in the entire training. • Contact PEATC at 800-869-6782 or partners@peatc.org (please do...
Date(s): 8/2/2016 9:00 AM - 8/3/2016 4:30 PM
Description: Street Law will bring a group of secondary teachers together for professional development designed to give teachers exciting, interactive strategies that will engage students in civics and government lessons. Topics will include: current public issues in civics and government (including voting rights and restrictions, political polarization, medical and recreational marijuana, and America’s role in the world) required government and civics content (including state and local...
Date(s): 8/2/2016
Description: Topic strands for the conference include mental health, assistive technology, student engagement and early childhood education.  This conference is designed for professionals in Superintendent's Regions 1 and 8. 
Date(s): 7/28/2016 - 7/29/2016, 8/24/2016 - 8/25/2016
Description: Who Should Apply? Parents who are new to the Special Education process interested in taking the next step towards collaborating as parent leaders. PEATC's Parent Institute is designed for parents who are new to the Special Education process. The institute will provide an introduction to "Advocacy 101" for parents, information about resources and opportunities in their local area, and an opportunity to be 'paired' with a parent mentor in the form of a PEATC PACL graduate in their region for...
Date(s): 7/27/2016 9:00 AM - 7/28/2016 3:00 PM
Description: VTSS Advanced Tiers
Date(s): 7/25/2016 6:00 PM - 7/25/2016 9:00 PM, 8/1/2016 6:00 PM - 8/1/2016 9:00 PM, 8/8/2016 6:00 PM - 8/8/2016 9:00 PM, 8/15/2016 6:00 PM - 8/15/2016 9:00 PM
Description: An education program for parents who have children and youth with mental health needs; NAMI Basics provides information and strategies that support parents in their journeys of raising a child or youth with mental health needs.  To register, email the class facilitator, cherstinane@gmail.com.  In your email, please include the best phone number to reach you on so that the facilitator can call you regarding course registration.   Child care will be available during class,...
Date(s): 7/25/2016 - 7/28/2016
Description: The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) program seeks to empower young people with developmental and other disabilities to further develop their leadership skills. Students, serving as Delegates from communities throughout Virginia, participate in a wide range of activities and learning experiences during this summer program set on a university campus. Click on any section below to expand more information, links and forms. YLF is a personal, leadership, and career development training program for...
Date(s): 7/22/2016 - 7/23/2016
Description: Who Should Apply? The 7 P’s: Principals, Police, Parents, Pastors, Proprietors, Partners, and Politicians interested in reversing the school to prison pipeline. SEATING WILL BE LIMITED• You will be notified about your application status NO LATER THAN July 11, 2016.• You MUST receive a confirmation to attend this event.• You must commit to participating in the entire training.• Contact PEATC at 800-869-6782 or partners@peatc.org (please do not contact the...
Date(s): 7/19/2016 8:30 AM - 7/19/2016 4:00 PM, 9/14/2016 8:30 AM - 9/14/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB, Virginia Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired, and the Virginia Project for Children & Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness are planning a regional training series that will include two face-to-face trainings a few weeks apart with a webinar in between. The target audience includes early childhood special educators, early intervention educators, and related service providers working with children birth to 5.The content will include an overview of vision and...
Date(s): 7/18/2016 9:00 AM - 7/22/2016 3:00 PM
Description: VTSS System Coaching Institute
Date(s): 7/18/2016 8:30 AM - 7/18/2016 4:00 PM, 9/13/2016 8:30 AM - 9/13/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB, Virginia Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired, and the Virginia Project for Children & Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness are planning a regional training series that will include two face-to-face trainings a few weeks apart with a webinar in between. The target audience includes early childhood special educators, early intervention educators, and related service providers working with children birth to 5.The content will include an overview of vision and...
Date(s): 7/13/2016, 8/1/2016, 8/2/2016, 8/23/2016
Description: Who Should Apply? SEAC members who have previously attended PEATC SEAC training. This SEAC Advanced training will be an opportunity to review By-laws, discuss recruitment strategies, review FOIA guidelines, and network with other SEACs. We are looking forward to having you at the 2016 VDOE and PEATC sponsored Regional SEAC Advanced Trainings! This training is open to SEAC members who have previously attended PEATC SEAC training. This SEAC Advanced training will be an opportunity to...
Date(s): 7/6/2016 - 7/8/2016, 8/24/2016 - 8/25/2016
Description: Who Should Apply? 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. Julio 6-8: Woodbridge Agosto 24-25: Williamsburg Padres como Líderes Colaboradores (PACL) Esta aplicación es para padres y profesionales interesados en asistir al entrenamiento de PACL este año. Para su comodidad todos sus materiales, alimentos, hospedaje y reembolso por...
Date(s): 6/30/2016, 7/7/2016, 8/16/2016, 8/30/2016
Description: Who Should Apply? SEAC chairs, advisors, and members interested in support and guidance on: SEAC Regulations, SEAC Roles and Responsibilities, Building your local SEAC, Organization tips for SEACs, and How to be an agent of change. We are looking forward to having you at the 2016 VDOE and PEATC sponsored Regional SEAC Basic Trainings! This training is open to SEAC chairs, advisors, and members. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other local SEAC members and receive support in...
Date(s): 6/28/2016 8:00 AM - 6/29/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Communitites of Learning in Autism (CoLA) Summer Institute is a closed event for Regional CoLA participants.  If you are an autism leader in your division and are interested in learning more please see the attached flyer or contact Sue Palko for more information.   
Date(s): 6/27/2016 9:00 AM - 7/1/2016 3:30 PM
Description: VTSS Advanced Tiers
Date(s): 6/27/2016 8:30 AM - 7/1/2016 12:00 PM
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 at JMU’s summer 2016 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 strategies to ensure all students are...
Date(s): 6/27/2016 - 7/1/2016
Description: The Early Childhood Adapted Physical Education Academy is designed for educators (APE, PE, PT and ECE) interested in exploring developmentally appropriate motor skill and movement based curriculum and instruction strategies for the early learner. Teachers will learn techniques and strategies to promote child development in the kinesthetic realm, including social and emotional development; will explore observation, documentation and differentiation for the early learner; will examine motor...
Date(s): 6/27/2016 - 6/29/2016
Description: The Virginia Department of Education Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in collaboration with James Madison University (JMU), will offer the Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum Framework Content Teaching Academy (CTA).  This Academy will provide teachers with knowledge and skills to plan and deliver effective instruction that will enable all students to progress towards positive outcomes.  Participants will learn how assessment and curriculum are linked in a...
Date(s): 6/27/2016 - 6/28/2016
Description: The Virginia Department of Education Office of Special Education Instructional Services in consultation with the Office of Mathematics and Governor’s Schools and in partnership with James Madison University Content Teaching Academy, is sponsoring Augmenting Mathematics and Special Educator Teams (AMSET) Academy.  The two day academy, June 27-28, 2016 is designed for mathematics and special educator school teams working together to enhance student outcomes, especially students with...
Date(s): 6/27/2016 - 7/1/2016
Description: I am pleased to announce that the Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Science and Health Education and Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in partnership with James Madison University, will again sponsor a collaborative science-inclusion special education institute at the University’s summer 2016 Content Teaching Academy (CTA).  This exciting and successful program, Augmenting Science and Special Educator Teams (ASSET), is designed for science...
Date(s): 6/22/2016 9:00 AM - 6/23/2016 3:30 PM
Description: VTSS-PBIS Tier 1 Forum
Date(s): 6/18/2016 9:30 AM - 6/18/2016 1:00 PM
Description: Join us as the Wildlife Center of Virginia showcases some of their rescued animals, while teaching us about mammals, birds, and reptiles that roam at night! Related fun, educational activities will precede the show, and lunch for all will follow. This activity is open to students ages 4 through 18 who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired and their immediate family members. Please compete the registration form and submit it to register your child and family for "Where the Wild...
Date(s): 6/18/2016 9:00 AM - 6/18/2016 11:00 AM, 6/25/2016 9:00 AM - 6/25/2016 3:00 PM
Description: Autism Speaks has partnered with the SunTrust Foundation to provide free special needs financial planning workshops across the southeast, including events to be held in Richmond, Virginia (Saturday- June 18, 2016) and Washington, DC (Saturday- June 25, 2016). Both events are free, although an RSVP is required. As an added bonus, if you attend the Workshop in Washington, DC, you can also register for the afternoon session on Transition Planning, made possible by the Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky...
Date(s): 6/16/2016 11:00 AM - 6/16/2016 12:00 PM
Description: Dr. Varia will discuss key elements that must be included in a thorough assessment to tease out dyslexia.  The webinar will help inform parents about what learning areas to be assessed, why it should be assessed, and the implications.  We will also go over what standard scores and scaled scores to better interpret your child's unique profile. Rachna Varia, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychology Director, Testing and Diagnostics, MindWell Psychology Image Dr. Rachna Varia co-founded MindWell...
Date(s): 6/15/2016 2:00 PM - 6/15/2016 3:00 PM
Description: About This Webinar While there is a consensus that fathers should be engaged in early childhood education, early childhood programs typically run into challenges when trying to engage dads. You Will Learn Strategies for Engaging fathers Modeling parental skills Sharing child development information   Ideas to increase attendance by fathers at trainings, support groups, and family engagement activities   What the data tells us about the importance of engaging fathers
Date(s): 6/15/2016 - 7/19/2016
Description: VDOE provides six-week facilitated online courses through a grant with Intel. These professional development courses are available to educators in Virginia at no cost. The courses are conducted all online (no face-to-face meetings needed) and take approximately 30 hours, or 5 hours per week, to complete. The courses are facilitated by Virginia educators. Participants will receive a certificate at the end that can be used towards 30 recertification points. Courses Thinking Critically with Data...