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Date(s): 10/29/2016 8:00 AM - 10/29/2016 1:30 PM
Description: The FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held at Fairfax High School and the keynote speaker will be Dr. Dena Simmons, Director of Education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and the featured speaker will be Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Fairfax County Director of Health. A wide variety of resource tables will be available to participants, as will be more than 50 breakout session options, including a special screening of the new documentary, Resilience: The Biology of Stress...
Date(s): 10/24/2016 - 10/28/2016, 12/5/2016 - 12/9/2016
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...
Date(s): 10/21/2016 8:30 AM - 10/21/2016 2:30 PM
Description: Have you or someone you cared about-experienced mental health and/or substance use challenges? Do you want to learn more about recovery and achieving your dreams? Explore how to: Stay healthy and feel good about yourself Build and grow good relationships Learn how to acheive your hops and dreams - and have fun! Featured Speaker: Lea Ida Harris, CEO, Shifa Consulting, Inc. Consultant and Trainer, SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC)
Date(s): 10/20/2016 4:00 PM - 10/20/2016 6:00 PM
Description: Presenters: Dr. Lisa A. Harris, Specialist for Foreign Languages at the Virginia Department of Education, and Dr. Teresa S. Lee, Educational specialist for the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in the Office of Special Education Instructional Services. 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...
Date(s): 10/19/2016 12:00 PM - 10/19/2016 12:30 PM
Description: Back by popular demand…. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a scientific framework that reduces barriers and provides flexibility so that all students can reach the high expectations we set for them. For those using accessible instructional materials or that are interested in accessibility, UDL is the foundation in which we build the "Who, what, where, why, and how".  This webinar is one you won't want to miss!
Date(s): 10/18/2016 4:30 PM - 10/18/2016 6:30 PM, 10/19/2016 8:00 AM - 10/19/2016 6:45 PM, 10/20/2016 8:00 AM - 10/20/2016 4:00 PM
Description: On October 18-20, 2016, the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) will bring together a passionate group of dedicated individuals who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with special needs and their families. Leading experts will gather from all over the world to unite with other participants and attendees who are intimately invested in early intervention, early childhood special education, and related disciplines. This year's conference theme, A Winning Trifecta: Knowledge,...
Date(s): 10/14/2016 9:00 AM - 10/14/2016 12:30 PM
Description: The U.S. Department of Education is celebrating the first anniversary of ParentCamp with a focus on improving literacy outcomes for all students. This ParentCamp offers an opportunity to share experiences, opinions, hopes and ideas that will improve the education and well-being of all children and their families. Registration AND Confirmation required to attend PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space, registration is not a guarantee of admittance. A confirmation letter will be sent to let you know...
Date(s): 10/13/2016 12:00 PM - 10/13/2016 12:30 PM
Description: All PDFs are not created equal! What about AIM-VA’s PDF: Accessible? …  PDF: Fully Accessible? How about those PDFs that you scan yourself? During this webinar, we will look at the way in which four different PDFs are structured.  We will compare various accessibility features and explore how each might be used by students with different reading needs. 
Date(s): 10/12/2016 4:00 PM - 10/12/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Presenters: Old Dominion University and the Norfolk Public Schools collaborate to provide an oral preschool program in a classroom at ODU in Norfolk, VA. Sharon Raver-Lampman, Ph.D., is the Faculty Director of Research for the Old Dominion University/Norfolk Public Schools Oral Preschool Program for Children with Hearing Loss; Janet Knust, M.S. LSLS Cert. AV Ed is the Program Director and Teacher for this program.         Webinar Description: The...
Date(s): 10/12/2016 3:00 PM - 10/12/2016 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar from the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning provides information and answers to frequently asked questions related to building quality collaboration across early childhood programs to support inclusion. In the first webinar federal leaders will address screening, referral, evaluation, and the eligibility process for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) services, including discussion on a recently released memo...
Date(s): 10/11/2016 3:30 PM - 10/11/2016 4:30 PM
Description: This webcast will provide an overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for parents and educators who support students with complex communication needs.  An overview of AAC data, tools and supports for educators and families will be provided.  Examples of AAC assessment considerations, resources, and strategies for treatment will be shared. Marie Ireland. M.Ed. CCC-SLP, BCS-CL serves as the Virginia Department of Education's educational specialist for Speech Language...
Date(s): 10/10/2016 1:00 PM - 10/10/2016 1:20 PM, 10/11/2016 9:00 AM - 10/11/2016 9:20 AM, 10/12/2016 8:30 AM - 10/12/2016 8:50 AM, 10/12/2016 9:30 AM - 10/12/2016 9:50 AM, 10/14/2016 9:00 AM - 10/14/2016 9:20 AM, 10/14/2016 1:00 PM - 10/14/2016 1:20 PM
Description: If you would like to learn more about the Childhood Obesity Prevention Project - 20-minute Directors’ Information webinars are being held to share a project overview and answer questions. Signing up for a webinar DOES NOT commit you to the project – it’s just an information session.   The Childhood Obesity Prevention Project has limited spaces, and great benefits for participation to help committed educators help young children get to kindergarten...
Date(s): 10/8/2016 9:30 AM - 10/8/2016 2:30 PM
Description: Who? For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf or 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 also deaf/hh. Special features: Science Educator, Brita Hampton of Jefferson Lab; Arva Priola of Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will share info about the Technical Assistance Program (TAP – alerting...
Date(s): 10/7/2016 9:00 AM - 10/7/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Please join us on October 7th for the 6th annual Building Bridges Institute: a Diversity Unconference focused on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.Unconferences are participant driven; providing opportunities for informal exchanges of information, peer to peer learning, collaboration, and creativity.This one day institute features:     Inclusive Communities     Building Bridges with Law Enforcement     Trauma Informed...
Date(s): 10/5/2016 4:00 PM - 10/5/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Presenter:  Dr. Lotfi Merabet is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and Director of The Laboratory for Visual Neuroplasticity, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA.  An optometrist and neuroscientist investigating how the brain adapts to the loss of sight, Dr. Merabet’s work is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Trustees for the Carroll Center for...
Date(s): 10/5/2016 12:30 PM - 10/5/2016 2:30 PM, 1/18/2017 12:30 PM - 1/18/2017 2:30 PM
Description: George Mason University researchers are currently recruiting parents of children with autism for a new stress relief training course. The new course will meet for eight consecutive Wednesdays between October 5, 2016 and January 18, 2017. Classes will meet in Springfield, VA. Who: A parent or primary caregiver of a child under the age of 21 diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The participant cannot be an experienced meditator and must be able to...
Date(s): 10/5/2016 12:00 PM - 10/5/2016 12:30 PM
Description: Now that you know what AIM-VA is and how to order materials for your eligible students, you may want to know…  What else is there? Join us as we dive deeper into the AIM-VA Portal to explore useful features to know after you have ordered. Tune in to learn about transferring orders, retaining large print materials, how to ship to AIM-VA and many more features to help you master the whole AIM-VA experience for your students!
Date(s): 10/3/2016 6:30 PM - 10/3/2016 8:00 PM
Description: Understanding key strategies for collaboration can make or break transition planning. This training will help parents and students understand and recognize 7 junctures or principles of transition services for all postsecondary activities as identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Both youth and their parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend this interactive session. Rhonda will help us create executable transition plans that reflect meaningful...
Date(s): 9/30/2016 8:30 AM - 9/30/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Please join us for a forum designed to share the wisdom of teacher leader and administrative teams who support students with disabilities in Regions 6 & 7. Areas of focus will include literacy, math, assistive technology, inclusive practices for students with complex disabilities, challenging behavior, social-emotional development, parent partnerships, and many more.  This will be an excellent opportunity to collaborate and learn from one another.   Registration:  Look for...
Date(s): 9/29/2016 11:00 AM - 9/30/2016 1:30 PM
Description: The 5th Annual VACMS Conference (Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists) begins Thursday, September 29, 2015  with check-in, lunch and networking at 11:00 AM. The conference kick-off keynote from Michael Bolling, Director of Mathematics, Virginia Department of Education, begins at 12:00 PM.  After lunch, Michael Bolling, Debbie Delozier, and Tina Mazzacane, VDOE Mathematics Office, will provide sessions highlighting revised 2016 mathematics...
Date(s): 9/29/2016 9:00 AM - 9/29/2016 3:30 PM
Description: This workshop will prepare teachers, librarians and administrators to meet the challenge of incorporating “Making” into their curriculum in order to encourage creativity and independent thinking in their students. The conference will address commonly asked questions such as:  What is “Making”?, Why is this important?, How can you create spaces that lend themselves to making?, How do you infuse this into daily instruction?, What are options for low-tech making and...
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,...