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Description: This course will help you identify what independent living skills are, why they are important, and figure out what you need to do to be ready for living independently. "Get Ready for Independent Living” will build your skills for success in adult life. Audience: Students, grades 6-12, who are interested in preparing for independent living and have a desire to take a self-paced online class to learn more about the skills and knowledge necessary for independent living. Teachers, school...
Description: "Get Ready for College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities" is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the college preparation, selection, and disability services process. These online lessons contain video presentations and resources that can be used to equip students and others with the knowledge and skills for the transition to postsecondary education. Topics include the differences between high school and college, postsecondary education and training,...
Description: "Get Ready for Your Career: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities" is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the career planning process. These online lessons contain video presentations and resources that can be used to equip students and others with the knowledge and skills for the transition to their future careers. Topics include self-determination, increasing knowledge of self and careers, utilizing support networks to assist with identifying a career goal,...
Description: Course Overview Work-Based Learning: Changing the Outcomes is a self-paced course comprised of three online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the development and implementation of work-based learning activities for students with disabilities. Lesson 1 - The Big Picture: Provides a broad overview of work-based learning, its importance, and reviews some of the laws that influence work-based learning for students with disabilities. Lesson 2 - The Nuts and Bolts: Provides...
Description: This training is a self-paced online course. The course is provided as a collaboration between the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Autism Center for Excellence (ACE) and the Virginia Autism Council. To participate, you need a computer with (preferably high-speed) internet access, Adobe Flash Player software within your browser, and a sound card with speakers in order to listen to the lectures (full text transcripts are provided for all lectures and multimedia). This course is designed for...
Description: Prescription drug abuse is a growing issue, and opioid abuse is now the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. With one in five high school seniors reporting that they have misused prescription drugs, reaching students early is now more important than ever. Prescription Drug Safety is an innovative digital course that arms high school students with the knowledge and tools to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to prescription medications. Through interactive scenarios and...
Description: This is an online course designed to answer frequently asked questions about the foundational concepts of trauma informed practice for educators and educational leaders. Childhood trauma affects the physical, emotional, and social development of children and adolescents. In order to minimise harm, teachers and school leaders need to respond appropriately using trauma-informed practices and policies. In this course, you will: explore the impact of trauma on students and understand the...
Description: This four-part course is designed for faculty and professional development providers to enhance educators’ understanding and use of explicit instruction. The course includes the following modules: Modeling and Practicing to Help Students Reach Academic Goals Supporting Practices: Using Effective Methods to Elicit Frequent Responses Supporting Practices: Providing Immediate Specific Feedback and Maintaining Evaluating Use of Explicit Instruction to Support Students’ Academic Needs...
Description: This course is designed for early childhood care and education professionals who want to expand their knowledge of best practices for young children with ASD. Families and community members are also welcome to take this course. This course is designed to be the first step in pursuing goals towards improved practices in early care and education for young children with ASD. At the end of this Just the Basics course, you'll be prepared to create an individualized learning path that includes the...
Description: Transitioning from early childhood programs to kindergarten involves a lot of moving parts for all young children. However, transitioning from the preschool to kindergarten classroom for the child with ASD can be especially tricky. This process involves the child, their family, the preschool teacher, the receiving kindergarten teacher, and a multitude of other people including related service providers such as speech and language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs), and other team...
Description: Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinar (Recorded) The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provided the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinar. The purpose was to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for early childhood special education (ECSE) programs. Since each division is different, this may include directors, coordinators, specialists, lead teachers, or...
Description: Many educators of young children with disabilities have asked, "How do I teach a 2 or 3-year-old virtually?”  Replicating classroom activities and materials for use in the home is not always feasible or functional. Instead, educators can shift to supporting new learners, the parents and family members of the child. This webinar will explore how educators can utilize a coaching interaction style to help families use daily routines and activities as learning opportunities. Join...
Date(s): 9/1/2021 - 9/30/2022
Description: PEATC in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education is pleased to offer this self-paced online SEAC training aimed at helping SEAC members understand the role of the local Special Education Advisory Committee in Virginia and to build a more efficient and effective advisory committee.  This training will include information on: SEAC in Virginia SPED Regulations SEAC Roles and Responsibilities Building Your Local SEAC Organization Tips for SEACs How to be an Effective Advisory...
Date(s): 5/24/2022 6:30 PM - 5/24/2022 8:00 PM, 5/26/2022 6:30 PM - 5/26/2022 8:00 PM, 5/28/2022 6:30 PM - 5/28/2022 8:00 PM
Description: Children’s Challenging Behaviors (CCB) is a six-hour workshop for parents of children and youth with mental health needs. In this workshop, a trained and experienced parent provides information to help parents understand typical behaviors versus challenging behaviors that require intervention. Parents learn when and how to seek help, develop parenting strategies, learn the ins and outs of special education and other educational supports, and discover community resources available to...
Date(s): 5/25/2022 - 8/2/2022
Description: A variety of summer professional learning opportunities are available to educators. There is a cost for most of these opportunities. May 25, June 1, & July 6: When kids lead-virtual June 1 & 15 & July 6: Cultivating an SEL system for student & staff safety-virtual June 14: How to look a: student work to uncover student thinking June 21: The minimalist teacher June 22: Increasing learning: Assessment journeys June 23: Re-defining student and teacher roles for joyful learning July...
Date(s): 6/12/2022 8:00 PM - 8/7/2022 5:00 PM
Description: Summer Registration Transition University will offer a 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. Life is full of transitions. For families of children with disabilities thinking about the future can bring mixed emotions. Some families are just trying to make it through day-to-day challenges and might not feel they have the energy to think about what happens after high school....
Date(s): 6/20/2022 - 8/1/2022
Description: "Supported Employment: Preparing High School Students for Successful Employment Outcomes" course is an introductory overview to the supported employment process. This course is designed to provide secondary educators of students with disabilities the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for the development of effective meaningful paid employment opportunities. These online lessons contain video lectures, readings and resources that can be used to equip educators with the knowledge and skills...
Date(s): 7/6/2022 6:30 PM - 7/6/2022
Description: Registration for Special Education Workshop Series PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia. You can attend one, some, or all of these informative workshops! July 6th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia   All of these workshops will be held at 6:30 pm via zoom.
Date(s): 7/5/2022 8:00 AM - 8/2/2022 11:30 PM
Description: Transition from high school to adulthood for a student with a disability takes planning that involves many steps and many paths. It’s a complex but rewarding journey as you hear about your child’s goals and help them achieve their dreams. In our 2021 training module, we talked about “Keeping the End in Mind” when determining where your child wants to be after high school and outlining the steps needed to get there. This year, our training module will also include Path to...
Date(s): 7/6/2022 - 7/8/2022
Description: Are you ready to explore “life beyond high school?” Are you a student that is Deaf and Hard of Hearing? Are you age 14-21? This program may be for you. Where: Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (Fishersville, Virginia) Activities: Workplace Readiness Self Advocacy Deaf at Work Game of Life Work & Financial Education & Training Options Job/Career Exploration Are you interested and want to register? Program is Free!**Student must have an active case open with DARS...
Date(s): 7/11/2022 - 7/15/2022, 7/18/2022 - 7/22/2022, 7/25/2022 - 7/29/2022
Description: FCPS CTE Summer Enrichment Camps 2022: CTE Summer Academy will be returning this summer at Lake Braddock Secondary. Including  FREE spots available for student who are eligible for Free and Reduced Priced Meals. Audience: CTE Summer Academy: Grades 7 - 11 students Dates: July 11 - 15; July 18 - 22; and July 25 - 29 CTE Summer WBL Internship Course is Now Open! High School students who secure internships for the summer can now earn course credit for completing the new Work-Based...
Date(s): 7/11/2022 - 8/11/2022, 8/25/2022 - 9/19/2022
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), invites families to join their newest online training course, Building Strong Parent Advocates. Families of children receiving special education services find themselves in a world filled with complicated policies, confusing acronyms and terms, and piles of paperwork. Often families find themselves looking for information and background knowledge to help them better support their children through the Individualized...
Date(s): 7/12/2022 12:00 PM - 7/12/2022 1:00 PM
Description: More independence, greater financial security and a better quality of life – that’s the future ABLEnow is building. Join us for a free information session to discover the advantages of ABLE accounts and the national ABLEnow program. In just one hour, we’ll cover the answers to these questions, and more: What are ABLE accounts? Who is eligible? How can I use the money in an ABLE account?  What are the features and benefits of the ABLEnow program?  How can I learn more...
Date(s): 7/12/2022 7:00 PM - 7/12/2022
Description: Are you a parent of a child with a disability under 8 years old? Join us as we provide tips to developing your young child’s IEP with the future in mind. Learn more about setting a strong foundation for adulthood starting in the early years!
Date(s): 7/13/2022 10:30 AM - 7/13/2022 11:30 AM, 7/13/2022 6:00 PM - 7/13/2022 7:00 PM, 7/14/2022 6:00 PM - 7/14/2022 7:00 PM
Description: *For students with disabilities age 12-22 who live in Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia ONLY* WAZE to Adulthood for Students is a FREE LIVE ZOOM training for you! Join us for a live zoom training to learn ways to use your self-advocacy skills and to plan for the future you want! We will discuss how to be a great self-advocate when it comes to your planning for your future when you are at your IEP meetings. Date/Time Options: (choose one) July 13:...
Date(s): 7/13/2022 1:00 PM - 7/13/2022 3:00 PM
Description: A virtual seminar designed for persons with brain injury and their personal and professional supports.
Date(s): 7/16/2022 8:00 AM - 7/16/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Parents, caregivers, educators, and community leaders will join together to learn strategies that empower all stakeholders to work collaboratively to develop family and school partnerships that share the goal of improving student achievement. The Family Engagement Conference will be a day of connecting and learning. Our nationally recognized speakers will bring concrete innovative strategies and methods to help families and schools increase engagement while building synergy and robust support...
Date(s): 7/17/2022 - 7/19/2022
Description: We are no longer accepting applications for this event. Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day summit. Through utilizing state leadership and mentors, young men ages 13-21 engage in activity-based learning. Participants unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career-ready. Concurrent parent...
Date(s): 7/18/2022 8:00 AM - 8/1/2022 11:30 PM
Description: The IEP process can be difficult and stressful. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, perspectives, and individual concerns. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and there are occasions when conflict may erupt as a result of managing emotions while simultaneously following policy and procedures. PEATC, in collaboration with VDOE, has developed IEP University (IEPU) to help provide families and professionals with accurate and useful...
Date(s): 7/19/2022 - 7/21/2022
Description: Registration Creating Connections to Shining Stars (CCSS) is a collaborative effort between Virginia's Part C, Early Intervention and Part B, Preschool Special Education programs. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for infants, toddlers, and young children, both with and without disabilities. Conference Dates: July 19-21, 2022 Keynote: 5 Things You Need to Know About Kids by Jim Harris, MSW, Ed.D Get...
Date(s): 7/20/2022 8:30 AM - 7/20/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in partnership with the Offices of Humanities and Gifted Education, will sponsor a collaborative summer Institute on Addressing the Needs of Diverse Learners. July 20, 2022 - Addressing the needs of Students with Disabilities as World Language Learners This conference will focus on Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the World Language Classroom. World Language coordinators,...
Date(s): 7/20/2022 8:45 AM - 7/20/2022 3:00 PM, 7/21/2022 8:00 AM - 7/21/2022 3:00 PM, 7/22/2022 8:00 AM - 7/22/2022 1:00 PM
Description: An exciting opportunity for parents who are familiar with the world of Special Education. This means your child has been involved in special education for four (4) years or more. This research-based training will provide parents of children with disabilities with information and resources to become active leaders in policy development and evaluation. Upon completion of this interactive training, attendees will have the tools to work to improve educational outcomes for students receiving special...
Date(s): 7/20/2022 1:00 PM - 7/20/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Would you like to spark more joy for you and your students in your classroom? Join us for a collaborative and interactive session to discover which practices to add, keep, donate/share, or toss that create a welcoming, supportive, and safe learning environment for all. Connect with your friendly neighborhood TTAC specialists and fellow teachers for a virtual session as we reflect on which classroom practice to: Add: Discover new strategies to build a sense of belonging. Keep: Discuss and affirm...
Date(s): 7/20/2022 6:00 PM - 7/20/2022, 7/21/2022 6:00 PM - 7/21/2022
Description: THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR VIRGINIA PARENTS , GUARDIANS, FAMILY MEMBERS OF YOUTH WITH DISABILITES. THERE WILL BE FUTURE WORKSHOPS FOR PROFESSIONALS. THIS TRAINING HAS 2 SESSIONS. REGISTRANTS SHOULD PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH THE JULY 20th AND JULY 21st SESSIONS. If you find it uncomfortable to talk with your child about sexuality and puberty, you’re not alone. Most parents do. However, being comfortable talking about this with your child is important, as these conversations are critical to your...
Date(s): 7/27/2022 2:00 PM - 7/27/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Registration Creating professional learning experiences that truly engage and inspire adult learners can be challenging. You will need a clear plan to keep staff motivated and invested in their ongoing professional growth. Discover innovative and concrete strategies for designing and delivering impactful professional development. In this webinar, you will gain new ideas for establishing learning communities where adults are empowered with the mindset, focus, and motivation to achieve their...
Date(s): 8/1/2022 6:00 PM - 8/1/2022 7:00 PM, 8/8/2022 6:00 PM - 8/8/2022 7:00 PM, 8/15/2022 6:00 PM - 8/15/2022 7:00 PM, 8/22/2022 6:00 PM - 8/22/2022 7:00 PM, 8/29/2022 6:00 PM - 8/29/2022 7:00 PM
Description: For Youth with Disabilities ages 14-22. This a 5-part series designed specifically for Virginia youth with disabilities. This is part of a series of sessions designed specifically for Virginia youth with disabilities. These trainings are designed to increase an individual's capacity for self-advocacy and decision making. Throughout these 5 sessions we will cover important topics including: setting and respecting boundaries, consent and body rights, safe and healthy behaviors, and public versus...
Date(s): 8/6/2022 - 9/10/2022
Description: You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Your involvement in the early years is essential to setting a strong foundation for their lifelong learning and success. In this FREE 5-week online program, families of children with disabilities learn about supporting their child’s early learning and development – from developmental milestones to tips on our most frequently asked questions including information on making the transition from early intervention to school...
Date(s): 8/6/2022 8:00 AM - 8/6/2022 2:30 PM
Description: PEATC is pleased to announce our 2022 Parent and Youth Empowerment (PYE) Summit on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia. This Summit is an exciting opportunity for youth with disabilities (ages 12-22) and their parents to gain valuable information from topic experts and exhibitors and to network and connect with other families. Youth and parents will leave the PYE Summit empowered by the experience and better able to advocate for their future. The goals of...
Date(s): 8/9/2022 11:00 AM - 8/9/2022 1:00 PM, 8/11/2022 11:00 AM - 8/11/2022 1:00 PM
Description: This two-part webinar series intended for new ECSE administrators or those who would like a refresh on topics related to ECSE administration. The series will cover important topics, including an overview of Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education programs, VDOE guidance regarding inclusive practices, an overview of ECSE indicator data (indicators 6, 7, and 12), and VQB5. Participants are to attend both sessions. 
Date(s): 8/10/2022 2:00 PM - 8/10/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Plants offer amazing opportunities for children to connect with nature, learn concepts and practice skills in every domain. From selecting and establishing new plants, to nurturing existing plants in your space, children can be included every step of the way. Join Jill Primak, a landscape architect and outdoor classroom designer who has worked with hundreds of spaces, for a lively discussion about all things plants that you can’t just find on the internet. In this webinar you will learn a...
Date(s): 8/11/2022 2:00 PM - 8/11/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Play is the heart and heartbeat of early childhood programs, and it’s our job to offer environments and opportunities for healthy play. If all children are going to play, we need to make sure that we address barriers that may otherwise prevent some children from playing. These barriers can be physical, informational, attitudinal, or cultural in nature. Focusing on independence in play can result in children who are outside the norm of a group of children in terms of ability or culture...
Date(s): 8/12/2022 8:30 AM - 8/12/2022 2:30 PM
Description: This training event is for families of students with disabilities and the training will be provided by Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) staff members. Registration will be limited to 100 participants. A limited number of hotel rooms will be available at no charge to participants who live more than fifty miles from the training location. If your circumstances change and you are unable to attend this event, please notify Chiquita Seaborne at Chiquita.Seaborne@doe.virginia.gov or...
Date(s): 8/17/2022 2:00 PM - 8/17/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Registration You do not need to check your newsfeed to see what the implications of the stress, uncertainty, disruption, isolation, trauma, and loss of the past two and half years have been – you just need to walk into your own classroom. Long before the pandemic and social and global unrest, we were seeing a dramatic rise in children’s stress, anxiety, and dysregulated behavior heading straight for a mental health crisis. This unprecedented time has exacerbated that situation...
Date(s): 8/17/2022 6:00 PM - 8/17/2022
Description: This workshop provides the attendee with a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Science of Behavior. Participants will learn about identified characteristics of autism, be introduced to the functions of behavior and hear practical examples that families may experience.
Date(s): 8/17/2022 6:30 PM - 8/17/2022
Description: Family Engagement goes beyond the four walls of a family home. Children benefit when families engage in the child’s education. Research continues to show when families and schools partner, students have improved cognitive development, academic performance, better social-emotional development, and improved health. This holds true for students with disabilities. This interactive panel discussion will explore the importance of family engagement in early childhood and in preparing the student...
Date(s): 8/24/2022 2:00 PM - 8/24/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Some people love social media for social connectivity, and some don’t. But regardless of your feelings about using it personally, as an early childhood consultant, you must embrace it as an important tool for promoting your business. It’s a fact of life for business survival in 2022 and beyond. And, using it for business is entirely different than using it for social purposes. You should know the differences. In this webinar, Abbey Haughey, COO of Wunderled aka Fairy Dust Teaching,...
Date(s): 8/24/2022 4:00 PM - 8/24/2022 5:30 PM, 9/21/2022 4:00 PM - 9/21/2022 5:30 PM
Description: In collaboration with VDOE's only Pre-K Co-Teaching in Excellence team, the Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at Old Dominion University will host a statewide book study for up to 25 preschool co-teaching teams. The study will utilize the book, 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom: How to Create an AMAZING, Nearly MIRACULOUS & Frankly EARTH-SHATTERING Partnership in One Month or Less by Paula Kluth and Julie Causton. There will be meetings on August 24 and September 21 from 4:00...
Date(s): 8/25/2022 2:00 PM - 8/25/2022 3:30 PM
Description: In this lively yet practical webinar, early childhood technology experts Brian Puerling and Gail Lovely will present a guide map including ways that administrators can consider, plan for, and help educators implement meaningful uses of technology with young learners. Knowing that early childhood educators often face resistance, hurdles, and challenges when it comes to using technology with children, this tour will also review and help you address potential roadblocks so you can find alternative...
Date(s): 8/30/2022 4:00 PM - 8/30/2022 6:30 PM
Description: Join us for this virtual workshop to explore evidence-based practices to provide instruction in  The 7 Syllable Types Syllable Division Patterns The Mysterious Schwa Strategies for Reading and Spelling Multisyllabic Words The first 10 registrants from Region 4 will receive a FREE Syllable Division Book!
Date(s): 8/31/2022 8:00 AM - 8/31/2022 3:45 PM, 9/1/2022 8:00 AM - 9/1/2022 3:15 PM, 9/2/2022 8:00 AM - 9/2/2022 12:15 PM
Description: This training is limited to 2014-2021 PACL graduates. This 3-day training was developed as a follow up for PACL graduates and allows them to report on how they have been able to use our PACL training to effect change. By attending Advanced PACL participants will continue to improve their leadership skills and prepare to serve as mentors for parents who are new to special education. Parents will then have the opportunity to explore ways to continue the development of their leadership initiatives...