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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 Autism Center for Excellence 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 parents and...
Description: Access to Success, a free online course from the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) at the University of Kansas, is designed to help college students with disabilities learn about their rights and responsibilities in the post-secondary environment under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and to develop self-advocacy skills for obtaining the supports and accommodations needed to be successful.
Description: Course Overview "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...
Date(s): 5/22/2017
Description: About this course: This course will explore the dynamic factors affecting the health and wellbeing of young people around the world, and how important it is for individuals, communities and nations that we improve the health and life chances of this important population group. In this course we will adopt a life-course framework to take a holistic view of youth health and wellbeing. We will explore changing patterns of adolescent health and development, including why adolescence is starting...
Date(s): 6/12/2017
Description: Overview The Mathematical Mindsets course helps educators inspire and boost math achievement. You’ll learn the latest neuroscientific research on the best methods by which students learn math, as well as the specific methods and approaches you can use to successfully help your students develop a growth mindset. In this class, Dr. Jo Boaler will provide visual examples of how she taught mathematics to 6th and 7th grade students using these effective techniques. The teaching intervention,...
Date(s): 9/18/2018, 9/28/2018, 10/17/2018, 10/18/2018, 10/19/2018, 11/7/2018, 11/8/2018, 2/6/2019, 2/7/2019, 2/25/2019
Description: In order to ensure that Virginia’s students are able to demonstrate the higher-level skills reflected in the Profile of the Virginia Graduate, which encompasses the five C’s, it is essential that educators be prepared to actively support the design and implementation of high-quality performance assessments. (Performance-based assessments measure subject-matter proficiency and the ability of students to apply the content and skills they have learned.  Performance-based...
Date(s): 10/17/2018 10:00 AM - 10/17/2018 2:00 PM, 10/18/2018 10:00 AM - 10/18/2018 2:00 PM, 11/8/2018 10:00 AM - 11/8/2018 2:00 PM, 11/15/2018 10:00 AM - 11/15/2018 2:00 PM, 12/10/2018 10:00 AM - 12/10/2018 2:00 PM, 1/16/2019 10:00 AM - 1/16/2019 2:00 PM, 1/16/2019 10:00 AM - 1/16/2019 2:00 PM, 2/5/2019 10:00 AM - 2/5/2019 2:00 PM
Description: Parents and caregivers have certain goals in mind when their children go to school. Regardless of whether or not their children have disabilities, all parents want them to learn, explore, and experience as much as they possibly can. Parents strive for their children to complete their public education, obtain a diploma, and be fully prepared to move on toward their chosen path, whether that is immediate employment, higher education, or something else. In order for your child to achieve these...
Date(s): 10/19/2018, 2/25/2019
Description: This two-day workshop will equip teacher leaders and administrators with the tools to support quality implementation of performance assessment in their schools. It is designed especially for (1) central office instructional leaders and (2) school-based instructional leaders such as coaches, team leaders, and department chairs. Many districts are sold on the idea of performance assessments, but become “lost in the weeds” when it comes to evaluating the quality of locally-developed...
Date(s): 10/24/2018 - 11/29/2018
Description: Presented by Frances Mary D’Andrea, Ph.D., this tutorial explores the role of the TVI in reading and writing instruction, both as a collaborator with the general classroom teacher and as a provider of specific instruction. The importance of monitoring students’ progressive skills will be emphasized, with specific approaches and tools for monitoring progress of students using braille. After the registration period ends, you will receive a voucher (coupon) code, and can then take the...
Date(s): 11/8/2018 - 12/12/2018
Description: Language is the foundation for developing literacy skills. Topics include: factors that predict reading success practical auditory training suggestions to improve phonological awareness and speech comprehension strategies for incorporating vocabulary, figurative language, words with multiple meanings to improve reading skills writing and comprehension as language-based skills recommended practices to successfully support a child’s development of literacy skills This course includes many...
Date(s): 11/28/2018 - 11/30/2018
Description: Conference Schedule Wednesday November 28 8:00 Registration, Continental breakfast 9:00- 3:00 Preconference Session with AJ Juliani The Epic Guide to Student Engagement: Developing Student-Centered Activities with Choice and Inquiry (Book signing with AJ Juliani following the session) 8:00 pm Movie Night: Free Screening of Beyond Measure   Thursday November 29 7:00 am Registration open, Continental breakfast 8:15- 10:00 General Session 1 with Kim Bearden The Top Ten Things Every Teacher...
Date(s): 11/28/2018 2:00 PM - 11/28/2018 3:30 PM
Description: What are some basic ingredients in any relationship? We’ll begin this conversation with a foundational sauce of respect and trust. Each requires time, exploration, blending and the stirring of consistent work. In every relationship, especially in early education settings, the adults must work hard to recognize the uniqueness and cultural context of each individual. This powerful webinar, by Luis Hernandez will offer insights and strategies to help early childhood educators build...
Date(s): 12/5/2018 - 12/7/2018
Description: Head Start adopts the “it takes a village approach” for offering comprehensive services to children and families. Much of our support covers a large scope of issues that can be quite wide-ranging. Head Start staff wear many hats, and often our roles overlap, to create a collaborative effort with the family’s goals in mind. Therefore our annual Health Institute also includes workshops designed for Family Services Staff to help foster this collaborative approach. The Health...
Date(s): 12/5/2018 2:00 PM - 12/5/2018 3:30 PM
Description: As a director or owner of an early childhood program, you must wear many hats as the leader of your business. Most of us who run program have backgrounds in education, but don’t have much of the necessary business training, and we find ourselves in demanding roles for which we had little formal training. As accomplished as we are in education, our lack of business skills frequently leads to stress, management challenges, and burnout. But there is hope! This webinar, presented by...
Date(s): 12/6/2018 9:00 AM - 12/6/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Results obtained from a quality Learning Media Assessment (LMA) lay the groundwork for all subsequent teaching and learning when it comes to students with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities. Tom Miller will review the importance of conducting LMAs, share best practice and strategies, and provide opportunities for participants to utilize forms from various assessments.   Training methods will include lecture with power point, videos, case scenarios, simulated...
Date(s): 12/10/2018
Description: Early Impact Virginia is pleased to present Virginia’s Premier Conference on Home Visiting. Currently Early Impact Virginia partners are located in and serve 120 communities. Each year 450 providers, state leaders and industry members come together in Richmond to gain valuable skills and to hear from insightful and inspiring speakers. This year’s theme, Putting the Pieces Together, emphasizes the impact home visitors make when partnering with families across the Commonwealth. This...
Date(s): 12/10/2018 - 12/11/2018
Description: In order to provide technical assistance to local school divisions as they implement the “dyslexia advisor” legislation, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services will provide a professional development opportunity for participants on the assessment, prevention, and instruction of reading problems, such as dyslexia. This training opportunity is one activity that should be considered part of a division’s broader professional...
Date(s): 12/12/2018 2:00 PM - 12/12/2018 3:30 PM
Description: All too often directors of early care and education programs spend time planning and implementing meetings only to ?nd out that the “real” meeting happens in the parking lot after the designated time that was set aside for the formal gathering. Collaboration and involving staff in the decision-making process can be challenging. Yet, directors can in?uence decision-making practices and it is imperative that they do so. Building trust and a spirit of collaboration in early childhood...
Date(s): 12/17/2018 - 12/21/2018
Description: NHSA’s 35th annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference is the only national event that focuses on how Head Start parents, families, and staff can best partner to promote both family engagement and children’s development. This year’s Parent and Family Engagement conference will expose a wide range of new resources and thinking on the topic of young children’s challenging behaviors and how Head Start programs can address the wellness needs of children, families and...
Date(s): 1/30/2019 - 2/1/2019
Description: The Ounce of Prevention Fund is pleased to host the Eighth National Home Visiting Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs. We invite researchers, advocates, policymakers, and practitioners in the joint pursuit of advancing the home visiting field. It will be an engaging three days where attendees have an opportunity to address key issues facing the field and share best practices and lessons learned.
Date(s): 2/20/2019 2:00 PM - 2/20/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Teachers often see products of the Project Approach, and wish they knew how to implement it. Some teachers may believe they cannot use the Project Approach, because they serve students with disabilities, while other professionals are unsure of how to get started. In this webinar, Project Approach and Special Education experts Drs. Sallee Beneke and Michaelene Ostrosky, will share insights into the potential of the Project Approach to support young learners in inclusive classrooms. They...
Date(s): 3/14/2019 - 3/16/2019
Description: The conference will be held in Roanoke, VA.
Date(s): 3/19/2019 8:00 AM - 3/19/2019 3:30 PM, 3/20/2019 8:00 AM - 3/20/2019 3:30 PM
Description: March 19, 2019 – Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed. Make Social and Executive Functioning Skills Stick! Practical Strategies to Teach Your Students Immediately! This seminar will provide you with strategies and lesson plans for teaching social skills to school-age students, many of which can easily be replicated the day after this seminar in your own classroom! This training will provide participants with concrete explanations regarding the social relation areas of difficulties experienced by students...
Date(s): 4/2/2019 - 4/4/2019
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 for 2 1/2 days of training and networking. Keynote Speaker: Walter S. Gilliam is the Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center. He is a member of the board of directors for ZERO TO THREE, Child Care Aware of America, and the...
Date(s): 4/25/2019
Description: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is the founder and CEO of Center for Youth Wellness. She has earned international attention for her innovative approach to addressing adverse childhood experiences as a risk factor for adult diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. Her work has demonstrated that it’s time to reassess the relationship between poverty, child development and health. She recently published The Deepest Well. Voices is teaming up with a number of key partner organizations. We...
Date(s): 4/30/2019 - 5/3/2019
Description: The 16th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference promises to be another highly rated inspiring professional development opportunity. Use this as your professional development days.  Learn effective interventions for young children from a wide range of experts. Return to your community refreshed & revitalized with new strategies to help young children. Be inspired by wonderful keynotes & presentations that will allow you to learn methods to...
Date(s): 4/30/2019 - 5/3/2019
Description: The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) and the Pyramid Model Consortium are pleased to bring you this unique and inspiring professional development experience. NTI's format is designed to provide an in-depth learning experience built around the Pyramid Model. The Institute brings together experts from around the country who skillfully present three-hour workshops offering practical, ready-to-use information on social and emotional development. It...
Date(s): 5/7/2019 - 5/9/2019
Description: The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs—and an enduring impact. For over 15 years, the Inclusion Institute has drawn people from across the country and around the globe to Chapel Hill to learn about the latest research findings,...
Date(s): 6/2/2019 - 6/5/2019
Description: Empowering early childhood professionals with fresh ideas and insights to participate in and facilitate the highest quality professional development.
Date(s): 6/17/2019 8:00 AM - 6/18/2019 4:00 PM
Description: June 17 & 18, 2019 Two day event at Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, Waynesboro Registration will open spring 2019.
Date(s): 7/17/2019 - 7/19/2019
Description: Creating Connections to Shining Stars 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. Registration will open 2/1/2019.