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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...
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: English Learners (ELs) are a growing segment of the student population for many divisions across the Commonwealth. To provide support for schools to serve the needs of this group, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering online Train-the-Trainers modules through WIDA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This eWorkshop is designed for principals, coaches, and teacher-leaders. It includes pre-recorded modules and all materials needed for eight months (16 sessions). These sessions...
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: VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to six more online, self-paced tutorials (90 minutes to 10 weeks), and is making four of them available this semester free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for varying periods of time, depending on...
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...
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): 8/13/2019 3:00 PM - 8/13/2019 4:30 PM, 9/10/2019 3:00 PM - 9/10/2019 4:30 PM, 10/8/2019 3:00 PM - 10/8/2019 4:30 PM, 11/5/2019 3:00 PM - 11/5/2019 4:30 PM, 12/10/2019 3:00 PM - 12/10/2019 4:30 PM
Description: As a follow-up to the 2019 Virginia is for ALL Learners Education Equity Summer Institute, VDOE will host a monthly #EdEquityVA Webinar Series focused on equity strategies and resources available to school divisions. Through the diverse expertise of VDOE's partners and presenters, the goal is to offer relevant and engaging sessions to Virginia educators. August 13, 2019: Applying an Equity Lens to Data you Already Collect (DIY Equity Dashboard), Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Piver-Renna, VDOE...
Date(s): 9/18/2019 - 9/19/2019, 11/6/2019 - 11/7/2019, 11/19/2019 - 11/20/2019
Description: This fall, the Virginia Cross-Sector Professional Development (VCPD) Team is coordinating three Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) Training Institutes. Practice-Based Coaching is an evidence-based cyclical process for supporting practitioners’ use of effective practices that lead to positive outcomes for children and/or families. If you are unfamiliar with PBC, check out these resources: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/professional-development/article/practice-based-coaching-pbc. The...
Date(s): 9/20/2019, 11/22/2019, 1/24/2020, 4/24/2020, 6/18/2020, 8/21/2020
Description: Region 3 Special Education Directors' Meetings Time:  9:00am-12:00noon Dates: Sept 20, 2019- Old Beale Sanctuary Nov 22, 2019- Essex County Jan 24, 2020- Essex County April 24, 2020- Essex County June 18, 2020- Essex County Aug 21, 2020- Essex County
Date(s): 9/26/2019, 11/21/2019, 1/30/2020, 4/30/2020, 6/25/2020, 8/27/2020
Description: Region 2 Special Education Directors' Meetings Time: 9:30am-11:30 or noon
Date(s): 10/1/2019 - 11/22/2019
Description: The Technical Assistance Center for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TAC-DHH) at the Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU is again offer a no cost online professional development opportunity for Virginia TODHH, SpEd teachers and others interested in literacy instruction with students who are d/hh.                             What: Join an online 24/7 Fall Community of Practice on...
Date(s): 10/10/2019, 1/16/2020, 3/26/2020
Description: By Invitation Only. Region 3 Orton-Gillingham Community of Practice (TTAC William & Mary Regions 2 & 3)
Date(s): 10/15/2019 9:30 AM - 10/15/2019 3:30 PM
Description: By Invitation Only. Effective and Sustainable Co-Teaching: Going Beyond the Basics (TTAC William & Mary, Regions 2 & 3) Follow-up Communities of Practices:  December 19, 2019 and February 20, 2020
Date(s): 11/12/2019 - 11/13/2019, 2/4/2020 - 2/5/2020
Description: English Learners (ELs) are a growing segment of the student population for many divisions across the Commonwealth. As part of the Virginia Department of Education’s ongoing effort to support school and division personnel in planning and implementing effective programs for English Learners (ELs), a two-day training – Leading Schools for English Learner Achievement – will be presented at two locations. During this training, school leaders will explore policy; instructional...
Date(s): 11/15/2019 10:00 AM - 11/15/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The fall open house will provide educators (both current and pre-service), parents, related service providers, students, and anyone else interested in our services an opportunity to tour our library, meet T/TAC staff, have hands-on interaction with assistive technology and augmentative communication devices, and learn more about T/TAC's mission. Staff will be available to answer your questions and demonstrate the technology.
Date(s): 11/18/2019 10:30 AM - 11/18/2019
Description: The discussion will focus on best practices around elementary reading blocks with a panel of experts from the field and from the University of Richmond.
Date(s): 11/19/2019 3:00 PM - 11/19/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Children let us know what they want and need through their behaviors long before they can verbally express their feelings. Since they may not have the words to express how they are feeling, they use behaviors to express themselves. Sometimes, those behaviors can be challenging for the adults on the receiving end! Join us to discover the key principles of the Teaching Pyramid Model and Head Start’s role in its development. We will take a deep dive into program- and state-wide implementation...
Date(s): 11/20/2019 12:00 PM - 11/20/2019 1:00 PM, 11/20/2019 3:00 PM - 11/20/2019 4:00 PM
Description: When a student’s sensory needs are met, they can be more focused, engaged and ready to learn. Nicole will share how the staff at Gladeville Elementary School work together to meet the needs of ALL students. Their sensory room, mobile sensory path, sensory bins and alternate seating are available to all students. As sensory needs change and students move throughout the grades, sensory items move too! Sensory materials are seen as school resources rather than individual items for a specific...
Date(s): 11/20/2019 3:00 PM - 11/20/2019 4:00 PM
Description: We know that truly effective family engagement involves the development of genuine relationships with families, is part of the fabric of the school community, and provides equitable opportunities for families to participate, regardless of factors such as income and race. Yet all too often family engagement programs are one-time events that do not take into consideration the unique circumstances of families. The programs featured in this month's Effective Practices Webinar have broken that mold...
Date(s): 11/22/2019 8:00 AM - 11/22/2019 4:00 PM, 1/28/2020 8:00 AM - 1/28/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Language Use in Language Arts: Connecting Content and Language is intended for English Language Arts and Reading teachers, coaches, and specialists, who have English learner(s) in their class(es) or on their caseload.  The one-day training will include activities that model and engage participants in research-based, interactive instructional strategies for enhancing grade-level, standards-based instruction for ELs. Participants will explore topics related to building literacy through...
Date(s): 11/23/2019 8:00 AM - 11/23/2019 4:15 PM
Description: The keynote speaker is Regina Root from William & Mary. She will discuss her powerful journey returning to work after a brain tumor. There are 8 more speakers about topics such as: Using Assistive Technology to help with memory  and behavior, returning to work, school and much more! There will be topic tables during lunch as well as opportunities to network! This year's Making Headway Conference is offering you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience an interactive Assistive...
Date(s): 12/3/2019 12:00 PM - 12/3/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Have you ever supported a family who was really struggling with their child's new diagnosis? Have you experienced the death of a child with whom you worked? Did you feel like you needed more tools or skills to support these families? Join us as we talk about the Family-Centered Care tenants that provide a foundation of support when responding to the needs of children and families experiencing grief. Anticipatory grief, grief and loss are typical responses when faced with a new diagnosis, a...
Date(s): 12/7/2019 9:30 AM - 12/7/2019 1:30 PM
Description: Who? For students grades 1 through 12 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia. Students must be accompanied by at least one parent from 9:30 – 1:30, and are welcome to bring up to three family members (for a maximum of 4 people total attending per family). Limit: 45 people. What?        View the play, “T’was the Night Before Christmas” (not like the poem) with pre- and post-show sessions, and...
Date(s): 12/10/2019 1:00 PM - 12/10/2019 2:30 PM
Description: The Census Bureau has projected that by 2020 half of the population of young children in early learning programs and schools will come from diverse backgrounds. Therefore, it is of high-priority that early childhood educators meet the needs of children coming from differing cultural backgrounds. The programs that acknowledge the diversity of the children and families they serve also understand the benefits of promoting cultural awareness. In this webinar, educators will reflect upon questions...
Date(s): 12/11/2019 3:00 PM - 12/11/2019 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar explores foundations for seamless transition for young children with deafness or hearing loss and their families from Part C to Preschool, the role of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) and the issues and strategies to support successful transition. State examples from Colorado and Ohio will be shared.
Date(s): 2/5/2020 - 2/8/2020
Description: The conference planning guide (available soon) will help you find out how to: Earn professional development hours (PDH’s) Connect with other special educators Access cutting-edge technology and resources  
Date(s): 3/18/2020 2:00 PM - 3/18/2020 3:30 PM
Description: “Get children outside more!” It seems a common phrase lately with a growing awareness for bene?ts of experiences with nature. Yet, the reality is it’s easier said than done. Yes, there are many bene?ts to children and teachers alike by integrating nature into the preschool curriculum. There are also opportunities for integrating nature in even more frequent and meaningful ways. For example, providing daily experiences in natural areas beyond the fenced play area. Yet there are...
Date(s): 4/15/2020 - 4/17/2020
Description: "Partnering for Equity, Opportunities and Excellence" Network with hundreds of educatiors from around the nation to learn innovative techniques, new ideas, and best practices for culturally relevant family engagement strategies. Super Early Bird Registration - $450.00 per person ( April 6, 2019 - July 31, 2019)       Early Bird Registration - $525 per person  Late Registration - $575 per person (after January 14, 2020)