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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: 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): 11/14/2022 - 12/19/2022
Description: Registration A FREE self-paced online course for families of young children (birth through age six) with disabilities or developmental delays 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...
Date(s): 11/21/2022 8:00 AM - 12/12/2022 11:30 PM
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): 12/7/2022 1:00 PM - 12/7/2022 2:00 PM, 1/18/2023 3:30 PM - 1/18/2023 4:30 PM, 2/1/2023 1:00 PM - 2/1/2023 2:00 PM
Description: Register for Transition Leaders’ CoP on Dec. 7, 2022 at 1:00pm Meet with your support network of Transition Coordinators and Specialists to share tools, resources, and supports. This CoP provides an opportunity to learn from each other, build capacity, and share knowledge related to all aspects of secondary transition. Dates for 2022-2023- Region 4 Transition Leaders CoP: Dec. 7,  Feb. 1, Mar. 1, and May 3 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Nov. 16, Jan.18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 19 and May 17 from...
Date(s): 12/8/2022 12:00 PM - 12/8/2022 1:00 PM, 1/12/2023 12:00 PM - 1/12/2023 1:00 PM, 2/9/2023 12:00 PM - 2/9/2023 1:00 PM, 3/9/2023 12:00 PM - 3/9/2023 1:00 PM
Description: As part of our advocacy and family engagement initiative, PEATC is launching Partners Engaging Partners Collaborative. This professional, peer networking collaborative is a great opportunity for Virginia professionals working in the field of family engagement. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate and increase their awareness of the different community resources and services that support families throughout the Commonwealth. Best practices in family engagement will be highlighted as...
Date(s): 12/9/2022 10:00 AM - 12/9/2022 11:00 AM
Description: Turning 18 is a big deal. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia and can make legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions in their life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be an issue. Others may need support. This workshop will share basic information about things that need to be considered as your loved one turns 18.
Date(s): 12/13/2022 2:00 PM - 12/13/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Webinar Registration: Specially Designed Instruction - Everyone has heard the statement “it’s not rocket science”, relative to making something happen. When we talk about specially designed instruction (SDI), the statement does not apply. Specially designed instruction that results in improved student performance requires the analytical skills of a detective, the research skills of a scientist, , and the planning and monitoring skills of a project manager. So, how do we...
Date(s): 12/13/2022 6:00 PM - 12/13/2022 8:00 PM, 12/14/2022 6:00 PM - 12/14/2022 8:00 PM
Description: THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR VIRGINIA PARENTS, GUARDIANS, FAMILY MEMBERS OF YOUTH WITH DISABILITES. IT IS ALSO OPEN FOR EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are often not included in discussions around sexual health and wellness. In fact, many people don't view individuals with IDD as sexual beings. We are all sexual beings. It is critical for youth with disabilities to develop self-care skills, cultivate social skills, gain an...
Date(s): 12/13/2022 7:00 PM - 12/13/2022 8:00 PM
Description: In this presentation, attendees will become familiar with the ABCs of Behavior, strategies to address unwanted behavior, and gain a basic understanding of functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs). Hosted by PEATC in collaboration with Porto Charities, Inc.
Date(s): 12/14/2022 9:00 AM - 12/14/2022 10:30 AM
Description: Help your students find their path and discover their passion  Presented by: Tricia Morgan: GMU TTAC Coordinator Learning Intentions: This overview session will show you how to navigate Pathful Explore while highlighting the many features and tools available to you. This will include a best-practices showcase demonstrating how Pathful Explore's tools work off of each other to guide your users through a comprehensive career readiness journey. We will also explore the...
Date(s): 12/14/2022 2:00 PM - 12/14/2022 3:00 PM
Description: The development of effective reading skills plays a foundational role in the future academic success of our students. In U.S. schools, only one-third of third-grade students have the skills they need to confidently navigate their coursework in math, science, and social studies from fourth grade on. There is a gap that needs to be filled—teachers need right-sized education and resources to support students who are struggling with reading to learn; educators need implementation strategies...
Date(s): 1/9/2023 - 1/29/2023
Description: Register for IEP University (IEPU) - 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...
Date(s): 1/10/2023 2:00 PM - 1/10/2023 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Behavior: Matching Strategies to Functions and Providing Feedback - In BEHAVIOR WEBINAR 2, participants learned how to identify the functions of behavior through the ABC process. Now it’s time to learn how to match specific strategies to functions while progress monitoring through a feedback cycle of engagement directly with students. This session will engage participants in an interactive manner as they learn how to match and implement strategies and utilize tools to target...
Date(s): 1/10/2023 3:30 PM - 1/10/2023
Description: While standards-based instruction is our focus in the classroom, our learners are more likely to access the curriculum when they are “invested,” “independent” and “initiating” with their peers and teachers.  This webcast will begin with a review of the neuroscience of learning and shift toward a practical discussion of why we need to measure and enhance learner engagement. Presenter Bio: Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP is the Director of Communication...
Date(s): 1/16/2023 - 3/27/2023
Description: Course Information and Registration - 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...
Date(s): 1/18/2023 7:00 PM - 1/18/2023 8:30 PM, 2/8/2023 7:00 PM - 2/8/2023 8:30 PM, 3/1/2023 7:00 PM - 3/1/2023 8:30 PM
Description: Join Formed Families Forward's Kelly Henderson, PhD, and Beth Spivack, MSW, for a collaborative book study designed for foster, adoptive and kinship families and the professionals who work with them to learn together. The book selection is What Happened to You by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., PhD and Oprah Winfrey. In this book, Oprah Winfrey and brain development and trauma expert, Dr. Bruce Perry, discuss the impact of trauma and adversity and how healing must begin with a shift to asking "What...
Date(s): 1/24/2023 2:00 PM - 1/24/2023 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Scheduling Services for Students with Disabilities - The foundation of strong inclusive practices is having a system for scheduling services for students with disabilities. Such a system must be student-centered and result in appropriate and effective as well as efficient use of special education staffing resources. Finally, the scheduling process must inform the overall campus master schedule. Check out this webinar for tips and tools which will support such a scheduling...
Date(s): 2/6/2023 - 2/26/2023
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): 2/13/2023 - 4/4/2023
Description: 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. Others may want to plan for that transition but are confused by unfamiliar language, complex steps, and the many agencies that may be involved in adult services. Join us for this FREE 5-session SELF-PACED online...
Date(s): 2/15/2023 12:00 PM - 2/15/2023 1:15 PM
Description: More Information and Registration for Beating Burnout and Boosting Resilience as a People Leader - This webinar will be presented by Jacinta Jiménez, PsyD, BCC, author of The Burnout Fix, a bestselling science-backed resilience toolkit to help professionals succeed and flourish at work and in life. We all know that excessive stress is a health hazard. But do you know how stress affects business performance? Stress impairs strategic thinking and lowers creative abilities. Since burnout...
Date(s): 3/1/2023 - 3/4/2023
Description: Each year at the CEC Convention & Expo, thousands of special education professionals from around the world come together to learn, share, grow, and connect. With hundreds of sessions on just about every topic in the field, the CEC Convention & Expo is THE professional development event for special educators to find research, tips, and strategies you can actually apply to supporting students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
Date(s): 6/5/2023 - 8/4/2023
Description: 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. Others may want to plan for that transition but are confused by unfamiliar language, complex steps, and the many agencies that may be involved in adult services. Join us for this FREE 5-session SELF-PACED online...