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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 information...
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): 9/19/2018 9:00 AM - 9/19/2018 12:00 PM, 9/19/2018 1:00 PM - 9/19/2018 4:00 PM, 9/26/2018 9:00 AM - 9/26/2018 12:00 PM, 9/26/2018 1:00 PM - 9/26/2018 4:00 PM
Description: The re-enrollment training is designed for anyone who is involved in the re-enrollment of students who leave the juvenile justice system and re-enroll into the public school system.  This could include special education directors, special education supervisors, guidance specialists, or other school personnel as deemed appropriate by the local school divisions.  A review of the re-enrollment regulations will be the primary focus of the training.  These regulations represent the...
Date(s): 9/22/2018 9:15 AM - 9/22/2018 2:00 PM
Description: All parents care about their child’s education… they’re just not always sure what role they play in ensuring a great educational experience. ParentCamp is a time for parents, teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders to come together on an even playing field and hold face-to-face conversations about what is best for kids. It’s called an unconference because the event relies upon the expertise and perspective of the entire room, not just the presenter like the...
Date(s): 9/26/2018 7:30 AM - 9/26/2018 4:30 PM, 10/2/2018 7:30 AM - 10/2/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Conference provides an opportunity for school leaders, school hearing officers, and student support personnel to learn from other Virginia practitioners’ efforts to reduce suspensions/expulsions and improve school climate. The conference will be held in two locations: Williamsburg on September 26, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton (50 Kingsmill, Road, Williamsburg, Virginia); and Abingdon on October 2, 2018, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (One Partnership Circle,...
Date(s): 9/26/2018 9:00 AM - 9/26/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Learn how to use project-based learning as a catalyst to create engagement and achievement in your classroom. Project-Based Learning is not “one more thing” to add to your already jam-packed instructional time. Rather, it is a catalyst to create more engagement and achievement in what we are already doing well in the classroom! We will navigate through ALL the elements of PBL during our time together giving you several protocols, ideas, and approaches to use in the...
Date(s): 9/26/2018 9:00 AM - 9/26/2018 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): 10/4/2018 8:00 AM - 10/6/2018 5:00 PM
Description: Receive cutting-edge training from leaders in the field of trauma and attachment,  specifically designed for: ⋅ Educators ⋅ Parents & Caregivers ⋅ Intermediate & Advanced Therapeutic Training ⋅ Child Welfare & Social Service Professionals ⋅ Sensory Approaches & Occupational Therapists ⋅ Speech & Language Pathologists Keynote Speakers: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Robert S. Marvin, Ph.D., Michael Trout, M.A.
Date(s): 10/4/2018 8:30 AM - 10/4/2018 5:00 PM, 10/5/2018 8:30 AM - 10/5/2018 5:00 PM, 10/15/2018 8:30 AM - 10/15/2018 5:00 PM, 10/16/2018 8:30 AM - 10/16/2018 5:00 PM, 10/17/2018 8:30 AM - 10/17/2018 5:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce K-12 Mathematics Institutes to be held in October 2018 at five sites across the Commonwealth. These Institutes will utilize a train-the-trainer model to: provide professional development grounded in the implementation of the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning; strengthen the teaching and learning of mathematics through facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse; and support equitable mathematics learning...
Date(s): 10/4/2018 9:00 AM - 10/4/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Welcome to the gamified classroom- an immersive experience for ANY grade level or content area that transforms your classroom into a hive of student exploration, curiosity, and wonder, where meaningful discoveries are driven by learners who genuinely look forward to doing more work. Shift student motivation from grade chasing to genuine curiosity. You’ll learn to use “gamification” techniques to enrich student experience and create lasting memories that make learning engaging,...
Date(s): 10/5/2018 8:00 AM - 10/5/2018 4:45 PM
Description: Empowering Teachers through Coaching Author and mathematics education expert JENNIFER BAY-WILLIAMS, University of Louisville, will deliver the Keynote Speech and facilitate sessions at the conference. The conference will be compacted to one day. Coming soon: Call for Presenters and Conference Registration
Date(s): 10/5/2018 1:00 PM - 10/5/2018 4:30 PM, 10/6/2018 8:30 PM - 10/6/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Presenters: Theresa Johnson, Dawn Kidd and Michelle Halversen, Texas School for the Deaf (trained trainers of the DeafTEC Project, National Technical Institute for the Deaf) Strategies and resources presented in this training have been specifically developed for use with learners who are deaf and hard-of-hearing to: assist educators in promoting their students' English language acquisition and literacy development; encourage English-across-the-curriculum initiatives; and provide teachers of...
Date(s): 10/8/2018 - 10/11/2018
Description: In today’s evolving world, leveraging Head Start’s history of bipartisan support is of paramount importance. That’s why we’re calling on Head Start leaders from across the country to join us in Washington to work together in building on Head Start’s long history of success. This October, join hundreds of your colleagues for a week-long deep dive into the policy and advocacy issues that will impact Head Start over the next year—and beyond.
Date(s): 10/10/2018 9:30 AM - 10/10/2018 3:30 PM
Description:  The International Center for Autism Research and Education, ICare4Autism, has brought global awareness and initiated training programs around the globe. On October 10, ICare4Autism will present an Apprentice Training Program for high school students with special abilities nationwide. This is a unique opportunity to connect with a diverse nationwide community of professionals that care about the future of individuals with special abilities in the United States workforce. REGISTER TODAY for...
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
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 9:00 AM - 10/24/2018 3:00 PM, 10/25/2018 9:00 AM - 10/25/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Join Ron Nash to learn techniques that will help you rediscover your love of teaching while helping students gain the social and collaborative skills that are essential to working, communicating, and living in school and beyond. This highly interactive and fast-paced session is applicable across content areas and grade levels from third grade through high school. Registration includes a copy of Ron’s new book, And What About You?, which contains additional practical strategies...
Date(s): 11/3/2018 8:00 AM - 11/3/2018 3:00 PM
Description: This day of learning was designed for school administrators and family engagement professionals who desire to add to their tool kit of strategies to build stronger connections with parents and guardians in their school. This event will provide a setting for school administrators and family engagement professionals from districts throughout the region to network, discuss best practices and discover strategies that will enhance family and community engagement. Limited spaces available....
Date(s): 11/14/2018 - 11/17/2018
Description: The NAEYC Annual Conference is the largest early childhood education conference in the world. Each year, tens of thousands of teachers, program administrators, students, and researchers choose from hundreds of presentations and exhibits to explore the latest trends and research in the early childhood field. Early Bird registration has been extended through Friday, Sept. 14th.
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): 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): 12/10/2018
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): 12/17/2018 - 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): 3/14/2019 - 3/16/2019
Description: The conference will be held in Roanoke, VA.
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): 4/30/2019 - 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 (CCSS) is a collaborative effort between many state agencies and early childhood programs in Virginia. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for young children, both with and without disabilities.