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Date(s): 9/6/2016 12:00 PM - 9/6/2016 1:00 PM, 10/4/2016 12:00 PM - 10/4/2016 1:00 PM
Description: A few more spaces are available! Transition services assist a toddler with a disability and his or her family to experience a smooth and effective transition from the early intervention program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to early childhood special education services under Part B. If you have questions about transition requirements, want to increase your confidence in implementing those requirements, or want ideas for collaborating locally to build more...
Date(s): 9/28/2016 9:00 AM - 9/28/2016 3:30 PM
Description: This highly interactive workshop will provide attendees with the tools, techniques, and mindset to successfully implement project-based learning (PBL) in any content area.  We will begin with a discussion of the features and benefits of PBL, as well as a consideration of some of the common challenges implementing PBL can present. Then, we will work through the various phases of preparing for a PBL lesson though guided discussions and collaboration within small groups.  Groups will...
Date(s): 9/28/2016 4:00 PM - 9/28/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Presenter: Johnett Scogin has worked in the field of Deaf Education for many years as a teacher and reading specialist.   She is currently working at the Texas School for the Deaf as Supervisor of Curriculum.   No prerequisites for this webinar: This webinar follows the Spring, 2016 webinar in which Dr. Daniel Koo of Gallaudet University presented his research on working memory of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Attendance at Dr. Koo’s webinar is not a...
Date(s): 9/29/2016 9:00 AM - 9/29/2016 3:30 PM
Description: This workshop will prepare teachers, librarians and administrators to meet the challenge of incorporating “Making” into their curriculum in order to encourage creativity and independent thinking in their students. The conference will address commonly asked questions such as:  What is “Making”?, Why is this important?, How can you create spaces that lend themselves to making?, How do you infuse this into daily instruction?, What are options for low-tech making and...
Date(s): 9/29/2016 9:00 AM - 9/29/2016 3:00 PM
Description: TTAC William and Mary invites you and a team to attend a professional development on Specially Designed Instruction in Co-Teaching. This session will focus on the use of data to inform specialized instructional practices. This event is described below and will be hosted at the W&M School of Education, Professional Development Center in the Dogwood Room. Description This interactive session addresses how co-teachers partner to plan, design, and deliver instruction that meets the needs of...
Date(s): 9/29/2016 11:00 AM - 9/30/2016 1:30 PM
Description: The 5th Annual VACMS Conference (Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists) begins Thursday, September 29, 2015  with check-in, lunch and networking at 11:00 AM. The conference kick-off keynote from Michael Bolling, Director of Mathematics, Virginia Department of Education, begins at 12:00 PM.  After lunch, Michael Bolling, Debbie Delozier, and Tina Mazzacane, VDOE Mathematics Office, will provide sessions highlighting revised 2016 mathematics...
Date(s): 9/30/2016 8:30 AM - 9/30/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Please join us for a forum designed to share the wisdom of teacher leader and administrative teams who support students with disabilities in Regions 6 & 7. Areas of focus will include literacy, math, assistive technology, inclusive practices for students with complex disabilities, challenging behavior, social-emotional development, parent partnerships, and many more.  This will be an excellent opportunity to collaborate and learn from one another.   Registration:  Look for...
Date(s): 10/3/2016 6:30 PM - 10/3/2016 8:00 PM
Description: Understanding key strategies for collaboration can make or break transition planning. This training will help parents and students understand and recognize 7 junctures or principles of transition services for all postsecondary activities as identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Both youth and their parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend this interactive session. Rhonda will help us create executable transition plans that reflect meaningful...
Date(s): 10/5/2016 12:00 PM - 10/5/2016 12:30 PM
Description: Now that you know what AIM-VA is and how to order materials for your eligible students, you may want to know…  What else is there? Join us as we dive deeper into the AIM-VA Portal to explore useful features to know after you have ordered. Tune in to learn about transferring orders, retaining large print materials, how to ship to AIM-VA and many more features to help you master the whole AIM-VA experience for your students!
Date(s): 10/5/2016 12:30 PM - 10/5/2016 2:30 PM, 1/18/2017 12:30 PM - 1/18/2017 2:30 PM
Description: George Mason University researchers are currently recruiting parents of children with autism for a new stress relief training course. The new course will meet for eight consecutive Wednesdays between October 5, 2016 and January 18, 2017. Classes will meet in Springfield, VA. Who: A parent or primary caregiver of a child under the age of 21 diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The participant cannot be an experienced meditator and must be able to...
Date(s): 10/7/2016 9:00 AM - 10/7/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Please join us on October 7th for the 6th annual Building Bridges Institute: a Diversity Unconference focused on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.Unconferences are participant driven; providing opportunities for informal exchanges of information, peer to peer learning, collaboration, and creativity.This one day institute features:     Inclusive Communities     Building Bridges with Law Enforcement     Trauma Informed...
Date(s): 10/8/2016 9:30 AM - 10/8/2016 2:30 PM
Description: Who? For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf or hard of hearing from any school in Virginia. Students are welcome to bring 1 sibling in the same age group. What? A day of science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who are also deaf/hh. Special features: Science Educator, Brita Hampton of Jefferson Lab; Arva Priola of Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will share info about the Technical Assistance Program (TAP – alerting...
Date(s): 10/13/2016 12:00 PM - 10/13/2016 12:30 PM
Description: All PDFs are not created equal! What about AIM-VA’s PDF: Accessible? …  PDF: Fully Accessible? How about those PDFs that you scan yourself? During this webinar, we will look at the way in which four different PDFs are structured.  We will compare various accessibility features and explore how each might be used by students with different reading needs. 
Date(s): 10/14/2016 9:00 AM - 10/14/2016 12:30 PM
Description: The U.S. Department of Education is celebrating the first anniversary of ParentCamp with a focus on improving literacy outcomes for all students. This ParentCamp offers an opportunity to share experiences, opinions, hopes and ideas that will improve the education and well-being of all children and their families. Registration AND Confirmation required to attend PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space, registration is not a guarantee of admittance. A confirmation letter will be sent to let you know...
Date(s): 10/18/2016 4:30 PM - 10/18/2016 6:30 PM, 10/19/2016 8:00 AM - 10/19/2016 6:45 PM, 10/20/2016 8:00 AM - 10/20/2016 4:00 PM
Description: On October 18-20, 2016, the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) will bring together a passionate group of dedicated individuals who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with special needs and their families. Leading experts will gather from all over the world to unite with other participants and attendees who are intimately invested in early intervention, early childhood special education, and related disciplines. This year's conference theme, A Winning Trifecta: Knowledge,...
Date(s): 10/19/2016 12:00 PM - 10/19/2016 12:30 PM
Description: Back by popular demand…. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a scientific framework that reduces barriers and provides flexibility so that all students can reach the high expectations we set for them. For those using accessible instructional materials or that are interested in accessibility, UDL is the foundation in which we build the "Who, what, where, why, and how".  This webinar is one you won't want to miss!
Date(s): 10/20/2016
Description: Presenters: Dr. Lisa A. Harris, Specialist for Foreign Languages at the Virginia Department of Education, and Dr. Teresa S. Lee, Educational specialist for the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in the Office of Special Education Instructional Services. The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia world language educators as possible. The FLTWS is partnered...
Date(s): 10/21/2016 8:30 AM - 10/21/2016 2:30 PM
Description: Have you or someone you cared about-experienced mental health and/or substance use challenges? Do you want to learn more about recovery and achieving your dreams? Explore how to: Stay healthy and feel good about yourself Build and grow good relationships Learn how to acheive your hops and dreams - and have fun! Featured Speaker: Lea Ida Harris, CEO, Shifa Consulting, Inc. Consultant and Trainer, SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC)
Date(s): 11/3/2016 10:00 AM - 11/3/2016 2:00 PM
Description: What is Parent Camp? ParentCamp provides opportunities for parents, teachers, administrators and community representatives to come together to share personal expertise, cultural perspectives, strategies to benefit student achievement, and best practices for family engagement. Why should I attend? We hope you will serve as an ambassador and share our ParentCamp experience with others. This may include replicating the ParentCamp model in your own community, sharing new information with your peers,...
Date(s): 11/5/2016 8:00 AM - 11/5/2016 1:15 PM
Description: The Theme is "Equity & Access" and the speaker will be from LearnZillion.  Conference Format: The conference will consist of a key note and three sessions. Participants may choose to attend the breakout sessions as applicable/relevant. Registration: Pre-registration is highly encouraged and must be received by October 21, 2016. Refunds will not be available after this date. Continental breakfast will be served to all pre-registrants. On-site registrants are welcome at 7:45 a.m. on...
Date(s): 11/9/2016 9:30 AM - 11/9/2016 7:00 PM, 11/10/2016 8:30 AM - 11/10/2016 2:00 PM
Description: This event is by invitation only Adjusting and customizing instruction to meet the needs of individual students is essential for the development of self-determination skills. This two-day Statewide training will demonstrate use of Universal Design for Learning to take self-determination skills from theory to practice. Sessions will focus on providing multiple means of presenting information, differentiating methods in which students express understanding, and stimulating motivation for...
Date(s): 11/9/2016 3:00 PM - 11/9/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Students with autism spectrum disorders face many challenges as they embark on their transition paths to employment. Educators, parents and families and other practitioners as well as students may have many questions about the transition process to employment. This webcast will provide tips from experts in Ohio, Drs. Shawn Henry and Chris Filler, regarding the secondary transition process, focusing on youth with ASD. Tips for families as their children and youth with ASD make the transition...
Date(s): 11/10/2016 8:30 AM - 11/10/2016 3:00 PM
Description: We know technology can be a powerful tool and in some instances, the only way our students reach their potential. Why then are these tools still used so infrequently in our classrooms? It seems curriculum integration remains a nebulous term, with even good teachers being unable to identify access opportunities within a given lesson. During this workshop, participants will learn to identify access opportunities by examining common curriculum objectives, identify strategies to increase student...
Date(s): 11/10/2016 6:00 PM - 11/10/2016 8:00 PM
Description: This workshop is about the importance of healthy lifestyle, nutrition and how to raise healthier children and healthier families. Research shows that to effectively impact the health of a child, change needs to begin at home with parents and caregivers. Our workshop focuses on how nutrition and lifestyle can effect a child’s cognitive development, behavior, and overall health. A child’s health begins with the parents. In this modern day we all have busy lifestyles and often not...
Date(s): 11/16/2016 3:00 PM - 11/16/2016 4:00 PM
Description: The purpose of this webcast is to provide insights from a young adult who lives with autism spectrum disorders. Justin will share his experiences and suggestions to navigate a community college setting. He will describe how he identified supports on campus, learned time management skills and how to meet his sensory needs in this new environment. Justin will describe how he accessed and used accommodations in a postsecondary setting as well as provide tips for students, families, educators and...
Date(s): 12/8/2016
Description: Presenter: Karen Heist, recipient of the David Cox FLAVA K-12 Excellence in Teaching award 2015, National Board Certified Spanish Teacher and Department Leader at Woodside High School, Newport News. The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia world language educators as possible. The FLTWS is partnered with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA)...
Date(s): 2/23/2017
Description: Presenter: Michaela Claudia-Nix, Program Specialist for World Languages and Work Force Development, Georgia Department of Education The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia world language educators as possible. The FLTWS is partnered with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) through its Professional Development Network (PDN). As is always the...
Date(s): 3/23/2017 8:30 AM - 3/23/2017 3:00 PM
Description: When we look at making the iPad accessible for students with significant disabilities, we often find motoric challenges impact potential success. In order to overcome this barrier, we often turn to switches as a tool to support access. However, in order for our kids to be successful, we need to understand a few foundational concepts related to Apple’s switch control settings, scanning options, as well as the different types of switches and interface devices, iPad cases, and mounting...
Date(s): 5/4/2017
Description: Presenter: Janet Parker, the College of William and Mary, Foreign Language Supervisor to undergraduate and graduate students in the world language cohort. The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia world language educators as possible. The FLTWS is partnered with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) through its Professional Development Network...
Date(s): 5/4/2017 8:30 AM - 5/4/2017 3:00 PM
Description: For many years, switch access has been the only option for many of our students with motoric challenges. Even once eye gaze technology became available, it was either too unreliable, challenging, or cost-prohibitive for school districts or our students’ families. Recently, new, more affordable technology has emerged that is more accurate, forgiving, and customizable in terms of providing access to computer based activities and communication opportunities. During our time together,...
Date(s): 6/14/2017 12:00 PM - 6/16/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The Youth and Parent Summit is a two-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities. During the Summit, participants work in groups facilitated by I'm Determined Youth Leaders to discover how the core components of self-determination can be applied to their lives. Summit...
Date(s): 6/19/2017 8:30 AM - 6/19/2017 4:00 PM, 6/20/2017 8:30 AM - 6/20/2017 4:00 PM, 6/21/2017 8:30 AM - 6/21/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Hold the date for the 12th Annual Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) Institute. More information and registration to follow in Spring 2017.