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Date(s): 7/19/2017 - 7/21/2017
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.   Who Should Attend? Early Intervention Providers, Early Childhood Educators, Related Service Providers, Early Childhood Special Educators, Childcare Providers,...
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: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four online short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Those who register before the given deadline will be sent a code that will allow access for one month (March 20-April 19, 2017) to take that course at their convenience, 24/7. At the end...
Description: The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), authored by Dr. Elena Soukakou, is a structured observation rating scale designed to assess the quality of classroom practices that support the developmental needs of children 2½ - 5 years of age with disabilities in early childhood settings. Ratings on the ICP items indicate the extent to which program staff intentionally adapt the classroom’s environment, activities, and instructional support in ways that encourage children’s active...
Description: We are looking for programs interested in participating in Northern Virginia’s 2016-2017 Early Care and Education (ECE) Learning Collaboratives project.  This exciting project brings together directors, educators, and care providers to learn about and discuss the most effective ways early care and education settings can prevent childhood obesity.  Programs selected to participate will send a leadership team to five learning sessions, every 6-8 weeks.  Leadership teams will...
Date(s): 3/20/2017 - 5/1/2017
Description: This course will include the process of conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment, developing and implementing a Behavior Intervention Plan, and strategies for intervening when interfering behavior occurs. Students with ASD often present behaviors that interfere with learning in the educational setting. It is necessary to understand how and why interfering behaviors develop and to have knowledge of evidence based interventions designed to support positive behavior change. This course is...
Date(s): 3/21/2017 8:30 AM - 3/21/2017 3:30 PM, 3/22/2017 8:30 PM - 3/22/2017 3:30 PM, 4/4/2017 8:30 PM - 4/4/2017 3:30 PM, 4/5/2017 8:30 PM - 4/5/2017 3:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce K-12 Mathematics Institutes to be held in March and April 2017 at four sites across the Commonwealth. These Institutes will utilize a train-the-trainer model to provide professional development focused on instruction that supports implementation of the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL).  The sessions will be framed by the five process goals for students becoming mathematical problem solvers, communicating...
Date(s): 3/24/2017 - 3/25/2017, 8/25/2017 - 8/26/2017
Description: Padres interesados en el desarrollo de liderazgo, comunicación, relaciones y habilidades para mejorar la vida y apoyos para su hijo, así como otras familias en su área. March 24-25: Northern Virginia Area August 25-26: Richmond Area PEATC’s Training Events are a great opportunity for Virginia Parents, Professionals, and Community Partners to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together.  These Training Events are FREE, but more importantly, they give participants...
Date(s): 3/28/2017 7:30 AM - 3/28/2017 4:00 PM, 3/30/2017 7:30 AM - 3/30/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in conjunction with the Virginia Student Support and Conduct Committee (VSSCC) is providing Reframing Discipline:  A Practitioner’s Conference on March 28, 2017, in Roanoke, Virginia and March 30, 2017, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  The conference offers an opportunity for school leaders and student support personnel to learn from other practitioners’ efforts to reduce suspensions/expulsions and improve school climate. The...
Date(s): 4/1/2017 8:00 AM - 4/1/2017 5:00 PM
Description: Dynamic Learning Strategies: Getting Everyone Engaged! Keynote Speaker – Chad Triolet Chad has been working for Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) for 22 years. He was an elementary physical education teacher for 18 years at Deep Creek Elementary. He also coordinated the Safe Routes to School Grant for CPS for 3 years. Chad is currently serving as an Assistant Principal at Sparrow Road Intermediate, a Title I school in Chesapeake. As an educator, he believes in promoting an instruction that...
Date(s): 4/1/2017 9:00 AM - 4/1/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Math & Literacy: School-Based Instructional Leadership Explore math and/or literacy coaching strategies in subject-specific sessions Discover integrated strategies for math and literacy coaching Network with colleagues and experts REGISTRATION FEE $25 PER PARTICIPANT (PARKING, COFFEE, LUNCH) SPECIAL HOTEL RATES AVAILABLE
Date(s): 4/4/2017 12:00 PM - 4/4/2017 1:00 PM
Description: DESCRIPTION: We heard you loud and clear! Based on participant feedback about the webinar on this topic in February, we have planned a second web discussion to address specific, real-world challenges with providing EI in child care centers. Join us for Part 2 of our discussion, when we will dig deeper and discuss several challenging scenarios with a panel of experienced service providers, including an occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and developmental services provider. The...
Date(s): 4/5/2017 2:00 PM - 4/5/2017 3:30 PM
Description: In this presentation we will explore how biases and microaggressions delivered intentionally or unintentionally can cause a rift in teacher-family partnership and staff relationships. Using real life examples, we will examine different types of microaggressions, their potential messages and impacts on the recipients. We will also offer suggestions for addressing microaggressions in schools, and practical strategies for more effective and respectful communication. In this...
Date(s): 4/7/2017 1:00 PM - 4/8/2017 4:45 PM
Description: The Keynot Presenters are Dr. Nicholas Weatherly, BCBA-D, and Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, BCBS-D. The Conference is only open to members.  In order to reserve your spot, you must first become a member for the 2017 year. To register for the Conference, click here.  The prices before March 8, 2017 are Students – $30 and Full/Associate/Affiliate – $85.  March 8 and later: Students – $40 and Full/Associate/Affiliate – $100.  Workshop is $50 and limited to...
Date(s): 4/11/2017 11:30 AM - 4/12/2017 7:00 PM
Description: Registration for this event is closed. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), this symposium is for those involved in special education advocacy in Virginia, including parents.
Date(s): 4/11/2017 3:30 PM - 4/11/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Talking about sensory characteristics of students has gotten very popular in recent years.  In this session we will explore the key features of sensory patterns; then we will discuss how you might notice behaviors that indicate students’ and teachers’ preferences in a classroom culture. We will also discover the sensory characteristics of classrooms and activities to begin to appreciate the importance of matching strategies with sensory patterns within the school routines for...
Date(s): 4/19/2017 8:30 AM - 4/20/2017 3:00 PM
Description: This FREE two day workshop is open to all service members and their spouses. This workshop will include vital information from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) on IEP’s and the regulations that govern Virginia’s schools, effective mediation and communication. PEATC will be presenting on Measurable IEP Goals and communication/collaboration. These segments are meant to be interactive so we ask that you please bring a copy of your IEP so we can use your goals as...
Date(s): 4/19/2017 4:00 PM - 4/19/2017 5:00 PM
Description: In this webinar, Martha French shares information about a widely used classroom assessment of communicative competency for children with hearing loss, the Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels). Dr. French will share information about the theory and origins of this assessment, how the assessment is implemented, and how student goals are established based on results.   (Watch for Part II, Following Assessment to Plan Language/Literacy Instruction, Dr. Martha French.)...
Date(s): 4/20/2017 4:00 PM - 4/20/2017 7:00 PM
Description: REGISTER NOW for Children Together's Spring Conference, Neurodevelopmental Science & Social-Emotional Development:Building Relationships at Home and in the Classroom with Dr. Beth Tuckwiller.  Focusing on birth to age 5, Dr. Tuckwiller will provide practical advice to optimize aspects of early social-emotional development, a critical foundation for healthy development. The session will focus on innovative ways in which to develop, implement, and sustain positive...
Date(s): 4/22/2017 8:30 AM - 4/22/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 4/25/2017 9:00 AM - 4/25/2017 3:30 PM
Description: SEAC BASIC training is open to SEAC chairs, advisors, and members. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other local SEAC members and receive support and guidance on: - SEAC regulations - SEAC roles and responsibilities - Building your local SEAC - Organization tips - How to be an agent of change Please note space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be notified no later than March 22, 2017. You must receive a...
Date(s): 4/25/2017 2:00 PM - 4/25/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Description: As classes become more diverse, negative attitudes towards those who are different persist, and bullying behaviors are on the rise. Self-reflection activities that teachers can use to understand how attitudes are formed will be shared, along with research-based strategies from the Making Friends Program. Together, these foster a sense of belonging for all children. Facilitators: Michaelene M. Ostrosky, Ph. D., Paddy C. Favazza, Ed.D. MICHAELENE M. OSTROSKY, Ph.D., is a Professor of...
Date(s): 4/26/2017 8:15 AM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Leadership in Effective and Developmentally-appropriate Services (LEADS) Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Administrator Spring 2017 Institute.  The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for ECSE programs.  Since each division is different, this may include administrators, coordinators, specialists, lead...
Date(s): 4/26/2017 9:00 AM - 4/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: SEAC ADVANCED training is open to SEAC members who have previously attended PEATC SEAC Basic training. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other local SEAC members and receive support and guidance on: - Reviewing by-laws - Discuss recruitment strategies - Review FOIA guidelines Please note space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be notified no later than March 22, 2017. You must receive a confirmation from the...
Date(s): 4/26/2017 3:00 PM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: How do you create programs for diverse families of children and youth with disabilities focused on increasing involvement in their children's education? How can you help them access and create inclusive opportunities for their children and build their capacity as parent leaders and advocates? Through active audience engagement, participants will gain information and resources from the federally funded parent training and information center and community parent resource centers.  Carmen...
Date(s): 5/1/2017 - 5/31/2017
Description: In response to the need for comprehensive training for individuals working with students with ASD in Virginia as well as House Bill 325 and the Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE) Training Standards for Paraprofessionals Assigned to Work with a Teacher Who Has Primary Oversight of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF) , VCU-ACE has developed online training opportunities for paraprofessionals. The training is provided through the use of online technology. Our online...
Date(s): 5/3/2017
Description: Topics Include:• Update from the Berlin Consensus Conference on Concussion• Therapeutic Modalities• Orthopedic Injury Rehabilitation• Collecting Patient Outcome • and More! Cost: Free! Category A and EBP CEU’s will be awarded to all attending athletic trainers(pending BOC approval)
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): 5/6/2017 8:30 AM - 5/6/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 5/9/2017 8:00 AM - 5/9/2017 5:00 PM, 5/10/2017 8:00 AM - 5/10/2017 5:00 PM, 5/11/2017 7:45 AM - 5/11/2017 12:30 PM
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. Cost - $420 with discounts available for presenters For 16 years, the Institute has drawn people from across the nation and around the world to Chapel Hill: to learn about the latest research findings, models, and resources to guide inclusive policy, professional development and practice; to...
Date(s): 5/16/2017 9:00 AM - 5/16/2017 3:30 PM
Description: SEAC BASIC training is open to SEAC chairs, advisors, and members. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other local SEAC members and receive support and guidance on: - SEAC regulations - SEAC roles and responsibilities - Building your local SEAC - Organization tips - How to be an agent of change Please note space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be notified no later than April 7, 2017. You must receive a...
Date(s): 5/17/2017 9:00 AM - 5/17/2017 3:30 PM
Description: SEAC ADVANCED training is open to SEAC members who have previously attended PEATC SEAC Basic training. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other local SEAC members and receive support and guidance on: - Reviewing by-laws - Discuss recruitment strategies - Review FOIA guidelines Please note space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be notified no later than March 22, 2017. You must receive a confirmation from the...
Date(s): 5/17/2017 1:00 PM - 5/17/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Description: Childhood obesity is a national concern. While recent reports show that rates have begun to decline for preschool age children, special educators need to be particularly attentive to this issue. Data indicates much higher rates of overweight and obesity for children with disabilities, especially those with autism. Early childhood and early childhood special education practitioners report difficulty meeting national recommendations for physical activity and for including children...
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): 6/7/2017 8:00 AM - 6/7/2017 4:00 PM
Description: This EFMP/SLO training opportunity is for the professionals who support military families who have children with special needs. This free training will provide participants with vital information on special education law, resources, and supports specifically for Virginia’s military families. Please note there are two separate dates and locations. Please only register for one date. Space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be...
Date(s): 6/14/2017 - 6/16/2017
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined project, in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, invites applications for sponsorship to the 11th Annual I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. The selected individuals and a parent/guardian will receive...
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.
Date(s): 6/19/2017 9:00 AM - 6/19/2017 3:30 PM
Description: VASCD's Second Annual PreK-Kindergarten conference is themed "Problem Solving vs Punishment". Sessions will address the ways in which classroom environments, instructional design, approaches to solving problems, and other factors influence children's abilities to manage their behaviors and their learning. The area around City Center in Newport News offers a variety of museums, nature trails, and entertainment options. Stay overnight and combine professional learning with fun! Registration is...
Date(s): 6/20/2017, 6/21/2017, 6/22/2017 - 6/22/2017 1:00 PM
Description: Are you a passionate educator who is interested in providing innovative, creative, and meaningful learning opportunities for your students? Join a group of dedicated educators, master teachers, and dynamic leaders for an interactive, two-day workshop exploring strategies for deeper learning to all students. iLab is the first annual conference sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Learning Design, and will be held in conjunction with SURN’s Annual Leadership Conference at William...
Date(s): 6/22/2017 9:00 AM - 6/23/2017 5:00 PM
Description: An exciting opportunity for parents new to the world of Special Education. PEATC's Parent Institute is a great opportunity for Virginia Parents to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together. This event is free, but more importantly, this training opportunity gives participants a chance to engage directly with the presenters who are leaders in their fields. WHO SHOULD APPLY? Parents who are new to the Special Education process interested in taking the next steps towards collaborating as parent...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/27/2017
Description: ASSET-TILT (Augmenting Science and Special Educator Team- Teaching Inquiry Learning Together) is a VA Department of Education-sponsored two-day academy for high school science teacher and co-teacher pairs. Workshop leaders will model strategies for successfully incorporating high level inquiry and engaging hands-on experiments into their classes of diverse learners. In addition, Participants will: (1) enhance their science content knowledge for effective instructional delivery; (2) learn...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/30/2017
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Science and Health Education and the Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in collaboration with James Madison University, are sponsoring this Adapted Physical Education institute (Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) at JMU’s summer 2017 Content Teaching Academy (CTA). Participants of this academy will learn about the unique complexities of working with students with special needs and explore a variety of instructional...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/28/2017
Description: The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM™) Academy provides professional learning in the evidence-based practices, Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines, developed by the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KUCRL). The 2017 SIM Academy is unique in that it is built to respond to the requests of the educators in the schools/divisions that are implementing a multi-tiered system of supports (i.e., Content Literacy Continuum (CLC™) or Virginia...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/30/2017
Description: The K-12 Dual Language Academy (Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-12 Administrators) aims to support new and existing Dual Language programs with in-depth professional development on the pillars of Dual Language instruction: developing bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural students. The format is like a well-integrated conference with multiple expert presenters and time for deep discussions. Topics may include: goals and outcomes of Dual Language programs materials and resources in the...
Date(s): 6/28/2017 - 6/29/2017
Description: This two day academy is designed for mathematics and special educator school teams (Grade Band(s): 6-8, 9-12) working together to enhance student outcomes, especially for students with disabilities, by focusing on improving content understanding, pedagogical strategies, collaboration strategies, and networking within the co-taught classroom.  Sessions will feature evidence-based practices for teaching mathematics to students with learning difficulties, including use of hands-on materials...
Date(s): 7/10/2017 - 7/11/2017
Description: There are many challenges that students encounter as they make the transition from high school to college. During the junior and senior high school years, students must decide to which colleges apply, based on their interests, academic achievements, personal skills, and finances. The transition to college is far more challenging for students with disabilities. These students need to consider the accommodations and services that they can receive from different colleges to more easily...
Date(s): 7/16/2017 11:00 AM - 7/18/2017 5:00 PM
Description: MOVE 2017, a statewide event for rising 9th,10th, and 11th grade African-American males with a disability and their parents. MOVE empowers African-American Males with Disabilities to Overcome Barriers, Become Self-Determined, and to Graduate High School College & Career Ready.  Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day institute. Through utilizing state leadership and...