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Date(s): 4/28/2017 8:00 AM - 4/28/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Formed Families Forward and the ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia are pleased to host Dr. Bruce Thyer, Professor of Social Work at Florida State University and author of Science and Pseudoscience in Social Work Practice, for a half-day workshop. Dr. Thyer will provide insight into some of the most common and most controversial interventions for working with children, youth and families. Dr. Thyer will cover science and pseudoscience in: Clinical assessment Treating children and...
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: 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: 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: This one credit hour course is designed for classroom teachers to acquaint them with the current research-based definition of dyslexia, its occurrence in classrooms, and the teaching needed to support reading development in all young readers including those who may exhibit the symptoms of dyslexia.
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): 3/24/2017 - 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): 4/20/2017 - 5/19/2017
Description: Strategies for Improving Auditory Memory of children with hearing loss provides practical applications for improving a student’s fundamental auditory memory skills.  It covers strategies for improvement, structured activities, everyday practice, and data collection to demonstrate progress and guide selection of goals.  Target Audience: Educators (including teachers, related service providers, instructional assistants, and administrators) who work with children who are deaf or...
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 12:00 PM - 4/26/2017 1:00 PM, 4/26/2017 3:00 PM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Presenters: Linda Oggel, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech and Language Pathologist and Mona Pruett, M.S., OT/L, Program Specialist, Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center at VCU When voice output devices are initially introduced, the selection of vocabulary is essential. Limited “real estate” on low-tech communication devices (4, 8, 12 cells) makes vocabulary choice a fundamental and critical goal. Vocabulary selections on dynamic AAC devices are...
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): 4/27/2017 7:00 PM - 4/27/2017 9:00 PM
Description: The J and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team are hosting a workshop,” Special Needs Housing”. This workshop will feature working housing models, structuring housing in your legal instruments, residential ideas, and supports for individuals with disabilities. There will also be a housing-focused resource fair. This workshop is open to all at no-cost.
Date(s): 4/29/2017 9:30 AM - 4/29/2017 3:30 PM
Description: For many families, Spring Break is almost here! Before the fun begins, make sure you register for our 4th annual Spring Forward Family Fun Day. Especially for foster, adoptive and kinship families, the event is a great day for kids, parents and caregivers alike. Children spend the morning in supervised gym and art activities while adults hear author and Florida State University professor Dr. Bruce Thyer's keynote presentation "What Really Works and What Doesn't for Tough Kids". Breakout sessions...
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): 5/2/2017 11:00 AM - 5/2/2017 12:00 PM
Description: How do you homeschool a child with special needs? Kathy Kuhl discusses how to customize curriculum, schedule, and plans for your child's unique strengths, weaknesses, and interests. She shows you how to find materials and get support, and how to decide whether students need special testing to identify learning problems. She explains how to help your child develop social skills. Learn about resources to help you and mistakes to avoid. Kathy Kuhl shares tools and strategies that can help you,...
Date(s): 5/2/2017 12:00 PM - 5/2/2017 1:00 PM, 5/2/2017 3:00 PM - 5/2/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Presenter: Beth Poss, M.S., SLP, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland This session, targeted at early childhood educators, examines the current research on the use of technology for children birth to 8 years, and will discuss the implications of technology as an early learning tool for young children with disabilities. Explore developmentally appropriate apps and other technology resources that support the growth of language, play, literacy and early math skills and identify what a...
Date(s): 5/2/2017 12:00 PM - 5/2/2017 1:00 PM
Description: This training will focus on ways to prevent challenging behavior in the home setting. We will define challenging behavior and social-emotional competence, and we will discuss why young children demonstrate challenging behaviors. Four parenting practices for preventing challenging behaviors will be outlined, and resources will be shared regarding what families and providers can do when challenging behaviors begin or when they continue to occur. Meet the Presenter: Jackie is a Senior Instructor at...
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): 5/9/2017 11:00 AM - 5/9/2017 12:00 PM
Description: The presentation will review evidence-based approaches to post-secondary transition for students living with social, communication, and learning challenges. Aaron Rakow, Chief Executive Officer. Aaron is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of College Steps. He has devoted his career to improving educational accessibility for students living with disabilities across a variety of categories. In addition to his role at College Steps, Aaron is also an Assistant Professor within the...
Date(s): 5/10/2017 7:00 PM - 5/10/2017 8:30 PM
Description: This workshop is designed to provide participants with information regarding the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) state complaint resolution procedures. Discussion will focus on collaboratively resolving disputes between parents and their school division on matters related to the special education process and how to determine what constitutes a dispute needing a more formal intervention. During the workshop, participants will be guided through the state complaint resolution process and...
Date(s): 5/15/2017 11:00 AM - 5/15/2017 12:00 PM
Description: Topics to be covered will include:Helping your child to get organized and manage timeSpecific strategies to be used for children with different homework issuesWays in which parents can help their children to be successful.This program will also be hosted live in the PEATC Springfield office, for those who would like to attend in person please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peatc-parent-coffee-and-presentation-with-remote-webinar-viewing-tickets-31717825871Tracy Lee is currently the...
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): 5/23/2017 11:00 AM - 5/23/2017 12:00 PM
Description: This webinar will present an overview of childhood trauma and how traumatic experiences can impact the learning and behavior of children and youth with special needs. We will explore how parents and caregivers can not only support their own children and youth, but also encourage schools and other agencies to adopt trauma-sensitive practices.Kelly Henderson, Ph.D., Executive Director of Formed Families ForwardA special educator by profession, Kelly is a former public school teacher of students...
Date(s): 6/1/2017
Description: Waitlist Registration is now open! You are formally invited to participate in a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) co-sponsored FREE symposium for families and special education advocates in Virginia. The symposium will begin with on-site check-in on June 1 at 8:00 am. You MUST receive a confirmation from PEATC office to attend this event You must commit to participating in the entire symposium Contact PEATC at 800-869-6782 or...
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): 6/15/2017 9:00 AM - 6/15/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Speaker:  Professor Julian (Joe) Elliott, Durham University, UK Professor Elliott is Principal of Collingwood College and Professor of Educational Psychology at Durham University, UK.  His review of dyslexia/reading disability (with Elena Grigorenko) across the fields of genetics, neuroscience, psychology, education and social policy, The Dyslexia Debate (2014), was the product of 40 years’ experience as a teacher in special and mainstream schools, an educational (school)...
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: 12th Annual Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) Institute. Three-day event. Cost $75.00. See links for full schedule and registration link.
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 - 6/30/2017
Description: The K-5 Academy {Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5} will focus on the content areas of Math and Reading in a “make & take” format.  In addition to improving content knowledge in these specific areas, the goal of this academy will be to offer participants meaningful and engaging sessions, with opportunities to make differentiated activities to take directly back into their classrooms in the fall. The 2017 Content Teaching Academy sessions begin at 8:30 Monday, June 25 and conclude...
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...