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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...
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: 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...
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: 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): 7/11/2021 - 10/11/2021
Description: This interactive session incorporates the latest growth mindset research with practical strategies teachers can use in their classrooms to inspire students to engage and overcome unfinished learning. Participants will use VDOE materials to create math unit self-monitoring checklists that enhance students’ self-awareness and determination. High leverage practices that create positive class learning environments will be shared. By the end of this session, teachers will have materials and...
Date(s): 7/11/2021 - 10/11/2021
Description: Participants will learn how to identify essential grade level and prerequisite learning standards to plan for instruction.  Participants will create materials that engage students as partners in the learning process.  By the end of learning session, participants will have resources that establish growth mindset classroom norms, self-monitoring checklists that inspire a growth mindset, and resources to share with families and caregivers. Upon completion and full participation, 10 hours...
Date(s): 9/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
Description: PEATC (Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center) in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to offer SEAC trainings aimed at helping SEAC members understand the role of the local Special Education Advisory Committee in Virginia and to build a more efficient and effective advisory committee. This training will include information on: SEAC in Virginia SPED Regulations SEAC Roles and Responsibilities Building Your Local SEAC Organization Tips for SEACs How to be...
Date(s): 8/16/2021 - 9/20/2021, 10/4/2021 - 10/29/2021, 11/1/2021 - 11/30/2021
Description: VCU Autism Center for Excellence (ACE) offers a wide variety of online training opportunities for professionals, families, individuals with ASD, and the community at large. These comprehensive e-learning opportunities investigate larger topics related to ASD. There are currently two types of online courses: facilitated and self-paced. Facilitated courses have narrated recorded presentations, video examples, quizzes, interactive discussion boards hosted by a course instructor, and can last...
Date(s): 8/30/2021 - 6/1/2022
Description: Learn about High Leverage Practice #14 and a research-based strategy (SRSD) for solving equations in this self-paced 4 hour professional learning session. Participants will engage in professional discourse through discussion boards and other activities. Learn at your own pace, and times convenient for you. Upon completion, 4 hours of professional development hours will be emailed to you.  This self-paced professional learning is available from August 30, 2021 to June 1, 2022.
Date(s): 9/13/2021 - 10/25/2021
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): 9/14/2021 - 9/28/2021
Description: The Department of Student Assessment, Accountability, and ESEA Programs and the Department of Special Education and Student Services will offer virtual training (Module 2 ) for the new Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP). Module 2 will focus on student participation in the new VAAP. The session will include an overview of important test information, including discussions regarding the online and paper presentations of the items, as well as testing conditions and accommodations that will...
Date(s): 9/15/2021 7:00 PM - 9/15/2021
Description: This presentation is intended to provide information as you prepare for the financial future of your loved one with special needs. PSNTs provide a convenient and cost-effective option for families setting up a special needs trust. PSNTs are designed to enrich quality of life and preserve means-tested public benefits.
Date(s): 9/16/2021 3:30 PM - 9/16/2021 4:30 PM, 10/21/2021 3:30 PM - 10/21/2021 4:30 PM, 11/18/2021 3:30 PM - 11/18/2021 4:30 PM, 12/16/2021 3:30 PM - 12/16/2021 4:30 PM
Description: Join us as we explore HLPs that improve student outcomes.  Teachers will learn ways to integrate HLPs into practice.  Time for discussion and sharing ideas are embedded into professional learning sessions, which are organized around specific topics and HLPs.  Consultation and Coaching hours to support teachers’ implementation of HLPs will be available after each session and occur weekly. September 16:  Powerful Learning Environments that Accelerate Growth...
Date(s): 9/16/2021 3:30 PM - 9/16/2021 4:30 PM, 10/21/2021 3:30 PM - 10/21/2021 4:30 PM, 11/18/2021 3:30 PM - 11/18/2021 4:30 PM, 12/16/2021 3:30 PM - 12/16/2021 4:30 PM
Description: Join Meg, Kim, and your peers across the region on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm as we network, share ideas, and learn about new resources in early childhood special education. As part of the series, we will also create and build a digital resource bank.
Date(s): 9/17/2021 - 12/3/2021
Description: The Blue Ridge LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Program is pleased to announce the first in their ongoing Lunch & Learn Virtual Lecture Series focused on topics related to evidence-based, culturally competent, person- and family-centered care for autism and other developmental disabilities. Sessions will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM (times may vary) on Fridays, August 27 through December 3, 2021. Attendees may join virtually from any...
Date(s): 9/20/2021 - 9/24/2021
Description: Join for sessions offering the latest research, evidence based practices, and advice for working with young children with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them. Network with like minded professionals and families to explore our national response in EI/ECSE to issues of inclusion, equity, and social justice as well as virtual learning and other critical issues. Early Bird Registration Now Extended! Register by July 1st, 2021 to automatically receive the...
Date(s): 9/22/2021 12:00 PM - 9/22/2021 1:00 PM
Description: Overview: Join Autism Speaks Advocacy experts for a roundtable discussion on policy updates at the state and federal government levels
Date(s): 9/22/2021 4:00 PM - 9/22/2021 5:30 PM, 9/28/2021 4:00 PM - 9/28/2021 5:30 PM, 10/6/2021 4:00 PM - 10/6/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Join us for a 3-part webinar series offered by the VDOE and the GMU TTAC Literacy team that addresses phonological awareness. Webinar 1:  Essentials of Phonological Awareness and Instruction, 9.22.21 4-5:30 This session provides an understanding of the development of phonological awareness and its subset, phonemic awareness and how they impact learning to read and spell. Participants will walk away with strategies for effective phonological awareness instruction. Webinar...
Date(s): 9/23/2021 11:00 AM - 9/23/2021 12:30 PM
Description: Social–emotional development has often been referred to as the “secret ingredient” for children’s success. Children who have a strong social–emotional foundation not only do better academically, but also tend to be happier, have more friends and show greater motivation to learn. All early childhood professionals play an important role in helping children feel competent and confident as they begin to learn how to develop relationships and friendships; understand,...
Date(s): 9/23/2021 12:00 PM - 9/23/2021 1:00 PM
Description: Join this webinar to learn about the lived experiences of autistic adults in this virtual panel discussion.
Date(s): 9/24/2021 4:00 PM - 9/24/2021 5:30 PM, 9/25/2021 10:00 AM - 9/25/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Please join the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education’s Ruth Harris Endowment for a two-day symposium in honor of Ruth Harris, a pioneer in the treatment of dyslexia who dedicated her life to helping others with learning disabilities. The inaugural Ruth Harris Dyslexia Symposium will bring families, professionals, and students together for a day full of learning and awareness around dyslexia and language disorders. The symposium will include three strands of professional...
Date(s): 9/28/2021 1:00 PM - 9/28/2021
Description: If you work with students who have reading challenges, you probably deal with dyslexia every day. You see students: Struggling with fluency, decoding, and comprehension Falling behind in content-area classes Relying on aides and teachers for reading tasks Bottom line—you see students with a ton of potential, but reading is holding them back. What can you do about it? No one can speak to a path to success better than Ptahra Jeppe, a dyslexic reading at a 4th grade level, who ended up...
Date(s): 10/4/2021 4:00 PM - 10/4/2021 5:30 PM, 10/4/2021 6:00 PM - 10/4/2021 7:30 PM, 10/14/2021 4:00 PM - 10/14/2021 5:30 PM, 10/14/2021 6:00 PM - 10/14/2021 7:30 PM
Description: This session will highlight strategies and structures for implementing small group instruction and using classroom routines to differentiate instruction to meet student needs. Emphasis will be placed on the use of formative assessments to identify student strengths and unfinished learning to ensure grade level content is the target of instruction
Date(s): 10/10/2021 8:00 PM - 11/30/2021 5:00 PM
Description: Fall Registration Transition University will offer a 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. 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...
Date(s): 10/12/2021 3:30 PM - 10/12/2021 4:30 PM, 11/9/2021 3:30 PM - 11/9/2021 4:30 PM, 1/11/2022 3:30 PM - 1/11/2022 4:30 PM, 2/8/2022 3:30 PM - 2/8/2022 4:30 PM, 3/8/2022 3:30 PM - 3/8/2022 4:30 PM
Description: The purpose of this free virtual professional development series is to provide new and experienced teachers, administrators, para-educators, substitutes, and other school stakeholders with key information about five essential high-leverage practices for supporting students with disabilities and all students.   For each HLP practice, a pre-recorded multimedia vignette with Dr. Michael Kennedy containing lecture, modeling videos, supplemental readings, and discussion questions...
Date(s): 10/19/2021 - 11/18/2021
Description: Our ASCV Conference Series, Building a Spectrum of Opportunity, is back! This year's Series will feature twice-weekly virtual presentations on critical autism-related topics for self-advocates, caregivers, and teachers or other professionals interested in learning more about how to better serve our autism community. Conference Series attendees will have access to live Zoom presentations, recordings of previous presentations, and additional on-demand recorded sessions. We are also offering...
Date(s): 10/21/2021 12:30 PM - 10/21/2021
Description: For parents and students aged 14 and older, this workshop will encourage active participation in developing a meaningful and useful transition plan to help in preparing for life as an adult when they finish school. It will tell you what needs to be in the transition plan, and what the law (IDEA) says about transition services. The transition plan is part of the IEP for students in Virginia who are age 14 and over. It can be frightening to contemplate life after school has finished, but PEATC is...
Date(s): 10/25/2021 - 10/28/2021
Description: The International Early Childhood Inclusion Institute has become one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. For 20 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 that guide inclusive policy, professional development, and practice; to develop collaborative...
Date(s): 11/7/2021 - 11/9/2021
Description: Save the date for the 2021 I’m Determined Fall Educator Symposium, taking place November 7-9 at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel! Unless COVID restrictions are reinstated, this will be an in-person event. We will release details, including the event focus, intended audience, and what you’ll learn as soon as we solidify everything, but we wanted to make sure you knew that we are planning this event. Registration will open after Labor Day, on Monday, September 13, 2021....
Date(s): 1/16/2022 - 1/19/2022, 2/1/2022 - 2/4/2022
Description: Early Bird Registration for the CEC 2022 Convention & Expo and 100th Anniversary Celebration ends October 14. The 2022 CEC Convention will be a hybrid format, with both in-person programming (Orlando, FL, Jan. 16-19, 2022) and virtual program components (Feb. 1-4, 2022). You have the option of registering for the full convention (full in-person and virtual event access) or just the virtual component of the convention (access to virtual program content only). Register before November 29,...
Date(s): 2/6/2022 8:00 PM - 3/28/2022 5:00 PM
Description: Winter Registration Transition University will offer a 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. 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....
Date(s): 6/12/2022 8:00 PM - 8/7/2022 5:00 PM
Description: Summer Registration Transition University will offer a 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. 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....