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Date(s): 2/23/2016 12:00 PM - 2/23/2016 1:00 PM, 2/23/2016 3:00 PM - 2/23/2016 4:00 PM
Description: This presentation (by Lauren S. Engers, MA, CCC-SLP, Augmentative Communication and AT Specialist, Bucks County, Pennsylvania) will begin with a brief review of core language principles for vocabulary selection and language teaching. Participants will then learn how typical language learners acquire language and why the technique of aided language stimulation/aided language input is an essential component of any successful AAC implementation plan, regardless of a student’s age or language...
Date(s): 2/25/2016 12:00 PM - 2/25/2016 1:00 PM, 2/25/2016 3:00 PM - 2/25/2016 4:00 PM
Description: This will be presented by Judith Schoonover, MEd, OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA, and Sally Norton-Darr, MS, CCC-SLP, AT Specialists, Loudoun County Public Schools. Developing multi-modal materials to introduce or extend literacy experiences sets the stage for literacy success. Alternative ways to organize, display and arrange, interact and respond to information produce greater understanding of concepts. Musician Paul Simon proposed a 50-way relationship exit strategy. In this webinar, we propose a 50-way...
Date(s): 7/24/2016 - 7/28/2016, 8/2/2016 - 8/6/2016
Description: The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) program seeks to empower young people with developmental and other disabilities to further develop their leadership skills. Students, serving as Delegates from communities throughout Virginia, participate in a wide range of activities and learning experiences during this summer program set on a university campus. Click on any section below to expand more information, links and forms. The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is now accepting applications...
Date(s): 1/16/2016 10:00 AM - 1/16/2016 2:00 PM
Description: The PCA Program is for parents and their children with a hearing loss, along with professionals, advocates and friends of those children. Event is free to all participants, however pre-registration is required. Come learn sign language, and meet new friends! Free lunch and prizes!
Date(s): 1/20/2016 - 4/27/2016
Description: Hidden in Plain Sight is a self-paced online course for practicing K-12 teachers in the Commonwealth of Virginia designed to teach about America's past through everyday objects. This series of lessons is about those kinds of objects — things that we (and the people who used them at the time) might not think of as having special historical significance, but that have the potential to teach some surprising things about particular chapters of American history.Teachers who register and...
Date(s): 1/21/2016 2:00 PM - 1/21/2016 3:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) would like to extend an invitation for all school divisions to participate in the Introduction to the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) webinar.  The webinar will provide an overview of the VTSS and will include a description of the problem solving model, tiered interventions, data-based decision-making, evidence-based practices and system-based thinking. This introductory webinar is the first session of the VTSS Readiness Series. ...
Date(s): 1/21/2016 4:00 PM - 1/21/2016 5:30 PM
Description: Are you interested in learning more about the validity of the data from the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process? Join this webinar to hear an overview of final results from the ENHANCE project. Four studies conducted in eight states provided information about the implementation and validity of COS information for accountability and program improvement. Results are drawn from a provider survey, coding of videos of the COS process, a study examining relationships between the COS and assessment...
Date(s): 1/27/2016 4:00 PM - 1/27/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Presenter: Donna Mayberry is a teacher of the visually impaired in Central Virginia. She has earned national certification from the National Blindness Professional Certification Board in both Unified English Braille and Literary Braille. She has also earned certification as a Braille Transcriber by the Library of Congress. Webinar Description: Donna will provide a broad review of the changes made from the old code to the new, will relay how some teachers are transitioning to the new braille...
Date(s): 1/28/2016 12:30 PM - 1/28/2016 1:30 PM
Description: What's a waiver? Who is eligible? What are the steps to getting screened? How can a waiver help my family? Join us to learn if waivers are an option for your family and get your questions answered about the process and an update on what the changing face of the waiver system in VA will look like in 2016. Mark your calendar and join us!
Date(s): 2/1/2016 - 3/27/2016
Description: This MOOC-Ed is brought to you by the New Literacies Collaborative (NLC) a program of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University's College of Education. It is designed specifically for teacher educators and 4th - 12th grade teachers in:English & Language Arts,Science,History/Social Studies, andMathematics. However, the MOOC-Ed is open to all educators in K-12 and postsecondary levels interested in learning more about disciplinary literacy for deeper learning....
Date(s): 2/1/2016 - 2/29/2016
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): 2/5/2016 2:00 PM - 2/5/2016 3:15 PM
Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review important information about supports available to homeless youth as they seek to attend college. Attendees can hope to gain a better understanding of: Fee waiver options for college entrance exam and college application fees The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for both accompanied and unaccompanied homeless youth College Cost Reduction and Access Act provisions pertaining to unaccompanied homeless youth and the FAFSA...
Date(s): 2/9/2016 3:30 PM - 2/9/2016 4:30 PM
Description: While many professionals have a toolbox of strategies to improve social skills, behavior, and communication for students with ASD, improving processing deficits and associated thinking and problem-solving skills can be a struggle.  During this webcast Dr. Nicole Beurkens will provide specific communication, interaction, and environment strategies that can be implemented immediately to improve processing, thinking, and problem solving for this population. Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, founder...
Date(s): 2/11/2016 9:00 AM - 2/11/2016 3:00 PM
Description: This session will begin with a review of unpacking standards to create transfer goals- the "goals worth teaching to". Then, using selected SOL content and transfer goals, teachers will practice the process of developing tasks, criteria, and rubrics to assess student acquisition of content along with the higher-order skills that make learning relevant and meaningful. Cost is $139. This session will be led by Eric Carbaugh, Associate Professor at James Madison University. He works with future and...
Date(s): 2/11/2016 1:00 PM - 2/11/2016 3:30 PM, 3/10/2016 1:00 PM - 3/10/2016 3:30 PM, 4/7/2016 1:00 PM - 4/7/2016 3:30 PM
Description: Region 4 VTSS-PBIS Coaches PLC Purpose: To provide professional development to Region 4 school-based coaches (VTSS and PBIS-only schools) in order to build their capacity to work with their school-based teams. Divisions who regularly participate, please coordinate your registration with your division leadership team. Participation is limited to Region 4 only schools and division personnel. Please email Kay Klein (mklei@gmu.edu) at the GMU TTAC if you have questions or concerns.
Date(s): 2/15/2016 - 3/27/2016
Description: Coaching Digital Learning | Cultivating a Culture of Change is a Massive Online Open Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed). Coaching educators to create digital learning environments is a challenging, important, and highly collaborative role. Individuals who play this role are instrumental in cultivating a digital learning culture within their school, district and/or state. This course allows you to learn along with your colleagues from other schools and districts to enhance your digital learning...
Date(s): 2/17/2016 12:00 PM - 2/17/2016 1:00 PM
Description: Accessible Instructional Materials are available for students who have a documented need for educational materials in an alternate format.  Join us to review the Eligibility criterion for materials created by AIM-VA Production, Learning Ally and Bookshare.
Date(s): 2/17/2016 2:00 PM - 2/17/2016 3:00 PM
Description: In this NCHE webinar, which serves as Part 2 in a 2-part webinar series, NCHE staff members provide an overview of important foundational concepts outlined in the McKinney-Vento Act and related federal laws. Specifically, the webinar will explore: Support for school success available to homeless children and youth through federal programs other than the McKinney-Vento Act, including: - Title I, Part A - Special Education under IDEA - School meals under the Child Nutrition Act, and Support for...
Date(s): 2/22/2016 - 3/28/2016
Description: This course is designed to provide educators with skills and knowledge to instruct students with ASD in the educational setting. The course provides an overview of the importance of good instruction, appropriate skill selection, and evidence-based practices. A focus of the course will surround the "foundational five" evidence-based practices. The "foundational five" include: antecedent-based interventions, visual supports, systematic instruction, and interventions to promote social and...
Date(s): 2/26/2016 8:30 AM - 2/26/2016 3:00 PM
Description: This workshop is for Elementary and Middle School Teachers and Homeschool Educators. This year is DIFFERENT. We will focus on providing elementary, middle, and home school educators with hands on activities and resources that they can bring back to the classroom. Please REVIEW the session information below carefully prior to registering. *NOTE: The K-6 and the Middle School Tracks will run concurrently.  You may only sign up for ONE track. There is a K-6 STEM TRACK, MIDDLE SCHOOL...
Date(s): 3/2/2016 9:00 AM - 3/3/2016 3:30 PM
Description: VTSS Cohort 1 & 2 Prof. Learning Inst.
Date(s): 3/2/2016 12:00 PM - 3/2/2016 1:00 PM
Description: AIM-VA provides Learning Ally to teachers and students using our service. This webinar will ensure that you teachers know how to get their free Learning Ally account as well as how to access and use Learning Ally audiobooks.
Date(s): 3/2/2016 4:00 PM - 3/2/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Developing literacy skills is critical for every child, and may carry special challenges for a child who may not fully hear spoken language, see the printed word, and/or have additional challenges. Join us as Julie Durando and Ira Padhye share strategies for providing meaningful literacy instruction to students at the earliest stages of communication and concept development. Specific attention will be given to students with sensory loss combined with physical challenges and cognitive delays....
Date(s): 3/7/2016 9:00 AM - 3/7/2016 12:00 PM
Description: A multidisciplinary course that will answer the following questions for law enforcement, family members of children with disabilities, and the professionals who support them:     How widespread is abuse and neglect of children with disabilities?     Why are children with disabilities at greater risk of abuse and neglect?     Why is it more difficult to identify abuse and neglect in children with disabilities?    ...
Date(s): 3/8/2016 9:00 AM - 3/8/2016 3:30 PM
Description: This training focuses on how to select and use engaging children’s literature in the K-5 classroom to build students’ oral and written vocabulary and comprehension skills during whole group and small group instruction. Using a gradual release model, participants will practice using a variety of interactive read-alouds and follow-up guided practice to infuse vocabulary and comprehension strategies and skills into the classroom. Research-based principles of effective comprehension...
Date(s): 3/8/2016 3:30 PM - 3/8/2016 4:30 PM
Description: Everyone wants the best possible quality of life. Having, or not having, a disability does not determine quality of life. This presentation examines the influences of degree of disability, social and communication ability, academic success, employment, and independence and autonomy on quality of life in young adults with autism and what we can do to make a difference in these outcomes.  Staci Carr received a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in...
Date(s): 3/10/2016 8:00 AM - 3/11/2016 3:00 PM
Description: ATTENDEES WILL GAIN: Strategies and best practices to support sustained family engagement, research-based practices for increased engagement and student success, Effective techniques to enhance collaborative cultures and climates, and Innovative tips to support strategic and impactful family/school/ community partnerships. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Teachers | Administrators | PTA/PTO | Federal Program Directors | Superintendents | School Board Members | Parent Coordinators | Early Childhood...
Date(s): 3/10/2016 9:00 AM - 3/10/2016 3:30 PM
Description: We will examine and experience ways to teach number sense, patterns, mathematical vocabulary, representations, and problem solving through reading, writing, oral language, phonics and phonemic awareness, and a print-rich environment. Participants will engage in and reflect on developmentally appropriate, integrated activities that can be used with PreSchool, PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten students to learn both literacy and math skills and concepts. Through purposeful play, read alouds,...
Date(s): 3/14/2016 - 4/11/2016
Description: Autism Spectrum Disorder is considered to be a lifelong neurological developmental disability with a range of possible characteristics. With the number of individuals diagnosed with autism on the rise, there is a strong probability everyone will encounter someone with ASD either at work or daily life. This course will provide participants with an understanding of the primary characteristics of ASD, which include impairments in communication and social development and the presence of repetitive...
Date(s): 3/14/2016 10:30 AM - 3/14/2016 2:30 PM
Description: This workshop explores the impact of visual impairment on early development and uses a co-requisite skills approach to assess current growth and behavior. This approach, paired with evidence from educational research, will assist service providers in identifying strategies for supporting child progress, particularly whenadditional disabilities are present. Lunch will be provided and the registration fee is $25. Please register by March 1st.
Date(s): 3/15/2016 9:00 AM - 3/15/2016 3:30 PM
Description: This interactive and participatory conference will address philosophies and their practical applications that enable a school principal to effectively lead a school to excellence. The goal of the conference is for participants to gain a deeper understanding of how they can play the following roles: Insulator – protecting a faculty from unnecessary stresses; Vision-caster – always keeping the big picture in the forefront; Compass – guiding schools on a journey to what matters...
Date(s): 3/17/2016 12:00 PM - 3/17/2016 1:00 PM
Description: This webinar will show users four potential methods for getting accessible materials from AIM-VA, Bookshare, and Learning Ally to an iPad and discuss potential considerations for which might be best for you.
Date(s): 3/22/2016 12:00 PM - 3/22/2016 1:00 PM
Description: Google has become a powerful force for education.  This webinar will detail how students that need accessible materials can benefit from asstitive technology that is built-in or can be quickly added to Google Chrome or Google Docs.  We will show a live demonstration of some of our favorite Chrome apps and extensions with a focus on what is freely available to everyone. 
Date(s): 3/24/2016 12:30 PM - 3/24/2016 1:30 PM
Description: Join us in March for a discussion on dyslexia.   Let’s talk about where to find the basics. Is there a new diagnosis or do you have concerns?  What happens if you think your child may need special education? And how can effective advocacy lead to successful outcomes?   We will take a look at the resources available both locally and online, and how and where to connect with other families on this journey.
Date(s): 3/31/2016 2:00 PM - 3/31/2016 3:00 PM
Description: In this NCHE webinar, which serves as Part 2 in a 2-part webinar series, NCHE staff members provide an overview of important foundational concepts outlined in the McKinney-Vento Act and related federal laws. Specifically, the webinar will explore: Support for school success available to homeless children and youth through federal programs other than the McKinney-Vento Act, including: - Title I, Part A - Special Education under IDEA - School meals under the Child Nutrition Act, and Support for...
Date(s): 4/5/2016
Description: Description: This one-day conference is a long-awaited occasion to gather educators, administrators and related service providers to hear from national and international speakers and other guests about the importance of supporting and promoting social/emotional growth in early childhood. Conference topics include: building social emotional skills through literacy mindfulness in young children supporting the building of social skills with visuals embedding skill-building opportunities...
Date(s): 4/9/2016 8:00 AM - 4/9/2016 2:30 PM
Description: The conference is FREE and open to parents, educators and community members. Attend the conference to learn the latest research, strategies, and trends in the education of students with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Workshop topics will include executive functioning skills, dyslexia, learning challenges, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and much more! The Exhibit Hall will feature vendors from Fairfax County Public Schools, government agencies and non-profit...
Date(s): 4/11/2016 - 5/6/2016
Description: 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 designed to provide educators and family members with skills and knowledge needed to support students with ASD in the educational setting. The course will provide participants with information regarding the impact...
Date(s): 4/12/2016 3:30 PM - 4/12/2016 4:30 PM
Description: I will discuss how I became who I am today and the path I took to be a William and Mary student in the center of the first college-supported Neurodiversity group in the nation. Joel Carver is a rising Junior at the College of William and Mary and a Neurodiversity advocate.  He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (now ASD) at a young age and discovered his condition in depth his senior year of high school.  He opened up to the world after presenting about Autism to his Freshman...
Date(s): 4/13/2016 2:00 PM - 4/16/2016 3:20 PM
Description: The CEC 2016 Special Education Convention & Expo is in St. Louis. We can’t wait to see you April 13-16 for 4 days full of the best professional development around.
Date(s): 4/25/2016 - 6/6/2016
Description: Learning Objectives: After taking this course, a participant will be able to: Describe the importance of self-determination in transition. Discuss positive behavior support. Describe the features of an effective transition education plan. Describe ways to promote life skills and social skills. Explain ways to provide support to parents. Discuss the importance of collaborating with adult services. Describe strategies that result in competitive integrated employment. Describe considerations for...
Date(s): 4/30/2016 8:00 AM - 4/30/2016 5:00 PM
Description: The title of the Symposium is "Instruction that Works, Implementing Evidence Based Practices for Student Success." Registration & continental breakfast begins at 8am. Registration is $95 and includes Continental Breakfast, lunch and snack breaks. Send registration and payment to: Suzan QuesenberryVCLD Regional Symposium8326 Rolando DriveHenrico, VA 23229
Date(s): 5/2/2016 - 7/25/2016
Description: Learning Objectives: As a result of taking the series, a participant will be able to: Discuss the federal policy and historical overview of supported employment. Describe Discovery and the importance of getting to know the job seeker. Define the components of a customer profile to include situational assessments, vocational evaluations, and functional resumes. Illustrate an understanding of job development for career paths by developing a job search plan for a potential supported employment...
Date(s): 5/2/2016 9:00 AM - 5/6/2016 3:30 PM
Description: VTSS System Coaching Inst.
Date(s): 5/10/2016 3:30 PM - 5/10/2016 4:30 PM
Description: This webcast will discuss the importance of using person-centered planning tools for individuals with ASD pre-k through adulthood. The importance of developing skills, abilities knowledge and confidence in one’s self and developing through the years will be emphasized. How to adapt tools to meet the various communication needs of individuals and their support networks will also be discussed.   Teresa has worked with individuals with disabilities since 1998. She has served as a special...
Date(s): 5/18/2016 - 5/16/2016
Description: Learning Objectives: After taking this course, a participant will be able to: Describe the principles that illustrate organizational commitment to customized employment. Describe the role of a personal representative. Explain the discovery process and why it is the foundation of job development. Discuss ways to learn about businesses' employment needs. Describe ways to a create job to meet a person's ideal conditions of employment and benefit the workplace. Discuss possible ways to negotiate a...
Date(s): 5/23/2016 - 6/20/2016
Description: Learning Objectives: After taking the course a participant will be able to: Discuss research findings related to job development and individuals with disabilities. Evaluate skills, formulate and implement an action plan that will lead to personal improvement and growth. Identify typical employer concerns associated with hiring individuals with disabilities and indicate how you would address them. Formulate questions to ask an employer to learn more about the organization and its needs. Formulate...
Date(s): 5/30/2016 - 6/27/2016
Description: Learning Objectives: After taking this course, a participant will be able to: Describe individualized supported employment services. Describe some cognitive, physical, and other challenges a person may face after a TBI. Describe the advantages of using a functional approach to get to know a job seeker. Discuss some strategies for developing a job. Describe a variety of workplace supports. Discuss ways to enhance job retention. Tuition: Individual rate: $125 per person Group rate: $500 for 5...
Date(s): 6/15/2016 - 6/17/2016
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): 6/22/2016 9:00 AM - 6/23/2016 3:30 PM
Description: VTSS-PBIS Tier 1 Forum