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Showing Results 1 - 33 of 33
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: 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): 3/24/2017 - 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): 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): 6/5/2017 - 7/3/2017
Description: Customized employment is a process for individualizing the employment relationship between a job seeker and an employer in ways that meet the needs of both. It is based on a match between the unique strengths, needs, and interests of the job candidate with a disability, and the identified business needs of the employer or the self-employment business chosen by the candidate. After taking this course, a participant will be able to: Describe the principles that illustrate organizational commitment...
Date(s): 6/12/2017
Description: Overview The Mathematical Mindsets course helps educators inspire and boost math achievement. You’ll learn the latest neuroscientific research on the best methods by which students learn math, as well as the specific methods and approaches you can use to successfully help your students develop a growth mindset. In this class, Dr. Jo Boaler will provide visual examples of how she taught mathematics to 6th and 7th grade students using these effective techniques. The teaching intervention,...
Date(s): 6/22/2017 8:00 AM - 6/22/2017 5:00 PM, 7/10/2017 8:00 AM - 7/10/2017 5:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in partnership with the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM), will sponsor two collaborative special education-gifted education conferences on “Twice-Exceptional Learners.” One conference will occur on June 22, 2017, at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke.   The conference will be repeated on July 10, 2017, at the Four-Points Sheraton in Richmond....
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): 6/28/2017 9:30 AM - 6/28/2017 3:45 PM
Description: Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School (OD2LBHS) returns for a third year to provide activities and training specifically designed to address the unique needs of students who are rising 8th graders to the new Class of 2017 grads who are deaf and hard of hearing, their parents and educators in Virginia to promote self-determination skills of students who are d/hh for improved success in post-secondary outcomes.Students will have 3 exciting interactive sessions led by the Gallaudet University...
Date(s): 6/29/2017 9:00 AM - 6/29/2017 5:00 PM, 6/30/2017 7:30 AM - 6/30/2017 1:00 PM
Description: This year's two-day ODUP Institute, Virginia’s Go-To event designed to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing (TODHH) and other educators working directly with students who are d/hh, will focus on effective strategies, assessments and more to positively impact outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and have additional concerns (i.e., D/HH Plus).Keynote speaker, Dr. Christen Szymanski, who has done significant direct practice with...
Date(s): 7/6/2017 - 7/7/2017
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE’s) Office of Special Education Instructional Services in collaboration with the Office of Humanities and Early Childhood will again sponsor the English Co-Teaching Academy, addressing non-fiction and writing in the co-taught classroom.  The Academy is designed for school teams of English and special education teachers working together to enhance all student outcomes, especially students with disabilities.  The focus will be on...
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): 7/10/2017 9:00 AM - 7/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Audience: Secondary English teachers general education or special education responsible or initial or remedial instruction in reading for grades 6-12. Cost: $10 (to cover cost of materials and a boxed lunch) Speaker Information: Erica Basnight-Johnson has spent 21 years educating our youth. She has worked at every grade level, K-12. At the beginning of her career she served as an afterschool program director setting up remediation and ESL programs at Crestview Elementary and Woodville...
Date(s): 7/10/2017 10:00 AM - 7/12/2017 1:00 PM, 7/17/2017 10:00 AM - 7/19/2017 1:00 PM, 7/24/2017 10:00 AM - 7/26/2017 1:00 PM, 7/31/2017 10:00 AM - 8/2/2017 1:00 PM
Description: What is it? Comprehensive 6 week Summer Program designed for recent high school graduates to get a head start in college. Students can increase their knowledge, skills, and self-confidence before starting the first semester in college. Get help with Math! Participate in Leadership activities! Complete SDV 100 College Success Skills course! Get a better understanding of the transfer process! Develop a degree plan! Cost? In-state: $177.25Out-of-state: $376.50 When? July 10th–August 4th,...
Date(s): 7/12/2017 8:00 AM - 7/12/2017 3:00 PM
Description: STEAM 4.0 Breakout Session Topics: Integrating STEM & The Arts Instruction; Cross-Cutting Strategies in Science & Math, Engineering & Science, and Technology with ALL Instruction; The Arts’ Role in STEM; 21st Century Workforce Preparation from a STEMM (+ Medicine) Panel; STEAM Schools’ Update on their Focus & Challenges; Student Artists Pursuing STEM Careers – a year later post- STEAM 3.0 and Student Artists Pursuing STEM Careers in 2017 (“Why...
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...
Date(s): 7/17/2017 8:30 AM - 7/17/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Come learn an instructional approach designed to target writing instruction for special education students preparing for participation in the Writing SOL tests. Who Should Attend? Secondary English teachers, general education or special education responsible or initial or remedial instruction in reading for grades 6-12. Cost: $10.00 (to cover cost of materials and a boxed lunch) Speaker Information: William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include...
Date(s): 7/26/2017 8:00 AM - 7/26/2017 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): 7/26/2017 2:00 PM - 7/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Early childhood educators typically recognize the importance of emotional and social development on children’s educational and life futures. Recent neuroscience research reveals how critical administrative support of teachers is in the quest to help children become resilient, well-adjusted, and socially and emotionally competent. Administrators must help teachers build core capabilities to support children’s emotional and social development.  However, the devil is in the detail!...
Date(s): 8/7/2017 9:00 AM - 8/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: The Summer Literacy Institute offers elementary/middle school teachers, coaches, librarians, reading specialists, or related professionals an exciting opportunity for learning with literacy experts! This year, the institute is hosting writing expert Meredith Alvaro, reading expert Beth Estill and coaching expert Sara Miller.
Date(s): 8/7/2017 1:00 PM - 8/7/2017 9:00 PM, 8/8/2017 9:00 AM - 8/8/2017 4:45 PM, 8/9/2017 8:00 AM - 8/9/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The Arc of Virginia 2017 State Convention will provide people with developmental disabilities (DD), family members, advocates and professionals with "must know" information about DD services and advocacy issues in Virginia.   The event will also help "recharge your batteries," as you learn about new and innovative models of support for people with DD and ways to promote self-care and overall well-being. The Arc of Virginia State Convention provides a unique opportunity to meet,...
Date(s): 8/23/2017 2:00 PM - 8/23/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Pedagogical documentation is a complex process that involves observing children, creating documentation and sharing to encourage interpretation and analysis. When there is a steady stream of documentation shared there can be an increase of family engagement. When educators analyze the documentation and the views of others including parents, children, administrators and others, there is potential for authentic emergent curriculum. In this session you will learn: The complexities of pedagogical...
Date(s): 9/27/2017 2:00 PM - 9/27/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Harsh immigration policies undermine the safety, health, and overall development of young children in immigrant families, the vast majority of whom are U.S. citizens. New and proposed immigration policies—including increased immigration enforcement actions–have threatened the well-being of millions of children, threatening to separate them from their parents and to cut them off from critical health and nutrition assistance. This power webinar, presented by Wendy Cervantes, Dr....
Date(s): 9/28/2017 - 9/29/2017
Description: The goal of the 2017 VACMS conference is for mathematics specialists and teacher leaders to enhance their toolkit so they can support teachers to interpret the revisions to the Curriculum Framework, thus, supporting the implementation of Virginia’s 2016 Standards of Learning for Mathematics. In particular, ways to use learning progressions and the information in “Understanding the Standards” to recalculate instructional programs to enhance students’ learning journeys....
Date(s): 10/4/2017 - 10/6/2017
Description: The Division for Early Childhood's Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families is the flagship of the organization's professional development opportunities. The 2017 conference will be held October 4-6 in Portland, Oregon. During this time, the Division for Early Childhood brings together a passionate group of dedicated individuals who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and...
Date(s): 10/11/2017 2:00 PM - 10/11/2017 3:30 PM
Description: It’s all about relationships and building a trusting and respectful relationship with every child’s family. It’s important to make this connection before difficulties arise because parent engagement is never more important than when there is child with challenging behavior in your group/center. Families have a strong emotional investment in their children so that when there are issues about their child’s behavior they are never really ready to hear about it from you even...
Date(s): 12/2/2017
Description: Who Should Attend? Middle and High School Students with Disabilities, Their Families, and Adult Professionals Who Work with Them You can learn about: Options After High School Career Planning Career/ Technical Schools Employment Strategies College Application Process Supports and Resources in College