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Description: Access to Success, a free online course from the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) at the University of Kansas, is designed to help college students with disabilities learn about their rights and responsibilities in the post-secondary environment under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and to develop self-advocacy skills for obtaining the supports and accommodations needed to be successful.
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: English Learners (ELs) are a growing segment of the student population for many divisions across the Commonwealth. To provide support for schools to serve the needs of this group, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering online Train-the-Trainers modules through WIDA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This eWorkshop is designed for principals, coaches, and teacher-leaders. It includes pre-recorded modules and all materials needed for eight months (16 sessions). These sessions...
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: 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...
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): 9/20/2019, 11/22/2019, 1/24/2020, 4/24/2020, 6/18/2020, 8/21/2020
Description: Region 3 Special Education Directors' Meetings Time:  9:00am-12:00noon Dates: Sept 20, 2019- Old Beale Sanctuary Nov 22, 2019- Essex County Jan 24, 2020- Essex County April 24, 2020- Essex County June 18, 2020- Essex County Aug 21, 2020- Essex County
Date(s): 9/26/2019, 11/21/2019, 1/30/2020, 4/30/2020, 6/25/2020, 8/27/2020
Description: Region 2 Special Education Directors' Meetings Time: 9:30am-11:30 or noon
Date(s): 10/10/2019, 1/16/2020, 3/26/2020
Description: By Invitation Only. Region 3 Orton-Gillingham Community of Practice (TTAC William & Mary Regions 2 & 3)
Date(s): 10/15/2019 9:30 AM - 10/15/2019 3:30 PM
Description: By Invitation Only. Effective and Sustainable Co-Teaching: Going Beyond the Basics (TTAC William & Mary, Regions 2 & 3) Follow-up Communities of Practices:  December 19, 2019 and February 20, 2020
Date(s): 11/12/2019 - 11/13/2019, 2/4/2020 - 2/5/2020
Description: English Learners (ELs) are a growing segment of the student population for many divisions across the Commonwealth. As part of the Virginia Department of Education’s ongoing effort to support school and division personnel in planning and implementing effective programs for English Learners (ELs), a two-day training – Leading Schools for English Learner Achievement – will be presented at two locations. During this training, school leaders will explore policy; instructional...
Date(s): 11/22/2019 8:00 AM - 11/22/2019 4:00 PM, 1/28/2020 8:00 AM - 1/28/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Language Use in Language Arts: Connecting Content and Language is intended for English Language Arts and Reading teachers, coaches, and specialists, who have English learner(s) in their class(es) or on their caseload.  The one-day training will include activities that model and engage participants in research-based, interactive instructional strategies for enhancing grade-level, standards-based instruction for ELs. Participants will explore topics related to building literacy through...
Date(s): 1/8/2020 1:00 PM - 1/8/2020 2:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) hosted a webinar on January 8 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. This webinar provided updates related to the proposed budget and proposed legislation that is expected to be covered during the 2020 General Assembly Session. Division early childhood contacts were encouraged to join Jenna Conway to learn more about what they can expect for the new year. The webinar has been recorded and can be shared via email by contacting valeads@gmu.edu.
Date(s): 1/12/2020 - 2/9/2020
Description: Course Registration Join Diane Cooper-Gould, parent and child advocate, in PEATC’s latest free online self-paced course. This course is designed to help the participant create, connect and grow a community of supportive individuals. These types of supportive communities could provide mutual peer support, community advocacy, education and/or activities for the group. Too often, caretakers and those with complex needs feel isolated and alone. Developing a structured way for connecting...
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...
Date(s): 1/21/2020 6:00 PM - 1/21/2020 7:00 PM
Description: *This workshop is designed for parents of children with disabilities of ALL ages and will provide many practical tidbits to think about NOW in order to prepare for life after high school.** Turning 18 is a big deal for all individuals. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia. Therefore, when your child turns 18, he/she is the person that makes legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions in his/her life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be an issue....
Date(s): 1/21/2020 6:30 PM - 1/21/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Registration Do you feel disengaged in your child’s education? Parents your voice matters! This workshop will empower you to see the value of your gifts, expertise and contribution around authentic family engagement. During this interactive workshop, we will explore our personal definition of parent engagement and learn effective approaches to advocating for our children. We will also consider strategies that we can use to provide constructive and practical tips and techniques to building...
Date(s): 1/22/2020 9:30 AM - 1/22/2020 11:30 AM, 1/22/2020 6:30 PM - 1/22/2020 8:30 PM
Description: Registration for 9:30am-11:30am session Registration for 6:30pm-8:30pm session This workshop is open to individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, and professionals. Families with special needs children need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports. Navigating...
Date(s): 1/23/2020 6:00 PM - 1/23/2020 8:00 PM
Description: As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to look at how behavior influences our lives and understanding how it is addressed in IDEA 2004. You will become familiar with the ABC’s (Antecedent, Behavior & Consequence) of all behavior supports and behavior management. Functional Behavioral Assessments will be covered and you will have an opportunity to practice using a FBA tool to assess behavior.
Date(s): 1/25/2020 - 3/25/2020
Description: This online, self-paced tutorial is free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for varying periods of time, depending on length of tutorial (dates are specified) to complete that tutorial at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of that tutorial,...
Date(s): 1/25/2020 - 2/26/2020
Description: This online, self-paced tutorial is free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for varying periods of time, depending on length of tutorial (dates are specified) to complete that tutorial at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of that tutorial,...
Date(s): 1/25/2020 - 3/25/2020
Description: This online, self-paced tutorial is free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for varying periods of time, depending on length of tutorial (dates are specified) to complete that tutorial at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of that tutorial,...
Date(s): 1/30/2020 9:00 AM - 1/31/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Register Online by January 21, 2020. NOTE: Seating is limited, so mark your calendar and register today. TO: All Parents of infants and young children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and All Professionals who diagnose, treat, educate and/or support children with hearing loss: IT IS OFFICIAL! Introduction to Holding Space is returning to Richmond, this time for a two-day event offering parents and professionals a chance to learn about trauma-informed care and holding space. Have your heard of...
Date(s): 1/30/2020 10:00 AM - 1/30/2020 11:00 AM
Description: This webinar will focus on how the chronic absenteeism indicator is applied in state and federal accountability.
Date(s): 1/30/2020 5:00 PM - 1/30/2020 7:00 PM
Description: Registration This workshop will help you identify your child’s learning strengths and challenges as well as organize your important information about your child so it will be helpful in educational planning. Come and learn the seven phases of the special education process and identify the specific actions you may take during the special education process. You will become familiar with due process rights and learn ways to work as partners with teacher and other school personnel.
Date(s): 2/5/2020 - 2/8/2020
Description: The conference planning guide (available soon) will help you find out how to: Earn professional development hours (PDH’s) Connect with other special educators Access cutting-edge technology and resources
Date(s): 2/12/2020 8:00 AM - 2/13/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration This intensive two-day interactive training is designed to teach educational teams and parents the theory and protocol for the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), an evidence based practice. We begin with identifying key components to designing effective educational environments that foster communication. Through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play, you will learn the six phases of PECS, including how to teach spontaneous requests, attributes for...
Date(s): 2/16/2020 - 3/30/2020
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. Others may...
Date(s): 2/18/2020 6:30 PM - 2/18/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Registration This workshop is open to individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, and professionals. Families with special needs children need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports. Navigating the world of disability benefits can be tricky, time consuming and...
Date(s): 2/20/2020 2:00 PM - 2/20/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration This workshop is open to individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, and professionals. Families with special needs children need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports. Navigating the world of disability benefits can be tricky, time consuming and...
Date(s): 2/25/2020 11:30 AM - 2/25/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Registration *This event is for individuals associated with the military only.**  This presentation will dissect the IEP, examine the parts individually, learn the functions of each section, and how the parts come together to create a whole document. You will learn constructive and practical tips to help create an IEP that supports the student accessing a free and appropriate public education and gain an understanding on how to manage special education when moving to a new town, city, or...
Date(s): 3/13/2020 7:00 AM - 3/14/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Registration 2020: Focusing on Mathematics for the Future Productive Struggle with Engaging Tasks Math Identity and Student Agency Making Connections Technology to Enhance Learning Leveraging the Mathematices Teaching Practices Early registration is open until February 1, 2020. After February 1, the registration rate increases by $25. Registration Costs: Early Registration (through February 1): $125 Regular Registration Rate (including walk-in registration): $150 Please note that this rate...
Date(s): 3/18/2020 2:00 PM - 3/18/2020 3:30 PM
Description: “Get children outside more!” It seems a common phrase lately with a growing awareness for bene?ts of experiences with nature. Yet, the reality is it’s easier said than done. Yes, there are many bene?ts to children and teachers alike by integrating nature into the preschool curriculum. There are also opportunities for integrating nature in even more frequent and meaningful ways. For example, providing daily experiences in natural areas beyond the fenced play area. Yet there are...
Date(s): 4/15/2020 - 4/17/2020
Description: 2020 National Family Engagement Summit "Partnering for Equity, Opportunities and Excellence" Network with hundreds of educatiors from around the nation to learn innovative techniques, new ideas, and best practices for culturally relevant family engagement strategies. Super Early Bird Registration - $450.00 per person ( April 6, 2019 - July 31, 2019)       Early Bird Registration - $525 per person  Late Registration - $575 per person (after...
Date(s): 4/25/2020 7:30 AM - 4/25/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Dr. Paul J. Riccomini will serve as keynote speaker on the topic of High-Leverage Practices and then moderator for panelists to follow, who will speak on the same theme. An experienced classroom teacher, author, mathematician, and leading special education expert, Dr. Paul J. Riccomini has taught mathematics to both general and special education students in inclusive settings in grades seven through twelve. He is co-author of the bestselling Response to Intervention in Math and Developing Number...
Date(s): 5/5/2020 - 5/7/2020
Description: Better Together: The Importance of Partnership 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. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs—and an enduring impact. For over 15 years, the Inclusion Institute has drawn people from across the country and around the globe to Chapel Hill to...
Date(s): 6/7/2020 - 7/20/2020
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. Others may...
Date(s): 10/11/2020 - 11/23/2020
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 may...