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Date(s): 7/17/2017 - 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,...
Date(s): 5/26/2015 - 12/31/2016
Description: CONNECT Course: Better Together: Powerful Family Partnerships Cost: $30REGISTER NOW  This course builds on the basic communication practices examined in the CONNECT course Communication for Collaboration. Building Powerful Family Partnerships extends communication to partnership-oriented practices designed to promote trusting partnerships with families. Similar to basic communication skills, partnership-oriented practices require ongoing practice, reflection, and feedback to improve...
Date(s): 10/5/2016 12:30 PM - 10/5/2016 2:30 PM, 1/18/2017 12:30 PM - 1/18/2017 2:30 PM
Description: George Mason University researchers are currently recruiting parents of children with autism for a new stress relief training course. The new course will meet for eight consecutive Wednesdays between October 5, 2016 and January 18, 2017. Classes will meet in Springfield, VA. Who: A parent or primary caregiver of a child under the age of 21 diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The participant cannot be an experienced meditator and must be able to...
Date(s): 10/24/2016 - 10/28/2016, 12/5/2016 - 12/9/2016
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...
Date(s): 11/5/2016 9:00 AM - 11/5/2016 3:00 PM
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): 11/10/2016 6:00 PM - 11/10/2016 8:00 PM
Description: This workshop is about the importance of healthy lifestyle, nutrition and how to raise healthier children and healthier families. Research shows that to effectively impact the health of a child, change needs to begin at home with parents and caregivers. Our workshop focuses on how nutrition and lifestyle can effect a child’s cognitive development, behavior, and overall health. A child’s health begins with the parents. In this modern day we all have busy lifestyles and often not...
Date(s): 12/2/2016 11:00 AM - 12/2/2016 5:00 PM, 12/3/2016 11:00 AM - 12/3/2016 5:00 PM, 12/4/2016 11:00 AM - 12/4/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and...
Date(s): 12/7/2016 4:00 PM - 12/7/2016 8:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 12/7/2016 4:00 PM - 12/7/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Description:  So…. you have interviewed the parent, completed The CVI Range, know where your student is visually functioning on the Range, and have ordered some appropriate APH materials.  Now What?  During our webinar, Diane will discuss how her CVI Skills Inventory & Strategies Worksheet can guide you and your team members as you move forward to encourage more efficient and consistent “looking” behavior. She will also share specific strategies outlined in...
Date(s): 12/8/2016
Description: Presenter: Karen Heist, recipient of the David Cox FLAVA K-12 Excellence in Teaching award 2015, National Board Certified Spanish Teacher and Department Leader at Woodside High School, Newport News. 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)...
Date(s): 12/12/2016 1:00 PM - 12/12/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Description: It is important that children have high-quality, developmentally appropriate math experiences from an early age. In this learning deck, we will discuss how engaging learning activities can be developed and implemented in preschool classrooms to help children learn a variety of math skills, from counting to patterning and beyond! We also will discuss how intentional, systematic instruction can be used in the context of engaging activities to ensure student learning. Facilitators:...
Date(s): 12/13/2016 12:00 PM - 12/13/2016 1:00 PM
Description: This webinar will discuss characteristics and behaviors that will help early interventionists identify and support infants and toddlers who have vision and hearing loss. The presenter will describe the National Deaf-Blind Child Count and its importance as well as explain the how to complete the Census. She will also share information about Virginia's Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness. Presenter Information: Ira Padhye is the Project Coordinator at the Virginia...
Date(s): 12/13/2016 3:30 PM - 12/13/2016 4:30 PM
Description: This VTSS overview session will help autism specialists grow common vocabulary and understanding of the framework being adopted by many school divisions across Virginia to increase student behavior and academic outcomes.  Participants will consider how VTSS impacts the selection and implementation of evidence based practices, collaboration and professional learning, and most importantly, how the framework aligns with their work as autism specialists.  After the session, participants...
Date(s): 12/13/2016 4:00 PM - 12/13/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Technology can open up access and opportunity for the early childhood learner. In this webinar, the presenters will show adaptations based on current assessments and go through activities found in an early childhood classroom and at home to make them accessible to all students!  This team of Assistive Technology Specialists will share their hands-on expertise in assessment & evaluations and their approaches to support classroom instruction for students with disabilities.
Date(s): 12/15/2016 11:30 AM - 12/15/2016 2:00 PM
Description: The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) will be conducting public forums for providers, families, individuals and CSB/BHAs on the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waivers. These sessions will provide a brief overview of the three new DD Waivers: Community Living, Family and Individual Supports and Building Independence Waivers. The approach for drafting and completing new permanent proposed regulations for these waivers will be reviewed. DMAS is interested in your feedback or...
Date(s): 12/16/2016 8:30 AM - 12/16/2016 3:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 12/20/2016 1:00 PM - 12/20/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Infant and Toddler Providers are invited to join us for this important hour-long webinar. Participants will learn about what the ASQ:SE-2 screening is for infants and toddlers, who is implementing screening for infants and toddlers, and why monitoring and follow-up is so important for infants and toddlers. Certificates of participation will be provided.
Date(s): 1/3/2017 1:00 PM - 1/3/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 1/5/2017 11:30 AM - 1/5/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) will be conducting public forums for providers, families, individuals and CSB/BHAs on the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waivers. These sessions will provide a brief overview of the three new DD Waivers: Community Living, Family and Individual Supports and Building Independence Waivers. The approach for drafting and completing new permanent proposed regulations for these waivers will be reviewed. DMAS is interested in your feedback or...
Date(s): 1/10/2017 11:30 AM - 1/10/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) will be conducting public forums for providers, families, individuals and CSB/BHAs on the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waivers. These sessions will provide a brief overview of the three new DD Waivers: Community Living, Family and Individual Supports and Building Independence Waivers. The approach for drafting and completing new permanent proposed regulations for these waivers will be reviewed. DMAS is interested in your feedback or...
Date(s): 1/17/2017 2:00 PM - 1/17/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Description: Early Childhood (EC) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) professionals support young children with disabilities who have experienced maltreatment every day. However, many EC/ECSE professionals have reported feelings of uncertainty and confusion regarding supporting children who have been maltreated. Participants in this Learning Deck will explore: (1) the connection between disability and maltreatment in the early childhood years; (2) how early maltreatment can impact...
Date(s): 1/19/2017 1:00 PM - 1/19/2017 5:00 PM, 1/20/2017 9:00 AM - 1/20/2017 5:00 PM, 1/21/2017 8:00 AM - 1/21/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Teachers as Researchers will transform the Charlottesville early childhood community. Deb Curtis, accompanied by the Harvest Resources Associates, will lead institute participants in dialogue, materials exploration, reflection, and documentation in the early childhood classroom. You will have the opportunity to connect with fellow educators, develop new ideas to bring back to your schools, and transform your thinking about the teacher’s role in early childhood education. Whether...
Date(s): 1/20/2017 12:00 PM - 1/20/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Project SEED is pleased to offer its 2nd Sprout Session Webinar! Biting is a typical behavior often seen in infants, toddlers and 2-year olds. However, as children learn problem-solving skills and develop better self-control, they tend to outgrow this behavior. January's Sprout Session webinar will address ways to approach infants and toddlers in your care who may be struggling with this issue.  Join us to learn: Why children bite. Strategies to prevent biting in the classroom and at home....
Date(s): 1/21/2017 9:00 AM - 1/21/2017 1:00 PM
Description: For those who missed it in October,   Project SEED is offering a second opportunity in northern Virginia for infant and toddler childcare providers to learn more about the ASQ:SE-2 & ASQ-3 screening tools. Registration Fee: $15.00 * Training hours count towards licensing hours. * Space is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended to ensure a slot. * Participants will receive:  Copies of the ASQ-3 & ASQ:SE-2 Screening Questionnaires valued at $450, and ASQ-3 &...
Date(s): 2/8/2017 3:45 PM - 2/8/2017 4:45 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 2/14/2017 8:30 AM - 2/14/2017 3:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 2/15/2017 1:00 PM - 2/15/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Description: Many young children with disabilities and developmental delays experience feeding challenges. While their cause and treatment vary, there are a number of common approaches to assessment and intervention. This session will provide ways to collect information about feeding development and an overview of effective strategies and specialized interventions to facilitate feeding development. An emphasis on collaboration across professions will be shared. Resources will also be offered....
Date(s): 2/23/2017
Description: Presenter: Michaela Claudia-Nix, Program Specialist for World Languages and Work Force Development, Georgia Department of Education 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 (PDN). As is always the...
Date(s): 3/15/2017 4:00 PM - 3/15/2017 6:00 PM, 3/16/2017 8:00 AM - 3/16/2017 11:00 PM, 3/17/2017 8:00 AM - 3/17/2017 3:15 PM
Description: SUMMIT ATTENDEES WILL Understand how to conquer demographic and socioeconomic challenges Learn how to implement the Five Principles of Family Engagement Discover solutions to support equity and diversity Acquire techniques to impact school reform, climate and culture Gain Strategies to support ESSA Family Engagement requirements PRICING Pre-Early Bird Registration Fee: $475.00, receive 10% off the Early Bird Registration Fee if you register and pay by September 30, 2016. Early Bird...
Date(s): 3/16/2017 8:30 AM - 3/16/2017 3:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 3/22/2017 8:00 AM - 3/22/2017 5:00 PM
Description: SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS: MAKING HEADWAY & HEARTWAY IN INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH Keynotes: Walter Gilliam Ph.D., Yale University, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy to speak about his research through Yale on Preschool Expulsion revealing that preschoolers are expelled at 3x the rate of K-12 students and about his latest research on "Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Settings." Gerard Costa, Ph.D., Montclair State University, Center for Autism and...
Date(s): 3/23/2017 8:30 AM - 3/23/2017 3:00 PM
Description: When we look at making the iPad accessible for students with significant disabilities, we often find motoric challenges impact potential success. In order to overcome this barrier, we often turn to switches as a tool to support access. However, in order for our kids to be successful, we need to understand a few foundational concepts related to Apple’s switch control settings, scanning options, as well as the different types of switches and interface devices, iPad cases, and mounting...
Date(s): 4/1/2017 9:00 AM - 4/1/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Math & Literacy: School-Based Instructional Leadership Explore math and/or literacy coaching strategies in subject-specific sessions Discover integrated strategies for math and literacy coaching Network with colleagues and experts REGISTRATION FEE $25 PER PARTICIPANT (PARKING, COFFEE, LUNCH) SPECIAL HOTEL RATES AVAILABLE
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): 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): 6/19/2017 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: Hold the date for the 12th Annual Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) Institute. More information and registration to follow in Spring 2017.
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...