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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: Training opportunity for Virginia's DARS students receiving Pre-ETS. This virtual opportunity will be FREE to students and will include: • Learning to Speak Up – The Importance of Self-Advocacy • Reality Check – Independent Living and Social Skills Checklist and Discussion • Workplace Readiness - Am I Ready for a Job? • Let’s Dream and Plan - What does your Dream Future look like? • What’s Out There to Help Me? – Resources for the Transition...
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): 7/12/2020 - 7/26/2020, 8/9/2020 - 8/23/2020
Description: This training will be presented virtually and will include webinar, discussion boards, resourced, and supplementary material. PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), is pleased to present Capacity Building for IEP Teams Workshop. The IEP process can be daunting for everyone including educators. School personnel report that they often find IEP meetings difficult and stressful. Parents report the same feelings. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and...
Date(s): 7/12/2020 8:00 PM - 8/16/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) Workshop Series facilitated by PEATC Being informed about the parts of literacy, how children learn to read, and why they might struggle can help you make better decisions about your child’s education. Research shows that when schools, teachers, and families are well-informed, children make greater gains in reading and writing. This free self-paced online workshop series provides parents with the foundations, tips, and tools on helping their...
Date(s): 7/20/2020 - 8/20/2020
Description: Ever wonder how you can get your students to develop as reflective thinkers? Participants in this self-paced workshop will learn where, when, and how to implement reflection as a means of self-assessment and move away from traditional assessment and grading techniques. Each of these low-prep, high impact strategies will be shared in a hands-on and engaging way. Do not expect a lecture, but do be prepared to participate from the comfort of your own home and on your own time. Many strategies to...
Description: Discuss best-practices in the field of adult learning and discover a range of resources available through the Early Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) and the Head Start Center for Inclusion (HSCI) websites. Identify how to use these resources for professional development and training with Head Start education, disability services, and mental health staff as some programs continue to face social distancing and others prepare to return to in-person programming. The session will include...
Date(s): 7/27/2020 - 7/30/2020
Description: SLP Summit is a 4-day virtual event with 8 speakers from across the country. We know you’re busy and need practical tips and strategies that you can implement right away. Over these 4 days, you will learn from some amazing SLPs who will be sharing their best tips and tricks. We’ll cover these highly requested topics: Diversity in Children’s Literature; SLP Stress Management; Phonological Interventions; Working in Self Contained Classrooms; SLP Advocacy; School-Based Dysphagia...
Date(s): 7/29/2020 10:00 AM - 7/29/2020 11:00 AM, 8/5/2020 10:00 AM - 8/5/2020 11:00 AM, 8/12/2020 10:00 AM - 8/12/2020 11:00 AM, 8/19/2020 10:00 AM - 8/19/2020 11:00 AM
Description: Each Wednesday starting June 17 we will present a topic of interest to world language teachers and supervisors in preparation for reentry in the 2020-2021 school year. All sessions will be recorded and made available for later access. Registration is required for live participation. Participants may choose to join any sessions live, and there is no requirement to join any specific sessions. July 29: Making the Can-Dos accessible for studentsAug 5: Creating Engaging Activities for ALL World...
Date(s): 8/10/2020 4:00 PM - 8/10/2020 5:00 PM, 8/31/2020 4:00 PM - 8/31/2020 5:00 PM
Description: EL Instruction Webinars: Strategies for Enhancing Co-Teaching Relationships (Aug. 10, 2020) This VDOE webinar will feature strategies for building and maintaining collaborative partnerships for planning and implementing English Learner instruction. EL Instruction Webinar: Co-Teaching and ELs (Aug. 31, 2020) Learn about co-teaching models and ideas for implementing it in your classroom or school for English Learners.
Date(s): 8/11/2020 10:00 AM - 8/11/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration webinar. The purpose is 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 others serving in this capacity. The webinar is specifically designed for ECSE...
Date(s): 8/17/2020 - 9/21/2020
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): 8/18/2020 11:00 AM - 8/18/2020 12:00 PM, 8/25/2020 7:00 PM - 8/25/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks are formative assessments that align to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL). These resources are designed to help teachers identify students with unfinished learning and assist them in filling potential gaps “just in time.” As new content is taught throughout the school year, teachers can use these Quick Checks to identify and diagnose unfinished learning at grade level and/or to assess understanding of prerequisite knowledge that...
Date(s): 8/19/2020 11:00 AM - 8/19/2020 12:00 PM, 8/19/2020 7:00 PM - 8/20/2020 8:00 PM, 8/26/2020 9:00 AM - 8/26/2020 10:00 AM
Description: Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks are formative assessments that align to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL). These resources are designed to help teachers identify students with unfinished learning and assist them in filling potential gaps “just in time.” As new content is taught throughout the school year, teachers can use these Quick Checks to identify and diagnose unfinished learning at grade level and/or to assess understanding of prerequisite knowledge that...
Date(s): 8/19/2020 12:00 PM - 8/19/2020 1:30 PM
Description: Navigating supports and services for individuals can be very challenging. If you do not know where to start, the process can be that much more complex. Even once you have a foot in the door, understanding the nuances of what can be covered, when, and with what documentation and through which funding can make accessing services and supports daunting. Come learn about current supports and services available through the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in collaboration...
Date(s): 8/20/2020 9:00 AM - 8/20/2020 10:00 AM, 8/20/2020 11:00 AM - 8/20/2020 12:00 PM, 8/27/2020 7:00 PM - 8/27/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks are formative assessments that align to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL). These resources are designed to help teachers identify students with unfinished learning and assist them in filling potential gaps “just in time.” As new content is taught throughout the school year, teachers can use these Quick Checks to identify and diagnose unfinished learning at grade level and/or to assess understanding of prerequisite knowledge that...
Date(s): 9/4/2020 4:30 PM - 9/4/2020 6:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities and the Virginia Council for Exceptional Children, two state organizations supporting students with learning disabilities and learning differences, are joining forces to provide free quality professional development to educators throughout Virginia. The four part webinar series,offered on the first Friday of each month, will address current issues in the field of education. An expert, or panel of experts, will present practical suggestions for...
Date(s): 9/16/2020 12:00 PM - 9/16/2020 1:30 PM
Description: This webinar will address services in the state that individuals with autism can receive to assess their potential to safely and independently operate a motor vehicle.  Components of a driving evaluation will be covered as well as strategies, techniques and technologies that might be useful for learning to drive.  Information on possible challenges and barriers will be shared as well as environmental supports and compensatory strategies.  A parent’s perspective regarding her...
Date(s): 10/2/2020 4:30 PM - 10/2/2020 6:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities and the Virginia Council for Exceptional Children, two state organizations supporting students with learning disabilities and learning differences, are joining forces to provide free quality professional development to educators throughout Virginia. The four part webinar series,offered on the first Friday of each month, will address current issues in the field of education. An expert, or panel of experts, will present practical suggestions for...
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...
Date(s): 10/21/2020 12:00 PM - 10/21/2020 1:30 PM
Description: This workshop will review trauma and resilience science, explore individual skill development techniques in the three key areas identified for children who have experienced complex forms of trauma, identify systematic phased interventions that are applicable to caregivers in the home as well as professionals in the classroom. Finally, the workshop will discuss the importance of compassion fatigue and satisfaction. Save the Dates: November 18, 2020- Helping Police and First Responders Better...
Date(s): 11/6/2020 4:30 PM - 11/6/2020 6:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities and the Virginia Council for Exceptional Children, two state organizations supporting students with learning disabilities and learning differences, are joining forces to provide free quality professional development to educators throughout Virginia. The four part webinar series,offered on the first Friday of each month, will address current issues in the field of education. An expert, or panel of experts, will present practical suggestions for...