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Description: This course will help you identify what independent living skills are, why they are important, and figure out what you need to do to be ready for living independently. "Get Ready for Independent Living” will build your skills for success in adult life. Audience: Students, grades 6-12, who are interested in preparing for independent living and have a desire to take a self-paced online class to learn more about the skills and knowledge necessary for independent living. Teachers, school...
Description: "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 and training,...
Description: "Get Ready for Your Career: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities" is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the career planning 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 their future careers. Topics include self-determination, increasing knowledge of self and careers, utilizing support networks to assist with identifying a career goal,...
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 (VCU) Autism Center for Excellence (ACE) 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...
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: This course is designed for early childhood care and education professionals who want to expand their knowledge of best practices for young children with ASD. Families and community members are also welcome to take this course. This course is designed to be the first step in pursuing goals towards improved practices in early care and education for young children with ASD. At the end of this Just the Basics course, you'll be prepared to create an individualized learning path that includes the...
Description: Transitioning from early childhood programs to kindergarten involves a lot of moving parts for all young children. However, transitioning from the preschool to kindergarten classroom for the child with ASD can be especially tricky. This process involves the child, their family, the preschool teacher, the receiving kindergarten teacher, and a multitude of other people including related service providers such as speech and language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs), and other team...
Date(s): 9/1/2021 - 9/30/2022
Description: PEATC in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education is pleased to offer this self-paced online SEAC training aimed at helping SEAC members understand the role of the local Special Education Advisory Committee in Virginia and to build a more efficient and effective advisory committee.  This training will include information on: SEAC in Virginia SPED Regulations SEAC Roles and Responsibilities Building Your Local SEAC Organization Tips for SEACs How to be an Effective Advisory...
Date(s): 1/5/2022 8:00 AM - 5/31/2022 5:00 PM
Description: Register for Accelerate learning with High Leverage Practices and Growth-Mindset in Inclusive Math Classrooms. Learn at your convenience!  Join a free self-paced professional learning session that shares ways teachers can accelerate learning in math by implementing high leverage practices (HLPs) that inspire growth mindset. Save time with pre-created resources and materials. Up to 10 Professional Development Hours will be awarded. PD Provided by TTAC Region 4, GMU. Teachers learn ways to:...
Date(s): 1/31/2022 - 6/15/2022
Description: Registration for Virtual CLASS Observation Trainings To help build local CLASS® Observer capacity in support of the new Unified Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5), the Virginia Department of Education is offering FREE training opportunities during Practice Year 1 (2021-2022).    During this 3-day virtual training led by experienced Teachstone facilitators, participants will build an in-depth understanding of the CLASS® methodology and prepare to reliably assess...
Date(s): 2/15/2022 - 6/30/2022
Description: Learning Your Way is Formed Families Forward’s free online learning portal for parents, caregivers, youth and professionals. Participants enroll and can access course on-demand, learning at their own pace. Spring 2022, Learning Your Way includes three Courses; 1. Special Education 101 course is designed to introduce foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers to key phases of the Special Education Cycle.  2. Constructive Communication and Collaboration 3. Trauma 101
Date(s): 3/23/2022 3:30 PM - 3/23/2022 4:30 PM, 4/27/2022 3:30 PM - 4/27/2022 4:30 PM, 5/25/2022 3:30 PM - 5/25/2022 4:30 PM
Description: Join Meg and your peers across the region on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30pm as we network, share ideas, and learn about new resources in early childhood special education. As part of the series, we will also create and build a digital resource bank.
Date(s): 5/4/2022 6:30 PM - 5/5/2022, 5/25/2022 6:30 PM - 5/25/2022, 6/8/2022 6:30 PM - 6/8/2022, 6/22/2022 6:30 PM - 6/22/2022, 7/6/2022 6:30 PM - 7/6/2022
Description: Registration for Special Education Workshop Series PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia. You can attend one, some, or all of these informative workshops! May 4th: From Referral to Eligibility: A Deeper Dive May 25th: Anatomy of an IEP June 8th: Measurable IEP Goals June 22nd: How To Talk So Schools Will Listen (And Listen So Schools Will Talk) July 6th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia  ...
Date(s): 5/10/2022 12:00 PM - 5/10/2022 1:00 PM, 6/7/2022 12:00 PM - 6/7/2022 1:00 PM
Description: This two-part Talks on Tuesday to learn about family systems theory and how relationships between family members impact child development. We will explore eco-mapping including how the process and strategies can be used to support families throughout all aspects of early intervention. PLEASE NOTE: Part I of this series takes place on the second Tuesday of the month in observance of a religious holiday on May 3rd. Registration closes on May 6, 2022.
Date(s): 5/14/2022 - 6/18/2022
Description: You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Your involvement in the early years is essential to setting a strong foundation for their lifelong learning and success. In this FREE 5-week online program, families of children with disabilities learn about supporting their child’s early learning and development – from developmental milestones to tips on our most frequently asked questions including information on making the transition from early intervention to school...
Date(s): 5/16/2022 6:00 PM - 5/16/2022, 6/9/2022 6:00 PM - 6/9/2022, 6/13/2022 6:00 PM - 6/13/2022
Description: Moving from Friend to Partner in the Age of Technology, May 16th, 6:00 pm People with developmental disabilities want to form positive, healthy relationships, but may not know how to meet others and develop these relationships. When we add the latest technology and social media, we may feel nervous or unsure about how to stay safe ourselves and how to support people with disabilities. This workshop will explore how to navigate the internet and social media in a helpful, safe, and positive...
Date(s): 5/17/2022 - 6/17/2022
Description: Presenting education, discussion, thought leadership and experts in Autism Spectrum Disorder and evidence based practices and interventions. Who Should Attend? Educators and Students Parents and Families Social Workers Psychologists Speech Language Pathologists Behavior Analysts Service Providers Anyone dedicated to creating inclusive communities for neurodiverse individual Registration Costs: Full Registration $50 Full Registration + CE’s $125 (in-state) Full Registration + CE’s...
Date(s): 5/24/2022 3:30 PM - 5/24/2022
Description: Youth and young adults with disabilities (Y&YADs) are complex, multi-faceted, and diverse, in terms of disability type, racial and ethnic background, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and involvement in other systems such as juvenile justice and foster care. “Intersectionality” refers to how these various identities overlap in ways that can be empowering or oppressive. Y&YADs with intersecting identities can face numerous barriers (e.g., additional...
Date(s): 5/24/2022 5:00 PM - 5/24/2022 6:00 PM
Description: In this webinar we will share examples of and strategies for using technology to allow students to personalize their learning in meaning ways.Currently, teachers are tasked with creating the new normal by strategically blending the best of learning online with the best of learning in-person. In these webinars we will share the 4Es framework for creating quality blended activities that: • ENABLE new types of learning activities,• EXTEND the time, place, and ways that students can master...
Date(s): 5/24/2022 6:30 PM - 5/24/2022
Description: Join PEATC for this important presentation by Dr. Staci Carr, where she will talk about how to support sexual choice while staying safe. During this webinar, we will discuss sexuality, how to support safe sexual exploration while prompting autonomy and independence. We will explore the dangers of the internet and pornography and talk about ways to help keep our loved ones safe.
Date(s): 5/24/2022 6:30 PM - 5/24/2022 8:00 PM, 5/26/2022 6:30 PM - 5/26/2022 8:00 PM, 5/28/2022 6:30 PM - 5/28/2022 8:00 PM
Description: Children’s Challenging Behaviors (CCB) is a six-hour workshop for parents of children and youth with mental health needs. In this workshop, a trained and experienced parent provides information to help parents understand typical behaviors versus challenging behaviors that require intervention. Parents learn when and how to seek help, develop parenting strategies, learn the ins and outs of special education and other educational supports, and discover community resources available to...
Date(s): 5/25/2022 - 8/2/2022
Description: A variety of summer professional learning opportunities are available to educators. There is a cost for most of these opportunities. May 25, June 1, & July 6: When kids lead-virtual June 1 & 15 & July 6: Cultivating an SEL system for student & staff safety-virtual June 14: How to look a: student work to uncover student thinking June 21: The minimalist teacher June 22: Increasing learning: Assessment journeys June 23: Re-defining student and teacher roles for joyful learning July...
Date(s): 5/25/2022 2:00 PM - 5/25/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Complementary Curriculum Approach is a way of approaching curriculum that builds upon your ability to personalize the environment and understand your role in children’s learning. Join this engaging webinar by the authors, Lisa Kuh and Iris Ponte to learn about how to support children’s play and cultivate classroom environments with rich, interesting learning experiences at the core. Iris and Lisa will share four strategic and powerful teaching intentions that will invigorate your...
Date(s): 5/25/2022 2:00 PM - 5/25/2022
Description: As students and their families look at college options, the question of how to pay for it is on everyone’s mind. No one solution is going to work for all students, so this webinar will share information on several funding options that students and families can explore, such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Medicaid, scholarships, federal student aid, Veteran’s benefits, and ABLE accounts. We will share details of each funding source and discuss the conditions under which available...
Date(s): 5/26/2022 2:00 PM - 5/26/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Curriculum implementation is more vital than ever in early childhood classrooms. The past two years has been entirely disruptive for children and families. In fact, many children have missed out on preschool entirely. Programs are suffering from severe staffing shortages and restricted operations. Now more than ever, every moment in a preschoolers’ day matter, and teachers are feeling the pressure to make those moments count. Your current challenge as a program leader now is how to do a...
Date(s): 6/8/2022 2:00 PM - 6/8/2022 3:30 PM
Description: What if you had a magic wand that could cast a sparkly protective cloak over young children facing adversity? With fairytales, you do! It’s no secret that early childhood programs struggle to address the needs of children impacted by toxic stress while also offering the rich learning opportunities all young children deserve. This webinar offers a unique framework that nurtures the social and emotional health of children while providing vibrant and engaging early literacy experiences: all...
Date(s): 6/12/2022 8:00 PM - 8/7/2022 5:00 PM
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....
Date(s): 6/15/2022 2:00 PM - 6/15/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Wondering how to create a more sustainable, Earth-friendly environment for young learners? In this webinar, environmental education expert, Dr. Patty Born Selly offers an approachable, efficient entry point for educators who wish to instill eco-friendly values and practices in their programs. Get tips on how to assess your current environment and practices, prioritize needs, and make realistic changes that will create healthier environments for children and the planet. Your presenter will...
Date(s): 6/20/2022 - 8/1/2022
Description: "Supported Employment: Preparing High School Students for Successful Employment Outcomes" course is an introductory overview to the supported employment process. This course is designed to provide secondary educators of students with disabilities the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for the development of effective meaningful paid employment opportunities. These online lessons contain video lectures, readings and resources that can be used to equip educators with the knowledge and skills...
Date(s): 6/21/2022 - 6/23/2022
Description: Register for June 21, 2022, 9:00 – 10:30 AM Register for June 22, 2022, 4:00 – 5:30 PM Register for June 23, 2022, 9:00 – 10:30 AM By the end of the session, administrators and school leaders will: Understand the importance of HLPs in improving student outcomes. Learn about a framework that supports novice teachers and teacher retention. Understand ways TTAC supports schools and divisions by designing and customizing professional learning in HLPs. Learn ways TTAC helps schools...
Date(s): 6/21/2022 - 6/23/2022
Description: Register for June 21, 2022, 12:30pm - 2:00pm Register for June 22, 2022, 12:30pm - 2:00pm Register for June 23, 2022, 12:30pm - 2:00pm By the end of the session, instructional coaches will: Understand the importance of HLPs in improving student outcomes. Learn about a framework that supports novice teachers and ongoing individualized professional learning, growth, and development. Understand resources available to support instructional coaches. Earn 1.5 hours – Certificate of Attendance
Date(s): 6/21/2022 8:30 AM - 6/21/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Registration for this event is closed. The event is full. Please contact Yvonne Skingley at skinglyx@jmu.edu or 540.568.6746 if you have any questions or to be placed on the waitlist. This year, the SLP Summer Institute offers a broad scope of topics to enhance knowledge and improve clinical decision-making skills for speech-language pathologists. Come join us to engage in 6 hours of professional development in the areas of language/literacy, fluency, selective mutism and the production of /r/!...
Date(s): 6/21/2022 1:00 PM - 6/21/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Register for Virtual Session: Rough Seas to Smooth Sailing In these rough seas, as the captain, it could be tempting to jump a sinking ship. Together, we will explore practices and strategies to create a culture of wellness within your classroom to stay afloat. This three hour, virtual session will include: Understanding of the stress cycle and impact of collective trauma Wellness strategies for the classroom Personal wellness strategies Opportunities to collaborate, process, and practice Time...
Date(s): 6/22/2022 9:00 AM - 6/24/2022 1:00 PM
Description: More Information and Registration - Opening Doors Unlocking Potential, ODUP 2022, Practices in Perseverence to Inspire Possibilities, is Virginia's Go-To event in public school deaf and hard of hearing education. It is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals and parents working directly with students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. ODUP 2022 will focus on effective strategies to positively impact academic outcomes for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This...
Date(s): 6/29/2022 - 6/30/2022
Description: Some of the most innovative practitioners from around the country will share their creative resilience strategies shaped by the best emerging science. The strategy series will usher in CRI’s 7th Annual Conference, which is themed The Resilience Strategy Showcase.  The conference will be held virtually on June 29th and 30th, with two days of pre-conference training preceding the conference.  The Resilience Showcase will feature practitioners from around the country...
Date(s): 8/2/2022 11:00 AM, 8/9/2022 11:00 AM
Description: Save the date for this two-part webinar series intended for new ECSE administrators. The series will cover important topics, including an overview of the Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education programs, the VDOE guidance regarding inclusion and inclusive practices, an introduction to indicator data relevant to ECSE, and advancing effective interactions and instruction.
Date(s): 8/6/2022 - 9/10/2022
Description: You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Your involvement in the early years is essential to setting a strong foundation for their lifelong learning and success. In this FREE 5-week online program, families of children with disabilities learn about supporting their child’s early learning and development – from developmental milestones to tips on our most frequently asked questions including information on making the transition from early intervention to school...
Date(s): 9/21/2022 2:00 PM - 9/21/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Oh, BABY! Infants and toddlers’ brains and capacities are on FIRE! Research shows time and time again that their development is exceptionally rapid, which means that as an infant and toddler educator you must carefully prioritize the time you spend together. Because secure attachment predicts healthy outcomes in numerous developmental domains and aspects of living, keeping attachment as the structural center of your work with children and their families can make it easier to meet the full...