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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 information...
Date(s): 1/11/2017 3:00 PM - 1/11/2017 3:45 PM, 1/18/2017 3:00 PM - 1/18/2017 3:45 PM, 1/25/2017 3:00 PM - 1/25/2017 3:45 PM, 2/1/2017 3:00 PM - 2/1/2017 3:45 PM, 2/8/2017 3:00 PM - 2/8/2017 3:45 PM, 2/15/2017 3:00 PM - 2/15/2017 3:45 PM, 2/22/2017 3:00 PM - 1/25/2017 3:45 PM
Description: The Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living (VACIL) will hold weekly webinars to discuss state legislation addressing disability issues. The webinars will be held on Wednesdays at 3:00pm. Each webinar is expected to be 15-45 minutes. Disability organizations are invited to provide information on the issues they are working. Please register to participate in the webinars. The first webinar on January 11 will include a review of the legislative process, including how the state...
Date(s): 2/16/2017 - 2/24/2017
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four online short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Those who register before the given deadline will be sent a code that will allow access for one month (dates are specified) to take that course at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of...
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): 2/23/2017 12:00 PM - 2/23/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Veronica Lewis is a George Mason University student and Assistive Technology blogger that claims she has four eyes (also known as low vision).  Throughout high school Veronica was unable to read standard printed materials and instead used various assistive technology devices as well as accessible instructional materials from AIM-VA to read.  Invite your students with VI and join Veronica for a perspective from a student that’s “been there” as she discusses how to...
Date(s): 2/23/2017 12:00 PM - 2/23/2017 1:00 PM, 2/23/2017 3:00 PM - 2/23/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Do you know if your web sites and online learning management systems are accessible to students, teachers and parents who have disabilities? This session will discuss what web accessibility means and provide information about federal and state accessibility guidelines school systems are required to meet. Examples of common accessibility issues encountered by school district web sites and learning management systems like Blackboard, will be highlighted. Experience what your web site might look...
Date(s): 2/28/2017 12:00 PM - 2/28/2017 1:00 PM, 2/28/2017 3:00 PM - 2/28/2017 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar outlines the results of a recent RESNA-sponsored study of the duties and tasks of Assistive Technology (AT) service provision within the K-12 setting. The published study can serve as a resource to school-based AT providers and their employers for many uses, such as developing job descriptions, project and departmental management, and justifying the resources needed to adequately provide AT services. This webinar will discuss the ways in which one district has utilized this study to...
Date(s): 3/2/2017 1:00 PM - 3/2/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Exposure to poverty and other stressors can impact an infant's or toddler's ability to learn and function socially.  Early care providers working with infants and toddlers are invited to participate in this free, one hour webinar.  We will discuss the effects of toxic stress and how parents and caregivers can use this information to create a "Safe Brain" environment to activate learning and relationship-building skills in their children.  Registration deadline is February 27,...
Date(s): 3/2/2017 3:30 PM - 3/2/2017 4:30 PM
Description: In this webinar, Francie Alexander, Chief Academic Officer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, will focus on choosing and using books to engage all children, including reluctant readers. Francie Alexander is the Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for the Intervention Solutions Group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). She manages the evidence-based portfolio of research projects, and is especially focused on translating research results into recommendations for product development. She...
Date(s): 3/2/2017 7:00 PM - 3/2/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Families formed by foster care, adoption and kinship care face many challenges as the youth in their care approach legal adulthood. Trusts expert Tia Marsili will review options for supported decision making and guardianship arrangements. She will also detail long range financial planning strategies including special needs trusts. While the discussion will focus on the needs of formed families, the webinar is open to all interested participants.
Date(s): 3/6/2017 7:00 PM - 3/6/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Times are a'changing! Marianne Moore, Transition Specialist in the Office of Special Education Program Improvement at the Virginia Department of Education, will update families about Virginia's high school graduation requirements. Get the latest about credit accommodations and the new applied studies diploma. Students with disabilities and their families will learn how course selection and IEP team decisions about assessments in middle and high school can impact a student's diploma options....
Date(s): 3/7/2017 12:00 PM - 3/7/2017 1:00 PM
Description: Your impact on families goes well beyond the time you spend with them. The words you use, the compassion you show, and the integrity you model can have long lasting effects! Come talk with us about unpacking your personal biases and beliefs so you can have the most positive long term influence on the children and families with whom you are privileged to work. Presenter: Jen Newton, Ph.D. Jen Newton is an assistant professor at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.  A former...
Date(s): 3/15/2017 7:00 PM - 3/15/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Parents and caregivers of youth with disabilities face many challenges when helping their students prepare for adulthood and entering the workforce. Jean Steveson, Director of Transition Services with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, will explain the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and how it relates to students with disabilities. She will focus in particular on the Pre-Employment Transition Services (PreETS) available for teenagers who are DARS clients....
Date(s): 3/22/2017 2:00 PM - 3/22/2017 3:30 PM
Description: n a time where there seems to be many negative messages in the media and beyond, we in early childhood programs experience the effects on young children.  This webinar, presented by Jacky Howell, will share a variety of ideas and strategies to use in your programs that embrace a culture of acceptance and kindness. Objectives: Description and examples will be given defining a classroom that embraces a culture of acceptance and kindness. Concrete strategies and ideas will be shared that...
Date(s): 4/5/2017 2:00 PM - 4/5/2017 3:30 PM
Description: In this presentation we will explore how biases and microaggressions delivered intentionally or unintentionally can cause a rift in teacher-family partnership and staff relationships. Using real life examples, we will examine different types of microaggressions, their potential messages and impacts on the recipients. We will also offer suggestions for addressing microaggressions in schools, and practical strategies for more effective and respectful communication. In this...
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): 5/17/2017 1:00 PM - 5/17/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Description: Childhood obesity is a national concern. While recent reports show that rates have begun to decline for preschool age children, special educators need to be particularly attentive to this issue. Data indicates much higher rates of overweight and obesity for children with disabilities, especially those with autism. Early childhood and early childhood special education practitioners report difficulty meeting national recommendations for physical activity and for including children...
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!...