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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...
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: This one credit hour course is designed for classroom teachers to acquaint them with the current research-based definition of dyslexia, its occurrence in classrooms, and the teaching needed to support reading development in all young readers including those who may exhibit the symptoms of dyslexia.
Date(s): 4/20/2017 - 5/19/2017
Description: Strategies for Improving Auditory Memory of children with hearing loss provides practical applications for improving a student’s fundamental auditory memory skills.  It covers strategies for improvement, structured activities, everyday practice, and data collection to demonstrate progress and guide selection of goals.  Target Audience: Educators (including teachers, related service providers, instructional assistants, and administrators) who work with children who are deaf or...
Date(s): 4/25/2017 2:00 PM - 4/25/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Description: As classes become more diverse, negative attitudes towards those who are different persist, and bullying behaviors are on the rise. Self-reflection activities that teachers can use to understand how attitudes are formed will be shared, along with research-based strategies from the Making Friends Program. Together, these foster a sense of belonging for all children. Facilitators: Michaelene M. Ostrosky, Ph. D., Paddy C. Favazza, Ed.D. MICHAELENE M. OSTROSKY, Ph.D., is a Professor of...
Date(s): 4/26/2017 12:00 PM - 4/26/2017 1:00 PM, 4/26/2017 3:00 PM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Presenters: Linda Oggel, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech and Language Pathologist and Mona Pruett, M.S., OT/L, Program Specialist, Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center at VCU When voice output devices are initially introduced, the selection of vocabulary is essential. Limited “real estate” on low-tech communication devices (4, 8, 12 cells) makes vocabulary choice a fundamental and critical goal. Vocabulary selections on dynamic AAC devices are...
Date(s): 4/26/2017 3:00 PM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: How do you create programs for diverse families of children and youth with disabilities focused on increasing involvement in their children's education? How can you help them access and create inclusive opportunities for their children and build their capacity as parent leaders and advocates? Through active audience engagement, participants will gain information and resources from the federally funded parent training and information center and community parent resource centers.  Carmen...
Date(s): 5/1/2017 - 5/31/2017
Description: In response to the need for comprehensive training for individuals working with students with ASD in Virginia as well as House Bill 325 and the Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE) Training Standards for Paraprofessionals Assigned to Work with a Teacher Who Has Primary Oversight of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF) , VCU-ACE has developed online training opportunities for paraprofessionals. The training is provided through the use of online technology. Our online...
Date(s): 5/2/2017 11:00 AM - 5/2/2017 12:00 PM
Description: How do you homeschool a child with special needs? Kathy Kuhl discusses how to customize curriculum, schedule, and plans for your child's unique strengths, weaknesses, and interests. She shows you how to find materials and get support, and how to decide whether students need special testing to identify learning problems. She explains how to help your child develop social skills. Learn about resources to help you and mistakes to avoid. Kathy Kuhl shares tools and strategies that can help you,...
Date(s): 5/2/2017 12:00 PM - 5/2/2017 1:00 PM, 5/2/2017 3:00 PM - 5/2/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Presenter: Beth Poss, M.S., SLP, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland This session, targeted at early childhood educators, examines the current research on the use of technology for children birth to 8 years, and will discuss the implications of technology as an early learning tool for young children with disabilities. Explore developmentally appropriate apps and other technology resources that support the growth of language, play, literacy and early math skills and identify what a...
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): 5/9/2017 11:00 AM - 5/9/2017 12:00 PM
Description: The presentation will review evidence-based approaches to post-secondary transition for students living with social, communication, and learning challenges. Aaron Rakow, Chief Executive Officer. Aaron is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of College Steps. He has devoted his career to improving educational accessibility for students living with disabilities across a variety of categories. In addition to his role at College Steps, Aaron is also an Assistant Professor within the...
Date(s): 5/15/2017 11:00 AM - 5/15/2017 12:00 PM
Description: Topics to be covered will include:Helping your child to get organized and manage timeSpecific strategies to be used for children with different homework issuesWays in which parents can help their children to be successful.This program will also be hosted live in the PEATC Springfield office, for those who would like to attend in person please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peatc-parent-coffee-and-presentation-with-remote-webinar-viewing-tickets-31717825871Tracy Lee is currently the...
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): 5/22/2017
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...
Date(s): 5/23/2017 11:00 AM - 5/23/2017 12:00 PM
Description: This webinar will present an overview of childhood trauma and how traumatic experiences can impact the learning and behavior of children and youth with special needs. We will explore how parents and caregivers can not only support their own children and youth, but also encourage schools and other agencies to adopt trauma-sensitive practices.Kelly Henderson, Ph.D., Executive Director of Formed Families ForwardA special educator by profession, Kelly is a former public school teacher of students...
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!...