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Description: Access to Success, a free online course from the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) at the University of Kansas, is designed to help college students with disabilities learn about their rights and responsibilities in the post-secondary environment under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and to develop self-advocacy skills for obtaining the supports and accommodations needed to be successful.
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: English Learners (ELs) are a growing segment of the student population for many divisions across the Commonwealth. To provide support for schools to serve the needs of this group, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering online Train-the-Trainers modules through WIDA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This eWorkshop is designed for principals, coaches, and teacher-leaders. It includes pre-recorded modules and all materials needed for eight months (16 sessions). These sessions...
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: 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): 1/25/2020 - 3/25/2020
Description: This online, self-paced tutorial is free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for varying periods of time, depending on length of tutorial (dates are specified) to complete that tutorial at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of that tutorial,...
Date(s): 1/25/2020 - 3/25/2020
Description: This online, self-paced tutorial is free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for varying periods of time, depending on length of tutorial (dates are specified) to complete that tutorial at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of that tutorial,...
Date(s): 2/6/2020 11:00 AM - 2/6/2020 12:00 PM, 2/21/2020 11:00 AM - 1/21/2020 12:00 PM, 3/5/2020 11:00 AM - 3/5/2020 12:00 PM, 3/20/2020 11:00 AM - 3/20/2020 12:00 PM, 4/2/2020 11:00 AM - 4/2/2020 12:00 PM, 4/17/2020 11:00 AM - 4/17/2020 12:00 PM, 5/1/2020 11:00 AM - 5/1/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The proposed expansions and enhancements to VPI include several strategies to increase the number of children served in both public and private settings and the amount of funding provided. To assist early childhood leaders with understanding VPI expansion opportunities and to encourage leaders to take immediate action for implementation, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Early Childhood, has established an ongoing series of VPI Expansions & Enhancements – Questions...
Date(s): 2/16/2020 - 3/30/2020
Description: Winter 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): 2/27/2020 - 4/10/2020
Description: VSDB Outreach Services purchased access to seven online, self-paced tutorials (90 minutes to 10 weeks) and we are making them available this semester free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Registration has ended for 7 of the courses; registration below is for the 4th (and last) course offered this semester. These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those registering before the...
Date(s): 3/5/2020 3:00 PM - 3/5/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Presented by Dr. Jennifer Piver-Renna, Director of Research, Virginia Department of Education
Date(s): 3/18/2020 2:00 PM - 3/18/2020 3:30 PM
Description: Registration This webinar will help early childhood administrators identify the principles fundamental to a nature-based approach and the bene?ts of such an approach. Then, using a continuum of nature-based early childhood education as the overarching framework, Rachel will address the unique challenges of integrating nature into the preschool classroom. In this session we’ll discuss challenges and possible solutions related to: Adhering to licensing regulations while implementing a...
Date(s): 3/18/2020 4:00 PM - 3/18/2020 5:00 PM
Description: Registration BACKGROUND: Serve and Return interactions shape the development of a child’s brain. This session examines the research base underlying “serve and return” interactions, and is aimed at improving participants’ understanding of the impact of environment on development. Participants will learn strategies for “serve and return” to coach parents, help teachers, and use themselves in making interactions more meaningful and engaging for children with...
Date(s): 3/19/2020 12:00 PM - 3/19/2020 1:00 PM, 3/19/2020 3:00 PM - 3/19/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration/ Presenter: Holly Nester/ Teams spend a great deal of time and effort thoughtfully considering the most appropriate communication device for a particular student. However, the roadblock often comes once it is time to actually implement the device throughout the student's day. An AAC user needs opportunities to use their device, something to talk about, and most importantly someone to talk to! Furthermore, the user has to be taught how to use the device. In this webinar, we will...
Date(s): 3/19/2020 1:00 PM - 3/19/2020 5:00 PM
Description: The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is hosting a summit focusing on strategies to attract, prepare, and retain effective personnel—general and special education teachers, early childhood personnel, and related services providers—who have the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective instruction, interventions, supports, and services to children with disabilities. This is a topic that is important for schools, states, communities, businesses, districts, and...
Date(s): 3/25/2020 2:00 PM - 3/25/2020 3:30 PM
Description: Registration Trauma in young children is much more pervasive—and much more destructive—than we ever thought. The research on trauma has made it clear that children’s challenging behavior is not intentional, but is instead driven by fear and a protective strategy for coping with their experience. Working with children with challenging behavior and especially those who’ve experienced trauma is probably the most stressful aspect of the teaching profession which can result in...
Date(s): 4/23/2020 12:00 PM - 4/23/2020 1:00 PM, 4/23/2020 3:00 PM - 4/23/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration/ Presenter: Denise Henry-Orndorff/ Do you use Google Extensions? Do you want or need a few more tools for your Google Toolbox? Come and learn about over 80 extensions you and your students can use via a Periodic Table of Google Extensions. You will learn about everything from text to speech extensions to brain breaks to tools for productivity. You are guaranteed to learn a few more tools you can use! Contact Us
Date(s): 5/7/2020 12:00 PM - 5/7/2020 1:00 PM, 5/7/2020 3:00 PM - 5/7/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration/ Presenter: Matthew Newton/ Toys cost money and accessible toys can cost a LOT of money. However, with some simple, cheap materials and tools that can be acquired at a local craft store or online, along with a little know-how, YOU can adapt simple plush toys up to remote controlled cars to make them switch accessible. Join us for this online session to learn how simple it can be to adapt toys yourself. Participants will receive a kit of materials in the mail to follow along with the...
Date(s): 6/7/2020 - 7/20/2020
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. Others may...
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...