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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: 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,...
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): 11/17/2020 3:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering a three-part learning series titled, Providing Remote Instruction for Preschoolers with Disabilities: Coaching Parents and Building Partnerships. The series is intended for early childhood educators who support a child with a disability. It is targeted to early childhood and early childhood special education teachers, but is also appropriate for administrators, related service personnel, and anyone else who may partner with families and...
Date(s): 1/16/2021 - 2/20/2021, 5/15/2021 - 6/19/2021
Description: Are you the parent of a young child with a disability or delay? Does your child receive Early Intervention (EI) or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services? Do you work with young children with disabilities or do you (or the parents you work with) have questions about navigating the Early Childhood system in Virginia? The Early Childhood Academy, presented by PEATC in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is for you! This FREE self-paced online course is an innovative...
Date(s): 1/27/2021 1:00 PM, 2/24/2021 1:00 PM, 3/24/2021 1:00 PM
Description: The General Assembly session is upon us. Many of Virginia’s youngest learners—especially disadvantaged children—have missed out on early learning opportunities as a result of COVID-19. Additional investments are urgently needed to support young learners to develop the key literacy, math and socio-emotional skills needed to be successful. Come learn about these investments in Virginia's children! The Office of Early Childhood is hosting a series of webinars to assist divisions...
Date(s): 1/27/2021 7:00 PM - 1/27/2021 8:00 PM
Description: This presentation will dissect the IEP, examine the parts individually, learn the functions of each section, and how the parts come together to create a whole document. You will learn constructive and practical tips to help create an IEP that supports the student accessing a free and appropriate public education.
Date(s): 2/2/2021 12:00 PM - 2/2/2021 1:00 PM, 2/2/2021 3:00 PM - 2/2/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Math is a subject that can invoke a wide range of emotions. For students with disabilities, a lack of access to math tools and notation can lead to anxiety and poor performance. This webinar will look at strategies to make math instruction more accessible by improving the structure of materials, incorporating low-tech assistive technology, and using text-to-speech, handwriting, and speech recognition supports.
Date(s): 2/3/2021 2:00 PM - 2/3/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Are you a dynamic presenter, keynote speaker, or professional development trainer who inspires your learners? Over the past year, presentations have changed dramatically and adjusting your dynamic presentations to a virtual environment can be tricky. Whether you are really an impactful expert speaker or someone who could use new ideas for your presentations, this session is for you. Join instructional design, adult learning, and presentation experts, Tim Waxenfelter and Brian Washburn, from...
Date(s): 2/4/2021 5:00 PM - 2/4/2021 6:30 PM
Description: Supporting the transition to adult Life during a pandemic: Resources for special educators, parents, and students with disabilitiesJoin us for our first event of 2021! This session is designed for special educators, parents, and students to learn about current transition resources. Our featured speakers for this session are: Dr. Colleen Thoma, Professor, Department of Counseling and Special Education, VCU Judy Averill, Director for the Center on Transition Innovations, VCU Marianne Moore,...
Date(s): 2/5/2021 4:30 PM - 2/5/2021 6:00 PM
Description: This free, interactive webinar will feature four sessions on Virginia Training and Technical Assistance Centers (T/TAC) Resources, Differentiation Strategies, Co-Teaching, and Virtual Teaching. Presentations will highlight practical strategies for use in today's classrooms by university faculty, administrators, general education and special education teachers, co-teachers, and preservice teachers.
Date(s): 2/6/2021 - 3/26/2021
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): 2/8/2021 - 2/25/2021
Description: The 2021 IMD Education Symposium consists of an introduction to self-determination and the I'm Determined project, plus three weeks of learning opportunities. Each week will focus on one topic that will be experienced in two ways: Self-paced modules  - hosted on Canvas Free for Teachers. The modules will open up at the beginning of the week and you can complete the activities when it best suits you! You decide how many activities you want to complete. Live Sessions -...
Date(s): 2/9/2021 3:00 PM - 2/9/2021 4:30 PM
Description: Strategies to Support Multilingual/English Learner Students in Remote/Hybrid Learning Environments  Panelists Include: Dr. Jessica Costa, English Learner Instructional Specialist, Virginia Department of Education
Date(s): 2/12/2021 1:00 PM - 2/12/2021 2:00 PM
Description: Presenters: Paul Wehman, PhD, is Professor of Special Education and Counseling, Director, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Virginia Commonwealth University There are hundreds of thousands of individuals with significant disabilities who remain unemployed in this country. This is a massive waste of a valuable human resource. Businesses of all sizes and industries have indicated their interest in hiring persons with disabilities, but they want to know more about how to find qualified...
Date(s): 2/17/2021 2:00 PM - 2/17/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Join Nadia Jaboneta and Deb Curtis as they share stories and approaches that transform teachers’ views of children’s competence and the profound importance of brain development and schema explorations during play. You will hear engaging ideas to work with teachers, using a variety of reflective tools and profound yet simple information, to help teachers really see children of all ages, and the roles they can play to enhance the teaching and learning process. Ideas we will explore in...
Date(s): 2/24/2021 4:30 PM - 2/24/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Harness the power of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) to boost your inclusive practices! The Ready, Set, Go Team in coordination with TTAC @ GMU is pleased to offer four, 1-hour virtual community of practices for general education teachers and special education teachers who serve students pre-K-12 with disabilities. The community of practices will be aligned with TTAC’s Ready, Set, Go newsletter articles published at the beginning of thesame month. Read the Ready, Set, Go and then join...
Date(s): 3/8/2021 - 3/13/2021
Description: The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)'s Learning Interactive Virtual Event (L.I.V.E.) will transform this year's Convention & Expo from an in-person gathering to an online experience while keeping what you love about this great event. From the comfort and convenience of your home with reduced registration rates and flexible scheduling, CEC L.I.V.E. will bring you: Opening Keynote Presentation with Dr. Tyrone Howard, one of the country's premier experts on educational equity and access...
Date(s): 3/17/2021 4:30 PM - 3/17/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Harness the power of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) to boost your inclusive practices! The Ready, Set, Go Team in coordination with TTAC @ GMU is pleased to offer four, 1-hour virtual community of practices for general education teachers and special education teachers who serve students pre-K-12 with disabilities. The community of practices will be aligned with TTAC’s Ready, Set, Go newsletter articles published at the beginning of thesame month. Read the Ready, Set, Go and then join...
Date(s): 6/12/2021 - 8/6/2021
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): 6/23/2021 9:00 AM - 6/25/2021 1:00 PM
Description: Save these dates for the 15th annual Opening Doors - Unlocking Potential (ODUP)! 15th Annual Statewide Professional Development Institute for Teachers of Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, SLPs, and Educators Who Work Directly with Students Who are Deaf and Hard and Hearing ODUP 2021 will be a virtual event with a continued focus on effective strategies to positively impact literacy development and academic outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Vist the ODUP...