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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,...
Date(s): 4/22/2020 9:00 AM - 4/22/2020 10:00 AM, 5/6/2020 9:00 AM - 5/6/2020 10:00 AM, 5/20/2020 9:00 AM - 5/20/2020 10:00 AM, 6/3/2020 9:00 AM - 6/3/2020 10:00 AM, 6/17/2020 9:00 AM - 6/17/2020 10:00 AM, 7/1/2020 9:00 AM - 7/1/2020 10:00 AM
Description: Registration is required On Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m., every other week beginning on April 22, pour yourself a cup of your morning beverage of choice and join colleagues from across the state to chat about how you are supporting families through the COVID-19 crisis. This session's topic on May 20 is supporting young children with Individualized Education Programs and their families. Administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals are all invited to attend. There will be invited presenters but...
Date(s): 6/1/2020 7:00 PM - 6/1/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Dr. Temple Grandin will be kicking off our Autism Society Central Virginia Speaker Series! Dr. Grandin is a World-Renowned Autism Activist, Best-Selling Author, Animal Welfare and Behavior Expert, and she will be speaking about how to help individuals with autism cope with the on-going changes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is free, but please consider making a $15 donation to support the ASCV. Your contribution will allow us to continue offering critical programs and support...
Date(s): 6/3/2020 12:00 PM - 6/3/2020 1:00 PM
Description: We all need a safe place to look for support, strength, and share "highs" and "lows" with others. The new online group, Supporting Caregivers, is designed to provide a virtual way to access support from others facing similar journeys. Request an invite through the website to get started - it's that simple!
Date(s): 6/4/2020 12:00 PM - 6/4/2020 1:00 PM
Description: During these uncertain times, VCU-ACE is working to provide resources for families. Weekly, VCU- ACE will provide an opportunity for parents to join us for Lunch and Learn. An interactive and secure Zoom meeting that will address different topics each week. There will be a short presentation with a time for Q&A. Thursday, June 4, 2020:  Communication Strategies for Families
Date(s): 6/5/2020 2:00 PM - 6/5/2020 3:00 PM
Description: OSEP is hosting the first in a series of webinars focused on ready-to-use resources, tools, and practices from OSEP-funded grantees to support the educational, developmental, behavioral, and social/emotional needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities through remote and distance learning. With the extended school closures occurring across the country, many states, districts, and schools are now delivering instruction remotely while parents, families, and students are having...
Date(s): 6/7/2020 - 6/21/2020, 7/12/2020 - 7/26/2020, 8/9/2020 - 8/23/2020
Description: This training will be presented virtually and will include webinar, discussion boards, resourced, and supplementary material. PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), is pleased to present Capacity Building for IEP Teams Workshop. The IEP process can be daunting for everyone including educators. School personnel report that they often find IEP meetings difficult and stressful. Parents report the same feelings. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and...
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): 6/8/2020 - 6/12/2020
Description: The Youth and Parent Summit is a three-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities. This year, due to the travel restrictions and guidelines put in place by the governor, the event is being moved online. This Virtual Summit will follow a similar feel to the...
Date(s): 7/29/2020 2:00 PM - 7/29/2020 3:30 PM
Description: Join this webinar by renowned social-emotional learning expert, Barbara Kaiser to begin planning to support children when they return to your program. Many of us and the children with whom we work have been sheltering in place for months. We have all been dealing with a whole new reality. For many children this was an opportunity to spend quality time with their families. For others, whose families may have been struggling to make ends meet, wonder if they still had a job, or deal...
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...