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Date(s): 6/16/2021 2:00 PM - 6/16/2021 3:00 PM, 6/17/2021 2:00 PM - 6/17/2021 3:00 PM
Description: This webinar will highlight the many ways Head Start programs help children and families heal from traumatic events or overwhelming situations. Discover strategies that contribute to healing in children and families. Explore a variety of resources programs can use, including animations and podcasts. We will offer this webinar in Spanish on June 17, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm.
Date(s): 6/8/2021 11:00 AM - 6/8/2021 3:00 PM, 6/9/2021 11:00 AM - 6/9/2021 5:00 PM
Description: On June 8 and 9, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) will convene a virtual conference to address one of the most important issues confronting American education today: the declining reading performance of America’s lowest-performing readers and the growing gap between low and high performing students. At this two-day gathering, educators, instructional leaders, and policy makers will hear from some of America's most respected and...
Date(s): 5/26/2021 3:00 PM - 5/26/2021 4:00 PM
Description: COVID-19 vaccines are important tools to reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially for people with disabilities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine should get it, as well as continue to follow safety precautions like wearing a mask, washing hands, and avoiding crowds. Come hear frequently asked questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccines that people with disabilities should consider. This webinar will outline the CDC...
Date(s): 5/24/2021 7:00 PM - 5/24/2021 8:30 PM, 5/26/2021 4:30 PM - 5/26/2021 6:00 PM
Description: Registrations are closed. The sessions are being recorded and will be posted on VDOE's website after all the sessions are completed.The Department of Student Assessment, Accountability, and ESEA Programs and the Department of Special Education and Student Services will offer a webinar on different dates to introduce the new Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) to Virginia teachers and school staff. The new VAAP is an online assessment in reading, mathematics, and science for...
Date(s): 5/24/2021 6:00 PM - 5/24/2021
Description: Transition to adulthood planning can be confusing. Join us to hear from Dr. Williams as he explains the top ten mistakes to avoid during post-secondary transition planning. We will hear how to use vocational evaluations and involving students to empower families, schools and students to make the best possible decisions in the areas in post-secondary employment, education and independent living.Dr. James Williams is the National Pre-ETS Director and Chief Operating Officer of Bloom Consulting in...
Date(s): 5/20/2021 6:30 PM - 5/20/2021 7:30 PM
Description: The Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP) invites you to attend their next Coordinated Regional Council Meeting. Guest Presenter:  Martin Kurylowski, Transition and Education Services Coordinator at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 6:30pm. Registration is not required and you can join the meeting here. Meeting ID:  161 698 9361 Passcode:  EXui.8sM We...
Date(s): 5/20/2021 3:30 PM - 5/20/2021
Description: During this Coffee with Coordinators, we’ll share how educators can collaborate and cultivate safe classroom environments where ALL students feel valued and supported in their learning experiences.
Date(s): 5/19/2021 2:00 PM - 5/19/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Nature-based learning is growing in popularity, particularly in the time of COVID. Yet, many early childhood program administrators find themselves looking for strategies to integrate nature into the preschool curriculum in meaningful and intentional ways. One area of program development that is foundational for children’s play and teacher-child interactions is the physical environment. Statements like “bring nature inside” or “go outside” oversimplify things and...
Date(s): 5/19/2021 1:00 PM
Description: Want to know more about the Transition from Early Intervention (Part C) to Early Childhood Special Education (Part B)? What are the regulations? What can be decided locally? What makes a child eligible for each program? How can the two systems collaborate to support families? Find out at this online webinar presented by Dawn Hendricks (Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator, VDOE) and Sarah Moore (Monitoring Consultant ITC of Virginia, DBHDS)!
Date(s): 5/19/2021 8:00 AM - 5/22/2021
Description: PEATC (Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center) in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is pleased to announce our 2021 Behavior Summit for families of children with disabilities that live here in Virginia. This hybrid event will provide relevant and up-to-date information to parents and interested professionals. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the science of behavior, the importance of data in evaluating behavior, and developing strategies to address it....
Date(s): 5/13/2021 6:30 PM - 5/13/2021 7:30 PM
Description: During the COVID-19 pandemic many students have faced gaps in educational services or were unable to benefit from learning due to changes in instruction. As students return to in-person learning, parents and schools are faced with the task of figuring out how to best get these students “back on track.” This presentation will talk about the differences between COVID recovery, compensatory education, and extended school year services. The presenter will also discuss some advocacy...
Date(s): 5/13/2021 3:00 PM - 5/13/2021 4:15 PM
Description: This webinar on The High Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities - An Introduction and Integration with Evidence-Based Practices will feature Dr. Michael Kennedy. The 60-minute presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer session. A Certificate of Attendance will beavailable upon conclusion of the webinar. The mission of Virginia Joint Coalition of Learning Disabilities and Literacy (VJCLDL) is to provide free professional development targeting a greater...
Date(s): 5/6/2021 4:00 PM - 5/6/2021 6:00 PM
Description: Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of childhood visual impairment in the United States, and there is a critical need for a strong base of knowledge and skills within educational teams. This session, designed for all professionals working with students with CVI, will focus on achieving a practical understanding of the unique impact of CVI through an exploration of the Characteristics and Phases, and an overview of approaches to student-centered intervention. Participants will...
Date(s): 5/3/2021 - 5/10/2021
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is pleased to announce our 7th Annual Advocacy Symposium. The 2021 VIRTUAL Advocacy Symposium will provide relevant and up-to-date information to parents and professional advocates (paid and unpaid) that will empower them to positively support parents of children with disabilities in Virginia. Participants will hear about the importance of self-advocacy, the new seclusion and restraint regulations, mental health and social...
Date(s): 4/29/2021 11:00 PM - 4/29/2021 12:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on the post-secondary offerings available to individuals with disabilities at the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) in Fishersville, VA. These assessment, transition, and Career and Technical Education programs are made possible through joint funding with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). It will also focus on the unique history of Virginia’s first and only comprehensive...
Date(s): 4/29/2021 2:00 PM - 4/29/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Increased awareness of racism has elicited responses to reflect and respond in varying ways. These reflections and responses have followed the visibility of lynchings across the country. While these lynchings have been occurring for hundreds of years, the current pandemic of Covid-19 that led to increased engagement of news and media, brought to light many instances of racial injustice. This past year has been described as the beginning of another racial reckoning. The disproportionate number of...
Date(s): 4/29/2021 1:00 PM
Description: The Office of Early Childhood at the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer a webinar focused on Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) data and making quality program improvements on April 29 from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm. The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for ECSE programs for preschool children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Since each division is different, this may include directors,...
Date(s): 4/28/2021 3:30 PM - 4/28/2021, 5/26/2021 3:30 PM - 5/26/2021
Description: To support a focus on language development within the early childhood years, VDOE’s Early Childhood and English Learner Instruction Programs are collaborating to provide interested early childhood caregivers and educators with a monthly webinar series, beginning Fall 2021, that will focus on exploring best practices and key resources to support language and literacy development for multilingual students from birth until age 5.   Two preview sessions will take place this spring:...
Date(s): 4/26/2021 3:00 PM - 4/26/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Now that we are being asked to teach in two places at once, we need new strategies to help educators and students succeed. In this edWebinar, you will learn ways to manage both in-person and virtual learners in a HyFlex/concurrent model. First, we will discuss procedures. These are important to help ensure the success of both teachers and students. You will learn ways to personalize learning for students to get the most out of a unique model. Finally, you will learn ways to best engage learners...
Date(s): 4/24/2021 2:00 PM - 4/24/2021, 4/25/2021 2:00 PM - 4/25/2021, 4/29/2021 6:30 PM - 4/29/2021, 4/30/2021 8:00 PM - 4/30/2021, 5/1/2021 10:00 AM - 5/1/2021 12:00 PM
Description: The focus of the Summit is to promote parent and youth voice through knowledge, skills and networking. Our speakers and workshops are selected in partnership with a parent planning committee and youth and young adult planning committee to maximize opportunities to gather resources on mental health, services and supports, latest trends and leadership developmentRegistration is Required. Registration will be open until April 22nd, 2021. The Summit is a FREE event and will follow a...
Date(s): 4/24/2021 10:00 AM - 5/1/2021
Description: La Cumbre de Alcance Latinx se creó para brindar un espacio seguro de discusión y acción para crear mejores condiciones para la comunidad Latinx a la que servimos en todo el estado de Virginia. Esta cumbre que reunirá a familias y profesionales para una mejor comprensión de la Educación Especial, la diversidad, la cultura y la oportunidad de aprender sobre los desafíos específicos que enfrenta nuestra comunidad. La Cumbre contará con...
Date(s): 4/23/2021 2:00 PM - 4/23/2021 5:00 PM
Description: The VTAC/CAR biennial autism conference will feature a keynote address from Dr. Micah Mazurek on “Leveraging Technology to Enhance Access to Best-Practice Care for Autism” and other cutting edge research related to biomedical/imaging, technology, intervention, and sibling relationship topics. This events is sponsored by the Washington Group Special Care Planning Team, as well as the Psychology Department and College of Science. We are grateful for the continued support of the...
Date(s): 4/21/2021 12:00 PM - 4/21/2021 1:00 PM, 4/21/2021 3:00 PM - 4/21/2021 4:00 PM
Description: 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!
Date(s): 4/21/2021 10:00 AM - 4/21/2021 11:00 AM
Description: Join us for a live Q & A for parents and educators on how author and advocate Dana Young-Askew is navigating her son's educational journey. We invite you to bring your students and children, as we will close with a live reading of her book. Come Meet Drayden. Parents and educators who are interested in this event will need to complete the registration form. Once participants are selected, a book will be mailed to each participant and an email with the Zoom link.
Date(s): 4/21/2021 8:00 AM - 4/21/2021 5:00 PM
Description: Join the TTAC at Virginia Tech and nine leading educational and assistive technology vendors virtually from 8:00 am-5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 21 to learn about new products, strategies, and services to empower all your students toward academic success! The virtual tech expo is your opportunity to: Preview assistive and accessible technologies and services. Meet vendors and experts of resources designed to promote inclusion and to comply with federal and state...
Date(s): 4/15/2021 3:30 PM - 4/15/2021 4:40 PM
Description: What does it mean to be an inclusive school or have an inclusive classroom? And how as co-teachers do we meet the diverse needs of our students? Join us in the discussion.
Date(s): 4/15/2021 3:30 PM - 4/15/2021 4:30 PM
Description: Join us for an interactive session with hands on practice to learn tricks of the trade, strategies and resources for math SOL prep. High Leverage Practices (HLPs) that enhance test preparation will be shared. This session is intended for new teachers or teachers who want additional strategies and resources to prepare students for math SOL tests. Learning Intentions: Participants will learn about high leverage practices and strategies that enhance student engagement and test taking skills....
Date(s): 4/14/2021 7:00 PM - 4/14/2021
Description: This Family Engagement Series is open to families of English Learners, Title I, and/or Special Education students. Join us to learn more about our Summer School Program offerings! We will review the programs offered to all students in Prince William County Public Schools. We will review the registration process and provide dates for submitting and deadlines. A discussion time to answer questions will be provided. The presenters for this session will be: Lauren Daley, Summer School Coordinator in...
Date(s): 4/13/2021 3:00 PM - 4/13/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Topics- Postsecondary Transition: Intentional and Strategic Best Practices that Allow ALL Students to Access Postsecondary Opportunity, Related Equity 5 C: Continuous Reflection Presenters:  Sarah Bazemore, School Counseling Specialist, Virginia Department of Education  Erin McGrath, Assistant Director of College Access & PK-12 Outreach, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Date(s): 4/12/2021 - 5/17/2021
Description: This course is designed to provide educators with skills and knowledge to instruct students with ASD in the educational setting. The course provides an overview of the importance of good instruction, appropriate skill selection, and evidence-based practices. A focus of the course will surround the "foundational five" evidence-based practices. The "foundational five" include: antecedent-based interventions, visual supports, systematic instruction, and interventions to promote social and...
Date(s): 4/10/2021 - 4/16/2021
Description: The Week of the Young Child® is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 51 Affiliates. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child® is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. NAEYC first...
Date(s): 4/8/2021 3:00 PM - 4/8/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Are you an educator seeking to learn about essential practices that address the needs of students with literacy difficulties, including, but not limited to, those with disabilities? Do you need support intensifying literacy instruction for struggling readers? On April 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm EDT Drs. Kim St. Martin and Sharon Vaughn will highlight some key essential practices presented in Intensifying Literacy Instruction: Essential Practices Considerations and will reflect on considerations for...
Date(s): 3/31/2021 11:15 AM - 3/31/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Oregon Response to Instruction and Intervention (ORTIi) is pleased to open registration for the Day 2 of the 2021 ORTIi Annual Conference Series. This second day, Ensuring Inclusive Practices for Students with Disabilities, will take place on March 31, 2021 from 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM PST (11:15 AM - 3:30 EST) and will be completely virtual, and completely free! Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, or MTSS, is an effective framework for providing the level of instructional support and coordination...
Date(s): 3/26/2021
Description: The Urban Assembly and SEL4US invite communities across the globe to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) on the second annual International SEL Day on March 26, 2021. Our theme this year is Building Bonds, Reimagining Community. We know that SEL changes lives. Studies show that SEL provides many benefits to students—from improved social-emotional skills, well-being and behavior to improved academic outcomes—and these results are long-term and global, with...
Date(s): 3/24/2021 2:00 PM - 3/24/2021 3:00 PM
Description: The landscape of our educational system has changed drastically over the past year due to COVID-19. As such, schools and districts must be prepared for the return to large-scale in-person learning and building capacity to support students with a wide range of risk factors, including those who have not engaged in virtual learning. In this webinar, Jenny Scala (Principal Researcher at American Institutes for Research) and a panel of district- and state-level representatives from Ohio will provide...
Date(s): 3/24/2021 12:00 PM - 3/24/2021 1:00 PM, 3/24/2021 3:00 PM - 3/24/2021 4:00 PM
Description: The Literacy Bill of Rights states that all persons, regardless of the extent or severity of their disabilities, have a basic right to use print. Using the principles of Universal Design for Learning it is possible to facilitate meaningful participation in reading activities by altering access, content, and materials as well as providing communication supports. Positive language learning experiences result when all have access to books. This webinar, designed to introduce participants to a...
Date(s): 3/23/2021 6:30 PM - 3/23/2021 7:30 PM, 4/13/2021 6:30 PM - 4/13/2021 7:30 PM, 4/27/2021 6:30 PM - 4/27/2021 7:30 PM, 5/25/2021 6:30 PM - 5/25/2021 7:30 PM
Description: A series of one-hour VMPI Community Informational Sessions will be held during the next several months to provide parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about the Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative. Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - Why Change Mathematics Instruction? Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - How does VMPI affect Virginia Children’s Futures? Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - Essential Concepts in Grades 8 - 10 Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - Advanced Pathways in Grades 11 - 12 All...
Date(s): 3/23/2021 3:00 PM - 3/23/2021 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar will be presented by: Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin, Superintendent, Petersburg City Public Schools   R. Erin Comninaki, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Lynchburg City Public Schools  Thomas Franco, Project Analyst in the Office of Technology, Virginia Department of Education
Date(s): 3/20/2021 10:00 AM - 3/20/2021 11:00 AM
Description: A professional workshop on the science of mindfulness and how mindfullness-based exercises can help reduce stress and increase a sense of wellbeing during challenging times in our lives.
Date(s): 3/19/2021 12:00 PM - 3/19/2021
Description: VDOE is excited to provide an update on the development of the new uniform quality measurement and improvement system. This webinar will build on the content provided in the first Quality Matters webinar held in the fall. During this webinar, VDOE will be providing an overview of the proposal for Virginia's new unified quality measurement and improvement system, which is a key component of VDOE's efforts to build a unified early childhood system. Anyone interested in learning about the...
Date(s): 3/18/2021 3:30 PM - 3/18/2021 4:40 PM
Description: During this Coffee with Coordinators, we'll learn about how to provide assistive technology at a universal, focused, and intensive level of instruction and what to consider when delivering instruction under hybrid/virtual conditions.
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 the same month. Read the Ready, Set, Go and then join...
Date(s): 3/16/2021 12:00 PM - 3/16/2021 1:00 PM
Description: Ever heard there is no “I” in team? For students with disabilities, the “I” in the IEP (individualized education program) team is a critical component! The IEP team ensures students are provided an individualized program that promotes progress toward challenging goals and objectives and provides the student with a free appropriate public education (FAPE). In this webinar, the PROGRESS Center’s Timara Davis and Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center and...
Date(s): 3/9/2021 3:00 PM - 3/9/2021 4:00 PM, 3/16/2021 3:00 PM - 3/16/2021 4:00 PM, 3/23/2021 3:00 PM - 3/23/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Webinar 1: Maximizing Student Engagement in Math:  Planning and Assessment using Just in Time Quick Checks and High Leverage Practices  March 9, 2021 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm   Participants will learn: To plan scaffolded lessons using High Leverage Practices (HLPs) To use VDOE’s Just in Time Quick Checks to plan differentiated instruction and scaffolds that are systematically designed toward learning goals.   To embed self-regulation and self-monitoring...
Date(s): 3/9/2021 3:00 PM - 3/9/2021 4:30 PM
Description: An overview of Culturally Relevant Teaching, Related Equity 5 C: Culturally Responsive Presenters include: Maria Burgos, Supervisor of Global Learning and Culturally Responsive Instruction, Prince William County Public Schools
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): 3/6/2021 9:00 AM - 3/6/2021
Description: The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC), in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), is pleased to announce our 2021 Family Engagement Symposium entitled “Together We Win and Students Soar.” This year’s Symposium will continue to create synergy and robust systems of support for all parents and caregivers of school-aged children (PreK-12), especially children receiving special education services, new and experienced educators,...
Date(s): 3/4/2021 3:00 PM - 3/4/2021 4:00 PM
Description: David Adams spent almost seven years as the Director of Social and Emotional Learning at Urban Assembly, where he and his team works with a network of 22 urban schools in New York to ensure that all staff and students receive relevant experiences and purposeful instruction to develop the social emotional competencies that impact students’ success in school, work, and life. David’s wide-reaching (and international) experience gives him a unique perspective with how and why...
Date(s): 3/2/2021 1:00 PM - 3/2/2021 2:00 PM
Description: Decades of research show the positive effects of classroom-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs for children. There’s also broad recognition that benefits are even greater when educators’ SEL is supported and children experience SEL throughout their day: across home, school, and out-of-school time environments, and throughout developmental stages. When implemented holistically – with a coordinated, community-wide, and child-centric approach – SEL can build...
Date(s): 3/1/2021 2:00 PM - 3/1/2021 3:00 PM
Description: Motivating students is a challenge for the most effective and experienced teachers, even in the best of times. But the past year has been anything but the best of times. Most schools are using a mix of remote and in-person instruction, while many others are still using full-time remote instruction or socially distanced in-person learning. The result is that many students are disengaging from school, teacher morale is consistently lower than before the pandemic, and principals are trying to...