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Date(s): 11/19/2020 7:00 PM - 11/19/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Why are partnerships so difficult? What can be done to improve understanding between parents and professionals as they seek to find mutual agreement on IEPs and other issues related to education for students with disabilities? This workshop will help participants discover communication techniques, learn how to recognize and prevent barriers to communication and build agreements around difficult problems.
Date(s): 11/19/2020 1:00 PM - 11/19/2020 2:00 PM
Description: The goal of this edWebinar is to introduce mindfulness skills that educators, therapists and paraprofessionals can integrate into the classroom to build resiliency, distress tolerance and connection in students with autism. At the end of this session, you will have gained insight into how simple mindfulness practices directly impact our body’s ability to downregulate in the face of stress, anxiety and trauma. You will be able to integrate concrete skills into your classroom to support...
Date(s): 11/19/2020 12:00 PM - 11/19/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Implementing evidence-based practices such as core vocabulary and aided language stimulation are essential in teaching students to use their communication devices effectively. But, how do we incorporate these practices in virtual learning? This webinar will focus on supporting users of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) through a virtual platform. Suggestions and demonstrations of activities will be shared, as well as a number of resources for both therapists and parents. Please...
Date(s): 11/18/2020 7:00 PM - 11/18/2020 8:30 PM
Description: This 90-minute webinar will highlight the strategies found in new VDOE resources that detail mathematics supports and strategies educators can use to enhance instruction for students with disabilities in mathematics.
Date(s): 11/18/2020 7:00 PM - 10/18/2020 8:30 PM
Description: The registration for 11/9 has closed. The registration for 11/18 is still open. This 90-minute webinar will highlight the strategies found in new VDOE resources that detail mathematics supports and strategies educators can use to enhance instruction for students with disabilities in mathematics.
Date(s): 11/18/2020 1:00 PM - 11/18/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Some coaching in early autism intervention can take a “do it like this,” expert-driven style that unintentionally leaves parents always looking to the provider for answers and solutions. Learn about how the telehealth Early Start Denver Model looks to parents and caregivers as partners in supporting individuals with ASD. Laurie Vismara, PhD, An Early Start for Your Child with Autism
Date(s): 11/17/2020 6:00 PM - 11/17/2020 7:00 PM
Description: Effective online teaching requires different strategies and skills than what are required for in-person teaching. If teachers are going to engage students' heads, hearts, and hands in an online environment they need to carefully change how they teach. In this webinar, we will share frameworks, strategies, and examples that will help teachers to transform their learning activities to better engage students online. The School of Education within Mason's College of Education and Human Development...
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): 11/16/2020 11:00 AM - 11/16/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The holidays may bring extra challenges for families this year – and particularly so for individuals and loved ones on the autism spectrum. Tune in for tips on coping with the holiday season during the pandemic, including ideas for talking to loved ones on the spectrum about the virus and self-care tips of caregivers who may be dealing with separation from loved ones. Ally Jordan, PhD; Christine Hoffkins, MEd, BCBA; Lisa Latten, MS Ed; Caitlin LeGros, CNM, MSN; and Lisa Luxemberg, LMSW...
Date(s): 11/16/2020 11:00 AM - 11/16/2020 12:00 PM, 11/17/2020 11:00 AM - 11/17/2020 12:00 PM, 11/18/2020 11:00 AM - 11/18/2020 12:00 PM, 11/19/2020 11:00 AM - 11/19/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The Hampton Roads Consortium of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (HR-CCYSN) will host a series of topics surrounding Social Security Administration Supplemental Security Income, Virginia Medicaid and Virginia Medicaid Waivers This series is a multi-day series.  We will meet for 1 hour each day from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Monday, November 16th  -  Lizna Odhwani, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, will discuss Supplemental Security Income...
Date(s): 11/14/2020 9:00 AM - 11/14/2020 3:30 PM
Description: This distance learning workshop with John Almarode offers educators the opportunity to develop distance learning strategies that are purposeful and intentional with a focus on what works best to accelerate student learning, all while keeping equity at the forefront of the framework. This powerful methodology houses all the essentials for delivering truly hands-on distance learning experiences that are effective and impactful. Delve into the evidence on best teaching, assessment, and planning...
Date(s): 11/14/2020 9:00 AM - 11/14/2020 5:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Department of Special Education and Student Services (SESS), in collaboration with the Department of the Navy, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic is offering a one-day Military Family Symposium training opportunity for military families of students with disabilities and those who provide them with educational supports. The Symposium will be convened virtually using the ZOOM platform on Saturday, November 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logging onto the ZOOM...
Date(s): 11/13/2020 9:00 AM - 10/13/2020 6:00 PM, 11/14/2020 9:00 AM - 11/14/2020 6:30 PM
Description: The Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference is a source of information for anyone affected by dyslexia and other learning-based challenges.  The 2020 event will feature leading experts in the areas of dyslexia, structured literacy, and research who are transforming the science of reading in every classroom and into the fabric of today’s educational system.  We are excited to re-imagine the 2020 IDA Annual Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference as a dynamic,...
Date(s): 11/11/2020 10:00 AM - 11/11/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Have a document, presentation, or video that you’d like to improve the accessibility of? Would you like a little extra support or guidance before you dig in? Then bring your item to our virtual instructional material accessibility “rehab” session. AT Network members will work with you directly to correct accessibility errors in your instructional materials. Special attention will be given to VDOE and AT Network resources that you can use in the future to conduct your own...
Date(s): 11/6/2020 4:30 PM - 11/6/2020 6:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities and the Virginia Council for Exceptional Children, two state organizations supporting students with learning disabilities and learning differences, are joining forces to provide free quality professional development to educators throughout Virginia. The four part webinar series,offered on the first Friday of each month, will address current issues in the field of education. An expert, or panel of experts, will present practical suggestions for...
Date(s): 11/4/2020 4:00 PM - 11/4/2020 5:00 PM
Description: Presented by Cheri Sterman, Director of Education, Crayola; and James Wells, Innovative Teaching and Learning Manager, Crayola Hosted by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education Family engagement has always been essential for effective education. But now more than ever, teachers and families are co-educators. Creative experiences draw families into learning together! Hands-on projects bring every subject to life. In this edWebinar, Cheri Sterman and James Wells from Crayola...
Date(s): 11/4/2020 12:00 PM - 11/4/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Webinar #3: How to Teach Mathematics and Make Adaptations Within a DBI Framework on November 4, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm This webinar will focus on your instruction within a data-based individualization (DBI) framework. We'll focus on teaching mathematics using explicit instruction and multiple representations. We'll also describe how to make instructional adaptations in face-to-face or online mathematics instruction. The final installment of a three-part webinar series will share intensive...
Date(s): 11/2/2020 4:30 PM - 11/2/2020 5:30 PM, 11/4/2020 4:30 PM - 11/4/2020 5:30 PM, 11/9/2020 4:30 PM - 11/9/2020 5:30 PM, 11/12/2020 4:30 PM - 11/12/2020 5:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI) is a joint initiative among the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). The Initiative supports the Profile of a Virginia Graduate by redefining mathematics pathways for students in the Commonwealth to address the knowledge, skills, experiences, and attributes that students must attain to be successful in college and/or the workforce...
Date(s): 10/29/2020 2:00 PM - 10/29/2020 3:30 PM
Description: In this webinar, they will discuss some creative ways to design, develop and deliver useful and engaging virtual education for young children based on integrating loose parts (ordinary objects from home) to promoteactive play. They will also talk about ideas to limit screen time, and instead create a virtual balanced schedule that promotes equity. Early childhood educators are creative and innovative, and they are in the perfect position to deliver engaging and effective virtual learning. We...
Date(s): 10/29/2020 12:00 PM - 10/29/2020 1:00 PM
Description: The Workplace Readiness Toolkit includes weekly activities to reinforce workplace readiness skills that have already been taught at school. Each activity sheet focuses on one specific workplace readiness skill that can easily be practiced at home, supplemented with technology, and varied with modifications to meet the needs of all students.
Date(s): 10/28/2020 2:00 PM - 10/28/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Whether you are teaching in person or online, this information-packed webinar will provide strategies for using puppets to create engaging experiences for young children. Early childhood education author and classroom interactions expert, Jacky Howell will inspire you to use puppets as “pals” who help children with problem solving, empathy, community-building, and all aspects of development. Join this webinar to learn how to make puppets partners in your classroom community, whether...
Date(s): 10/28/2020 2:00 PM - 10/28/2020 3:00 PM
Description: VDOE is excited to announce that the work on the uniform quality measurement and improvement system is beginning this fall, with opportunities for input and feedback occurring throughout the year. The first webinar on the new system will take place on October 28th at 2:00 PM. During this webinar, VDOE will be providing an overview of the timeline and process for developing Virginia's new unified quality measurement and improvement system, which is a key component of the 2020 Early Childhood...
Date(s): 10/28/2020 1:00 PM - 10/28/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Overview: During these unprecedented times, education technology has been called upon to play a central role to support teaching and learning. This webinar will feature short user-case video demos of five edtech resources that are ready now for use in special education, as well as conversations by practitioners and experts about the role of edtech in meeting the needs children and students with or at risk for disabilities during “the new normal” in education. Hosted By:...
Date(s): 10/27/2020 3:00 PM - 10/27/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Leah D. Walker, Director of Equity and Community Engagement, Virginia Department of Education Leah currently serves as the Director for Equity and Community Engagement at the Virginia Department of Education where she leads statewide efforts aimed at advancing education equity, closing the achievement gap, and decreasing disproportionality in student outcomes. Dedicated to disrupting structural racism, Leah utilizes communication savvy, public relations expertise, and innovative...
Date(s): 10/27/2020 9:30 AM - 10/27/2020 5:00 PM
Description: 99/person – Unlimited Access, Two Live Keynote Presentations*, Eighteen Breakout Sessions And you have access to EVERYTHING! Keynote Sessions: *Keynote sessions will be live on October 27, 2020.  Video recordings will be available for both sessions after completion for no additional fee. 9:30 AM EST: Dyslexia is No Easy Foe by Clark Janell Setty  3:30 PM EST: From Little Things, Big Things Grow: The Public Health Imperative Driving Effective Early Reading Instruction by Pamela...
Date(s): 10/22/2020 2:00 PM - 10/22/2020 3:00 PM
Description: The VDOE is hosting a webinar on October 22 at 2:00 p.m. to spread awareness and provide technical assistance concerning ransomware attacks in our schools. It is encouraged that technology and instructional technology personnel responsible for cyber security in your division attend this webinar. School divisions are encouraged to follow these basic and minimal best practices for protection against ransomware and phishing attacks. Review, configure, and utilize built-in tools for spam...
Date(s): 10/22/2020 12:00 PM - 10/22/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Webinar #2: Assess with Purpose: Student Focused Assessments for the Synchronous and Asynchronous Math Learner on October 22, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm Curious about which assessments can support data-based individualization (DBI) in mathematics for your in-person or virtual learners? Part 2 of a three-part webinar series follows up the explanation of the DBI framework by helping differentiate the various assessment options as well as tips and tricks for using them during COVID-19 restrictions....
Date(s): 10/21/2020 12:00 PM - 10/21/2020 1:30 PM
Description: This workshop will review trauma and resilience science, explore individual skill development techniques in the three key areas identified for children who have experienced complex forms of trauma, identify systematic phased interventions that are applicable to caregivers in the home as well as professionals in the classroom. Finally, the workshop will discuss the importance of compassion fatigue and satisfaction. Save the Dates: November 18, 2020- Helping Police and First Responders Better...
Date(s): 10/20/2020 7:00 PM - 10/20/2020 8:00 PM, 10/27/2020 7:00 PM - 10/27/2020 7:00 PM
Description: October 20, 2020, 7pm - Session 1: Housing Resources for Virginians with Developmental DisabilitiesDo you know what “living with supports independently” means? It means that, regardless of the level of communication, physical, medical and behavioral support people need, people with developmental disabilities can live independently in their own housing with quality supports. Join us to learn about the financial assistance programs that make housing affordable for people with...
Date(s): 10/20/2020 9:15 AM - 10/20/2020 12:00 PM
Description: RICHMOND — Secretary of Education Atif Qarni and Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane will provide opening and closing remarks, respectively, during the 2020 Virginia Early Literacy Summit tomorrow (Tuesday, October 20). The half-day virtual summit will focus on the science behind developing early literacy, and will provide an opportunity for educators and division superintendents to learn about best practices and the role of division-level instructional leaders in implementing...
Date(s): 10/20/2020 9:00 AM - 10/20/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The 2020 Virginia Early Literacy Summit is a half-day virtual summit for educators and superintendents to dive into the science behind early literacy, learn from fellow practitioners about best practices, and reflect on changes required of division leaders to implement high quality early literacy programs. The summit is free, but space is limited and registration is required online in advance. Partners The 2020 Virginia Early Literacy Summit is presented by the following partners:...
Date(s): 10/19/2020 1:00 PM - 10/19/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Don’t miss out on this engaging, richly illustrated, and information-packed edWebinar, where Dr. Michael A. DiSpezio, COVID-19 education expert, will address what we have learned so far about the challenges and strategies for effective teaching in the time of COVID-19. In this edWebinar, Dr. DiSpezio returns to edWeb to share best practices that you can apply tomorrow whether you are teaching in the classroom, virtually, or in a hybrid environment. Discover how simple strategies can better...
Date(s): 10/17/2020 9:45 AM - 10/17/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Register the entire family for our virtual Falling into Place event, to be held the morning of Saturday, October 17. Enjoy separate fun (and safe) sessions for children, for teens, and for parents, caregivers and professionals.  We had to cancel our annual Spring Forward family fun day scheduled for May 2020 but we are excited to offer this abbreviated online Falling Into Place event for the entire family, and it's FREE! Two sessions of programs are open to all participants at 9:45 -10:45...
Date(s): 10/17/2020 8:30 AM - 10/17/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Registration Families and professionals are invited. Like last spring, children age 4 and older will participate in structured and supervised outdoor activities at The EDGE. Next door, a full  morning of learning and connection is planned for parents, caregivers, and professional partners.  This year, we have a youth and young adult track, including more time with our inspirational keynote presenter, adoptee and resiliency advocate Oleg Lougheed.  Sponsors: The VA Department...
Date(s): 10/17/2020 8:30 AM - 10/21/2020 6:30 PM
Description: The theme of this year's summit is "Scaling Up the Neurodiversity at Work Initiative". This virtual summit is a unique conference bringing together neurodiverse/neurodivergent individuals, employers, service agencies, educators and students, parents, and professionals from all areas of the field.  We are planning the conference with Universal Design in mind, to maximize accessibility and inclusion; we want neurodiverse individuals to participate. See the "What We're Doing...
Date(s): 10/14/2020 7:00 PM - 10/14/2020 8:30 PM
Description: This is a 90-minute webinar with Nolan Doyle, a Virginia mathematics educator. This session will focus on modifying and building Desmos Classroom Activities.
Date(s): 10/14/2020 - 10/16/2020
Description: Because of our desire to keep attendees safe and healthy during this global health crisis, we have rescheduled our National Family Engagement Summit to October 14-16, 2020. We will move existing conference registrations and hotel reservations over to these new dates. "Partnering for Equity, Opportunities and Excellence" Network with hundreds of educatiors from around the nation to learn innovative techniques, new ideas, and best practices for culturally relevant family engagement strategies....
Date(s): 10/13/2020 4:00 PM - 10/13/2020 5:00 PM
Description: In this new educational climate, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have more students and families in need of support through a trauma-informed lens. Join us for an edWebinar to explore the topic of trauma, the brain, and effective strategies to help teachers, students, and their families reach positive outcomes in school and at home. You will be excited about the opportunity to engage in this very important, relevant topic that will change the way you think about learning and the brain....
Date(s): 10/13/2020 3:00 PM - 10/13/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Terrence Wilson, J.D., Regional Policy and Community Engagement Director, IDRA Terrence Wilson, J.D., is IDRA’s Regional Policy and Community Engagement Director where he is working across the U.S. South to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and ensure equitable access to education for every student. He brings experience from a number of civil rights law and policy organizations that place equity and justice at the forefront of their work. He has worked across the country in...
Date(s): 10/13/2020 - 10/29/2020
Description: Free Virtual 2020 Dyslexia Conference- Information Recognizing and Supporting a Student with More than Dyslexia Tuesday, October 13th: 7pm-8pm Presenter: Brian Razzino, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Razzino & Associates LLC Register for Recognizing and Supporting a Student with More than Dyslexia This session will discuss behavioral and subjective aspects children can face and display. Too often these can include behavioral problems (ADHD, ODD, conduct problems) as well as anxiety...
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...
Date(s): 10/8/2020 2:00 PM - 10/8/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Webinar Information & Registration School districts are utilizing a multitude of scenarios regarding how school will be held this school year. For some instruction is happening in the school building and for others instruction is continuing with distance learning. Furthermore, some schools are using a hybrid of the two and it is likely that the manner in which instruction is provided may need to pivot during the year because of the impact of the pandemic. How can schools and families figure...
Date(s): 10/8/2020 1:00 PM - 10/8/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Webinar #1: Are you confused about how to provide data-based individualization (DBI) to support academic intensive intervention for your in-person or virtual learners? Part 1 of a three-part webinar series will share intensive interventions for mathematics and strategies for schools implementing DBI during COVID-19 restrictions. Join Dr. Erica Lembke, Stacy Hirt, and Stephanie Hopkins from the University of Missouri, and Alain Mota of Southern Methodist University for the free webinar....
Date(s): 10/7/2020 4:00 PM - 10/7/2020 5:30 PM
Description: This is a 90-minute webinar with Nolan Doyle, a Virginia mathematics educator. This session will focus on how Desmos Classroom Activities can be used to promote student engagement, including use in a virtual setting.
Date(s): 10/5/2020 3:00 PM - 10/5/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Our scholastic system has been greatly affected by COVID-19, and educators and administrators are trying to find their way to keeping students, parents and faculty safe. This edWebinar offers suggestions to create safety-driven standard operating procedures to do just that. From the moment someone walks through your doors, every possible measure should be taken to ensure the learning environment is sanitized and germ free. Temperature checks, disinfecting methods, social distancing—all of...
Date(s): 10/2/2020 4:30 PM - 10/2/2020 6:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities and the Virginia Council for Exceptional Children, two state organizations supporting students with learning disabilities and learning differences, are joining forces to provide free quality professional development to educators throughout Virginia. The four part webinar series,offered on the first Friday of each month, will address current issues in the field of education. An expert, or panel of experts, will present practical suggestions for...
Date(s): 9/30/2020 8:30 AM - 9/30/2020 9:00 AM, 9/30/2020 1:30 PM - 9/30/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Does your staff need more training support on functional assessment? Join us to chat about how you can use the NEW Functional Assessment Learning Paths and additional resources for staff development. We’ll highlight the following resources and talk about creative ways you can use them with your staff: Learning Paths: Functional Assessment Additional Resources: Assessment for Service Planning Tip Sheet Functional Assessment: Examples of Questions to Ask Families Healthy Beginnings:...
Date(s): 9/24/2020 7:00 PM - 9/24/2020 8:00 PM
Description: During the COVID-19 pandemic, families are struggling with the day-to-day activities life throws at them. Families with children receiving special education services in Virginia are finding it especially difficult to understand how these circumstances impact their student receiving the free appropriate public education they are entitled to. Keeping Track was created to provide support, information, and strategies to help families navigate the current state of special education. As divisions...
Date(s): 9/23/2020 7:00 PM - 9/23/2020 8:00 PM
Description: The second webinar in our Facing Fall: FFF Answers Your Questions about Virtual Learning and Special Needs series, this session offers suggestions for communicating effectively and efficiently with education partners in our new reality of virtual and distance learning. We know that family engagement in their students' schools pays off with better student outcomes, academically, behavioral and social emotionally. But this new context of virtual learning makes communication and meaningful...
Date(s): 9/21/2020 6:30 PM - 9/21/2020 8:30 PM
Description: Families with special needs children need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports. Navigating the world of disability benefits can be tricky, time consuming and overwhelming. This workshop will help make that process easier. Join us as we discuss in clear understandable...