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Date(s): 9/18/2020 11:00 AM - 9/18/2020 12:00 PM
Description: What is assistive technology (AT)? “Low-tech”? “High-tech”? What does it all mean and how can it help my child? In this introduction to AT, we’ll help connect the dots and answer your questions on how AT supports your child’s development. Presenter: Sharon C. Jones, M.Ed.Statewide Distance Education and Assistive Technology Coordinator, VDOE T/TAC
Date(s): 9/17/2020 3:00 PM - 9/17/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn how to create emotionally and physically safe, supportive, and engaging learning environments that promote all students’ social and emotional development. Specific strategies and considerations will be shared for how English teachers can enhance instructional practices to embed SEL into their curriculum and lesson plans.
Date(s): 9/16/2020 12:00 PM - 9/16/2020 1:30 PM
Description: This webinar will address services in the state that individuals with autism can receive to assess their potential to safely and independently operate a motor vehicle.  Components of a driving evaluation will be covered as well as strategies, techniques and technologies that might be useful for learning to drive.  Information on possible challenges and barriers will be shared as well as environmental supports and compensatory strategies.  A parent’s perspective regarding her...
Date(s): 9/15/2020 3:00 PM - 9/15/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Important Equity Considerations Amid COVID-19 Panelists Include: Quyen Duong, Student Services Specialist, Office of Student Services, Virginia Department of Education
Date(s): 9/11/2020 4:30 PM - 9/11/2020 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): 9/9/2020 7:00 PM - 9/9/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Registration for Sept. 9th Webinar The use of social media among our youth and their lack of understanding of the laws, possible exploitation, and effects are hurting our children at a skyrocketing rate. When given access to the internet, these children can be put in harm's way without realizing it, as most parents and caregivers of children that have access to the internet these days did not grow up with this tool. Most cannot relate and need to be educated in order to set boundaries...
Date(s): 9/3/2020 12:00 PM - 9/3/2020 1:00 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. Join Keri Peko, from Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) as she presents "Keeping Track", a program created to provide support, information,...
Date(s): 9/3/2020 12:00 PM - 9/3/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Registration As K-12 students head back to school in the coming weeks, many families are exploring the pros and cons of “learning pods” or “bubbles.” What should families take into consideration- from a health and a learning perspective- when deciding whether to pod or not?  The Webinar will explore questions such as: What is a “learning pod” and what models are out there?  What are the pros and cons from learning and health perspectives - and...
Date(s): 9/2/2020 6:30 PM - 9/2/2020 7:30 PM
Description: There are times when parents and schools simply do not agree on some issues affecting a child's education. They may try informal approaches to resolving the conflict, such as reviewing and revising the child’s IEP or holding a facilitated IEP meeting. When these collaborative efforts don’t result in agreement on what represents an appropriate education for the student, the law (IDEA) provides several approaches that parents and schools can use to help resolve the dispute.Join us to...
Date(s): 9/1/2020 3:00 PM - 9/1/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Best Practices Amid COVID-19  Presenter: Rebecca Kahila, School Safety and Discipline Specialist, Office of Student Services, Virginia Department of Education  
Date(s): 9/1/2020 12:00 PM - 9/1/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Join this lively web discussion to check in with yourself and other early intervention practitioners about experiences providing tele-intervention over the last 6 months. We will acknowledge the current reality of EI, process what tele-intervention has allowed you to do (differently? better?), share strategies and support for when tele-intervention is hard, and think about the future. Meet the Presenter: Dana Childress, Ph.D. Dana is an Early Intervention Professional Development...
Date(s): 8/31/2020 - 9/3/2020
Description: Better Together: The Importance of Partnership The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs—and an enduring impact. For over 15 years, the Inclusion Institute has drawn people from across the country and around the globe to Chapel Hill to...
Date(s): 8/26/2020 5:30 PM - 8/26/2020 6:30 PM, 8/27/2020 5:30 PM - 8/27/2020 6:30 PM, 8/31/2020 5:30 PM - 8/31/2020 6:30 PM, 9/1/2020 5:30 PM - 9/1/2020 6:30 PM, 9/2/2020 5:30 PM - 9/2/2020 6:30 PM, 9/3/2020 5:30 PM - 9/3/2020 6:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education's English Learner Instruction Program is offering a new series of webinars geared to support families as they prepare for the upcoming school year, specifically supporting learning at home. English: August 26; 5:30 p.m. Spanish: August 27; 5:30 p.m. Urdu: August 31, 5:30 p.m.  Arabic: September 1, 5:30 p.m.  French: September 2, 5:30 p.m. Vietnamese: September 3, 5:30 p.m. *No registration is required; families join live.
Date(s): 8/20/2020 9:00 AM - 8/20/2020 10:00 AM, 8/20/2020 11:00 AM - 8/20/2020 12:00 PM, 8/27/2020 7:00 PM - 8/27/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks are formative assessments that align to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL). These resources are designed to help teachers identify students with unfinished learning and assist them in filling potential gaps “just in time.” As new content is taught throughout the school year, teachers can use these Quick Checks to identify and diagnose unfinished learning at grade level and/or to assess understanding of prerequisite knowledge that...
Date(s): 8/19/2020 12:00 PM - 8/19/2020 1:30 PM
Description: Navigating supports and services for individuals can be very challenging. If you do not know where to start, the process can be that much more complex. Even once you have a foot in the door, understanding the nuances of what can be covered, when, and with what documentation and through which funding can make accessing services and supports daunting. Come learn about current supports and services available through the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in collaboration...
Date(s): 8/19/2020 11:00 AM - 8/19/2020 12:00 PM, 8/19/2020 7:00 PM - 8/20/2020 8:00 PM, 8/26/2020 9:00 AM - 8/26/2020 10:00 AM
Description: Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks are formative assessments that align to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL). These resources are designed to help teachers identify students with unfinished learning and assist them in filling potential gaps “just in time.” As new content is taught throughout the school year, teachers can use these Quick Checks to identify and diagnose unfinished learning at grade level and/or to assess understanding of prerequisite knowledge that...
Date(s): 8/18/2020 2:00 PM - 8/18/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Registration is unavailable but you can sign up to get the recording.  It will be posted after the live session. Due to COVID-19 and new guidelines from state and local health officials, school leaders, teachers and staff are faced with the new challenge of maintaining social distancing at school and in classrooms in the upcoming school year. In this edWebinar, Aimee Dearmon, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA, will discuss the challenges associated with social distancing in school buildings and in...
Date(s): 8/18/2020 11:00 AM - 8/18/2020 12:00 PM, 8/25/2020 7:00 PM - 8/25/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks are formative assessments that align to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL). These resources are designed to help teachers identify students with unfinished learning and assist them in filling potential gaps “just in time.” As new content is taught throughout the school year, teachers can use these Quick Checks to identify and diagnose unfinished learning at grade level and/or to assess understanding of prerequisite knowledge that...
Date(s): 8/12/2020 4:00 PM - 8/12/2020 4:45 PM
Description: Join us for a 30-minute interview with Lisa Geraci Rigoni of The Organizing Mentors, followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Ms. Geraci Rigoni will share her expertise as a professional organizer on how to create a space that accommodates the needs of parents and caregivers to work from home while children and youth participate in their virtual school classes.   This is 2nd of 3 in FFF’s Pandemic Learning  webinar/discussion series.
Date(s): 8/12/2020 12:00 PM - 8/12/2020 1:00 PM
Description: The pandemic has created new and unique changes for special education families. Join Lorraine Hightower for tips and tools that will help you be an effective and powerful advocate for your special needs student. Lorraine is a certified dyslexia and special education advocate who works with families to support children of all ages. Through her personal outreach she continues to inform and influence local education leaders, legislators and community members on best practices for children with...
Date(s): 8/11/2020 10:00 AM - 8/11/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration webinar. The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for early childhood special education (ECSE) programs. Since each division is different, this may include directors, coordinators, specialists, lead teachers, or others serving in this capacity. The webinar is specifically designed for ECSE...
Date(s): 8/10/2020 4:00 PM - 8/10/2020 5:00 PM, 8/31/2020 4:00 PM - 8/31/2020 5:00 PM
Description: EL Instruction Webinars: Strategies for Enhancing Co-Teaching Relationships (Aug. 10, 2020) This VDOE webinar will feature strategies for building and maintaining collaborative partnerships for planning and implementing English Learner instruction. EL Instruction Webinar: Co-Teaching and ELs (Aug. 31, 2020) Learn about co-teaching models and ideas for implementing it in your classroom or school for English Learners.
Date(s): 8/6/2020 11:00 AM - 8/6/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Matthew Newton - Using video in virtual instruction is a popular and effective way to present information to students. Students with disabilities, particularly those with hearing or visual impairments, may need supports such as captioning, transcripts, or visual descriptions to fully access your instructional video content. During this webinar, we will demonstrate how teachers can efficiently add these supports to their instructional videos using well known tools like...
Date(s): 8/5/2020 4:00 PM - 8/5/2020 4:45 PM
Description: Supporting Positive Behaviors during Learning at Home is the first webinar in the Pandemic Learning: Preparing Your Home for Virtual Schooling webinar and discussion series. This webinar, and the two to follow, will devote 30 minutes to content presentation and then up to 15 minutes of Q&A, facilitated through our webinar platform. The webinar will also be available for replay via our website. Supporting Positive Behaviors During Learning at Home is a discussion of practical and positive...
Date(s): 8/5/2020 2:00 PM - 8/5/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Registration to attend the live presentation is now full. You can sign up below to receive an email with the recording link. Students who receive reading instruction in both general education and intervention settings are often experiencing two vastly different instructional experiences. As a result, we see lots of reading instruction, with only limited growth relative to the amount of instruction. In this informative and engaging edWebinar, attendees will: Understand how to implement tiered...
Date(s): 8/5/2020 1:00 PM - 8/5/2020 4:45 PM, 8/6/2020 1:00 PM - 8/6/2020 4:45 PM
Description: Join Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni, and Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. James Lane for the this virtual conference, which will bring together educators and leaders from across the state to explore the implications of institutional racism in public education and raise state discourse and action around courageous teaching and leading, equity, and the principles of anti-racism. Educators and education leaders are encouraged to register and...
Date(s): 8/4/2020 3:00 PM - 8/4/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., is an IDRA family engagement coordinator. Currently serving as the professional development team leader for IDRA, he brings extensive experience in working with school personnel, parents and students. His career in education spans four decades and has included teaching at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels. Mr. Montemayor received a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from St. Edwards University Austin and a master’s...
Date(s): 8/4/2020 2:00 PM - 8/4/2020 3:30 PM
Description: OSEP is hosting the third and final installment of its webinar series on Continuity of Learning during COVID-19 on August 4, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET.  This series is showcasing ready-to-use resources, tools, and practices from OSEP partners to support the educational, developmental, behavioral, and social/emotional needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities through remote and distance learning. This third webinar in the series will present strategies and...
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): 7/29/2020 10:00 AM - 7/29/2020 11:00 AM, 8/5/2020 10:00 AM - 8/5/2020 11:00 AM, 8/12/2020 10:00 AM - 8/12/2020 11:00 AM, 8/19/2020 10:00 AM - 8/19/2020 11:00 AM
Description: Each Wednesday starting June 17 we will present a topic of interest to world language teachers and supervisors in preparation for reentry in the 2020-2021 school year. All sessions will be recorded and made available for later access. Registration is required for live participation. Participants may choose to join any sessions live, and there is no requirement to join any specific sessions. July 29: Making the Can-Dos accessible for studentsAug 5: Creating Engaging Activities for ALL World...
Date(s): 7/28/2020 11:00 AM - 7/28/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Gina Martin and Matthew Newton - PDF accessibility can be complex and overwhelming. In this webinar, we’ll provide tools to help build your confidence in overcoming the challenges of making PDFs accessible! We will explore how to build accessible PDFs by looking at some beginning steps like basic tagging, alt-text for graphics, and reading order. We will be demonstrating how to make these .pdf accessibility modifications using tools included in Adobe Acrobat software and...
Date(s): 7/27/2020 - 7/30/2020
Description: SLP Summit is a 4-day virtual event with 8 speakers from across the country. We know you’re busy and need practical tips and strategies that you can implement right away. Over these 4 days, you will learn from some amazing SLPs who will be sharing their best tips and tricks. We’ll cover these highly requested topics: Diversity in Children’s Literature; SLP Stress Management; Phonological Interventions; Working in Self Contained Classrooms; SLP Advocacy; School-Based Dysphagia...
Date(s): 7/23/2020 7:00 PM - 7/23/2020 9:15 PM
Description: This FREE event to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live.  Actor and activist Danny Woodburn will host the celebration that will feature performers, artists, singers, dancers, poets, filmmakers and storytellers with disabilities. We'll hear from from disability rights leaders, including Senator Tom Harkin, Judy Heumann, Governor Tom Ridge, Tony Coelho and Marlee Matlin. Join us to mark the 30th Anniversary...
Date(s): 7/22/2020 12:00 PM - 7/22/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Holly Nester and Shelley Jewell This lunch hour discussion will be full of interactive ideas that will hold student's attention in order to increase engagement and participation. We will highlight the favorite activities from SLPs, OTs, and PTs currently providing virtual therapies and invite participants to share their own favorite ideas as well. Let's pack our virtual toolkit full of new ideas!  
Date(s): 7/21/2020 8:00 AM - 7/22/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Prerequisite: PECS Level 1 Training This two-day training focuses on creating lessons and activities to promote communication throughout the day. Beginning with a review of the Pyramid Approach to Education as it relates to PECS, we guide you in refining your PECS implementation and discuss current challenges you have experienced within the six phases. As you acquire teaching strategies on expanding vocabulary and syntax combined with new ideas for materials, we will discuss how to increase...
Date(s): 7/20/2020 - 8/20/2020
Description: Ever wonder how you can get your students to develop as reflective thinkers? Participants in this self-paced workshop will learn where, when, and how to implement reflection as a means of self-assessment and move away from traditional assessment and grading techniques. Each of these low-prep, high impact strategies will be shared in a hands-on and engaging way. Do not expect a lecture, but do be prepared to participate from the comfort of your own home and on your own time. Many strategies to...
Date(s): 7/19/2020 - 7/21/2020
Description: Empowering African American Males with Disabilities to Overcome Barriers, Become Self-Determined, and to Graduate High School College & Career Ready. Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day summit. Through utilizing state leadership and mentors, young men ages 13-21 engage in activity-based learning. Participants unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become...
Date(s): 7/15/2020 5:00 PM, 7/22/2020 5:00 PM, 7/29/2020 5:00 PM, 8/5/2020 5:00 PM, 8/12/2020 5:00 PM, 8/19/2020 5:00 PM, 8/26/2020 5:00 PM
Description: Registration As these unprecedented times continue in many different ways, you as early interventionists/early childhood special education staff are being called upon to support infants, toddlers, preschoolers, young children and their families through so many different life-changing events; the COVID-19 pandemic, racial trauma and inequity demonstrations are transforming regularly how you provide intervention and/or teach. The stress and anxiety caused by how these events are impacting you and...
Date(s): 7/15/2020 12:00 PM - 7/15/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Holly Nester and Shelley Jewell Buy-in and knowledge of the facilitator is just as important as engagement of the student for a successful virtual therapy session. Whether it is a parent, other family member, child care provider, etc., these individuals are instrumental in assisting the therapist during sessions. During this hour, we will discuss coaching strategies to support the facilitator and help them feel empowered to assist the student achieve therapy goals.
Date(s): 7/14/2020 3:00 PM - 7/14/2020 4:00 PM
Description: July 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm Strategies to Support Multilingual/English Learner Students in Remote Learning Environments
Date(s): 7/12/2020 8:00 PM - 8/16/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) Workshop Series facilitated by PEATC Being informed about the parts of literacy, how children learn to read, and why they might struggle can help you make better decisions about your child’s education. Research shows that when schools, teachers, and families are well-informed, children make greater gains in reading and writing. This free self-paced online workshop series provides parents with the foundations, tips, and tools on helping their...
Date(s): 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): 7/9/2020 10:00 AM - 7/9/2020 11:30 AM, 7/16/2020 10:00 AM - 7/16/2020 11:30 AM, 7/23/2020 10:00 AM - 7/23/2020 11:30 AM
Description: Register for July 9 - Session 1: Creating the Conditions for Successful Inclusion (Registration is closed) Register for July 16 - Session 2: Supporting Instructional Change (Registration is closed.) Register for July 23 - Session 3: Aligning Staffing, Schedules and Priorities (Registration is closed.) This three-part series has been designed for Virginia’s principals, special education administrators, teacher leaders, and central office leaders, interested in building a set of skills and...
Date(s): 7/9/2020 9:00 AM - 7/9/2020 11:00 AM
Description: For more than 30 years, children with disabilities have been guaranteed the right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). All parents are equal participants in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) development for their child according to the law, but IEPs can be confusing and very stressful for parents. Whether your child is just starting in the special education system, transitioning from one school to another, or you just need a refresher this workshop will be beneficial for you....
Date(s): 7/8/2020 12:00 PM - 7/8/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Holly Nester and Shelley Jewell In this lunch hour discussion, we are going to explore a few of the most widely used platforms that meet Virginia's recommended guidelines for providing virtual therapies. We will share interactive features of each platform and tips and tricks for maximizing your sessions.
Date(s): 7/7/2020 2:00 PM
Description: This webinar will explore strategies for supporting young children with identified disabilities or suspected delays and their families during these challenging times. Consider how to develop a plan that will ensure a review of each child’s Individual Educational Program (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) in partnership with special education and early intervention partners in order to maintain high quality service delivery from a distance or through summer programming....
Date(s): 6/25/2020 4:00 PM - 6/25/2020 5:15 PM
Description: Registration deadline is noon, June 22, 2020. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Join us as we explore the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Learn how your family can start early in sharing concepts and skills from the ECC with your children throughout normal, daily activities! Some of the areas uniquely affected by impaired vision and included in the ECC are: Sensory Efficiency: Using all senses to access information in an...
Date(s): 6/24/2020 - 6/25/2020
Description:  Opening Doors-Unlocking Potential 2020 Instruction for Successful Transition, Preparing All Learners for the Future  June 24-25, 2020, Richmond-Midlothian, Virginia (Specific location is being confirmed) Save these dates for the 14th annual ODUP Institute, Virginia’s Go-To event designed to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing and other educators who work directly with students who are d/hh! ODUP 2020 will continue its strong...
Date(s): 6/22/2020 1:00 PM - 6/22/2020 4:00 PM, 6/23/2020 1:00 PM - 6/23/2020 4:00 PM, 6/24/2020 9:00 AM - 6/24/2020 12:00 PM, 6/29/2020 1:00 PM - 6/29/2020 4:00 PM, 6/30/2020 1:00 PM - 6/30/2020 4:00 PM, 8/3/2020 1:00 PM - 8/3/2020 4:00 PM, 8/4/2020 2:00 PM - 8/4/2020 5:00 PM, 8/5/2020 1:00 PM - 8/5/2020 4:00 PM
Description: The IEP process is an art of collaborating with team members with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, backgrounds, perspectives, and individual concerns, and must navigate all of those while following procedures and regulations. This professional development workshop is designed to help school personnel enhance their capacity around participating in IEP meetings and connecting with families. Discussion will include a view from ‘both’ sides of the table and practical...
Date(s): 6/20/2020 - 7/21/2020
Description: Registration VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (1.5 – 5.0 credits) based on your survey feedback. These 4 courses, developed a the Perkins School for the Blind, will be available starting today and ending July 21, 2020, free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Those who register with VSDB Outreach before 4:00 pm June 20, 2020 will be sent a code...