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Date(s): 6/29/2022 - 6/30/2022
Description: Some of the most innovative practitioners from around the country will share their creative resilience strategies shaped by the best emerging science. The strategy series will usher in CRI’s 7th Annual Conference, which is themed The Resilience Strategy Showcase.  The conference will be held virtually on June 29th and 30th, with two days of pre-conference training preceding the conference.  The Resilience Showcase will feature practitioners from around the country...
Date(s): 6/27/2022 - 6/28/2022
Description: The IPT Academy is full. Check-in will take place on June 26. The Best Practices in Inclusion Education (BPI) academy is a two-day academy designed for teachers teaching in an adapted curriculum to students with cognitive disabilities. It will provide teachers with strategies and instructional resources to support their instruction using the Virginia Essentialized Standards of Learning (VESOL).
Date(s): 6/27/2022 - 6/30/2022
Description: Registration for this event is closed. Please contact Yvonne Skingley at skinglyx@jmu.edu to be put on the waitlist. This academy is seeking 100 early-career special education teachers (beginning through year 3) and 20 veteran special education teachers (who may apply to serve as coaches). This academy is open to special educators throughout Virginia. The goal of SETSA is to build the capacity and efficacy of early-career special education teachers by improving teacher effectiveness and reducing...
Date(s): 6/26/2022 - 6/30/2022
Description: More Information and Registration for Content Teaching Academy - The Content Teaching Academy (CTA) is a professional development program for in-service teachers. The CTA serves about 300-400 teachers annually in a variety of topics from computer science to fine arts. The programs (Academies) offer high quality professional development that include in-depth studies in a range of content areas. In addition, each component of the CTA is designed to engage participants in critical dialogues of...
Date(s): 6/23/2022 9:00 AM - 6/24/2022 3:00 PM
Description: An exciting opportunity for parents new to the world of Special Education. This means your child has been involved in special education for three (3) years or less. This training is designed to be the first step for parents in becoming collaborative leaders. Parent Institute connects new parents with resources and guidance in navigating special education in Virginia. Participants will be introduced to the special education process, discover new resources, and have opportunities to network.
Date(s): 6/22/2022 9:00 AM - 6/24/2022 1:00 PM
Description: More Information and Registration - Opening Doors Unlocking Potential, ODUP 2022, Practices in Perseverence to Inspire Possibilities, is Virginia's Go-To event in public school deaf and hard of hearing education. It is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals and parents working directly with students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. ODUP 2022 will focus on effective strategies to positively impact academic outcomes for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This...
Date(s): 6/22/2022 9:00 AM - 6/23/2022 3:30 PM
Description: This is a two-day LIVE virtual experience for High-Quality Work-Based Learning (HQWBL) stakeholders. Throughout this professional development opportunity, there will be sessions featuring inspiring stories of HQWBL successes, best practices on how to establish and expand business partnerships for the HQWBL instructional methods, career opportunities for HQWBL experiences, learning from colleagues and business partners during interactive sessions with your peers across the Commonwealth,  and...
Date(s): 6/21/2022 6:30 PM - 6/21/2022 8:00 PM
Description: People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities are often left out of the conversations about human sexuality. It is important for everyone to have sex education & self-advocacy skills to make healthy choices, prevent abuse & see themselves as sexual beings. Talking with your young & grown children about sex can be a challenging task. Parents, guardians & caregivers often worry whether talking about sex gives permission & whether they can be safe from harm when in a...
Date(s): 6/21/2022 1:00 PM - 6/21/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Register for Virtual Session: Rough Seas to Smooth Sailing In these rough seas, as the captain, it could be tempting to jump a sinking ship. Together, we will explore practices and strategies to create a culture of wellness within your classroom to stay afloat. This three hour, virtual session will include: Understanding of the stress cycle and impact of collective trauma Wellness strategies for the classroom Personal wellness strategies Opportunities to collaborate, process, and practice Time...
Date(s): 6/21/2022 9:45 AM - 6/21/2022 4:12 PM, 6/22/2022 10:00 AM - 6/22/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Pre-Conference: June 21, 2022 9:45am-12:30pm & Conference: June 22, 2022 10am- 4pm Students THRIVE in climates where they feel safe and supported. Through the pre-conference sessions, participants will: Gain a better understanding of the School Climate and Working Conditions survey Explore a data-informed decision-making process that can be used to inform divisions and/or school wide practices The conference will kick off with an exciting and restoring keynote presentation from nationally...
Date(s): 6/21/2022 8:30 AM - 6/21/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Registration for this event is closed. The event is full. Please contact Yvonne Skingley at skinglyx@jmu.edu or 540.568.6746 if you have any questions or to be placed on the waitlist. This year, the SLP Summer Institute offers a broad scope of topics to enhance knowledge and improve clinical decision-making skills for speech-language pathologists. Come join us to engage in 6 hours of professional development in the areas of language/literacy, fluency, selective mutism and the production of /r/!...
Date(s): 6/21/2022 - 6/23/2022
Description: Register for June 21, 2022, 12:30pm - 2:00pm Register for June 22, 2022, 12:30pm - 2:00pm Register for June 23, 2022, 12:30pm - 2:00pm By the end of the session, instructional coaches will: Understand the importance of HLPs in improving student outcomes. Learn about a framework that supports novice teachers and ongoing individualized professional learning, growth, and development. Understand resources available to support instructional coaches. Earn 1.5 hours – Certificate of Attendance
Date(s): 6/21/2022 - 6/23/2022
Description: Register for June 21, 2022, 9:00 – 10:30 AM Register for June 22, 2022, 4:00 – 5:30 PM Register for June 23, 2022, 9:00 – 10:30 AM By the end of the session, administrators and school leaders will: Understand the importance of HLPs in improving student outcomes. Learn about a framework that supports novice teachers and teacher retention. Understand ways TTAC supports schools and divisions by designing and customizing professional learning in HLPs. Learn ways TTAC helps schools...
Date(s): 6/15/2022 6:30 PM - 6/15/2022 7:30 PM
Description: Supported Decision-Making is a way for people with disabilities to make their own decisions, with support from people they trust, and be more in control of their lives and rights. Working and managing money can be difficult for some people with disabilities, especially those who receive public benefits like SSI, SSDI, and Medicaid. In this session, we’ll explore ways people can use Supported Decision-Making to manage their money, create financial goals in IEPs, work and earn money while...
Date(s): 6/15/2022 5:00 PM - 6/15/2022 6:00 PM
Description: Just four months ago, the U.S. Surgeon General put out a rare public health advisory: Students are in a life or death mental health crisis. Effectively supporting students AND their families is critical to young people’s mental wellness, learning and thriving. Join renowned author and leadership expert Stedman Graham and equity leader and Menifee Union School District Student Support Services Director, ShaKenya Edison, to learn practical strategies to support and empower students and...
Date(s): 6/15/2022 2:00 PM - 6/15/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Wondering how to create a more sustainable, Earth-friendly environment for young learners? In this webinar, environmental education expert, Dr. Patty Born Selly offers an approachable, efficient entry point for educators who wish to instill eco-friendly values and practices in their programs. Get tips on how to assess your current environment and practices, prioritize needs, and make realistic changes that will create healthier environments for children and the planet. Your presenter will...
Date(s): 6/14/2022 6:30 PM - 6/14/2022 7:30 PM
Description: The use of technology has increased instances of cyberbullying. Individuals with disabilities are at a greater risk of not only being cyberbullied but also of using technology to bully someone else. During this interactive workshop, we will discuss the types of cyberbullying, learn the warning signs, and explore the motivations of those who engage in cyberbullying. Because cyberbullying has created challenges for students, parents, school personnel, and law enforcement, we hope to provide...
Date(s): 6/14/2022 6:00 PM - 6/14/2022, 6/20/2022 4:30 PM - 6/20/2022
Description: Averett University will be hosting virtual information sessions on June 14 at 6 p.m. and June 20 at 4:30 p.m. for anyone interested in pursuing a PreK-6, 6-8 or 6-12 Special Education Add-On endorsement through the online certificate program. Options are available to support provisionally licensed SPED teachers as well. Register today or email questions to Dr. Jaime Stacy, M.Ed.
Date(s): 6/14/2022 3:00 PM - 6/14/2022 4:00 PM
Description: While all learning is social and emotional, the pandemic has brought an even more increased focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) and student and staff well-being. Because of this, many districts are tasked with building SEL teams, in addition to providing supports for staff already in place. According to CASEL, the SEL team is a dedicated, representative group of individuals whose task is to lead a coordinated approach and continuous improvement of schoolwide SEL implementation. For the...
Date(s): 6/14/2022 - 6/16/2022
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 youth and families will learn about 3 key components of self-determination: Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness. Youth will attend sessions that help them understand these...
Date(s): 6/13/2022 8:00 AM - 6/27/2022 11:30 PM
Description: The IEP process can be difficult and stressful. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, perspectives, and individual concerns. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and there are occasions when conflict may erupt as a result of managing emotions while simultaneously following policy and procedures. PEATC, in collaboration with VDOE, has developed IEP University (IEPU) to help provide families and professionals with accurate and useful...
Date(s): 6/9/2022 6:00 PM - 6/9/2022, 6/13/2022 6:00 PM - 6/13/2022
Description: Tinder, Grindr and More, June 9th, 6:00 pm Individuals with disabilities want to be in relationships, but often struggle with just how to meet people. One of the ways they can meet people is through dating apps. This webinar will share information that parents need to know about dating apps, including a demo of an actual dating app. We will talk about skills that are needed to navigate these apps safely and how to avoid scams as well. Teaching Consent, June 13th, 6:00 pm The rates of sexual...
Date(s): 6/8/2022 2:00 PM - 6/8/2022 3:30 PM
Description: What if you had a magic wand that could cast a sparkly protective cloak over young children facing adversity? With fairytales, you do! It’s no secret that early childhood programs struggle to address the needs of children impacted by toxic stress while also offering the rich learning opportunities all young children deserve. This webinar offers a unique framework that nurtures the social and emotional health of children while providing vibrant and engaging early literacy experiences: all...
Date(s): 6/7/2022 6:30 PM - 6/7/2022 8:00 PM
Description: There are state government benefits available to individuals with disabilities. It’s important to understand that benefits such as personal assistance and community support can play an important role in planning for the future. Navigating state disability services can be difficult, time-consuming, and overwhelming. This workshop explains Virginia’s Medicaid Waivers, eligibility for services, and how to obtain this state benefit.
Date(s): 6/1/2022 2:00 PM - 6/1/2022 3:30 PM
Description: More Information & Registration The news story emerging from Uvalde, Texas has created fear ripples in schools and families across America. Teachers and parents are struggling to know how to manage their own fears and anxieties and how best to support their young children with questions that may be asked. While teachers and families try to shield their children from hearing about the recent events in Uvalde, children are still likely overhearing conversations, seeing media coverage, and may...
Date(s): 5/26/2022 6:30 PM - 5/26/2022 7:30 PM
Description: The use of technology has increased instances of cyberbullying. Individuals with disabilities are at a greater risk of not only being cyberbullied but also of using technology to bully someone else. During this interactive workshop, we will discuss the types of cyberbullying, learn the warning signs, and explore the motivations of those who engage in cyberbullying. Because cyberbullying has created challenges for students, parents, school personnel, and law enforcement, we hope to provide...
Date(s): 5/26/2022 2:00 PM - 5/26/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Curriculum implementation is more vital than ever in early childhood classrooms. The past two years has been entirely disruptive for children and families. In fact, many children have missed out on preschool entirely. Programs are suffering from severe staffing shortages and restricted operations. Now more than ever, every moment in a preschoolers’ day matter, and teachers are feeling the pressure to make those moments count. Your current challenge as a program leader now is how to do a...
Date(s): 5/25/2022 2:00 PM - 5/25/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Complementary Curriculum Approach is a way of approaching curriculum that builds upon your ability to personalize the environment and understand your role in children’s learning. Join this engaging webinar by the authors, Lisa Kuh and Iris Ponte to learn about how to support children’s play and cultivate classroom environments with rich, interesting learning experiences at the core. Iris and Lisa will share four strategic and powerful teaching intentions that will invigorate your...
Date(s): 5/25/2022 2:00 PM - 5/25/2022 3:30 PM
Description: This webinar will explore how the Complementary Curriculum Approach will help you trade ‘harried and chaotic’ for ‘settled and engaged’. You will learn how to prepared your classroom environment, productive choice making, intentional presentations of materials, socially constructed learning experiences, and emergent curriculum. You will come away with new ways of working with children. Join us to: identify current challenges in their own settings and learn how to remove...
Date(s): 5/25/2022 2:00 PM - 5/25/2022
Description: As students and their families look at college options, the question of how to pay for it is on everyone’s mind. No one solution is going to work for all students, so this webinar will share information on several funding options that students and families can explore, such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Medicaid, scholarships, federal student aid, Veteran’s benefits, and ABLE accounts. We will share details of each funding source and discuss the conditions under which available...
Date(s): 5/25/2022 12:00 PM
Description: Join us for a panel discussion to hear how early childhood program leaders in Virginia are using CLASS to support their teachers and improve children’s early learning experiences.  Leaders from public and private settings, including child care, family day homes, Head Start and VPI will be represented on the panel. 
Date(s): 5/24/2022 6:30 PM - 5/24/2022
Description: Join PEATC for this important presentation by Dr. Staci Carr, where she will talk about how to support sexual choice while staying safe. During this webinar, we will discuss sexuality, how to support safe sexual exploration while prompting autonomy and independence. We will explore the dangers of the internet and pornography and talk about ways to help keep our loved ones safe.
Date(s): 5/24/2022 5:00 PM - 5/24/2022 6:00 PM
Description: In this webinar we will share examples of and strategies for using technology to allow students to personalize their learning in meaning ways.Currently, teachers are tasked with creating the new normal by strategically blending the best of learning online with the best of learning in-person. In these webinars we will share the 4Es framework for creating quality blended activities that: • ENABLE new types of learning activities,• EXTEND the time, place, and ways that students can master...
Date(s): 5/24/2022 3:30 PM - 5/24/2022
Description: Youth and young adults with disabilities (Y&YADs) are complex, multi-faceted, and diverse, in terms of disability type, racial and ethnic background, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and involvement in other systems such as juvenile justice and foster care. “Intersectionality” refers to how these various identities overlap in ways that can be empowering or oppressive. Y&YADs with intersecting identities can face numerous barriers (e.g., additional...
Date(s): 5/21/2022 8:30 AM - 5/21/2022 4:00 PM
Description: The spring symposium will be held in-person at Virginia Wesleyan University. The theme for the symposium is Educational Partnerships: Yours + Mine = Ours, with an emphasis on co-teaching.  VCLD's 2022 Symposium will feature 26 presentations, eight roundtables, and a panel discussion by leading experts in the field. We look forward to welcoming general and special educators from throughout the state for this amazing day of professional development and networking.
Date(s): 5/19/2022 7:00 PM - 5/19/2022 8:00 PM
Description: When attending an individualized education program (IEP) meeting, parents and caregivers may be confused about whether or not their child qualifies for Extended School Year (ESY) services. ESY is a crucial aspect of special education and it can be very beneficial, when it is deemed appropriate. In this webinar, participants will learn what the IEP team members should look for to determine which students are eligible for ESY, what questions to ask in an IEP meeting when you believe your child is...
Date(s): 5/19/2022 6:30 PM - 5/19/2022 8:00 PM
Description: Are you interested in learning more about service animals for yourself? For your child? Nancy Lagasse is an expert in the area and has a service dog herself. In this webinar, Nancy will provide you with information about service animals in schools, traveling with a service animal and the too frequent use of fake service animals. Nancy will discuss the laws that cover all of these areas and will answer your questions.
Date(s): 5/19/2022 3:30 PM - 5/19/2022 4:30 PM
Description: Join us as we explore HLPs that improve student outcomes. Teachers will learn ways to integrate HLPs into practice.  Time for discussion and sharing ideas are embedded into professional learning sessions, which are organized around specific topics and HLPs.  Consultation and Coaching hours to support teachers’ implementation of HLPs will be available after each session and occur weekly. Register for May 19, 2022: Facilitating Effective Meetings and Collaborating with Families...
Date(s): 5/19/2022 3:00 PM - 5/19/2022 4:30 PM
Description: For VECAP and CAVEWAS: Please only register ONE time per month. You will not receive notice until registration closes at 12pm EST the day before the VEW along with the Zoom link and any necessary information from the speaker. If you have questions or need to ensure your registration was captured, please contact the Home Office: vecapoffice@gmail.com Thank you!
Date(s): 5/19/2022 2:00 PM - 5/19/2022 3:30 PM
Description: There is wide consensus that developmentally appropriate education for young children incorporates play-based learning. But play is more than free play, outdoor play, and dramatic play! Game play is also fun and enriching. In fact, you may already use many kinds of games in your classroom. But are all the games you offer aligned with developmentally appropriate practice? Research reveals competitive games can have negative effects on classroom climate and children’s behavior. Conversely,...
Date(s): 5/18/2022 2:00 PM - 5/18/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Because of the expansion of preschool programs in public school districts, the majority of principals are now required to supervise early childhood teachers and classrooms. Unfortunately, information on child development and early childhood education is not a mandatory component of administrative training programs in most states nor is it a top priority for professional development for administrators working in public school districts. As a result, nationwide, principals are expressing their...
Date(s): 5/17/2022 5:00 PM - 5/17/2022 6:00 PM
Description: Educators play an essential role in students’ social-emotional development. It’s not just a 30-minute class or a single worksheet; you are teaching social-emotional learning (SEL) to your students throughout the school day. SEL is learned through their relationships in the classroom. Every day, you’re tasked with teaching students who have a wide range of academic and emotional needs, and every day, you show up for them, you support them, and you put their emotional well-being...
Date(s): 5/17/2022 1:00 PM - 5/17/2022 2:30 PM
Description: Presented by: Kathryn Sabella, UMass Chan Medical School - Young adults with serious mental health conditions experience a unique set of challenges as they transition to adulthood and navigate school, training, and work. This three-part series will first provide audience members with a general understanding of this population, then describe how this group navigates school, training, and work, and conclude with an important consideration of how services can and should consider young adults needs...
Date(s): 5/17/2022 11:00 AM - 5/17/2022 12:30 PM
Description: This event is for Families, Youth/Young adults with disabilties & Adult System represenatives. Join Us for Part 2 as we continue our discussion with NTACT-The Collaborative on the following: Increased understanding of the Vocational Rehabilitation process and transition services including a distinction between pre-employment transition services and Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Increased understanding of why, when, and how students and youth can access pre-employment transition...
Date(s): 5/17/2022 8:00 AM - 5/17/2022 3:30 PM, 5/18/2022 8:00 AM - 5/18/2022 3:30 PM, 5/19/2022 8:00 AM - 5/19/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Plan on attending 1, 2, or all 3 days to meet your training needs, Earn a Certificate of Completiong for Professional Development hours, Receive additional product support and the opportunity to win new resources, Cost: $110
Date(s): 5/17/2022 - 6/17/2022
Description: Presenting education, discussion, thought leadership and experts in Autism Spectrum Disorder and evidence based practices and interventions. Who Should Attend? Educators and Students Parents and Families Social Workers Psychologists Speech Language Pathologists Behavior Analysts Service Providers Anyone dedicated to creating inclusive communities for neurodiverse individual Registration Costs: Full Registration $50 Full Registration + CE’s $125 (in-state) Full Registration + CE’s...
Date(s): 5/16/2022 2:00 PM - 5/16/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, challenging behaviors, or teacher burnout? Knowing how to support the mental and social-emotional health and well-being of yourself, your staff, and the children in your care is critical now more than ever. Why? Children have a harder time learning and educators have a harder time staying motivated and engaged when coping with stress and anxiety. Join beloved children’s recording artist and internationally recognized kids’ yogi and mindfulness...
Date(s): 5/14/2022 8:00 AM - 5/14/2022 3:30 PM
Description: The 3rd Annual Latinx Outreach Summit 2022 will be held Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center in Richmond, Virginia. La 3ra Cumbre Annual de Alcance Latinx 2022 se llevara a cabo el día Sábado 14 de Mayo en Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center en Richmond, Virginia
Date(s): 5/14/2022 - 6/18/2022
Description: You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Your involvement in the early years is essential to setting a strong foundation for their lifelong learning and success. In this FREE 5-week online program, families of children with disabilities learn about supporting their child’s early learning and development – from developmental milestones to tips on our most frequently asked questions including information on making the transition from early intervention to school...
Date(s): 5/12/2022 4:00 PM - 5/12/2022 5:00 PM
Description: Registration for May 12, 2022 These professional learning sessions for School Leaders, Administrators, Instructional Coaches will provide: Strategies for teacher retention and professional growth. A new crosswalk that aligns HLPs with Virginia Professional Teaching Standards Ways to effectively use the Virginia Professional Teaching Standards - HLP crosswalk Resources to engage all teachers in meaningful discussions around HLPs TTAC’s self-paced professional learning sessions for teachers...