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Date(s): 12/7/2022 2:00 PM - 12/7/2022 3:30 PM
Description: More Information & Registration for The Heart of Inclusive and Meaningful Assessment Practices with Young Children - Authentic assessment, practiced well, can be one of the most beneficial tools for teaching all children in inclusive early childhood settings. The process of implementing authentic assessment, regardless of the tool, can help teachers connect deeply with children and families, as well as learn how to best support them as individuals. Of course, assessment results will...
Date(s): 12/6/2022 7:00 PM - 12/6/2022 8:00 PM
Description: Meg with VDOE’s I’m Determined Project and Kathleen with PEATC are CONNECTING THE DOTS on self-determination in the early years! We’re connecting the dots on what self-determination skills are and how you can encourage building your child’s skills. We’ll share tools to help you plan with the future in mind and ways you can support your child at home and in the classroom. This is a virtual workshop presented via Zoom and will not be recorded.
Date(s): 12/6/2022 2:00 PM - 12/6/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Looking at the Basics of Behavior - This presentation will be an interactive session where participants learn to identify the functions of persistent challenging behaviors through the A-B-C process as an individualized, data driven approach. Participants will be provided a way to analyze problem behavior--defined here as behavior that interferes with learning. When we stand back and examine problems objectively we can then find durable solutions. Why This Topic? As hard as teachers...
Date(s): 12/6/2022 9:00 AM - 12/6/2022 10:30 AM, 12/6/2022 4:00 PM - 12/6/2022 5:30 PM
Description: Help your students find their path and discover their passion with Pathful Explore. This overview session will show you how to navigate Pathful Explore while highlighting the many features and tools available to you. This will include a best-practices showcase demonstrating how Pathful Explore’s tools work off of each other to guide your users through a comprehensive career readiness journey. We will also explore the Administrative tools that allow you to run usage reports, build user...
Date(s): 12/4/2022 9:45 AM - 12/4/2022 5:45 PM, 12/5/2022 8:00 AM - 12/5/2022 5:30 PM, 12/6/2022 8:30 AM - 12/6/2022 2:45 PM
Description: Registration for In-Person VSTE Annual Conference or Registration for Virtual VSTE Annual Conference - The Virginia Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference (VSTE) allows first-time attendees or seasoned veterans to discover a wealth of learning opportunities ready for your consideration and implementation. Note: Online participants have access to the general sessions (Spotlight, Keynote, & Closing) and up to 70 concurrent online sessions. Space is limited to the first 100...
Date(s): 12/3/2022 9:00 AM - 12/3/2022 5:00 PM
Description: The Autism Hope Summit is a full-day conference hosted by the Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) initiative at the University of Virginia. The purpose of the event is to provide education, resources, information, and networking opportunities for the autism community – including people on the spectrum, families, professionals, and community members. Registration is free but required. Parking - Complimentary parking is available at the Darden Parking...
Date(s): 12/1/2022 6:00 PM - 12/1/2022 7:00 PM
Description: In collaboration with Waters Middle School Now more than ever, family engagement is important. During this interactive workshop, participants will be empowered to see the value of their expertise and their contribution to family engagement. Attendees will explore their personal definition of family engagement and learn effective approaches to advocating for their children. Practical tips and techniques that can be used right away to sustain strong collaborative relationships with their...
Date(s): 12/1/2022 2:00 PM - 12/1/2022 3:30 PM
Description: More Information & Registration for NEW! Spark a Revolution in Early Education: Speaking Up for Ourselves and the Children - Hey! Are you eager for some real change in early care and education? In this inspiring webinar early childhood super-advocate and author Rae Pica will help you become an early childhood education changemaker! Yes, YOU! Dream big! Imagine the possibilities for early care and education if the policies were created by people who understand early childhood development and...
Date(s): 12/1/2022 12:30 PM - 12/1/2022 1:00 PM
Description: Does your child with a disability have long-term care needs and/or need supports like personal care, nursing, assistive technology, residential care, behavioral services, or home modifications? If so, Connect the Dots with us on this introduction of Medicaid Waivers. We'll briefly explain the types of Medicaid Waivers available in Virginia and how they can help your child and family.
Date(s): 11/30/2022 4:00 PM - 11/30/2022
Description: In this webinar, presenters from the Center for Learner Equity will share findings from their recent report on how the pandemic has impacted students with disabilities. They will share an overview of the evidence to date of how the pandemic has impacted students with disabilities’ outcomes and experiences, share insights from the parent perspective, and engage in a discussion around how teachers can best advocate for their students with disabilities moving forward.
Date(s): 11/30/2022 - 12/1/2022
Description: The Virginia Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) is holding its annual conference and bringing together educators from across the Commonwealth (and beyond) to learn, teach, lead, and connect! This year’s conference will be held at The Williamsburg Lodge. The pre-conference will be on November 29 and the annual conference will be held November 30 – December 1. 
Date(s): 11/29/2022 3:30 PM - 11/29/2022 4:15 PM
Description: Registration Play is important in the development of all children, including young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Yet play can be challenging for young children with ASD. Teaching play skills in young children with ASD supports engagement with peers and the development of friendships. Further, play can be the context for teaching many skills including communication, language, and problem-solving skills. This webcast will discuss the development of play, specific challenges that...
Date(s): 11/29/2022 2:00 PM - 11/29/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Register for A Toolkit for Meeting IDEA Requirements - There are four core components of the special education process that must be articulated for each individual child including the following elements: Child Find Process; Student Evaluation; IEP Process; and, IEP Monitoring and Implementation Process This presentation will provide special education central office staff with user-friendly Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents, a District/Campus Checklist and a district internal audit...
Date(s): 11/28/2022 6:00 PM - 11/28/2022 7:00 PM, 11/29/2022 6:00 PM - 11/29/2022 7:00 PM, 11/30/2022 6:00 PM - 11/30/2022 7:00 PM
Description: For Youth with Disabilities ages 14-22. This is part of a series of sessions designed specifically for Virginia youth with disabilities. These trainings are designed to increase an individual’s capacity for self-advocacy and decision-making. Throughout these 3 sessions we will cover important topics including: consent and body rights, safe and healthy behaviors online, and public versus private body parts, places and behaviors. Session Dates: November 28 – Consent & Body Rights...
Date(s): 11/15/2022 7:00 PM - 11/15/2022 8:00 PM
Description: Meg with VDOE’s I’m Determined Project and Kathleen with PEATC are CONNECTING THE DOTS on self-determination in the early years! A panel of youth leaders and family members are sharing their experiences and providing tips to families of young children ages birth to 8. This is a virtual workshop presented via Zoom and will not be recorded.  
Date(s): 11/15/2022 5:30 PM - 11/15/2022 6:30 PM
Description: Register for Successful Transition Planning and the IEP This workshop will encourage active participation in developing a meaningful and useful transition plan to help students prepare for life as an adult after they finish high school. Attendees will learn what needs to be in the transition plan and what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) says about transition services. A transition plan is part of the IEP for students in Virginia who are age 14 and older.
Date(s): 11/15/2022 2:00 PM - 11/15/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Behavior: Positive, Proactive Strategies - In this Part 1 of their behavior series, they will explore the increasing impact of mental health and trauma on student behavior, and offer research-based proactive strategies and tools that will provide a foundation for participants to offer positive, equitable, and culturally responsive classroom systems that empower students to experience behavioral success in their learning environment. Don’t stop at planning high quality...
Date(s): 11/15/2022 10:00 AM - 11/15/2022 11:00 AM
Description: Join the Region 5 TTAC for a 1-hour virtual workshop led by Daniel Bauer from Better Leaders, Better Schools. When you are a Ruckus Maker, you are a leader who does three things: Invests in your continuous growth, Challenges the Status Quo Designs the Future of School, Now. This workshop will walk leaders through a 90-day plan for being an intentional Rukus Maker. This webinar is also open to stakeholders from other regions.
Date(s): 11/10/2022 2:00 PM - 11/10/2022 3:30 PM
Description: More Information & Registration for NEW! Inside, Outside and Beyond the Classroom Walls: Your Program’s Best Winter Ever - Early educators around the world are increasingly embracing nature in our practice, but many find that venturing outside in winter can be a real challenge. For many teachers, the biggest barriers are planning for the right resources and their mindsets about being outside in all types of weather. In this refreshing webinar, International nature Pedagogista, Dr....
Date(s): 11/10/2022 1:30 PM - 11/10/2022 2:30 PM
Description: There is lots of talk about the value of inclusion, but figuring out how it can be done well feels daunting. We welcome students, parents, and professionals in the disability field to join us as we hear more about the challenges and benefits of inclusion so that you can have more informed and creative discussions on what is best for the child's unique needs. Models of co-teaching, close adult supervision, and curriculum modifications will all be discussed. This webinar will end with an open...
Date(s): 11/9/2022 2:00 PM - 11/9/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Register for The Possibilities of Professional Friendships as Communities of Support for Early Childhood Educators - Early childhood educators’ professional growth journeys are sometimes isolating. Because working with young children is as much of an art as it is a science, teachers often find themselves working through trial and error with less-than-optimal amounts of opportunities for professional interaction. This paradigm-shifting webinar, by master pedagogist Diane Kashin, EdD, RECE,...
Date(s): 11/9/2022 2:00 PM - 11/9/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Early childhood educators’ professional growth journeys are sometimes isolating. Because working with young children is as much of an art as it is a science, teachers often find themselves working through trial and error with less-than-optimal amounts of opportunities for professional interaction. This paradigm-shifting webinar, by master pedagogist Diane Kashin, EdD, RECE, will provide the background and provocation to help you think through how to reimagine Communities of Practice so...
Date(s): 11/8/2022 3:30 PM - 11/8/2022 4:30 PM
Description: Registration Assessment of autism is challenging and fascinating. There is no such thing as an “easy” autism evaluation. The question to ask during the evaluation is “Who is this student and what do they need?” In answering this question, we see how very complex each person is and we look for the patterns that may indicate the presence of autism. Dr. Aspy will compare the DSM definition of autism used in private settings to the definition of autism in state and federal...
Date(s): 11/8/2022 9:00 AM - 11/8/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Registration Link (Deadline October 25) Fee: $35.00 (includes drinks, snacks, and boxed lunch from Panera) This in-person professional development event is for educators who work with students with sensory impairments and is a collaborative effort hosted by The Virginia Deafblind Project, The Technical Assistance Center for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. This event will focus on Sensory AccessABILITY and the Piece of...
Date(s): 11/6/2022 - 11/8/2022
Description: The I’m Determined Educator Symposium (Nov. 6-8) is an annual event designed specifically for educators wanting to increase their knowledge around topics related to self-determination. This workshop-based opportunity brings teachers, transition specialists, service providers, and administrators together to network, learn from others in the field, and share effective practices. This year focuses on three concepts: Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness (CAR). Attendees will learn about...
Date(s): 11/5/2022, 11/6/2022, 11/12/2022, 11/13/2022
Description: The Essence of Play Summit is a journey that will change your perspective on the importance of play. Through this Summit, you will deepen your understanding of play as creativity, play as inquiry, play as equity, and play as a community. This Summit is an opportunity to learn from some of the leading experts in the field of play and to explore new thought-provoking ideas about how we can use play to improve our lives. We hope that through this journey, you will come to see play as an essential...
Date(s): 11/2/2022 6:30 PM - 11/2/2022 8:00 PM, 11/16/2022 6:30 PM - 11/16/2022 8:00 PM
Description: Registration for Special Education Workshop Series PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia. Register once to attend some or all of the informative workshops! Workshops start at 6:30 and will be approx. 1 to 1.5 hours long. November 2nd: Ins and Outs of IEP Meetings November 16th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia
Date(s): 11/2/2022 2:00 PM - 11/2/2022 3:30 PM
Description: More Information & Registration for Resilient Relationships: Building Bridges Between Families and Programs - As early childhood educators and caregivers, you are the first point of contact for parents for all things related to their children. From “good morning” to circle time, snack time to nap time, potty training to lunch, curriculum to playground time – you are the captain of their child’s ship during school hours, and the one helping to steer their child’s...
Date(s): 11/1/2022 3:30 PM - 11/1/2022 4:30 PM
Description: Registration Social communication is a core area of difficulty for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children with ASD express fewer gestures to communicate and may be less engaged with others. This webcast will review early core challenges in social communication, including joint attention, among young children with ASD and describe different types of engagement states. As educators play a role in teaching gestures and joint attention, this webcast will also review how to support the...
Date(s): 11/1/2022 2:00 PM - 11/1/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Webinar Registration: Why Inclusion Matters - As important as inclusive practices have become over the past several decades, do you still find yourself responding to questions about the rationale for inclusion? Do some parents and educators express confusion and concern and do some faculty members continue to resist the practice? If so, this presentation offers six key rationales for including students with disabilities with their typical peers and demonstrates the direct linkage of...
Date(s): 10/30/2022 8:00 AM - 11/20/2022 11:30 PM
Description: Register for IEP University (IEPU) 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...
Date(s): 10/28/2022
Description: The Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists (VACMS) Fall Conference "Coaching for Advocacy, Advocacy for Coaching" will be held at the University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus on Friday, October 28, 2022.  The keynote address will be led by Skip Tyler, retired, Educational Specialist for High School Mathematics, Henrico County Public Schools. 
Date(s): 10/26/2022 7:00 PM - 10/26/2022 8:00 PM
Description: This session will provide information to help families and schools work together to support children’s literacy success in and out of school. Participants will learn a) tips for starting or enhancing discussions about literacy instruction and intervention, b) ways to increase joint understanding of evidence-based literacy practices, and c) strategies for addressing concerns about children’s literacy development together. Free evidence-based resources to support family-school literacy...
Date(s): 10/25/2022 3:00 PM - 10/25/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Register Strong partnerships are the foundation of successful collaboration between Head Start programs and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) agencies and service providers. A foundational partnership activity is developing and maintaining partnership agreements that lead to productive collaborative relationships. In Part 1 of this Inclusion Series partnership series, we’ll discuss what effective partnership agreements look like and how to create one. Part 2...
Date(s): 10/24/2022 6:00 PM - 10/24/2022 8:00 PM, 10/25/2022 6:00 PM - 10/25/2022 8:00 PM
Description: THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR VIRGINIA PARENTS , GUARDIANS, FAMILY MEMBERS OF YOUTH WITH DISABILITES. THERE WILL BE FUTURE WORKSHOPS FOR PROFESSIONALS. THIS TRAINING HAS 2 SESSIONS. REGISTRANTS SHOULD PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH THE OCTOBER 24Tth AND OCTOBER 25th SESSIONS. If you find it uncomfortable to talk with your child about sexuality and puberty, you’re not alone. Most parents do. However, being comfortable talking about this with your child is important, as these conversations are critical to your...
Date(s): 10/24/2022 11:00 AM - 10/24/2022 12:00 PM
Description: The Office of Early Childhood Quality and Workforce Development at the VDOE will offer a webinar focused on building, sustaining and improving early childhood inclusion of children with IEPs on October 24th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm The. The webinar will address system and program related factors that impact the Least Restrictive Environment and appropriate service provision for preschool aged children with IEPs. The webinar will advance participants’ knowledge of the benefits and legal...
Date(s): 10/20/2022 4:00 PM - 10/20/2022 5:15 PM
Description: This event is available online on October 20 from 4:00pm-5:15pm.
Date(s): 10/20/2022 - 10/21/2022
Description: More Information & Registration for 2022 International Conference - The Council for Learning Disabilities’ (CLD) 2022 International Conference on Learning Disabilities will focus on the education of persons with learning disabilities (LD) from birth through adulthood. We are proud to announce our J. Lee Wiederholt Distinguished Lecturer – Dr. Asha Jitendra Professor and Peloy Chair in Learning Disabilities Graduate School of Education University of California, Riverside
Date(s): 10/20/2022 - 10/21/2022
Description: The School-University Resource Network (SURN) at William & Mary is hosting an in-person conference this fall! The SURN's Math Days conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 20 (elementary teachers) and Friday, October 21 (secondary teachers) and will be held in the Professional Development Center at William & Mary School of Education. This year’s conference theme is Moving Beyond: Reclaiming Best Practice. As we all seek ways to focus on building students’...
Date(s): 10/19/2022 9:30 AM - 10/19/2022 11:00 AM, 10/19/2022 12:30 PM - 10/19/2022 2:00 PM, 10/20/2022 3:00 PM - 10/20/2022 4:30 PM, 10/24/2022 10:30 AM - 10/24/2022 12:00 PM
Description: Register for Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register for Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Register for Thursday, October 20, 2022 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register for Monday, October 24, 2022 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please note:  This is the same module, offered four different times to increase educator access to the information. Please register for ONE of the sessions listed. The Department of Student Assessment, Accountability,...
Date(s): 10/18/2022 6:30 PM - 10/18/2022 7:45 PM
Description: Register for Understanding Dyslexia: Opening the Door to Literacy for All - In this session you will learn vital statistics about dyslexia. We will present common myths about dyslexia. Then we will talk about defining what dyslexia is and the importance of screening all students. We will discuss some available interventions and why progress monitoring is necessary. We will provide strategies that can be used in both the classroom and the home setting. This is presented by Abby...
Date(s): 10/17/2022 2:00 PM - 10/17/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Presented by Dr. Clarissa Rosas, Associate Professor, Education Chair, Special Education, Concordia University; and Dr. Kathy Winterman, Director, School of Education, Xavier University Every special education team needs to know how to create effective IEPs that improve student outcomes and meet legal requirements. Learn how in this engaging edWebinar from two experts, Dr. Clarissa Rosas and Dr. Kathleen Winterman. The presenters will share practical tips for planning and implementing IEPs from...
Date(s): 10/17/2022 11:00 AM - 10/17/2022 12:00 PM
Description: The VDOE will offer a webinar focused on Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) data and making quality program improvements on October 17th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm. The webinar will provide information related to the most recent Child Count data and implications for Child Find; Indicator 6 (Early Childhood Placement) data and implications for improving inclusive practices; relevant changes to the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Guidelines that impact young children with disabilities; and Head...
Date(s): 10/14/2022 8:00 AM - 10/14/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Register for Region 5 Transition Conference - FREE! Join your Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) and the Center on Transition Innovations (CTI) for a full-day transition conference at James Madison University. This refresher will provide an overview of the transition process, explore transition assessments, discuss post-secondary goals, highlight family and student involvement, and link you with further support and resources. This conference is limited to the first 100...
Date(s): 10/13/2022 4:30 PM - 10/13/2022 6:00 PM, 11/2/2022 4:30 PM - 11/2/2022 6:00 PM, 11/16/2022 4:30 PM - 11/16/2022 6:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education Office of Humanities and Office of Special Education Instructional Services have partnered together to offer a three-part interactive webinar series—presented by Jo-el Cox, Coordinator of English Learner Instruction, Virginia Department of Education and Dwana Cooper, Special Education Supervisor, Newport News Public Schools. These webinars are designed to engage participants in best practices surrounding the identification and instruction of English...
Date(s): 10/13/2022 9:00 AM - 10/13/2022 5:00 PM, 10/14/2022 9:00 AM - 10/14/2022 12:00 PM
Description: The State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC) will convene in person over two days in full committee: Thursday, October 13, 2022, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, October 14, 2022, between 9 a.m.-noon. The purpose of this meeting is to transact the business statutorily required or necessary to continue the operations of the State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC). The meeting agenda will be posted in the 2022 Meetings. Oral public comment will be accepted on Thursday,...
Date(s): 10/13/2022 8:30 AM - 10/14/2022 12:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Council for Mathematics Supervision (VCMS) will host its Fall Conference October 13-14, 2022 at the DoubleTree by Hilton (Richmond-Midlothian). Kevin Dykema, NCTM’s President-Elect, will serve as the featured speaker. Dykema is the co-author of the book Productive Math Struggle: A 6-Point Action Plan For Fostering Perseverance. 
Date(s): 10/12/2022 6:30 PM - 10/12/2022 8:00 PM
Description: This session will review research on the language basis of dyslexia through developmental and historical lenses. Dyslexia and its commonly co-occurring learning differences will be described with a focus on early identification and intervention within the context of current legislation and advocacy. Presenter: Tiffany P. Hogan, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts; Director of the Speech...
Date(s): 10/12/2022 1:00 PM - 10/12/2022 2:00 PM
Description: Whether it is a grade level transition or school exit transition, there are steps parents can take to improve overall outcomes. This will be an interactive session with practical suggestions for more successful transition experiences that families can use in and outside of IEP meetings. This webinar will end with an open question an answer period. Presented by Special Education Advocate Liz Capone.This webinar is free because of generous funding from donors and grant makers. Many grants require...
Date(s): 10/10/2022 - 11/29/2022
Description: 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 want to plan for that transition but are confused by unfamiliar language, complex steps, and the many agencies that may be involved in adult services. Join us for this FREE 5-session SELF-PACED online...