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Date(s): 11/15/2018 2:00 PM - 11/15/2018 3:30 PM
Description: The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is hosting an emergency preparedness webinar on November 15, 2-3:30 p.m. In this session, they will discuss what steps individuals need to take to be prepared, such as establishing a support network and what to keep in a go bag and an emergency supply kit. They will also review the basic principles found in the ADA for inclusive emergency preparedness and discuss its application to access and functional needs planning in the areas of evacuation, transportation,...
Date(s): 11/8/2018 6:15 PM - 11/8/2018 8:00 PM
Description: Girls with ADHD: it's not what you think! Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) can present very differently in girls than it does in boys. Join Catherine Adams of the ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia and Dr. Kelly Henderson, Ph.D, Executive Director of Formed Families Forward for a free evening workshop. The session will address unique characteristics that impact identification, delivery of services and parenting of girls with the condition. A review of recent...
Date(s): 11/8/2018 2:00 PM - 11/8/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by: Claire Green, President, Parents' Choice Foundation Join us as the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the perennial standard-bearer for best-in-class play-based products,  will present a selection of the President’s favorites from Parents’ Choice Award winning materials over the years since 1978. Claire Green, President of Parent’s Choice will showcase selected favorite winners, including manipulatives, games, books, and music for kids aged 0 – 5. Along...
Date(s): 11/7/2018 2:00 PM - 11/7/2018 3:30 PM
Description: In this webinar, assessment and intervention experts, Erin Barton, PhD and Elizabeth Steed, PhD, will describe the purpose of social-emotional screening of young children in the context of promoting social-emotional development and identifying children at risk for social-emotional difficulties. This webinar will provide an overview of specific social-emotional screening tools and how one might pick a tool for their program’s use. The presenters will use a case study to...
Date(s): 11/7/2018 9:00 AM - 11/8/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Many learners with severe disabilities including sensory impairments are exposed to symbols referring to things they have never seen or touched and, as a result, have no meaning. SAM is a program to help learners develop solid sensory based concepts about people, objects, actions, and places as a foundation upon which to build use of meaningful symbols. SAM moves students from the sensorimotor stage skills addressed in the Sensory Learning Kit to the symbolic skills that are part of the learning...
Date(s): 11/3/2018 8:00 AM - 11/3/2018 3:00 PM
Description: This day of learning was designed for school administrators and family engagement professionals who desire to add to their tool kit of strategies to build stronger connections with parents and guardians in their school. This event will provide a setting for school administrators and family engagement professionals from districts throughout the region to network, discuss best practices and discover strategies that will enhance family and community engagement. Limited spaces available....
Date(s): 10/31/2018 2:00 PM - 10/31/2018 3:30 PM
Description: More ECE programs than ever are implementing coaching programs for their teachers, but not all coaching programs achieve their goals. How should ECE program leaders design a coaching approach that will be successful and sustainable? Coaching is supported by a growing body of research and required by the Head Start Performance Standards and many states’ policies. It can also be labor intensive, and therefore expensive. To create a successful coaching approach, programs need practical...
Date(s): 10/29/2018 6:30 PM - 10/29/2018 8:00 PM
Description: Virginia is currently under a public health emergency as a result of the opioid addiction crisis that is affecting much of the United States. The Commonwealth of Virginia has been severely impacted - particularly regarding the abuse of prescription drugs. REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program for professionals, stakeholders and others affected on how to recognize and respond to an overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone (Narcan). The training covers...
Date(s): 10/27/2018 9:45 AM - 10/27/2018 2:00 PM
Description: Who?  For students ages 5 - 18 who are deaf/hard of hearing and/or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia and their families. Limited to first 50 registrants. What? A day of fun science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi and/or deaf/hh. Special features: close encounters with Amazing Animals and a guided tour through selected interactive exhibits. Lunch will be provided. Families are free to stay after 2:00 to...
Date(s): 10/25/2018 2:00 PM - 10/25/2018 3:30 PM
Description: In a low unemployment environment, the impact on hiring quality staff is tremendous— especially in the childcare business where 55-percent of revenue is spent on staff and staff- related costs. Pricing strategies must be improved to strengthen an early learning business’ hiring ability. Wise spending means building effective strategies for hiring, onboarding and training strong teams as well as maximizing pay to teachers, supporting their efforts with continuing education and...
Date(s): 10/24/2018 2:00 PM - 10/24/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Story times and circle time are important parts of the day in most early childhood classrooms. While they are central to the early education experience, these parts of the day can come to feel routine or uninspiring for educators and children alike. Participants in this webinar will learn simple ways to make whole group experiences more lively and inclusive by incorporating the power of music, rhyme, and social-emotional concepts. These same building blocks can be used to ease transitions and...
Date(s): 10/24/2018 9:00 AM - 10/24/2018 3:00 PM, 10/25/2018 9:00 AM - 10/25/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Join Ron Nash to learn techniques that will help you rediscover your love of teaching while helping students gain the social and collaborative skills that are essential to working, communicating, and living in school and beyond. This highly interactive and fast-paced session is applicable across content areas and grade levels from third grade through high school. Registration includes a copy of Ron’s new book, And What About You?, which contains additional practical strategies...
Date(s): 10/19/2018 10:00 AM - 10/19/2018 12:30 PM, 10/19/2018 6:00 PM - 10/19/2018 8:30 PM
Description: Angst: raising awareness around anxiety  The Angst project is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety with an emphasis on youth and families. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, experts and parents. Our goal specifically is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. Angst will be screened in schools, communities and theaters around the world. The film and corresponding materials...
Date(s): 10/17/2018 2:00 PM - 10/17/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Children with a history of trauma often “act out” their distress through behaviors that are challenging for adults to understand.  This session, presented by Barbara Sorrels, Ed.D., author and child development expert, will focus on understanding the message of challenging behavior and strategies to help children heal. First hand experiences from work in a therapeutic preschool will be shared. Participants will: Define complex developmental trauma and how it impacts the...
Date(s): 10/11/2018 2:00 PM - 10/11/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Children are inquiring from the time of their birth…how does the world work? Their inquiring minds want to know! In this webinar, by author and early learning expert, Susan Stacey,  we will explore what their inquiry looks like in action, how it affects our daily practices, and how we can support it through relationships, the physical classroom environment, documentation, and reflection. Join us as we wonder and wander through the world of inquiry-based practices....
Date(s): 10/10/2018 2:00 PM - 10/10/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by: Dr. Sandra Duncan, Adjunct Faculty, Nova Southeastern University Jody Martin, Professional Learning Content Manager, Frog Street Press There are many traditionally accepted codes that permeate preschool spaces, such as the notion that walls filled with children’s work indicate productivity, an abundance of commercially-purchased toys indicates a well-equipped space, and full shelves result in learning. Early childhood experts are beginning to look at new ways to break...
Date(s): 10/10/2018 9:30 AM - 10/10/2018 3:30 PM
Description:  The International Center for Autism Research and Education, ICare4Autism, has brought global awareness and initiated training programs around the globe. On October 10, ICare4Autism will present an Apprentice Training Program for high school students with special abilities nationwide. This is a unique opportunity to connect with a diverse nationwide community of professionals that care about the future of individuals with special abilities in the United States workforce. REGISTER TODAY for...
Date(s): 10/8/2018 - 10/11/2018
Description: In today’s evolving world, leveraging Head Start’s history of bipartisan support is of paramount importance. That’s why we’re calling on Head Start leaders from across the country to join us in Washington to work together in building on Head Start’s long history of success. This October, join hundreds of your colleagues for a week-long deep dive into the policy and advocacy issues that will impact Head Start over the next year—and beyond. Questions? Please...
Date(s): 10/5/2018 1:00 PM - 10/5/2018 4:30 PM, 10/6/2018 8:30 PM - 10/6/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Presenters: Theresa Johnson, Dawn Kidd and Michelle Halversen, Texas School for the Deaf (trained trainers of the DeafTEC Project, National Technical Institute for the Deaf) Strategies and resources presented in this training have been specifically developed for use with learners who are deaf and hard-of-hearing to: assist educators in promoting their students' English language acquisition and literacy development; encourage English-across-the-curriculum initiatives; and provide teachers of...
Date(s): 10/5/2018 8:00 AM - 10/5/2018 4:45 PM
Description: Empowering Teachers through Coaching Author and mathematics education expert JENNIFER BAY-WILLIAMS, University of Louisville, will deliver the Keynote Speech and facilitate sessions at the conference. The conference will be compacted to one day. Coming soon: Call for Presenters and Conference Registration
Date(s): 10/4/2018 9:00 AM - 10/4/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Welcome to the gamified classroom- an immersive experience for ANY grade level or content area that transforms your classroom into a hive of student exploration, curiosity, and wonder, where meaningful discoveries are driven by learners who genuinely look forward to doing more work. Shift student motivation from grade chasing to genuine curiosity. You’ll learn to use “gamification” techniques to enrich student experience and create lasting memories that make learning engaging,...
Date(s): 10/4/2018 8:30 AM - 10/4/2018 5:00 PM, 10/5/2018 8:30 AM - 10/5/2018 5:00 PM, 10/15/2018 8:30 AM - 10/15/2018 5:00 PM, 10/16/2018 8:30 AM - 10/16/2018 5:00 PM, 10/17/2018 8:30 AM - 10/17/2018 5:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce K-12 Mathematics Institutes to be held in October 2018 at five sites across the Commonwealth. These Institutes will utilize a train-the-trainer model to: provide professional development grounded in the implementation of the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning; strengthen the teaching and learning of mathematics through facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse; and support equitable mathematics learning...
Date(s): 10/4/2018 8:00 AM - 10/6/2018 5:00 PM
Description: Receive cutting-edge training from leaders in the field of trauma and attachment,  specifically designed for: ⋅ Educators ⋅ Parents & Caregivers ⋅ Intermediate & Advanced Therapeutic Training ⋅ Child Welfare & Social Service Professionals ⋅ Sensory Approaches & Occupational Therapists ⋅ Speech & Language Pathologists Keynote Speakers: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Robert S. Marvin, Ph.D., Michael Trout, M.A.
Date(s): 10/4/2018 - 11/4/2018
Description: Course #1 Description – The Art of Structured Syntax Lessons: Assessing, Planning and Prompting A child with hearing loss, even when fit with the best hearing device tuned to provide her optimal access to sound, requires a great deal of practice to learn to listen and talk. This short course will enable participants to: identify the child’s current language abilities and set appropriate long-term syntax goals and targets for the lesson; design structured language lessons; and conduct...
Date(s): 10/3/2018 2:00 PM - 10/3/2018 3:30 PM
Description: EQ or Emotional Quotient, otherwise known as Emotional Intelligence, is the ability to recognize emotions to guide thinking and behavior, and adapt accordingly. It requires regulation of your own emotions and the ability to gauge the emotions of others, especially in the workplace. To be an effective high EQ program leader, you must be aware of how your emotions and actions impact your staff, the parents with whom you interact, and ultimately the overall climate of your program. The quality of...
Date(s): 9/26/2018 9:00 AM - 9/26/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Learn how to use project-based learning as a catalyst to create engagement and achievement in your classroom. Project-Based Learning is not “one more thing” to add to your already jam-packed instructional time. Rather, it is a catalyst to create more engagement and achievement in what we are already doing well in the classroom! We will navigate through ALL the elements of PBL during our time together giving you several protocols, ideas, and approaches to use in the...
Date(s): 9/26/2018 7:30 AM - 9/26/2018 4:30 PM, 10/2/2018 7:30 AM - 10/2/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Conference provides an opportunity for school leaders, school hearing officers, and student support personnel to learn from other Virginia practitioners’ efforts to reduce suspensions/expulsions and improve school climate. The conference will be held in two locations: Williamsburg on September 26, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton (50 Kingsmill, Road, Williamsburg, Virginia); and Abingdon on October 2, 2018, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (One Partnership Circle,...
Date(s): 9/22/2018 9:15 AM - 9/22/2018 2:00 PM
Description: All parents care about their child’s education… they’re just not always sure what role they play in ensuring a great educational experience. ParentCamp is a time for parents, teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders to come together on an even playing field and hold face-to-face conversations about what is best for kids. It’s called an unconference because the event relies upon the expertise and perspective of the entire room, not just the presenter like the...
Date(s): 9/19/2018 9:00 AM - 9/19/2018 12:00 PM, 9/19/2018 1:00 PM - 9/19/2018 4:00 PM, 9/26/2018 9:00 AM - 9/26/2018 12:00 PM, 9/26/2018 1:00 PM - 9/26/2018 4:00 PM
Description: The re-enrollment training is designed for anyone who is involved in the re-enrollment of students who leave the juvenile justice system and re-enroll into the public school system.  This could include special education directors, special education supervisors, guidance specialists, or other school personnel as deemed appropriate by the local school divisions.  A review of the re-enrollment regulations will be the primary focus of the training.  These regulations represent the...
Date(s): 9/16/2018 6:30 PM - 9/16/2018 8:00 PM
Description: Back to School can be rough for children, youth and parents and caregivers alike. Let us help you get off on the right foot with our free Back to School Basics webinar. Kelly Henderson, PhD, Executive Director of Formed Families Forward, will share some thoughts on positioning your family for a great school year. She will cover some special education basics and offer suggestions for how and when to share sensitive information with school staff. There will be time for Q and A and for sharing YOUR...
Date(s): 9/6/2018 9:00 AM - 9/6/2018 2:00 PM, 9/7/2018 9:00 AM - 9/7/2018 2:00 PM
Description: Families play an important role in the education of their children, especially parents of children who are identified as having disabilities. The law requires that parents and school personnel work together to provide children with appropriate educational services. Topics include: Critical Decision Points in Special Education, Profile of a Graduate, Assistive Technology and I’m Determined Project Local community partners and agencies will be on hand to provide information to parents and...
Date(s): 9/5/2018 - 9/6/2018
Description: Student-centered coaching is an evidence-based instructional coaching model that shifts the focus from ‘fixing’ teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. Shifting coaching toward a data-driven approach increases the efficacy of teachers, coaches, and most importantly our students. Participants will learn concrete strategies for implementing a coaching model that is grounded in student evidence. This will include an introduction to the...
Date(s): 8/25/2018 2:30 PM - 8/25/2018 5:00 PM
Description: Join the Center for Family Involvement and the Virginia Department of Education at the Coomes Recreational Center in Abingdon for a great afternoon of networking with other families with children with disabilities, learning about resources, and having fun! Local and Southwest area agencies will be on hand to provide information and resources for children and adults with disabilities. REGISTRATION OPEN 2:30 P.M. ~ EVENT RUNS 3:00 - 5:00 P.M
Date(s): 8/24/2018 9:00 AM - 8/24/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Learn how to conduct a 12-module training program to enhance teachers' knowledge of each child, support relationship building with children and families, and make informed instructional decisions.  Standard/Premium member cost: $319.00 Entry Level/Non-member cost: $399.00 Register by July 16th to save $50 and receive a FREE copy of NAEYC's newest publication, Spotlight on Young Children: Observation and Assessment upon arrival! Registration includes: NAEYC...
Date(s): 8/18/2018 8:15 AM - 8/18/2018 4:00 PM
Description: RU World Ready? Global Education Conference 2018 Saturday, August 18 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The third annual RU World Ready? Global Education Conference will be held August 18, 2018 in Cook Hall on the campus of beautiful Radford University in southwest Virginia. The conference serves the needs of pre-service and practicing educators striving to develop global competencies for themselves as well as their students who will enter a rapidly changing and ever more interconnected world.  General...
Date(s): 8/14/2018 12:00 PM - 8/14/2018 1:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Division for Early Childhood and the Integrated Training Collaborative with the Partnership for People with Disabilities are hosting a live webinar discussion titled: "Implementing the DEC Recommended Practices: Let’s Think about Assessment!" This webinar discussion will focus on how Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education professionals are implementing the Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices (DEC-RPs) related to assessment. The presenters, Heather...
Date(s): 8/14/2018, 8/15/2018
Description: Offering elementary/middle school teachers, coaches, math specialists, or related professionals* an exciting opportunity for learning with math experts! This year, the institute is focusing on math workshop. Math workshop is a model of instruction that allows all students to be engaged in the mathematics classroom - and for all student to realize their abilities as mathematicians. The math institute will feature literacy expert Jennifer Lempp. Jennifer Lempp, keynote speaker, is the author of...
Date(s): 8/6/2018 12:30 PM - 8/9/2018 12:00 PM
Description: The 2018 State Convention will provide attendees with latest information on federal and state issues affecting Virginians with developmental disabilities and their families and more. Session topics will include Waiver Services, Early Intervention, Inclusive Education, Employment, Self-Advocacy, Navigating the System, State and Federal Advocacy Updates, Wellness and many more! With so much going on in both Virginia and DC, you won’t want to miss it! Registration includes:  Access...
Date(s): 8/5/2018 - 8/6/2018, 8/7/2018 - 8/8/2018
Description: Through innovative, thought-provoking, and interactive sessions, the VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference provides professionals in the intersecting fields of arts education and special education the opportunity to share current information in research, practice, programs, and policy, and serve as a leading catalyst for change. This conference brings together educators, administrators, researchers, teaching artists, and more to build new skills, transfer knowledge, network,...
Date(s): 7/25/2018 8:30 AM - 7/26/2018 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Special Education Instructional Services, will offer five two-day training sessions on how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and develop a positive Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). The sessions will focus on the steps in conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and developing effective, positive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). Participants will discuss the process as well as the purpose and rationale for a...
Date(s): 7/23/2018 - 7/26/2018
Description: Youth Scholarships are now available for the 2018 NCIL Annual Conference on Independent Living. Applications are due by April 30, 2018. 2018 Annual Conference Workshops Workshop Tracks Advocacy & Organizing Track: Workshops related to systems advocacy, individual advocacy, and organizing. Mobilizing New Leaders Track: Workshops related to building new leadership by including and prioritizing the perspectives of youth, people of color, people who are LGBTQ, and other advocates...
Date(s): 7/18/2018 8:30 AM - 7/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Special Education Instructional Services, will offer five two-day training sessions on how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and develop a positive Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). The sessions will focus on the steps in conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and developing effective, positive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). Participants will discuss the process as well as the purpose and rationale for a...
Date(s): 7/17/2018 9:00 AM - 7/18/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Students with visual and multiple impairments have very unique educational needs. When their present levels of performance are at the sensorimotor and early preoperational stages, regardless of chronological age, they learn about their worlds and develop basic skills by participating in experiences that allow them to use sensing and acting systems. Barriers to learning imposed by sensory, cognitive, and motor impairments must be overcome by teams of professionals who can use research-based...
Date(s): 7/11/2018 8:30 AM - 7/12/2018 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Special Education Instructional Services, will offer five two-day training sessions on how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and develop a positive Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). The sessions will focus on the steps in conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and developing effective, positive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). Participants will discuss the process as well as the purpose and rationale for a...
Date(s): 6/28/2018 11:00 AM - 6/28/2018 12:30 PM
Description: Children's language use grows dramatically throughout the toddler and preschool years. Words and phrases expand daily and children begin to form sentences that go beyond sharing their preferences. Their speech sounds continue to develop and include both predictable, and sometimes adorable, error patterns.  Pre-literacy skills also emerge during this developmental window and lay the foundation for academic success as children approach elementary school. In this webinar, the presenters will...
Date(s): 6/27/2018 - 6/28/2018
Description: ASSET-TILT (Augmenting Science and Special Educator Team- Teaching Inquiry Learning Together) is a VA Department of Education-sponsored two-day academy for high school science teacher and co-teacher pairs. Workshop leaders will model strategies for successfully incorporating high level inquiry and engaging hands-on experiments into their classes of diverse learners. In addition, Participants will: (1) enhance their science content knowledge for effective instructional delivery;...
Date(s): 6/27/2018 - 6/28/2018
Description: This two day academy is designed for mathematics and special educator school teams working together to enhance student outcomes, especially for students with disabilities, by focusing on improving content understanding, pedagogical strategies, collaboration strategies, and networking within the co-taught classroom.  Sessions will feature evidence-based practices for teaching mathematics to students with learning difficulties, including use of hands-on materials for integers and...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 8:30 AM - 6/26/2018 4:30 PM, 6/27/2018 8:30 AM - 6/27/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) is sponsoring an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) Clinical Workshop on June 25-26, 2018, and the Toddler Module Workshop on June 27, 2018.  This is a wonderful professional development opportunity for early childhood intervention professionals, mental health providers, therapists, school psychologists and counselors.  Individuals can register for both or only one of the workshops.  ADOS-2 (Modules 1-4)...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 - 6/29/2018
Description: The 19th Annual Content Teaching Academy will be held June 25 - 29, 2018 on the campus of James Madison University, located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley. The programs (Academies) offer high quality professional development that include in-depth studies in a range of content areas. In addition, each Academy is designed to engage participants in critical dialogues of practice with instructional sessions conducted by scholars and master teachers who understand the challenges...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 - 6/26/2018
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services in consultation with the Office of Humanities and Early Childhood and the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics in partnership with the James Madison University Content Teaching Academy will sponsor a Co-teaching Elementary Reading and Mathematics (C-TERM) Academy.  The Academy is designed for elementary school teams of general education and special education...