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Date(s): 3/4/2021 3:00 PM - 3/4/2021 4:00 PM
Description: David Adams spent almost seven years as the Director of Social and Emotional Learning at Urban Assembly, where he and his team works with a network of 22 urban schools in New York to ensure that all staff and students receive relevant experiences and purposeful instruction to develop the social emotional competencies that impact students’ success in school, work, and life. David’s wide-reaching (and international) experience gives him a unique perspective with how and why...
Date(s): 3/2/2021 1:00 PM - 3/2/2021 2:00 PM
Description: Decades of research show the positive effects of classroom-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs for children. There’s also broad recognition that benefits are even greater when educators’ SEL is supported and children experience SEL throughout their day: across home, school, and out-of-school time environments, and throughout developmental stages. When implemented holistically – with a coordinated, community-wide, and child-centric approach – SEL can build...
Date(s): 3/1/2021 2:00 PM - 3/1/2021 3:00 PM
Description: Motivating students is a challenge for the most effective and experienced teachers, even in the best of times. But the past year has been anything but the best of times. Most schools are using a mix of remote and in-person instruction, while many others are still using full-time remote instruction or socially distanced in-person learning. The result is that many students are disengaging from school, teacher morale is consistently lower than before the pandemic, and principals are trying to...
Date(s): 2/24/2021 7:00 PM - 2/24/2021 8:30 PM
Description: Dyslexia is a serious reading disorder affecting 5 to 10% of individuals in the United States. However, its causes and the best treatments for it are not well-understood. Dr. Devin Kearns will begin with an explanation of the skills students require for reading success and then address the nature of dyslexia and how it causes reading problems.  Finally, Dr. Kearns will provide guidance about the elements of instruction that are essential for the success of students with dyslexia and how to...
Date(s): 2/24/2021 4:30 PM - 2/24/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Harness the power of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) to boost your inclusive practices! The Ready, Set, Go Team in coordination with TTAC @ GMU is pleased to offer four, 1-hour virtual community of practices for general education teachers and special education teachers who serve students pre-K-12 with disabilities. The community of practices will be aligned with TTAC’s Ready, Set, Go newsletter articles published at the beginning of thesame month. Read the Ready, Set, Go and then join...
Date(s): 2/23/2021 3:00 PM - 2/23/2021 4:30 PM
Description: This will be a Panel Discussion on Trauma Informed Care for Racial Trauma and Strategies to Support the Unique Needs of Black Students in Schools . (Equity) Panelists include: Dr. Danielle Apugo, Professor of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University  Dr. Charles Barrett, Lead School Psychologist, Loudoun County Public Schools
Date(s): 2/17/2021 3:00 PM - 2/17/2021 4:30 PM, 2/24/2021 3:00 PM - 2/24/2021 4:30 PM, 3/3/2021 3:00 PM - 3/3/2021 4:30 PM
Description: Please Note: At this time, we have reached maximum capacity for the platform, and, as much as we would like to, are not able to admit any more registrations. While we are very excited by the unexpected demand for the series, we understand the frustration of being told registration is closed and apologize for the inconvenience. We are currently working to provide some options for those people who still wish to register. If you are interested, please use the link provided to be placed on our...
Date(s): 2/17/2021 2:00 PM - 2/17/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Join Nadia Jaboneta and Deb Curtis as they share stories and approaches that transform teachers’ views of children’s competence and the profound importance of brain development and schema explorations during play. You will hear engaging ideas to work with teachers, using a variety of reflective tools and profound yet simple information, to help teachers really see children of all ages, and the roles they can play to enhance the teaching and learning process. Ideas we will explore in...
Date(s): 2/17/2021 2:00 PM - 2/17/2021 3:00 PM
Description: Students with disabilities have been one of the hardest hit groups of students during the pandemic. While many states have prioritized bringing these students back to in-person learning, ongoing closures have forced schools to adapt individualized learning plans to a wide array of new learning environments—while families grapple with uncertain digital access and training to support students at home. We’ll look at how districts can provide better continuity of support for these...
Date(s): 2/12/2021 1:00 PM - 2/12/2021 2:00 PM
Description: Presenters: Paul Wehman, PhD, is Professor of Special Education and Counseling, Director, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Virginia Commonwealth University There are hundreds of thousands of individuals with significant disabilities who remain unemployed in this country. This is a massive waste of a valuable human resource. Businesses of all sizes and industries have indicated their interest in hiring persons with disabilities, but they want to know more about how to find qualified...
Date(s): 2/11/2021 3:00 PM - 2/11/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Make social and emotional learning a way of being—all day, every day, and in any setting. The pandemic and subsequent switch to distance learning combined with recent instances of racial injustice have put a spotlight on cracks in the practice of social and emotional learning (SEL). More than ever before, schools are shifting their focus and prioritizing SEL competencies—around the nation and the world. The call for compassion has never been greater. To easily and effortlessly build...
Date(s): 2/9/2021 6:00 PM - 2/9/2021 7:00 PM
Description: One in five children have learning and thinking differences, and among students with identified learning disabilities, 70 percent spend at least 80 percent of their school day in the general education setting. For all students who learn and think differently to thrive, all teachers need to understand their learner variability and tailor support. This edWebinar will help demystify special education in the general education setting. Amanda Morin, Associate Director, Thought Leadership and...
Date(s): 2/9/2021 3:00 PM - 2/9/2021 4:30 PM
Description: Strategies to Support Multilingual/English Learner Students in Remote/Hybrid Learning Environments  Panelists Include: Dr. Jessica Costa, English Learner Instructional Specialist, Virginia Department of Education
Date(s): 2/5/2021 4:30 PM - 2/5/2021 6:00 PM
Description: This free, interactive webinar will feature four sessions on Virginia Training and Technical Assistance Centers (T/TAC) Resources, Differentiation Strategies, Co-Teaching, and Virtual Teaching. Presentations will highlight practical strategies for use in today's classrooms by university faculty, administrators, general education and special education teachers, co-teachers, and preservice teachers.
Date(s): 2/4/2021 5:00 PM - 2/4/2021 6:30 PM
Description: Supporting the transition to adult Life during a pandemic: Resources for special educators, parents, and students with disabilitiesJoin us for our first event of 2021! This session is designed for special educators, parents, and students to learn about current transition resources. Our featured speakers for this session are: Dr. Colleen Thoma, Professor, Department of Counseling and Special Education, VCU Judy Averill, Director for the Center on Transition Innovations, VCU Marianne Moore,...
Date(s): 2/4/2021 4:30 PM - 2/4/2021 5:30 PM, 2/11/2021 4:30 PM - 2/11/2021 5:30 PM, 2/18/2021 4:30 PM - 2/18/2021 5:30 PM, 2/25/2021 4:30 PM - 2/25/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Virginia Ability is pleased to partner with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to celebrate Job Shadowing Month. Virginia businesses will take part in a four-week series during February to help students with disabilities explore career opportunities and ask questions.  February 4, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. – Career Cafe #1: Jump Start your Career with Virginia Businesses Spotlighting Southern States, Anthem, Dominion Energy, Performance Food Group, Federal Reserve...
Date(s): 2/3/2021 2:00 PM - 2/3/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Are you a dynamic presenter, keynote speaker, or professional development trainer who inspires your learners? Over the past year, presentations have changed dramatically and adjusting your dynamic presentations to a virtual environment can be tricky. Whether you are really an impactful expert speaker or someone who could use new ideas for your presentations, this session is for you. Join instructional design, adult learning, and presentation experts, Tim Waxenfelter and Brian Washburn, from...
Date(s): 2/2/2021 12:00 PM - 2/2/2021 1:00 PM, 2/2/2021 3:00 PM - 2/2/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Math is a subject that can invoke a wide range of emotions. For students with disabilities, a lack of access to math tools and notation can lead to anxiety and poor performance. This webinar will look at strategies to make math instruction more accessible by improving the structure of materials, incorporating low-tech assistive technology, and using text-to-speech, handwriting, and speech recognition supports.
Date(s): 1/27/2021 7:00 PM - 1/27/2021 8:00 PM
Description: This presentation will dissect the IEP, examine the parts individually, learn the functions of each section, and how the parts come together to create a whole document. You will learn constructive and practical tips to help create an IEP that supports the student accessing a free and appropriate public education.
Date(s): 1/27/2021 2:00 PM - 1/27/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Join Miriam Beloglovsky, co-author of the Loose Parts: Inspiring Play award-winning books, and Diane Spahn, Director of Education with Kodo Kids, as they explore the 6 w's that serve as a framework to select and set up loose parts that provoke children's inquiry. This webinar will guide you to apply educational and design knowledge when curating loose parts to maximize children’s learning. Participants will learn the value of loose parts, discover how to curate the loose parts utilizing...
Date(s): 1/26/2021 6:30 PM - 1/26/2021 7:30 PM
Description: Hosted by PEATC, this webinar is presented by John Cimino and Kerry Chilton, attorneys with the Disability Law Center of Virginia (dLCV). Although the use of restraint and seclusion in private schools for students with disabilities has been regulated for years in Virginia, the use of these practices in public schools was not subject to statewide regulation until newly adopted regulations took effect in January, 2021. This presentation will address when restraint and seclusion may, and when they...
Date(s): 1/26/2021 3:00 PM - 1/26/2021 4:30 PM
Description: A Look at How Region II School Divisions Lead Together for Equity Panelists Include: Dr. LaQuiche Parrott, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Virginia Beach City Public Schools  Dr. Jennifer Clayton, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Administration, The George Washington University Dr. Sheli Porter, Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning, Chesapeake Public Schools  Alaina Trott, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Chesapeake Public Schools  Camille...
Date(s): 1/25/2021 2:00 PM - 1/25/2021
Description: Who: Hosted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and presented by Dr. Erica McCray (CEEDAR Center), Dr. Kent McIntosh (Center on PBIS), and Dr. Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds (NCII). What: Free webinar focused on looking back at the central historic, systemic inequities that have created an environment in which a majority of educators are ill-prepared and unwilling to name and discuss race and racism in classrooms, and the impact on the discipline and special education...
Date(s): 1/21/2021 6:30 PM - 1/21/2021 7:30 PM
Description: The COVID-19 pandemic and all of its uncertainly has added additional stressors and anxiety for many individuals. Managing a remote work and a virtual learning environment while trying to maintain a normal home life balance has become overwhelming for many families and professionals. We can no longer look at self-care as a luxury but rather prioritize it as a necessity. You can take steps now to manage these changes and the roller coaster of emotions that arise daily. When you make...
Date(s): 1/19/2021 4:00 PM - 1/19/2021 5:00 PM
Description: Dr. John McNaught will give a brief presentation about Virginia's I'm Determined Project and the many tools and resources that are available to practitioners.   An open forum for questions and ideas will follow. This session is free and open to all transition professionals in Virginia.   Registration is required.
Date(s): 1/14/2021 5:30 PM - 1/14/2021 6:30 PM
Description: Please join the U.S. Department of Education for a discussion on the state of student learning during the pandemic and tools that families and teachers can use to support student learning now. This event will educate families and educators on the state of learning today and how you can better support your students during the pandemic. Webinar Highlights: Data from national researchers on student learning today Learn how to support students during the pandemic Learn about personalized learning,...
Date(s): 1/13/2021 2:00 PM - 1/13/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Join early educator Nick Terrones and author Ann Pelo for an interview-style session about Nick’s new book, A Can of Worms. Moderated by Mike Browne, this deep discussion will explore the core of the book. In it, Nick shares stories about toddler-initiated conversations about race and identity. While the stories are sometimes amusing and often jarring, at their core, they are probing and important which opens a can of worms that make most adults uncomfortable. Ann, as the Co-Originator of...
Date(s): 1/13/2021 2:00 PM - 1/13/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Welcome to Early Childhood Investigations, a webinar series produced by Engagement Strategies, LLC. This session is sponsored by Exchange Press. Join early educator Nick Terrones and author Ann Pelo for an interview-style session about Nick's new book, A Can of Worms. Moderated by Mike Browne, this deep discussion will explore the core of the book. In it, Nick shares stories about toddler-initiated conversations about race and identity. While the stories are sometimes amusing and often jarring,...
Date(s): 1/12/2021 2:00 PM - 1/12/2021 3:00 PM
Description: The word “trauma” used to apply to a relatively small sector of students. Not so anymore. All students faced multiple traumas in 2020 and will continue to face them in 2021. In this edWebinar, school counselor Stephanie Filio, M.Ed. gives an overview of how students experience trauma at four levels: self/home, school, community, and country/world. Educators can play a powerful role in providing coping mechanisms for students to help them process and endure our often-chaotic world....
Date(s): 1/8/2021 12:00 PM - 1/8/2021 1:00 PM
Description: If we want our students to be successful, we must proactively design educational experiences for learner variability. If we use the best practices of Universal Design for Learning alongside the science of learning at the foundation of a Multi-Tiered System of Support, we can ensure accessibility, increase engagement, reduce interventions, and ultimately improve outcomes at all tiers. In this edWebinar, learn how to integrate key data on student strengths and needs into your Tier 2 and Tier 3...
Date(s): 1/7/2021 3:00 PM - 1/7/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Join master educator, presenter, and author Dr. Michael A. DiSpezio as he explores ways in which you can effectively engage students during challenging times. Driven by a diverse cache of classroom engagements designed for both at-home and face-to-face encounters, this edWebinar profiles tenets for reclaiming motivation, engagement, and success. Learn about free resources including Google Expeditions and the movie-making capabilities of Google Earth Pro. Discover lesson-opener strategies....
Date(s): 12/15/2020 12:00 PM - 12/15/2020 1:00 PM, 12/15/2020 3:00 PM - 12/15/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Does your school division use Chromebooks with their students? Come join us for this fast-paced webinar where we will share many of the built-in accessibility settings and a few free extensions that can be used to support students in the areas of reading, writing, vision, organization, and physical access to the Chromebook.
Date(s): 12/9/2020 12:00 PM - 11/9/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Whether you are serving students virtually or through a hybrid model for learning, the suggestions for sensory strategies shared in this presentation can promote a readiness to learn. Join us during your lunch hour as we share practical ideas, fun activities, and DIY projects related to meeting your students’ sensory needs. 
Date(s): 12/8/2020 4:30 PM - 12/8/2020 5:30 PM, 12/8/2020 6:30 PM - 12/8/2020 7:30 PM
Description: The VDOE will be offering two professional learning webinars on December 8, 2020, to assist teachers in using the newly developed Geometry and Algebra II Just in Time Mathematics Quick Check resources to support 2020-2021 lesson planning and instruction.
Date(s): 12/8/2020 4:00 PM - 12/8/2020 5:00 PM, 12/9/2020 4:00 PM - 12/9/2020 5:00 PM, 12/14/2020 4:00 PM - 12/14/2020 5:00 PM, 12/15/2020 4:00 PM - 12/15/2020 5:00 PM
Description: Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is hosting regional 45-minute webinars to collect stakeholder feedback specifically from Kindergarten (K)-12 mathematics teachers and to provide an overview of the VMPI recommendations as they specifically relate to the classroom teacher. Any interested K-12 teacher, including special education teachers, is encouraged to register.
Date(s): 12/2/2020 7:00 PM - 12/2/2020 8:30 PM
Description: FFF presents this session for The Arc of Greater Prince William and PWCS. Join us for an overview of childhood trauma and traumatic stress with experts from Formed Families Forward. Now more than ever, children, youth, and their families are coping with chronic stressors that often impact daily social emotional, academic, and behavioral functioning. Children and youth with developmental disabilities are at even higher risk of traumatic events and circumstances. In this session, participants will...
Date(s): 12/1/2020 12:00 PM - 12/1/2020 1:00 PM
Description: In an ever expanding culturally diverse world, increasing our cultural competence is even more important now. Learn the evidence behind the why, what and how we can reduce our biases and strengthen cultural competence through interactive learning by listening to a podcast together, sharing experiences, and reviewing ASHA articles. Although this talk is geared towards SLPs, all are WELCOME as we serve as primary service providers in Early Intervention!
Date(s): 11/19/2020 7:00 PM - 11/19/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Why are partnerships so difficult? What can be done to improve understanding between parents and professionals as they seek to find mutual agreement on IEPs and other issues related to education for students with disabilities? This workshop will help participants discover communication techniques, learn how to recognize and prevent barriers to communication and build agreements around difficult problems.
Date(s): 11/19/2020 1:00 PM - 11/19/2020 2:00 PM
Description: The goal of this edWebinar is to introduce mindfulness skills that educators, therapists and paraprofessionals can integrate into the classroom to build resiliency, distress tolerance and connection in students with autism. At the end of this session, you will have gained insight into how simple mindfulness practices directly impact our body’s ability to downregulate in the face of stress, anxiety and trauma. You will be able to integrate concrete skills into your classroom to support...
Date(s): 11/19/2020 12:00 PM - 11/19/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Implementing evidence-based practices such as core vocabulary and aided language stimulation are essential in teaching students to use their communication devices effectively. But, how do we incorporate these practices in virtual learning? This webinar will focus on supporting users of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) through a virtual platform. Suggestions and demonstrations of activities will be shared, as well as a number of resources for both therapists and parents. Please...
Date(s): 11/18/2020 7:00 PM - 11/18/2020 8:30 PM
Description: This 90-minute webinar will highlight the strategies found in new VDOE resources that detail mathematics supports and strategies educators can use to enhance instruction for students with disabilities in mathematics.
Date(s): 11/18/2020 7:00 PM - 10/18/2020 8:30 PM
Description: The registration for 11/9 has closed. The registration for 11/18 is still open. This 90-minute webinar will highlight the strategies found in new VDOE resources that detail mathematics supports and strategies educators can use to enhance instruction for students with disabilities in mathematics.
Date(s): 11/18/2020 1:00 PM - 11/18/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Some coaching in early autism intervention can take a “do it like this,” expert-driven style that unintentionally leaves parents always looking to the provider for answers and solutions. Learn about how the telehealth Early Start Denver Model looks to parents and caregivers as partners in supporting individuals with ASD. Laurie Vismara, PhD, An Early Start for Your Child with Autism
Date(s): 11/17/2020 6:00 PM - 11/17/2020 7:00 PM
Description: Effective online teaching requires different strategies and skills than what are required for in-person teaching. If teachers are going to engage students' heads, hearts, and hands in an online environment they need to carefully change how they teach. In this webinar, we will share frameworks, strategies, and examples that will help teachers to transform their learning activities to better engage students online. The School of Education within Mason's College of Education and Human Development...
Date(s): 11/17/2020 3:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering a three-part learning series titled, Providing Remote Instruction for Preschoolers with Disabilities: Coaching Parents and Building Partnerships. The series is intended for early childhood educators who support a child with a disability. It is targeted to early childhood and early childhood special education teachers, but is also appropriate for administrators, related service personnel, and anyone else who may partner with families and...
Date(s): 11/16/2020 11:00 AM - 11/16/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The holidays may bring extra challenges for families this year – and particularly so for individuals and loved ones on the autism spectrum. Tune in for tips on coping with the holiday season during the pandemic, including ideas for talking to loved ones on the spectrum about the virus and self-care tips of caregivers who may be dealing with separation from loved ones. Ally Jordan, PhD; Christine Hoffkins, MEd, BCBA; Lisa Latten, MS Ed; Caitlin LeGros, CNM, MSN; and Lisa Luxemberg, LMSW...
Date(s): 11/16/2020 11:00 AM - 11/16/2020 12:00 PM, 11/17/2020 11:00 AM - 11/17/2020 12:00 PM, 11/18/2020 11:00 AM - 11/18/2020 12:00 PM, 11/19/2020 11:00 AM - 11/19/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The Hampton Roads Consortium of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (HR-CCYSN) will host a series of topics surrounding Social Security Administration Supplemental Security Income, Virginia Medicaid and Virginia Medicaid Waivers This series is a multi-day series.  We will meet for 1 hour each day from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Monday, November 16th  -  Lizna Odhwani, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, will discuss Supplemental Security Income...
Date(s): 11/14/2020 9:00 AM - 11/14/2020 3:30 PM
Description: This distance learning workshop with John Almarode offers educators the opportunity to develop distance learning strategies that are purposeful and intentional with a focus on what works best to accelerate student learning, all while keeping equity at the forefront of the framework. This powerful methodology houses all the essentials for delivering truly hands-on distance learning experiences that are effective and impactful. Delve into the evidence on best teaching, assessment, and planning...
Date(s): 11/14/2020 9:00 AM - 11/14/2020 5:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Department of Special Education and Student Services (SESS), in collaboration with the Department of the Navy, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic is offering a one-day Military Family Symposium training opportunity for military families of students with disabilities and those who provide them with educational supports. The Symposium will be convened virtually using the ZOOM platform on Saturday, November 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logging onto the ZOOM...
Date(s): 11/13/2020 9:00 AM - 10/13/2020 6:00 PM, 11/14/2020 9:00 AM - 11/14/2020 6:30 PM
Description: The Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference is a source of information for anyone affected by dyslexia and other learning-based challenges.  The 2020 event will feature leading experts in the areas of dyslexia, structured literacy, and research who are transforming the science of reading in every classroom and into the fabric of today’s educational system.  We are excited to re-imagine the 2020 IDA Annual Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference as a dynamic,...