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Date(s): 6/25/2020 4:00 PM - 6/25/2020 5:15 PM
Description: Registration deadline is noon, June 22, 2020. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Join us as we explore the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Learn how your family can start early in sharing concepts and skills from the ECC with your children throughout normal, daily activities! Some of the areas uniquely affected by impaired vision and included in the ECC are: Sensory Efficiency: Using all senses to access information in an...
Date(s): 6/22/2020 10:00 AM - 6/22/2020 11:00 AM
Description: Registration Many educators of young children with disabilities have asked, "How do I teach a 2 or 3-year-old virtually?”  Replicating classroom activities and materials for use in the home is not always feasible or functional. Instead, educators can shift to supporting new learners, the parents and family members of the child. This webinar will explore how educators can utilize a coaching interaction style to help families use daily routines and activities as learning...
Date(s): 6/17/2020 6:00 PM - 6/17/2020 7:00 PM
Description: Register Join professional public school educator and behavior expert Jennifer West and Formed Families Forward director Kelly Henderson for an open discussion about how to find and maintain positivity, access opportunities for maintaining academic and social emotional learning at home and virtually, and keep your kids busy this summer! This families and educator partnership exchange is an opportunity to share challenges and offer ideas and tools for making it through the COVID Summer ahead. We...
Date(s): 6/8/2020 12:00 PM - 6/8/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Dr. Allison Ward Parsons will share simple tips to help families extend and maintain elementary students' literacy skills over the summer and beyond at noon (EST) on June 8. This webinar will begin with ideas to engage children in a variety of books, followed by easy at-home activities to build fluency and comprehension.
Date(s): 6/5/2020 2:00 PM - 6/5/2020 3:00 PM
Description: OSEP is hosting the first in a series of webinars focused on ready-to-use resources, tools, and practices from OSEP-funded grantees to support the educational, developmental, behavioral, and social/emotional needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities through remote and distance learning. With the extended school closures occurring across the country, many states, districts, and schools are now delivering instruction remotely while parents, families, and students are having...
Date(s): 6/3/2020 1:00 PM - 6/3/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Dr. Debra Stroiney will focus on the importance of movement and exercise on health and well-being. She will outline simple at-home workouts that can be completed and will go through one of the workouts as a virtual fitness class.
Date(s): 6/3/2020 12:00 PM - 6/3/2020 1:00 PM
Description: We all need a safe place to look for support, strength, and share "highs" and "lows" with others. The new online group, Supporting Caregivers, is designed to provide a virtual way to access support from others facing similar journeys. Request an invite through the website to get started - it's that simple!
Date(s): 6/1/2020 7:00 PM - 6/1/2020 8:00 PM
Description: Dr. Temple Grandin will be kicking off our Autism Society Central Virginia Speaker Series! Dr. Grandin is a World-Renowned Autism Activist, Best-Selling Author, Animal Welfare and Behavior Expert, and she will be speaking about how to help individuals with autism cope with the on-going changes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is free, but please consider making a $15 donation to support the ASCV. Your contribution will allow us to continue offering critical programs and support...
Date(s): 5/29/2020 1:00 PM - 5/29/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Dr. Elizabeth DeMulder will conduct a webinar at 1 p.m. (EST) on May 29 on children’s social and emotional development and tips for ways to support them during the time of the pandemic. The session will also feature social and emotional health and tips for adults.
Date(s): 5/28/2020 12:00 PM - 5/28/2020 1:00 PM
Description: During these uncertain times, VCU-ACE is working to provide resources for families. Weekly, VCU- ACE will provide an opportunity for parents to join us for Lunch and Learn. An interactive and secure Zoom meeting that will address different topics each week. There will be a short presentation with a time for Q&A. Thursday, May 28, 2020:  Promoting Self-Determination through Goal Setting at Home Thursday, June 4, 2020:  Communication Strategies for Families
Date(s): 5/27/2020 1:00 PM - 5/27/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Dr. Jodi Duke will hold a webinar to offer tips for structure, routine and other strategies for families and teachers of students with disabilities at 1 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, May 27.
Date(s): 5/27/2020 12:00 PM - 5/27/2020 1:00 PM
Description: The VDOE will host an updates webinar on May 27 at 12:00. This webinar will provide updates from the 2020 Legislative Session, and discuss plans and key initiatives for the 2020-2021 year. Jenna Conway will walk stakeholders through important next steps and timelines. Time for question and answer will be provided.  Who: All interested parties including program leaders, teachers, and other key stakeholders. 
Date(s): 5/22/2020 1:00 PM - 5/22/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Drs. Stephanie Dodman and Nancy Holincheck will share key principles of learning and offer specific at-home activities that represent each principle at 1 p.m. (EST) this Friday, May 22. This webinar will offer a variety of ways to see how what you are already doing is important to your child’s learning and offer you some new ways to think about everyday life as academic learning opportunities.
Date(s): 5/21/2020 2:00 PM - 5/21/2020 3:00 PM
Description: This webinar with Andrew Roszak, Executive Director of the Childhood Emergency Preparedness Institute, where we will talk about the different areas that are key for child care centers that are planning on reopening to serve their community.  Topics include: Policies to protect staff and families  Tips for reopening classrooms Key changes to daily operations and routines Creative Q&A to share tips  
Date(s): 5/21/2020 12:00 PM - 5/21/2020 1:00 PM
Description: During these uncertain times, VCU-ACE is working to provide resources for families. Weekly, VCU- ACE will provide an opportunity for parents to join us for Lunch and Learn. An interactive and secure Zoom meeting that will address different topics each week. There will be a short presentation with a time for Q&A. Thursday, May 21, 2020:  Practical Ideas for Maintaining and Creating Structure at Home Thursday, May 28, 2020:  Promoting Self-Determination through Goal Setting...
Date(s): 5/20/2020 1:00 PM - 5/20/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Dr. Andy Gilbert will host a webinar at 1 p.m. (EST) this Wednesday, May 20, that provides concrete ways to get kids and adults alike to notice and engage with the natural world as a means to investigate possible answers, set up possible experiments or lead to more wonderings. This will focus on using elements of wonder to notice, sketch and journal as a means to build wonder-filled discussions with their kids—and in some cases for adults to rekindle their own wonders.
Date(s): 5/20/2020 10:30 AM - 5/20/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The term “cyberbullying” raises new challenges for not only parents and school administrators but also law enforcement to protect children from this widespread epidemic. Cyberbullying is different from “schoolyard” bullying. During this interactive workshop presented by Tina Norris, participants will enter the world of technology and explore motivations, categories, warnings signs, and forms that online cyberbullying can take. Participants will learn tips and strategies...
Date(s): 5/18/2020 12:00 PM - 5/18/2020 1:00 PM
Description: It’s important to begin planning for life after high school. Join us as the disAbility Law Center of Virginia shares about the services that VR can offer to high school students with disabilities as they transition out of high school and into the community. Presenter: Rachel Loria is a Disability Rights Advocate at the disAbility Law Center of Virginia, where she has been working for nearly 6 years. She focuses on Vocational Rehabilitation services for adults and high school students...
Date(s): 5/18/2020 - 5/21/2020
Description: This four-part event features experts from across the country presenting on cutting-edge research and topics in brain injury. Tamera Wexler, M.D., Ph.D., Neuroendocrinologist in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at New York University, will present on the role that pituitary dysfunction may play in patients' health after TBI remains underappreciated.
Date(s): 5/16/2020 8:00 AM - 5/16/2020 3:00 PM
Description: ** Este evento se llevará a cabo en línea, virtualmente y estará disponible para acceder durante 24 horas. ** La Cumbre de Alcance Latino se ha creado para proporcionar un espacio seguro para debatir y tomar acciones con el fin de crear mejores condiciones para la comunidad Latina que servimos alrededor del estado de Virginia. Únase a nosotros en esta Cumbre importante de UN DÍA que reunirá a familias y profesionales para una mejor...
Date(s): 5/14/2020 3:00 PM - 5/14/2020 4:15 PM
Description: This virtual training webinar is the third of a three-part series on nonacademic supports for strengthening the transition from high school to postsecondary education and training. Presenters will share strategies for promoting social emotional preparedness for transitions to postsecondary.
Date(s): 5/14/2020 12:45 PM - 5/14/2020 4:45 PM
Description: Attachment & Disorders of Attachment in Young Children (Registration) Thursday, May 14, 2020, 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. For Professionals Working With Or Supporting Children Ages Birth To Five And Their Families Sponsored by Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Presenter: Charles Zeanah, MD (https://www.zerotothree.org/our-team/charles-h-zeanah-jr) Chair of Psychiatry, Tulane University Director, Institute of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Dr. Zeanah...
Date(s): 5/14/2020 12:00 PM - 5/14/2020 1:00 PM
Description: During these uncertain times, VCU-ACE is working to provide resources for families. Weekly, VCU- ACE will provide an opportunity for parents to join us for Lunch and Learn. An interactive and secure Zoom meeting that will address different topics each week. There will be a short presentation with a time for Q&A. Thursday, May 14, 2020:  Home Activities to Learning Experiences Thursday, May 21, 2020:  Practical Ideas for Maintaining and Creating Structure at Home Thursday,...
Date(s): 5/13/2020 3:00 PM - 5/13/2020 4:00 PM, 6/2/2020 3:00 PM - 6/2/2020 4:00 PM
Description: The VDOE is pleased to offer a three-part webinar series titled Best Practices for Assessment of Young Children. This series will deliver targeted technical assistance in determining eligibility for special education and related services for children ages two through five. The webinars will be delivered by Marie Ireland, Eligibility and Speech Language Impairment Specialist. During these three webinars, participants will learn about best practices in assessing young children to ensure informed...
Date(s): 5/12/2020 12:00 PM - 5/12/2020 1:00 PM
Description: As schools transition to online learning and more time is spent with friends virtually than ever before, many parents have concerns about their teen's digital well-being. Children and Screens:  Institute of Digital Media and Child Development will be hosting an online workshop geared toward parents of teenagers to discuss healthy screen habits during the pandemic. 
Date(s): 5/8/2020 3:00 PM - 5/8/2020 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar features self-advocates' stories about the impact social distancing and technology has had on their work, and other parts of their lives, such as staying in touch with family, friends, and support staff. Each of the presenters work on a research project that focuses on transition practices. 
Date(s): 5/8/2020 - 5/8/2020 11:59 PM
Description: **This event will be held online, virtually and will be available to access for 24 hours.** The objective of this event is to provide relevant and up to date educational information to professional advocates and parent advocates (paid and not paid) to empower them to positively support parents of children with disabilities in Virginia.
Date(s): 5/7/2020 12:00 PM - 5/7/2020 1:00 PM, 5/7/2020 3:00 PM - 5/7/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration/ Presenter: Matthew Newton/ Toys cost money and accessible toys can cost a LOT of money. However, with some simple, cheap materials and tools that can be acquired at a local craft store or online, along with a little know-how, YOU can adapt simple plush toys up to remote controlled cars to make them switch accessible. Join us for this online session to learn how simple it can be to adapt toys yourself. Participants will receive a kit of materials in the mail to follow along with the...
Date(s): 5/6/2020 - 5/12/2020
Description: The topic is challenging behavior from many angles. The focus will be on prevention and looking at how to support children using innovative strategies and what to do in those moments when a child is in a full blown tantrum or aggressing towards others. Bigger picture societal trends and what those have to do with moment-to-moment classroom struggles will be considered. Conference Topics: Getting to the Root of Difficult Behavior Conscious Discipline  Outdoor Play and Challenging Behavior...
Date(s): 5/5/2020 3:00 PM - 5/5/2020 4:00 PM
Description: STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. In this episode, discover the math component of STEAM, including how preschoolers explore everyday math concepts through daily routines and interactions. Preschool teachers and family child care providers will learn strategies and teaching practices that help all children explore math. Also, explore strategies for using art to encourage math concepts and skills. This webinar will have English and Spanish captioning.
Date(s): 5/5/2020 12:00 PM - 5/5/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Feeling like you’ve taken a bigger bite than you can chew when faced with addressing feeding issues? Join us to learn more about feeding specialists, atypical feeding, and feeding strategies. Jessica Hale, Infant Program Educator Jessica Hale is a VA Beach Infant Program Educator. She assesses for eligibility, completes ASPs, and provides developmental services.  Stephanie Shrewsberry, Service Coordinator Stephanie is a Virginia Beach Infant Program Family Services...
Date(s): 5/5/2020 - 5/7/2020
Description: Better Together: The Importance of Partnership The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs—and an enduring impact. For over 15 years, the Inclusion Institute has drawn people from across the country and around the globe to Chapel Hill to...
Date(s): 4/30/2020 2:00 PM - 4/30/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Tune in to this community webinar to learn more about:   How to plan your own virtual circle time Equipment and tools to run your own sessions Views on pre-recorded versus live sessions Sharing some easy activity ideas
Date(s): 4/30/2020 1:00 PM - 4/30/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Registration Ongoing schedule changes and uncertainty due to the spread of the Coronavirus can present special challenges. Tune in to hear ideas for providing compassionate support to individuals on the autism spectrum who are experiencing disruptions and anxiety related to the virus and its impact. About the Speaker: Amanda Tami, LPC, BCBA, holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and has completed a recertification program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition to being...
Date(s): 4/30/2020 12:00 PM - 4/30/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Are you an educator, related service provider, or parent with a student at home who needs some additional support creating your own low-tech assistive technology (AT)? DIY AT is here to help! This webinar will explore how to make several low-tech AT tools through easy steps with common items and materials that can found around the house. We will demonstrate the steps to assemble low tech tools during the webinar, identify the simple tools you will need, and share the materials lists and...
Date(s): 4/30/2020 9:00 AM - 4/30/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Receive updates about Early Childhood in Virginia to include Legislative Updates & Governor's Budget, Advocacy through VA Voices for Children, Seamless transition from Community College to GMU B.A. program, VA Quality, Early Childhood Mental Health, and the PDG B-5 Renewal Grant Invited Speakers include: Mary Beth Testa, Voices for Virginia's Children Julie Kidd, George Mason University Christine Schull, Northern Virginia Community College Kris Myers, Virginia Quality Bonnie Grifa, Virginia...
Date(s): 4/29/2020 1:00 PM - 4/29/2020 2:30 PM
Description: PRESENTERS: Wanda Council, Virginia Department of Education, Ira Padhye, VA Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness, and Debbie Pfeiffer, VSDB Outreach Services OBJECTIVES: To share information and resources that may be useful during this extraordinary time when educators are working from home and serving children and families who are in their homes. 1.5 contact hours of participation TARGET AUDIENCE: Educators and related service providers working with children, ages birth...
Date(s): 4/28/2020 8:00 AM - 4/28/2020 4:00 PM, 4/29/2020 8:00 AM - 4/29/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Information & Registration The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety (VCSCS) at the Department of Criminal Justice Services(DCJS), is announcing the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference to be held April 28-29, 2020, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The theme for the Conference is “Navigating the Landscape of School Safety.” Attendees will learn about data-informed and impactful practices that advance school...
Date(s): 4/26/2020 - 5/29/2020
Description: Registration/ Are you the parent of a young child receiving Early Intervention (EI) Services or Preschool Special Education services? Or do you work with children who are receiving EI services? Do you (or the parents you work with) have questions about navigating the Early Childhood system in Virginia? The Early Childhood Academy, presented by PEATC in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is for you! This FREE 4-week self-paced online course is an innovative and...
Date(s): 4/25/2020 7:30 AM - 4/25/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Dr. Paul J. Riccomini will serve as keynote speaker on the topic of High-Leverage Practices and then moderator for panelists to follow, who will speak on the same theme. An experienced classroom teacher, author, mathematician, and leading special education expert, Dr. Paul J. Riccomini has taught mathematics to both general and special education students in inclusive settings in grades seven through twelve. He is co-author of the bestselling Response to Intervention in Math and Developing Number...
Date(s): 4/25/2020 - 4/25/2020 11:59 PM
Description: **This event will be held online, virtually and will be available to access for 24 hours.** Sat, April 25, 2020 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM EDT Please join us at the 2020 Family Engagement Summit while we explore ways to encourage Family Engagement in school cultures as a way to improve student outcomes. Our dynamic speakers will provide practical research-based tools to help strengthen the cord that binds educators and parents together for the success of all children.
Date(s): 4/23/2020 2:00 PM - 4/23/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Please join senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education for a COVID-19 briefing. The briefing will provide an overview of the Department’s implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, focused on funding allocated to the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund to ensure learning continues. The call will take place on Thursday, April 23 at 2 p.m. EDT and you may join the call five minutes prior to the start time. To participate,...
Date(s): 4/23/2020 1:00 PM - 4/23/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Your morning routine is broken — and exhausting. Your child stays up too late and sleeps half the morning away, or drags their feet over the slightest bit of work. Even without an early school bell, it’s nag nag nag to get your child to engage with remote learning. In this live Q&A webinar, Sharon Saline, Psy.D., will solve your specific routine and scheduling challenges.
Date(s): 4/23/2020 12:00 PM - 4/23/2020 1:00 PM, 4/23/2020 3:00 PM - 4/23/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration/ Presenter: Denise Henry-Orndorff/ Do you use Google Extensions? Do you want or need a few more tools for your Google Toolbox? Come and learn about over 80 extensions you and your students can use via a Periodic Table of Google Extensions. You will learn about everything from text to speech extensions to brain breaks to tools for productivity. You are guaranteed to learn a few more tools you can use! Contact Us
Date(s): 4/23/2020 9:00 AM - 4/23/2020 4:00 PM, 5/14/2020 9:00 AM - 5/14/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Registration- April 23, 2020 - Fairfax Registration- May 14, 2020 - Hampton Roads This event is for EFMP/SLO staff only!Our free training is for professionals who support military families who have students with disabilities. During this training, attendees will learn about best practices used in supporting military members, trends, and topics of interest to military families whose students receive Special Education services in Virginia. This year we will cover Early Childhood, Understanding...
Date(s): 4/22/2020 1:00 PM - 4/22/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Registration Learn skills to handle disagreements with family members, resources for virtual social interactions, and general guidelines about coping with the lockdown for individuals with ASD and their families. About the Speaker: Aarti Nair, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral scholar in the Dapretto Lab at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. Dr. Nair received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and anthropology from the University of Mumbai, and her master’s degree in clinical...
Date(s): 4/22/2020 9:00 AM - 4/22/2020 10:00 AM, 5/6/2020 9:00 AM - 5/6/2020 10:00 AM, 5/20/2020 9:00 AM - 5/20/2020 10:00 AM, 6/3/2020 9:00 AM - 6/3/2020 10:00 AM, 6/17/2020 9:00 AM - 6/17/2020 10:00 AM, 7/1/2020 9:00 AM - 7/1/2020 10:00 AM
Description: Registration is required On Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m., every other week beginning on April 22, pour yourself a cup of your morning beverage of choice and join colleagues from across the state to chat about how you are supporting families through the COVID-19 crisis. This session's topic on May 20 is supporting young children with Individualized Education Programs and their families. Administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals are all invited to attend. There will be invited presenters but...
Date(s): 4/21/2020 2:00 PM - 3/21/2020 3:00 PM
Description: There has never been a more important time in education. With an unprecedented upending of traditional schooling, teachers are placed in the position to direct learning from afar. In this webinar, strategies for family efficacy and feedback will be shared to help teachers better monitor and understand how learning is progressing at home. The term family academic socialization will be explained and broken down into usable components by teachers. Audience: All educators.
Date(s): 4/20/2020 12:00 PM - 4/20/2020 12:15 PM, 4/27/2020 12:00 PM - 4/27/2020 12:15 PM, 5/4/2020 12:00 PM - 5/4/2020 12:15 PM, 5/11/2020 12:00 PM - 5/11/2020 12:15 PM
Description: Former First Lady Michelle Obama is reading children’s books over free livestreams for children who are stuck at home (and probably for parents, too). “Mondays With Michelle Obama” starts April 20 at noon EST with Obama reading “The Gruffalo” and will continue for the next four Mondays, through May 11. Variety reports that the project is a collaboration between Obama, Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS Kids. Here’s her reading...
Date(s): 4/20/2020 7:30 AM - 4/21/2020 3:30 PM, 4/23/2020 7:30 AM - 4/24/2020 3:30 PM
Description: Registration The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the Family and Community Engagement Institute for federal program coordinators and other key instructional staff supporting programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).   The intended audience for the proposed institute is a team of local educational agency (LEA) school and division leaders, including representatives from special...