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Date(s): 10/20/2017
Description: Keynote Speaker:         Dr. John Almarode is an Assistant Professor at JMU and works through Corwin Press.  John has conducted staff development workshops, keynote addresses, and conference presentations on a variety of topics including student engagement, evidence-based practices, creating enriched environments that promote learning, and designing classrooms with the brain in mind. John’s action-packed workshops offer participants ready-to-use...
Date(s): 10/19/2017 - 10/20/2017
Description: VCASE will be welcoming Meredith Alvaro (MAlvaro Consulting). Keynote Session: Teach the Writer-Not the Writing Breakout Session: Differentiation in the Writing Classroom John Eisenberg, Assistant Superintendent, VDOE "State of the Commonwealth" Updates from the Team at Reed Smith
Date(s): 10/18/2017 8:00 AM - 10/18/2017 4:30 PM, 10/19/2017 8:00 AM - 10/19/2017 4:30 PM, 10/20/2017 8:00 AM - 10/20/2017 1:30 PM
Description: At Closing The Gap you’ll find practical and sound strategies, extraordinary resources and the latest products. Connect and learn from the best and brightest minds in AT and create a professional development path that covers what’s important to you. Want to learn by doing? Plan to bring your own device (BYOD). Want to ask questions of presenters? Attend an interactive lecture. Need to get really hands on? Join us in the Apple playground, iPad lab and exhibit floor.  ...
Date(s): 10/11/2017 2:00 PM - 10/11/2017 3:30 PM
Description: It’s all about relationships and building a trusting and respectful relationship with every child’s family. It’s important to make this connection before difficulties arise because parent engagement is never more important than when there is child with challenging behavior in your group/center. Families have a strong emotional investment in their children so that when there are issues about their child’s behavior they are never really ready to hear about it from you even...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 8:30 AM - 10/6/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Training for Educators, Mental Health Providers, Social Workers, Therapists and Intervention Specialists: On October 4-6, 2017 Virginia Treatment Center for Children, in partnership with St. Joseph's Villa and VALend, will be conducting two clinical workshops on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) Modules 1-4 and the Toddler Module. The workshops will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road, Henrico, VA. About the trainings. The Autism Diagnostic Observation...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 - 10/6/2017
Description: The Division for Early Childhood's Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families is the flagship of the organization's professional development opportunities. The 2017 conference will be held October 4-6 in Portland, Oregon. During this time, the Division for Early Childhood brings together a passionate group of dedicated individuals who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 - 10/6/2017
Description: This workshop on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) Modules 1-4 and the Toddler Module is for Educator, Mental Health Providers, Social Workers, Therapists, and Intervention Specialists. It is offered on October 4-6, 2017 by the Virginia Treatment Center for Children, in partnership with St. Joseph's Villa and VALend, at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road, Henrico, VA. CEUs will be available and participants can register for one or both clinical workshops. For more...
Date(s): 10/2/2017 - 10/4/2017
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer a training opportunity in Medicaid reimbursement and documentation procedures. This training regarding Medicaid documentation requirements is designed for occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language therapists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, special education aides, and clinic aides (both school division and contracted personnel).  Special education directors, special education supervisors, school nurse...
Date(s): 9/30/2017 9:30 AM - 9/30/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Feedback from educators participating in past trainings indicate that many have learned about assessment and goal writing related to promoting listening and spoken language skills, but want more ideas on how to help students reach their goals.  Presenters will share insights gained from working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing of all ages and using various communication methodologies across Virginia, and will provide strategies and activities that you can use to help...
Date(s): 9/28/2017 7:00 PM - 9/28/2017 9:00 PM
Description: The J and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team invite you to a workshop on respite and day programs for individuals of all ages with special needs. It is often hard to identify what is available and how they compare. This workshop will showcase various respite and day programs offered in the area as well as a discussion on both the Individual and Family Support Program and the Virginia Lifespan Respite VoucherProgram. Every person’s situation and needs are different. We hope...
Date(s): 9/28/2017 - 9/29/2017
Description: The goal of the 2017 VACMS conference is for mathematics specialists and teacher leaders to enhance their toolkit so they can support teachers to interpret the revisions to the Curriculum Framework, thus, supporting the implementation of Virginia’s 2016 Standards of Learning for Mathematics. In particular, ways to use learning progressions and the information in “Understanding the Standards” to recalculate instructional programs to enhance students’ learning journeys....
Date(s): 9/27/2017 2:00 PM - 9/27/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Harsh immigration policies undermine the safety, health, and overall development of young children in immigrant families, the vast majority of whom are U.S. citizens. New and proposed immigration policies—including increased immigration enforcement actions–have threatened the well-being of millions of children, threatening to separate them from their parents and to cut them off from critical health and nutrition assistance. This power webinar, presented by Wendy Cervantes, Dr....
Date(s): 9/26/2017 - 9/27/2017
Description: Join us for the State of the Science Conference on the Employment of People with Physical Disabilities. We will present research on effective policies, practices, and interventions to improve the employment outcomes of people with physical disabilities. This two day conference is designed to discuss issues and implications from the new knowledge gained from our disability employment research activities. Along with presentations by prominent speakers, expert panels will provide lively discussions...
Date(s): 9/25/2017 9:00 AM - 9/25/2017 3:30 PM, 9/26/2017 9:00 AM - 9/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Speaker:  Dr. Lisa Meyers, Simply Achieve Note:  There are two sessions for different grade levels. K-3 Session:  Monday, September 25, 2017 (9:00am-3:30pm) 4-8 Session:  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (9:00am-3:30pm) (*registration & danish/coffee start at 8:30 am; conference materials and meals are included in fees)
Date(s): 9/13/2017 2:00 PM
Description: This webinar, part of the Trauma Solutions in Early Childhood Series, will be presented by trauma expert, Ileen Henderson. Ileen will describe the impact of trauma on young children, its effect on learning and child development and the importance of creating a space within your classroom, organization, office or lobby that supports children who have been impacted by trauma. With or without a budget, you can apply the principals of trauma-informed care to your program’s spaces to...
Date(s): 9/7/2017 9:30 AM - 9/7/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Fairfax County Public Libraries Access Services Branch is hosting an Assistive Technology and Disability Resource Fair at the Fairfax County Government Center.  Keynote speaker, Karen Keninger, director of the “National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped” will kick off the fair in the morning. In addition to meeting representatives from county organizations and companies that assist the low vision and disability communities, attendees can take advantage of...
Date(s): 8/23/2017 3:00 PM - 8/23/2017 4:30 PM
Description: This is a free webinar, "Ticket to Work and Work Incentives – A Two-Part Series Part 1: Supplemental Security Income (SSI)." During the webinar, they'll talk about Social Security programs and Work Incentives available to people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. WISE webinars are online events held for people who are age 18 through 64 and receive Social Security Disability benefits. You'll learn about the Ticket to Work Program and available Work Incentives through...
Date(s): 8/23/2017 2:00 PM - 8/23/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Pedagogical documentation is a complex process that involves observing children, creating documentation and sharing to encourage interpretation and analysis. When there is a steady stream of documentation shared there can be an increase of family engagement. When educators analyze the documentation and the views of others including parents, children, administrators and others, there is potential for authentic emergent curriculum. In this session you will learn: The complexities of pedagogical...
Date(s): 8/23/2017 2:00 PM - 8/23/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Cost: FREE Accommodations in higher education can be very different from K-12 and workplace accommodations.  Join us as we explore an overview of what reasonable accommodations look like in higher education and scenarios of a variety of accommodation requests.  In addition, we will go over the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) documentation guidance and talk about reasonable documentation in higher...
Date(s): 8/22/2017 10:00 AM - 8/22/2017 12:00 PM
Description: The Arc of Northern Virginia will overview the newly redesigned Developmental Disability Waivers including what Waivers offer, how to apply, and waiting list navigation.  The presentation will cover what to do once you have a Waiver and your needs are assessed to qualify you for services.  This presenation will share information about the new CCC Plus Waiver and the move toward managed care in Virginia.    
Date(s): 8/9/2017 8:30 AM - 8/9/2017 1:00 PM, 8/16/2017 8:30 AM - 8/16/2017 1:00 PM, 8/17/2017 8:30 AM - 8/17/2017 1:00 PM, 10/16/2017 8:30 AM - 10/16/2017 1:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce the K-12 History and Social Science Standards of Learning (SOL) Institutes to be held in August and October 2017 at four sites throughout the Commonwealth.  These are professional development opportunities provided by the state to support the implementation of 2015 History and Social Science Standards of Learning. The K-12 History and Social Science SOL Institutes will utilize a train-the-trainer model to provide...
Date(s): 8/7/2017 1:00 PM - 8/7/2017 9:00 PM, 8/8/2017 9:00 AM - 8/8/2017 4:45 PM, 8/9/2017 8:00 AM - 8/9/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The Arc of Virginia 2017 State Convention will provide people with developmental disabilities (DD), family members, advocates and professionals with "must know" information about DD services and advocacy issues in Virginia.   The event will also help "recharge your batteries," as you learn about new and innovative models of support for people with DD and ways to promote self-care and overall well-being. The Arc of Virginia State Convention provides a unique opportunity to meet,...
Date(s): 8/7/2017 9:00 AM - 8/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: The Summer Literacy Institute offers elementary/middle school teachers, coaches, librarians, reading specialists, or related professionals an exciting opportunity for learning with literacy experts! This year, the institute is hosting writing expert Meredith Alvaro, reading expert Beth Estill and coaching expert Sara Miller.
Date(s): 7/26/2017 2:00 PM - 7/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Early childhood educators typically recognize the importance of emotional and social development on children’s educational and life futures. Recent neuroscience research reveals how critical administrative support of teachers is in the quest to help children become resilient, well-adjusted, and socially and emotionally competent. Administrators must help teachers build core capabilities to support children’s emotional and social development.  However, the devil is in the detail!...
Date(s): 7/26/2017 8:00 AM - 7/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: This EFMP/SLO training opportunity is for the professionals who support military families who have children with special needs. This free training will provide participants with vital information on special education law, resources, and supports specifically for Virginia’s military families. Please note there are two separate dates and locations. Please only register for one date. Space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be...
Date(s): 7/25/2017 4:00 PM - 7/25/2017 5:00 PM
Description: When teachers open their classroom doors this new school year, they’ll be welcoming students with a variety of experiences, strengths, and challenges. A few children in your new class might have disabilities or developmental delays that impact their learning, social skills, or behavior.  This webinar will uncover how to best understand and implement inclusionary practices into the classroom that will help children with developmental delays or disabilities participate successfully...
Date(s): 7/17/2017 8:30 AM - 7/17/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Come learn an instructional approach designed to target writing instruction for special education students preparing for participation in the Writing SOL tests. Who Should Attend? Secondary English teachers, general education or special education responsible or initial or remedial instruction in reading for grades 6-12. Cost: $10.00 (to cover cost of materials and a boxed lunch) Speaker Information: William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include...
Date(s): 7/16/2017 11:00 AM - 7/18/2017 5:00 PM
Description: MOVE 2017, a statewide event for rising 9th,10th, and 11th grade African-American males with a disability and their parents. MOVE empowers African-American Males with Disabilities to Overcome Barriers, Become Self-Determined, and to Graduate High School College & Career Ready.  Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day institute. Through utilizing state leadership and...
Date(s): 7/13/2017 2:00 PM - 7/13/2017 2:45 PM
Description: This presentation will examine the considerations that workers with physical disabilities must make in deciding whether to disclose their disability status to their employers and co-workers.  Research findings from several recent studies of the disclosure decision will be presented, along with resources that can help people with physical disabilities in making the disclosure decision. Presenter: Phillip Rumrill, PhD, CRC, Professor & Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program...
Date(s): 7/12/2017 8:00 AM - 7/12/2017 3:00 PM
Description: STEAM 4.0 Breakout Session Topics: Integrating STEM & The Arts Instruction; Cross-Cutting Strategies in Science & Math, Engineering & Science, and Technology with ALL Instruction; The Arts’ Role in STEM; 21st Century Workforce Preparation from a STEMM (+ Medicine) Panel; STEAM Schools’ Update on their Focus & Challenges; Student Artists Pursuing STEM Careers – a year later post- STEAM 3.0 and Student Artists Pursuing STEM Careers in 2017 (“Why...
Date(s): 7/10/2017 10:00 AM - 7/12/2017 1:00 PM, 7/17/2017 10:00 AM - 7/19/2017 1:00 PM, 7/24/2017 10:00 AM - 7/26/2017 1:00 PM, 7/31/2017 10:00 AM - 8/2/2017 1:00 PM
Description: What is it? Comprehensive 6 week Summer Program designed for recent high school graduates to get a head start in college. Students can increase their knowledge, skills, and self-confidence before starting the first semester in college. Get help with Math! Participate in Leadership activities! Complete SDV 100 College Success Skills course! Get a better understanding of the transfer process! Develop a degree plan! Cost? In-state: $177.25Out-of-state: $376.50 When? July 10th–August 4th,...
Date(s): 7/10/2017 9:00 AM - 7/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Audience: Secondary English teachers general education or special education responsible or initial or remedial instruction in reading for grades 6-12. Cost: $10 (to cover cost of materials and a boxed lunch) Speaker Information: Erica Basnight-Johnson has spent 21 years educating our youth. She has worked at every grade level, K-12. At the beginning of her career she served as an afterschool program director setting up remediation and ESL programs at Crestview Elementary and Woodville...
Date(s): 7/10/2017 - 7/11/2017
Description: There are many challenges that students encounter as they make the transition from high school to college. During the junior and senior high school years, students must decide to which colleges apply, based on their interests, academic achievements, personal skills, and finances. The transition to college is far more challenging for students with disabilities. These students need to consider the accommodations and services that they can receive from different colleges to more easily...
Date(s): 7/6/2017 - 7/7/2017
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE’s) Office of Special Education Instructional Services in collaboration with the Office of Humanities and Early Childhood will again sponsor the English Co-Teaching Academy, addressing non-fiction and writing in the co-taught classroom.  The Academy is designed for school teams of English and special education teachers working together to enhance all student outcomes, especially students with disabilities.  The focus will be on...
Date(s): 6/29/2017 9:00 AM - 6/29/2017 5:00 PM, 6/30/2017 7:30 AM - 6/30/2017 1:00 PM
Description: This year's two-day ODUP Institute, Virginia’s Go-To event designed to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing (TODHH) and other educators working directly with students who are d/hh, will focus on effective strategies, assessments and more to positively impact outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and have additional concerns (i.e., D/HH Plus).Keynote speaker, Dr. Christen Szymanski, who has done significant direct practice with...
Date(s): 6/28/2017 9:30 AM - 6/28/2017 3:45 PM
Description: Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School (OD2LBHS) returns for a third year to provide activities and training specifically designed to address the unique needs of students who are rising 8th graders to the new Class of 2017 grads who are deaf and hard of hearing, their parents and educators in Virginia to promote self-determination skills of students who are d/hh for improved success in post-secondary outcomes.Students will have 3 exciting interactive sessions led by the Gallaudet University...
Date(s): 6/28/2017 - 6/29/2017
Description: This two day academy is designed for mathematics and special educator school teams (Grade Band(s): 6-8, 9-12) 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...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/30/2017
Description: The K-12 Dual Language Academy (Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-12 Administrators) aims to support new and existing Dual Language programs with in-depth professional development on the pillars of Dual Language instruction: developing bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural students. The format is like a well-integrated conference with multiple expert presenters and time for deep discussions. Topics may include: goals and outcomes of Dual Language programs materials and resources in the...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/28/2017
Description: The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM™) Academy provides professional learning in the evidence-based practices, Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines, developed by the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KUCRL). The 2017 SIM Academy is unique in that it is built to respond to the requests of the educators in the schools/divisions that are implementing a multi-tiered system of supports (i.e., Content Literacy Continuum (CLC™) or Virginia...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/30/2017
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Science and Health Education and the Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in collaboration with James Madison University, are sponsoring this Adapted Physical Education institute (Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) at JMU’s summer 2017 Content Teaching Academy (CTA). Participants of this academy will learn about the unique complexities of working with students with special needs and explore a variety of instructional...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/27/2017
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; (2) learn...
Date(s): 6/26/2017 - 6/30/2017
Description: The K-5 Academy {Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5} will focus on the content areas of Math and Reading in a “make & take” format.  In addition to improving content knowledge in these specific areas, the goal of this academy will be to offer participants meaningful and engaging sessions, with opportunities to make differentiated activities to take directly back into their classrooms in the fall. The 2017 Content Teaching Academy sessions begin at 8:30 Monday, June 25 and conclude...
Date(s): 6/22/2017 9:00 AM - 6/23/2017 5:00 PM
Description: An exciting opportunity for parents new to the world of Special Education. PEATC's Parent Institute is a great opportunity for Virginia Parents to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together. This event is free, but more importantly, this training opportunity gives participants a chance to engage directly with the presenters who are leaders in their fields. WHO SHOULD APPLY? Parents who are new to the Special Education process interested in taking the next steps towards collaborating as parent...
Date(s): 6/22/2017 8:00 AM - 6/22/2017 5:00 PM, 7/10/2017 8:00 AM - 7/10/2017 5:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in partnership with the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM), will sponsor two collaborative special education-gifted education conferences on “Twice-Exceptional Learners.” One conference will occur on June 22, 2017, at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke.   The conference will be repeated on July 10, 2017, at the Four-Points Sheraton in Richmond....
Date(s): 6/21/2017 2:00 PM - 6/21/2017 3:30 PM
Description: We know that sharing books with young children helps them gain valuable early literacy skills like vocabulary, print awareness, and letter knowledge. However, it also helps them develop skills that experts say are a better predictor of success: executive function skills. Executive function, or “soft” skills, include social-emotional skills like self-regulation and taking on different perspectives, as well as accessing one’s working memory and more. In this interactive webinar,...
Date(s): 6/20/2017, 6/21/2017, 6/22/2017 - 6/22/2017 1:00 PM
Description: Are you a passionate educator who is interested in providing innovative, creative, and meaningful learning opportunities for your students? Join a group of dedicated educators, master teachers, and dynamic leaders for an interactive, two-day workshop exploring strategies for deeper learning to all students. iLab is the first annual conference sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Learning Design, and will be held in conjunction with SURN’s Annual Leadership Conference at William...
Date(s): 6/19/2017 9:00 AM - 6/19/2017 3:30 PM
Description: VASCD's Second Annual PreK-Kindergarten conference is themed "Problem Solving vs Punishment". Sessions will address the ways in which classroom environments, instructional design, approaches to solving problems, and other factors influence children's abilities to manage their behaviors and their learning. The area around City Center in Newport News offers a variety of museums, nature trails, and entertainment options. Stay overnight and combine professional learning with fun! Registration is...
Date(s): 6/19/2017 8:30 AM - 6/19/2017 4:00 PM, 6/20/2017 8:30 AM - 6/20/2017 4:00 PM, 6/21/2017 8:30 AM - 6/21/2017 4:00 PM
Description: 12th Annual Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) Institute. Three-day event. Cost $75.00. See links for full schedule and registration link.
Date(s): 6/15/2017 9:00 AM - 6/15/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Speaker:  Professor Julian (Joe) Elliott, Durham University, UK Professor Elliott is Principal of Collingwood College and Professor of Educational Psychology at Durham University, UK.  His review of dyslexia/reading disability (with Elena Grigorenko) across the fields of genetics, neuroscience, psychology, education and social policy, The Dyslexia Debate (2014), was the product of 40 years’ experience as a teacher in special and mainstream schools, an educational (school)...
Date(s): 6/14/2017 12:00 PM - 6/16/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The Youth and Parent Summit is a two-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities. During the Summit, participants work in groups facilitated by I'm Determined Youth Leaders to discover how the core components of self-determination can be applied to their lives. Summit...