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Date(s): 3/14/2019 - 3/16/2019
Description: The conference will be held in Roanoke, VA.
Date(s): 3/12/2019 12:00 PM - 3/12/2019 12:30 PM
Description: Turning 18 is a big deal for all individuals. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia. That means that when your child turns 18, he/she is the person that makes legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions in his/her life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be a big issue. Others may need support. In this webinar we will discuss the things that parent need to consider and plan for before their child turns 18.
Date(s): 3/9/2019 8:30 AM - 3/9/2019 4:00 PM
Description: A conference designed for persons with brain injury, caregivers, and professionals. $35 for Caregivers, individual's with a brain injury and students. $95 for professionals.
Date(s): 3/8/2019 - 3/9/2019
Description: This year's conference will focus on the following four strants: Teaching with the New Standards This strand will focus on implementing the new standards. Sessions will illuminate the differences from the old to the new Mathematics Standards of Learning and provide new exemplar ideas for teaching, and assessing the new standards. Sessions may include activities that will help teachers implement the recently adopted computer science standards. The standards of focus should come from the following...
Date(s): 3/5/2019 8:00 AM - 3/5/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The ADOS-2 has become the standard instrument for assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across age, developmental level, and language skills. Virginia Treatment Center for Children offers training on the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) to help assess and diagnose ASD. This workshop will provide advanced training for people who already use the ADOS-2 in clinical or school settings. This training is intended for anyone who has already received...
Date(s): 2/28/2019 9:00 AM - 2/28/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Spend a day with desmos, learning how to integrate this interactive tool into your instruction! During this workshop you will be given the opportunity to explore this exciting new instructional tool according to your own level of prior experience as a user of desmos and for the specific grade/course that you teach. Starting in the Spring of 2019, desmos calculators will be available on Virginia’s Standards of Learning mathematics assessments: Grade 4-Algebra II EOC testing. This...
Date(s): 2/28/2019 8:30 AM - 2/28/2019 3:00 PM
Description: The 2019 Whole Child Institute will focus on Social-emotional learning for adolescents and teens, grades 6-12. Featured are keynote speaker Dominique Smith, students from Girls for a Change, and Virginia educators who are excelling in this area of practice. Event fee: $180.00
Date(s): 2/21/2019 6:00 PM - 2/21/2019 8:30 PM
Description: Please join the Virginia Department of Health: Office of Health Equity and the Richmond Association of Black Social Workers in its joint celebration of Black History Month by attending a moderated panel discussion on black mental health. Come ready to engage and hear a diverse panel, with diverse voices and perspectives on issues that relate to racism, stigma, and the impact on health and well-being for the African-American Virginian.  
Date(s): 2/21/2019 12:00 PM - 2/21/2019 12:45 PM
Description: This webinar will focus on the variety of emotional and behavioral reactions that siblings of children with special needs experience. How do you explain your child’s special needs to his or her sibling(s)? What is it like for a sibling of a child with special needs? How do these experiences change over the course of development and into adulthood? In what ways can parents help to manage the stress that these siblings experience? These questions and more will be explored. Presented by...
Date(s): 2/21/2019 8:00 AM - 2/22/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The ADOS-2 has become the standard instrument for assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across age, developmental level, and language skills. Virginia Treatment Center for Children offers training on the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) to help assess and diagnose ASD. This workshop will provide detailed, initial training for people who plan to use the ADOS-2 in clinical or school settings. These trainings are appropriate for psychologists,...
Date(s): 2/20/2019 6:00 PM - 2/20/2019 7:00 PM
Description: Families of children with disabilities need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports.  Navigating the world of disability benefits can be tricky, time consuming and overwhelming.  This workshop will help make that process easier.  Join us as we discuss: what...
Date(s): 2/20/2019 2:00 PM - 2/20/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Teachers often see products of the Project Approach, and wish they knew how to implement it. Some teachers may believe they cannot use the Project Approach, because they serve students with disabilities, while other professionals are unsure of how to get started. In this webinar, Project Approach and Special Education experts Drs. Sallee Beneke and Michaelene Ostrosky, will share insights into the potential of the Project Approach to support young learners in inclusive classrooms. They...
Date(s): 2/19/2019 3:00 PM - 2/19/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Presented by Paula Kluth, Ph.D., Author of “You’re Going to Love This Kid!” Sponsored by Brookes Publishing Are you a general educator new to teaching students on the spectrum? Or a special educator who is seeking ways to create better inclusive experiences for students? Or possibly a speech therapist or occupational therapist who is increasingly providing push-in services in K–12 classroom? If you replied “yes” to any of these questions, this...
Date(s): 2/11/2019 2:00 PM - 2/11/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Teachers in early childhood programs are often overwhelmed by negativity, drama, and high-stress relationships. A key to creating a more positive work environment is to support teachers in developing strengths-based communication skills. This webinar will provide participants with impactful frameworks, protocols, empowering questions, and reflective exercises to help them build the skills they need to communicate effectively with their colleagues, administrators, and parents. Enhance their...
Date(s): 2/9/2019 9:00 AM - 2/9/2019 11:00 AM
Description: This workshop will discuss difficult behaviors associated with spectrum disorders. Information will be provided regarding how these children interpret and respond differently to sensory and environmental stimuli. A variety of classroom strategies will be presented to help manage behavior problems that not only help those on the spectrum, but benefit ALL children. Cost: $20.50
Date(s): 2/7/2019 2:00 PM - 2/7/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Over 800 million children under the age of 6 inhabit Planet Earth. Less than 5% of these children reside in the United States and Canada. So truly the future of children, and more importantly, the future of our planet is an international concern. In this dynamic webinar, Roger Neugebaur, Jerry Parr, and Patrick Makokoro, leaders of the World Forum Foundation will highlight the most serious issues impacting young children in 105 regions across the globe, including: Achieving sustainable...
Date(s): 2/7/2019 9:00 AM - 2/7/2019 1:30 PM
Description: George Mason University has negotiated post-production captioning contracts with three vendors. These contracts have been in place since last September and are renewable on a yearly basis for five years. What’s exciting about these contracts, is that as minutes are used they accumulate across all users of the product and in turn bring the price per minute down as these minutes-used mount up! These contracts are available to all higher education institutions, K-12 districts, and all...
Date(s): 2/6/2019 2:00 PM - 2/6/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Increasingly, it is known that executive function skills are important in school readiness and school success, in graduation rates and workforce success. Studies have even found that young children with executive function skills are more likely to be healthier and wealthier in their 30s, regardless of their IQ or socio-economic status. That has led researchers to wonder: what do parents and teachers do to promote their children’s executive function skills. One of the important answers is...
Date(s): 1/30/2019 - 2/1/2019
Description: The Ounce of Prevention Fund is pleased to host the Eighth National Home Visiting Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs. We invite researchers, advocates, policymakers, and practitioners in the joint pursuit of advancing the home visiting field. It will be an engaging three days where attendees have an opportunity to address key issues facing the field and share best practices and lessons learned.
Date(s): 1/24/2019 3:00 PM - 1/24/2019 4:30 PM
Description: The presenter will share ideas for creating practical integration plans and strategies that you and your staff can use to promote literacy learning with your children and students who use augmentative and/or alternative communication systems. This webinar integrates the model of participation process with the practices of balanced literacy instruction. Examples will be given of students who use their AAC systems in the learning and demonstration of literacy skills. Through these illustrations...
Date(s): 1/22/2019 7:00 PM - 1/22/2019 8:00 PM, 2/4/2019 4:00 PM - 2/4/2019 5:00 PM
Description: The information provided in this webinar will go beyond the the scope of the VDOE Introduction to Desmos webinars. This session will dig deeper into the use of the Desmos graphing calculator during instruction, specifically in the subject of ALGEBRA 1. Participant space is limited.  Registrants will receive a follow up email providing webinar log-in information. Cost: Free
Date(s): 1/17/2019 3:00 PM - 1/17/2019 4:30 PM
Description: As concern for literacy learning heightens in educators of all students, we look to practices that promote a variety of strategies to meet the curriculum requirements of students with special needs. Technology used for literacy support is growing in practice. Teachers need ways to make informed choices amid all of the products that are being promoted for literacy in education. This session will connect the technology tools with functional skills in supporting reading and writing development....
Date(s): 1/17/2019 - 2/17/2019
Description: Pediatric Audiology: The Basics Understanding the communication needs of a student with hearing loss starts with a basic knowledge of what he can and cannot hear. This 38 minute course is a stand-alone audiology primer, essential for early intervention providers, teachers, pediatric speech-language pathologists and others who work on the educational team of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. This short course covers how the ear works, how to read an audiogram, the kinds of testing used to...
Date(s): 1/16/2019 7:00 PM - 1/16/2019 8:00 PM, 1/28/2019 4:00 PM - 1/28/2019 5:00 PM, 2/5/2019 4:00 PM - 2/5/2019 5:00 PM
Description: The information provided in this webinar will go beyond the the scope of the VDOE Introduction to Desmos webinars. This session will dig deeper into the use of the Desmos graphing calculator during instruction, specifically in the subject of ALGEBRA ll. Participant space is limited.  Registrants will receive a follow up email providing webinar log-in information. Cost: Free
Date(s): 1/15/2019 4:00 PM - 1/15/2019 5:00 PM, 1/31/2019 7:00 PM - 1/31/2019 8:00 PM, 2/7/2019 4:00 PM - 2/7/2019 5:00 PM
Description: The information provided in this webinar will go beyond the the scope of the VDOE Introduction to Desmos webinars. This session will dig deeper into the use of the Desmos Graphing Calculator for instruction specifically in the subject of GEOMETRY. Participant space is limited.  Registrants will receive a follow up email providing webinar log-in information. Cost: Free
Date(s): 12/17/2018 - 12/21/2018
Description: NHSA’s 35th annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference is the only national event that focuses on how Head Start parents, families, and staff can best partner to promote both family engagement and children’s development. This year’s Parent and Family Engagement conference will expose a wide range of new resources and thinking on the topic of young children’s challenging behaviors and how Head Start programs can address the wellness needs of children, families and...
Date(s): 12/12/2018 2:00 PM - 12/12/2018 3:30 PM
Description: All too often directors of early care and education programs spend time planning and implementing meetings only to ?nd out that the “real” meeting happens in the parking lot after the designated time that was set aside for the formal gathering. Collaboration and involving staff in the decision-making process can be challenging. Yet, directors can in?uence decision-making practices and it is imperative that they do so. Building trust and a spirit of collaboration in early childhood...
Date(s): 12/12/2018 10:00 AM - 12/12/2018 11:00 AM, 1/8/2019 10:00 AM - 1/8/2019 11:00 AM
Description: Please join Virginia Department of Education for one of the webinars listed below.  VDOE will be providing an overview of the newly created Plan to Ensure High-Quality Instruction in All Virginia Preschool Initiative Classrooms (attached).  In response to the 2018 General Assembly, the VDOE created this plan to help ensure that the VPI, which serves nearly 18,000 at-risk children across 1,300 classrooms, provides a high-quality preschool experience that helps prepare each 4-year-old...
Date(s): 12/10/2018
Description: Early Impact Virginia is pleased to present Virginia’s Premier Conference on Home Visiting. Currently Early Impact Virginia partners are located in and serve 120 communities. Each year 450 providers, state leaders and industry members come together in Richmond to gain valuable skills and to hear from insightful and inspiring speakers. This year’s theme, Putting the Pieces Together, emphasizes the impact home visitors make when partnering with families across the Commonwealth. This...
Date(s): 12/10/2018 - 12/11/2018
Description: In order to provide technical assistance to local school divisions as they implement the “dyslexia advisor” legislation, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services will provide a professional development opportunity for participants on the assessment, prevention, and instruction of reading problems, such as dyslexia. This training opportunity is one activity that should be considered part of a division’s broader professional...
Date(s): 12/8/2018 9:00 AM - 12/8/2018 11:00 AM
Description: Teachers and parents are reporting challenges with short attention, thinking flexibly, self-regulation of emotions, and impulse control all linking to inappropriate behavior, both at home and school. These difficulties are all part of Executive Functioning. The ability to recognize and regulate ones emotions, attention, impulses and behavior is a learned skill that begins early. Children who have difficulty with self-regulation continue to struggle throughout life. This workshop will...
Date(s): 12/6/2018 9:00 AM - 12/6/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Results obtained from a quality Learning Media Assessment (LMA) lay the groundwork for all subsequent teaching and learning when it comes to students with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities. Tom Miller will review the importance of conducting LMAs, share best practice and strategies, and provide opportunities for participants to utilize forms from various assessments.   Training methods will include lecture with power point, videos, case scenarios, simulated...
Date(s): 12/5/2018 2:00 PM - 12/5/2018 3:00 PM
Description: The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM), in collaboration with the NCHAM Family Advisory Committee, would like to share a new tool to help inform families and providers. The purpose of the “Just in Time” tool is to provide a resource for those who come in contact with families of children who are DHH that are looking for resources to meet the child’s needs as well as to provide some important family-to-family support. This tool is useful for: *...
Date(s): 12/5/2018 2:00 PM - 12/5/2018 3:30 PM
Description: As a director or owner of an early childhood program, you must wear many hats as the leader of your business. Most of us who run program have backgrounds in education, but don’t have much of the necessary business training, and we find ourselves in demanding roles for which we had little formal training. As accomplished as we are in education, our lack of business skills frequently leads to stress, management challenges, and burnout. But there is hope! This webinar, presented by...
Date(s): 12/5/2018 - 12/7/2018
Description: Head Start adopts the “it takes a village approach” for offering comprehensive services to children and families. Much of our support covers a large scope of issues that can be quite wide-ranging. Head Start staff wear many hats, and often our roles overlap, to create a collaborative effort with the family’s goals in mind. Therefore our annual Health Institute also includes workshops designed for Family Services Staff to help foster this collaborative approach. The Health...
Date(s): 11/28/2018 2:00 PM - 11/28/2018 3:30 PM
Description: What are some basic ingredients in any relationship? We’ll begin this conversation with a foundational sauce of respect and trust. Each requires time, exploration, blending and the stirring of consistent work. In every relationship, especially in early education settings, the adults must work hard to recognize the uniqueness and cultural context of each individual. This powerful webinar, by Luis Hernandez will offer insights and strategies to help early childhood educators build...
Date(s): 11/28/2018 - 11/30/2018
Description: Conference Schedule Wednesday November 28 8:00 Registration, Continental breakfast 9:00- 3:00 Preconference Session with AJ Juliani The Epic Guide to Student Engagement: Developing Student-Centered Activities with Choice and Inquiry (Book signing with AJ Juliani following the session) 8:00 pm Movie Night: Free Screening of Beyond Measure   Thursday November 29 7:00 am Registration open, Continental breakfast 8:15- 10:00 General Session 1 with Kim Bearden The Top Ten Things Every Teacher...
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): 1/16/2019 10:00 AM - 1/16/2019 2:00 PM, 2/5/2019 10:00 AM - 2/5/2019 2:00 PM
Description: Parents and caregivers have certain goals in mind when their children go to school. Regardless of whether or not their children have disabilities, all parents want them to learn, explore, and experience as much as they possibly can. Parents strive for their children to complete their public education, obtain a diploma, and be fully prepared to move on toward their chosen path, whether that is immediate employment, higher education, or something else. In order for your child to achieve these...
Date(s): 11/14/2018 - 11/17/2018
Description: The NAEYC Annual Conference is the largest early childhood education conference in the world. Each year, tens of thousands of teachers, program administrators, students, and researchers choose from hundreds of presentations and exhibits to explore the latest trends and research in the early childhood field. Early Bird registration has been extended through Friday, Sept. 14th. QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION? Call CompuSystems, Inc., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central...
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): 11/8/2018 - 12/12/2018
Description: Language is the foundation for developing literacy skills. Topics include: factors that predict reading success practical auditory training suggestions to improve phonological awareness and speech comprehension strategies for incorporating vocabulary, figurative language, words with multiple meanings to improve reading skills writing and comprehension as language-based skills recommended practices to successfully support a child’s development of literacy skills This course includes many...
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): 11/6/2018 12:00 PM - 11/6/2018 1:00 PM, 12/4/2018 12:00 PM - 12/4/2018 1:00 PM
Description: In Virginia, assessment teams are required to use the Decision Tree at entry, annual IFSP and exit to determine the child outcome summary statement that represents a child's functioning in each of the child outcome areas.  Are you wondering how the decision tree can help your team?  Join us for this 2-part interactive webinar series to get answers. Part 1 (November 6, 2018) of the series will encourage participants to consider how the Decision Tree can support a consistent...
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...