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Description: Course Overview Work-Based Learning: Changing the Outcomes is a self-paced course comprised of three online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the development and implementation of work-based learning activities for students with disabilities. Lesson 1 - The Big Picture: Provides a broad overview of work-based learning, its importance, and reviews some of the laws that influence work-based learning for students with disabilities. Lesson 2 - The Nuts and Bolts: Provides...
Description: This training is a self-paced online course. The course is provided as a collaboration between the Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence and the Virginia Autism Council. To participate, you need a computer with (preferably high-speed) internet access, Adobe Flash Player software within your browser, and a sound card with speakers in order to listen to the lectures (full text transcripts are provided for all lectures and multimedia). This course is designed for parents and...
Description: Access to Success, a free online course from the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) at the University of Kansas, is designed to help college students with disabilities learn about their rights and responsibilities in the post-secondary environment under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and to develop self-advocacy skills for obtaining the supports and accommodations needed to be successful.
Description: Course Overview "Get Ready for College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities" is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the college preparation, selection, and disability services process. These online lessons contain video presentations and resources that can be used to equip students and others with the knowledge and skills for the transition to postsecondary education. Topics include the differences between high school and college, postsecondary education...
Description: Prescription drug abuse is a growing issue, and opioid abuse is now the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. With one in five high school seniors reporting that they have misused prescription drugs, reaching students early is now more important than ever. Prescription Drug Safety is an innovative digital course that arms high school students with the knowledge and tools to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to prescription medications. Through interactive scenarios and...
Description: This is an online course designed to answer frequently asked questions about the foundational concepts of trauma informed practice for educators and educational leaders. Childhood trauma affects the physical, emotional, and social development of children and adolescents. In order to minimise harm, teachers and school leaders need to respond appropriately using trauma-informed practices and policies. In this course, you will: explore the impact of trauma on students and understand the...
Description: This four-part course is designed for faculty and professional development providers to enhance educators’ understanding and use of explicit instruction. The course includes the following modules: Modeling and Practicing to Help Students Reach Academic Goals Supporting Practices: Using Effective Methods to Elicit Frequent Responses Supporting Practices: Providing Immediate Specific Feedback and Maintaining Evaluating Use of Explicit Instruction to Support Students’ Academic Needs...
Description: About this course: This course will explore the dynamic factors affecting the health and wellbeing of young people around the world, and how important it is for individuals, communities and nations that we improve the health and life chances of this important population group. In this course we will adopt a life-course framework to take a holistic view of youth health and wellbeing. We will explore changing patterns of adolescent health and development, including why adolescence is starting...
Description: Overview The Mathematical Mindsets course helps educators inspire and boost math achievement. You’ll learn the latest neuroscientific research on the best methods by which students learn math, as well as the specific methods and approaches you can use to successfully help your students develop a growth mindset. In this class, Dr. Jo Boaler will provide visual examples of how she taught mathematics to 6th and 7th grade students using these effective techniques. The teaching intervention,...
Date(s): 9/20/2019, 11/22/2019, 1/24/2020, 4/24/2020, 6/18/2020, 8/21/2020
Description: Region 3 Special Education Directors' Meetings Time:  9:00am-12:00noon Dates: Sept 20, 2019- Old Beale Sanctuary Nov 22, 2019- Essex County Jan 24, 2020- Essex County April 24, 2020- Essex County June 18, 2020- Essex County Aug 21, 2020- Essex County
Date(s): 9/26/2019, 11/21/2019, 1/30/2020, 4/30/2020, 6/25/2020, 8/27/2020
Description: Region 2 Special Education Directors' Meetings Time: 9:30am-11:30 or noon
Description: Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinar (Recorded) The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provided the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinar. The purpose was to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for early childhood special education (ECSE) programs. Since each division is different, this may include directors, coordinators, specialists, lead teachers, or...
Date(s): 2/6/2020 11:00 AM - 2/6/2020 12:00 PM, 2/21/2020 11:00 AM - 1/21/2020 12:00 PM, 3/5/2020 11:00 AM - 3/5/2020 12:00 PM, 3/20/2020 11:00 AM - 3/20/2020 12:00 PM, 4/2/2020 11:00 AM - 4/2/2020 12:00 PM, 4/17/2020 11:00 AM - 4/17/2020 12:00 PM, 5/1/2020 11:00 AM - 5/1/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The proposed expansions and enhancements to VPI include several strategies to increase the number of children served in both public and private settings and the amount of funding provided. To assist early childhood leaders with understanding VPI expansion opportunities and to encourage leaders to take immediate action for implementation, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Early Childhood, has established an ongoing series of VPI Expansions & Enhancements – Questions...
Date(s): 2/19/2020 3:00 PM - 2/19/2020 4:00 PM, 3/25/2020 3:00 PM - 3/25/2020 4:00 PM, 5/13/2020 3:00 PM - 5/13/2020 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Early Childhood in collaboration with the Office of Special Education Instructional Services, is pleased to offer a three-part webinar series titled Best Practices for Assessment of Young Children. The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who are engaged in determining eligibility for special education and related services for children ages two through five. The webinars will be delivered by Marie...
Date(s): 2/27/2020 - 4/10/2020
Description: VSDB Outreach Services purchased access to seven online, self-paced tutorials (90 minutes to 10 weeks) and we are making them available this semester free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Registration has ended for 7 of the courses; registration below is for the 4th (and last) course offered this semester. These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those registering before the...
Date(s): 4/6/2020 12:00 PM - 4/6/2020 1:30 PM
Description: Applying the Principles of Explicit Instruction to ONLINE Teaching of Strategies, Concepts, and Vocabulary Terms Presented by Anita Archer, Author of numerous curricular materials, chapters, books, and training materials, Anita is the recipient of ten Outstanding Educator awards. Currently, she serves as an educational consultant to school districts and other educational agencies on explicit instruction, literacy instruction, classroom management, and reading and writing interventions.
Date(s): 4/6/2020 2:00 PM - 4/6/2020 3:00 PM, 4/8/2020 2:00 PM - 4/8/2020 3:00 PM, 4/10/2020 2:00 PM - 4/10/2020 3:00 PM
Description: COVID-19 has redefined daily life and is redefining teaching and learning. Families, who have traditionally held a more supplementary role in the educational lives of their children, are now the primary drivers of daily learning. In order to maximize the ability for students to continue to flourish, all educators must know how to leverage the efficacy of families to achieve desirable outcomes and must do so in a manner that is easily digestible by every family. Dr. Constantino’s Master...
Date(s): 4/8/2020 2:00 PM - 4/8/2020 3:00 PM, 4/8/2020 8:00 PM - 4/8/2020 9:00 PM
Description: Information & Registration As parents, there are times our children drive us crazy! In this time of rapid change and, for most of us, some kind of confinement at home, this can be especially true. Getting through the day can become tense, and we can be unsure about how to discipline our children.   Join us for this free web-based meeting with Randy Sprick. Randy is a parent (and yes, sometimes his children drive him crazy), a grandparent, and a world leader in effective behavior...
Date(s): 4/8/2020 2:00 PM - 4/8/2020 3:30 PM
Description: All children need for their parents, caregivers, and educational professionals to “show up” and ensure they feel safe, seen, soothed, and secure. All children benefit when caregivers recognize and reduce stressors (big and small). This is because young children need our help learning how to self-regulate (which is about dealing with stressors not self-control). Our job in supporting children mindfully is to remain calm, even in the middle of a storm, to reduce stressors across the...
Date(s): 4/9/2020 11:00 AM - 4/9/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Registration The uncertainty and sudden changes caused by COVID-19 are difficult for all families, but particularly so for some families and individuals experiencing anxiety and autism. Tune in for supportive tips, mindfulness techniques, and positive ideas for managing the stress. About the Speakers: Lisa Latten, MsED, a family navigator at The UMRC supporting families , and Caitlin LeGros, MSN, a Certified Nurse Midwife with the URMC Midwifery group, are both active in the special needs...
Date(s): 4/10/2020 12:00 PM - 4/10/2020 12:15 PM, 4/17/2020 12:00 PM - 4/17/2020 12:15 PM, 4/24/2020 12:00 PM - 4/24/2020 12:15 PM, 5/1/2020 12:00 PM - 5/1/2020 12:15 PM
Description: Register Guided mindfulness sessions Fridays at 12:00pm ET. Practice mindfulness with Maria Gehl, an internationally recognized leader in mindfulness in early childhood. During these 15-minute weekly sessions, Maria will guide us through simple yet effective techniques to use throughout each day to manage stress and anxiety. First Session is on April 10, 2020.
Date(s): 4/14/2020 2:00 PM - 4/14/2020 3:00 PM
Description: In this webinar, Dr. Constantino will share the research tenants of family efficacy and how those can be applied to the use of any social media platform a particular school or teacher may be using. Particular attention will be paid to research and practice that focuses on the use of technology to promote family efficacy. Several examples will be shared to give participants an opportunity to see the research put into real practice. Audience: Any educator relying on technology to communicate with...
Date(s): 4/15/2020 - 4/17/2020
Description: 2020 National Family Engagement Summit "Partnering for Equity, Opportunities and Excellence" Network with hundreds of educatiors from around the nation to learn innovative techniques, new ideas, and best practices for culturally relevant family engagement strategies. Super Early Bird Registration - $450.00 per person ( April 6, 2019 - July 31, 2019)       Early Bird Registration - $525 per person  Late Registration - $575 per person (after...
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): 4/22/2020 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): 4/25/2020 - 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): 4/26/2020 - 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): 4/30/2020 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): 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): 5/8/2020 - 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): 5/14/2020 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): 5/16/2020 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): 6/7/2020 - 7/20/2020
Description: Summer Registration Transition University will offer a 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. Life is full of transitions. For families of children with disabilities thinking about the future can bring mixed emotions. Some families are just trying to make it through day-to-day challenges and might not feel they have the energy to think about what happens after high school. Others may...
Date(s): 6/22/2020 8:00 AM - 6/22/2020 3:30 PM, 6/23/2020 8:00 AM - 6/23/2020 3:30 PM, 6/24/2020 8:00 AM - 6/24/2020 3:30 PM, 6/25/2020 8:00 AM - 6/25/2020 3:30 PM, 6/26/2020 8:00 AM - 6/26/2020 3:30 PM
Description: The Literacy Team at the Region 4 Training and Technical Assistance Center at George Mason University has received a grant from the Virginia Department of Education to fund virtual training in Multi-Sensory Structured Literacy Instruction for approximately 24 Region 4 teachers. The Institute of Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE) will provide 30 hours of training in the Orton-Gillingham approach. The training will be virtual. Note: This opportunity and application process is separate from the...
Date(s): 6/22/2020 1:00 PM - 6/22/2020 4:00 PM, 6/23/2020 1:00 PM - 6/23/2020 4:00 PM, 6/24/2020 9:00 AM - 6/24/2020 12:00 PM, 6/29/2020 1:00 PM - 6/29/2020 4:00 PM, 6/30/2020 1:00 PM - 6/30/2020 4:00 PM, 8/3/2020 1:00 PM - 8/3/2020 4:00 PM, 8/4/2020 2:00 PM - 8/4/2020 5:00 PM, 8/5/2020 1:00 PM - 8/5/2020 4:00 PM
Description: The IEP process is an art of collaborating with team members with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, backgrounds, perspectives, and individual concerns, and must navigate all of those while following procedures and regulations. This professional development workshop is designed to help school personnel enhance their capacity around participating in IEP meetings and connecting with families. Discussion will include a view from ‘both’ sides of the table and practical...
Date(s): 6/24/2020 - 6/25/2020
Description:  Opening Doors-Unlocking Potential 2020 Instruction for Successful Transition, Preparing All Learners for the Future  June 24-25, 2020, Richmond-Midlothian, Virginia (Specific location is being confirmed) Save these dates for the 14th annual ODUP Institute, Virginia’s Go-To event designed to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing and other educators who work directly with students who are d/hh! ODUP 2020 will continue its strong...
Date(s): 10/11/2020 - 11/23/2020
Description: Fall Registration Transition University will offer a 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. Life is full of transitions. For families of children with disabilities thinking about the future can bring mixed emotions. Some families are just trying to make it through day-to-day challenges and might not feel they have the energy to think about what happens after high school. Others may...