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Date(s): 7/7/2020 11:00 AM - 7/7/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Presented by:  Matthew Newton and Geoff Weber - Word and Google Documents are two of the most common materials shared with students. They are also two of the most common materials with accessibility issues for students that use assistive technology. Learning to create these documents in an accessible manner is not difficult, but may require changing some old habits! This webinar is intended for beginners in the area of document accessibility and will focus on how to structure pages with...
Date(s): 7/21/2020 11:00 AM - 7/21/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Clare Talbert and Matthew Newton - In our webinar, we will make a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation accessible with the help of the Microsoft Accessibility Checker and the VDOE PowerPoint Presentation Accessibility Checklist. We will cover the steps involved in text formatting, slide design, color and object formatting. Having an understanding of these principals can help you build more accessible presentations, whether you use PowerPoint or Google Slides. We can do...
Date(s): 7/28/2020 11:00 AM - 7/28/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Gina Martin and Matthew Newton - PDF accessibility can be complex and overwhelming. In this webinar, we’ll provide tools to help build your confidence in overcoming the challenges of making PDFs accessible! We will explore how to build accessible PDFs by looking at some beginning steps like basic tagging, alt-text for graphics, and reading order. We will be demonstrating how to make these .pdf accessibility modifications using tools included in Adobe Acrobat software and...
Date(s): 8/6/2020 11:00 AM - 8/6/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Matthew Newton - Using video in virtual instruction is a popular and effective way to present information to students. Students with disabilities, particularly those with hearing or visual impairments, may need supports such as captioning, transcripts, or visual descriptions to fully access your instructional video content. During this webinar, we will demonstrate how teachers can efficiently add these supports to their instructional videos using well known tools like...
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: 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): 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): 6/7/2020 - 6/21/2020, 7/12/2020 - 7/26/2020, 8/9/2020 - 8/23/2020
Description: This training will be presented virtually and will include webinar, discussion boards, resourced, and supplementary material. PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), is pleased to present Capacity Building for IEP Teams Workshop. The IEP process can be daunting for everyone including educators. School personnel report that they often find IEP meetings difficult and stressful. Parents report the same feelings. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and...
Date(s): 6/20/2020 - 7/21/2020
Description: Registration VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (1.5 – 5.0 credits) based on your survey feedback. These 4 courses, developed a the Perkins School for the Blind, will be available starting today and ending July 21, 2020, free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Those who register with VSDB Outreach before 4:00 pm June 20, 2020 will be sent a code...
Date(s): 6/20/2020 - 7/21/2020
Description: Registration VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (1.5 – 5.0 credits) based on your survey feedback. These 4 courses, developed a the Perkins School for the Blind, will be available starting today and ending July 21, 2020, free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Those who register with VSDB Outreach before 4:00 pm June 20, 2020 will be sent a code...
Date(s): 6/20/2020 - 7/21/2020
Description: Registration VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (1.5 – 5.0 credits) based on your survey feedback. These 4 courses, developed a the Perkins School for the Blind, will be available starting today and ending July 21, 2020, free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Those who register with VSDB Outreach before 4:00 pm June 20, 2020 will be sent a code...
Date(s): 6/20/2020 - 7/21/2020
Description: Registration VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (1.5 – 5.0 credits) based on your survey feedback. These 4 courses, developed a the Perkins School for the Blind, will be available starting today and ending July 21, 2020, free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Those who register with VSDB Outreach before 4:00 pm June 20, 2020 will be sent a code...
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): 7/7/2020 2:00 PM
Description: This webinar will explore strategies for supporting young children with identified disabilities or suspected delays and their families during these challenging times. Consider how to develop a plan that will ensure a review of each child’s Individual Educational Program (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) in partnership with special education and early intervention partners in order to maintain high quality service delivery from a distance or through summer programming....
Date(s): 7/8/2020 12:00 PM - 7/8/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Holly Nester and Shelley Jewell In this lunch hour discussion, we are going to explore a few of the most widely used platforms that meet Virginia's recommended guidelines for providing virtual therapies. We will share interactive features of each platform and tips and tricks for maximizing your sessions. We are sorry that registration for this webinar is now full. Often we have “no shows,” so you may want to come back to the TechKnowledgy site right before the...
Date(s): 7/9/2020 10:00 AM - 7/9/2020 11:30 AM, 7/16/2020 10:00 AM - 7/16/2020 11:30 AM, 7/23/2020 10:00 AM - 7/23/2020 11:30 AM
Description: Register for July 9 - Session 1: Creating the Conditions for Successful Inclusion (Registration is closed) Register for July 16 - Session 2: Supporting Instructional Change (Registration is closed.) Register for July 23 - Session 3: Aligning Staffing, Schedules and Priorities (Registration is closed.) This three-part series has been designed for Virginia’s principals, special education administrators, teacher leaders, and central office leaders, interested in building a set of skills and...
Date(s): 7/14/2020 3:00 PM - 7/14/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Strategies to Support Multilingual/English Learner Students in Remote Learning Environments
Date(s): 7/15/2020 12:00 PM - 7/15/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Holly Nester and Shelley Jewell Buy-in and knowledge of the facilitator is just as important as engagement of the student for a successful virtual therapy session. Whether it is a parent, other family member, child care provider, etc., these individuals are instrumental in assisting the therapist during sessions. During this hour, we will discuss coaching strategies to support the facilitator and help them feel empowered to assist the student achieve therapy goals. We are...
Date(s): 7/21/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Discuss best-practices in the field of adult learning and discover a range of resources available through the Early Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) and the Head Start Center for Inclusion (HSCI) websites. Identify how to use these resources for professional development and training with Head Start education, disability services, and mental health staff as some programs continue to face social distancing and others prepare to return to in-person programming. The session will include...
Date(s): 7/22/2020 12:00 PM - 7/22/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Holly Nester and Shelley Jewell This lunch hour discussion will be full of interactive ideas that will hold student's attention in order to increase engagement and participation. We will highlight the favorite activities from SLPs, OTs, and PTs currently providing virtual therapies and invite participants to share their own favorite ideas as well. Let's pack our virtual toolkit full of new ideas! We are sorry that registration for this webinar is now full. Often we have...
Date(s): 7/29/2020 2:00 PM - 7/29/2020 3:30 PM
Description: Join this webinar by renowned social-emotional learning expert, Barbara Kaiser to begin planning to support children when they return to your program. Many of us and the children with whom we work have been sheltering in place for months. We have all been dealing with a whole new reality. For many children this was an opportunity to spend quality time with their families. For others, whose families may have been struggling to make ends meet, wonder if they still had a job, or deal...
Date(s): 8/11/2020 10:00 AM - 8/11/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration webinar. The purpose is 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 others serving in this capacity. The webinar is specifically designed for ECSE...
Date(s): 8/17/2020 - 9/21/2020
Description: This course is designed to provide educators with skills and knowledge to instruct students with ASD in the educational setting. The course provides an overview of the importance of good instruction, appropriate skill selection, and evidence-based practices. A focus of the course will surround the "foundational five" evidence-based practices. The "foundational five" include: antecedent-based interventions, visual supports, systematic instruction, and interventions to promote social and...
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...
Date(s): 10/14/2020 - 10/16/2020
Description: Because of our desire to keep attendees safe and healthy during this global health crisis, we have rescheduled our National Family Engagement Summit to October 14-16, 2020. We will move existing conference registrations and hotel reservations over to these new dates. "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....
Date(s): 10/17/2020 8:30 AM - 10/17/2020 2:00 PM
Description: Registration Families and professionals are invited. Like last spring, children age 4 and older will participate in structured and supervised outdoor activities at The EDGE. Next door, a full  morning of learning and connection is planned for parents, caregivers, and professional partners.  This year, we have a youth and young adult track, including more time with our inspirational keynote presenter, adoptee and resiliency advocate Oleg Lougheed.  Sponsors: The VA Department...