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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...
Date(s): 5/22/2017
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...
Date(s): 6/12/2017
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): 9/18/2018, 9/28/2018, 10/17/2018, 10/18/2018, 10/19/2018, 11/7/2018, 11/8/2018, 2/6/2019, 2/7/2019, 2/25/2019
Description: In order to ensure that Virginia’s students are able to demonstrate the higher-level skills reflected in the Profile of the Virginia Graduate, which encompasses the five C’s, it is essential that educators be prepared to actively support the design and implementation of high-quality performance assessments. (Performance-based assessments measure subject-matter proficiency and the ability of students to apply the content and skills they have learned.  Performance-based...
Date(s): 10/4/2018 - 11/4/2018
Description: Course #1 Description – The Art of Structured Syntax Lessons: Assessing, Planning and Prompting A child with hearing loss, even when fit with the best hearing device tuned to provide her optimal access to sound, requires a great deal of practice to learn to listen and talk. This short course will enable participants to: identify the child’s current language abilities and set appropriate long-term syntax goals and targets for the lesson; design structured language lessons; and conduct...
Date(s): 10/17/2018 10:00 AM - 10/17/2018 2:00 PM, 10/18/2018 10:00 AM - 10/18/2018 2:00 PM, 11/8/2018 10:00 AM - 11/8/2018 2:00 PM, 11/15/2018 10:00 AM - 11/15/2018 2:00 PM, 12/10/2018 10:00 AM - 12/10/2018 2:00 PM, 1/16/2019 10:00 AM - 1/16/2019 2:00 PM, 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): 10/19/2018, 2/25/2019
Description: This two-day workshop will equip teacher leaders and administrators with the tools to support quality implementation of performance assessment in their schools. It is designed especially for (1) central office instructional leaders and (2) school-based instructional leaders such as coaches, team leaders, and department chairs. Many districts are sold on the idea of performance assessments, but become “lost in the weeds” when it comes to evaluating the quality of locally-developed...
Date(s): 10/24/2018 9:00 AM - 10/24/2018 3:00 PM, 10/25/2018 9:00 AM - 10/25/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Join Ron Nash to learn techniques that will help you rediscover your love of teaching while helping students gain the social and collaborative skills that are essential to working, communicating, and living in school and beyond. This highly interactive and fast-paced session is applicable across content areas and grade levels from third grade through high school. Registration includes a copy of Ron’s new book, And What About You?, which contains additional practical strategies...
Date(s): 10/24/2018 2:00 PM - 10/24/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Story times and circle time are important parts of the day in most early childhood classrooms. While they are central to the early education experience, these parts of the day can come to feel routine or uninspiring for educators and children alike. Participants in this webinar will learn simple ways to make whole group experiences more lively and inclusive by incorporating the power of music, rhyme, and social-emotional concepts. These same building blocks can be used to ease transitions and...
Date(s): 10/25/2018 2:00 PM - 10/25/2018 3:30 PM
Description: In a low unemployment environment, the impact on hiring quality staff is tremendous— especially in the childcare business where 55-percent of revenue is spent on staff and staff- related costs. Pricing strategies must be improved to strengthen an early learning business’ hiring ability. Wise spending means building effective strategies for hiring, onboarding and training strong teams as well as maximizing pay to teachers, supporting their efforts with continuing education and...
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...
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): 10/31/2018 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): 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): 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): 11/7/2018 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): 11/7/2018 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): 11/8/2018 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 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): 11/14/2018 - 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): 11/28/2018 - 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): 11/28/2018 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): 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): 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): 12/10/2018
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): 12/12/2018 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): 12/17/2018 - 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): 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): 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): 3/14/2019 - 3/16/2019
Description: The conference will be held in Roanoke, VA.
Date(s): 4/2/2019 - 4/4/2019
Description: The Annual Training Conference is the VAHSA's signature event, held each spring. It draws 100s of Head Start staff, families and community supporters for 2 1/2 days of training and networking. Keynote Speaker: Walter S. Gilliam is the Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center. He is a member of the board of directors for ZERO TO THREE, Child Care Aware of America, and the...
Date(s): 4/30/2019 - 5/3/2019
Description: The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) and the Pyramid Model Consortium are pleased to bring you this unique and inspiring professional development experience. NTI's format is designed to provide an in-depth learning experience built around the Pyramid Model. The Institute brings together experts from around the country who skillfully present three-hour workshops offering practical, ready-to-use information on social and emotional development. It...
Date(s): 4/30/2019 - 5/3/2019
Description: The 16th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference promises to be another highly rated inspiring professional development opportunity. Use this as your professional development days.  Learn effective interventions for young children from a wide range of experts. Return to your community refreshed & revitalized with new strategies to help young children. Be inspired by wonderful keynotes & presentations that will allow you to learn methods to...
Date(s): 5/7/2019 - 5/9/2019
Description: 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 learn about the latest research findings,...
Date(s): 6/2/2019 - 6/5/2019
Description: Empowering early childhood professionals with fresh ideas and insights to participate in and facilitate the highest quality professional development.
Date(s): 6/17/2019 8:00 AM - 6/18/2019 4:00 PM
Description: June 17 & 18, 2019 Two day event at Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, Waynesboro Registration will open spring 2019.
Date(s): 7/17/2019 - 7/19/2019
Description: Creating Connections to Shining Stars is a collaborative effort between Virginia's Part C, Early Intervention and Part B, Preschool Special Education programs. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for infants, toddlers, and young children, both with and without disabilities. Registration will open 2/1/2019.