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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: 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: 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...
Description: Many educators of young children with disabilities have asked, "How do I teach a 2 or 3-year-old virtually?”  Replicating classroom activities and materials for use in the home is not always feasible or functional. Instead, educators can shift to supporting new learners, the parents and family members of the child. This webinar will explore how educators can utilize a coaching interaction style to help families use daily routines and activities as learning opportunities. Join...
Date(s): 8/16/2021 - 9/20/2021, 10/4/2021 - 10/29/2021, 11/1/2021 - 11/30/2021
Description: VCU Autism Center for Excellence (ACE) offers a wide variety of online training opportunities for professionals, families, individuals with ASD, and the community at large. These comprehensive e-learning opportunities investigate larger topics related to ASD. There are currently two types of online courses: facilitated and self-paced. Facilitated courses have narrated recorded presentations, video examples, quizzes, interactive discussion boards hosted by a course instructor, and can last...
Date(s): 8/30/2021 - 6/1/2022
Description: Learn about High Leverage Practice #14 and a research-based strategy (SRSD) for solving equations in this self-paced 4 hour professional learning session. Participants will engage in professional discourse through discussion boards and other activities. Learn at your own pace, and times convenient for you. Upon completion, 4 hours of professional development hours will be emailed to you.  This self-paced professional learning is available from August 30, 2021 to June 1, 2022.
Date(s): 9/13/2021 - 10/25/2021
Description: This course will include the process of conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment, developing and implementing a Behavior Intervention Plan, and strategies for intervening when interfering behavior occurs. Students with ASD often present behaviors that interfere with learning in the educational setting. It is necessary to understand how and why interfering behaviors develop and to have knowledge of evidence based interventions designed to support positive behavior change. This course is...
Date(s): 9/16/2021 3:30 PM - 9/16/2021 4:30 PM, 10/21/2021 3:30 PM - 10/21/2021 4:30 PM, 11/18/2021 3:30 PM - 11/18/2021 4:30 PM, 12/16/2021 3:30 PM - 12/16/2021 4:30 PM
Description: Join Meg, Kim, and your peers across the region on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm as we network, share ideas, and learn about new resources in early childhood special education. As part of the series, we will also create and build a digital resource bank.
Date(s): 9/16/2021 3:30 PM - 9/16/2021 4:30 PM, 10/21/2021 3:30 PM - 10/21/2021 4:30 PM, 11/18/2021 3:30 PM - 11/18/2021 4:30 PM, 12/16/2021 3:30 PM - 12/16/2021 4:30 PM
Description: Join us as we explore HLPs that improve student outcomes.  Teachers will learn ways to integrate HLPs into practice.  Time for discussion and sharing ideas are embedded into professional learning sessions, which are organized around specific topics and HLPs.  Consultation and Coaching hours to support teachers’ implementation of HLPs will be available after each session and occur weekly. September 16:  Powerful Learning Environments that Accelerate Growth...
Date(s): 10/5/2021 - 11/15/2021
Description: Danny Rubin is an award-winning author and speaker who works directly with students and working professionals. He provides advice on networking and interpersonal skills, writing emails, and press releases. Register for Webinar: Explore the World of Being a Chef October 5 at 12:30 p.m. ET  Register for Webinar: Explore the World of Agriculture October 20 at 12:30 p.m. ET Register for Webinar: Explore the World of Video Game Development November 3 at 1:30...
Date(s): 10/10/2021 8:00 PM - 11/30/2021 5:00 PM
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...
Date(s): 10/13/2021 2:00 PM - 10/13/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Join Dr. Lauren Starnes in this webinar to address the big adult questions young children often ask that often cause us to pause, silence the child, or deflect the response. This session will guide you to answer difficult question respectfully and developmentally appropriately with even the youngest children. The webinar will explore big topics as miscarriage, domestic terror events, gender fluidity, death of a classmate, and other equally emotional and unsettling topics. Contact ECI Webinars
Date(s): 10/18/2021 4:00 PM - 10/18/2021 5:30 PM, 10/18/2021 6:00 PM - 10/18/2021 7:30 PM, 10/25/2021 4:00 PM - 10/25/2021 5:30 PM, 10/25/2021 6:00 PM - 10/25/2021 7:30 PM
Description: These sessions will build on the information shared in previous webinars of this series.  The sessions will highlight how to differentiate mathematics instruction using evidence from formative assessment to identify student strengths, as well as provide actionable ideas on how to effectively structure and implement student intervention. (Note: each session from October 18 is repeated on October 25)
Date(s): 10/19/2021 - 11/18/2021
Description: Our ASCV Conference Series, Building a Spectrum of Opportunity, is back! This year's Series will feature twice-weekly virtual presentations on critical autism-related topics for self-advocates, caregivers, and teachers or other professionals interested in learning more about how to better serve our autism community. Conference Series attendees will have access to live Zoom presentations, recordings of previous presentations, and additional on-demand recorded sessions. We are also offering...
Date(s): 10/20/2021 12:00 PM - 10/20/2021 1:00 PM
Description: Service coordination starts at the beginning, during those very first contacts with families, including first visits! Join this web discussion to hear from JoShirlon Capeheart, an experienced service coordinator from the Infant & Toddler Connection of Norfolk, as she shares her insights, strategies, and ideas for helping families understand how early intervention works, how she builds rapport and gathers information from families during first visits, how she has adapted her practices during...
Date(s): 10/21/2021 12:30 PM - 10/21/2021
Description: For parents and students aged 14 and older, this workshop will encourage active participation in developing a meaningful and useful transition plan to help in preparing for life as an adult when they finish school. It will tell you what needs to be in the transition plan, and what the law (IDEA) says about transition services. The transition plan is part of the IEP for students in Virginia who are age 14 and over. It can be frightening to contemplate life after school has finished, but PEATC is...
Date(s): 10/21/2021 4:00 PM - 10/21/2021 5:00 PM, 11/17/2021 4:00 PM - 11/17/2021 5:00 PM, 12/14/2021 4:00 PM - 12/14/2021 5:00 PM, 1/13/2022 4:00 PM - 1/13/2022 5:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in partnership with the Virginia Assistive Technology Network and Accessible Instructional Materials Virginia (AIM-VA), invites general education teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers, and administrators to attend a four-part webinar series entitled Turning the Page with Assistive Technology for Literacy. Assistive Technology (AT) is designed to provide...
Date(s): 10/22/2021 12:00 PM - 10/22/2021 1:00 PM, 10/29/2021 12:00 PM - 10/29/2021 1:00 PM, 11/1/2021 12:00 PM - 10/1/2021 1:00 PM, 11/5/2021 2:00 PM - 11/5/2021 3:00 PM, 11/12/2021 12:00 PM - 11/12/2021 1:00 PM, 11/19/2021 2:00 PM - 11/19/2021 3:00 PM, 12/3/2021 12:00 PM - 12/3/2021 1:00 PM
Description: Registration for Blue Ridge LEND Lunch & Learn The Blue Ridge LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Program is pleased to announce their ongoing Lunch & Learn Virtual Lecture Series focused on topics related to evidence-based, culturally competent, person- and family-centered care for autism and other developmental disabilities. Sessions will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM (times may vary) on Fridays, August 27 through December 3,...
Date(s): 10/25/2021 - 10/28/2021
Description: The International Early Childhood Inclusion Institute has become one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. For 20 years, the Institute has drawn people from across the nation and around the world to Chapel Hill to learn about the latest research findings, models, and resources that guide inclusive policy, professional development, and practice; to develop collaborative...
Date(s): 10/26/2021 10:30 AM - 10/26/2021 3:45 PM, 10/27/2021 10:30 AM - 10/27/2021 4:45 PM
Description: The College STAR Virtual Conference: Preparing students who learn differently for college success, is a free, full-day, online conference for students, families, and professionals seeking meaningful resources and information about transition and access in higher education for students with diverse learning profiles. Professionals from across the country are assembling to inform participants about topics such as: accessibility services and accommodations, developing a college-level learning...
Date(s): 11/3/2021 2:00 PM - 11/3/2021 3:30 PM
Description: We all understand the importance of Social/Emotional Learning for children in early childhood programs. Yet, one of the biggest challenges administrators face is ensuring all children in their programs are offered the best opportunities for social-emotional development. Join this paradigm-shifting webinar by early childhood education expert Jacky Howell to explore the most current thinking about social-emotional development and how to ensure the staff you supervise are applying best practice in...
Date(s): 11/4/2021 10:00 AM - 11/4/2021 12:30 PM
Description: The Office of Student Services is facilitating a series of School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) Leadership Summit for school division leaders. The purpose of this series is to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health and to provide resources that will assist leaders in supporting school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers in Virginia Public Schools. Session Two – November 4, 2021, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This session will focus on increasing the...
Date(s): 11/5/2021 10:00 AM - 11/5/2021 12:00 PM
Description: How can I ensure that my loved one with disabilities has a place to live after I’m gone? Can s/he inherit our home? Can we buy a condo?  For parents of people with disabilities, ensuring a safe place for their child to live is one of their top priorities. A permanent home provides long-term stability and enhances their quality of life. The Arc of Northern Virginia's Special Needs Trust program can integrate real estate with trust assets, with KeyBank as trustee. Join our webinar to...
Date(s): 11/10/2021 2:00 PM - 11/10/2021 3:30 PM
Description: As an early childhood program leader, you know coaching is the most powerful element of continuous quality improvement.  Developing your coaching skills is critical to help your staff engage children nurture their development. Join this free eye-opening webinar to learn about a coaching framework for supporting early childhood practitioners’ use of evidence-informed teaching practices. In this session, the editors of Essentials of Practice-Based Coaching will share highlights of their...
Date(s): 11/16/2021 5:30 PM - 11/16/2021 7:30 PM
Description: Join us as Julie Conner, teacher of the visually impaired and author, demonstrates how to adapt her best seller, It’s My Time To Fly. As a participant in this free virtual training, you will be provided the materials needed to create an adapted book of your own! This event is for Virginia families and professionals serving children ages 2-21. Registration for this event will be capped at 30 participants. Families will be given preference. Please register by October 22, 2021.
Date(s): 1/5/2022 2:00 PM - 1/5/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Every early childhood program’s physical environment, both indoor and outdoor, sets the stage for learning and engagement. The physical environment sends strong messages to children and adults about what is valued, who is valued, and what learning can occur within the spaces. It is up to family child care providers, directors, and teachers to carefully design their environments with absolute intention. Making modifications to your environment to reflect and support the children you...
Date(s): 1/16/2022 - 1/19/2022, 2/1/2022 - 2/4/2022
Description: Early Bird Registration for the CEC 2022 Convention & Expo and 100th Anniversary Celebration ends October 14. The 2022 CEC Convention will be a hybrid format, with both in-person programming (Orlando, FL, Jan. 16-19, 2022) and virtual program components (Feb. 1-4, 2022). You have the option of registering for the full convention (full in-person and virtual event access) or just the virtual component of the convention (access to virtual program content only). Register before November 29,...
Date(s): 2/6/2022 8:00 PM - 3/28/2022 5:00 PM
Description: Winter 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....
Date(s): 6/12/2022 8:00 PM - 8/7/2022 5:00 PM
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....