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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 information...
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): 3/13/2018 12:00 PM - 3/13/2018 1:00 PM
Description: Please join us for a lively discussion on the role that relationships play in the development of young children. We'll review some basics about the importance of relationships, reflect on our own experiences in early intervention, and tie the information directly to the information provided by Dr. Mona Delahooke during her recent online talk about neurodevelopmental approaches to intervention. IF you've ever said this to yourself or a colleague "I wish Dr. XXXX  would not just spit out the...
Date(s): 4/3/2018 2:00 PM - 4/3/2018 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar will focus on how to select early literacy interventions for students with language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia. The presenter will describe approaches to individualizing interventions based on student assessment data and discuss the implications for and roles of the SLP. Learning Objectives: You will be able to:  identify intensive interventions identify curriculum-based assessments to guide intervention modify and individualize interventions and monitor...
Date(s): 4/19/2018 2:00 PM - 4/19/2018 3:30 PM
Description: The goal of this unique and enjoyable play training is to promote and strengthen play-based learning as part of Developmentally Appropriate Practices within Early Childhood Programs that serve children Birth-age 8 and their families. Special attention is given to the creative use of open-ended materials in the teaching and learning process. Participants will learn how to: 1. Develop and strengthen strong relationships with families using intentional play-based professional teaching practices...
Date(s): 4/26/2018 9:00 AM - 4/27/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Why Attend? (Training also available in Virginia Beach and Northern Virginia) Understand benefit programs under Social Security - SSI and SSDI; Understand how earned income (wages) and unearned income affect cash and medical benefits, as well as other local state and federal benefits; Understand which work incentives belong to which benefit program, when to use them and which ones to use; Understand Medicaid & Medicare rules when individuals earn income; Understand Medicaid Waivers and...
Date(s): 4/26/2018 12:00 PM - 4/26/2018 1:00 PM, 4/26/2018 3:00 PM - 4/26/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Come along and experience how technology and gaming can support cross-curricular activities. Are you ready to explore the various games, apps and devices that can support your students on this journey? Presenter: James Gunther, M.Ed., Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Norfolk Public Schools James Gunther has been an Adapted Physical Education Teacher with Norfolk Public Schools since 2001. He received his Master’s degree from Walden University and his Bachelor’s degree from the...
Date(s): 4/28/2018 - 4/29/2018
Description: What: An intensive two day training focused on the relevant skills and tools to becoming parent leaders in your community. Who: Parents/caregivers of children and youth with mental health needs seeking the skills and competencies to provide individual support and work to improve the service system for other families. Parent support partners are encouraged to apply. Pre-Registration Required Meals + Lodging Included Childcare + Travel Stipends Available for Approved Registrants  
Date(s): 4/30/2018 1:30 PM - 4/30/2018 2:00 PM
Description: This workshop highlights the Cross-Cutting Approaches: Culture and Language topic on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowldedge Center (ECLKC). Discover evidence-based information and training materials that focus on effective teaching practices to enhance services to children from diverse backgrounds. This includes children who are dual language learners (DLL) and their families. Target Audience Head Start and Early Head Start staff Regional Office staff Child care staff T/TA providers
Date(s): 5/2/2018 8:30 AM - 5/2/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Join regional early childhood colleagues for the 2018 Northern Region VCPD Summit to engage in discussion and hear important updates related to NAEYC, VOICES, Virginia's School Readiness Committee, Higher Education (community college to university processes), state-wide VCPD initiatives, and Trauma and Resilience Education. Keynote Speaker (12:15 p.m.): John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator, ChildSavers, Richmond VA ChildSavers guides our...
Date(s): 5/2/2018 12:00 PM - 5/2/2018 1:00 PM, 5/2/2018 3:00 PM - 5/2/2018 4:00 PM
Description: In this webinar we will talk about how communities are built around video games, and how students with disabilities are able to make meaningful long-term friendships using a shared love for a game. Presenter: Mark Barlet, Founder, The AbleGamers Charity, www.ablegamers.org Mark Barlet has 25 years of hands-on experience in the technology and assistive technology fields. Widely regarded as one of the leaders of 508 accessibility, Mark manages a team of high-end accessibility experts through his...
Date(s): 5/7/2018 8:00 AM - 5/8/2018 4:00 PM
Description: PECS is an evidence-based practice, with over 150 supportive research articles from countries around the world. The PECS Level 2 Training is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Level 1 Training (PECS Basic Training) and is currently implementing PECS. The training begins with a quick overview of the PECS Protocol, as well as a brief review of the Pyramid Approach to Education. Next, the concept of communication across the day is explored. Oftentimes, your presenter...
Date(s): 5/7/2018 1:00 PM - 5/7/2018 1:30 PM
Description: This workshop features the Cross-Cutting Approaches: School Readiness topic on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC). Content specialists from the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) and the Head Start Information and Communications Center (HSICC) will highlight resources, guide the discussion, and answer questions. The ECLKC is the official website of the Office of Head Start. It provides the latest policy and practice...
Date(s): 5/9/2018 3:30 PM - 5/9/2018 4:30 PM
Description: If a student is not successfully using verbal speech as her or his primary form of expression by the age of 3, the educators working with that student should be considering augmentative/ alternative communication. All too often, the belief that a child is too young, too disabled, or simply not ready, prevents or delays the implementation of a robust AAC system to help learn language. In the first of a two-part session, we will examine practices for coaching educational professionals and families...
Date(s): 5/10/2018 3:30 PM - 5/10/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Working to provide students with a way to communicate is often a difficult task wrought with barriers and challenges. Learning language is less like one person opening a locked door and more like a team of construction workers building a house. Rarely is it the case that a dynamic augmentative communication device is put in place and then suddenly scores of language come spilling out of a student without persistent, focused support. It takes a consistent, collaborative effort to implement a...
Date(s): 5/12/2018 10:00 AM - 5/12/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Amazement Square has four floors and 9 galleries of hands-on, interactive, multidisciplinary exhibits. The museum’s exhibits and educational programs encourage all participants to explore the arts and humanities, culture, science, technology, and their interconnected relationships. What? Students will meet with staff members of Amazement Square, DBVI, and VSDB Outreach Services for an educational art activity, then joined by other family members for a guided tour of the facility,...
Date(s): 5/16/2018 9:00 AM - 5/17/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Why Attend? Understand benefit programs under Social Security - SSI and SSDI; Understand how earned income (wages) and unearned income affect cash and medical benefits, as well as other local state and federal benefits; Understand which work incentives belong to which benefit program, when to use them and which ones to use; Understand Medicaid & Medicare rules when individuals earn income; Understand Medicaid Waivers and working rules; Understand & identify a variety of work incentives...
Date(s): 6/6/2018 9:30 AM - 6/7/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Why Attend? Understand benefit programs under Social Security - SSI and SSDI; Understand how earned income (wages) and unearned income affect cash and medical benefits, as well as other local state and federal benefits; Understand which work incentives belong to which benefit program, when to use them and which ones to use; Understand Medicaid & Medicare rules when individuals earn income; Understand Medicaid Waivers and working rules; Understand & identify a variety of work incentives...
Date(s): 6/13/2018 12:00 PM - 6/15/2018 2:00 PM
Description: The Youth and Parent Summit is a three-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities. During the Summit, participants work in groups facilitated by I'm Determined Youth Leaders to discover how the core components of self-determination can be applied to their lives....
Date(s): 6/18/2018, 6/19/2018
Description: This 12th Annual State-Wide Professional Development for Teachers of Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearig (DHH), SLPs and Educators Who Work Directly with Students Who are DHH. Registration opens Spring 2018. Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School: Student and Parent Sessions- Monday, June 18, 2018
Date(s): 6/18/2018 8:00 AM - 6/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Two-Day event June 18 & 19, 2018. Cost for the two days will be $50.00 Event Information REGISTRATION LINK
Date(s): 6/18/2018 8:30 AM - 6/18/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Keynote Speakers Sara Miller,  Director of the Early Childhood Development Initiative and Associate Professor at Longwood University John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma andResilience Educator at ChildSavers Agenda 8:30-9:00 Introduction and Welcome 9:00-11:30 Understanding Childhood Trauma and Its Effects John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator ChildSavers 11:30-12:15 Lunch (Provided) 12:15-2:45...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 - 6/29/2018
Description: New requirements that are specific to this grant-funded CTA: Teachers who have previously attended an Adapted PE CTA are not eligible to enroll Health and Physical Education teachers must enroll in the both the CTA and graduate course Teachers who enroll must hold a current teaching or supervisory position in Health and Physical Education Participants of this academy and graduate course will submit Health and Physical Education lesson plans as a deliverable. During the academy, teachers will...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 - 6/26/2018
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services in consultation with the Office of Humanities and Early Childhood and the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics in partnership with the James Madison University Content Teaching Academy will sponsor a Co-teaching Elementary Reading and Mathematics (C-TERM) Academy.  The Academy is designed for elementary school teams of general education and special education...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 - 6/27/2018
Description: Save the Date - June 25-27, 2018 Join the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for the National Research Conference on Early Childhood 2018 (NRCEC2018). Learn the latest research and evaluation information on early childhood education, care, and interventions. Mark your calendar for this exciting event: June 25–27, 2018 at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA. This event was previously known as the Head Start National Research Conference. Target Audience Head Start...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 - 6/29/2018
Description: The 19th Annual Content Teaching Academy will be held June 25 - 29, 2018 on the campus of James Madison University, located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley. The programs (Academies) offer high quality professional development that include in-depth studies in a range of content areas. In addition, each Academy is designed to engage participants in critical dialogues of practice with instructional sessions conducted by scholars and master teachers who understand the challenges...
Date(s): 6/27/2018 - 6/28/2018
Description: This two day academy is designed for mathematics and special educator school teams working together to enhance student outcomes, especially for students with disabilities, by focusing on improving content understanding, pedagogical strategies, collaboration strategies, and networking within the co-taught classroom.  Sessions will feature evidence-based practices for teaching mathematics to students with learning difficulties, including use of hands-on materials for integers and...
Date(s): 6/27/2018 - 6/28/2018
Description: ASSET-TILT (Augmenting Science and Special Educator Team- Teaching Inquiry Learning Together) is a VA Department of Education-sponsored two-day academy for high school science teacher and co-teacher pairs. Workshop leaders will model strategies for successfully incorporating high level inquiry and engaging hands-on experiments into their classes of diverse learners. In addition, Participants will: (1) enhance their science content knowledge for effective instructional delivery;...
Date(s): 7/23/2018 - 7/26/2018
Description: Youth Scholarships are now available for the 2018 NCIL Annual Conference on Independent Living. Applications are due by April 30, 2018. 2018 Annual Conference Workshops Workshop Tracks Advocacy & Organizing Track: Workshops related to systems advocacy, individual advocacy, and organizing. Mobilizing New Leaders Track: Workshops related to building new leadership by including and prioritizing the perspectives of youth, people of color, people who are LGBTQ, and other advocates...
Date(s): 8/5/2018 - 8/6/2018, 8/7/2018 - 8/8/2018
Description: Through innovative, thought-provoking, and interactive sessions, the VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference provides professionals in the intersecting fields of arts education and special education the opportunity to share current information in research, practice, programs, and policy, and serve as a leading catalyst for change. This conference brings together educators, administrators, researchers, teaching artists, and more to build new skills, transfer knowledge, network,...
Date(s): 8/14/2018, 8/15/2018
Description: Offering elementary/middle school teachers, coaches, math specialists, or related professionals* an exciting opportunity for learning with math experts! This year, the institute is focusing on math workshop. Math workshop is a model of instruction that allows all students to be engaged in the mathematics classroom - and for all student to realize their abilities as mathematicians. The math institute will feature literacy expert Jennifer Lempp. Jennifer Lempp, keynote speaker, is the author of...
Date(s): 10/5/2018 8:00 AM - 10/5/2018 4:45 PM
Description: Empowering Teachers through Coaching Author and mathematics education expert JENNIFER BAY-WILLIAMS, University of Louisville, will deliver the Keynote Speech and facilitate sessions at the conference. The conference will be compacted to one day. Coming soon: Call for Presenters and Conference Registration
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.