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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: 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: 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: 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...
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. March 23, 2021, 3–4 p.m. ET: Recruiting and Enrolling Children with Disabilities and Suspected Delays: Challenges and Solutions May 25, 2021, 3–4 p.m. ET: Increased Access, Increased Learning July 27, 2021, 3–4 p.m. ET: Increased Opportunity, Increased Learning...
Date(s): 4/28/2021 3:30 PM - 4/28/2021 6:40 PM, 5/5/2021 3:30 PM - 5/5/2021 6:40 PM, 5/12/2021 3:30 PM - 5/12/2021 6:40 PM, 8/2/2021 9:00 AM - 8/2/2021 10:30 AM, 8/9/2021 9:00 AM - 8/9/2021 10:30 AM, 8/16/2021 9:00 AM - 8/16/2021 10:30 AM
Description: The Technical Assistance Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (TAC-DHH) at VCU’s Partnership for People with Disabilities will be hosting two virtual See-the-Sound Visual Phonics© events. About Visual Phonics: See-the-Sound Visual Phonics© is a system of 50+ hand gestures that are suggestive of the English sounds they represent, and written symbols that suggest these hand gestures. Visual Phonics is a tool that facilitates the teaching of: Reading through the...
Date(s): 5/20/2021 3:30 PM - 5/20/2021 4:30 PM, 6/17/2021 3:30 PM - 6/17/2021 4:30 PM, 7/15/2021 3:30 PM - 7/15/2021 4:30 PM, 8/19/2021 3:30 PM - 8/19/2021 4:30 PM, 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): 6/6/2021 - 6/21/2021, 7/11/2021 - 7/25/2021, 8/8/2021 - 8/22/2021
Description: The IEP process can be daunting for everyone. School personnel report that they often find IEP meetingsdifficult and stressful. Parents report the same feelings. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts oftheir personal responsibilities, backgrounds, perspectives, and individual concerns, and must navigate allof those while following procedures and regulations. This workshop is designed to help IEP teams build capacity around participating in IEP meetings and collaboration. Discussion will...
Date(s): 6/12/2021 - 8/6/2021
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): 7/11/2021 - 10/11/2021, 7/13/2021 8:30 AM - 7/13/2021 11:30 PM, 7/20/2021 1:00 PM - 7/20/2021 5:00 PM
Description: This interactive session incorporates the latest growth mindset research with practical strategies teachers can use in their classrooms to inspire students to engage and overcome unfinished learning. Participants will use VDOE materials to create math unit self-monitoring checklists that enhance students’ self-awareness and determination. High leverage practices that create positive class learning environments will be shared. By the end of this session, teachers will have materials and...
Date(s): 7/13/2021 10:00 AM - 7/13/2021 12:00 PM, 7/13/2021 12:30 PM - 7/13/2021 1:30 PM
Description: Learn about or refresh your knowledge of the Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model, a model that can transform whole classrooms and help inclusion flourish. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how itinerant service delivery goes beyond direct service provision and more importantly, includes the roles of consultant and coach. Participants will unpack the 5 essential roles of the itinerant teacher and identify how a skilled teacher can work effectively...
Date(s): 7/17/2021 8:00 AM - 7/17/2021 12:00 PM, 8/14/2021 8:00 AM - 8/14/2021 12:00 PM, 9/1/2021 8:00 AM - 9/1/2021
Description: PEATC (Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center) in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to offer SEAC trainings aimed at helping SEAC members understand the role of the local Special Education Advisory Committee in Virginia and to build a more efficient and effective advisory committee. This training will include information on: SEAC in Virginia SPED Regulations SEAC Roles and Responsibilities Building Your Local SEAC Organization Tips for SEACs How to be...
Date(s): 7/22/2021 6:30 PM - 7/22/2021 7:30 PM, 8/5/2021 6:30 PM - 8/5/2021 7:30 PM, 8/19/2021 6:30 PM - 7/19/2021 7:30 PM, 9/2/2021 6:30 PM - 9/2/2021 7:30 PM, 9/16/2021 6:30 PM - 7/16/2021 7:30 PM
Description: PEATC in collaboration with the Legal Aid Justice Center presents this five-part series. This webinar series will give parents, caregivers, and guardians information and practical advocacy tips for when their child faces a suspension or expulsion, school or community-based arrest, or detention. Multiple Dates, 6:30-7:30 PM July 22 - Students, Discipline, and the Legal System: An Introduction Aug. 5 - "We regret to inform you...” A Parent’s Role in School Discipline...
Date(s): 8/5/2021 3:00 PM - 8/5/2021 4:00 PM, 8/18/2021 3:00 PM - 8/18/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Closing schools, shifted schedules, remote, hybrid, and in-person learning have led to an incredibly irregular school year for our kids. The pandemic has left parents wondering if their children will feel prepared for the 2022 school year after months of worries over learning loss and reduced social contact. In this workshop you will learn: Ways to make the most of learning moments with your child at home Approaches for play and other unstructured time to optimize learning How to encourage and...
Date(s): 8/11/2021 3:00 PM - 8/11/2021 5:00 PM, 8/11/2021 6:00 PM - 8/11/2021 8:00 PM, 8/12/2021 3:00 PM - 8/12/2021 5:00 PM, 8/12/2021 6:00 PM - 8/12/2021 8:00 PM
Description: Addressing Unfinished Learning in the Mathematics Classroom - Building Bridges for Student Success is being offered for teachers from August through October 2021. In the first webinar of this series, join the VDOE mathematics team to learn how you can utilize VDOE resources to assist you in both long-term and day-to-day planning for instruction. Learn how the VDOE mathematics tracking logs, bridging documents, and Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks can support effective instruction and...
Date(s): 8/12/2021 3:30 PM - 8/12/2021 5:30 PM, 8/19/2021 3:30 PM - 8/19/2021 5:30 PM, 8/26/2021 3:30 PM - 8/26/2021 5:30 PM, 9/2/2021 3:30 PM - 9/2/2021 5:30 PM, 9/9/2021 3:30 PM - 9/9/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is currently the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness for children in the United States. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services is collaborating with the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) and statewide programs for sensory disabilities to provide a series of professional development and training webinars on CVI. Registration is now available online through July...
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): 8/16/2021 - 9/20/2021
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): 8/16/2021 11:00 AM - 8/16/2021 4:00 PM, 8/17/2021 11:00 AM - 8/17/2021 4:00 PM
Description: Join Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia and the Cross-State Collaborative to Support Schools in the Opioid Crisis for a Summit for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who support PreK-12 educators and students experiencing trauma. This is an online event. Contact information will be provided closer to the event date.
Date(s): 8/18/2021 11:00 AM, 8/25/2021 11:00 AM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration webinars. 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. This two-part series is specifically designed for...
Date(s): 8/24/2021 11:30 AM - 8/24/2021
Description: This presentation takes you through the reasons to request special education evaluations, timelines that are in place, and the all-important Eligibility meeting. It also covers the steps of a re-evaluation and the parental right to an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE). Sponsored by MCB Quantico School Liaison Officer and the Exceptional Family Member Program Office. 
Date(s): 9/9/2021 11:30 AM - 9/9/2021
Description: Why are partnerships so difficult? What can be done to improve understanding between parents and professionals as they seek to find mutual agreement on IEPs, and other issues related to education for students with disabilities? This workshop will help participants discover communication techniques, learn how to recognize and prevent barriers to communication, and build agreements around difficult problems.Sponsored by the Fort Belvoir Army Community Service EFMP Office 
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): 9/13/2021 - 9/20/2021
Description: Military service members and their families are resilient and resourceful, many also face unique challenges and have special considerations related to the service of their country. When military families have a student with a disability, it adds another layer of complexity accessing information and supports, while ensuring their students receive a free, appropriate public education. The Parent Education Advocacy Training Center (PEATC), in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education...
Date(s): 9/20/2021 - 9/24/2021
Description: Join for sessions offering the latest research, evidence based practices, and advice for working with young children with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them. Network with like minded professionals and families to explore our national response in EI/ECSE to issues of inclusion, equity, and social justice as well as virtual learning and other critical issues. Early Bird Registration Now Extended! Register by July 1st, 2021 to automatically receive the...
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): 10/25/2021 - 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...