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Date(s): 6/15/2022 - 6/30/2029
Description: Registration for Effective & High-Leverage Practices for Paraeducators - In collaboration with the Paraprofessional Resource & Research Center and the CEEDAR Center, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is excited to provide paraeducators with a learning program focused on your unique role as a paraeducator and how that aligns with specific HLPs. In this FREE on-demand, eLearning program designed for paraeducators, you will be introduced to four areas...
Date(s): 7/16/2024 - 7/18/2024
Description: Registration Open! Creating Connections to Shining Stars 2024: Creating Connections to Shining Stars is a collaborative effort between Virginia's Part C, Early Intervention and Part B, Early Childhood 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. Keynote Speaker: Eric Litwin Happiness Simplified! Eric has been...
Description: Information & Registration for Hybrid Training Series: Transportation - Bus drivers and transportation staff work directly with students with autism and are responsible for their and others' safety during the routes. Drivers and assistants are the first faces students see in the morning and the last ones in the afternoon. They are critical liaisons between home and school and often have more interaction with parents than other school staff. Beyond simply driving, transportation...
Description: Self-Paced Online Course: Work-Based Learning - More than just passing classes and graduating from high school, education leads students to the ultimate goal of employment and integration into their communities. What activities or programs does your school have to support career awareness, exploration, preparation, and training for students with disabilities? During this self-paced course for educators, our experts will give an overview of work-based learning, its importance, and some...
Description: Register for the Parent Playbook - This training is a self-paced online course. The course is provided as a collaboration between the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Autism Center for Excellence (ACE) 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...
Description: Digital Course- Prescription Drug Safety: Know the Truth - This newly updated digital course educates students about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications, including fentanyl. The course – developed in partnership with Truth Initiative, the public health organization behind the nationally recognized truth® youth tobacco prevention and education campaign – explores the impact misuse can have on teens' physical and mental health,...
Description: Register for the Trauma Aware Educator - 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...
Description: Features of Explicit Instruction - 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: Module 5: Modeling and Practicing to Help Students Reach Academic Goals Module 6: Supporting Practices: Using Effective Methods to Elicit Frequent Responses Module 7: Supporting Practices: Providing Immediate Specific Feedback and Maintaining A Brisk Pace Module...
Description: Self-Paced Online Course: Preparing the Child with ASD for the Early Childhood-to-Kindergarten Transition - Transitioning from early childhood programs to kindergarten involves a lot of moving parts for all young children. However, transitioning from the preschool to kindergarten classroom for the child with ASD can be especially tricky. This process involves the child, their family, the preschool teacher, the receiving kindergarten teacher, and a multitude of other people including...
Description: Register for Self-Paced Online Course: Get Ready for Independent Living - Life after high school: do you see yourself living on your own or with a roommate? Will you drive or use public transportation? What about making new friends or managing your health? Maybe you think you still have a long time to think these things through, but it takes time to build independent living skills. In this course, we'll cover what independent living skills are, why these skills are important, and what...
Description: Register for Self-Paced Online Course: Get Ready for College - Continuing your education in college offers many opportunities, but it requires planning to be successful. In this course, we'll provide the knowledge and resources you need and outline simple steps you can take to get ready for college. Did you know that accessing accommodations in college is different from high school? With our guidance, you will be well prepared to advocate for the services you need in the next phase of...
Description: Register for Self-Paced Online Course: Get Ready for Your Career - Entering the workforce takes careful planning and involves matching your strengths with the skills employers want. In this course, we will guide you step-by-step as you explore careers and continue your career planning process. We’ll show you how to discover your potential path and share your career goals with educators, family members, and service providers. We'll cover different career topics, including...
Description: Self-Paced Online Course: Fundamentals of Transition Planning - In this self-paced course, you will gain essential knowledge, skills, and tools to craft meaningful transition plans that pave the way for positive post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. Our experts will provide a practical  overview of transition planning. We will also delve into the practical aspects of the process, offering insights on assessment, the art of composing postsecondary and annual goals, and...
Description: Self-Paced Course: Think Like a Behaviorist: Behavior 101 is designed to address common misperceptions about behavior and children with ASD. Participants will learn about the importance of understanding behavior, the functions of behavior, the basic principles of ABA, common myths about ABA, and the ABCs (Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence). Learn how to think like a behaviorist in this first part of a series on behavior 101. This course is designed for any professional who supports young...
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): 7/29/2024, 8/28/2024
Description: Enroll Now! HLP 16, 8 & 22: Explicit Instruction and Positive, Constructive Feedback - Each self-paced HLP professional learning session is offered at no cost to Virginia public school educators and provides 3–5 hours of professional learning. The HLP sessions guide teachers step by step through the implementation of specific HLPs with videos that model exemplar teacher behaviors, classroom ready resources shared, and discussion posts to engage with other educators...
Description: Transition: Changing the Outcomes - In this facilitated course, you will learn practical applications from experts in the field, including how to navigate the transition assessment process and develop effective transition plans based on data and effective practices. We will also cover how to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or training, competitive employment and living, and participating in communities. Featuring videos, engaging discussion, and high-quality resources, this...
Date(s): 6/3/2024 - 8/5/2024
Description: Registration for Summer 2024- Transition University - 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 want to plan for that transition but are confused by unfamiliar language, complex steps, and the many agencies that may be involved in adult...
Date(s): 7/29/2024, 8/28/2024
Description: Enroll Now! Use Multiple Sources of Information to Develop a Comprehensive Understanding of a Student's Strengths and Needs (HLP 1 and HLP 4) - This self-paced professional learning (PL) session is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to gather data from multiple sources and create a comprehensive student profile that identifies a student’s strengths and needs. HLPs discussed in this session include HLP 4, HLP 6 and collaboration HLPs 1 and 3. Earn 5...
Date(s): 7/30/2024, 8/29/2024
Description: Enroll Now! School Leaders, Administrators, and Instructional Coaches: Strategies for Teacher Retention & Support Each self-paced HLP professional learning session is offered at no cost to Virginia public school educators and provides 3–5 hours of professional learning. The HLP sessions guide teachers step by step through the implementation of specific HLPs with videos that model exemplar teacher behaviors, classroom ready resources shared, and discussion posts to...
Date(s): 6/25/2024 9:00 AM ET - 6/25/2024 12:00 PM ET, 6/27/2024 9:00 AM ET - 6/27/2024 12:00 PM ET
Description: This two-part webinar series grounds participants in the philosophy and values that underpin best-practices in community employment. Designed for all disability service professionals - including educators, case managers, employment service organization staff, and vocational rehabilitation staff - the series challenges participants to think differently about employment possibilities and how they can support better employment outcomes.
Date(s): 7/25/2024, 8/26/2024
Description: What is SRSD?Self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) is a research-based six-step instructional framework that explicitly teaches meta-cognition while integrating cognitive strategy instruction (HLP 14) to improve students’ academic and self-regulation skills. Explicitly taught across multiple academic domains, SRSD improves students’ writing, mathematics, reading comprehension, and self- advocacy. The power of SRSD + cognitive strategy instruction occurs when...
Date(s): 7/30/2024, 8/29/2024
Description: Enroll in Specially Designed Instruction: Assessment and Implementation By the end of this Self-Paced Professional Learning, you will understand:  How to plan for and teach specially designed instruction (SDI) throughout all tiers of MTSS. The five step data based individualization process for specially designed instruction (SDI). SDI's three elements: Content, Methodology, Instructional Delivery.  The importance of continuous progress monitoring.  How to adapt SDI's content,...
Date(s): 6/26/2024 1:00 PM ET - 6/26/2024 3:00 PM ET, 7/17/2024 9:00 AM ET - 7/17/2024 11:00 AM ET
Description: Register for Empowering Educators: Top 10 Coaching Tips to Navigate Disruptive Behavior - Discover techniques to empower educators in effectively managing disruptive behavior, mitigating its impact on student outcomes, and preventing educator frustration and burnout. Join our interactive virtual session, where we will delve into 10 coaching practices to build the confidence of our educators to address disruptive behavior. Participants will leave with actionable strategies and resources to...
Date(s): 7/31/2024, 8/30/2024
Description: Self-Paced Professional Learning - SDI: Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD): An Inclusive Meta-Cognitive Strategy for Solving Equations (HLP 14) - General and special education teachers will have the opportunity to learn a research based meta-cognitive strategy (HLP 14) for teaching students how to solve multi-step equations. The Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) for Solving Equations, a 5-hour professional learning session, provides all the materials and resources necessary...
Date(s): 6/28/2024 - 7/26/2024, 7/26/2024 - 8/23/2024
Description: This powerful, 4-module online course builds on the webinars by providing a framework for person-centered planning and implementation with employment. The self-paced course includes short, interactive lessons and activities that support growth in the person-centered thinking and actions required to provide truly individualized services that lead to quality employment outcomes for all.
Date(s): 7/26/2024, 8/27/2024
Description: Enroll Now! Collaboration 101 - Each self-paced HLP professional learning session is offered at no cost to Virginia public school educators and provides 3–5 hours of professional learning. The HLP sessions guide teachers step by step through the implementation of specific HLPs with videos that model exemplar teacher behaviors, classroom ready resources shared, and discussion posts to engage with other educators throughout the states. By the end of this session, you...
Date(s): 7/26/2024, 8/27/2024
Description: Enroll Now! HLP 17: Differentiate with Flexible Grouping - Each self-paced HLP professional learning session is offered at no cost to Virginia public school educators and provides 3–5 hours of professional learning. The HLP sessions guide teachers step by step through the implementation of specific HLPs with videos that model exemplar teacher behaviors, classroom ready resources shared, and discussion posts to engage with other educators throughout the states. By the...
Date(s): 7/31/2024, 8/30/2024
Description: Enroll Now! HLP 18: Active Engagement Strategies - Each self-paced HLP professional learning session is offered at no cost to Virginia public school educators and provides 3–5 hours of professional learning. The HLP sessions guide teachers step by step through the implementation of specific HLPs with videos that model exemplar teacher behaviors, classroom ready resources shared, and discussion posts to engage with other educators throughout the states. By the end...
Date(s): 7/3/2024 9:00 AM ET - 6/4/2024 2:00 PM ET, 7/15/2024 9:00 AM ET - 7/16/2024 3:00 PM ET
Description: Registration The Evidence-Based Practices Academy is designed to provide educators of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with direct training in evidence-based practices designed to increase access to the general education environment and curriculum. Through a two-day, in-person regional training, teachers will learn to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and revise learning modules designed to ensure their autistic students learn the required academic content in general education...
Date(s): 7/9/2024 9:00 AM ET - 7/9/2024 3:30 PM ET, 7/10/2024 9:00 AM ET - 7/10/2024 3:30 PM ET, 7/11/2024 9:00 AM ET - 7/11/2024 3:30 PM ET, 7/24/2024 9:00 AM ET - 7/24/2024 3:30 PM ET, 7/25/2024 9:00 AM ET - 7/25/2024 3:30 PM ET, 7/30/2024 9:00 AM ET - 7/30/2024 3:30 PM ET, 7/31/2024 9:00 AM ET - 7/31/2024 3:30 PM ET, 8/1/2024 9:00 AM ET - 8/1/2024 3:30 PM ET
Description: Still feeling unsure about how to incorporate Augmetative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in your classroom? Do you wish you were more confident in your ability to model and teach AAC, but haven’t had the time, tools, or training needed to learn these skills? Join us for this FREE, interactive workshop where educators will gain hands-on experience using high-tech AAC to implement evidence-based communication strategies for students with ASD! We will discuss and practice using AAC to...
Date(s): 7/11/2024 12:00 PM ET - 7/11/2024 1:00 PM ET, 8/8/2024 12:00 PM ET - 8/8/2024 1:00 PM ET
Description: Register for Partners Engaging Partners Collaborative (You only need to register once.) As part of our advocacy and family engagement initiative, PEATC launched the Partners Engaging Partners Collaborative in October 2022. This professional, peer networking collaborative is a great opportunity for Virginia professionals working in the field of family engagement. Attendees have the opportunity to collaborate and increase their awareness of the different community resources and services that...
Date(s): 7/22/2024 12:00 PM ET - 7/22/2024 12:45 PM ET
Description: Calling all parents...Join ACE speech-language pathologist to learn about strategies and resources to improve communication this summer! Parent Huddles are intended to share information and helpful resources from ACE as well as hear from parents about their needs and questions! When: July 22, 12:00-12:45 Where: Virtual - Zoom Meeting Topic: Communication strategies and resources for elementary to high school-aged students
Date(s): 7/22/2024 6:30 PM ET - 7/22/2024 7:30 PM ET
Description: Register for Disability Benefits: Virginia’s Medicaid Waivers (now open to all Families) - There are state government benefits available to individuals with disabilities. It’s important to understand that benefits such as personal assistance and community support can play an important role in planning for the future. Navigating state disability services can be difficult, time-consuming, and overwhelming. This workshop explains Virginia’s Medicaid Waivers, eligibility for...
Date(s): 7/24/2024 6:30 PM ET - 7/24/2024, 8/7/2024 6:30 PM ET - 8/7/2024, 8/21/2024 6:30 PM ET - 8/21/2024, 9/4/2024 6:30 PM ET - 9/4/2024
Description: Register for one or more of the Special Education Workshop Series - Summer 2024 - PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia. Register once to attend some or all of the informative workshops! July 24 - Anatomy of an IEP - 6:30pm August 7 - Measurable IEP Goals - 6:30pm August 21 - Ins and Outs of IEP Meetings - 6:30pm September 4 - Dispute Resolution in Virginia - 6:30pm Each workshop will start at...
Date(s): 7/30/2024 10:00 AM ET - 7/30/2024 4:30 PM ET
Description: Rescheduled Summer Transition Summit Information & Registration This summit will provide an opportunity for educators to enhance their skills, knowledge, and best practices in transition based on current secondary transition research. The purpose is to improve postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities by offering professional development opportunities for secondary transition school-based personnel in the following areas: Transition goals (IEP), workplace readiness, and Universal...
Date(s): 8/7/2024 2:00 PM ET - 8/7/2024 3:30 PM ET
Description: Register for Nurturing Play and Creativity in Young Children Through Everyday Conversation - This webinar, presented by Rebecca Rolland, Ed.D., will offer specific, concrete strategies for nurturing children’s play and creativity through everyday conversational prompts, scaffolds, and questions. Rebecca, the author of The Art of Talking with Children, lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an oral language specialist, will reveal why play is a key aspect of learning and...
Date(s): 8/7/2024 6:30 PM ET - 8/7/2024 7:30 PM ET
Description: The VAAP Family Training Registration - Join the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Instructional Services and the Office of Special Education Family Support and Special Facilities for a live, virtual training event providing an overview of the new Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) Participation Decision-Making Tool. The overview will include background information regarding changes in the VAAP Participation Criteria Form, as well as...
Date(s): 8/8/2024 2:00 PM ET - 8/8/2024 3:30 PM ET
Description: Register for A Calm Brain is a Thinking Brain: Designing calm, engaging early learning environments - In this insightful webinar, you will learn the original Brain-SET Environments Formula™ that integrates an understanding of brain development with foundations of early childhood environmental design and why it is important to harmonize the 3 levels of the brain, Survival, Emotions, and Thinking (S.E.T.) to ensure calm thinking and playful learning. As Katheryn explores...
Date(s): 8/13/2024 2:00 PM ET - 8/13/2024 3:00 PM ET
Description: The purpose of Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5) is to measure and help improve the quality of all publicly-funded birth-to-five classrooms and support families to choose quality programming across program types.  The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will be hosting a webinar, “Introduction to VQB5 for New Program Leaders” on Tuesday, August 13th at 2:00 pm. The intended audience for this webinar is any new program leader who will participate in VQB5...
Date(s): 8/16/2024 - 9/20/2024
Description: A FREE self-paced online course for families of young children (birth through age six) with disabilities & developmental delays. You are your child’s first and most important teacher and you help set a strong foundation for lifelong learning and success! In this 5-week online program, families of children with disabilities learn about supporting their child’s early learning and development and preparing them for kindergarten and beyond. Learn about: Parents as first teachers...
Date(s): 8/22/2024 10:30 AM ET - 8/22/2024 4:00 PM ET
Description: Register for New to Schools Aug. 22nd - The Speech Language Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) is hosting a New to Schools event on August 22nd, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Northside Library in Charlottesville, VA. The event is free to all SLPs new to the school setting, including new graduates, those transferring from medical or clinical settings, and those from other states. SLPS, which are direct hires from LEAs and those contracted to provide services, are invited to...
Date(s): 8/24/2024 9:00 AM ET - 8/24/2024 3:00 PM ET
Description: Squared Away 2024 - Are you a military-connected family member who is or will be stationed in Virginia? Do you need help understanding the special education services and supports available to your child with a disability? If so, join us for the 2024 Virtual Squared Away training. This live training will provide information and tools to help you be an active participant on your child’s IEP team in Virginia. Some of the topics we will cover in this training include: The differences...
Date(s): 9/7/2024 8:00 AM ET - 9/7/2024 2:30 PM ET
Description: 2024 PEATC Parent and Youth Empowerment (PYE) Summit - PEATC is pleased to announce the 2024 Parent and Youth Empowerment (PYE) Summit on Saturday, September 7, 2024, for Virginia students with disabilities (ages 14-22) and their parents! Accepted participants will be empowered to understand and advocate for their child's secondary school learning and postsecondary outcomes from topic experts, while youth will increase their knowledge to be effective self-advocates through related activities....
Date(s): 9/24/2024 3:00 PM ET - 10/30/2024 4:30 PM ET
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering the Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Community of Learning beginning September 2024. The purpose of the Community of Learning (CoL) is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to teachers endorsed in early childhood special education (ECSE) who provide special education services using the itinerant model. In an itinerant model, an ECSE-endorsed teacher travels between classrooms...
Date(s): 9/26/2024
Description: Learn from the experts! Collaborate with mental health professionals, peers, and family members at the NAMI Virginia 2024 Mental Health Conference and Youth Summit! Tickets for this event are free. The one-day conference features networking, workshops, panel discussions, keynote speakers, and activities to promote mental health wellness. NAMI Virginia will host the annual statewide Mental Health Conference and Youth Summit at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center on September...
Date(s): 10/24/2024 2:00 PM ET - 10/24/2024 3:30 PM ET
Description: Register for Calming Terrific Toddlers: Evidence-Based Strategies That Reduce Aggression and Promote Self-Regulation - Despite the best efforts of early childhood educators, some older infants and toddlers naturally hit, bite, and otherwise display aggressive behaviors. These common tiny-tot behaviors challenge caregivers and parents and are among the biggest stressors they encounter. Because it is so complicated to understand what drives toddler behavior and redirect it, it’s hard to know...
Date(s): 11/18/2024 - 11/20/2024
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s Assistive Technology Network is planning the 2024 TechKnowledgy Conference in Harrisonburg, VA on the campus of James Madison University this November 18-20, 2024. Through this conference, we seek for participants to not only learn about evidence-based assistive technology (AT) in educational, vocational, and community settings with students of all ages and disabilities but also gain skills that empower and equip them to implement high-leverage...
Date(s): 3/12/2025 - 3/15/2025
Description: CEC 2025 will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on March 12-15, 2025.