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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: This one credit hour course is designed for classroom teachers to acquaint them with the current research-based definition of dyslexia, its occurrence in classrooms, and the teaching needed to support reading development in all young readers including those who may exhibit the symptoms of dyslexia.
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.
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): 9/23/2017 9:00 AM, 11/4/2017 9:00 AM, 1/27/2018 9:00 AM, 4/14/2018 9:00 AM
Description: Behavior Challenges look different depending on the cause of the behavior. Children with challenging behavior experience difficulties throughout their day and miss opportunities to socialize with their peers as well as be available for learning. This workshop series will look at areas that contribute to challenging and difficult behaviors in the classroom and provide specific strategies to help change these behaviors. Workshop #1  Providing A Sensory Centered “in Sync” Classroom...
Date(s): 10/10/2017 - 11/2/2017
Description: Tutorial # 2- 45 Strategies in 60 Minutes Registration ends at 4:00 p.m. October 9, 2017. Tutorial #2 access is Oct. 10-Nov. 2, 2017. In 45 Strategies tutorial, Educational Consultant Donna McNear shares easily implementable methods to manage and deliver services to students with visual impairments. From student evaluation, to specialized instruction, to accommodations, to measuring progress...these 45 strategies will get your creative energy firing! Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP or...
Date(s): 10/10/2017 - 12/8/2017
Description: Tutorial #1 - Welcoming Students With Visual Impairment To Your School Registration for this tutorial ends October 9, 2017. Tutorial #1 access is Oct. 10-Dec 8, 2017. Welcoming Students is made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. At the end of the tutorial, students are expected to be familiar with all material presented in the workshop, and to submit all assignments where indicated. Participants...
Date(s): 10/10/2017 - 11/7/2017
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four more online, self-paced short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.* These courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Auditory Training Overview: Using SPICE - If they use hearing aid(s), cochlear implant(s) or both, most children who are deaf or hard of hearing need...
Date(s): 10/17/2017 9:00 AM - 10/17/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Please join us as we welcome Dr. Paula Kluth to southwest Virginia in support of quality inclusive options for students with disabilities. Dr. Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Each participant will receive a copy of Dr. Kluth’s book, Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?. This...
Date(s): 10/18/2017 8:00 AM - 10/18/2017 4:30 PM, 10/19/2017 8:00 AM - 10/19/2017 4:30 PM, 10/20/2017 8:00 AM - 10/20/2017 1:30 PM
Description: At Closing The Gap you’ll find practical and sound strategies, extraordinary resources and the latest products. Connect and learn from the best and brightest minds in AT and create a professional development path that covers what’s important to you. Want to learn by doing? Plan to bring your own device (BYOD). Want to ask questions of presenters? Attend an interactive lecture. Need to get really hands on? Join us in the Apple playground, iPad lab and exhibit floor.  ...
Date(s): 10/18/2017 4:00 PM - 10/18/2017 5:00 PM, 11/1/2017 4:00 PM - 11/1/2017 5:00 PM
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB presents a Two-Part Webinar Series: “Theory of Mind” (ToM) is often described as the ability to understand the mental states of others and appreciate that another person can have thoughts or feelings that differ from one’s own. It develops over the lifespan with key advancements in late infancy through the school-age years, and it is vital for healthy social, language, cognitive, and academic outcomes. Decades of research have documented significant...
Date(s): 10/19/2017 - 10/20/2017
Description: VCASE will be welcoming Meredith Alvaro (MAlvaro Consulting). Keynote Session: Teach the Writer-Not the Writing Breakout Session: Differentiation in the Writing Classroom John Eisenberg, Assistant Superintendent, VDOE "State of the Commonwealth" Updates from the Team at Reed Smith
Date(s): 10/20/2017
Description: Keynote Speaker:         Dr. John Almarode is an Assistant Professor at JMU and works through Corwin Press.  John has conducted staff development workshops, keynote addresses, and conference presentations on a variety of topics including student engagement, evidence-based practices, creating enriched environments that promote learning, and designing classrooms with the brain in mind. John’s action-packed workshops offer participants ready-to-use...
Date(s): 10/23/2017 10:00 AM - 10/23/2017 12:00 PM
Description: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a free Accessibility Innovations Expo in Washington, DC featuring technologies that advance accessibility for people with disabilities. The Expo, which is co-hosted by the FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau and Connect2HealthFCC (C2H) Task Force, coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month and will highlight how technology can provide opportunities for people to be fully engaged in an increasingly...
Date(s): 10/25/2017 1:00 PM - 10/25/2017 1:45 PM
Description: Communities across the country have been greatly impacted by prescription opioid misuse. In this latest virtual field trip, Operation Prevention will introduce students to the residents of Huntington, West Virginia, one of the communities most affected by the opioid epidemic, to share how opioids have changed their lives. With stories from survivors, community members, and those working tirelessly to make a change, students will be introduced to all facets of a community in recovery during...
Date(s): 10/27/2017
Description: The Journey Conference is an annual conference hosted by Brain Injury Services for survivors, family members, and professionals in the brain injury community. At the conference, you'll attend sessions where local experts in the field of rehabilitation discuss practical strategies survivors can use in real life. Attending Journey is a great way for you to connect with other survivors and be educated on community resources available to you and your...
Date(s): 10/28/2017 9:00 AM - 10/28/2017 12:00 PM
Description: The AIM 4 Success conference will showcase strategies and resources for supporting struggling readers across K-12 environments by using accessible materials and assistive technology. Educational sessions will be conducted by educators from across northern Virginia school divisions. Keynote will be presented by Mark Dohn, an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Date(s): 10/28/2017 11:00 AM - 10/28/2017 3:00 PM
Description: The expo provides an opportunity for you to enhance your knowledge and to explore the latest and greatest products, services, technology and resources that include: Durable Medical Equipment Assistive and Adaptive Devices Computer Software Instructional Materials Mobility Products Adaptive Learning Tools Disability and Elder Law Resources Recreation/Travel Resources Adapted Bikes/Adapted Exercise Equipment Personal Care Products Communication Devices Products for the Visually Impaired and/or...
Date(s): 11/1/2017 2:00 PM - 11/1/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by;  Deborah Stipek Judy Koch Professor of Education, Stanford University Math lessons are rare in early childhood settings in part because efforts to develop academic skills have focused on literacy. Some early childhood educators eschew teacher-directed lessons, believing that all teaching needs to be conducted in the context of child-initiated activities, and they worry about the effect of standards and accountability on early childhood education. In this session I will...
Date(s): 11/2/2017 12:00 PM - 11/2/2017 1:00 PM, 11/2/2017 3:00 PM - 11/2/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Skill Level: Introductory Voice assistant devices are all the rage right now. They allow us to conveniently order products, ask questions, set reminders, and control our environment just by speaking certain keywords and phrases from the comfort of our living room couch. Much like many other consumer electronic devices that were originally designed to be used in the home or businesses, voice assistants are breaking out of these environments and finding a place in the classrooms of innovative...
Date(s): 11/3/2017 7:00 AM - 11/3/2017 5:00 PM
Description: The agenda includes: Music Therapy for Inclusion Across the Curriculum Updates from the Virginia Department of Education Grassroots Advocacy for Inclusive Practices Strategies for Inclusion Across the Curriculum Lunch with Dr. Tom Moran: Physical Education for Everyone Va CEC Awards Ceremony & Poster Session The Center for Inclusive Excellence Poster Session Business Meeting, Closing Remarks, & Door Prizes Fees: Member/Non-Member: $135 Student: $105
Date(s): 11/4/2017 9:15 AM - 11/4/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Who?    For students ages 7 through 18 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia. Students must be accompanied by at least one parent, and are welcome to bring up to three family members (for a maximum of 4 people attending per family).  What?  View the play, “Clementine”, learn about careers in theater, and meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi or deaf/hh. Special features: Audio description...
Date(s): 11/6/2017
Description: VCU Autism Center for Excellence (ACE) offers this course designed to provide paraprofessionals with skills and knowledge needed to support students with an ASD in the school setting. The course will provide an overview of the potential roles and responsibilities the paraprofessional may be asked to deliver. Participants will learn how to carry out their responsibilities while maintaining respect for the students and exhibiting sensitivity to beliefs, values, and cultures.*This course fulfills...
Date(s): 11/7/2017 9:00 AM - 11/7/2017 3:00 PM
Description: There is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” in education, but we can actually take some of the pieces of assistive technology and create enhanced learning environments which serve a number of purposes.  First, we need to create environments which have greater accessibility for learning and add to their inclusivity.  Then, we work with sensory support items to add to the focus and attention of all students.  During this session, we will look at how to re-purpose what...
Date(s): 11/8/2017 9:00 AM - 11/8/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Register today to join other educators in Roanoke for this session co-sponsored by VirginiaASCD, The Virginia Association of School Superintendents, the Virginia School-University Partnership and ASCD. See the downloadable flyer for further details.  Participants will learn to: write measurable goals for students who need support develop evidence-based strategies for growth make data-based decisions to accelerate growth measure and display progress easily. Attendance...
Date(s): 11/9/2017 8:30 AM - 11/9/2017 4:00 PM
Description: KEYNOTE SPEAKERSDr. Chris EdminAssociate Professor at Columbia University and author of the New York Times bestselling book, For WhiteFolks Who Teach in the Hood … and the Rest of Y’all Too Dr. Allison Sampson-JacksonLicensed Clinical Social Worker focusing on effective trauma informed treatment practices and challenges forchildren who reside in poverty or crisis TOPICS Promoting & honoring diversityEquity practices to promote high expectations for student learning Responding to...
Date(s): 11/9/2017 12:00 PM - 11/9/2017 1:00 PM, 11/9/2017 3:00 PM - 11/9/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Skill Level: Introductory/Intermediate By modeling accessible instructional materials (AIM) throughout the school year and properly scaffolding AT supports, educators can create successful, independent readers in the classroom, at home, and on statewide assessments. Research tells us that the benefits of using AIM (such as the audio component) on reading comprehension, persist even when AIM cannot be used in Virginia’s Reading SOL. This session will show educators how to build accessible...
Date(s): 11/11/2017 9:30 AM - 11/11/2017 2:30 PM
Description: Who?   For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf/hard of hearing from any school in Virginia. Students are welcome to bring 1 sibling in the same age group. What?  A day of fun science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who also have hearing loss. Special features: Science Educator, Brita Hampton of Jefferson Lab, and Gary Talley/Debbie Jones from the VA Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, who will share info about the...
Date(s): 11/13/2017 - 11/14/2017
Description: Sorry, registration has filled up, and the waitlist is also full. If you have specific self-determination needs, please contact your regional coordinator here. Not another new initiative! Come learn about how the I’m Determined philosophy can be integrated into what you are already doing. Opportunities abound to explore the relationship between self-determination and behavior,disability awareness, mental wellness, inclusive practices, and leadership, to name a few. Registration Opens:...
Date(s): 11/29/2017 - 12/1/2017
Description: Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) Annual Conference: RE: Thinking will include general sessions with outstanding keynoters, 45 breakout sessions featuring current research and practice by Virginia educators, social media and in-person networking opportunities, and interaction with our exhibitors and sponsors, who support our conference so generously. Be sure to include our "Invent to Learn" Preconference Session with Gary Stager in your plans (November...
Date(s): 11/30/2017 12:00 PM - 11/30/2017 1:00 PM, 11/30/2017 3:00 PM - 11/30/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Skill Level: Introductory There are many common myths associated with the use of AAC that present road blocks to the implementation process. This session will focus on debunking these myths while providing practical implementation strategies for use both in the classroom and at home. Information will be shared about the consideration process for selecting appropriate devices and helpful Internet resources to gather additional ideas for implementation.
Date(s): 12/2/2017 8:00 AM - 12/2/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Who Should Attend? Middle and High School Students with Disabilities, Their Families, and Adult Professionals Who Work with Them You can learn about: Options After High School Career Planning Career/ Technical Schools Employment Strategies College Application Process Supports and Resources in College
Date(s): 1/8/2018
Description: VCU Autism Center for Excellence offers this course to provide participants with an understanding of the primary characteristics of ASD, which include impairments in communication and social development and the presence of repetitive patterns of behavior as well as sensory processing issues. Secondary characteristics, including executive dysfunction, imitation, sequencing, and motor deficits as well as common co-morbid conditions will also be explored. The course will discuss the myths and facts...
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 8:00 AM - 6/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Two-Day event June 18 & 19, 2018. Save the date. Registration will open spring 2018
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...