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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: 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...
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: 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: 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): 3/13/2019 8:30 AM - 3/14/2019 3:00 PM, 5/30/2019 8:30 AM - 5/31/2019 3:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Student Services, in partnership with the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports Research and Implementation Center (VTSS-RIC), will offer VTSS Effective Classroom Systems, a two-day professional learning opportunity. One event will be held on March 13-14, 2019, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The event will be repeated on May 30-31, 2019, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The intended audience for this event is school leadership teams, including...
Date(s): 4/25/2019 7:30 AM - 4/25/2019 4:45 PM
Description: This summit has been expanded! There are spots available! To mark the milestone of their 25th anniversary, Voices for Virginia’s Children, working with partners, will host the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. The focus is on both policy changes and practices to prevent adverse childhood experiences and promote resilience. The morning of the summit will feature a keynote by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, founder of the Center for Youth Wellness and author of The...
Date(s): 4/27/2019 8:00 AM - 4/27/2019 4:00 PM
Description: INCLUSIVE PRACTICES FOR ALLThe opening session of the VCLD Symposium will host a panel of experts from across the state speaking on ADHD, ASD, co-teaching, early childhood education, EBD, LD/dyslexia, and current special education issues in today’s schools. Breakout sessions will include practical suggestions for teaching students with varying exceptionalities. Attendees will leave the conference with materials and strategies to add to their teaching toolbox. YOU’RE INVITED!General...
Date(s): 4/27/2019 9:00 AM - 4/27/2019 2:00 PM
Description: Families formed through foster care, adoption, and kinship care and the professionals who support them, will gather for Spring Forward Family Fun Day and Regional Conference. This year’s theme is Navigating Systems to Build Stronger Families. Held at the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University in Manassas, foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, and social service and education professionals will choose from sessions presented by experts in counseling, education...
Date(s): 4/27/2019 9:00 AM - 4/27/2019 2:00 PM
Description: Families formed through foster care, adoption, and kinship care will gather for Spring Forward Family Fun Day and Regional Conference. This year’s theme is Navigating Systems to Build Stronger Families. Held at the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University in Manassas, parents, caregivers and social service and education professionals will choose from sessions presented by experts in education and child welfare. Children will have a blast at GMU's outdoor experiential...
Date(s): 4/30/2019 - 5/3/2019
Description: The 16th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference promises to be another highly rated inspiring professional development opportunity. Use this as your professional development days.  Learn effective interventions for young children from a wide range of experts. Return to your community refreshed & revitalized with new strategies to help young children. Be inspired by wonderful keynotes & presentations that will allow you to learn methods to...
Date(s): 4/30/2019 - 5/3/2019
Description: The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) and the Pyramid Model Consortium are pleased to bring you this unique and inspiring professional development experience. NTI's format is designed to provide an in-depth learning experience built around the Pyramid Model. The Institute brings together experts from around the country who skillfully present three-hour workshops offering practical, ready-to-use information on social and emotional development. It...
Date(s): 5/6/2019 8:30 AM - 5/6/2019 6:30 PM, 5/7/2019 8:15 AM - 5/7/2019 4:30 PM
Description: Registration What?  Heading Forward Together, presented by The Brain Injury Association of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University, is a brain injury conference for professionals (formerly known as the Williamsburg Conference). When? May 6-7, 2019 (the evening of May 5 will feature an optional fun night in Richmond’s trendy Scott’s Addition) Where?  The Westin Richmond, Virginia Speakers: The same great quality of...
Date(s): 5/7/2019 - 5/9/2019
Description: The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs—and an enduring impact. For over 15 years, the Inclusion Institute has drawn people from across the country and around the globe to Chapel Hill to learn about the latest research findings,...
Date(s): 5/8/2019 4:00 PM - 5/8/2019 5:00 PM
Description: This webinar will review the basics of pediatric audiology in a manner friendly to parents, educators, and developmental specialists, beginning with the anatomy of the ear and continuing through the methods of screening and assessment for young children. Finally, current options in pediatric rehabilitation and amplification will be discussed. Time will be given to cover attendee questions. Presenter: Daniel Shearer, a graduate of James Madison University, served as a pediatric audiologist at the...
Date(s): 5/22/2019 12:00 PM - 5/22/2019 1:00 PM
Description: The presenters, Dr. Christan Grygas Coogle and Lisa Terry, will discuss embedded learning opportunities and explore the implementation of the Instruction strand of the DEC Recommended Practices within embedded learning opportunities. The webinar is free but registration is needed. You do not need to be a member of DEC in order to attend. All are welcome!
Date(s): 5/28/2019 - 6/28/2019, 7/1/2019 - 8/2/2019
Description: William and Mary School of Education has several exciting opportunities for professional learning during the summer. This includes online professional learning courses, workshops, webinars, and focused Twitter chats.
Date(s): 6/2/2019 - 6/5/2019
Description: Empowering early childhood professionals with fresh ideas and insights to participate in and facilitate the highest quality professional development.
Date(s): 6/12/2019 - 6/14/2019
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined project, in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, invites applications for sponsorship to the 13th Annual I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. The selected individuals and a parent/guardian will receive...
Date(s): 6/17/2019 - 6/18/2019
Description: This event is sponsored by Region 5 T/TAC in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education and provides up to 11 contact hours of continuing learning activities. This event may be used to fulfill the continuing competency requirements of the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and the Certification Maintenance Hours (CMH) required for renewal of the ASHA certificate of clinical competence.
Date(s): 6/17/2019 8:00 AM - 6/18/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Speech Language Pathologists' (SLP) Summer Institute June 17 - 18, 2019 (a two-day conference) Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, Waynesboro 109 Apple Tree Lane (off I-64, Exit 94), Waynesboro, VA 22980   Times: Check-in & Breakfast 8:00 a.m. with presentations 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily   Cost/Payment: $50.00 (check is the only accepted form of payment) Includes breakfast, afternoon snack, & materials. Lunch is on your own.   Click for session...
Date(s): 6/17/2019 8:30 AM - 6/17/2019 4:30 PM
Description: Registration The 4th Annual PreK-Kindergarten Conference, where early childhood teachers and administrators come together to learn best practices for age-appropriate curriculum, assessment and instruction. This year’s conference will use the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program as a framework, providing classroom strategies and resources to help children strengthen their literacy, mathematics, self-regulation and social skills. Participants will leave with materials and practical ideas...
Date(s): 6/24/2019 8:30 AM - 6/28/2019 12:00 PM
Description: The 3-12 Adolescent Literacy Academy will explore ways that reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing can be improved in an educational context. Speakers in this academy will engage participants in reading & writing strategies, a literature based multi-genre project, culturally responsive literacy practices, current novels and films for adolescents, digital literacies such as the Furious Flower Poetry Archive, and much more. By engaging in collaborative activities and examining...
Date(s): 6/26/2019 - 6/28/2019
Description: Registration Open - June 26-28, 2019! ODUP2019 13th Annual State-wide Professional Development Institute for Teachers of Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, SLPs and Educators Who Work Directly with Students Who are D/HH This year's ODUP Institute, Virginia’s Go-To event in d/hh education is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing (TODHH) and educators who work directly with students who are d/hh. ODUP 2019 will...
Date(s): 6/26/2019 2:00 PM - 6/26/2019 2:45 PM
Description: Join Richard Kriner and Nancy Brooks-Lane for a spirited conversation about the Commonwealth of Virginia's statewide efforts to increase the employment outcomes for youth and adults with the most significant disabilities. Over the past year,  the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (VA DARS) and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) braided funding and resources for a statewide competency-based Discovery and Customized...
Date(s): 7/8/2019 - 8/2/2019
Description: Computer Science for Virginia is a partnership between the VDOE and CodeVA, providing free professional development to all Virginia public school teachers. Offerings through this program include preparation to teach Advanced Placement courses, high school courses and elementary and middle integration specialist training academies. This professional development is offered at different locations in the Commonwealth.
Date(s): 7/9/2019 - 7/11/2019
Description: This is the sixth annual coaching academy for principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, mentor teachers, and school and central office teacher leaders who want to improve their coaching skills and cultivate more professionally stimulating work environments for adult learning in their schools! 50 seats available Coffee at 8:30, Academy 9:00-3:30 Daily Cost: $550
Date(s): 7/17/2019 - 7/19/2019
Description: Registration is Now Open! Creating Connections to Shining Stars is a collaborative effort between Virginia's Part C, Early Intervention and Part B, Preschool 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. A dedicated website is now available for you to book your hotel rooms online. Through this website you can book,...
Date(s): 8/12/2019 - 8/15/2019
Description: The 2019 Summer Math Institute will be held August 12-15 for K-12th grade math instructors. Offering elementary, middle and high school teachers, and related professionals an exciting opportunity for learning with math experts.  The Summer Math Institute is a model of instruction that allows all students to be engaged in the mathematics classroom and for all students to realize their abilities as mathematicians.
Date(s): 8/28/2019 2:00 PM - 8/28/2019 2:45 PM
Description: Customizing jobs happens everyday in businesses across the country.  When  skills and interests of job seekers with disabilities are matched with work tasks that meet a business need, it is a win-win for all involved.  This webcast will highlight customized employment case studies through the perspective of an employee with a disability, their manager and employment specialist.  Hear how an individual's interests and skills were identified, a business was approached and tasks...
Date(s): 10/26/2019
Description: Future Quest is a FREE college and career conference held every two years for middle and high school students with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them. The conference is organized by George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Transition Coalition. One of the largest events of its kind in Virginia, Future Quest features more than 40 workshops and 40 exhibits related to successful life after...