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Date(s): 6/15/2023 - 6/1/2024
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): 3/13/2024 3:30 PM ET - 3/13/2024 4:30 PM ET
Description: Register for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supporting Diverse Learners - Come explore ways in which AI can be leveraged to empower students with disabilities and foster inclusive learning environments. Attendees will gain insights into cutting-edge AI applications, best practices, and examples that demonstrate the impact of AI on student success. We will also consider the ethics and responsibilities of educators using AI regarding fairness, transparency, privacy and data security....
Date(s): 4/11/2024 3:30 PM ET - 4/11/2024 4:30 PM ET
Description: Register for Inclusive, Accessible, & Multisensory Coding Instruction - Learn about ways to make coding instruction differentiated and accessible to students by selecting or adapting materials that can work with screen readers or AAC supports, incorporate visual block based coding, robots, or gamification, and utilize multi-sensory learning with tactile / manipulative activities so that coding instruction is inclusive! Targeted Audience: General and special education teachers,...
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 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...
Date(s): 10/26/2023 - 5/9/2024
Description: Registration for 2023-2024 Virtual Workshop Series - This year, the virtual workshop series for K12 and Higher Education professionals will begin on October 26th, 2023 and run until May 9th, 2024. Registered attendees can join live on each scheduled day at 12:00 PM EST or access recordings at your convenience. The mission of this virtual workshop series is to provide tools and resources for students with learning and attention differences and assist participants in identifying best...
Date(s): 3/1/2024
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): 2/1/2024 - 2/29/2024, 3/4/2024 - 3/25/2024
Description: Register for Feb. 1-29 or Register for Mar. 4-25 - PEATC in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education 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...
Date(s): 2/1/2024 4:00 PM ET - 2/1/2024 5:00 PM ET
Description: Co-Teachers CoP February RSVP - (RSVP is not required but is helpful for planning purposes.)   All Region IV co-teaching teams are invited to be a part of the creation of this brand-new Community of Practice (CoP).   The purpose of this CoP is to give co-teaching teams a source of collaboration, resources, community, and learning in a virtual and informal capacity. This first session will be an opportunity to meet other co-teachers from across the region. Zoom Link:...
Date(s): 2/5/2024 - 3/11/2024
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): 2/7/2024 9:00 AM ET - 2/7/2024 10:00 AM ET, 2/8/2024 4:15 PM ET - 2/8/2024 5:15 PM ET, 2/21/2024 9:00 AM ET - 12/21/2023 10:00 AM ET, 2/22/2024 4:15 PM ET - 2/22/2024 5:15 PM ET, 3/6/2024 9:00 AM ET - 3/6/2024 10:00 AM ET, 3/7/2024 4:15 PM ET - 3/7/2024 5:15 PM ET
Description: Schema-based instruction is an evidence-based mathematics instructional strategy proven to help all students – including students with disabilities – solve practical problems, such as word problems. This learning series is designed to support teachers and instructional leaders with understanding how to implement the strategy in the classroom throughout Tier 1 whole group instruction, Tier 2 small group instruction, & Tier 3 specially-designed instruction, with emphasis on...
Date(s): 2/8/2024 12:00 PM ET - 2/8/2024 1:00 PM ET, 3/14/2024 12:00 PM ET - 3/14/2024 1:00 PM ET, 4/11/2024 12:00 PM ET - 4/11/2024 1:00 PM ET, 5/9/2024 12:00 PM ET - 5/9/2024 1:00 PM ET, 6/13/2024 12:00 PM ET - 6/13/2024 1:00 PM ET, 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): 2/8/2024 4:00 PM ET - 2/8/2024 7:30 PM ET, 2/15/2024 5:00 PM ET - 2/15/2024 7:30 PM ET, 2/22/2024 5:00 PM ET - 2/22/2024 7:30 PM ET, 2/29/2024 5:00 PM ET - 2/29/2024 7:30 PM ET, 3/7/2024 5:00 PM ET - 3/7/2024 7:30 PM ET
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 a virtual See-the-Sound Visual Phonics event. Registration-Virtual See the Sound Visual Phonics Training This course is for professionals who are new to STS-Visual Phonics. The training explores the multi-sensory STS-Visual Phonics system of 50+ handshapes/hand cues that are suggestive of the approximately 44 English phonemes and more, plus...
Date(s): 2/12/2024 8:00 AM ET - 4/8/2024 11:45 AM ET
Description: Registration for Winter 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): 2/21/2024 3:30 PM ET - 2/21/2024 4:30 PM ET, 3/20/2024 3:30 PM ET - 3/20/2024 4:30 PM ET, 5/1/2024 3:30 PM ET - 5/1/2024 4:30 PM ET, 5/15/2024 3:30 PM ET - 5/15/2024 4:30 PM ET
Description: The Transition Community of Practice provides Transition Coordinators and Specialists in Region 4 the opportunity to come together as a group to: engage in collaborative activities and discussion surrounding post-secondary transition; develop a shared repertoire of shared resources, tools, and methods to further develop and enhance transition programs and practices; assist each other by sharing of information pertaining to serving the life-long learning needs of students with disabilities. The...
Date(s): 2/21/2024 6:30 PM ET, 3/6/2024 6:30 PM ET, 3/20/2024 6:30 PM ET
Description: Register for the Special Education Winter 2024 Workshop Series - PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia. Register once to attend one, some or all of the informative workshops! February 21: Measurable IEP Goals March 6: How To Talk So Schools Will Listen (And Listen So Schools Will Talk) March 20: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia These webinars will be presented via Zoom. They will not be recorded....
Date(s): 2/28/2024 1:00 PM ET - 2/28/2024 2:30 PM ET
Description: The 2023-2024 OSERS Symposia Series will provide an opportunity for the field to join OSERS in the challenge to raise expectations, engage families earlier, and fully empower all individuals who support transition services to improve post-school outcomes for children and youth with disabilities and their families. This symposium will focus on the important considerations children, youth, and young adults with disabilities and their families need to be aware of, and prepared for, to maximize...
Date(s): 2/28/2024 2:00 PM ET - 2/28/2024 3:30 PM ET
Description: Register for Rich Documentation: Making Valued Learning Visible Through Learning Stories - In New Zealand, formative assessments such as learning stories are embedded into the foundation of the nationally mandated early childhood education framework. This webinar by early childhood experts Sharon Carlson and Amanda Higgins, both from New Zealand, will explore various approaches and forms of documenting assessment of children’s interests, learning, and development and the components of...
Date(s): 2/28/2024 6:00 PM ET - 2/28/2024 7:30 PM ET
Description: Register for Turning 18 in Virginia - Turning 18 is a big deal. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia and can make legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions in their life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be an issue. Others may need support. This workshop will share basic information about things that need to be considered as your loved one turns 18.   Presented by PEATC In partnership with Isle of Wright County Public Schools
Date(s): 2/29/2024 8:30 AM ET - 2/29/2024 11:30 AM ET
Description: Register for Teach Happier This School Year - Rediscover your enthusiasm for teaching at a time when burnout and exhaustion are the norm. Join us for this virtual wellness event where you will learn to not only survive, but thrive. This workshop will begin with amazing Keynote Speaker Suzanne Dailey, author of Teach Happier This School Year: 40 Weeks of Inspiration & Reflection. Following the keynote, you will be offered a choice of breakout sessions highlighting strategies and practices...
Date(s): 3/4/2024 - 3/25/2024
Description: Register for IEP University (IEPU) - The IEP process can be difficult and stressful. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, perspectives, and individual concerns. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and there are occasions when conflict may erupt as a result of managing emotions while simultaneously following policy and procedures. PEATC, in collaboration with VDOE, has developed IEP University (IEPU) to help provide families and professionals...
Date(s): 3/4/2024 - 3/25/2024
Description: Register for Building Strong Parent Advocates - PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, invites families to join us for our online training course, Building Strong Parent Advocates. Families of children receiving special education services find themselves in a world filled with complicated policies, confusing acronyms and terms, and piles of paperwork. Often families find themselves looking for information and background knowledge to help them better support their...
Date(s): 3/6/2024 2:00 PM ET - 3/6/2024 3:30 PM ET
Description: Register for Nature-Based Learning: Inspiring & Supporting Staff to help children learn with nature - This webinar, designed to support program leaders and administrators, will briefly share the core principles of a nature-based approach and a Trail Map for Leading Change toward that approach. With that common language established, Rachel will focus on the steps to support your team to make the shift to a nature-based approach—and keep them happy and inspired along the way. In this...
Date(s): 3/7/2024 6:30 PM ET - 3/7/2024 8:00 PM ET
Description: This workshop will help you learn the steps of the special education process. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of IDEA’s 2004 language on high expectations and become more familiar with their role as parents in the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). You will also have the opportunity to learn some practical strategies for participating effectively in IEP meetings. Presented by PEATC in collaboration with Camp Elmore's Exceptional Family Member Program...
Date(s): 3/8/2024 12:00 PM ET - 3/8/2024 1:00 PM ET
Description: Register for COS We Care: The Child Outcome Summary is a Whole Team Process - Join this discussion and reflect on the Child Outcome Summary (COS) Process. Gather your team together to explore successful strategies for painting an accurate picture of each child's functional development when determining COS ratings.
Date(s): 3/11/2024 - 4/22/2024
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): 3/26/2024 8:00 AM ET - 3/26/2024 4:30 PM ET
Description: Kaleidoscope Spring 2024, New Perspectives in Service Coordination is an introductory level training program for new early intervention (EI) service coordinators. The training program includes the completion of three components: The Many Facets of Service Coordination online module (available at veipd.org/elearn/) Kaleidoscope Training - one virtual training day Kaleidoscope Community of Practice - three monthly web-based meetings with the cohort who attended...
Date(s): 3/27/2024
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): 3/27/2024, 5/29/2024
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): 3/27/2024, 5/29/2024
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): 3/28/2024, 5/31/2024
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): 3/28/2024, 5/30/2024
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): 3/28/2024 2:00 PM ET - 3/28/2024 3:30 PM ET
Description: Register for In the Heat of the Moment: Strategies for De-escalating Children’s Challenging Behaviors - We’ve all been there: A child is beginning to melt down or heat up! What do you do next? In the heat of the moment, has your response ever escalated a child’s challenging behavior? Children’s behavior can escalate quickly. Your feelings about that escalation can erupt just as quickly. De-escalation – helping children calm down – takes time and only...
Date(s): 3/29/2024, 5/30/2024
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...
Date(s): 3/29/2024, 5/31/2024
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): 3/29/2024, 5/28/2024
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): 4/9/2024 4:00 PM ET - 4/9/2024 5:00 PM ET
Description: Engage in continuous dialogue about instructional practices and student development of skills associated with self-determination.
Date(s): 4/9/2024 4:00 PM ET - 4/9/2024 5:33 PM ET
Description: Register for Campus to Classroom: Retaining Novice Teachers Through Mentoring with Higher Education Partners - Teacher retention is a main Partners concern for administrators, and mentoring is one support that can help teachers remain in the profession. This virtual event will discuss how William & Mary's TTAC piloted a mentoring program in a school division to support novice teachers. Participants will hear a variety of perspectives from TTAC staff and novice classroom teachers, identify...
Date(s): 4/10/2024 2:00 PM ET - 4/10/2024 3:30 PM ET
Description: Register for Outdoor Loose Parts! Spark Creativity, Problem-Solving, Communication, and Self-Confidence With Loose Parts Play - Join natural playscape designer and author Rusty Keeler on a journey of ideas and inspiration, all about the benefits of adding Loose Parts to your outdoor environment to support children’s play and learning! From “beginner to best practice,” Rusty will teach you what the best materials are for Outdoor Loose Parts, where to find them in your own...
Date(s): 4/18/2024 3:30 PM ET - 4/18/2024 4:30 PM ET
Description: Implement practices that provide a necessary support network and ensure a student participates and achieves desired outcomes This session is only for Clarke County, Frederick County, Page County, Shenandoah County, Warren County, & Winchester City.
Date(s): 5/6/2024
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...