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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: 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): 3/23/2021 6:30 PM - 3/23/2021 7:30 PM, 4/13/2021 6:30 PM - 4/13/2021 7:30 PM, 4/27/2021 6:30 PM - 4/27/2021 7:30 PM, 5/25/2021 6:30 PM - 5/25/2021 7:30 PM
Description: A series of one-hour VMPI Community Informational Sessions will be held during the next several months to provide parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about the Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative. Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - Why Change Mathematics Instruction? Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - How does VMPI affect Virginia Children’s Futures? Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - Essential Concepts in Grades 8 - 10 Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - Advanced Pathways in Grades 11 - 12 All...
Date(s): 4/12/2021 - 5/17/2021
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): 4/28/2021 3:30 PM - 4/28/2021, 5/26/2021 3:30 PM - 5/26/2021
Description: To support a focus on language development within the early childhood years, VDOE’s Early Childhood and English Learner Instruction Programs are collaborating to provide interested early childhood caregivers and educators with a monthly webinar series, beginning Fall 2021, that will focus on exploring best practices and key resources to support language and literacy development for multilingual students from birth until age 5.   Two preview sessions will take place this spring:...
Date(s): 5/3/2021 - 5/10/2021
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is pleased to announce our 7th Annual Advocacy Symposium. The 2021 VIRTUAL Advocacy Symposium will provide relevant and up-to-date information to parents and professional advocates (paid and unpaid) that will empower them to positively support parents of children with disabilities in Virginia. Participants will hear about the importance of self-advocacy, the new seclusion and restraint regulations, mental health and social...
Date(s): 5/13/2021 3:00 PM - 5/13/2021 4:15 PM
Description: This webinar on The High Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities - An Introduction and Integration with Evidence-Based Practices will feature Dr. Michael Kennedy. The 60-minute presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer session. A Certificate of Attendance will beavailable upon conclusion of the webinar. The mission of Virginia Joint Coalition of Learning Disabilities and Literacy (VJCLDL) is to provide free professional development targeting a greater...
Date(s): 5/13/2021 6:30 PM - 5/13/2021 7:30 PM
Description: During the COVID-19 pandemic many students have faced gaps in educational services or were unable to benefit from learning due to changes in instruction. As students return to in-person learning, parents and schools are faced with the task of figuring out how to best get these students “back on track.” This presentation will talk about the differences between COVID recovery, compensatory education, and extended school year services. The presenter will also discuss some advocacy...
Date(s): 5/15/2021 - 6/19/2021
Description: Early Childhood Academy is a free self-paced course offered by PEATC in collaboration with the VA Department of Education. Are you the parent of a young child with a disability or delay? Does your child receive Early Intervention (EI) or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services? Do you work with young children with disabilities or do you (or the parents you work with) have questions about navigating the Early Childhood system in Virginia? The Early Childhood Academy, presented by PEATC...
Date(s): 5/19/2021 8:00 AM - 5/22/2021
Description: PEATC (Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center) in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is pleased to announce our 2021 Behavior Summit for families of children with disabilities that live here in Virginia. This hybrid event will provide relevant and up-to-date information to parents and interested professionals. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the science of behavior, the importance of data in evaluating behavior, and developing strategies to address it....
Date(s): 5/19/2021 2:00 PM - 5/19/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Nature-based learning is growing in popularity, particularly in the time of COVID. Yet, many early childhood program administrators find themselves looking for strategies to integrate nature into the preschool curriculum in meaningful and intentional ways. One area of program development that is foundational for children’s play and teacher-child interactions is the physical environment. Statements like “bring nature inside” or “go outside” oversimplify things and...
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): 5/20/2021 3:30 PM - 5/20/2021
Description: During this Coffee with Coordinators, we’ll share how educators can collaborate and cultivate safe classroom environments where ALL students feel valued and supported in their learning experiences.
Date(s): 5/27/2021 1:00 PM - 5/27/2021 2:30 PM, 6/24/2021 1:00 PM - 6/24/2021 2:30 PM
Description: Join your Region 5 TTAC in a two-part virtual professional learning event where we will focus on how administrators can lead, encourage, and support equity audits to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and access for all. Administrators of elementary schools will meet from 1:00–2:30pm on both May 27th and June 24th. Middle and high school administrators will meet from 10:00-11:30am on both dates.
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 andcollaboration. 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): 6/15/2021 9:00 AM - 6/15/2021 10:30 AM, 6/23/2021 9:00 AM - 6/23/2021 10:30 AM, 6/29/2021 9:00 AM - 6/29/2021 10:30 AM
Description: Virginia Department of Education has invited Dr. Marilyn Friend to return for a three part 90-minute co-teaching webinar series in June. The series will focus on specially designed instruction in the general education classroom, and strategies and techniques to use across grade levels and subject areas including reading, writing, math, and behavior. These webinars are designed to enhance current co-teaching and inclusive practices. Co-teaching...
Date(s): 6/16/2021 2:00 PM - 6/16/2021 3:00 PM, 6/17/2021 2:00 PM - 6/17/2021 3:00 PM
Description: This webinar will highlight the many ways Head Start programs help children and families heal from traumatic events or overwhelming situations. Discover strategies that contribute to healing in children and families. Explore a variety of resources programs can use, including animations and podcasts. We will offer this webinar in Spanish on June 17, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm.
Date(s): 6/21/2021 10:00 AM - 6/24/2021 3:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center at James Madison University, in partnership with the James Madison University’s College of Education and Content Teaching Academy, is sponsoring a Special Education Teacher Support Academy (SETSA) (Virtual).  The goal of SETSA is to build the capacity and efficacy of early-career special education teachers by improving teacher effectiveness and reducing teacher attrition in K-12...
Date(s): 6/23/2021 9:00 AM - 6/25/2021 1:00 PM
Description: 15th Annual Statewide Professional Development Institute for Teachers of Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, SLPs, and Educators Who Work Directly with Students Who are Deaf and Hard and Hearing ODUP 2021 will be a virtual event with a continued focus on effective strategies to positively impact literacy development and academic outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Vist the ODUP 2021 website for more information. Participant Registration Fees: VA Public...
Date(s): 6/23/2021 9:00 AM - 6/23/2021 4:00 PM
Description: This virtual conference will feature two tracks for speech-language pathologists focusing on social-emotional learning using the Kimochis program. A beginner track is available for those not experienced with Kimochis and an advanced track is available for those who have already had training in Kimochis. Cost: $25 (wll cover materials) Sponsored by: Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) & Virginia Department of Education
Date(s): 7/15/2021 10:00 AM - 7/15/2021 3:00 PM
Description: Creating Connections to Shining Stars (CCSS) 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. The CCSS Conference was originally scheduled for July 2021 in Roanoke, Virginia. The full conference has been tentatively...
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...