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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...
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): 6/27/2024, 7/29/2024
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): 6/3/2024 - 6/24/2024
Description: Register for IEP University (IEPU) June 3-24, 2024 - 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...
Date(s): 6/20/2024 6:00 PM ET - 6/20/2024 8:00 PM ET, 6/24/2024 6:00 PM ET - 6/24/2024 8:00 PM ET, 6/25/2024 6:00 PM ET - 6/25/2024 8:00 PM ET, 6/26/2024 6:00 PM ET - 6/26/2024 8:00 PM ET, 6/27/2024 6:00 PM ET - 6/27/2024 8:00 PM ET
Description: Register for Dispute Resolution Listening Sessions - The Commission on Youth, a bipartisan legislative commission of the Virginia General Assembly, is conducting a study on how to improve Virginia’s special education dispute resolution processes. Your perspective is crucial in shaping Virginia’s complaint, mediation, and due process systems for resolving special education disputes. The Commission is eager to hear from you, whether you've been involved or have insights to share....
Date(s): 6/25/2024, 7/29/2024
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): 6/25/2024, 7/30/2024
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): 6/26/2024, 7/25/2024
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): 6/26/2024, 7/30/2024
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): 6/27/2024, 7/31/2024
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
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): 6/28/2024, 7/31/2024
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): 6/28/2024, 7/26/2024
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): 7/10/2024 6:30 PM ET - 7/10/2024, 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
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 10 - From Referral to Eligibility - 6:30pm 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...
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 6:30 PM ET - 7/22/2024 7:30 PM ET
Description: Register for Disability Benefits: Virginia’s Medicaid Waivers (for Military 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 services,...
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): 8/8/2024 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...