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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: 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,...
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. Identify how to use these resources for professional development and training with Head Start education, disability services, and mental health staff as some programs continue to face social distancing and others prepare to return to in-person programming. The session will include...
Date(s): 10/7/2020 3:30 PM, 11/4/2020 3:30 PM, 12/2/2020 3:30 PM, 1/6/2021 3:30 PM, 2/3/2021 3:30 PM, 3/3/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Registration is required to participate. Cups and Conversations has served as a time for colleagues from across the Commonwealth to informally talk about how they are supporting families and young children through the COVID-19 crisis. Now that most or all schools have reopened for the 2020-2021 school year, VDOE will be shifting to a monthly/afternoon format. The new series will begin on October 7 and continue on the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.   
Date(s): 10/20/2020 - 12/15/2020
Description: This is a series of weekly presentations featuring topics for self-advocates, caregivers, and professionals, providing valuable information and resources. The Registration Fee covers all presentations, plus bonus on-demand sessions. All registrations from this spring will be transferred at no additional cost. ACSV Member: $50 Non-ASCV Member: $75 Self-Advocate: $25  Registration + ASCV Membership: $90 October 20 through December 15, Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
Date(s): 11/2/2020 1:30 PM - 11/2/2020 3:30 PM, 12/1/2020 1:30 PM - 12/1/2020 3:30 PM
Description: December 1, 2020 (1:30-3:30 PM): Culturally Relevant Pedagogy featuring a Keynote Address by Dr. Gloria Ladson Billings, pioneer of the term culturally relevant pedagogy, esteemed pedagogical scholar, and author of Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children. December 2, 2020 (1:30-3:30 PM): Closing Opportunity Gaps featuring a Keynote Address by Dr. John King, 10th U.S. Secretary Education under President Obama and current President and CEO of the Education...
Date(s): 11/9/2020 8:00 PM - 12/18/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Being informed about the parts of literacy, how children learn to read, and why they might struggle can help you make better decisions about your child’s education. Research shows that when schools, teachers, and families are well-informed, children make greater gains in reading and writing. This free self-paced online workshop provides parents with the foundations, tips, and tools on helping their child learn to read. This series is divided into four sessions and will take approximately 4...
Date(s): 12/2/2020 7:00 PM - 12/2/2020 8:30 PM
Description: FFF presents this session for The Arc of Greater Prince William and PWCS. Join us for an overview of childhood trauma and traumatic stress with experts from Formed Families Forward. Now more than ever, children, youth, and their families are coping with chronic stressors that often impact daily social emotional, academic, and behavioral functioning. Children and youth with developmental disabilities are at even higher risk of traumatic events and circumstances. In this session, participants will...
Date(s): 12/8/2020 4:00 PM - 12/8/2020 5:00 PM, 12/9/2020 4:00 PM - 12/9/2020 5:00 PM, 12/14/2020 4:00 PM - 12/14/2020 5:00 PM, 12/15/2020 4:00 PM - 12/15/2020 5:00 PM
Description: Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is hosting regional 45-minute webinars to collect stakeholder feedback specifically from Kindergarten (K)-12 mathematics teachers and to provide an overview of the VMPI recommendations as they specifically relate to the classroom teacher. Any interested K-12 teacher, including special education teachers, is encouraged to register.
Date(s): 12/8/2020 4:30 PM - 12/8/2020 5:30 PM, 12/8/2020 6:30 PM - 12/8/2020 7:30 PM
Description: The VDOE will be offering two professional learning webinars on December 8, 2020, to assist teachers in using the newly developed Geometry and Algebra II Just in Time Mathematics Quick Check resources to support 2020-2021 lesson planning and instruction.
Date(s): 12/9/2020 12:00 PM - 11/9/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Whether you are serving students virtually or through a hybrid model for learning, the suggestions for sensory strategies shared in this presentation can promote a readiness to learn. Join us during your lunch hour as we share practical ideas, fun activities, and DIY projects related to meeting your students’ sensory needs. 
Date(s): 12/15/2020 12:00 PM - 12/15/2020 1:00 PM, 12/15/2020 3:00 PM - 12/15/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Does your school division use Chromebooks with their students? Come join us for this fast-paced webinar where we will share many of the built-in accessibility settings and a few free extensions that can be used to support students in the areas of reading, writing, vision, organization, and physical access to the Chromebook.
Date(s): 1/13/2021 2:00 PM - 1/13/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Join early educator Nick Terrones and author Ann Pelo for an interview-style session about Nick’s new book, A Can of Worms. Moderated by Mike Browne, this deep discussion will explore the core of the book. In it, Nick shares stories about toddler-initiated conversations about race and identity. While the stories are sometimes amusing and often jarring, at their core, they are probing and important which opens a can of worms that make most adults uncomfortable. Ann, as the Co-Originator of...
Date(s): 1/16/2021 - 2/20/2021, 5/15/2021 - 6/19/2021
Description: 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 in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is for you! This FREE self-paced online course is an innovative...
Date(s): 2/24/2021 4:30 PM - 2/24/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Harness the power of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) to boost your inclusive practices! The Ready, Set, Go Team in coordination with TTAC @ GMU is pleased to offer four, 1-hour virtual community of practices for general education teachers and special education teachers who serve students pre-K-12 with disabilities. The community of practices will be aligned with TTAC’s Ready, Set, Go newsletter articles published at the beginning of thesame month. Read the Ready, Set, Go and then join...
Date(s): 3/8/2021 - 3/13/2021
Description: The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)'s Learning Interactive Virtual Event (L.I.V.E.) will transform this year's Convention & Expo from an in-person gathering to an online experience while keeping what you love about this great event. From the comfort and convenience of your home with reduced registration rates and flexible scheduling, CEC L.I.V.E. will bring you: Opening Keynote Presentation with Dr. Tyrone Howard, one of the country's premier experts on educational equity and access...
Date(s): 3/17/2021 4:30 PM - 3/17/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Harness the power of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) to boost your inclusive practices! The Ready, Set, Go Team in coordination with TTAC @ GMU is pleased to offer four, 1-hour virtual community of practices for general education teachers and special education teachers who serve students pre-K-12 with disabilities. The community of practices will be aligned with TTAC’s Ready, Set, Go newsletter articles published at the beginning of thesame month. Read the Ready, Set, Go and then join...