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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: 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: 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: 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): 1/26/2019 - 4/10/2019
Description: This training module demonstrates a wide range of teaching strategies used to provide effective instruction to students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. Participants will earn 10.0 ACVREP, CTLE credits, or Continuing Education credits by viewing eight designated videos, reading corresponding material, and taking online quizzes. This bundle has no hand-in assignments. Target Audience: This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for TVIs, O&Ms,...
Date(s): 2/1/2019 - 3/29/2019
Description: Where: (Google Classroom) Using the Literacy Instruction for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing webinar series produced in 2016 by the Center on Literacy and Deafness (CLAD) through a Google Classroom, you may access 8 webinars and complete short answer assignments for each, posting some of your work as directed for online discussion with fellow Virginia TODHH. There are also supplemental handouts and/or articles for each presentation to download for your professional use. (CLAD webinars...
Date(s): 2/22/2019 - 3/20/2019
Description: This course was developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID); Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased online access to it for educators in Virginia for a limited time (Feb. 22 - Mar. 20, 2019). Registrants may complete this course at their convenience within the given time frame. Individuals who complete this course, along with an assessment, a course evaluation, and a questionnaire, will receive ASHA or LSLS CEUs and a certificate of completion from CID. This course is being offered in...
Date(s): 2/27/2019 2:00 PM - 2/27/2019 3:30 PM
Description: The early childhood education industry is ripe with investor interest. A highly diverse group of investors and owners are radically changing the landscape of program. Operational trends are changing quickly with new competition and demands from today’s parents. In addition, the market is gaining investment from private equity and real estate investment communities, along with national groups with aggressive objectives. Join early education business expert Kathy Ligon for an eye-opening...
Date(s): 3/4/2019 9:00 AM - 4/8/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Transition University will offer a 4-session online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. Prior to each session, registrants will receive background information and educational materials relevant to that session’s information. Then the session will be offered live online and be made be available online for those who cannot attend the live offering. 24 to 48 hours after each session, registrants will...
Date(s): 3/5/2019 - 4/10/2019
Description: Appsolutely Engaging and Educational: Part 1 – Using iPad Apps with Children with VI and Additional Disabilities, presented by Eric Jerman. This tutorial offers strategies, tips and techniques for using an iPad for educational purposes with students who are visually impaired and may have additional disabilities. Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP, CTLE credits, or Continuing Education credits by completing an online quiz. Target Audience: This is a web-based, self-guided professional...
Date(s): 4/3/2019 4:00 PM - 4/3/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Have you ever been a bit confused about which agency does what to help you prepare your students for life after high school? Join us as representatives of each of the agencies that serve our students with blindness, visual impairment, and/or deaf-blindness gather to give you a summary of services available and who to contact! Put faces together with names, and agencies with roles! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar containing information about joining the...
Date(s): 4/17/2019 2:00 PM - 4/17/2019 2:45 PM
Description: Employment specialists should understand and be proficient at developing specific workplace supports to ensure a customized employee completes negotiated job tasks. This webcast will provide a review of validated instructional strategies that can be used to develop the workplace supports necessary for job task completion.  Specifically, the webcast will review how to develop a task analysis and use validated instructional strategies that promote the acquisition and maintenance of negotiated...
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): 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...