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Date(s): 4/8/2019 12:00 PM
Description: Registration If a child is receiving services in an early intervention program, the child may qualify to receive services in early childhood special education. This transition from early intervention to early childhood special education can be an exciting time as it marks growth and new opportunities. Parents may have questions about what will happen during the transition as well as questions about early childhood special education. In this webinar, a description of early childhood special...
Date(s): 4/8/2019 8:00 AM - 4/9/2019 4:30 PM
Description: Registration is Now Open! This 2-day conference will feature local and national presenters highlighting assistive technology (AT) solutions for young children through high school aged students. Learn ways to infuse new and familiar AT into daily instruction to increase student participation and strengthen learning opportunities. Explore the exhibits, share resources and network with others. This conference is designed for general and special educators, related services personnel, assistive...
Date(s): 4/2/2019 - 4/4/2019
Description: The Annual Training Conference is the VAHSA's signature event, held each spring. It draws 100s of Head Start staff, families and community supporters for 2 1/2 days of training and networking. Keynote Speaker: Walter S. Gilliam is the Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center. He is a member of the board of directors for ZERO TO THREE, Child Care Aware of America, and the...
Date(s): 3/14/2019 - 3/16/2019
Description: The conference will be held in Roanoke, VA.
Date(s): 3/5/2019 8:00 AM - 3/5/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The ADOS-2 has become the standard instrument for assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across age, developmental level, and language skills. Virginia Treatment Center for Children offers training on the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) to help assess and diagnose ASD. This workshop will provide advanced training for people who already use the ADOS-2 in clinical or school settings. This training is intended for anyone who has already received...
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): 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): 2/21/2019 8:00 AM - 2/22/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The ADOS-2 has become the standard instrument for assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across age, developmental level, and language skills. Virginia Treatment Center for Children offers training on the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) to help assess and diagnose ASD. This workshop will provide detailed, initial training for people who plan to use the ADOS-2 in clinical or school settings. These trainings are appropriate for psychologists,...
Date(s): 2/19/2019 3:00 PM - 2/19/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Presented by Paula Kluth, Ph.D., Author of “You’re Going to Love This Kid!” Sponsored by Brookes Publishing Are you a general educator new to teaching students on the spectrum? Or a special educator who is seeking ways to create better inclusive experiences for students? Or possibly a speech therapist or occupational therapist who is increasingly providing push-in services in K–12 classroom? If you replied “yes” to any of these questions, this...
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): 1/30/2019 - 2/1/2019
Description: The Ounce of Prevention Fund is pleased to host the Eighth National Home Visiting Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs. We invite researchers, advocates, policymakers, and practitioners in the joint pursuit of advancing the home visiting field. It will be an engaging three days where attendees have an opportunity to address key issues facing the field and share best practices and lessons learned.
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): 1/24/2019 3:00 PM - 1/24/2019 4:30 PM
Description: The presenter will share ideas for creating practical integration plans and strategies that you and your staff can use to promote literacy learning with your children and students who use augmentative and/or alternative communication systems. This webinar integrates the model of participation process with the practices of balanced literacy instruction. Examples will be given of students who use their AAC systems in the learning and demonstration of literacy skills. Through these illustrations...
Date(s): 1/17/2019 3:00 PM - 1/17/2019 4:30 PM
Description: As concern for literacy learning heightens in educators of all students, we look to practices that promote a variety of strategies to meet the curriculum requirements of students with special needs. Technology used for literacy support is growing in practice. Teachers need ways to make informed choices amid all of the products that are being promoted for literacy in education. This session will connect the technology tools with functional skills in supporting reading and writing development....
Date(s): 1/17/2019 - 2/17/2019
Description: Pediatric Audiology: The Basics Understanding the communication needs of a student with hearing loss starts with a basic knowledge of what he can and cannot hear. This 38 minute course is a stand-alone audiology primer, essential for early intervention providers, teachers, pediatric speech-language pathologists and others who work on the educational team of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. This short course covers how the ear works, how to read an audiogram, the kinds of testing used to...
Date(s): 12/17/2018 - 12/21/2018
Description: NHSA’s 35th annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference is the only national event that focuses on how Head Start parents, families, and staff can best partner to promote both family engagement and children’s development. This year’s Parent and Family Engagement conference will expose a wide range of new resources and thinking on the topic of young children’s challenging behaviors and how Head Start programs can address the wellness needs of children, families and...
Date(s): 12/12/2018 10:00 AM - 12/12/2018 11:00 AM, 1/8/2019 10:00 AM - 1/8/2019 11:00 AM
Description: Please join Virginia Department of Education for one of the webinars listed below.  VDOE will be providing an overview of the newly created Plan to Ensure High-Quality Instruction in All Virginia Preschool Initiative Classrooms (attached).  In response to the 2018 General Assembly, the VDOE created this plan to help ensure that the VPI, which serves nearly 18,000 at-risk children across 1,300 classrooms, provides a high-quality preschool experience that helps prepare each 4-year-old...
Date(s): 12/10/2018
Description: Early Impact Virginia is pleased to present Virginia’s Premier Conference on Home Visiting. Currently Early Impact Virginia partners are located in and serve 120 communities. Each year 450 providers, state leaders and industry members come together in Richmond to gain valuable skills and to hear from insightful and inspiring speakers. This year’s theme, Putting the Pieces Together, emphasizes the impact home visitors make when partnering with families across the Commonwealth. This...
Date(s): 12/5/2018 2:00 PM - 12/5/2018 3:00 PM
Description: The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM), in collaboration with the NCHAM Family Advisory Committee, would like to share a new tool to help inform families and providers. The purpose of the “Just in Time” tool is to provide a resource for those who come in contact with families of children who are DHH that are looking for resources to meet the child’s needs as well as to provide some important family-to-family support. This tool is useful for: *...
Date(s): 12/5/2018 - 12/7/2018
Description: Head Start adopts the “it takes a village approach” for offering comprehensive services to children and families. Much of our support covers a large scope of issues that can be quite wide-ranging. Head Start staff wear many hats, and often our roles overlap, to create a collaborative effort with the family’s goals in mind. Therefore our annual Health Institute also includes workshops designed for Family Services Staff to help foster this collaborative approach. The Health...
Date(s): 11/28/2018 - 11/30/2018
Description: Conference Schedule Wednesday November 28 8:00 Registration, Continental breakfast 9:00- 3:00 Preconference Session with AJ Juliani The Epic Guide to Student Engagement: Developing Student-Centered Activities with Choice and Inquiry (Book signing with AJ Juliani following the session) 8:00 pm Movie Night: Free Screening of Beyond Measure   Thursday November 29 7:00 am Registration open, Continental breakfast 8:15- 10:00 General Session 1 with Kim Bearden The Top Ten Things Every Teacher...
Date(s): 11/8/2018 - 12/12/2018
Description: Language is the foundation for developing literacy skills. Topics include: factors that predict reading success practical auditory training suggestions to improve phonological awareness and speech comprehension strategies for incorporating vocabulary, figurative language, words with multiple meanings to improve reading skills writing and comprehension as language-based skills recommended practices to successfully support a child’s development of literacy skills This course includes many...
Date(s): 10/19/2018, 2/25/2019
Description: This two-day workshop will equip teacher leaders and administrators with the tools to support quality implementation of performance assessment in their schools. It is designed especially for (1) central office instructional leaders and (2) school-based instructional leaders such as coaches, team leaders, and department chairs. Many districts are sold on the idea of performance assessments, but become “lost in the weeds” when it comes to evaluating the quality of locally-developed...
Date(s): 10/8/2018 - 10/11/2018
Description: In today’s evolving world, leveraging Head Start’s history of bipartisan support is of paramount importance. That’s why we’re calling on Head Start leaders from across the country to join us in Washington to work together in building on Head Start’s long history of success. This October, join hundreds of your colleagues for a week-long deep dive into the policy and advocacy issues that will impact Head Start over the next year—and beyond. Questions? Please...
Date(s): 10/4/2018 9:00 AM - 10/4/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Welcome to the gamified classroom- an immersive experience for ANY grade level or content area that transforms your classroom into a hive of student exploration, curiosity, and wonder, where meaningful discoveries are driven by learners who genuinely look forward to doing more work. Shift student motivation from grade chasing to genuine curiosity. You’ll learn to use “gamification” techniques to enrich student experience and create lasting memories that make learning engaging,...
Date(s): 9/26/2018 9:00 AM - 9/26/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Learn how to use project-based learning as a catalyst to create engagement and achievement in your classroom. Project-Based Learning is not “one more thing” to add to your already jam-packed instructional time. Rather, it is a catalyst to create more engagement and achievement in what we are already doing well in the classroom! We will navigate through ALL the elements of PBL during our time together giving you several protocols, ideas, and approaches to use in the...
Date(s): 8/14/2018 12:00 PM - 8/14/2018 1:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Division for Early Childhood and the Integrated Training Collaborative with the Partnership for People with Disabilities are hosting a live webinar discussion titled: "Implementing the DEC Recommended Practices: Let’s Think about Assessment!" This webinar discussion will focus on how Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education professionals are implementing the Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices (DEC-RPs) related to assessment. The presenters, Heather...
Date(s): 7/17/2018 9:00 AM - 7/18/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Students with visual and multiple impairments have very unique educational needs. When their present levels of performance are at the sensorimotor and early preoperational stages, regardless of chronological age, they learn about their worlds and develop basic skills by participating in experiences that allow them to use sensing and acting systems. Barriers to learning imposed by sensory, cognitive, and motor impairments must be overcome by teams of professionals who can use research-based...
Date(s): 6/28/2018 11:00 AM - 6/28/2018 12:30 PM
Description: Children's language use grows dramatically throughout the toddler and preschool years. Words and phrases expand daily and children begin to form sentences that go beyond sharing their preferences. Their speech sounds continue to develop and include both predictable, and sometimes adorable, error patterns.  Pre-literacy skills also emerge during this developmental window and lay the foundation for academic success as children approach elementary school. In this webinar, the presenters will...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 8:30 AM - 6/26/2018 4:30 PM, 6/27/2018 8:30 AM - 6/27/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) is sponsoring an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) Clinical Workshop on June 25-26, 2018, and the Toddler Module Workshop on June 27, 2018.  This is a wonderful professional development opportunity for early childhood intervention professionals, mental health providers, therapists, school psychologists and counselors.  Individuals can register for both or only one of the workshops.  ADOS-2 (Modules 1-4)...
Date(s): 6/25/2018 - 6/27/2018
Description: Save the Date - June 25-27, 2018 Join the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for the National Research Conference on Early Childhood 2018 (NRCEC2018). Learn the latest research and evaluation information on early childhood education, care, and interventions. Mark your calendar for this exciting event: June 25–27, 2018 at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA. This event was previously known as the Head Start National Research Conference. Target Audience Head Start...
Date(s): 6/19/2018 3:00 PM - 6/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Head Start and Early Head Start staff are in a position to have a huge impact on the lives of children with disabilities or suspected delays. Classroom and home-based supports are most effective when they are individualized to meet the needs of the children and families served. In this webinar, learn more about effective, research-based instructional practices using stories, video clip examples, and online resources. Topics for the webinar include: Evidence-based instructional practices that...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 2:00 PM - 6/18/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Each day, children with hearing loss attend early childhood programs. Learn how to identify who they are. Join us for a webinar on improving the quality of hearing screening practices for children ages birth to 5. Topics for the webinar include: How hearing screening relates to the overall goals of Head Start Current evidence-based practice recommendations for hearing screening with children birth to 5 An overview of Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) screening for all children and available resources...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 8:30 AM - 6/18/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Keynote Speakers Sara Miller,  Director of the Early Childhood Development Initiative and Associate Professor at Longwood University John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma andResilience Educator at ChildSavers Agenda 8:30-9:00 Introduction and Welcome 9:00-11:30 Understanding Childhood Trauma and Its Effects John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator ChildSavers 11:30-12:15 Lunch (Provided) 12:15-2:45...
Date(s): 5/23/2018 2:00 PM - 5/23/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Part one of this two-part Virtual Event series will begin the conversation by going beyond the headlines to explore what we really know about parents struggling with substance use disorder and its impacts on the health and mental health of their unborn and very young children. What do young children with prenatal exposure disorders need to support their recovery and healthy development? As professionals, how do we best observe, engage and support these fragile families? Presenters will explore...
Date(s): 5/10/2018 3:30 PM - 5/10/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Working to provide students with a way to communicate is often a difficult task wrought with barriers and challenges. Learning language is less like one person opening a locked door and more like a team of construction workers building a house. Rarely is it the case that a dynamic augmentative communication device is put in place and then suddenly scores of language come spilling out of a student without persistent, focused support. It takes a consistent, collaborative effort to implement a...
Date(s): 5/9/2018 3:30 PM - 5/9/2018 4:30 PM
Description: If a student is not successfully using verbal speech as her or his primary form of expression by the age of 3, the educators working with that student should be considering augmentative/ alternative communication. All too often, the belief that a child is too young, too disabled, or simply not ready, prevents or delays the implementation of a robust AAC system to help learn language. In the first of a two-part session, we will examine practices for coaching educational professionals and families...
Date(s): 5/7/2018 1:00 PM - 5/7/2018 1:30 PM
Description: This workshop features the Cross-Cutting Approaches: School Readiness topic on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC). Content specialists from the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) and the Head Start Information and Communications Center (HSICC) will highlight resources, guide the discussion, and answer questions. The ECLKC is the official website of the Office of Head Start. It provides the latest policy and practice...
Date(s): 5/7/2018 8:00 AM - 5/8/2018 4:00 PM
Description: PECS is an evidence-based practice, with over 150 supportive research articles from countries around the world. The PECS Level 2 Training is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Level 1 Training (PECS Basic Training) and is currently implementing PECS. The training begins with a quick overview of the PECS Protocol, as well as a brief review of the Pyramid Approach to Education. Next, the concept of communication across the day is explored. Oftentimes, your presenter...
Date(s): 4/26/2018 12:00 PM - 4/26/2018 1:00 PM, 4/26/2018 3:00 PM - 4/26/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Come along and experience how technology and gaming can support cross-curricular activities. Are you ready to explore the various games, apps and devices that can support your students on this journey? Presenter: James Gunther, M.Ed., Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Norfolk Public Schools James Gunther has been an Adapted Physical Education Teacher with Norfolk Public Schools since 2001. He received his Master’s degree from Walden University and his Bachelor’s degree from the...
Description: In celebration, OSEP's Early Childhood Assistive Technology Model Demonstration grantees and Center on Technology and Disability is partnering with the Office of Head Start's Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative to join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in celebrating this year's theme "Communication: The Key to Connection." Throughout the month of May, ASHA partners with national and local stakeholders to engage in a multifaceted public education campaign to...
Description: The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), authored by Dr. Elena Soukakou, is a structured observation rating scale designed to assess the quality of classroom practices that support the developmental needs of children 2½ - 5 years of age with disabilities in early childhood settings. Ratings on the ICP items indicate the extent to which program staff intentionally adapt the classroom’s environment, activities, and instructional support in ways that encourage children’s active...