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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): 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...
Date(s): 4/10/2018 - 4/12/2018
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. All registrations must be made online from this registration site.  There will be no on-site registrations. Member Registration fee schedule for conference: Full Conference       $335, $360 after March 1 Single Day              $190, $215 after March 1 Non-Member...
Date(s): 4/3/2018 2:00 PM - 4/3/2018 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar will focus on how to select early literacy interventions for students with language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia. The presenter will describe approaches to individualizing interventions based on student assessment data and discuss the implications for and roles of the SLP. Learning Objectives: You will be able to:  identify intensive interventions identify curriculum-based assessments to guide intervention modify and individualize interventions and monitor...
Date(s): 1/20/2018 9:00 AM - 1/20/2018 12:00 PM
Description: Play is the heart of early childhood years. Through research, educators know more about Play now than ever before, including how play supports children’s self-regulation skills. This series will explore ways to support evidence-based teacher practices for providing an environment and materials which encourage play. Find your joy and join in the discovery of play. Workshop #1 is completed. Workshop # 2 Teacher Language- Play Based Learning- January 20, 2018,...
Date(s): 1/8/2018 - 2/8/2018
Description: VCU Autism Center for Excellence offers this course to provide participants with an understanding of the primary characteristics of ASD, which include impairments in communication and social development and the presence of repetitive patterns of behavior as well as sensory processing issues. Secondary characteristics, including executive dysfunction, imitation, sequencing, and motor deficits as well as common co-morbid conditions will also be explored. The course will discuss the myths and facts...
Date(s): 1/3/2018 2:00 PM - 1/3/2018 3:30 PM
Description: All children make music and music therapy practices can make early childhood classrooms inclusive. By using therapeutic techniques, educators can support children of all abilities and their families to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts. Focusing on developmental goals, intentional music interventions help children with disabilities become successful in inclusive early childhood programs. Concepts presented in this invigorating webinar will be based on the DEC//NAEYC’s...
Date(s): 12/13/2017 2:00 PM - 12/13/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Join us for an engaging session on some “big ideas” about early brain development that every parent and early childhood provider should know and use every day! For example, 700-1000 new neural connections form in a baby’s brain every second! What does that mean for the baby, and for your program? This session will combine a structured talk interspersed with short, interactive activities among audience members. Participants will: 1. Know and apply key brain facts pertaining to...
Date(s): 12/12/2017 1:00 PM - 12/12/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework provides a means of examining a child’s ability to participate in daily routines and activities. A primary focus of the ICF is the environmental factor, which includes physical, social, and attitudinal environmental components. Specifically considering the environmental factors of the ICF affords practitioners with a framework for considering all possible facets of a child and his/her life that may be...
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...