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Date(s): 1/25/2023 6:30 PM - 1/25/2023 7:30 PM
Description: Register for The Big Step: Early Intervention to Preschool -  If your little one is currently receiving Early Intervention (EI) services, now is the time to start preparing for the transition to preschool and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services. Changing from a “family focus” to a “student focus” requires planning. This webinar discusses the importance of transition planning, what to expect, tips for success, and the roles of parents, service...
Date(s): 1/24/2023 2:00 PM - 1/24/2023 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Scheduling Services for Students with Disabilities - The foundation of strong inclusive practices is having a system for scheduling services for students with disabilities. Such a system must be student-centered and result in appropriate and effective as well as efficient use of special education staffing resources. Finally, the scheduling process must inform the overall campus master schedule. Check out this webinar for tips and tools which will support such a scheduling...
Date(s): 1/18/2023 5:30 PM - 1/18/2023 6:30 PM
Description: Register for The Power of Engaging Families Creating relationships between parents and schools, which focus on engaging the families of students with disabilities, positively impacts students. During this interactive workshop, participants will explore their personal definition of “family engagement” and how both parents and professionals share in the responsibility for the success of their students.
Date(s): 1/11/2023 3:00 PM - 1/11/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Register for Emotional Literacy in Preschool: Preventing Challenging Behaviors When children have the skills to identify, understand, and respond to their own emotions they are better able to engage with others and learn. For this reason, emotional literacy, also known as emotional intelligence, is key to school readiness. Join us as we explore how teachers and family child care providers can support children’s development of emotional literacy, communication, and self-regulation skills to...
Date(s): 1/10/2023 2:00 PM - 1/10/2023 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Behavior: Matching Strategies to Functions and Providing Feedback - In BEHAVIOR WEBINAR 2, participants learned how to identify the functions of behavior through the ABC process. Now it’s time to learn how to match specific strategies to functions while progress monitoring through a feedback cycle of engagement directly with students. This session will engage participants in an interactive manner as they learn how to match and implement strategies and utilize tools to target...
Date(s): 12/13/2022 2:00 PM - 12/13/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Webinar Registration: Specially Designed Instruction - Everyone has heard the statement “it’s not rocket science”, relative to making something happen. When we talk about specially designed instruction (SDI), the statement does not apply. Specially designed instruction that results in improved student performance requires the analytical skills of a detective, the research skills of a scientist, , and the planning and monitoring skills of a project manager. So, how do we...
Date(s): 12/6/2022 7:00 PM - 12/6/2022 8:00 PM
Description: Meg with VDOE’s I’m Determined Project and Kathleen with PEATC are CONNECTING THE DOTS on self-determination in the early years! We’re connecting the dots on what self-determination skills are and how you can encourage building your child’s skills. We’ll share tools to help you plan with the future in mind and ways you can support your child at home and in the classroom. This is a virtual workshop presented via Zoom and will not be recorded.
Date(s): 12/6/2022 2:00 PM - 12/6/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Looking at the Basics of Behavior - This presentation will be an interactive session where participants learn to identify the functions of persistent challenging behaviors through the A-B-C process as an individualized, data driven approach. Participants will be provided a way to analyze problem behavior--defined here as behavior that interferes with learning. When we stand back and examine problems objectively we can then find durable solutions. Why This Topic? As hard as teachers...
Date(s): 11/29/2022 3:30 PM - 11/29/2022 4:15 PM
Description: Registration Play is important in the development of all children, including young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Yet play can be challenging for young children with ASD. Teaching play skills in young children with ASD supports engagement with peers and the development of friendships. Further, play can be the context for teaching many skills including communication, language, and problem-solving skills. This webcast will discuss the development of play, specific challenges that...
Date(s): 11/29/2022 2:00 PM - 11/29/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Register for A Toolkit for Meeting IDEA Requirements - There are four core components of the special education process that must be articulated for each individual child including the following elements: Child Find Process; Student Evaluation; IEP Process; and, IEP Monitoring and Implementation Process This presentation will provide special education central office staff with user-friendly Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents, a District/Campus Checklist and a district internal audit...
Date(s): 11/15/2022 2:00 PM - 11/15/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Behavior: Positive, Proactive Strategies - In this Part 1 of their behavior series, they will explore the increasing impact of mental health and trauma on student behavior, and offer research-based proactive strategies and tools that will provide a foundation for participants to offer positive, equitable, and culturally responsive classroom systems that empower students to experience behavioral success in their learning environment. Don’t stop at planning high quality...
Date(s): 11/14/2022 - 12/19/2022
Description: Registration A FREE self-paced online course for families of young children (birth through age six) with disabilities or developmental delays You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Your involvement in the early years is essential to setting a strong foundation for their lifelong learning and success. In this FREE 5-week online program, families of children with disabilities learn about supporting their child’s early learning and development - from developmental...
Date(s): 11/8/2022 3:30 PM - 11/8/2022 4:30 PM
Description: Registration Assessment of autism is challenging and fascinating. There is no such thing as an “easy” autism evaluation. The question to ask during the evaluation is “Who is this student and what do they need?” In answering this question, we see how very complex each person is and we look for the patterns that may indicate the presence of autism. Dr. Aspy will compare the DSM definition of autism used in private settings to the definition of autism in state and federal...
Date(s): 11/8/2022 9:00 AM - 11/8/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Registration Link (Deadline October 25) Fee: $35.00 (includes drinks, snacks, and boxed lunch from Panera) This in-person professional development event is for educators who work with students with sensory impairments and is a collaborative effort hosted by The Virginia Deafblind Project, The Technical Assistance Center for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. This event will focus on Sensory AccessABILITY and the Piece of...
Date(s): 11/2/2022 6:30 PM - 11/2/2022 8:00 PM, 11/16/2022 6:30 PM - 11/16/2022 8:00 PM
Description: Registration for Special Education Workshop Series 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! Workshops start at 6:30 and will be approx. 1 to 1.5 hours long. November 2nd: Ins and Outs of IEP Meetings November 16th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia
Date(s): 11/1/2022 3:30 PM - 11/1/2022 4:30 PM
Description: Registration Social communication is a core area of difficulty for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children with ASD express fewer gestures to communicate and may be less engaged with others. This webcast will review early core challenges in social communication, including joint attention, among young children with ASD and describe different types of engagement states. As educators play a role in teaching gestures and joint attention, this webcast will also review how to support the...
Date(s): 10/25/2022 3:00 PM - 10/25/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Register Strong partnerships are the foundation of successful collaboration between Head Start programs and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) agencies and service providers. A foundational partnership activity is developing and maintaining partnership agreements that lead to productive collaborative relationships. In Part 1 of this Inclusion Series partnership series, we’ll discuss what effective partnership agreements look like and how to create one. Part 2...
Date(s): 10/24/2022 11:00 AM - 10/24/2022 12:00 PM
Description: The Office of Early Childhood Quality and Workforce Development at the VDOE will offer a webinar focused on building, sustaining and improving early childhood inclusion of children with IEPs on October 24th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm The. The webinar will address system and program related factors that impact the Least Restrictive Environment and appropriate service provision for preschool aged children with IEPs. The webinar will advance participants’ knowledge of the benefits and legal...
Date(s): 10/17/2022 11:00 AM - 10/17/2022 12:00 PM
Description: The VDOE will offer a webinar focused on Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) data and making quality program improvements on October 17th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm. The webinar will provide information related to the most recent Child Count data and implications for Child Find; Indicator 6 (Early Childhood Placement) data and implications for improving inclusive practices; relevant changes to the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Guidelines that impact young children with disabilities; and Head...
Date(s): 10/13/2022 4:30 PM - 10/13/2022 6:00 PM, 11/2/2022 4:30 PM - 11/2/2022 6:00 PM, 11/16/2022 4:30 PM - 11/16/2022 6:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education Office of Humanities and Office of Special Education Instructional Services have partnered together to offer a three-part interactive webinar series—presented by Jo-el Cox, Coordinator of English Learner Instruction, Virginia Department of Education and Dwana Cooper, Special Education Supervisor, Newport News Public Schools. These webinars are designed to engage participants in best practices surrounding the identification and instruction of English...
Date(s): 10/5/2022 12:00 PM - 10/5/2022 1:00 PM
Description: A webinar focused on making quality program improvements in ECSE will be provided on October 5, 12:00-1:00 pm. The webinar will provide information related to state-level early childhood updates, state-level data, measures to improve program quality, and professional development and technical assistance opportunities. The individual(s) who has primary responsibility for ECSE programs from each division is encouraged to attend this webinar.
Date(s): 9/28/2022 12:00 PM - 9/28/2022 1:00 PM
Description: Birth to five educators and program leaders: learn how you can be supported to promote young children’s healthy social-emotional development! On September 28, 12-1 p.m., VDOE will host an overview webinar of three initiatives that promote the social and emotional well-being of children birth-to-5: the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) pilot, Infant and Toddler Behavior Consultation (ITBC) services, and Advancing Effective Interactions and Instruction (AEII) coaching.
Date(s): 9/27/2022 3:00 PM - 9/27/2022, 9/28/2022 3:00 PM - 9/28/2022, 9/29/2022 3:00 PM - 9/29/2022
Description: This series includes: Mathematical Ideas and Languages, Social-Emotional Learnig and Executive Function and Vocabulary, Letters and Shared Book Reading.
Date(s): 9/21/2022 4:00 PM - 9/21/2022 5:30 PM, 10/25/2022 4:00 PM - 10/25/2022 5:30 PM
Description: In collaboration with VDOE's only Pre-K Co-Teaching in Excellence team, the Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at Old Dominion University will host a statewide book study for up to 25 preschool co-teaching teams. The study will utilize the book, 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom: How to Create an AMAZING, Nearly MIRACULOUS & Frankly EARTH-SHATTERING Partnership in One Month or Less by Paula Kluth and Julie Causton. There will be meetings on September 21 and October 25...
Date(s): 9/14/2022 6:30 PM - 9/14/2022
Description: Register for The Big Step: Early Intervention to Preschool If your little one is currently receiving Early Intervention (EI) services, now is the time to start preparing for the transition to preschool and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services. Changing from a “family focus” to a “student focus” requires planning. This webinar discusses the importance of transition planning, what to expect, tips for success, and the roles of parents, service coordinators, and...
Date(s): 8/17/2022 12:00 PM
Description: The purpose of Unified Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5) is to strengthen the quality of teaching and learning experiences in early childhood programs, through the requirements of Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) observations, use of a vetted curriculum, and participation in Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP). All publicly funded programs will be required to participate in VQB5 by school year 2023-2024, making the 2022-2023 school year the last opportunity to...
Date(s): 8/16/2022 2:00 PM - 8/16/2022 3:00 PM
Description: On August 16, VDOE will host a webinar for early childhood program leaders.  Any individuals who act as administrators or coordinators for Head Start, VPI, ECSE, and Mixed Delivery programs are invited to attend.  The purpose is to share local options and strategies for coordinated preschool enrollment across all early childhood education programs to expand access and enrollment.
Date(s): 8/12/2022 8:30 AM - 8/12/2022 2:30 PM
Description: This training event is for families of students with disabilities and the training will be provided by Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) staff members. Registration will be limited to 100 participants. A limited number of hotel rooms will be available at no charge to participants who live more than fifty miles from the training location. If your circumstances change and you are unable to attend this event, please notify Chiquita Seaborne at or...
Date(s): 8/9/2022 11:00 AM - 8/9/2022 1:00 PM, 8/11/2022 11:00 AM - 8/11/2022 1:00 PM
Description: This two-part webinar series intended for new ECSE administrators or those who would like a refresh on topics related to ECSE administration. The series will cover important topics, including an overview of Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education programs, VDOE guidance regarding inclusive practices, an overview of ECSE indicator data (indicators 6, 7, and 12), and VQB5. Participants are to attend both sessions. 
Date(s): 8/6/2022 - 9/10/2022
Description: You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Your involvement in the early years is essential to setting a strong foundation for their lifelong learning and success. In this FREE 5-week online program, families of children with disabilities learn about supporting their child’s early learning and development – from developmental milestones to tips on our most frequently asked questions including information on making the transition from early intervention to school...
Date(s): 7/19/2022 - 7/21/2022
Description: Registration Creating Connections to Shining Stars (CCSS) is a collaborative effort between Virginia's Part C, Early Intervention and Part B, Preschool Special Education programs. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for infants, toddlers, and young children, both with and without disabilities. Conference Dates: July 19-21, 2022 Keynote: 5 Things You Need to Know About Kids by Jim Harris, MSW, Ed.D Get...
Date(s): 7/14/2022 11:00 AM - 7/14/2022 12:00 PM
Description: Join Jenna Conway, Deputy Superintendent of Early Childhood Care and Education, for a webinar presentation on key updates for early childhood in Virginia. This presentation will review the key accomplishments and successes of the past year, as well as preview the exciting work that is on the horizon. The webinar will be recorded and will be shared in future Readiness Connection Updates.
Date(s): 7/6/2022 6:30 PM - 7/6/2022
Description: Registration for Special Education Workshop Series PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia. You can attend one, some, or all of these informative workshops! July 6th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia   All of these workshops will be held at 6:30 pm via zoom.
Date(s): 6/22/2022 9:00 AM - 6/24/2022 1:00 PM
Description: More Information and Registration - Opening Doors Unlocking Potential, ODUP 2022, Practices in Perseverence to Inspire Possibilities, is Virginia's Go-To event in public school deaf and hard of hearing education. It is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals and parents working directly with students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. ODUP 2022 will focus on effective strategies to positively impact academic outcomes for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This...
Date(s): 5/25/2022 12:00 PM
Description: Join us for a panel discussion to hear how early childhood program leaders in Virginia are using CLASS to support their teachers and improve children’s early learning experiences.  Leaders from public and private settings, including child care, family day homes, Head Start and VPI will be represented on the panel. 
Date(s): 5/14/2022 - 6/18/2022
Description: You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Your involvement in the early years is essential to setting a strong foundation for their lifelong learning and success. In this FREE 5-week online program, families of children with disabilities learn about supporting their child’s early learning and development – from developmental milestones to tips on our most frequently asked questions including information on making the transition from early intervention to school...
Date(s): 5/10/2022 6:30 PM - 5/10/2022 7:45 PM
Description: Want to learn more about how a student in Virginia becomes eligible for special education and related services? Join us as we talk about what state regulations require, share the differences between educational and medical evaluations and discuss how schools must document the steps they take for determining eligibility for special education. You will also hear about VDOE’s most recent guidance on eligibility including local data requirements. After the presentation there will time for Q...
Date(s): 5/4/2022 3:00 PM - 5/4/2022 4:00 PM
Description: While many students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn effective verbal communication skills, there are still those learners who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) techniques and devices to communicate. In this session, the presenters will discuss and model evidence-based practices to embed AAC device use across the school day to increase communication. In addition, they will also review ways to ensure families participate in the implementation of AAC. Finally, the...
Date(s): 4/19/2022 3:00 PM - 4/19/2022
Description: Join Virginia Secretary of Education, Aimee Guidera and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jillian Balow for a Town Hall style virtual meeting to discuss topics related to birth-to-five early childhood care and education in Virginia. Jenna Conway, Deputy Superintendent of Early Childhood Care and Education, will be facilitating the conversation. Registration is required, and the event will be recorded for future viewing. You are invited to submit questions on your registration for...
Date(s): 4/7/2022 1:00 PM - 4/7/2022 4:00 PM, 4/8/2022 9:00 AM - 4/8/2022 1:00 PM
Description: Come together with other Professionals for a unique experience filled with learning and sharing! Day 1: April 7 1:00pm-4:00pm, Empathy: The Emotional Journey of Families, Dr. Johnnie Sexton, Au.D. Day 2: April 8 9:00am-11:00am, Children who are Deaf and Autistic: Strategies for ProfessionalsKristen Porcelli, MS CCC/SLP, Director of Service for Find the Piece11:00am-12:00pm, Audiology: Strategies for Professionals, Dr. Jack Roush & Dr. Jean Mankowski12:00pm-1:00pm, A Parent's Personal...
Date(s): 4/5/2022 12:00 PM - 4/5/2022 1:00 PM
Description: Join this webinar to learn about the importance of access to durable medical equipment for families in early intervention. We will highlight the Children's Assistive Technology Service (C.A.T.S.), which is a free service that makes recycled equipment available to support movement, adaptive play, and communication. We will also discuss types of equipment and their uses, then host a Q&A session to invite questions from participants. PLEASE NOTE: Registration slots for our ToTs frequently...
Date(s): 3/17/2022 - 3/19/2022, 3/20/2022 - 3/31/2022
Description: Information & Registration, including the COVID-19 policy for 2022 Registration is now open for the 66th VAAEYC Annual Conference,  March 17-19 in Hampton, VA.  The conference will offer both in-person and  virtual events, providing countless ways to learn, connect, share, and explore new horizons. This conference will provide training & resources for all preschool, child care and family child care providers.  March 17-19, 2022 - Hampton, VA March 20-31, 2022 - Online...
Date(s): 3/9/2022 6:00 PM - 3/9/2022 7:30 PM
Description: In the ever changing landscape of Deaf education, the newest statistics tell us that approximately 40% of children identified with hearing loss also have other disabilities. In this free training, you will receive practical, hands on instructional strategies to use with students who have a hearing loss as well as additional disabilities. The focus will be on early language and literacy skills. This training is intended for teachers and professionals working with students in Virginia ages 2-21....
Date(s): 2/22/2022 3:00 PM - 2/22/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Register for Individualizing Instruction for Children with Disabilities Who Are Also Dual Language Learners,  High-quality language and literacy practices are vital to support the development of children who are dual language learners (DLL) with disabilities or suspected delays. The Inclusion Webinar Series uncovers ways to create culturally and linguistically responsive environments to support language and literacy development. Explore what current research says about strategies staff can...
Date(s): 2/16/2022 11:30 AM - 2/16/2022 1:00 PM
Description: Outreach Services at VSDB is excited to bring you Amy Campbell, Learning Management System Administrator at American Printing House for the Blind (APH), who will join us to explain "The Hive" and how you can use it to benefit your practice! In the past twenty years, e-learning increased globally by 900%. Its self-paced, student-centered, and quick delivery of instruction makes it appealing for many who want to learn more. Now professionals in the field of Visual Impairment have access to a new...
Date(s): 2/4/2022 8:00 PM - 3/12/2022 5:00 PM
Description: This FREE self-paced online course is an innovative parent-friendly resource focused on providing information parents with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers need to know -- the importance of parents as 1st teachers, early childhood services, special education, resources available to parents of young children with disabilities, and more! Learn practical information to help set the foundation for your child’s lifelong learning and to make the transition to preschool and kindergarten less...
Date(s): 2/4/2022 11:00 AM - 2/4/2022 12:30 PM, 2/18/2022 11:00 AM - 2/18/2022 12:30 PM, 3/4/2022 11:00 AM - 3/4/2022 12:30 PM
Description: The next sessions in the Act Early ECHO series are: Friday 2/4/22 (11:00-12:30 ET). The topic is "Culturally Responsive Self-Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators" and will be presented by Dr. Julie Nicholson, Mary Anne Doan, and Valentina Torres.  Friday 2/18/22 (11:00-12:30 ET) Dr. Bettina Stevens will be presenting on "Racial Advocacy and Mentorship Program (RAMP) - Cultural Considerations for Transracial Foster/Adoptive Families." Friday 3/4/22 (11:00-12:30 ET)...
Date(s): 1/31/2022 - 6/15/2022
Description: Registration for Virtual CLASS Observation Trainings To help build local CLASS® Observer capacity in support of the new Unified Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5), the Virginia Department of Education is offering FREE training opportunities during Practice Year 1 (2021-2022).    During this 3-day virtual training led by experienced Teachstone facilitators, participants will build an in-depth understanding of the CLASS® methodology and prepare to reliably assess...
Description: The overview will include a summary of the supplemental guidance and information on regulations, policy, procedures and guidance.  VDOE staff will review specific sections of the guidance and discuss opportunities for local decision making. Visit the online event page after registration for materials, handouts, and zoom connection information. Qualified professionals who can assist the LEA in developing local guidance about data quality and quantity, identifying theory and methods, and...
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...