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Date(s): 7/8/2020 12:00 PM - 7/8/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Holly Nester and Shelley Jewell In this lunch hour discussion, we are going to explore a few of the most widely used platforms that meet Virginia's recommended guidelines for providing virtual therapies. We will share interactive features of each platform and tips and tricks for maximizing your sessions.
Date(s): 7/7/2020 2:00 PM
Description: This webinar will explore strategies for supporting young children with identified disabilities or suspected delays and their families during these challenging times. Consider how to develop a plan that will ensure a review of each child’s Individual Educational Program (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) in partnership with special education and early intervention partners in order to maintain high quality service delivery from a distance or through summer programming....
Date(s): 6/5/2020 2:00 PM - 6/5/2020 3:00 PM
Description: OSEP is hosting the first in a series of webinars focused on ready-to-use resources, tools, and practices from OSEP-funded grantees to support the educational, developmental, behavioral, and social/emotional needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities through remote and distance learning. With the extended school closures occurring across the country, many states, districts, and schools are now delivering instruction remotely while parents, families, and students are having...
Date(s): 5/27/2020 12:00 PM - 5/27/2020 1:00 PM
Description: The VDOE will host an updates webinar on May 27 at 12:00. This webinar will provide updates from the 2020 Legislative Session, and discuss plans and key initiatives for the 2020-2021 year. Jenna Conway will walk stakeholders through important next steps and timelines. Time for question and answer will be provided.  Who: All interested parties including program leaders, teachers, and other key stakeholders. 
Date(s): 5/14/2020 12:45 PM - 5/14/2020 4:45 PM
Description: Attachment & Disorders of Attachment in Young Children (Registration) Thursday, May 14, 2020, 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. For Professionals Working With Or Supporting Children Ages Birth To Five And Their Families Sponsored by Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Presenter: Charles Zeanah, MD (https://www.zerotothree.org/our-team/charles-h-zeanah-jr) Chair of Psychiatry, Tulane University Director, Institute of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Dr. Zeanah...
Date(s): 5/13/2020 3:00 PM - 5/13/2020 4:00 PM, 6/2/2020 3:00 PM - 6/2/2020 4:00 PM
Description: The VDOE is pleased to offer a three-part webinar series titled Best Practices for Assessment of Young Children. This series will deliver targeted technical assistance in determining eligibility for special education and related services for children ages two through five. The webinars will be delivered by Marie Ireland, Eligibility and Speech Language Impairment Specialist. During these three webinars, participants will learn about best practices in assessing young children to ensure informed...
Date(s): 5/6/2020 - 5/12/2020
Description: The topic is challenging behavior from many angles. The focus will be on prevention and looking at how to support children using innovative strategies and what to do in those moments when a child is in a full blown tantrum or aggressing towards others. Bigger picture societal trends and what those have to do with moment-to-moment classroom struggles will be considered. Conference Topics: Getting to the Root of Difficult Behavior Conscious Discipline  Outdoor Play and Challenging Behavior...
Date(s): 5/5/2020 - 5/7/2020
Description: Better Together: The Importance of Partnership The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs—and an enduring impact. For over 15 years, the Inclusion Institute has drawn people from across the country and around the globe to Chapel Hill to...
Date(s): 4/30/2020 12:00 PM - 4/30/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Are you an educator, related service provider, or parent with a student at home who needs some additional support creating your own low-tech assistive technology (AT)? DIY AT is here to help! This webinar will explore how to make several low-tech AT tools through easy steps with common items and materials that can found around the house. We will demonstrate the steps to assemble low tech tools during the webinar, identify the simple tools you will need, and share the materials lists and...
Date(s): 4/30/2020 9:00 AM - 4/30/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Receive updates about Early Childhood in Virginia to include Legislative Updates & Governor's Budget, Advocacy through VA Voices for Children, Seamless transition from Community College to GMU B.A. program, VA Quality, Early Childhood Mental Health, and the PDG B-5 Renewal Grant Invited Speakers include: Mary Beth Testa, Voices for Virginia's Children Julie Kidd, George Mason University Christine Schull, Northern Virginia Community College Kris Myers, Virginia Quality Bonnie Grifa, Virginia...
Date(s): 4/29/2020 1:00 PM - 4/29/2020 2:30 PM
Description: PRESENTERS: Wanda Council, Virginia Department of Education, Ira Padhye, VA Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness, and Debbie Pfeiffer, VSDB Outreach Services OBJECTIVES: To share information and resources that may be useful during this extraordinary time when educators are working from home and serving children and families who are in their homes. 1.5 contact hours of participation TARGET AUDIENCE: Educators and related service providers working with children, ages birth...
Date(s): 4/28/2020 8:00 AM - 4/28/2020 4:00 PM, 4/29/2020 8:00 AM - 4/29/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Information & Registration The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety (VCSCS) at the Department of Criminal Justice Services(DCJS), is announcing the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference to be held April 28-29, 2020, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The theme for the Conference is “Navigating the Landscape of School Safety.” Attendees will learn about data-informed and impactful practices that advance school...
Date(s): 4/16/2020 3:00 PM - 4/16/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Register PRESENTERS:        Wanda Council, Virginia Department of Education; Kim Avila, VI Consortium, GMU; Caren Phipps, Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired; and Debbie Pfeiffer, VSDB Outreach Services OBJECTIVES: To share information and resources that may be useful during this extraordinary time when teachers are working from home and serving children and families who are in their homes. 1.5 hours of participation CEUs TARGET AUDIENCE: Educators...
Date(s): 4/16/2020 1:00 PM - 4/16/2020 2:00 PM
Description: What You'll Learn Strategies for helping your students' families Ways to stay connected, predictable, and engaged An open Q&A session with our CLASS Specialists
Date(s): 4/15/2020 5:00 PM - 4/15/2020 6:00 PM
Description: Please join us to share your experiences providing during COVID-19. We will discuss strengths, challenges, and solutions from the field, for the field. If you serve young children with disabilities and their families, this session is for you. Sharon Walsh, DEC's Governmental Relations Consultant will be on hand share to share information about current federal resources as aligned with the crisis. Please be ready with questions and resources to share.  ***Reminder: This...
Date(s): 4/15/2020 9:00 AM - 4/15/2020 4:00 PM, 4/16/2020 9:00 AM - 4/16/2020 4:00 PM, 4/23/2020 9:00 AM - 4/23/2020 4:00 PM, 4/24/2020 9:00 AM - 4/24/2020 4:00 PM, 4/30/2020 9:00 AM - 4/30/2020 4:00 PM
Description: Evidence-based practices are a wide set of interventions that have established effectiveness in improving outcomes for children, families, and communities. School personnel that coordinate and support interventions as well as schools that participate in Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) may already be familiar with EBP. Community agencies (i.e., juvenile detention, community services boards, and social services) are beginning to put these practices in place as well. As the use of EBP...
Date(s): 4/6/2020 2:00 PM - 4/6/2020 3:00 PM
Description: As education moves online to support social distancing, early childhood educators are facing a unique challenge: early education is an entirely social experience! In this webinar specifically for teachers of young children, educators and advocates Kisha Reid and Nancy Carlsson-Paige will answer your questions and offer strategies to help maintain connections to students and families, encourage play-based learning, and support children’s – and your own – wellbeing in this...
Date(s): 3/24/2020 11:00 AM - 3/24/2020 12:30 PM
Description: Professionals working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are likely to encounter challenging behavior.  This webinar reviews the ABCs of  behavior (antecedent, behavior, consequence) and helps professionals  identify the function of behavior.  Dr. Hardy explains the ways in which multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) can be utilized to manage  challenging behavior for all children, but especially children with disabilities or who have experienced trauma.  The...
Date(s): 3/18/2020 4:00 PM - 3/18/2020 5:00 PM
Description: Registration BACKGROUND: Serve and Return interactions shape the development of a child’s brain. This session examines the research base underlying “serve and return” interactions, and is aimed at improving participants’ understanding of the impact of environment on development. Participants will learn strategies for “serve and return” to coach parents, help teachers, and use themselves in making interactions more meaningful and engaging for children with...
Date(s): 4/17/2020 11:00 AM - 4/17/2020 12:00 PM, 5/1/2020 11:00 AM - 5/1/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Registration is required The proposed expansions and enhancements to VPI include several strategies to increase the number of children served in both public and private settings and the amount of funding provided. To assist early childhood leaders with understanding VPI expansion opportunities and to encourage leaders to take immediate action for implementation, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Early Childhood, has established an ongoing series of VPI Expansions &...
Date(s): 1/30/2020 9:00 AM - 1/31/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Register Online by January 21, 2020. NOTE: Seating is limited, so mark your calendar and register today. TO: All Parents of infants and young children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and All Professionals who diagnose, treat, educate and/or support children with hearing loss: IT IS OFFICIAL! Introduction to Holding Space is returning to Richmond, this time for a two-day event offering parents and professionals a chance to learn about trauma-informed care and holding space. Have your heard of...
Date(s): 1/8/2020 1:00 PM - 1/8/2020 2:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) hosted a webinar on January 8 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. This webinar provided updates related to the proposed budget and proposed legislation that is expected to be covered during the 2020 General Assembly Session. Division early childhood contacts were encouraged to join Jenna Conway to learn more about what they can expect for the new year. The webinar has been recorded and can be shared via email by contacting valeads@gmu.edu.
Date(s): 12/11/2019 3:00 PM - 12/11/2019 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar explores foundations for seamless transition for young children with deafness or hearing loss and their families from Part C to Preschool, the role of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) and the issues and strategies to support successful transition. State examples from Colorado and Ohio will be shared.
Date(s): 12/3/2019 12:00 PM - 12/3/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Have you ever supported a family who was really struggling with their child's new diagnosis? Have you experienced the death of a child with whom you worked? Did you feel like you needed more tools or skills to support these families? Join us as we talk about the Family-Centered Care tenants that provide a foundation of support when responding to the needs of children and families experiencing grief. Anticipatory grief, grief and loss are typical responses when faced with a new diagnosis, a...
Date(s): 11/19/2019 3:00 PM - 11/19/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Children let us know what they want and need through their behaviors long before they can verbally express their feelings. Since they may not have the words to express how they are feeling, they use behaviors to express themselves. Sometimes, those behaviors can be challenging for the adults on the receiving end! Join us to discover the key principles of the Teaching Pyramid Model and Head Start’s role in its development. We will take a deep dive into program- and state-wide implementation...
Date(s): 10/23/2019 1:30 PM - 10/23/2019 2:30 PM
Description: Traumatic experiences not only impact young children emotionally but they also impact their ability to learn. Early intervention can assist in reducing the impact and in many cases help children recover from traumatic experiences. Early childhood educators can play a vital role in their recovery. This webinar will offer some facts related to the impact of early childhood trauma on a young child’s brain development as well as guidance and strategies for supporting young children thus...
Date(s): 10/16/2019 11:00 AM - 10/16/2019 12:30 PM
Description: The Military Families Learning Network Family Development Early Intervention team is hosting another series of FREE webinars in 2019 and you are invited! These webinars are designed for early childhood professionals who work with military families. You'll receive a certificate for 1.5 professional development hours after the webinar by completing an evaluation and a post-test. Many families of young children with autism and related disorders have difficulties during...
Date(s): 10/1/2019 8:00 AM - 10/4/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Registration Why attend DEC 2019? Learn about why hundreds of professionals and family members in early childhood special education and early intervention attend our annual conference. The keynotes, sessions, and poster sessions offer the opportunity to learn from experts in the field. Making the case for support of travel, funding, and time off to attend DEC 2019 requires a solid understanding of the benefits. The conference is not only an opportunity for you to gain new insights and...
Date(s): 10/1/2019 - 11/22/2019
Description: The Technical Assistance Center for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TAC-DHH) at the Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU is again offer a no cost online professional development opportunity for Virginia TODHH, SpEd teachers and others interested in literacy instruction with students who are d/hh.                             What: Join an online 24/7 Fall Community of Practice on...
Date(s): 9/18/2019 - 9/19/2019, 11/6/2019 - 11/7/2019, 11/19/2019 - 11/20/2019
Description: This fall, the Virginia Cross-Sector Professional Development (VCPD) Team is coordinating three Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) Training Institutes. Practice-Based Coaching is an evidence-based cyclical process for supporting practitioners’ use of effective practices that lead to positive outcomes for children and/or families. If you are unfamiliar with PBC, check out these resources: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/professional-development/article/practice-based-coaching-pbc. The...
Date(s): 7/18/2019 3:00 PM - 7/18/2019 4:00 PM, 7/25/2019 3:00 PM - 7/25/2019 4:00 PM
Description: For families who use visual language with their deaf child, there’s so much more to learn than just vocabulary. Many parents learn to converse well with their adult peers and teachers, but they quickly find that communicating with a young child is a completely different challenge. Young children don’t watch, look away too soon, or worse - give you a blank stare! In this webinar, we will learn intentional language teaching strategies that families can implement to help their young...
Date(s): 7/17/2019 - 7/19/2019
Description: Registration is Now Open! Creating Connections to Shining Stars 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. A dedicated website is now available for you to book your hotel rooms online. Through this website you can book,...
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...
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four online short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Those who register before the given deadline will be sent a code that will allow access for one month (March 20-April 19, 2017) to take that course at their convenience, 24/7. At the end...