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Date(s): 2/29/2024 3:00 PM - 2/29/2024 4:30 PM
Description: Registration The Virginia Department of Education will provide a Training and Reliability Session for Indicator 7: Early Childhood Outcomes. The session will be February 29, 2024 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. It is designed for team members who participate in the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process to rate children at entry into and exit from early childhood special education services. This may include early childhood special education teachers; early childhood teachers; administrators; speech,...
Date(s): 2/27/2024 2:00 PM - 2/27/2024 3:30 PM
Description: Registration Each day, children with hearing loss attend early childhood programs. It's important for staff to learn how to identify these children so they can receive the supports and services they need. Join us for a webinar on improving the quality of hearing screening and evaluation practices for children ages birth to 5. Learn about useful facts and access practical tools to support the development and sustainability of high-quality hearing screening and follow-up methods in Head Start,...
Date(s): 2/13/2024 6:30 PM - 2/13/2024
Description: Register for Onward to Preschool: Taking the Big Step from Early Intervention! - Attention superhero families in Early Intervention (EI)! Get ready for "The Big Step," where we guide you through the exciting transition from EI to Preschool and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services.  Join our power-packed webinar to discover the keys to successful transition planning, what to expect on this epic journey, and invaluable tips for a triumphant leap forward. Dive into the roles of...
Date(s): 2/7/2024 4:00 PM - 2/7/2024 5:30 PM
Description: Registration This virtual presentation by Wanda Council, VDOE Specialist for Sensory Disabilities, Tracey Yurechko, Project Director of the Technical Assistance Center for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Robin Bliven, Director of Outreach Services, Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, will provide an overview of several language evaluation and assessment tools that can be used by professionals to assess the receptive and expressive language development of young children...
Date(s): 2/6/2024 10:30 AM - 2/6/2024
Description: Register for Connecting the Dots: Early Intervention (EI) Family Survey - The annual Early Intervention Family Survey is coming soon and your family’s experience matters! Every year, Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia (ITC), Virginia’s early intervention system, asks families to share their experiences about how helpful the program has been. This Family Survey helps ITC know if they have supported you in knowing your rights, communicating your child’s needs, and...
Date(s): 2/5/2024 - 2/26/2024
Description: Register for Building Strong Parent Advocates - PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, invites families to join us for our online training course, Building Strong Parent Advocates. Families of children receiving special education services find themselves in a world filled with complicated policies, confusing acronyms and terms, and piles of paperwork. Often families find themselves looking for information and background knowledge to help them better support their...
Date(s): 1/24/2024 1:00 PM
Description: Registration The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Division of Early Childhood Care and Education would like to invite you to attend the Coordinated Approaches for Head Start and Early Childhood Special Education webinar. The purpose is for program leaders to receive a high-level overview of the federal inclusion guidelines and learn approaches on how to partner effectively to support inclusive practices. In this webinar participants will: Understand the connection between...
Date(s): 1/17/2024 12:00 PM - 1/17/2024 1:00 PM
Description: Interested in submitting a conference proposal for CCSS? Not sure where to start? Join us as we delve into the art and strategy of creating conference proposals that captivate reviewers and secure your spot on the program. In this interactive session, you'll learn the key elements of a standout proposal, from defining your concept to refining your pitch. We'll explore successful proposal examples, share insider tips on framing your ideas persuasively, and provide actionable insights to elevate...
Date(s): 1/16/2024 6:00 PM - 1/16/2024 7:00 PM
Description: Register for Your Voice Matters: It's Key to the Process of Empowering Families to Engage - Now more than ever, family engagement is important. During this interactive workshop, participants will be empowered to see the value of their expertise and their contribution to family engagement. Attendees will explore their personal definition of family engagement and learn effective approaches to advocating for their children. Practical tips and techniques that can be used right away to sustain...
Date(s): 1/8/2024 - 1/29/2024
Description: Register for IEP University (IEPU) - The IEP process can be difficult and stressful. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, perspectives, and individual concerns. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and there are occasions when conflict may erupt as a result of managing emotions while simultaneously following policy and procedures. PEATC, in collaboration with VDOE, has developed IEP University (IEPU) to help provide families and professionals...
Date(s): 1/5/2024
Description: Registration- Early Childhood Academy Winter 2024 (January 19,2024 - February 23, 2024) 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...
Date(s): 12/7/2023 5:30 PM - 12/7/2023 6:30 PM
Description: Questions? Reach out to princegeorgeseac@gmail.com. Learn strategies to address challenging behavior and gain knowledge of functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans. Presented in-person JEJ Moore Lecture RoomDisputanta, VA Hosted by Prince George County SEAC
Date(s): 12/6/2023 6:30 PM - 12/6/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Registration for one or more of the webinars in the 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! December 6th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia Each webinar will start on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) and will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. They will not be recorded.
Date(s): 12/4/2023 11:30 AM - 12/4/2023 1:00 PM
Description: This series wil provide school leaders with practical strategies and tools for supporting special education professionals in K-12 schools Planning for Progress - Virtual (December 4, 2023, 11:30am-1:00pm) Registration for December 4, 2023 - Virtual - Planning for Progress This session will be led by Dr. David Bateman and will help school leaders develop practices that result in IEPs that close critical skill gaps improving outcomes for students with disabilities. Dr. Bateman is a principal...
Date(s): 11/21/2023 8:00 AM - 12/12/2023 11:45 PM
Description: Register for IEP University (IEPU) - The IEP process can be difficult and stressful. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, perspectives, and individual concerns. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and there are occasions when conflict may erupt as a result of managing emotions while simultaneously following policy and procedures. PEATC, in collaboration with VDOE, has developed IEP University (IEPU) to help provide families and professionals...
Date(s): 11/21/2023 - 12/12/2023
Description: Register for Building Strong Parent Advocates - PEATC, in collaboration with the VDOE, invites families to join us in our newest online training course, Building Strong Parent Advocates. Families of children receiving special education services find themselves in a world filled with complicated policies, confusing acronyms and terms, and piles of paperwork. Often families find themselves looking for information and background knowledge to help them better support their children through the...
Date(s): 11/16/2023 6:00 PM - 11/16/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Register for the ABC's of Behavior Nov. 16 at 6:00pm-  Become familiar with the ABCs of Behavior. Learn strategies to address challenging behavior. Gain a basic understanding of functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs). Dinner & on-site child care will be provided. Presented by PEATC in partnership with Colonial Heights Public Schools Family Resource Center and Special Education Advisory Committee
Date(s): 10/25/2023 2:00 PM - 10/25/2023 3:30 PM
Description: Registration: Strategies to Help Every Child Fly in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms and Programs Join acclaimed early childhood education researcher and author, Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D. and early childhood disabilities and child development expert, Jani Kozlowski, M.A. to learn strategies that foster inclusive learning environments, individualized teaching practices and meaningful family engagement. As an early childhood professional with a disability, a child of a parent...
Date(s): 10/9/2023 10:00 AM - 10/9/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Register for the Unconference - The Unconference will be an UNconventional one-day professional development to EXPLORE TOGETHER the UNtapped potential of our students with vision loss, hearing loss, and combined vision and hearing loss through our unique expertise and collective experience. Come with questions, spark ideas, expand rigor, and create connections to leave with a lasting impact on our students. Coffee and Connections at 9:00 AM with the Unconference beginning at 10:00 AM...
Date(s): 10/5/2023 12:30 PM - 10/5/2023 1:30 PM
Description: Registration - Inclusion of preschool aged children with disabilities in early childhood programs is supported through years of research and reinforced by a strong legal foundation. As such, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is providing a webinar to assist school divisions in identifying, developing, and sustaining inclusive early childhood programs for children with Individualized Education Programs. The target audience is administrators and supervisors of programs that serve...
Date(s): 9/8/2023
Description: Application is due by September 8, 2023 - The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to offer two Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Communities of Learning beginning in September 2023. The purpose of each Community of Learning (CoL) is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to teachers endorsed in early childhood special education (ECSE) who provide special education services using the itinerant model. The CoL will focus...
Date(s): 8/28/2023 - 9/17/2023
Description: Register for IEP University (IEPU) - The IEP process can be difficult and stressful. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, perspectives, and individual concerns. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and there are occasions when conflict may erupt as a result of managing emotions while simultaneously following policy and procedures. PEATC, in collaboration with VDOE, has developed IEP University (IEPU) to help provide families and...
Date(s): 8/23/2023 6:30 PM - 8/23/2023 8:00 PM, 9/6/2023 6:30 PM - 9/6/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Registration for one or more of the webinars in the 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! August 23rd: Ins and Outs of IEP Meetings September 6th: Dispute Resolution Options in Special Education Each workshop will start at 6:30 pm and will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
Date(s): 8/16/2023 6:30 PM - 8/16/2023 7:30 PM
Description: Register for the ABC's of Behavior Aug. 16 at 6:30pm - In this presentation, attendees will become familiar with the ABCs of Behavior, learn strategies to address unwanted behavior, and gain a basic understanding of functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs).
Date(s): 8/10/2023 1:00 PM - 8/10/2023 1:00 PM, 8/17/2023 3:00 PM - 8/17/2023 3:00 PM
Description: Registration The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration webinars. The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for early childhood special education (ECSE) programs. Since each division is different, this may include directors, coordinators, specialists, lead teachers, or others serving in this capacity. This two-part series is specifically...
Date(s): 7/26/2023 1:00 PM - 7/26/2023 2:00 PM
Description: 2023 Early Childhood State of the State Webinar is July 26 at 1:00pm.
Date(s): 7/20/2023 11:00 AM - 7/20/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Register for Ins and Outs of IEPs - This presentation will help prepare parents for what to expect in the IEP meeting, and how to have a productive student-focused meeting. From pre-planning before the meeting to working together afterwards, this presentation will help participants learn how to build relationships while focusing on the needs of the student.
Date(s): 7/25/2023 9:00 AM - 7/25/2023 3:30 PM, 7/27/2023 9:00 AM - 7/27/2023 3:30 PM
Description: Register for Regional Communication Workshops - Join this FREE one-day workshop in your region to learn about evidence-based practices for students with ASD who have communication and behavior support needs! The goal is to equip special educators with information, resources, and tools specifically designed with your students in mind. During this interactive workshop, you'll create customized materials that can be implemented in your classroom right away July 25, 2023 REGION 5 Campbell...
Date(s): 7/11/2023 6:30 PM, 7/13/2023 6:30 PM, 7/18/2023 6:30 PM, 7/20/2023 6:30 PM, 7/25/2023 6:30 PM, 7/27/2023 6:30 PM, 8/1/2023 6:30 PM, 8/3/2023 6:30 PM
Description: Registration is closed for a virtual Beginning Cued Speech class! The next course is starting July 11, 2023. Taught virtually via Zoom, this 7-session course will present the entire Cued Speech system in 14 classroom hours, with two 2-hour classes per week. The course will teach all Cued Speech handshapes and placements and will cover basic information needed to implement the system independently. Course completion certificates will be available for participants who attend all 7 lessons. Fees...
Date(s): 6/28/2023 - 6/29/2023
Description: EVENT IS FULL-Add your name to the Waitlist The Building Social-Communication Skills in Young Children with Disabilities is a two-day academy designed for early childhood special education teachers, early childhood teachers, and speech language pathologists who teach preschool aged children with IEPs. It will provide participants with strategies and instructional resources to explicitly teach social-communication skills by focusing on instruction during naturally occurring opportunities as...
Date(s): 6/22/2023 9:00 AM - 6/22/2023 5:00 PM, 6/23/2023 7:30 AM - 6/23/2023 4:15 PM
Description: ODUP 2023 is an in-person event bringing together professionals and parents from across the Commonwealth of Virginia to engage in dialogue, discussion, and learning methods to strengthen academic outcomes for children who are deaf and hard of hearing in order to increase the knowledge and skills of those who can have a positive impact on a student's educational process. The registration deadline is June 6, 2023. Registrations received after this deadline will incur an additional $10 fee. Credit...
Date(s): 6/22/2023 - 6/23/2023
Description: Opening Doors - Unlocking Potential 2023: Evolution in Education (In-Person Professional Development Event) Proposals for presentations are being accepted between now and March 10, 2023 for the 17th annual Opening Doors – Unlocking Potential 2023 professional development event focusing on Evolution in Education. ODUP 2023 is returning to an in-person event and will continue its strong focus on effective strategies to positively impact academic outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of...
Date(s): 6/15/2023 9:00 AM - 6/15/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Registration-"Managing the IEP Process Through a Trauma-Informed Lens" Webinar The Virginia Department of Education’s Department of Special Education and Student Services is hosting a voluntary webinar on June 15, 2023, from 9 a.m. - Noon. This webinar is open to special education coordinators, directors, teachers, school psychologists, school social workers, and staff involved in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. The presentation features a focus on behavioral health...
Date(s): 5/31/2023 6:30 PM - 5/31/2023, 6/7/2023 6:30 PM - 6/7/2023
Description: Registration for one or more of the webinars in the 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! May 31st: Ins and Outs of IEP Meetings June 7th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia Each workshop will start at 6:30 pm and will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
Date(s): 5/16/2023 3:00 PM, 5/30/2023 3:00 PM, 6/6/2023 3:00 PM, 6/13/2023 3:00 PM
Description: Join the Virtual Learning Community in Autism (VLCA) to discuss topics related to the evidence-based practice of visual supports! The VLCA is designed for professionals who want to learn how to effectively support a person with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in school, home, and community. Individuals participating in the VLCA will learn alongside others by reviewing content, implementing strategies, evaluating activities and sharing the outcomes of those activities by engaging in weekly...
Date(s): 5/16/2023 2:00 PM - 5/16/2023 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Evaluating Accommodations in the IEP - Students receiving special education services seem to develop a “collection” of accommodations over the years, as IEP committees agree on new supports listed in software drop-down menus and rarely remove those that are no longer necessary or effective. Often, this collection of accommodations is overwhelming for teachers and implementation is either incorrect or misunderstood. This session will focus on the importance of evaluating...
Date(s): 5/4/2023 3:00 PM - 5/4/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Registration: Responding to Persistent Challenging Behaviors in Preschool Challenging behaviors are often part of the typical development of young children. Preschool-age children are learning to regulate their behaviors and emotions, solve problems, and communicate with increasing independence. But they still need adult support, especially when feelings are intense. Persistent challenging behavior can interfere with a child’s ability to learn and build positive relationships with adults...
Date(s): 5/2/2023 1:00 PM - 5/2/2023 2:00 PM
Description: Register for Instructional Coaching - Now more than ever, school leaders are looking for dynamic ways to support teachers that don’t involve leaving the classroom and providing subs! Instructional coaching offers such an alternative whereby a mentor/coach works with teachers to provide a steady stream of job-embedded feedback based on classroom observations to accomplish a mutually agreed upon goal and increase student success. As reported by Education Week in fall 2018, "on average,...
Date(s): 5/1/2023 10:30 AM - 5/4/2023 3:15 PM
Description: Registration This year's theme is Reflective Spaces: Practices, Communities, and Self. The content for each of the four days will address the following concepts: Day 1: Reflective Spaces Day 2: Reflective Communities Day 3: Reflective Practices Day 4: Self-Reflection The focus of the Keynote presentations are: Reflective Supervision and Consultation in the Infant and Early Childhood Field (RIOS) with Dr. Alyssa Meuwissen and Deborah Ottoman, faculty and instructors for the Center for...
Date(s): 4/26/2023 12:00 PM - 4/26/2023 1:00 PM
Description: Registration This Early Childhood Special Education Program Administration webinar will provide information for winding down the 2022-2023 school year and gearing up for 2023-2024. The webinar will focus on the VQB5 2023-2024 Proposed Guidelines, state-level early childhood updates, and the presentation of the December 1, 2022 child count and indicator 6 draft data. Because VDOE will be sharing state- and division-level data, the webinar will not be recorded so participants are asked to attend...
Date(s): 5/31/2023 12:00 PM - 5/31/2023 1:00 PM
Description: Registration May 31st Webinar Beginning in August 2023, all publicly funded early childhood programs will be required to participate in VQB5.  VQB5 is a measurement and improvement system that focuses on the quality of all publicly-funded birth-five classrooms and supports families to choose quality programming across different program types. VQB5 sets shared expectations for measuring quality and supporting teachers for all birth to five programs. Through VQB5, teachers and leaders will...
Date(s): 4/18/2023 1:00 PM - 4/18/2023 2:00 PM
Description: Register for Paraeducators: Providing Meaningful Support to Improve Student Outcomes - This webinar will address ways to build capacity in paraeducators so they have a deeper understanding of the needs of their students and feel equipped to support students in a more effective and efficient way. Participants will: Discuss the difference between an accommodation and a modification and understand there is a hierarchy of instructional support. Review the use of documentation tools to capture the...
Date(s): 4/4/2023 1:00 PM - 4/4/2023 2:00 PM
Description: Register for Progress Monitoring - This session will explore the how and why of progress monitoring as an integral part of IEP implementation. Progress monitoring provides a data driven way to assess student acquisition of knowledge, a meaningful way to reflect on teacher instruction, and meets the requirement of federal and state laws under IDEA. As educators prepare progress reports and analyze student data, what responsibility belongs to the special educator, the general educator, and what is...
Date(s): 4/3/2023 - 4/23/2023
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with the VDOE, invites families to join us in our newest online training course, Building Strong Parent Advocates. Families of children receiving special education services find themselves in a world filled with complicated policies, confusing acronyms and terms, and piles of paperwork. Often families find themselves looking for information and background knowledge to help them better support their children through the Individualized Education Program (IEP). The Building...
Date(s): 3/21/2023 2:00 PM - 3/21/2023 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Moving Speech Services Out of the Closet and into the Classroom - Speech Language Pathologists have historically followed a pull-out model for service delivery often in a hidden in a small room or closet. It is time to bring these valuable services into the classroom, with a stronger investment in student’s instructional curriculum. The value added of speech services can support student personal competences, a teacher’s use of instructional strategies, and overall...
Date(s): 3/29/2023 6:30 PM - 3/29/2023
Description: Registration for one or more of the webinars in the 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! March 29th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia, 6:30pm We will discuss why an evaluation for special education services is necessary, how to make a referral, key timelines for the special education process,...
Date(s): 3/15/2023 4:00 PM - 3/15/2023 7:15 PM, 3/22/2023 4:00 PM - 3/15/2023 7:15 PM, 3/29/2023 4:00 PM - 3/29/2023 7:15 PM
Description: The Technical Assistance Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (TAC-DHH) at VCU's Partnership for People with Disabilities will be hosting a virtual See-the-Sound Visual Phonics event. This course is for professionals who are new to STS-Visual Phonics. The training explores the multi-sensory STS-Visual Phonics system of 50+ handshapes/hand cues that are suggestive of the approximately 44 English phonemes and more, plus printed/written symbols that represent these handshapes/hand cues....
Date(s): 3/9/2023 12:00 PM - 3/9/2023 1:00 PM
Description: Registration This webinar, presented by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Department of Education, will provide information about the transition from Early Intervention Services (Part C) to Early Childhood Special Education (Part B). The webinar will discuss regulations, decisions that can be determined locally, program eligibility, as well as tips for how the two systems can collaborate to support families. Resources will be emailed to those...
Date(s): 3/7/2023 2:00 PM - 3/7/2023 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Facilitating IEP Meetings - An IEP meeting is one in which a student’s individualized education program is discussed, developed, and reviewed. Members of the IEP team collaborate to create the final version of the plan. IEP meetings benefit from skilled and capable facilitators who can assist the team in crafting agreements that lead to better educational programs for students with disabilities. Facilitation makes the meeting process easier and helps team members communicate...
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...