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Date(s): 9/13/2017 2:00 PM
Description: This webinar, part of the Trauma Solutions in Early Childhood Series, will be presented by trauma expert, Ileen Henderson. Ileen will describe the impact of trauma on young children, its effect on learning and child development and the importance of creating a space within your classroom, organization, office or lobby that supports children who have been impacted by trauma. With or without a budget, you can apply the principals of trauma-informed care to your program’s spaces to...
Date(s): 7/26/2017 2:00 PM - 7/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Early childhood educators typically recognize the importance of emotional and social development on children’s educational and life futures. Recent neuroscience research reveals how critical administrative support of teachers is in the quest to help children become resilient, well-adjusted, and socially and emotionally competent. Administrators must help teachers build core capabilities to support children’s emotional and social development.  However, the devil is in the detail!...
Date(s): 7/25/2017 4:00 PM - 7/25/2017 5:00 PM
Description: When teachers open their classroom doors this new school year, they’ll be welcoming students with a variety of experiences, strengths, and challenges. A few children in your new class might have disabilities or developmental delays that impact their learning, social skills, or behavior.  This webinar will uncover how to best understand and implement inclusionary practices into the classroom that will help children with developmental delays or disabilities participate successfully...
Date(s): 6/21/2017 2:00 PM - 6/21/2017 3:30 PM
Description: We know that sharing books with young children helps them gain valuable early literacy skills like vocabulary, print awareness, and letter knowledge. However, it also helps them develop skills that experts say are a better predictor of success: executive function skills. Executive function, or “soft” skills, include social-emotional skills like self-regulation and taking on different perspectives, as well as accessing one’s working memory and more. In this interactive webinar,...
Date(s): 6/9/2017 1:00 PM - 6/9/2017 2:00 PM
Description: In Universally Designed Leadership, experienced school administrators Katie Novak and Kristan Rodriguez provide school leaders and educators with a guidebook for putting the UDL framework into practice system-wide. Join CAST on Friday, June 9th for a free online workshop with Katie Novak and Kristan Rodriguez to discuss the challenges of implementing UDL and the strategies needed to create a more inclusive, equitable, and effective learning environment.  Unable to...
Date(s): 6/7/2017 2:00 PM - 6/7/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Back for their second Early Childhood Investigations webinar, movement authority Gill Connell and her co-author Cheryl McCarthy discuss the every day opportunities, real-world practicalities, and proven techniques for infusing movement into any early learning environment. As discussed in their first Free Spirit Publishing webinar, A Moving Child Is a Learning Child, movement is the untold story of early childhood learning. By nature’s design, movement...
Date(s): 6/6/2017 12:00 PM - 6/6/2017 1:00 PM
Description: Cortical visual impairment (CVI) occurs when there is damage to the visual cortex rather than the eye. It may occur in children who have had asphyxia, hydrocephalus, trauma, mitochondrial disorder, infection, and a variety of other causes. The visual behaviors of children with CVI, such as light gazing, looking away when reaching for an object, looking away from faces, and visual inattention are sometimes confused as off-task behavior, disinterest, or red flags for autism. During this webinar,...
Date(s): 5/17/2017 4:00 PM - 5/17/2017 5:00 PM
Description: In this webinar, Dr. Martha French will summarize information regarding the Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels) presented in her Ap. 19 webinar, then focus on how to translate assessment results into curricular goals for classroom instruction. Presenter: Martha French, Ph.D., has been involved in programs serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing in various capacities over many years. For many years, she was the Curriculum Specialist for the language arts program at...
Date(s): 5/17/2017 1:00 PM - 5/17/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Description: Childhood obesity is a national concern. While recent reports show that rates have begun to decline for preschool age children, special educators need to be particularly attentive to this issue. Data indicates much higher rates of overweight and obesity for children with disabilities, especially those with autism. Early childhood and early childhood special education practitioners report difficulty meeting national recommendations for physical activity and for including children...
Date(s): 5/10/2017 4:00 PM - 5/10/2017 5:00 PM
Description: Webinar Description: Join us as our presenters share information about this comprehensive, standardized checklist that documents the developmental milestones of children from birth to age 5 who are visual learners and are acquiring sign language. The VCSL is a tool that can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses in language development and guide language goals for children who sign. Presenters: Dr. Laurene E. Simms is a former elementary teacher, with hands-on experience in the...
Date(s): 5/9/2017 8:00 AM - 5/9/2017 5:00 PM, 5/10/2017 8:00 AM - 5/10/2017 5:00 PM, 5/11/2017 7:45 AM - 5/11/2017 12:30 PM
Description: 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. Cost - $420 with discounts available for presenters For 16 years, the Institute has drawn people from across the nation and around the world to Chapel Hill: to learn about the latest research findings, models, and resources to guide inclusive policy, professional development and practice; to...
Date(s): 5/6/2017 8:30 AM - 5/6/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 5/5/2017 2:00 PM - 5/5/2017 2:15 PM
Description: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! 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...
Date(s): 5/3/2017 2:00 PM - 5/3/2017 2:15 PM
Description: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! 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...
Date(s): 5/2/2017 12:00 PM - 5/2/2017 1:00 PM, 5/2/2017 3:00 PM - 5/2/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Presenter: Beth Poss, M.S., SLP, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland This session, targeted at early childhood educators, examines the current research on the use of technology for children birth to 8 years, and will discuss the implications of technology as an early learning tool for young children with disabilities. Explore developmentally appropriate apps and other technology resources that support the growth of language, play, literacy and early math skills and identify what a...
Date(s): 5/2/2017 12:00 PM - 5/2/2017 1:00 PM
Description: This training will focus on ways to prevent challenging behavior in the home setting. We will define challenging behavior and social-emotional competence, and we will discuss why young children demonstrate challenging behaviors. Four parenting practices for preventing challenging behaviors will be outlined, and resources will be shared regarding what families and providers can do when challenging behaviors begin or when they continue to occur. Meet the Presenter: Jackie is a Senior Instructor at...
Date(s): 4/26/2017 8:15 AM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Leadership in Effective and Developmentally-appropriate Services (LEADS) Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Administrator Spring 2017 Institute.  The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for ECSE programs.  Since each division is different, this may include administrators, coordinators, specialists, lead...
Date(s): 4/25/2017 2:00 PM - 4/25/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Description: As classes become more diverse, negative attitudes towards those who are different persist, and bullying behaviors are on the rise. Self-reflection activities that teachers can use to understand how attitudes are formed will be shared, along with research-based strategies from the Making Friends Program. Together, these foster a sense of belonging for all children. Facilitators: Michaelene M. Ostrosky, Ph. D., Paddy C. Favazza, Ed.D. MICHAELENE M. OSTROSKY, Ph.D., is a Professor of...
Date(s): 4/22/2017 8:30 AM - 4/22/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 4/20/2017 4:00 PM - 4/20/2017 7:00 PM
Description: REGISTER NOW for Children Together's Spring Conference, Neurodevelopmental Science & Social-Emotional Development:Building Relationships at Home and in the Classroom with Dr. Beth Tuckwiller.  Focusing on birth to age 5, Dr. Tuckwiller will provide practical advice to optimize aspects of early social-emotional development, a critical foundation for healthy development. The session will focus on innovative ways in which to develop, implement, and sustain positive...
Date(s): 4/20/2017 - 5/19/2017
Description: Strategies for Improving Auditory Memory of children with hearing loss provides practical applications for improving a student’s fundamental auditory memory skills.  It covers strategies for improvement, structured activities, everyday practice, and data collection to demonstrate progress and guide selection of goals.  Target Audience: Educators (including teachers, related service providers, instructional assistants, and administrators) who work with children who are deaf or...
Date(s): 4/19/2017 4:00 PM - 4/19/2017 5:00 PM
Description: In this webinar, Martha French shares information about a widely used classroom assessment of communicative competency for children with hearing loss, the Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels). Dr. French will share information about the theory and origins of this assessment, how the assessment is implemented, and how student goals are established based on results.   (Watch for Part II, Following Assessment to Plan Language/Literacy Instruction, Dr. Martha French.)...
Date(s): 4/19/2017 2:00 PM - 4/19/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Even the youngest children are all too often exposed to trauma and stressful information, including violence, hatred, and disastrous events. We can do our part to combat the negative impact of these events. This webinar, part of the Trauma Solutions in Early Childhood Series, will be presented by trauma expert, Ileen Henderson. Ileen will describe the impact of trauma on young children, its effect on learning and child development and the importance of creating a space within your...
Date(s): 4/5/2017 2:00 PM - 4/5/2017 3:30 PM
Description: In this presentation we will explore how biases and microaggressions delivered intentionally or unintentionally can cause a rift in teacher-family partnership and staff relationships. Using real life examples, we will examine different types of microaggressions, their potential messages and impacts on the recipients. We will also offer suggestions for addressing microaggressions in schools, and practical strategies for more effective and respectful communication. In this...
Date(s): 4/4/2017 12:00 PM - 4/4/2017 1:00 PM
Description: We heard you loud and clear! Based on participant feedback about the webinar on this topic in February, we have planned a second web discussion to address specific, real-world challenges with providing EI in child care centers. Join us for Part 2 of our discussion, when we will dig deeper and discuss several challenging scenarios with a panel of experienced service providers, including an occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and developmental services provider. The panel will...
Date(s): 3/25/2017 8:30 AM - 3/25/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 3/25/2017 8:30 AM - 3/25/2017 12:00 PM
Description: This is a free training, part of a series titled "Focus on Quaity: Your Road Map to Success" provided by Smart Beginnngs Greater Prince William. Upon completion, participants will be able to:  - Understand and use of the Environment Rating Scales  - Use the tools to assess and improve early learning environments - Use the Environment Rating Scales to define and measure quality - Understand how the Environment Rating Scales are used in Virginia Quality (VSQI/QRIS) Participants will...
Date(s): 3/23/2017 9:00 AM - 3/23/2017 4:00 PM, 3/24/2017 9:00 AM - 3/24/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Diane Sheline will talk about identification of children with CVI, assessment tools to use (including The CVI Range), and simple techniques and strategies to use with children who have a diagnosis of CVI (or some other form of brain-damage related vision loss). Overall strategies will be discussed as well as how to adapt the environment and modify the presentation of materials, toys, and other learning items.  The registration fee is $60.00 and will include lunch and a...
Date(s): 3/22/2017 2:00 PM - 3/22/2017 3:30 PM
Description: n a time where there seems to be many negative messages in the media and beyond, we in early childhood programs experience the effects on young children.  This webinar, presented by Jacky Howell, will share a variety of ideas and strategies to use in your programs that embrace a culture of acceptance and kindness. Objectives: Description and examples will be given defining a classroom that embraces a culture of acceptance and kindness. Concrete strategies and ideas will be shared that...
Date(s): 3/22/2017 8:00 AM - 3/22/2017 5:00 PM
Description: SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS: MAKING HEADWAY & HEARTWAY IN INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH Keynotes: Walter Gilliam Ph.D., Yale University, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy to speak about his research through Yale on Preschool Expulsion revealing that preschoolers are expelled at 3x the rate of K-12 students and about his latest research on "Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Settings." Gerard Costa, Ph.D., Montclair State University, Center for Autism and...
Date(s): 3/20/2017 - 5/1/2017
Description: This course will include the process of conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment, developing and implementing a Behavior Intervention Plan, and strategies for intervening when interfering behavior occurs. Students with ASD often present behaviors that interfere with learning in the educational setting. It is necessary to understand how and why interfering behaviors develop and to have knowledge of evidence based interventions designed to support positive behavior change. This course is...
Date(s): 3/18/2017 8:30 AM - 3/18/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 3/15/2017 2:00 PM - 3/15/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Description: Reading to young children is a developmentally appropriate practice common in many homes and early childhood classrooms. Shared reading is also an excellent context to teach important early literacy skills that can provide the foundation for reading success. Many children with autism and other developmental disabilities may require behavioral supports and reading modifications to encourage active participation in shared book reading. This webinar will cover practical, evidence-based...
Date(s): 3/7/2017 12:00 PM - 3/7/2017 1:00 PM
Description: Your impact on families goes well beyond the time you spend with them. The words you use, the compassion you show, and the integrity you model can have long lasting effects! Come talk with us about unpacking your personal biases and beliefs so you can have the most positive long term influence on the children and families with whom you are privileged to work. Presenter: Jen Newton, Ph.D. Jen Newton is an assistant professor at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.  A former...
Date(s): 3/2/2017 3:30 PM - 3/2/2017 4:30 PM
Description: In this webinar, Francie Alexander, Chief Academic Officer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, will focus on choosing and using books to engage all children, including reluctant readers. Francie Alexander is the Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for the Intervention Solutions Group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). She manages the evidence-based portfolio of research projects, and is especially focused on translating research results into recommendations for product development. She...
Date(s): 3/2/2017 1:00 PM - 3/2/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Exposure to poverty and other stressors can impact an infant's or toddler's ability to learn and function socially.  Early care providers working with infants and toddlers are invited to participate in this free, one hour webinar.  We will discuss the effects of toxic stress and how parents and caregivers can use this information to create a "Safe Brain" environment to activate learning and relationship-building skills in their children.  Registration deadline is February 27,...
Date(s): 2/15/2017 1:00 PM - 2/15/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Description: Many young children with disabilities and developmental delays experience feeding challenges. While their cause and treatment vary, there are a number of common approaches to assessment and intervention. This session will provide ways to collect information about feeding development and an overview of effective strategies and specialized interventions to facilitate feeding development. An emphasis on collaboration across professions will be shared. Resources will also be offered....
Date(s): 2/7/2017 12:00 PM - 2/7/2017 1:00 PM
Description: This web discussion will focus on providing EI services in child care settings, presented by Cynthia Core and Dana Childress. With input from the audience, they will explore some of the challenges of providing services in child care settings and explore some solutions to the challenges. They will also answer your questions throughout the web discussion to help you consider how your program can provide services in child care settings. Register here. PLEASE NOTE: Registration slots for our ToTs...
Date(s): 2/4/2017 8:30 AM - 2/4/2017 12:00 PM
Description: This is a free training, part of a series titled "Focus on Quaity: Your Road Map to Success" provided by Smart Beginnngs Greater Prince William. Register here. Upon completions, participants should be able to: Describe Virginia Quality (VSQI and QRIS) Describe how Virginia Quality relates to childcare business operations and business management Understand how Virginia Quality is used to assess programs for levels 1-5 Understand how to participate in the Virginia Quality Understand the...
Date(s): 1/31/2017 3:00 PM - 1/31/2017 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar will focus on supporting participation of children with disabilities in high quality inclusive environments through understanding: Federal policies and laws, including IDEA and Head Start Performance Standards, related to providing services and support for young children with disabilities, Evidence-based practices that promote active engagement, participation, and a sense of belonging, and; Each sector's (ED/HHS) role in ensuring young children with disabilities are fully...
Date(s): 1/31/2017 2:00 PM - 1/31/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Play is an essential part of childhood that has a large impact on child development. How can parents encourage play experiences that help children grow and discover? Join us for a live webinar discussion, The Essentials of Learning through Play, to find out. We’ll explore: A balanced variety of play experiences Activities to keep your child engaged Register here.  Unable to join live? Register anyway to receive the webinar on-demand. Featured Speaker: Ann Gadzikowski Ann Gadzikowski...
Date(s): 1/27/2017 1:00 PM - 1/27/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Join this FREE webinar January 27, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 EST with Katie Novak, UDL expert and author of UDL Now! to learn about the importance of involving students in the design and delivery of their instruction, supported by practical tools and strategies to help you begin applying those concepts immediately.   In the revised and expanded edition of her bestsellar UDL Now! Katie Novak provides fresh new content for helping all learners meet high standards using the UDL framework...
Date(s): 1/21/2017 9:00 AM - 1/21/2017 1:00 PM
Description: For those who missed it in October,   Project SEED is offering a second opportunity in northern Virginia for infant and toddler childcare providers to learn more about the ASQ:SE-2 & ASQ-3 screening tools. Registration Fee: $15.00 * Training hours count towards licensing hours. * Space is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended to ensure a slot. * Participants will receive:  Copies of the ASQ-3 & ASQ:SE-2 Screening Questionnaires valued at $450, and ASQ-3 &...
Date(s): 1/20/2017 12:00 PM - 1/20/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Project SEED is pleased to offer its 2nd Sprout Session Webinar! Biting is a typical behavior often seen in infants, toddlers and 2-year olds. However, as children learn problem-solving skills and develop better self-control, they tend to outgrow this behavior. January's Sprout Session webinar will address ways to approach infants and toddlers in your care who may be struggling with this issue.  Join us to learn: Why children bite. Strategies to prevent biting in the classroom and at home....
Date(s): 1/17/2017 2:00 PM - 1/17/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Description: Early Childhood (EC) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) professionals support young children with disabilities who have experienced maltreatment every day. However, many EC/ECSE professionals have reported feelings of uncertainty and confusion regarding supporting children who have been maltreated. Participants in this Learning Deck will explore: (1) the connection between disability and maltreatment in the early childhood years; (2) how early maltreatment can impact...
Date(s): 12/20/2016 1:00 PM - 12/20/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Infant and Toddler Providers are invited to join us for this important hour-long webinar. Participants will learn about what the ASQ:SE-2 screening is for infants and toddlers, who is implementing screening for infants and toddlers, and why monitoring and follow-up is so important for infants and toddlers. Certificates of participation will be provided. Please register to view the archived recording
Date(s): 12/13/2016 12:00 PM - 12/13/2016 1:00 PM
Description: This webinar will discuss characteristics and behaviors that will help early interventionists identify and support infants and toddlers who have vision and hearing loss. The presenter will describe the National Deaf-Blind Child Count and its importance as well as explain the how to complete the Census. She will also share information about Virginia's Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness. Presenter Information: Ira Padhye is the Project Coordinator at the Virginia...
Date(s): 12/12/2016 1:00 PM - 12/12/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Description: It is important that children have high-quality, developmentally appropriate math experiences from an early age. In this learning deck, we will discuss how engaging learning activities can be developed and implemented in preschool classrooms to help children learn a variety of math skills, from counting to patterning and beyond! We also will discuss how intentional, systematic instruction can be used in the context of engaging activities to ensure student learning. Facilitators:...
Date(s): 12/7/2016 4:00 PM - 12/7/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Description:  So…. you have interviewed the parent, completed The CVI Range, know where your student is visually functioning on the Range, and have ordered some appropriate APH materials.  Now What?  During our webinar, Diane will discuss how her CVI Skills Inventory & Strategies Worksheet can guide you and your team members as you move forward to encourage more efficient and consistent “looking” behavior. She will also share specific strategies outlined in...
Date(s): 11/30/2016 4:00 PM - 11/30/2016 5:00 PM
Description: (Many were closed out of this webinar when it was presented in October – this will be a repeat of that webinar.) The ODU/Norfolk Public Schools’ Oral Preschool Program offers a unique opportunity for the study of evidence-based practice and consequent implementation of research findings in the classroom! Presenters will share insights gained from a series of research studies conducted to improve vocabulary development, syntactical skills, pragmatics, and socio-communication skills,...