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Date(s): 4/26/2023 8:00 AM - 4/27/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Registration is Open! The Virginia Department of Education’s Assistive Technology Network is hosting the 2023 TechKnowledgy Conference in Glen Allen, VA.  TechKnowledgy is back and we’re celebrating 22+ years of inspiring others!  This two-day conference provides an opportunity to learn new information, practice new skills, engage in Maker’s activities, create Assistive Technology (AT) supports, network, and gather and share resources about assistive and...
Description: Deaf 101 is a free online short course designed to provide basic knowledge and tools necessary to communicate effectively with deaf individuals, especially in educational and professional settings. The course is broken down into two modules: the first describes the spectrum of deaf identity and answers common questions about deaf people; the second provides participants with quick tips and strategies to communicate effectively with deaf people. You can take the course all at once or in...
Description: Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinar (Recorded) The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provided the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinar. The purpose was 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...
Date(s): 2/17/2023 - 3/31/2023
Description: Registration- Early Childhood Academy- Winter 2023- 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...
Date(s): 2/23/2023 3:30 PM - 2/23/2023 4:45 PM, 3/23/2023 3:30 PM - 3/23/2023 4:45 PM
Description: Register for Leading the Way to Excellence in AT Services Book Study -  Providing an education to all students requires a variety of professionals working together to support students. Technology is a critical component of all classrooms, and assistive technology (AT) is a necessary component of classrooms that are effective in supporting students with disabilities. Providing effective AT services in schools requires an administrator who can address it from each of these unique...
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): 3/29/2023 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): 3/17/2023 12:00 PM - 3/17/2023 1:00 PM, 4/21/2023 12:00 PM - 4/21/2023 1:00 PM
Description: Registration, Part 1 (March 17, 12:00 pm) Registration, Part 2 (April 21, 12:00 pm) Beginning in August 2023, all publicly funded early childhood programs will be required to participate in VQB5.  Information about the VQB5 2023-2024 Proposed Guidelines will be shared with the field on March 17 during our Quality Matters webinar.  This webinar will be recorded.  VQB5 is a measurement and improvement system that focuses on the quality of all publicly-funded birth-five...
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): 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): 4/18/2023 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): 4/26/2023 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): 5/1/2023 10:30 AM - 5/4/2023 3:15 PM
Description: Save the Date for the Annual Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Conference: Reflective Spaces: Practices, Communities, and Self. Complete the form in the link below to be the first to receive registration information about the week long infant and early childhood mental health virtual conference.
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): 5/16/2023 - 5/18/2023
Description: Registration for the 2023 International Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is open!  The theme this year is: ‘Committing to Communities Where Everyone Belongs.’ Sadia Batool is the keynote speaker.  Sadia is Family Lead for Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) for the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning and will be presenting ‘Under the Sun EVERYONE belongs - Reimagining INCLUSION across settings.’ This year’s event will once again...
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): 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): 6/22/2023 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): 6/28/2023 - 6/29/2023
Description: 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 well as providing planned opportunities to...