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Date(s): 7/17/2020 9:00 AM, 7/20/2020 9:00 AM, 8/13/2020 9:00 AM
Description: *This series of "Coaching Conversations" is for participants that have already viewed "Tele…Teach? How Early Childhood Special Educators Can Promote Learning from a Distance (Recorded, T-TAC ODU, Tele-Intervention)"    Audience: Early Childhood Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators Many educators of young children with disabilities have asked, "How do I teach a 2 or 3-year-old virtually?”  Replicating classroom activities and materials...
Date(s): 7/21/2020 3:00 PM
Description: Discuss best-practices in the field of adult learning and discover a range of resources available through the Early Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) and the Head Start Center for Inclusion (HSCI) websites. Identify how to use these resources for professional development and training with Head Start education, disability services, and mental health staff as some programs continue to face social distancing and others prepare to return to in-person programming. The session will include...
Description: The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) is sponsoring several summer training opportunities related to CLASS: Register by 6/30/2020Limited Spaces! Courses start week of 7/6/2020! CLASS Primer for Leaders (2 hours coursework, plus 2 hours of LC’s over 4 weeks)• Understand how CLASS works and why it is important• Identify the value CLASS brings to your organization in the areas of improved teacher effectiveness and student outcomes• Communicate how the functions of...
Date(s): 8/11/2020 10:00 AM - 8/11/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration webinar. 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. The webinar is specifically designed for ECSE...
Date(s): 8/17/2020 - 9/21/2020
Description: This course is designed to provide educators with skills and knowledge to instruct students with ASD in the educational setting. The course provides an overview of the importance of good instruction, appropriate skill selection, and evidence-based practices. A focus of the course will surround the "foundational five" evidence-based practices. The "foundational five" include: antecedent-based interventions, visual supports, systematic instruction, and interventions to promote social and...
Date(s): 7/15/2020 12:00 PM - 7/15/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Holly Nester and Shelley Jewell Buy-in and knowledge of the facilitator is just as important as engagement of the student for a successful virtual therapy session. Whether it is a parent, other family member, child care provider, etc., these individuals are instrumental in assisting the therapist during sessions. During this hour, we will discuss coaching strategies to support the facilitator and help them feel empowered to assist the student achieve therapy goals.
Date(s): 7/22/2020 12:00 PM - 7/22/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Presented by: Holly Nester and Shelley Jewell This lunch hour discussion will be full of interactive ideas that will hold student's attention in order to increase engagement and participation. We will highlight the favorite activities from SLPs, OTs, and PTs currently providing virtual therapies and invite participants to share their own favorite ideas as well. Let's pack our virtual toolkit full of new ideas!