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Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is providing an opportunity to build your school division’s capacity for implementing local CLASS™ observations.  The CLASS™  trainings outlined below are  for individuals who will complete local observations in VPI classrooms.  Those who complete the training may also complete observations in ECSE classrooms. The VPI Coordinator needs to complete the registration process. Opportunities for...
Description: The book Big Questions for Young Minds:  Extending Children’s Thinking will be used as a framework for this year’s webinars and to support improved teacher-child interactions.  There will be a total of 4 webinars offered this school year (October – January). Participants are not required to have the book to engage in the webinars.  However, Virginia Prechool Initiative (VPI) Coordinators may want to consider using this book as a part of a VPI...
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...
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): 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): 10/15/2019 2:00 PM
Description: The Webinar: Indicators of High-Quality Inclusion: A Comprehensive Set of Tools is designed to provide an overview of the National Early Childhood Inclusion Indicators Initiative- a joint project by NCPMI and Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center.  The suite of materials—developed for states, local programs and child environments—intended to increase the implementation of high quality inclusive practices will be presented.  Specific attention will be paid to...
Date(s): 10/28/2019 12:00 PM - 10/28/2019 1:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provided a webinar on Monday, October 28 from 12:00-1:00 pm. The webinar was presented by Jenna Conway, Chief School Readiness Officer, and included updates on the outcomes of Executive Directive 4 and the Renewal Preschool Development Grant B-5 application.The link to the recorded webinar and slides can be accessed via the link below.
Date(s): 11/14/2019 11:00 AM - 11/14/2019 12:30 PM
Description: Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) will be hosting an upcoming webinar focused on providing teachers and assistants with effective CLASS-based feedback. This webinar will support the work of feedback providers who plan to meet with teachers/teaching teams after either an external or local CLASS™ observation.  This Providing CLASS™-Based Feedback Webinar will be held on Thursday, November 14 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  The key focus areas of...
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): 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): 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): 5/14/2020 12:00 PM - 5/14/2020 5:00 PM, 5/15/2020 8:00 AM - 5/15/2020 3:30 PM
Description: Being "Present": Relationships Support Resilience KEYNOTE Thursday May 14: 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 is the editor of the 4th Edition of the Handbook of Infant Mental Health published earlier this year. Registration InformationRegistration Fee: $150Members of the Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health receive a $10...