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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...
Description: The Virginia Department of Education will provide three collaborative regional meetings for VPI and ECSE Coordinators this spring.  School division leaders who act as the program administrator for ECSE and VPI programs are strongly encouraged to attend one of the regional meetings together.  Each school division is limited to sending two participants (e.g., VPI Coordinator, ECSE Coordinator). If a school division has more than two individuals serving as coordinators, please select only...
Date(s): 12/17/2019 1:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) will host  the next Early Childhood Stakeholder Update Call on Tuesday, December 17 at 1:00 PM. We will be joined by Gena Berger, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources and Holly Coy, Deputy Secretary of Educationfor a discussion of Governor Northam’s proposed 2020-2022 biennial budget. If you have not already done so, please click here to register for the webinar. If you have a topic you would like to learn or share more about or...
Date(s): 1/8/2020 1:00 PM - 1/8/2020 2:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) hosted a webinar on January 8 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. This webinar provided updates related to the proposed budget and proposed legislation that is expected to be covered during the 2020 General Assembly Session. Division early childhood contacts were encouraged to join Jenna Conway to learn more about what they can expect for the new year. The webinar has been recorded and can be shared via email by contacting valeads@gmu.edu.
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): 1/30/2020 9:00 AM - 1/31/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Register Online by January 21, 2020. NOTE: Seating is limited, so mark your calendar and register today. TO: All Parents of infants and young children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and All Professionals who diagnose, treat, educate and/or support children with hearing loss: IT IS OFFICIAL! Introduction to Holding Space is returning to Richmond, this time for a two-day event offering parents and professionals a chance to learn about trauma-informed care and holding space. Have your heard of...
Date(s): 2/13/2020 11:00 AM - 2/13/2020 12:00 PM
Description: The CASTL-AEII team will host an upcoming webinar focused on use of the CASTL-developed Know, See, Do (KSD) Action Planning Resources. These resources are each organized around a key school readiness area (thinking skills, social skills, self-regulation, language and literacy, and math). They provide leaders with a menu of free resources and a structure for using those resources to create "action plans" for teachers that can be individualized and integrated into effective practice-focused...
Date(s): 2/24/2020 8:00 AM - 2/25/2020 4:00 PM, 6/23/2020 8:00 AM - 6/25/2020 4:00 PM
Description: The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) has become the standard instrument for assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across age, developmental level and language skills. Virginia Treatment Center for Children offers training on the administration of the ADOS-2 to help assess and diagnose ASD. This workshop will provide detailed, initial training for people who plan to use the ADOS-2 in clinical or school settings. These trainings are appropriate for psychologists,...
Date(s): 5/5/2020 - 5/7/2020
Description: Better Together: The Importance of Partnership 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. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs—and an enduring impact. For over 15 years, the Inclusion Institute has drawn people from across the country and around the globe to Chapel Hill to...
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...