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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...
Description: 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 for use in the home is not always feasible or functional. Instead, educators can shift to supporting new learners, the parents and family members of the child. This webinar will explore how educators can utilize a coaching interaction style to help families use daily routines and activities as learning opportunities. Join...
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. March 23, 2021, 3–4 p.m. ET: Recruiting and Enrolling Children with Disabilities and Suspected Delays: Challenges and Solutions May 25, 2021, 3–4 p.m. ET: Increased Access, Increased Learning July 27, 2021, 3–4 p.m. ET: Increased Opportunity, Increased Learning...
Date(s): 3/12/2021 3:00 PM, 3/26/2021 3:00 PM, 4/9/2021 3:00 PM, 4/23/2021 3:00 PM, 5/7/2021 3:00 PM, 5/21/2021 3:00 PM, 6/4/2021 3:00 PM, 6/18/2021 3:00 PM
Description: For Families and Early Childhood Providers: This 8-part series will focus on the early identification process, including sessions on using "Learn the Signs. Act Early" materials, resilience frameworks, lessons learned through COVID-19, and cultural considerations. Act Early ECHO provides information and resources about current and emerging knowledge and evidence-based promising practices about the four phases of early identification: family-engaged developmental monitoring, developmental...
Date(s): 4/28/2021 3:30 PM - 4/28/2021 6:40 PM, 5/5/2021 3:30 PM - 5/5/2021 6:40 PM, 5/12/2021 3:30 PM - 5/12/2021 6:40 PM, 8/2/2021 9:00 AM - 8/2/2021 10:30 AM, 8/9/2021 9:00 AM - 8/9/2021 10:30 AM, 8/16/2021 9:00 AM - 8/16/2021 10:30 AM
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 two virtual See-the-Sound Visual Phonics© events. About Visual Phonics: See-the-Sound Visual Phonics© is a system of 50+ hand gestures that are suggestive of the English sounds they represent, and written symbols that suggest these hand gestures. Visual Phonics is a tool that facilitates the teaching of: Reading through the...
Date(s): 5/15/2021 - 6/19/2021
Description: Early Childhood Academy is a free self-paced course offered by PEATC in collaboration with the VA Department of Education. Are you the parent of a young child with a disability or delay? Does your child receive Early Intervention (EI) or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services? Do you work with young children with disabilities or do you (or the parents you work with) have questions about navigating the Early Childhood system in Virginia? The Early Childhood Academy, presented by PEATC...
Date(s): 5/19/2021 1:00 PM
Description: Want to know more about the Transition from Early Intervention (Part C) to Early Childhood Special Education (Part B)? What are the regulations? What can be decided locally? What makes a child eligible for each program? How can the two systems collaborate to support families? Find out at this online webinar presented by Dawn Hendricks (Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator, VDOE) and Sarah Moore (Monitoring Consultant ITC of Virginia, DBHDS)!
Date(s): 5/26/2021 12:00 PM
Description: Webinar about Practice Year 1 for School Division ECE Coordinators: On Wednesday, May 26th VDOE will host a webinar for school-based Early Childhood Coordinators to provide information about Practice Year 1 of the Unified Measurement and Improvement System. Early Childhood Coordinators (VPI coordinators, ECSE coordinators, Head Start coordinators, or others) are strongly encouraged to attend if they will be participating in Practice Year 1 through PDG, though all early childhood coordinators are...
Date(s): 6/15/2021 9:00 AM - 6/15/2021 10:30 AM, 6/23/2021 9:00 AM - 6/23/2021 10:30 AM, 6/29/2021 9:00 AM - 6/29/2021 10:30 AM
Description: Virginia Department of Education has invited Dr. Marilyn Friend to return for a three part 90-minute co-teaching webinar series in June. The series will focus on specially designed instruction in the general education classroom, and strategies and techniques to use across grade levels and subject areas including reading, writing, math, and behavior. These webinars are designed to enhance current co-teaching and inclusive practices. Co-teaching...
Date(s): 6/23/2021 9:00 AM - 6/25/2021 1:00 PM
Description: This is the 15th Annual State-wide virtual Professional Development Institute for Professionals and Families Who Support Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. ODUP is Virginia's Go-To event in public school deaf and hard of hearing education. It is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals and parents working directly with students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. ODUP 2021 will focus on effective strategies to positively impact academic outcomes for students...
Date(s): 7/13/2021 10:00 AM - 7/13/2021 12:00 PM, 7/13/2021 12:30 PM - 7/13/2021 1:30 PM
Description: Learn about or refresh your knowledge of the Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model, a model that can transform whole classrooms and help inclusion flourish. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how itinerant service delivery goes beyond direct service provision and more importantly, includes the roles of consultant and coach. Participants will unpack the 5 essential roles of the itinerant teacher and identify how a skilled teacher can work effectively...
Date(s): 7/15/2021 10:00 AM - 7/15/2021 3:00 PM
Description: Creating Connections to Shining Stars (CCSS) is a collaborative effort between Virginia's Part C, Early Intervention and Part B, Preschool Special Education programs. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for infants, toddlers, and young children, both with and without disabilities. This year, CCSS will be a virtual one day conference on July 15, 2021, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. . Registration coming soon! KEYNOTE...
Date(s): 7/20/2021 8:30 AM - 7/21/2021 5:00 PM, 7/27/2021 8:30 AM - 7/28/2021 5:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is supporting school divisions in building capacity to use the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) in all pre-K classrooms. School divisions must be building capacity for local, trained, reliable observers to conduct CLASS™ observations, which are required twice a year in all Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) classrooms beginning in 2020-2021. This includes VPI classrooms serving children with Individualized Education Programs...
Date(s): 8/18/2021 11:00 AM, 8/25/2021 11:00 AM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration webinars. 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. This two-part series is specifically designed for...
Date(s): 10/25/2021 - 10/28/2021
Description: The International Early Childhood Inclusion Institute has become one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. For 20 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 that guide inclusive policy, professional development, and practice; to develop collaborative...