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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): 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...
Description: To help build local CLASS® Observer capacity in support of the new Unified Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5), the Virginia Department of Education is offering monthly training opportunities during Practice Year 1 (2021-2022).  The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is an observational tool that measures the effectiveness of teacher-child interactions. It focuses on interactions because research consistently shows that interactions are essential to children’s...
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): 7/20/2021 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): 8/12/2021 3:30 PM - 8/12/2021 5:30 PM, 8/19/2021 3:30 PM - 8/19/2021 5:30 PM, 8/26/2021 3:30 PM - 8/26/2021 5:30 PM, 9/2/2021 3:30 PM - 9/2/2021 5:30 PM, 9/9/2021 3:30 PM - 9/9/2021 5:30 PM
Description: Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is currently the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness for children in the United States. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services is collaborating with the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) and statewide programs for sensory disabilities to provide a series of professional development and training webinars on CVI. Registration is now available online through July...
Date(s): 8/16/2021 - 9/20/2021, 10/4/2021 - 10/29/2021, 11/1/2021 - 11/30/2021
Description: VCU Autism Center for Excellence (ACE) offers a wide variety of online training opportunities for professionals, families, individuals with ASD, and the community at large. These comprehensive e-learning opportunities investigate larger topics related to ASD. There are currently two types of online courses: facilitated and self-paced. Facilitated courses have narrated recorded presentations, video examples, quizzes, interactive discussion boards hosted by a course instructor, and can last...
Date(s): 8/16/2021 - 9/20/2021
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): 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): 9/13/2021 - 10/25/2021
Description: This course will include the process of conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment, developing and implementing a Behavior Intervention Plan, and strategies for intervening when interfering behavior occurs. Students with ASD often present behaviors that interfere with learning in the educational setting. It is necessary to understand how and why interfering behaviors develop and to have knowledge of evidence based interventions designed to support positive behavior change. This course is...
Date(s): 9/20/2021 - 9/24/2021
Description: Join for sessions offering the latest research, evidence based practices, and advice for working with young children with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them. Network with like minded professionals and families to explore our national response in EI/ECSE to issues of inclusion, equity, and social justice as well as virtual learning and other critical issues. Early Bird Registration Now Extended! Register by July 1st, 2021 to automatically receive the...
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...