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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): 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): 12/13/2019 11:00 AM
Description: There is a newly developed Local CLASS™ Observations Best Practices Guidebook that will be posted on the Advancing Effective Interactions and Instruction in VPI Classrooms website soon. The purpose of this document is to provide school divisions and communities with protocols, answers to FAQs, and links to resources for conducting local CLASS® observations in the various settings and programs across the state.  The Table of Contents includes the following major topics: Why Local...
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): 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): 5/14/2020 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 ( 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...