Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Community of Learning 2021

The Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education (IECSE) Service Delivery Model Community of Learning (CoL) will deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to teachers endorsed in early childhood special education who provide special education services using the itinerant model.

Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration 2-Part Series (VDOE)
Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration 2-Part Series (VDOE)
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...
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Co-Teaching in Preschool Webinar
Co-teaching team, Shannon Mackey (Special Education Teacher) and Danielle Sentz (General Education Teacher) present a webinar on the basic of co-teaching in an inclusive Pre-K setting. As the first Pre-K team to join VDOE’s Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative, they provide insight on how to incorporate Dr. Marilyn Friend’s co-teaching models in a setting with young children both with and without disabilities.
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Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Community of Learning
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to offer the Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Community of Learning in the fall 2021. The purpose of the Community of Learning (CoL) is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to teachers endorsed in early childhood special education (ECSE) who provide special education services using the itinerant model. In an itinerant model, an ECSE endorsed teacher travels between classrooms...
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Virginia's Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS), Birth-Five Learning Guidelines
Virginia's Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS), Birth-Five Learning Guidelines
This document is Virginia's new set of comprehensive early learning and development standards for young children, birth to age five. The new standards focus on five Areas of Development: Approaches to Play and Learning; Social and Emotional Development; Communication, Language, and Literacy Development; Health and Physical Development and Cognitive Development. All birth to five programs are expected to implement the new standards by Fall 2021.
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CLASS Observation Trainings
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...
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VDOE TTAC ECSE CONTACTS

There are six Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Training and Technical Assistance Centers (TTAC) across the Commonwealth of Virginia that serve professionals in their local areas. Want to know who your ECSE Contacts are? Read more iconClick to find out!
Readiness Connection Newsletter Sign-Up

The Readiness Connection, a newsletter for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) professionals from the Virginia Department of Education, is sent out monthly. As we continue to move toward greater unification and shared ownership across agencies and funding streams, this newsletter includes statewide updates as well as program-specific information.

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