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Date(s): 5/10/2022 6:30 PM - 5/10/2022 7:45 PM
Description: Want to learn more about how a student in Virginia becomes eligible for special education and related services? Join us as we talk about what state regulations require, share the differences between educational and medical evaluations and discuss how schools must document the steps they take for determining eligibility for special education. You will also hear about VDOE’s most recent guidance on eligibility including local data requirements. After the presentation there will time for Q...
Date(s): 5/4/2022 3:00 PM - 5/4/2022 4:00 PM
Description: While many students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn effective verbal communication skills, there are still those learners who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) techniques and devices to communicate. In this session, the presenters will discuss and model evidence-based practices to embed AAC device use across the school day to increase communication. In addition, they will also review ways to ensure families participate in the implementation of AAC. Finally, the...
Date(s): 4/19/2022 3:00 PM - 4/19/2022
Description: Join Virginia Secretary of Education, Aimee Guidera and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jillian Balow for a Town Hall style virtual meeting to discuss topics related to birth-to-five early childhood care and education in Virginia. Jenna Conway, Deputy Superintendent of Early Childhood Care and Education, will be facilitating the conversation. Registration is required, and the event will be recorded for future viewing. You are invited to submit questions on your registration for...
Date(s): 4/7/2022 1:00 PM - 4/7/2022 4:00 PM, 4/8/2022 9:00 AM - 4/8/2022 1:00 PM
Description: Come together with other Professionals for a unique experience filled with learning and sharing! Day 1: April 7 1:00pm-4:00pm, Empathy: The Emotional Journey of Families, Dr. Johnnie Sexton, Au.D. Day 2: April 8 9:00am-11:00am, Children who are Deaf and Autistic: Strategies for ProfessionalsKristen Porcelli, MS CCC/SLP, Director of Service for Find the Piece11:00am-12:00pm, Audiology: Strategies for Professionals, Dr. Jack Roush & Dr. Jean Mankowski12:00pm-1:00pm, A Parent's Personal...
Date(s): 4/5/2022 12:00 PM - 4/5/2022 1:00 PM
Description: Join this webinar to learn about the importance of access to durable medical equipment for families in early intervention. We will highlight the Children's Assistive Technology Service (C.A.T.S.), which is a free service that makes recycled equipment available to support movement, adaptive play, and communication. We will also discuss types of equipment and their uses, then host a Q&A session to invite questions from participants. PLEASE NOTE: Registration slots for our ToTs frequently...
Date(s): 3/17/2022 - 3/19/2022, 3/20/2022 - 3/31/2022
Description: Information & Registration, including the COVID-19 policy for 2022 Registration is now open for the 66th VAAEYC Annual Conference,  March 17-19 in Hampton, VA.  The conference will offer both in-person and  virtual events, providing countless ways to learn, connect, share, and explore new horizons. This conference will provide training & resources for all preschool, child care and family child care providers.  March 17-19, 2022 - Hampton, VA March 20-31, 2022 - Online...
Date(s): 3/9/2022 6:00 PM - 3/9/2022 7:30 PM
Description: In the ever changing landscape of Deaf education, the newest statistics tell us that approximately 40% of children identified with hearing loss also have other disabilities. In this free training, you will receive practical, hands on instructional strategies to use with students who have a hearing loss as well as additional disabilities. The focus will be on early language and literacy skills. This training is intended for teachers and professionals working with students in Virginia ages 2-21....
Date(s): 2/22/2022 3:00 PM - 2/22/2022 4:00 PM
Description: Register for Individualizing Instruction for Children with Disabilities Who Are Also Dual Language Learners,  High-quality language and literacy practices are vital to support the development of children who are dual language learners (DLL) with disabilities or suspected delays. The Inclusion Webinar Series uncovers ways to create culturally and linguistically responsive environments to support language and literacy development. Explore what current research says about strategies staff can...
Date(s): 2/16/2022 11:30 AM - 2/16/2022 1:00 PM
Description: Outreach Services at VSDB is excited to bring you Amy Campbell, Learning Management System Administrator at American Printing House for the Blind (APH), who will join us to explain "The Hive" and how you can use it to benefit your practice! In the past twenty years, e-learning increased globally by 900%. Its self-paced, student-centered, and quick delivery of instruction makes it appealing for many who want to learn more. Now professionals in the field of Visual Impairment have access to a new...
Date(s): 2/4/2022 8:00 PM - 3/12/2022 5:00 PM
Description: This FREE self-paced online course is an innovative parent-friendly resource focused on providing information parents with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers need to know -- the importance of parents as 1st teachers, early childhood services, special education, resources available to parents of young children with disabilities, and more! Learn practical information to help set the foundation for your child’s lifelong learning and to make the transition to preschool and kindergarten less...
Date(s): 2/4/2022 11:00 AM - 2/4/2022 12:30 PM, 2/18/2022 11:00 AM - 2/18/2022 12:30 PM, 3/4/2022 11:00 AM - 3/4/2022 12:30 PM
Description: The next sessions in the Act Early ECHO series are: Friday 2/4/22 (11:00-12:30 ET). The topic is "Culturally Responsive Self-Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators" and will be presented by Dr. Julie Nicholson, Mary Anne Doan, and Valentina Torres.  Friday 2/18/22 (11:00-12:30 ET) Dr. Bettina Stevens will be presenting on "Racial Advocacy and Mentorship Program (RAMP) - Cultural Considerations for Transracial Foster/Adoptive Families." Friday 3/4/22 (11:00-12:30 ET)...
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...
Date(s): 10/20/2021 12:00 PM - 10/20/2021 1:00 PM
Description: Service coordination starts at the beginning, during those very first contacts with families, including first visits! Join this web discussion to hear from JoShirlon Capeheart, an experienced service coordinator from the Infant & Toddler Connection of Norfolk, as she shares her insights, strategies, and ideas for helping families understand how early intervention works, how she builds rapport and gathers information from families during first visits, how she has adapted her practices during...
Date(s): 9/23/2021 11:00 AM - 9/23/2021 12:30 PM
Description: Social–emotional development has often been referred to as the “secret ingredient” for children’s success. Children who have a strong social–emotional foundation not only do better academically, but also tend to be happier, have more friends and show greater motivation to learn. All early childhood professionals play an important role in helping children feel competent and confident as they begin to learn how to develop relationships and friendships; understand,...
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): 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): 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): 8/12/2021 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): 7/27/2021 6:00 PM - 7/27/2021 8:00 PM, 8/3/2021 6:00 PM - 8/3/2021 8:00 PM
Description: These events are sold out. Please join us for a live, virtual training event, Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities. The purpose of this training is to assist you in understanding these four things: What are some of the keys to your child's academic success? What decisions will you need to make regarding your child's educational path? At what point will you be making these decisions? In this training, we refer to these as critical decision points. What information...
Date(s): 7/15/2021 10:00 AM - 7/15/2021 3:00 PM
Description: CCSS 2021 Virtual - Registration filled to capacity. 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...
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): 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): 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)!
Description: The overview will include a summary of the supplemental guidance and information on regulations, policy, procedures and guidance.  VDOE staff will review specific sections of the guidance and discuss opportunities for local decision making. Visit the online event page after registration for materials, handouts, and zoom connection information. Qualified professionals who can assist the LEA in developing local guidance about data quality and quantity, identifying theory and methods, and...
Description: In celebration, OSEP's Early Childhood Assistive Technology Model Demonstration grantees and Center on Technology and Disability is partnering with the Office of Head Start's Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative to join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in celebrating this year's theme "Communication: The Key to Connection." Throughout the month of May, ASHA partners with national and local stakeholders to engage in a multifaceted public education campaign to...
Description: The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), authored by Dr. Elena Soukakou, is a structured observation rating scale designed to assess the quality of classroom practices that support the developmental needs of children 2½ - 5 years of age with disabilities in early childhood settings. Ratings on the ICP items indicate the extent to which program staff intentionally adapt the classroom’s environment, activities, and instructional support in ways that encourage children’s active...
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four online short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Those who register before the given deadline will be sent a code that will allow access for one month (March 20-April 19, 2017) to take that course at their convenience, 24/7. At the end...
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...