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Date(s): 3/24/2020 11:00 AM - 3/24/2020 12:30 PM
Description: Professionals working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are likely to encounter challenging behavior.  This webinar reviews the ABCs of  behavior (antecedent, behavior, consequence) and helps professionals  identify the function of behavior.  Dr. Hardy explains the ways in which multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) can be utilized to manage  challenging behavior for all children, but especially children with disabilities or who have experienced trauma.  The...
Date(s): 3/18/2020 4:00 PM - 3/18/2020 5:00 PM
Description: Registration BACKGROUND: Serve and Return interactions shape the development of a child’s brain. This session examines the research base underlying “serve and return” interactions, and is aimed at improving participants’ understanding of the impact of environment on development. Participants will learn strategies for “serve and return” to coach parents, help teachers, and use themselves in making interactions more meaningful and engaging for children with...
Date(s): 1/30/2020 9:00 AM - 1/31/2020 4:30 PM
Description: Register Online by January 21, 2020. NOTE: Seating is limited, so mark your calendar and register today. TO: All Parents of infants and young children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and All Professionals who diagnose, treat, educate and/or support children with hearing loss: IT IS OFFICIAL! Introduction to Holding Space is returning to Richmond, this time for a two-day event offering parents and professionals a chance to learn about trauma-informed care and holding space. Have your heard of...
Date(s): 1/8/2020 1:00 PM - 1/8/2020 2:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) hosted a webinar on January 8 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. This webinar provided updates related to the proposed budget and proposed legislation that is expected to be covered during the 2020 General Assembly Session. Division early childhood contacts were encouraged to join Jenna Conway to learn more about what they can expect for the new year. The webinar has been recorded and can be shared via email by contacting valeads@gmu.edu.
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): 12/3/2019 12:00 PM - 12/3/2019 1:00 PM
Description: Have you ever supported a family who was really struggling with their child's new diagnosis? Have you experienced the death of a child with whom you worked? Did you feel like you needed more tools or skills to support these families? Join us as we talk about the Family-Centered Care tenants that provide a foundation of support when responding to the needs of children and families experiencing grief. Anticipatory grief, grief and loss are typical responses when faced with a new diagnosis, a...
Date(s): 11/19/2019 3:00 PM - 11/19/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Children let us know what they want and need through their behaviors long before they can verbally express their feelings. Since they may not have the words to express how they are feeling, they use behaviors to express themselves. Sometimes, those behaviors can be challenging for the adults on the receiving end! Join us to discover the key principles of the Teaching Pyramid Model and Head Start’s role in its development. We will take a deep dive into program- and state-wide implementation...
Date(s): 10/23/2019 1:30 PM - 10/23/2019 2:30 PM
Description: Traumatic experiences not only impact young children emotionally but they also impact their ability to learn. Early intervention can assist in reducing the impact and in many cases help children recover from traumatic experiences. Early childhood educators can play a vital role in their recovery. This webinar will offer some facts related to the impact of early childhood trauma on a young child’s brain development as well as guidance and strategies for supporting young children thus...
Date(s): 10/16/2019 11:00 AM - 10/16/2019 12:30 PM
Description: The Military Families Learning Network Family Development Early Intervention team is hosting another series of FREE webinars in 2019 and you are invited! These webinars are designed for early childhood professionals who work with military families. You'll receive a certificate for 1.5 professional development hours after the webinar by completing an evaluation and a post-test. Many families of young children with autism and related disorders have difficulties during...
Date(s): 10/1/2019 8:00 AM - 10/4/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Registration Why attend DEC 2019? Learn about why hundreds of professionals and family members in early childhood special education and early intervention attend our annual conference. The keynotes, sessions, and poster sessions offer the opportunity to learn from experts in the field. Making the case for support of travel, funding, and time off to attend DEC 2019 requires a solid understanding of the benefits. The conference is not only an opportunity for you to gain new insights and...
Date(s): 10/1/2019 - 11/22/2019
Description: The Technical Assistance Center for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TAC-DHH) at the Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU is again offer a no cost online professional development opportunity for Virginia TODHH, SpEd teachers and others interested in literacy instruction with students who are d/hh.                             What: Join an online 24/7 Fall Community of Practice on...
Date(s): 9/18/2019 - 9/19/2019, 11/6/2019 - 11/7/2019, 11/19/2019 - 11/20/2019
Description: This fall, the Virginia Cross-Sector Professional Development (VCPD) Team is coordinating three Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) Training Institutes. Practice-Based Coaching is an evidence-based cyclical process for supporting practitioners’ use of effective practices that lead to positive outcomes for children and/or families. If you are unfamiliar with PBC, check out these resources: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/professional-development/article/practice-based-coaching-pbc. The...
Date(s): 7/18/2019 3:00 PM - 7/18/2019 4:00 PM, 7/25/2019 3:00 PM - 7/25/2019 4:00 PM
Description: For families who use visual language with their deaf child, there’s so much more to learn than just vocabulary. Many parents learn to converse well with their adult peers and teachers, but they quickly find that communicating with a young child is a completely different challenge. Young children don’t watch, look away too soon, or worse - give you a blank stare! In this webinar, we will learn intentional language teaching strategies that families can implement to help their young...
Date(s): 7/17/2019 - 7/19/2019
Description: Registration is Now Open! Creating Connections to Shining Stars 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. A dedicated website is now available for you to book your hotel rooms online. Through this website you can book,...
Date(s): 6/26/2019 - 6/28/2019
Description: Registration Open - June 26-28, 2019! ODUP2019 13th Annual State-wide Professional Development Institute for Teachers of Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, SLPs and Educators Who Work Directly with Students Who are D/HH This year's ODUP Institute, Virginia’s Go-To event in d/hh education is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing (TODHH) and educators who work directly with students who are d/hh. ODUP 2019 will...
Date(s): 6/17/2019 9:00 AM - 6/17/2019 3:00 PM
Description: Registration Join us for the 4th Annual PreK-Kindergarten Conference, where early childhood teachers and administrators come together to learn best practices for age-appropriate curriculum, assessment and instruction. This year’s conference will use the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program as a framework, providing classroom strategies and resources to help children strengthen their literacy, mathematics, self-regulation and social skills. Participants will leave with materials and...
Date(s): 6/17/2019 8:30 AM - 6/17/2019 4:30 PM
Description: Registration The 4th Annual PreK-Kindergarten Conference, where early childhood teachers and administrators come together to learn best practices for age-appropriate curriculum, assessment and instruction. This year’s conference will use the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program as a framework, providing classroom strategies and resources to help children strengthen their literacy, mathematics, self-regulation and social skills. Participants will leave with materials and practical ideas...
Date(s): 6/4/2019 12:00 PM - 6/4/2019 1:00 PM
Description: What is the typical developmental of the human brain like and how does that differ in children subsequently diagnosed with autism.  Can understanding this development better provide us with clues into strategies that we can provide to support families of  children with autism and possibly improve the overall developmental trajectory. This webinar is presented by John W. Harrington, MD.
Date(s): 6/2/2019 - 6/5/2019
Description: Empowering early childhood professionals with fresh ideas and insights to participate in and facilitate the highest quality professional development.
Date(s): 5/22/2019 12:00 PM - 5/22/2019 1:00 PM
Description: The presenters, Dr. Christan Grygas Coogle and Lisa Terry, will discuss embedded learning opportunities and explore the implementation of the Instruction strand of the DEC Recommended Practices within embedded learning opportunities. The webinar is free but registration is needed. You do not need to be a member of DEC in order to attend. All are welcome!
Date(s): 5/8/2019 4:00 PM - 5/8/2019 5:00 PM
Description: This webinar will review the basics of pediatric audiology in a manner friendly to parents, educators, and developmental specialists, beginning with the anatomy of the ear and continuing through the methods of screening and assessment for young children. Finally, current options in pediatric rehabilitation and amplification will be discussed. Time will be given to cover attendee questions. Presenter: Daniel Shearer, a graduate of James Madison University, served as a pediatric audiologist at the...
Date(s): 5/7/2019 - 5/9/2019
Description: The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs—and an enduring impact. For over 15 years, the Inclusion Institute has drawn people from across the country and around the globe to Chapel Hill to learn about the latest research findings,...
Date(s): 4/30/2019 - 5/3/2019
Description: The 16th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference promises to be another highly rated inspiring professional development opportunity. Use this as your professional development days.  Learn effective interventions for young children from a wide range of experts. Return to your community refreshed & revitalized with new strategies to help young children. Be inspired by wonderful keynotes & presentations that will allow you to learn methods to...
Date(s): 4/30/2019 - 5/3/2019
Description: The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) and the Pyramid Model Consortium are pleased to bring you this unique and inspiring professional development experience. NTI's format is designed to provide an in-depth learning experience built around the Pyramid Model. The Institute brings together experts from around the country who skillfully present three-hour workshops offering practical, ready-to-use information on social and emotional development. It...
Date(s): 4/27/2019 8:00 AM - 4/27/2019 4:00 PM
Description: INCLUSIVE PRACTICES FOR ALLThe opening session of the VCLD Symposium will host a panel of experts from across the state speaking on ADHD, ASD, co-teaching, early childhood education, EBD, LD/dyslexia, and current special education issues in today’s schools. Breakout sessions will include practical suggestions for teaching students with varying exceptionalities. Attendees will leave the conference with materials and strategies to add to their teaching toolbox. YOU’RE INVITED!General...
Date(s): 4/25/2019 7:30 AM - 4/25/2019 4:45 PM
Description: This summit has been expanded! There are spots available! To mark the milestone of their 25th anniversary, Voices for Virginia’s Children, working with partners, will host the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. The focus is on both policy changes and practices to prevent adverse childhood experiences and promote resilience. The morning of the summit will feature a keynote by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, founder of the Center for Youth Wellness and author of The...
Date(s): 4/8/2019 12:00 PM
Description: Registration If a child is receiving services in an early intervention program, the child may qualify to receive services in early childhood special education. This transition from early intervention to early childhood special education can be an exciting time as it marks growth and new opportunities. Parents may have questions about what will happen during the transition as well as questions about early childhood special education. In this webinar, a description of early childhood special...
Date(s): 4/8/2019 8:00 AM - 4/9/2019 4:30 PM
Description: Registration is Now Open! This 2-day conference will feature local and national presenters highlighting assistive technology (AT) solutions for young children through high school aged students. Learn ways to infuse new and familiar AT into daily instruction to increase student participation and strengthen learning opportunities. Explore the exhibits, share resources and network with others. This conference is designed for general and special educators, related services personnel, assistive...
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...