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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): 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): 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)!
Date(s): 5/15/2021 - 6/19/2021
Description: Early Childhood Academy is a free self-paced course offered by PEATC in collaboration with the VA Department of Education. Are you the parent of a young child with a disability or delay? Does your child receive Early Intervention (EI) or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services? Do you work with young children with disabilities or do you (or the parents you work with) have questions about navigating the Early Childhood system in Virginia? The Early Childhood Academy, presented by PEATC...
Date(s): 4/29/2021 1:00 PM
Description: The Office of Early Childhood at the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer a webinar focused on Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) data and making quality program improvements on April 29 from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm. The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for ECSE programs for preschool children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Since each division is different, this may include directors,...
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...
Date(s): 4/12/2021 - 5/17/2021
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): 3/19/2021 12:00 PM - 3/19/2021
Description: VDOE is excited to provide an update on the development of the new uniform quality measurement and improvement system. This webinar will build on the content provided in the first Quality Matters webinar held in the fall. During this webinar, VDOE will be providing an overview of the proposal for Virginia's new unified quality measurement and improvement system, which is a key component of VDOE's efforts to build a unified early childhood system. Anyone interested in learning about the...
Date(s): 3/12/2021 3:00 PM, 3/26/2021 3:00 PM, 4/9/2021 3:00 PM, 4/23/2021 3:00 PM, 5/7/2021 3:00 PM, 5/21/2021 3:00 PM, 6/4/2021 3:00 PM, 6/18/2021 3:00 PM
Description: For Families and Early Childhood Providers: This 8-part series will focus on the early identification process, including sessions on using "Learn the Signs. Act Early" materials, resilience frameworks, lessons learned through COVID-19, and cultural considerations. Act Early ECHO provides information and resources about current and emerging knowledge and evidence-based promising practices about the four phases of early identification: family-engaged developmental monitoring, developmental...
Date(s): 1/27/2021 1:00 PM, 2/24/2021 1:00 PM, 3/24/2021 1:00 PM
Description: The General Assembly session is upon us. Many of Virginia’s youngest learners—especially disadvantaged children—have missed out on early learning opportunities as a result of COVID-19. Additional investments are urgently needed to support young learners to develop the key literacy, math and socio-emotional skills needed to be successful. Come learn about these investments in Virginia's children! The Office of Early Childhood is hosting a series of webinars to assist divisions...
Date(s): 11/19/2020 12:00 PM - 11/19/2020 1:00 PM
Description: Implementing evidence-based practices such as core vocabulary and aided language stimulation are essential in teaching students to use their communication devices effectively. But, how do we incorporate these practices in virtual learning? This webinar will focus on supporting users of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) through a virtual platform. Suggestions and demonstrations of activities will be shared, as well as a number of resources for both therapists and parents. Please...
Date(s): 11/17/2020 3:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering a three-part learning series titled, Providing Remote Instruction for Preschoolers with Disabilities: Coaching Parents and Building Partnerships. The series is intended for early childhood educators who support a child with a disability. It is targeted to early childhood and early childhood special education teachers, but is also appropriate for administrators, related service personnel, and anyone else who may partner with families and...
Date(s): 11/9/2020 8:00 PM - 12/18/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Being informed about the parts of literacy, how children learn to read, and why they might struggle can help you make better decisions about your child’s education. Research shows that when schools, teachers, and families are well-informed, children make greater gains in reading and writing. This free self-paced online workshop provides parents with the foundations, tips, and tools on helping their child learn to read. This series is divided into four sessions and will take approximately 4...
Date(s): 10/28/2020 2:00 PM - 10/28/2020 3:00 PM
Description: VDOE is excited to announce that the work on the uniform quality measurement and improvement system is beginning this fall, with opportunities for input and feedback occurring throughout the year. The first webinar on the new system will take place on October 28th at 2:00 PM. During this webinar, VDOE will be providing an overview of the timeline and process for developing Virginia's new unified quality measurement and improvement system, which is a key component of the 2020 Early Childhood...
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...