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Description: Registration The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is supporting school divisions in building capacity to use the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) in all PreK classrooms. School divisions must be building capacity for local, trained, reliable observers to conduct CLASS™ observations, which are required twice a year in all Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) classrooms beginning in 2020-2021. This includes VPI classrooms serving children with Individualized Education...
Description: The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) is sponsoring several summer training opportunities related to CLASS: Register by 6/30/2020Limited Spaces! Courses start week of 7/6/2020! CLASS Primer for Leaders (2 hours coursework, plus 2 hours of LC’s over 4 weeks)• Understand how CLASS works and why it is important• Identify the value CLASS brings to your organization in the areas of improved teacher effectiveness and student outcomes• Communicate how the functions of...
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...
Description: Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinar (Recorded) The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provided the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinar. The purpose was 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...
Description: Discuss best-practices in the field of adult learning and discover a range of resources available through the Early Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) and the Head Start Center for Inclusion (HSCI) websites. Identify how to use these resources for professional development and training with Head Start education, disability services, and mental health staff as some programs continue to face social distancing and others prepare to return to in-person programming. The session will include...
Date(s): 10/7/2020 3:30 PM, 11/4/2020 3:30 PM, 12/2/2020 3:30 PM, 1/6/2021 3:30 PM, 2/3/2021 3:30 PM, 3/3/2021 3:30 PM
Description: Registration is required to participate. Cups and Conversations has served as a time for colleagues from across the Commonwealth to informally talk about how they are supporting families and young children through the COVID-19 crisis. Now that most or all schools have reopened for the 2020-2021 school year, VDOE will be shifting to a monthly/afternoon format. The new series will begin on October 7 and continue on the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.   
Date(s): 10/20/2020 3:30 PM, 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): 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...
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): 11/10/2020 9:00 AM - 11/10/2020 12:00 PM
Description: Webinar Registration- Registration will close on Nov. 3rd! The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Leadership in Effective and Developmentally-appropriate Services (LEADS) Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Administrator Fall 2020 Institute. 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...
Date(s): 11/10/2020 7:00 PM - 11/10/2020 8:00 PM
Description: A PEATC Early Childhood Webinar - Join us as we connect the dots on: types of child care available resources on finding child care providers in your area questions to ask when choosing care for a child with a disability 
Date(s): 12/2/2020 7:00 PM - 12/2/2020 8:00 PM
Description: A PEATC Early Childhood Webinar  Concerned about the development of your infant or toddler? Suspect that a little one has a disability? Early intervention can help! Acting early can make a difference for your child. Early Intervention (EI) supports families of infants and toddlers, ages birth to three years, with developmental delays and disabilities. In this introduction, we’ll connect the dots on EI – what it is, eligibility, and who to contact