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Making a Plan: Putting It All Together

Location: Recorded Webinar

Time: N/A

Target Audience: Anyone with an interest in learning  about positively addressing challenging behaviors

Event Information: This webinar is part of an ongoing series of short webinars addressing each aspect of behavior change. This webinar is the fourth segment in this series, following: 

  1. Laying the Groundwork for Decision Making
  2. What’s the Message?
  3. Functional Behavior Assessment: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How?

In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the framework of a behavior support plan using case studies of three individual students as examples. The role of ongoing data collection will also be discussed.

Registration: Sign up to receive notification when this webinar is released.

Sponsored By: Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center at Virginia Tech

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April 28, May 3, May 11, May 24, & May 26, 2021

Introductory Webinar for the New Virginia Alternate Assessment Program

Location: Virtual

Time: Varies

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Monday, May 3, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 4:30-6:00pm
Monday, May 24, 2021, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 4:30pm-6:00pm

Target Audience: Please share this information with teachers and other staff who serve students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Event Information: The Virginia Department of Education’s Student Assessment, Accountability, and ESEA Programs and the Department of Special Education and Student Services will offer a webinar on five different dates to introduce the new Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) to Virginia teachers and school staff. The new VAAP is an online assessment in reading, mathematics, and science for eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3 through 8 and high school that will replace the current portfolio-based assessment beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. 

Registration:  Click here for more information, and to register. 

Sponsored By: Virginia Department of Education

April 28, May 3, May 11, May 24, & May 26, 2021

Introductory Webinar for the New Virginia Alternate Assessment Program

Location: Virtual

Time: Varies

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Monday, May 3, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 4:30-6:00pm
Monday, May 24, 2021, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 4:30pm-6:00pm

Target Audience: Please share this information with teachers and other staff who serve students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Event Information: The Virginia Department of Education’s Student Assessment, Accountability, and ESEA Programs and the Department of Special Education and Student Services will offer a webinar on five different dates to introduce the new Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) to Virginia teachers and school staff. The new VAAP is an online assessment in reading, mathematics, and science for eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3 through 8 and high school that will replace the current portfolio-based assessment beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. 

Registration:  Click here for more information, and to register. 

Sponsored By: Virginia Department of Education

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Get Ready for Your Career: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities

Location: Virtual

Time: This virtual course will take students approximately 10 hours to view the presentations and complete the activities. For educators and other stakeholders, this course will take approximately 5 hours to complete the presentations and review the resources. Educators who want to use these hours as a professional development activity for recertification will need prior approval from the school division. Each division will be responsible for designating the actual number of points that an educator can earn for participation.

Target Audience: Whether you're a student, educator, school counselor, vocational rehabilitation counselor, family member, or an individual with a disability who wants to learn more about preparing for employment, "Get Ready for Your Career" will provide you with the career planning information necessary to walk you through the career planning process.

Students, grades 6-12, who are interested in preparing for their career and have a desire to take a self-paced online class to learn more about the skills and knowledge necessary for career success.

Teachers, school counselors,vocational rehabilitation counselors, and family members interested in utilizing the course content to equip individual students or groups who are interested in gaining information to successfully navigate the career preparation process. This course is an ideal supplement to career readiness curricula and work-based learning activities.

Event Information: "Get Ready for Your Career: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities" is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the career planning process. These online lessons contain video presentations and resources that can be used to equip students and others with the knowledge and skills for the transition to their future careers. Topics include self-determination, increasing knowledge of self and careers, utilizing support networks to assist with identifying a career goal, and developing action steps to prepare for employment.

The course is self-paced and divided into four lessons. Self-paced allows you to have access to narrated, recorded presentations and resources for you to review at your own pace. Please note, this course does not have an assigned instructor, however, at any time, you can visit the course "web board" and post questions you have regarding any of the lesson topics.

To participate, you will need a computer with (preferably high-speed) internet access and speakers or headphones in order to listen to the lectures (full text transcripts are provided for all lectures and multimedia).

Registration: Click here to register for Get Ready for Your Career: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities.

Sponsored By: VCU’s Center on Transition Innovations

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April 28, May 3, May 11, May 24, & May 26, 2021

Introductory Webinar for the New Virginia Alternate Assessment Program

Location: Virtual

Time: Varies

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Monday, May 3, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 4:30-6:00pm
Monday, May 24, 2021, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 4:30pm-6:00pm

Target Audience: Please share this information with teachers and other staff who serve students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Event Information: The Virginia Department of Education’s Student Assessment, Accountability, and ESEA Programs and the Department of Special Education and Student Services will offer a webinar on five different dates to introduce the new Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) to Virginia teachers and school staff. The new VAAP is an online assessment in reading, mathematics, and science for eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3 through 8 and high school that will replace the current portfolio-based assessment beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. 

Registration:  Click here for more information, and to register. 

Sponsored By: Virginia Department of Education

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June 23, 2021

Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) Summer Institute One Day Virtual Conference

Location: Virtual

Time: TBD

Target Audience: Virginia SLPs

Event Information: This virtual conference will feature two tracks for speech language pathologists focusing on social emotional learning using the Kimochis program. A beginner track is available for those not experienced with Kimochis and an advanced track is available for those who have already had training in Kimochis.

Registration information will be available soon, and will be announced in SLP News and Updates and through JMU T/TAC. A $25.00 fee will cover the cost of materials.

Registration: Registration will be open in April 2021.

Sponsored By: Region 5 T/TAC and Virginia Department of Education

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July 18-20, 2021

Virtual MOVE Summit (I'm Determined)

Location: Online

Target Audience: Virginia African-American Male Youth with Disabilities, Ages 13-21, and Their Parent(s).

Event Information:  Empowering African American Males with Disabilities to Overcome Barriers, Become Self-Determined, and to Graduate High School College & Career Ready.

Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day summit. The 2021 MOVE Summit will be a virtual event July 18-20.  Through utilizing state leadership and mentors, young men ages 13-21 engage in activity-based learning. Participants unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career ready.

Concurrent parent workshops offer resources and tools to promote self-determination in their sons and increase parent engagement in the education process.

Registration: More information and registration for MOVEApplication deadline is April 9, 2021 at 11:59pm.

Sponsored By: The MOVE Summit is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education.