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Webinar Archive and Virtual Learning Library

Below you will find our library of professional learning webinars and virtual learning content. Activites the result in a professional development hours certificate will note that in the description. Can't find a resource you're looking for? Please email Matt Newton at matthewn@vt.edu.

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Webinar Series Library

Use the dropdown menus below to view archived webinar series descriptions and content.

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Through a combination of asynchronous recorded videos and online activities, the "BE READY" series is designed to provide resources and strategies to address many of the common questions educators in our regions have about working with students virtually during the 2020-21 school year.

Through a combination of asynchronous recorded videos, online activities, and follow up coaching opportunities, the "BE READY" series is designed to provide resources and strategies to address many of the common questions educators in our regions have about working with students virtually during the 2020-21 school year.  Content included in this series specifically addresses:

If you have any questions about this series, please email the content area coordinators or ttac@vt.edu.

This series will focus on creating a positive, safe, and healthy classroom through connection and community building.  Attendees will learn about how important environment, expectations, and routines are during this challenging return to school, while also focusing on self-care.

Access to this webinar series is free, but registration is required as it is possible to earn professional development hours by completing it.  The link below will take you to the registration form.  Following submission of your registration, you will be directed to the webinar content.  Please email Margo Vaughan (mvaug74@vt.edu) or Jennifer Baldwin (jebaldw3@vt.edu) for more information.

This is a two part webinar that introduces speech language pathologists to ways for developing and utilizing interactive activities for both in person and virtual therapy sessions.  Virtual therapy platforms, using technology to create engaging activities, reinforcement, and taking data during therapy sessions are some of the topics discussed.  A note taking tool and resource list accompany this webinar. 

Access to this webinar series is free, but registration is required as it is possible to earn professional development hours by completing it.  The link below will take you to the registration form.  Following submission of your registration, you will be directed to the webinar content.  Please email Holly Nester (hollyn@vt.edu) or Kathleen Wright (kathleenw@vt.edu) for more information.

This webinar was recorded live and edited into three parts with the goal of professional development material for administrators, all teachers as well as co-teaching teams, either individually or as a community of practice. This can be used in your division, your school, your department, or at any grade level. Attendees will learn about the High Leverage Practices (HLP’s) in Special Education, the importance of HLP #16, explicit instruction (EI), in all learning environments followed by videos of these practices in action.

Access to this webinar series is free, but registration is required as it is possible to earn professional development hours by completing it.  The link below will take you to the registration form.  Following submission of your registration, you will be directed to the webinar content.  Please email Helen Barrier (hbarrier@vt.edu), Sue Schulz (suschulz@vt.edu), or Jennifer Baldwin (jebaldw3@vt.edu) for more information.

This virtual session will walk you through multiple resources and conversations around meeting the individual needs of your students with disabilities through the use of Specially Designed Instruction. Highlighted are the HLPs, explicit instruction, and intensive instruction, which are crucial for effective SDI lesson design.

The components of this webinar include:

  • 1 hr Webinar Overview for your own professional development.

  • Companion slides with independent exploration including videos, linked documents, resources.

  • Planning options for professional development utilizing these resources.

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The VDOE's State Assistive Technology Network will be presenting a series of webinars during July and early August focusing on strategies for providing therapy in virtual environments and document and instructional material accessibility.  The topic schedule for these webinars will be:

  • Tuesday, July 7 at 11:00am - Microsoft Word and Google Document Accessibility.
  • Wednesday, July 8 at 12:00pm - Exploring Platform Options for Virtual Therapies.
  • Wednesday, July 15 at 12:00pm - Coaching Facilitators to Maximize Virtual Therapy Sessions.
  • Tuesday, July 21 at 11:00am - Powerpoint and Google Slides Presentation Accessibility.
  • Wednesday, July 22 at 12:00pm - Interactive Activities to Keep Students Engaged During Virtual Therapy Sessions.
  • Tuesday, July 28 at 11:00am - PDF Accessibility.
  • Thursday, August 6 at 11:00am - Video Accessibility.

Please visit the Techknowledgy Homepage to register for these free events or download the fliers below for more information.  If you miss one of the live events, don't worry.  Each webinar will be recorded for later viewing!

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The "Go Deep" webinars are a follow up to our "Be Ready" series released during the Summer of 2020.  Each of these resources drills down further into strategies and resources for supporting students with disabilities in virtual and hybrid learning  environments and builds upon content presented in the previous series.  We recommend that you view the Be Ready webinars prior to diving in to the Go Deep series.

Addressing difficult behavior successfully begins with understanding. This webinar will introduce attendees to five big ideas that build a foundation for addressing challenging behaviors. This foundation will help participants lay the groundwork for decision-making when creating positive behavior support plans.

This is a brief follow-up video to the Tier 1 Classroom Management four part series. In this short webinar, we focus on integrating a trauma informed approach into your classroom social-emotional learning. We created a "Discussion Outline and Guide" that walks you through key considerations and provides a variety of resources for each. This document can be used for individual learners, a small group, or a whole school staff. Please download the Discussion Outline & Guide to use as you watch this webinar.

This is a follow-up webinar from the Tier 1 Classroom Management 4 part series that digs deeper into how to incorporate SEL into the classroom system in an effective way - no matter the learning environment.  We created a "Discussion Outline and Guide" that walks you through key considerations and provides a variety of resources for each. This document can be used for individual learners, a small group, or a whole school staff. Please download the Discussion Outline & Guide to use as you watch this webinar.

In this webinar, we will discuss the use of Bitmoji scenes to support virtual learning. Step by step demonstrations include how to create a Bitmoji classroom, how to link content to your classroom, and how to share with students. Suggested activities to target a range of speech and language skills as well as sample scenes will also be shared.

This webinar series covers four big areas for building the framework for social emotional learning: developing responsive relationships, targeted instruction for social emotional skills, building a supportive environment, and taking care of yourself. These areas provide the strong foundation for framing and supporting a safe and comfortable classroom community for young learners. This webinar will allow you to evaluate your current practices and strategies for building social emotional skills, and to consider what new tools and resources are needed to support young children and adults as they return to school facing different guidelines and restrictions due to COVID-19.

Access to this webinar series is free, but registration is required as it is possible to earn professional development hours by completing it.  The link below will take you to the registration form.  Following submission of your registration, you will be directed to the webinar content.  Please email Margaret Vaughan (mvaug74@vt.edu), or Kathleen Wright (kathleenw@vt.edu) for more information.

During this webinar, we will explore considerations for conducting remote speech-language evaluations. We will discuss preparing for the session and what makes up a comprehensive assessment. The comprehensive assessment process involves use of standardized assessments, informal assessments, and dynamic assessment in order to inform decision making. We will wrap up the webinar by considering the data collected and how the assessment was conducted in order to effectively write a report.

During this webinar, we will discuss descriptive versus evaluative feedback. We will explain how to use descriptive feedback in a timely manner to move students forward in their learning.  Additionally, we will demonstrate specific examples of descriptive feedback in face-to-face school instruction and in virtual settings.

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Michael Kennedy, PhD

Join Michael Kennedy, author and producer of the High Leverage Practices checklists and videos, for this webinar series created specifically for Regions 6 & 7 in partnership with the Virginia Tech T/TAC. These webinars have been developed with the goal of professional learning opportunities for administrators, all teachers as well as co-teaching teams, either individually or as a community of practice. They can be used in your division, your school, your department, or at any grade level.

Start your exploration of using high-leverage practices (HLPs) to deliver specially designed instruction (SDI) with this four part video playlist with embedded quizes for feedback.

Please note: the beginning of the recorded webinar will say "Part 4", but you are in the right place if you've completed the Foundational Understanding and Part 1 sections.

Our Assistive Technology (AT) Team webinars are a monthly series of lunch-hour virtual professional development opportunities for educators and other practicioners who are providing accessibility and assistive technology services to students with disabilities in Virginia public schools.  Miss a live session?  You can find all of the AT Team webinars archived here.  Interested in learning more about assistive technology, AT Teams, or finding out when the next live session will be?  Email Matt Newton at matthewn@vt.edu.

Some students in our classrooms have challenging behavior. Teams can address those behaviors in positive and powerful ways that improve the behavior and the lives of the students they support. This webinar series is intended to help teams create a positive behavior support plan to address challenging behaviors in effective and helpful ways by addressing different aspects of the behavior change process in each webinar.  Resource documents supporting each of the webinars in this series are available.

Just In Time Webinar Playlist

Looking for short, concentrated professional development content in a specific area?  You've come to the right place!  Our "Just In Time" playlist below contains short (30 minutes or less) webinars focusing on development in a specific area or skill, so you can get the knowledge you need quickly and efficiently.  Hover over the menu options to the left for a description of the webinar's content to help you choose.  Or watch them all!

Step-by-Step Technology Tutorials

Watch and rewatch these step-by-step tutorials as needed to learn new ways to utilize instructional technologies to support your students.  Learning new technologies doesn't have to be a pain and you don't have to be tech-savvy.  We break these skills down into sequenced and digestible chunks and will work with you one STEP at a time!

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Bitmoji Classroom Accessibility