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Welcome to the Training Calendar! Here you will find information and links to professional development opportunities offered by the VEIPD Center as well as those offered by other organizations within and outside of Virginia. Professional development activities listed here include workshops, conferences, webinars, online courses, and other events.

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Upcoming Events



VEIPD Events

Implementing the DEC Recommended Practices: Let's Think about Assessment!
VA Division for Early Childhood (DEC)
Integrated Training Collaborative

Facilitated by: Dana Childress, PhD and Heather Coleman, PhD
Date and Time: August 14, 2018 from noon - 1:00 p.m.
Intended Audience: Early intervention practitioners, local system managers and supervisors, early childhood special educators, related service providers, faculty, students

Join us for an interactive web discussion that will explore how to implement the Division for Early Childhood (of the Council of Exceptional Children) Recommended Practices for Assessment. Come share your best assessment strategies and learn from others who conduct assessments with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families.

 


Kaleidoscope Service Coordination Training

Kaleidoscope, New Perspectives in Service Coordination is an introductory level training program for new early intervention (EI) service coordinators. The training program includes completion of three components:

  • The Many Facets of Service Coordination online module
  • Kaleidoscope Training – one face-to-face training day
  • Kaleidoscope Community of Practice – four monthly web-based meetings with the cohort who attended the training day to support implementation of the concepts learned from the module and training

Learn more about this training program.


Upcoming Kaleidoscope Trainings


Date:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time:
8:00am - 4:30pm
Location:
Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center, 24 South Market St, Staunton, VA 24401
Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, September 6, 2018

For information about training requirements, lodging, or to register, click here.

As a reminder, this is for any service coordinator who has NOT attended Kaleidoscope in the past.

Veteran service coordinators who may be interested in a refresher will be invited to future Kaleidoscope trainings.


Talks on Tuesdays Webinar Series

September Talks on Tuesdays Webinar

Title: Family-Centered Care and the Substance Exposed Infant - Part I
Presenters: Sharlene Stowers and Kelly Walsh-Hill, PT
Date: September 4th, 2018
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m. EST

Description: Babies born in Virginia that are substance exposed have placed a new demand on Newborn Nurseries, NICUs, Social Services and Early Intervention. The unique characteristic of the substance use and potential dependency in the pregnant mother requires a unique method of service delivery. Distrust, dishonesty, and denial are barriers that must be met with sensitivity, transparent communication, and parent empowerment. Post-natal service planning must start as soon as the mother and infant are identified to allow time for relationship building and the allocation of resources. Reassurance for the mother that she is valued is essential to her participation in the care of her baby during withdrawal and in accessing community supports and services after discharge. Substance exposed infants are more likely to have language impairments, poor memory, and are at risk for further disruptive behavioral disorders. Early Intervention can be a catalyst for change that supports better outcomes.

Tune in to the Sept-Oct. TOT to learn the facts, dispel the myths, and develop the skills you need to support family-centered care.

NOTE: You will automatically be registered for the October 2, 2018 Talks on Tuesdays webinar when registering for September. 

REGISTER TODAY!


Other Events

 

Please note that any shared professional development activity requires each practitioner to ascertain relevance to his/her work. No endorsement of any activity not offered through the state Part C early intervention office should be assumed.


Sensing, Acting, Learning: Strategies for Learners with Visual and Multiple Impairments
July 17-18, 2018


The Arc of Virginia State Convention
August 6-9, 2018


Division of Early Childhood (DEC) Conference
October 23rd - 26th


NAEYC Annual Conference
November 14-17, 2018


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Be sure to visit the TIPS (Training Information for Provider Success) Calendar to search for early childhood professional development opportunities in Virginia and Washington D.C.


Online Learning Opportunities

 

For additional opportunities on specific early intervention topics, visit the Early Intervention Topics and Trends pages.

Building the Legacy for our Youngest Children with Disabilities: A Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004’s Part C  (external website) 
NICHCY Center for Parent Information and Resources

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) (external website)
University of Minnesota
CEED offers a variety of online courses for continuing education and academic credit. Online course topics include mental health, movement, prematurity, relationship-based teaching, and working with parents.

DEC Learning Decks (external website)
Division for Early Childhood (DEC)
Learning decks are professional development webinars for those who work with, or on behalf of, young children with special needs. Members of DEC and nonmembers can access learning decks for a fee.

Early Childhood Investigations – Webinars (external website)
Engagement Strategies, LLC
Visit this site for free online professional development that explores critical topics and  offers new ideas and insights to early childhood education professionals.

Early Impact Virginia (external website)
Visit this site for classroom and online professional development opportunities for Virginia home visitors.

Professional-Development-to-Go (external website)
Head Start
Visit this site for ready-to-use professional development resources related to program management, early childhood education, domains of early learning, family and community partnerships, and health.

RPMs-Early Childhood Recommended Practices Modules (external website)
Early Childhood Recommended Practice Modules are developed for early care and education, early intervention, and early childhood special education faculty and professional development providers to use within their coursework and trainings. These modules are designed to support the implementation of the Division of Early Childhood Recommended Practices.  Specifically, there are modules to support the use of all 8 of the DEC Recommended Practice topic areas.

The Virtual Lab School (external website)
The Virtual Lab School is a professional development and resource system created by experts at Ohio State University, intending to address a critical need for an easy to navigate online system that empowers professionals to build their knowledge and skills around research-based practices in child development! Infant, toddler, preschool, and coach materials!


Consider also checking out online universities that offer asynchronous (learning on your own time),  synchronous (learning with a group at designated times) or a combination of course work. Options may include: 
Walden University, University of Phoenix, and Capella University.


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