VCU Webcast: Self Determination: Past, Present, Future

The Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities will host a webcast: Self Determination: Past, Present, Future

“Over the years, self-determination and choice have become important aspects of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment and other disability support areas.  This webcast will give a brief history of self-determination, then focus on self-determination’s  important role in workplace support and employment issues.  In looking towards the future, strategies will be given to determine personal preferences to support career decision making, goal setting, work-place problem solving, self-advocacy and leadership.”

Michael Wehmeyer, PhD, Michael Ward, PhD

Date: 6/26/2014, 2:00pm Eastern

Register Online (Indviduals with disabilities receive access to this webcast at no charge.)



College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center Launches “Research to Practice” Blog Series Next Month

Starting next month, the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center will be launching a new blog series that will make connections between recent policy conversations to research conducted by the Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs). Each month, CCRS Center staff will highlight the latest REL research on college and career readiness topics. The purpose of this blog series is to assist readers in becoming more informed on the current research in and around college and career readiness, as well start a broader conversation around these topics. Be sure to look out for the first post in the series, focused on dropout prevention and early warning indicators, and join the conversation by sharing your perspective in the comments section of the post.

Interested in learning more about REL college and career readiness work? Take a look through the CCRS Center Calendar for REL sponsored CCRS-related events.

Events, Funding Grant Writing 101: Basics for Beginners

From “On April 30, 2014, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET), the GetEdFunding community on will host a webinar, ‘Grant Writing 101: Basics for Beginners,’ sponsored by CDW-G. This free webinar is geared towards the needs of beginning grant seekers.

Louisiana educator Terri Simpson will present tips and tricks for grant writing based on her own success and experiences helping others secure educational grant funding for classrooms or school-based projects. The presentation will explore:

  • Grant-writing techniques and suggestions for the preparation and compilation of grant applications.
  • Examples of effective wording and methods taken directly from successful grant applications.
  • Recommendations for locating available funding opportunities.

Participants will be able to submit their questions about their specific funding challenges and more during this interactive session. In addition, the webinar will be recorded and archived in the GetEdFunding community for members to access after the event. Those who attend the live session will automatically receive a CE certificate via email from

Don’t miss out on this free hour of practical support to help you get started on securing funding for your school or district. Register for the webinar now.


Work-based Learning Webinar Series

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Description: Sponsored by NSTTAC

NSTTAC, in partnership with other organizations focused on employment of youth and young adults with disabilities, has launched a newly reorganized Youth to Work Coalition (YTWC) website, accessible through NSTTAC’s website: The purpose of this website is to house resources that help link resources for work-based learning experiences for youth with disabilities. The resources are organized across 8 work-based learning experience (WBLE) categories: (1) career exploration, (2) job shadowing, (3) job sampling, (4) service learning, (5) internships, (6) apprenticeships, (7) paid employment, and (8) mentoring. Within each WBLE category, resources are organized for the following audiences (1) schools, (2) businesses, (3) youth service professionals, (4) families, and (5) youth with disabilities.

We are pleased to announce our Spring 2014 Webinar Series will begin May 6. We are looking forward to these great topics:

Tuesday May 6th, 2:00 EST The Way to Work: Employment Success for Youth in Transition (Rich Luecking, TransCen, Inc)

Tuesday June 10th, 2:00 EST Work Based Learning Experiences and the Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) (Mindy Larson, NCWD-Youth)

Tuesday June 24th, 2:00 EST Work Based Learning and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): An in-depth training on the federal guidelines that must be used to established the understandings between employer, school, family and student. (Judy Imperatore, Consultant)

To attend these webinars, you DO NOT have to register and they are FREE. Simply follow these directions:

The webinar will be hosted at
Login: Choose the “enter as guest” option and type your name
And also dial in: Conference number: 1-800-201-2375 and the Participant Code: 611914

Any questions contact


Active Implementation: Get Started – Get Better

The Active Implementation Hub is a free, online learning environment for use by any stakeholder — practitioners, educators, coaches, trainers, purveyors — involved in active implementation and scaling up of programs and innovations. The goal is to increase the knowledge and improve the performance of persons engaged in actively implementing any program or practice.

via Active Implementation: Get Started – Get Better | AI HUB.