2021 Virtual Educator Symposium

February 8-25, 2021

A dynamic virtual experience for Virginia leaders, educators, and practitioners who support youth with disabilities.

*We have reached capacity are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

About The Educator Symposium

Virginia educators, we hope you can come and interact with us during this 3-week symposium. Our team has built an experience that we think will fit our current situation, with self-paced modules you can complete whenever you want, plus live sessions where you can meet, discuss, ask questions, and connect with other educators and youth who are implementing self-determination practices. 

To receive access to the modules and live sessions, you must register for the event.


Intro Module

Start with an introduction to self-determination and the I’m Determined Project. This module will get all attendees to the same level of understanding so that you can make the most of the event.

Self-paced modules

Each week you will get access to one module focusing on a topic. This year’s topics are:

*Student Involvement in the IEP Process

*Self-Determination in the Classroom

*Post-Secondary Transition

More info on modules below.


Live Sessions

Live Sessions are opportunities for you to meet other educators and youth who are practicing self-determination skills. Each week there will be live sessions that relate to that week’s module topic.

Live session links will be available in the Canvas platform after everyone has registered. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see live session dates and times under the FAQ section.


Featured Module Topics

Each week runs from Monday-Thursday. You decide when to complete the module throughout that week. We encourage you to find others from your school or with similar roles to go through the modules with!

Modules contain resources, videos, and interactive opportunities that will leave you with the tools you need to start practicing self-determination in your classroom.


Student Involvement in the IEP Process

Tools help youth participate in their IEPs


Good Day Plan

Goal Plan


Self-Determination in the Classroom

IMD elements come to life in the classroom

Skills: Choice Making, Decision Making, Problem Solving

Abilities: Goal Setting & Attainment, Self-Regulation, Self-Advocacy

Beliefs: Internal Locus of Control, Self-Efficacy, Self-Awareness



Post-secondary Transition

Three core needs drive student success






We have reached our capacity of 450 registrants. Thank you for your interest, but we are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

Questions? Contact info@imdetermined.org


When will I get access to the event? 

All registered attendees were sent an invitation Wednesday, Feb. 3rd. Please check the email account that you used to sign up with (and also check your spam/junk folder in case you don’t see it in your inbox). Still can’t find it? Reach out to us.

Do attendees receive a certificate?

A certificate of attendance will be issued to all active attendees at the conclusion of the event. Points will be based on participation, with up to 20 points/hours available. More details will be given to attendees during the event.

What time are the live sessions?

Here is the current schedule of live sessions. Details about sessions will be given in the Canvas platform:

2/8 – 4:00-4:45; 2/9 – 4:00-5:00; 2/11 4:00-5:00

2/16 – 4:00-5:00; 2/17 – 4:00-5:00; 2/18 – 4:00-5:00

2/23 – 4:00-5:00; 2/24 – 5:00-6:00; 2/25 – 4:00-5:00