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- National Portrait Gallery Programs 2015-2016
The Portrait Gallery announces its student and teacher offerings for the upcoming academic year. These programs inspire students and teachers to learn more about people and events that made contributions to the history and culture of the United States.
- National Gallery of Art Teacher Workshops 2
The workshops use art to engage and inspire students with the Gallery's collection and special exhibitions. Find out more information about participating in NGA workshops today!
- 4th Annual VDOE English SOL Institutes – Register Today!
Registration is still open for the Institutes in Blacksburg, Abingdon, Dulles, and Staunton. Registration is closed for the Richmond and Newport News locations. This year the focus is on formative assessment in the English language arts classroom. Participants need to bring their own device. Following the Institutes, all program materials will be available on the English Instruction Web page.
- Workshops for Instructional Coaches and Teacher Leaders – October 13 at Shenandoah University & November 10 at Blue Ridge Community College
Workshop participants will learn models and strategies for successfully engaging colleagues in continuous improvement of teaching practice.
- VASS Professional Development Opportunities
Virginia Association of School Superintendents announces a PD offering presented by Dan Mulligan on October 15 – Math SOL workshop for teachers and administrators working with at-risk students.
- Annual VATE Conference – October 16-18
Registration is now open for VATE 101 – Back to Basics: Reinvigorating the Foundations of Literacy to be held in Richmond. One featured speaker is Katherine Erskine, young adult author and National Book Award winner. The Virginia English Language Arts Supervisors will meet at the VATE Conference on Friday, October 16.
- World Geography Connects: Contemporary Regions
Register by October 9 for this free online course to earn recertification points or choose to earn graduate credit through Old Dominion University. The course runs October 19 - November 30.
- REL Appalachia Workshop – October 19
This workshop will focus on literacy and math for middle school students. Register today to learn effective instructional strategies for addressing student learning challenges.
- Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Conference
The GRCTM conference will be held on October 20 at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School. The theme "The State of Math” will focus on unlocking the Virginia SOL and moving students to a full understanding and appreciation for mathematics. Registration is now open.
- Virginia Theatre Association Conference: Virginia Theatre Matters 2015
Each year theatre practitioners from across the commonwealth come together to the VTA annual conference to perform, audition, and grow. This year's conference occurs October 22-25 in Norfolk. Register today!
- Conference on Gifted Education
Register today for the Virginia Conference on Gifted Education titled: Bridging Connections for Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships October 26-27 in Richmond.
- VSUP Professional Development Opportunities
Virginia School-University Partnership has several professional development offerings located throughout the Commonwealth during the 2015-2016 school year. Details are available from VSUP:
- October 21: Fractions: Understanding Beyond Algorithms (Grades 3-8)
- October 22: Captivate, Activate, & Invigorate the Student Brain Using Scientific Inquiry (K-5)
- October 27: Writing Strategies to Promote Content Area Learning (Grades 6-12)
- October 28: Fluency for Struggling Readers (Grades 1-4)
- October 29: Tasks to Foster Secondary Students' Mathematical Reasoning (Grades 9-12)
- Region IV Mathematics Consortium Conference
This year’s conference co-sponsored by Battlefields of Northern Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Northern Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and brought to you by the Region IV Mathematics Consortium, will be held on November 7. Submit your presentation proposals or register today!
- Dyslexia Workshop: Insights, Resources, and Current Understandings
VDOE and AIM-VA will provide participants information to address the needs of students with dyslexia. Attendees will receive resources that support students both inside and outside of the classroom. See AIM-VA for the November workshop dates, locations and additional information.
- Virginia Art Education Association Annual Conference-November 12-14
Registration is now open for the VAEA "The Nature of Art" annual conference to be held in Roanoke. Join other art educators for this professional development opportunity to learn and share best practices.
- VAST Pre-Conference – November 19
Donna R. Sterling Institute and VAST welcomes principals, teachers and VISTA members to register to attend Uncovering Student Thinking in Science Formative Assessment as the Pre-conference to the VAST PDI. Register today!
- Virginia Music Educators Association Annual Conference – November 19-21
Refresh and enhance your teaching skills at the VMEA annual conference held in Norfolk. This professional development opportunity provides information on the latest research and trends in music education. Register today!
- VAST PD Institute
Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development Institute, Designing Inquiring Minds, will be held November 19-21. Check out the speakers and concurrent sessions at VAST PDI webpage.
- VASCD Annual Conference
Registrations are now being accepted for the VASCD Annual Conference: Deeper Learning– Dec. 2-4 in Williamsburg. More information is available at vascd.org.
- 2016 Educators Rising-Virginia State Conference
Educators Rising-Virginia is the co-curricular career and technical student organization for the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow program. It builds leadership skills and inspires secondary students to consider a career in PreK–12 education. This conference will be held on March 12 in Virginia Beach. For more information reference Superintendents Memo 248-15.