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- Effective Strategies for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems
VDOE in collaboration with Old Dominion University has created a series of evidence-based online modules that focus on specific behavior strategies. Register online or for more information contact by email Ellen J. Harrison or call 804-225-2709.
- Center on Transition Innovations (CTI)
This center serves as a statewide resource dedicated to improving postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities. Visit the CTI website to learn about online courses, webcasts, videos, newsletters, fact sheets and topical papers focused on students with disabilities making successful transitions to postsecondary life.
- Online Course for Latin Teachers
This self-study course, “Classics in the 21st Century Classroom” is divided into five parts and takes an in-depth look at: Standards, Communication Modes, Proficiency and Performance, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and Text-task Alignment. Register today.
- VCEE Schedule
The 2015 schedule for Economics and Personal Finance Institutes is now available from the Virginia Council on Economic Education. Teachers receive many resources and have the opportunity to earn the W!SE Certification in Personal Finance. Check out the schedule today!
- Fair Isn’t Always Equal Workshop – March 19
Rick Wormeli offers the latest research to help teachers examine assessment and grading practices in today's classrooms. Join VASCD in Alexandria for the opportunity to challenge your thinking while getting practical ideas for standards-based grading practices. Register today!
- FLAVA Workshop
The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series will host Workshop 4: Setting and Monitoring Learning Targets – Getting Educators and Learners on the Same Page on March 19 at 4 p.m. Workshops are free but registration is required.
- VASCD Partnering with Principals Mathematics Leadership Institute
This three-day institute is designed to help elementary and middle school principals support systemic high-quality mathematics learning throughout their schools. This workshop will be held on March 25-26 and June 5. See the VASCD website for more information.
- Teaching and Technology: Best Practice for Secondary English Language Arts – March 26
In this workshop, participants will look at how to purposefully choose and implement appropriate technology tools based on student learning needs. The integrated approach to flipped learning, online reading comprehension, multimedia comprehension and composition, and digital collaborative writing. Participants receive sample lesson/unit plans, sample student work, and their own plan for integrating technology to impact literacy learning. Apply (PDF) today!
- Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Competition
This program provides short-term study and travel seminars abroad for educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. K-12 educators interested in the one seminar experience in China should apply by April 1.
- VDOE Intel Elements PD
VDOE offers free online professional development courses through the Intel Education grant. Register today for the upcoming sessions. Spring registration ends April 1.
- Council of Exceptional Children Annual Convention
Join the CEC for their annual convention April 8-11 in San Diego, CA. Click here for more information.
- World Geography Connects: 1500 AD to the Present
Register for this free online course to earn recertification points or graduate credit through Old Dominion University. The course runs April 13 through May 22.
- REL Workshop: Data to Improve Instructional Practice – April 16
Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia is sponsoring a workshop in Roanoke for instructional teams (school administrators and teachers) to engage in hands-on data strategies and skills. Teams will create an action plan proposing data-informed solutions and monitoring students’ progress toward those goals. Space is limited so register today or contact Aimee Evans for additional information.
- Explore the Outdoors - April 19
Explore the outdoors with the educational programs from Community Idea Stations, Science Matters, Ready to Learn, and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation. Meet Curious George and participate in environmental science and healthy living activities.
- 2015 Virginia Junior Academy of Science Symposium
The VJAS Research Symposium will be held on May 20-22 at James Madison University. The VJAS website has been updated to include the new handbook, style manual, and other resources for students and teachers.
- VHS Teacher Institutes
The Virginia Historical Society is offering three institutes to teachers of any grade level:
- Supreme Court Summer Institute
This Institute is open to secondary social studies teachers and supervisors who will learn about the Supreme Court, its past and current cases, and teaching strategies. Register by March 16 for this June event in Washington, DC.
- Content Teaching Academies – June 22-26
The 16th Annual Content Teaching Academy will be held on the campus of James Madison University. Each academy is designed to engage participants in critical dialogues of practice with instructional sessions conducted by scholars and master teachers who understand the challenges associated with today's classroom. Apply today.
- Adapted Physical Education Content Teaching Academy
James Madison University will offer an Adapted Physical Education Content Teaching Academy June 22-26. Participants will have an opportunity to delve deeper into understanding the newly adopted 2015 Physical Education SOL, and explore a variety of instructional strategies to ensure all students are successful. See Superintendent’s Memo 051-15 for more information
- Augmenting Science and Special Educator Teams Academy – June 22 - 26
VDOE, in partnership with James Madison University, will sponsor a collaborative science-inclusion special education institute. Augmenting Science and Special Educator Teams, is designed for science and special educator school teams working together to enhance all student outcomes focusing on improved content understanding, pedagogical strategies, collaboration strategies, and networking. See Superintendent’s Memo 052-15 for more information.
- YAV Inspiring Teachers Though the Arts Institute – June 25-26
Young Audiences Arts For Learning Virginia and Old Dominion University will co-sponsor a summer Institute for Pre-K through 12th grade teachers in core curriculum and art classrooms. Educators will learn techniques to enhance performance, learning, retention, motivation, and more! Teachers are eligible to earn points towards recertification. For more information or for early bird registration call 757-683-4686.
- Shenandoah Valley Writing Project Summer Institute
Teachers can earn six graduate credits by attending the Invitational Summer Institute from June 29 - July 24 at Shenandoah University. Participants will read widely in theory, participate in discussions, view presentations by visiting presenters, and create their own theory of practice. Fellows of the Institute will publish writings in a class anthology and become Teacher Consultants of the National Writing Project. Apply today.
- NEH Brown v. Board of Education Workshop
Grades 6-12 Teachers are invited to participate in one-week summer workshop on school desegregation in Virginia, following the historic Brown v. Board Education decision. Teachers will meet in Richmond to interact with leading scholars in the field, visit historic sites and archives, and discuss curricular related to this subject. See the National Endowment for the Humanities website for the July session dates and program details.
- 2015 Stratford Hall Summer Institute
This four day teacher institute will be held July 15 - 18. Participants will examine colonial life through the use of selected primary sources. Apply today!
- Primary Sources in Science Institute – July 20-24
The application for the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute for Primary Sources in Science is now available. This week-long summer professional development opportunity is designed for K-12 educators who teach science or collaborate with science teachers. Applications are due by March 24. See the LOC website for institute details.
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Program – July 8 - August 2
K-12 teachers can apply for a stipend to attend the NEH program “Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877 to 1920.” NEH Summer Scholars will spend four weeks in Chicago engaging in discussions about this time period in American history and creating materials to use in their classrooms.
- Monticello Teacher Institute & Barringer Research Fellowship
A week-long summer fellowship at Monticello opens to teachers of American history. Learn innovative approaches to teach the ideas of liberty, freedom, and self-governance, and their relevance today. Participants will collaborate in creating original material for Monticello’s Digital Classroom and Sea of Liberty websites.
- Project CRESST ACADEMY
CRESST Academy is a week-long professional development for middle and high school life science, biology, and health/physical education teachers. The curriculum is designed to enhance students’ research skills and awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. CRESST will take place at Virginia Commonwealth University with “in your classroom” implementation throughout the fall semester. Participants receive graduate credit or a stipend to purchase program related supplies.
- SOL Assessments Review Committee for Special Test Forms Nominations
All nominees, including those who have previously served, must complete and submit the Web-based application using ACAPS by April 17. The committee meeting will be held in Richmond on July 27-29. See Superintendent’s Memo 010-15 for additional information.
- K-8 Music and K-8 Visual Arts Strategies and Correlations Development Committee Nominations
All nominees, including those who have previously served, must complete and submit the Web-based application using ICAPS by March 23. The committee meetings will be held this July in Richmond. See Superintendent’s Memo 024-15 for additional information.
- Aspiring Special Education Leaders Academy
This special education leadership academy is designed to prepare potential leaders for administrative positions in special education. VDOE is now accepting one application per school division, state-operated program, regional program and Training and Technical Assistance Center for participation. See Superintendent’s Memo 023-15 for application and information.
- C’s The Day!
Register now for the 2015 FLAVA Conference: “C’s the Day”. This year’s conference will be held from September 24-26 at the Williamsburg Doubletree Hotel.
- VCSS Conference – Save the Date
The Virginia Council of the Social Studies Conference will be held October 16 -17 in Norfolk. This year’s conference theme will be “Shifting Focus: Examining Social Studies Through Multiple Lenses. See the VCSS website for more information.