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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.
- ESL Professional Development Opportunities
VDOE is offering several professional development opportunities for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, coordinators, and administrators:
- Expediting Comprehension for English Language Learners (ExC-ELL) Institutes
- Parents as Educational Partners (PEP) Workshops
- WIDA Academy: Creating Language-Focused College- and Career-Ready Units of Study for English Language Learners
- WIDA 101: Introduction to English Language Development (ELD) Standards and Assessments Workshop
- Using Classroom-Level Data to Improve the Achievement of English Language Learners (ELLs)
- Making of America Conference
Norfolk State and Hampton University presents 1619: The Making of America conference, September 18-19. The conference, open to K-12 social studies teachers, will focus on the culture that evolved beginning around 1619. Opportunities to earn undergraduate, graduate or continuing education units are available.
- Upcoming Events offered by Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Professional development opportunities are available through VASCD.
- Building and Using High-Quality Classroom Performance Assessment, September 24 at William and Mary
Visit the VASCD website for registration information.
- Primarily Virginia Online Institute- September 24
The Virginia Historical Society announces the fall session of Primarily Virginia, an online teachers’ institute that highlights the collections of the VHS and the Library of Congress while emphasizing both primary source learning and historical inquiry. Register today.
- The Furious Flower Poetry Center Conference
The three-day event September 24-27 at James Madison University features readings of the best established and emerging African American poets writing today. Dedicated to Rita Dove, the 2014 conference recognizes the achievements of literary trailblazers with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
- VACMS Annual Conference- September 25-26
The Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists annual conference Advocating Appropriate Applications will be held at Germanna Community College in Culpeper. The VACMS supports K-8 mathematics teacher specialists and school-based leadership. Registration is now open.
- FLAVA Annual Conference – September 25-27
Register now for the 103rd annual Foreign Language Association of Virginia Conference, Language Matters, at the DoubleTree in Williamsburg.
- Update: October English SOL Institutes
Registration is now open to all for six K-12 English Language Arts Standards of Learning (SOL) Institutes. The English SOL Institutes utilize a train-the-trainer model to provide professional development focused on nonfiction and fiction reading, writing, as well as successful strategies with English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities. Participants will attend four different concurrent breakout sessions with either an elementary or secondary focus. Registration is open to all at the following locations:
- October 2 – Abingdon
- October 3 – Roanoke
- October 16 – Dulles
- October 20 – Richmond – Registration is closed at this location
- October 22 – Newport News – Registration is closed at this location
- October 30 – Staunton
For more information see Superintendent's Memo #144-14.
- Mathematics SOL Institutes
Registration is now open for four K-12 Mathematics Institutes to be held in October 2014 at four sites in the commonwealth. These Institutes are designed to provide teachers with professional development focused on fostering students’ abilities to make mathematical connections and use effective and appropriate representations in mathematics. Each school division will be invited to send an eight-person team. Details and registration information can be found in Superintendent’s Memo #208-14.
- 2014 VMI STEM Conference is October 7-8
This third VMI STEM Education Conference will explore engineering principles and pedagogical methods and strategies with the goal of incorporating engineering concepts and projects into the teaching of math and science. It is specifically designed for classroom math and science teachers of grades three through eight, as well as the administrators who support them. Registration is now open.
- Virginia Holocaust Museum Educator Open House
Middle and high school educators and administrators are invited to a free Educator Open House October 9, 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Participants will take a tour of the Museum and receive classroom resources. Contact Education Director, Megan Ferenczy by October 2 at 804-257-5400 ext. 234.
- LFVA Fall Conference
Learning Forward Virginia’s Fall Conference, Building Your Team Dynamics, will be held on Thursday, October 9, at the Sheraton Park South, Richmond. Register now to learn about protocols and structures that support powerful collaboration with keynote speaker and author Jennifer Abrams.
- VATESOL Annual Conference
The Virginia Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages fall conference, Shifting Paradigms: Uniting Methodology and Technology, will be held on October 10-11 at Longwood University.
- VATE Conference
Register now for the 100th Birthday Celebration of the Virginia Association of Teachers of English at the annual conference on October 10-12 at the Williamsburg Doubletree.
- Scare School at Kings Dominion
At Scare School students in grades 6-12 will learn the details behind all aspects of production including set design, makeup, costuming and participate in acting seminars. More information about this October 10 event is available on the Kings Dominion website.
- Language Immersion Education Conference
The 5th annual International Conference on Language Immersion Education: Mainstreaming Access to Multilingual Communities, will be held in Salt Lake City, October 15-18.
- Professional Development for Latin Teachers
The Classical Association of the Middle West and South-Southern Section will hold its meeting this fall, October 16-18, at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.
- VCEC Fall Conference – October 17-18
The Virginia Council for Exceptional Children's Fall Conference features Keynote speaker Rick Lavoie and panel discussion with Literate Nation. The conference theme is Student Engagement and is being held at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel. Register today.
- World Geography Connects to 1500 A.D. Online Course
See Superintendent's Memo 243-14 for more information about the free course offered to Virginia teachers. Teachers may earn 45 license renewal points or it may be taken for three graduate credits through Old Dominion University.
- Virginia Theatre Association Annual Conference
The VTA Annual Professional Development Conference brings theatre practitioners from across the commonwealth together to perform, compete, learn, audition and grow in their field. Register now for the October 23-26 conference at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.
- Virginia Council of the Social Studies Conference
The Virginia Social Studies Educators "Virginia in a Global World" annual conference will be held October 24 - 25, at the Sheraton Premier in Tyson Corner. Register by October 1 for the early registration fee.
- Space Sports S.T.E.M. Adventure -October 30
VDOE, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, SportScienceFun, and NASA Langley have teamed up to invite Grade 3-5 teachers on a Space Sports S.T.E.M. Adventure. The two free sessions will be held at New Horizon’s Regional Governor’s School in Hampton with a limit of 30 teachers per session. The workshops will provide teachers with lesson plans and take home materials aligned to SOLs in Science and Physical Education. For more information, email Kirsten Manning, VSGC Education Specialist, or call 757-766-5210.
- VCSS Conference
The Virginia Council of the Social Studies Conference will be held at the Sheraton Tysons Premier in Vienna on October 24-25. This year’s theme is Virginia and the Global World.
- Virginia Art Education Association Annual Conference
Register now for the VAEA Annual Professional Development Conference Art Transforms, held at the Doubletree in Midlothian on November 6-8. The Keynote Speaker will be Shane Pomajambo, Executive Director and Editor in Chief of Art Whino.
- Central Virginia Writing Project
The Central Virginia Writing Project is offering two days of professional development with authors Georgia Heard (Nov 13) and Tom Romano (Nov 14). To learn more about how to take advantage of this opportunity to help students write more effectively register online.
- Virginia Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference
Register now for the VMEA Professional Development Conference held November 20-22, in Norfolk. Join music practitioners from across the commonwealth to enhance teaching skills and learn about the latest research and developments in music technology.
- VAST Conference – November 20-22
The Virginia Association of Science Teacher conference will be held at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke. Register now for the VAST Pre-Conference on differentiating instruction in science and mathematics with Dr. Carol Tomlinson.