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- VISTA PD Programs
Applications are now being accepted for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA) professional development programs for the 2014-2015 school year. Participants receive professional learning opportunities, personalized coaching, and mentoring at no cost.
- 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.
- Advanced Young Adult Literature in a Digital Age, August 25 - December 5
This Radford University course investigates the nature of young adult online and e-reader-based materials. Additional materials investigated will include such non-traditional materials found in role-playing environments, social media sites, e-publishing, self-publishing, & graphic novel genres.
- Save the Date
The 2014 Virginia Consortium of Gifted Education Administrators will meet September 19 in Charlottesville. The new coordinators meeting will take place on September 18. Registration will be available online. A link will be sent to division gifted coordinators this summer.
- Upcoming Events offered by Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Professional development opportunities are available through VASCD.
- Fair Isn’t Always Equal, Rick Wormeli, September 12 in Richmond
- Building and Using High-Quality Classroom Performance Assessment, September 24 at William and Mary
Visit the VASCD website for registration information.
- 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.
- October English SOL Institutes
Registration is open 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. School divisions may register a team of four.
- October 2 – Abingdon
- October 3 – Roanoke
- October 16 – Dulles
- October 20 – Richmond
- October 22 – Newport News
- October 30 – Staunton
For more information see Superintendent's Memo #144-14.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Early Bird Registration Now Open for ACTFL Conference
Early bird discounts available through July 9 for the Convention and World Languages Expo. The event is set for San Antonio November 21-23.
- Virginia Association of Science Teachers Institute, November 20-22
The 2014 VAST Institute Sparking Innovation: Enhancing Student Learning will be held November 20-22 in Roanoke. Register today!