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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!
- PALS Webinars
A series of free Early Intervention Reading Initiative webinars are scheduled for March. Topics include concept of word in text, examining PALS mid-year data, electronic lesson plans, and progress monitoring with PALS Quick Checks. Register (PDF) today!
- VCSS Conference – Save the Date
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. A call for proposals will be issued March 1. See the VCSS website for more information.
- LVA and SMV STEM Workshops
The Library of Virginia with the Science Museum of Virginia will be offering a series of science, technology, engineering and math workshops throughout Virginia in March. Register online today!
- Madrid Spain Summer Course
Sixteen teachers will be selected for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholars program to study Spanish art, history and literature in Madrid. Application deadline is March 1.
- VASS Professional Development Workshop – March 5
The Virginia Association of School Superintendents is offering Building a Robust Curriculum and Assessment System Around Authentic Performance Tasks workshop with Jay McTighe for curriculum specialists, instructional leaders, central office staff and school administrators in Roanoke.
- VCTM Making Math Meaningful Academy
The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics will host a "Making Math Meaningful: Inquiry Learning Through Process Goals" Academy on March 6-7 at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center. Register online today.
- 2015 VSRA Conference: Reading is Magical
Register now for the Virginia State Reading Association Conference March 12-14 in Richmond. Nationally known speakers and children’s and young adult authors will be featured. Important professional development sessions will be provided. Register today!
- VASCD Formative Assessment Leadership – March 12
This workshop is designed to help schools integrate formative assessment into instruction while using the data from such assessments to inform decision making. Register today.
- Building Tomorrow’s Thinkers VAST Workshop
The Virginia Association of Science Teachers will hold a conference for K-8 teachers at the University of Mary Washington on March 14 with the theme of Building Tomorrow's Thinkers. This conference is provided by teachers for teachers. Registration may be found on the VAST website.
- Mathematics Specialists Conference
George Mason University is hosting its 2nd Annual Mathematics Specialist Conference on March 14. This is an opportunity for math specialists to learn more about various aspects of their role and network to improve their work in schools with elementary and middle school teachers and students. Registration is now open!
- 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. Apply by March 15.
- VCET Teacher Academies – Due March 16
The Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching is seeking the commonwealth’s best teachers to participate in academies focused on classroom instruction, innovation, education policy, and leadership at no cost. The program offers four academies: science, technology, engineering and mathematics; the humanities and language arts; fine arts; or interdisciplinary studies. Participants receive three graduate college credits from GMU and 90 hours towards recertification. Apply now!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. The deadline for submitting papers for the symposium is February 25.
- 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.
- 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. Applications are due March 2.
- 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. Apply by March 2.
- 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. Applications are due by March 6.
- 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.