Links with this icon leave the Virginia Department of Education website and visit an external resource.
- 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.
- Virginia Board of Education President’s Tour
The next stop on the BOE President’s Listening Tour will be September 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Bedford Elementary (806 Tiger Trail Road, Bedford). The President's Tour is an effort to reach out to partners in K-12 education to hear their thoughts on the work before the board and the important issues facing our public schools. The goal for this meeting is to receive feedback on the proposed "Guidelines for Local Alternative Assessments for 2014-2015" that the BOE has been required to develop in response to the General Assembly's recent legislation. RSVP to the Director for Board Relations Melissa Luchau if you are able to attend.
- 2014-2015 Science through an Interdisciplinary Approach (SIA) Institutes
Three SIA Institutes are being offered for teams of elementary teachers: Physical Science, Life & Earth Science, and Earth & Space Science, to promote using an interdisciplinary approach. The institutes include four weekends during the school year, ongoing support, a teacher stipend, and a principal's leadership conference. For more information, see Superintendent's Memo #222-14.
- Rural and Low-Income School Program Symposium – September 10-12
VDOE is pleased to announce the Rural and Low-Income School Program Symposium in collaboration with the Title III, Part A, Limited English Proficient (LEP) Program and the Title I, Part C, Education of Migratory Children Program. The training is designed for practitioners and administrators employed in rural school divisions and will take place in Roanoke. For details, see Superintendent’s Memo # 214-14.
- 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.
- Online Technology Integration Courses
Six-week online PD courses are available to VA teachers for free! The fall semester starts September 24. See Technology in Education Professional Development to register.
- 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.
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.