The MMW Band welcomes our new Principal, Dr Shawn Greene!!!
|EdEquityVA Webinar: Maximizing the Potential of All StudentsOnline | June 23, 2020Strategies to Support Culturally Relevant Teaching in Remote Settings offered in partnership with Discovery Education.Panelist Include:|
– Dr. Jaime Aquino, Senior Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction at Discovery Education.
– Leah Dozier Walker, Director of Equity, Virginia Department of Education
-Robin Porter, Vice President for Digital Content at Discovery Education.
-Matthew Woods, Principal, Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School, Henry Co., VA.
|CASEL Webinar Series: SEL as a Lever for Equity and Social JusticeOnline | Beginning June 26, 20205-part event.The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) invites to you register for several upcoming webinars that are intended to prioritize equity and explicitly discuss racial injustice and equity through the lens of SEL.|
|TechKnowledgy Webinars Virtual Therapy Summer Series 2020Online | July 8, 15 & 22, 2020July 8: Exploring Platform Options for Virtual Therapies|
In this lunch hour discussion, we are going to explore a few of the most widely used platforms that meet Virginia’s recommended guidelines for providing virtual therapies. July 15: Coaching Facilitators to Maximize Virtual Therapy Sessions
Buy-in and knowledge of the facilitator is just as important as engagement of the student for a successful virtual therapy session. Whether it is a parent, other family member, child care provider, etc., these individuals are instrumental in assisting the therapist during sessions. July 22: Interactive Activities to Keep Students Engaged During Virtual Therapy Sessions
This lunch hour discussion will be full of interactive ideas that will hold the student’s attention in order to increase engagement and participation. We will highlight favorite activities from SLPs, OTs, and PTs.
|Archived Webinars from the ARC’s Center for Future PlanningOnline | Self-pacedHelp students with intellectual disabilities and their families begin planning for the future. The ARC offers an archive of over two dozen free webinars. View recorded webinars or view the presentation slides at your own pace. Topics include planning for a future in the workforce, developing positive relationships, interacting with law enforcement, and self-advocacy.|
|Taking Learning to the Next Level: Surface, Deep, and Transfer LearningOnline | July 13, 2020Based on ideas in the book, Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom and facilitated by author, speaker, and professor, Dr. John Almarode, this 90-minute session will focus on the 3 levels of learning in mathematics: surface, deep, and transfer; effective teaching practices; and moving students through the phases of learning (SOLO Taxonomy–Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes).|
|Implementing Math Workshop to Differentiate Learning (for Co-Teaching Teams)Online | 8-part series beginning July 20, 2020Based on the book, Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection, and More, these sessions for K-8 Co-Teaching Teams will focus on the 5 steps to implementing math workshop: understanding math workshop, preparing students for math workshop, deciding on the workshop structure, facilitating math workshop, and reflection. Ideas for implementing Math Workshop virtually will also be shared. K-8 Co-Teaching Teams interested in participating should complete the Implementing Math Workshop Interest Survey. Session Limit: 35 registrants.|
|Executive Skills for Reading Comprehension: Assessment and InterventionOnline | August 13 & 14, 2020Skilled readers use high level thinking skills as they make a plan for understanding text, resist distractions, manage information, and make sense of text. Without these skills, students can struggle to comprehend what they read. Fortunately for struggling readers, these executive skills (ES) can be taught. Day one will focus on executive skills; the role of ES in effective reading comprehension instruction and, ES-based intervention strategies. The second day will focus on a researched-tested intervention for students with strong decoding skills, yet limited comprehension, or “word callers”.|
|Every Child a Successful Reader: Reading Institute 2020Online | August 18 & 19, 2020Teachers will receive professional development in evidence-based literacy instruction that focuses on the emergent and beginner stages. This workshop will provide teachers with an understanding of reading development and provide practice with effective teaching strategies for phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition. The institute presenter will provide information on structured reading, a variety of assessment tools, learning activities and implementation guidance for addressing the needs of middle school students.|
|PEATC Parent Institute (in Collaboration with VDOE)Online | August 20 & 21, 2020An exciting opportunity for parents new to the world of special education. PEATC’s Parent Institute is a great opportunity for Virginia parents to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together. available to families of students with disabilities. This opportunity is offered in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).|
|Tele…Teach? How Early Childhood Special Educators Can Promote Learning from a DistanceVirtual | RecordedMany educators of young children with disabilities have asked, “How do I teach a 2 or 3-year-old virtually?” Replicating classroom activities and materials for use in the home is not always feasible or functional. Instead, educators can shift to supporting new learners, the parents and family members of the child. This webinar will explore how educators can utilize a coaching interaction style to help families use daily routines and activities as learning opportunities.|
|The CEEDAR Center Archived eventsOnline | Self-pacedEvery Student Deserves an Equitable Opportunity to Succeed. 20+ webinars covering a wide variety of subjects.|
Get a head start on Wellness Points for the 2020-2021 School Year. Join our summer challenge worth 200 points for the new program year.
- Registration Begins June 19th
- Login to Pulse and Click on Challenges
- Event will Run From June 22nd – July 12th
- Points will post at start of program year, October 1, 2020
***The Full Pulse Site Will Not Be Open Until October 1, 2020. This is just an option to get a head start for the new year and represents the only point collection option available at this time.
Mathematics for All—Closing Opportunity Gaps by Creating Equitable and Engaging Classroom Environments
Join T-TAC ODU as we offer a series of Professional Learning opportunities focused on creating more equitable and engaging mathematics experiences for all students. All sessions will take place virtually.
Registration Is Now Open!
Are you working? Do you need some help? Keep in mind, the program will be disabled for you Monday morning. For those of you who have completed the program —- Awesome work! Thanks so much for giving 100% — I appreciate your time and commitment.
Hello JYMS Families,
We have designated next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (June 9th – 11th) from 9:00 am – 12 noon for our drive-thru textbook drop off. You will be able to drive through our bus loop and place student textbooks in a labeled area. This process will be drive-thru only. If you are unable to make these designated times, please call the school office to schedule a time for textbook return. The office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Dr. VanHosen, Principal
Although the quarter will end on Friday, June 5, 2020, we will leave the Edgenuity courses available until Monday, June 8th at 7:00 AM. Students may continue to work on their courses until that time without penalty.
- Students are keeping Chrome books over the summer.
- Textbooks can be returned Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:00-4:00 pm by appointment only.
Announcing SciFest All Access! We are thrilled to announce our new program, SciFest All Access, coming to you virtually this summer! Register now and stay tuned for more information on this exciting program! At SciFest All Access, attendees of all ages can engage directly with our sponsors and exhibitors to experience 100+ virtual STEM activities!
This FREE virtual event will be a graphical depiction of the live Festival to include exhibitor booths, pavilions, and lounges with demonstrations, videos, games, and more. If your organization is interested in exhibiting at SciFest All Access, please contact us here.
Educators, please relay the exciting opportunity to students and parents before the summer break, so they have access to this fun, educational, and inspiring program! There is no cost to attend!
Click on the link below:
I hope you enjoyed the Memorial Day Weekend!
It’s back to work with Edgenuity. You’re almost there! Feel free to join the Zoom sessions and contact me as you need additional help. Need a retake, reset, tutoring. . . contact me. I’m happy to help.
Keep working! Many of your classmates have earned the 100% while others are extremely close. You can do it! I believe in you!
The district calendar in Edgenuity has Memorial Day (5/25) identified as a holiday so students should not be seeing any work assigned for that day in their course pacing. Students can use the day to get ahead or use it as a makeup day from the outage this past Monday.
Tidewater Writing Project’s
2020 Online Summer Institute
Dates: July 20th – 31st, 2020
Hours: 9am – 11:30am with virtual meeting via Zoom at Noon – 3pm, asynchronous
Audience: This institute is designed for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, as well as
coaches in all content areas.
• Earn 3 hours of graduate credit (equal to 90 certification points).
• Receive a certificate of completion.
• Become a Teacher-Consultant (TCs) of writing instruction.
• Join the professional network of the National Writing Project.
• Experience the writing process by identifying and developing your own writing.
• Develop and present a best-practice demonstration lesson which explores the theoretical
underpinnings and examines student work.
• Identify and research classroom practice with the aim of developing lifelong learning and
professional discussion around the nexus of pedagogy and curriculum.
Licensed teachers currently working in public schools will receive a 25% tuition discount.
• Tuition with discount for graduate students: $1,306.50.
• Tuition without discount for graduate students: $1,742.
Admission and Registration:
• Course Number and Title: TLED 695 (CRN 36509 or CRN 36510)
• TWP Invitational Summer Institute: Teacher Leadership Development
Please register by June 15, 2020 at https://odu.edu/academics/summer
For information on how to register, please go to https://online.odu.edu/academics/how-register-courses
For more information and questions, please contact Dr. Lea Lee
Department of Teaching and Learning
Darden College of Education & Professional StudiesOld Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia – 23529
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com 757-683-4801
|Reenergize your practices for the 2020–2021 school year|
|Connect with and learn from your favorite Solution Tree authors through our virtual book study series. Each free, author-led study includes 3 to 6 |
sessions and covers the topics educators like you have told us are most
relevant during this unprecedented time.
|Upcoming Virtual Book Studies|
|Riding the Wave Book Study|
With Jeremy Adams
Take Time for You Book Study
With Tina Boogren
Creating a Culture of Feedback Book Study
With Bill Ferriter and Paul Cancellieri
Crafting Your Message Book Study
With Tammy Heflebower
Starting a Movement Book Study
With Tom Hierck and Ken Williams HEART! Book Study
With Tim Kanold
NOW Classrooms Series Book Study
With Meg Ormiston
Teaching With the Instructional Cha-Chas Book Study
With LeAnn Nickelsen and Melissa Dickson
100-Day Leaders Book Study
With Doug Reeves
Breaking With Tradition Book Study
With Jon Vander Els and Brian Stack
|Reserve your space »|
Week 4 and we are moving along. Keep working. You’re almost there! Remember to contact me if you have questions or concerns. I sent a link for updates when Edgenuity is offline. Hopefully, you will not experience too many days like that.
Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day so no Zoom meetings until Tuesday. Notices will go out for reminders. If you need one-to-one Zooms to help you with a particular skill, please send an email and I will do what I can to include you for a reasonable time slot.
Have a great week. . . . and Stay Dry! Forecast says rain all week!
Week 3! Making it Happen! You should be very close or a little beyond the 50% mark this week. Almost there!
We’re winding down on the Zoom Sessions. Attend if you can and bring those questions or just join to chat with friends, get updates with skills, and important info with Edgenuity.
Remember to email me if you have questions or concerns. Especially if you need a retake or extra help with an Assignment or Quiz.
If you love whales, exotic fish, and underwater robots you won’t want your kids to miss this free class. Also learn what it’s like to be a real Marine Biologist. Sign up for this free class now!
This new online class is not only going to teach your kids about underwater life and the physical ocean elements, but also provide your kids with a hands-on experience of what it’s really like to be a marine biologist.
Kids learn how to study the creatures that live in the sea in their natural environment by building scientific instruments that marine biologists use in the field, including a live-cell microscope and underwater ROV robot in addition to exploring erupting chemical volcanoes, and so much more.
This class is ideal for kids ages 7-14 (older if they have not studied Marine Biology before). Use the web address to register for upcoming classes.
Equity Learning Institute
Please check back frequently. We’ll be adding more free and paid content soon!Welcome to the Equity Learning Institute, the virtual learning portal of the Equity Literacy Institute. In addition to offering the courses listed below, we create customized professional learning modules for schools, school districts, institutions of higher education, and other organizations. Use the button below to contact us if you’re interested in hearing more. Enjoy the learning!Contact Us
- All CoursesUnderstanding Equity and Inequity20 LessonsFree
- All CoursesLearning to Be a Threat to Inequity: An Introduction to the Equity Literacy Framework (2 hours)18 LessonsFree
- All CoursesDitching Deficit Ideology: The First Step Toward Cultivating an Equity Commitment16 Lessons$4.99