How to Build Strong Relationships with Students if You’re Starting the Year Online: Principles and Practices

So you’re starting the school year as a distance educator and you have no idea how to build strong relationships with students you’ve never met in person. Before the hyperventilation kicks in, let’s center on a few grounding principles.

Please check out this article about building relationships with students when starting the school year virtually.  

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Growing With Canvas

  1. Click on the link
  2. Go to Registration Link on Flyer
  3. Register for a Cohort

https://pub.lucidpress.com/2fa9967d-e9db-45df-8098-ee5eaf03bd4d/#_0

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The Culturally Responsive Education by Design Online PLC

Hey, it’s Zaretta here…

Are you ready for the next level of building your capacity to be a culturally responsive educator?

Well, as you know I’ve been working on building a virtual space for us to do that together.

It’s almost ready. The inaugural 2020 Cohort of The Culturally Responsive Education by Design Online PLC will open for enrollments on Friday, August 7th!

If you want to go beyond the piecemeal approaches most district PD sessions offer, then this might be the place for you. Not throwing shade at central office folks, but most districts don’t have the capacity to offer sustained professional learning.

And that’s what we intend to do in this unique year-long PLC.

Now this ain’t your cooperating teacher’s PLC. lol We are going to super charge the structure in the service of equity. I can’t wait to share how we can help students level up their learning.

Want to know more? Sign up for one of the sessions of my FREE live webinar, “The 4 Steps to Creating Intellectually-Safe Classrooms Anywhere – to Level Up Rigor for Diverse Learners”. You can choose from 3 dates and times — Aug 5, Aug 7, or Aug 13.

In this webinar, we will review core practices and a few strategies you can use right away to get students on the road to independent learning, even during remote learning. You’ll also learn more about how we might work together in the Online PLC.

Click here to register for the free Webinar! [or copy this to your browser: https://crebydesign.com/webinar-4-steps ]

Will I see you there?

– Zaretta

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Practical Strategies to Increase Social Emotional Learning and Promote Equity Within the Classroom

Dates:  July 30, 2020 or August 5, 2020 (register for one of the dates)

Time:  9:00AM-12:00PM

Participants will build/expand understanding of the importance of social-emotional learning in promoting equitable practices within the classroom setting. They will learn practical strategies to increase social-emotional skills in the areas of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making and will explore how increasing those skills can lead to a more inclusive environment. Given the current unique circumstances, the content will be relevant to both virtual and face-to-face environments.

July 30, 2020 Registration Link: https://events.membersolutions.com/event_register.asp?content_id=82602

July 30, 2020 Zoom Link https://cwm.zoom.us/j/99637928449

August 5, 2020 Registration Link: https://events.membersolutions.com/event_register.asp?content_id=82426

August 5, 2020 Zoom Link https://cwm.zoom.us/j/98234913584#success

Contact Mary Beth Mueller for registration questions

memueller@wm.edu

Training & Technical Assistance Center

William & Mary

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#EdEquityVa Virtual Summit

SAVE THE DATE:2020 #EdEquityVA Virtual Summit
This year’s Summit will convene over two days:

Day 1 (August 5th): Teachers, Principals, Instructional leaders, and Equity Coordinators.  

Day 2 (August 6th): Superintendent Teams, Administrators, School Board Members, and Division Level Equity Leads.

Both days will include a keynote address by Dr. Bettina Love, author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom.  

All sessions provided will focus on building an educator workforce that is positioned for anti-racism and cultural proficiency to ensure that Virginia’s public education system is one that maximizes the potential of all students. 

Please register for each session separately.  
Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please only register for one session per breakout section
You will receive a confirmation email from ZOOM with your meeting login information. This link will be unique to the email address you register with.

Day One: Educators – Courageous Teaching
Invited: Teachers, Principals, Instructional Specialists, Equity Coordinators &
Level Equity Chiefs
Welcome
Time
Topic & Registration Link
Presenter
1-2 p.m.
Keynote: We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching 
Dr. Bettina Love, Professor, Author, and Speaker

Break Out Session A – Register For One Of The Following Sessions
Time
Topic & Registration Link
Presenter
2:15 – 3 pm.
Anti-bias Curriculum: Auditing Your Curriculum for Bias
Presented by Discovery Education
2:15 – 3 pm.
Anti-racism 101
VCU School of Education
2:15 – 3 pm.
Courageous Teaching: Race, Bias, & Racism
Maria Burgos, Supervisor of Global Learning & Culturally Responsive Instruction, Prince William County Schools
2:15 – 3 pm.
A History of Racism in America
Dr. Donald Grant, Jr., Executive Director of the Center for Community & Social Impact, Pacific Oaks College

Break Out Session B – Register For One Of The Following Sessions
Time
Topic & Registration Link
Presenter
3:15 – 4 p.m.
Anti-bias Curriculum: Auditing your curriculum for bias
Presented by Discovery Ed
3:15 – 4 p.m.
Anti-racism 101 
VCU School of Education
3:15 – 4 p.m.
Teaching about Race, Bias, & Racism
Maria Burgos, Supervisor of Global Learning & Culturally Responsive Instruction, Prince William County Schools
3:15 – 4 p.m.
A History of Racism in America
Dr. Donald Grant, Jr., Executive Director of the Center for Community & Social Impact, Pacific Oaks College

Closing
Time
Topic & Registration Link
Presenter
4:15-4:45 p.m.
Closing Session
The Honorable Atif Qarni, Virginia Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia

Day Two: Leaders – Courageous Leadership
Invited: Superintendent Teams, Administrators, School Board Members, Division level Equity Chiefs/Directors
Welcome
Time
Topic & Registration Link
Presenter
1-2 p.m.
Keynote: We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching
Dr. Bettina Love, Professor, Author, and Speaker

Break Out Session A – Register For One Of The Following Sessions
Time
Topic & Registration Link
Presenter
2:15 – 3 pm.
Navigating EdEquityVA,
Virginia’s Road Map to Equity 
Dr. James Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commonwealth of Virginia
Leah Walker, Director of Equity, Virginia Department of Education
2:15 – 3 pm.
Courageous Connections: Discipline, Race, & Achievement
Dr. Jennifer Piver-Renna, Director of the Office of Research, Virginia Department of Education
2:15 – 3 pm.
Courageous Equity Leadership 
TBA
2:15 – 3 pm.
Equity & Antiracism: Auditing Your Policies & Procedures
Deborah Keys Write, Board Governance & Equity Consultant

Break Out Session B – Register For One Of The Following Sessions
Time
Topic & Registration Link
Presenter
3:15 – 4 p.m.
Navigating EdEquityVA,
Virginia’s Road Map to Equity
Dr. James Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commonwealth of Virginia Leah Walker, Director of Equity, Virginia Department of Education
3:15 – 4 p.m.
Courageous Connections: Discipline, Race, & Achievement
Dr. Jennifer Piver-Renna, Director of the Office of Research, Virginia Department of Education
3:15 – 4 p.m.
Courageous Equity Leadership 
TBA
3:15 – 4 p.m.
Equity & Antiracism: Auditing Your Policies & Procedures
Deborah Keys Write, Board Governance & Equity Consultant

Closing
Time
Topic & Registration Link
Presenter
4:15-4:45 p.m.
Closing
The Honorable Ralph S. Northam, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia

Get Social With Us!
Use #EdEquityVA
 when sharing your experiences at this year’s Digital Equity Pre-Summit and Education Equity Conference. Remember to follow us on
Twitter @VDOE_News and Facebook @VDOENews.

Contact
Contact EdEquityVa@doe.virginia.gov with questions or for additional
information.

Registration will open July 21, 2020, at 
http://www.virginiaisforlearners.virginia.gov/ed-equity-va/
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GOOGLE WEEK – SIXTH SERIES of VaSCL Virtual Workshops

These Virtual Workshops are being offered to VaSCL participants at NO CHARGE, as a benefit of
membership!
Registration is now OPEN on the VaSCL website (www.vascl.org) for each of the 18 workshops in The SIXTH Series of Virtual Workshops, which will be held on July 20-22, July 27-29, and August 3-5, 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: To get the most out of participating in any of these workshops, participants will need access to a school Google account (also known as a G Suite for Education account).

Click on the TITLES below to go straight to the website page, with the registration form, for each workshop.

Google Classroom (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/google-classroom-july-20?Itemid=101

This workshop is designed for educators who have some experience or familiarity with Google Classroom. All participants should have created a class prior to the session. Participants who are not already familiar with Google Classroom can learn how to create a class by following this link [youtu.be/xUF9c5sk4YY]. During this session, we’ll explore how to add different types of resources, give enriching feedback, invite parents to participate, and use Google Meet, as well as learn other tips and tricks that will super-charge your Google Classroom.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Monday, July 20, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Cost: Free

#AllStudentsCan: Assistive Tech & UDL that You Can Use Tomorrow (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/allstudentscan-assistive-tech-udl-that-you-can-use-tomorrow-july-20?Itemid=101

Our goal as educators is to serve all of our students — regardless of their learning abilities, skills or needs. This session focuses on simple and easy tools that all teachers can leverage to improve learning for all of their students. Topics will include:

? Accessibility features in commonly used education tools like Google and Flipgrid

? Chrome Extensions that provide simple access for all

? Other tips and tricks

Target Audience: Grades K-12

Classroom Teachers and Special Educators

Date and Time: Monday, July 20, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Cost: Free

Choice Boards & Hyperdocs (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/choice-boards-hyperdocs-2?Itemid=101

Districts around the country are emphasizing the importance of instructional flexibility and student interests and curiosity over prescribed lesson plans. By using Choice Boards and Hyperdocs, teachers can facilitate learning that straddles the line between structured standards and flexibility while emphasizing a holistic, child-centered experience for our learners. Participants will explore examples of Choice Boards & Hyperdocs, review best practices, and receive multiple templates to use.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 21, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Cost: Free

Choice Boards & Hyperdocs – Deep Dive (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/choice-boards-hyperdocs-deep-dive-july-21?Itemid=101

Have you ever looked at a Choice Board or Hyperdoc and thought, “This is GREAT, but it doesn’t quite fit what I’m working on in class.”? In this session, participants will build upon their basic knowledge of Choice Boards and Hyperdocs, so the introductory CB & HD workshop and/or prior familiarity with Choice Boards and Hyperdocs are prerequisites for effective participation in this workshop. During this workshop, participants will be given the tools necessary to “remix” a template to fit their needs, as well as the tools needed to create a Choice Board or Hyperdoc from scratch. Time will be provided during this session for design and creation.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 21, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Cost: Free

Creating Community (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/creating-community-july-22?Itemid=101

Districts across the state are making plans for what the fall looks like, but one thing is certain, we need to create a meaningful community with all of our students. Both Hangouts Meet & Flipgrid are simple, safe, free, and cross-platform resources that you can use to check in with your students and create synchronous or asynchronous conversations. Plus, both are full of accessibility tools that you’ll love.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 22, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Cost: Free

Getting Started with the New Year (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/getting-started-with-the-new-year-july-22?Itemid=101

We all made it through a challenging spring and now we have some ideas of what worked and what we might want to fine-tune moving forward. In this session, participants will share their favorite strategies and tools, pose questions to the facilitators, and collaboratively create handy resources that you can use as we kick off the new year.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 22, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (NOON)

Cost: Free

Google Classroom (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/google-classroom-july-27?Itemid=101

This workshop is designed for educators who have some experience or familiarity with Google Classroom. All participants should have created a class prior to the session. Participants who are not already familiar with Google Classroom can learn how to create a class by following this link [youtu.be/xUF9c5sk4YY]. During this session we’ll explore how to add different types of resources, give enriching feedback, invite parents to participate, and use Google Meet, as well as learn other tips and tricks that will super-charge your Google Classroom.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Monday, July 27, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Cost: Free

Google Docs & Google Slides (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/creating-community-july-28?Itemid=101

In this session, participants will get an overview of how both Google Docs and Google Slides work, as well as some instructional design challenges to try out. Topics covered will include getting started in Drive, creating a new file, basic features of Docs and Slides, as well as challenges. This session will also touch on accessibility features that are built into these two Google tools, research strategies that make everything easier, and other best practices.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Monday, July 27, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Cost: Free

Google Forms (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/google-forms-july-28?Itemid=101

Google Forms is one of Adam Seipel’s favorite tools. From simple back to school, to contact logs and weekly check-ins, to self-grading quizzes, Google Forms has become the go-to tool for many educators — and it will soon be yours too. Participants will learn how to create a form, add questions and question types, create quizzes, share the form, review responses, as well as complete challenges.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 28, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Cost: Free

#AllStudentsCan: Assistive Tech & UDL that You Can Use Tomorrow (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/allstudentscan-assistive-tech-udl-that-you-can-use-tomorrow-july-28?Itemid=101

Our goal as educators is to serve all of our students — regardless of their learning abilities, skills or needs. This session focuses on simple and easy tools that all teachers can leverage to improve learning for all of their students. Topics will include:

? Accessibility features in commonly used education tools like Google and Flipgri

? Chrome Extensions that provide simple access for all

? Other tips and tricks Target Audience: Grades K-12 Classroom Teachers and Special Educators

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 28, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Cost: Free Creating Community (Grades K-12)

Districts across the state are making plans for what the fall looks like, but one thing is certain, we need to create a meaningful community with all of our students. Both Hangouts Meet & Flipgrid are simple, safe, free, and cross-platform resources that you can use to check in with your students and create synchronous or asynchronous conversations. Plus, both are full of accessibility tools that you’ll love.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 29, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Cost: Free

Getting Started with the New Year (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/getting-started-with-the-new-year-july-29?Itemid=101

We all made it through a challenging spring and now we have some ideas of what worked and what we might want to fine-tune moving forward. In this session, participants will share their favorite strategies and tools, pose questions to the facilitators, and collaboratively create handy resources that you can use as we kick off the new year.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 29, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (NOON)

Cost: Free

Google Classroom (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/google-classroom-august-03?Itemid=101

This workshop is designed for educators who have some experience or familiarity with Google Classroom. All participants should have created a class prior to the session. Participants who are not already familiar with Google Classroom can learn how to create a class by following this link [youtu.be/xUF9c5sk4YY]. During this session we’ll explore how to add different types of resources, give enriching feedback, invite parents to participate, and use Google Meet, as well as learn other tips and tricks that will super-charge your Google Classroom.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Monday, August 3, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Cost: Free

Google Docs & Google Slides (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/google-docs-google-slides-august-3?Itemid=101

In this session, participants will get an overview of how both Google Docs and Google Slides work, as well as some instructional design challenges to try out. Topics covered will include getting started in Drive, creating a new file, basic features of Docs and Slides, as well as challenges. This session will also touch on accessibility features that are built into these two Google tools, research strategies that make everything easier, and other best practices.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Monday, August 3, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Cost: Free

Choice Boards & Hyperdocs (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/choice-boards-hyperdocs-august-4?Itemid=101

Districts around the country are emphasizing the importance of instructional flexibility and student interests and curiosity over prescribed lesson plans. By using Choice Boards and Hyperdocs, teachers can facilitate learning that straddles the line between structured standards and flexibility while emphasizing a holistic, child-centered experience for our learners. Participants will explore examples of Choice Boards & Hyperdocs, review best practices, and receive multiple templates to use.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 4, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Cost: Free

Google Forms (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/google-forms-august-4?Itemid=101

Google Forms is one of Adam Seipel’s favorite tools. From simple back to school, to contact logs and weekly check-ins, to self-grading quizzes, Google Forms has become the go-to tool for many educators — and it will soon be yours too. Participants will learn how to create a form, add questions and question types, create quizzes, share the form, review responses, as well as complete challenges.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 4, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Cost: Free

Creating Community (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/creating-community-august-5?Itemid=101

Districts across the state are making plans for what the fall looks like, but one thing is certain, we need to create a meaningful community with all of our students. Both Hangouts Meet & Flipgrid are simple, safe, free, and cross-platform resources that you can use to check in with your students and create synchronous or asynchronous conversations. Plus, both are full of accessibility tools that you’ll love.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 5, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Cost: Free

Getting Started with the New Year (Grades K-12)

https://www.vascl.org/component/zoo/pd-conferences-2019-2020/getting-started-with-the-new-year-august-5?Itemid=101

We all made it through a challenging spring and now we have some ideas of what worked and what we might want to fine tune moving forward. In this session, participants will share their favorite strategies and tools, pose questions to the facilitators, and collaboratively create handy resources that you can use as we kick off the new year.

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 5, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (NOON)

Cost: Free

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All MMW MARCHING BAND ACTIVITIES POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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Capella University (Scholarships and Free Online Courses)

  1. Scholarships:  At this moment, we offer several different scholarships available to partners.  These scholarships are in addition to any partnership benefit (above) between the district and Capella.  These are non-competitive scholarships and are available to all employees and family members. To see some of the various scholarships, click here.
  1. Free online college courses.  Sophia Learning, a Capella partner, is currently committed to helping students achieve college success during the COVID-19 challenging and uncertain times. To help students begin or continue their education, Sophia is offering free college-level courses. From now until July 31, 2020, anyone can register for any of the 30 ACE®-recommended courses. Courses may be transferred for college credit at many institutions, helping to lower the cost of a degree.
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Continuing Education for Teachers Courses

A quick reminder for your team that many popular Continuing Education for Teachers courses start next Tuesday, July 14.  Below are several links that you can share with your team that include the descriptions, tuition, registration and other course information: 

EDUC519 
Foundations of Education 
View course details 

EDUC521 
Classroom Management for Educators 
View course details 

EDUC522 
Curriculum Development and Instruction 
View course details 

EDUC523 
Middle School Curriculum Development and Instruction 
View course details 

EDUC524 
Assessment and Evaluation for Educators 
View course details 

EDUC525 
Theories of Growing and Learning 
View course details 

EDUC526 
Overview of Adolescent Psychology 
View course details 

EDUC527 
Teaching Critical Thinking Skills 
View course details 

EDUC528 
Communication Strategies for Educators 
View course details 

EDUC545 
Family Engagement and Community Involvement 
View course details 


Many more courses are available through the online catalog: University of Phoenix CET courses

Your teachers and staff can register online and utilize the tuition reduction of which they are eligible by entering EDU10 in the “apply a discount” box.

As always – your teachers are welcome to call, text or email me with any questions – happy to help!

Paul F. Mulcahy
Regional Education Development Specialist

See my video introduction

University of Phoenix, College of Education 
Mid Atlantic Region
Phone: 757.945.1001 
Paul.Mulcahy@Phoenix.edu  

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Safe Summer?

Enjoy your summer, be safe and keep reading!

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Resources and Professional Development Opportunities

Agriculture in the Classroom
Video ResourcesHave you checked out AITC’s YouTube channel?  You can come along on a field trip to the farm and see a baby lamb, watch a pollination lesson, see how drones are used on the farm, and much more!

Summer Series WorkshopsAgriculture in the Classroom remains committed to providing high quality professional development and resources to teachers, and we are happy to announce the dates for our 2020 Summer Series.

Registration is required.  Please be sure the email you register with is correct and will be checked over the summer, as this is the primary way we will notify you of any changes caused by updated conditions or state regulations.

Dates, locations, and registration links for our Summer Series PK-5
professional development here.
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HAIL TO THE CHIEF!!!

The MMW Band welcomes our new Principal, Dr Shawn Greene!!!

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TTAC Summer Professional Learning Opportunities

TechKnowledgy Webinars Virtual Therapy Summer Series 2020Online |
July 8, 15 & 22, 2020
July 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 Learning
Online | 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 Intervention
Online | 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 2020
Online | 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 Distance
Virtual | 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 events Online | Self-paced
Every Student Deserves an Equitable Opportunity to Succeed.  20+ webinars covering a wide variety of subjects.
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Summer Challenge

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.

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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!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TqcRIP8vXZYmTZFrUCju88jFCRm9Jqat/view

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Happy Summer!

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Almost at the End!

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.

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Textbook Drop Off

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.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Dr. VanHosen, Principal

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Extended Time

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. 

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End of Year Info.

Charger Farewell:

  • Students are keeping Chrome books over the summer. 
  • Textbooks can be returned Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:00-4:00 pm by appointment only. 
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