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Professional Development Specialist Suffolk Public Schools

Children’s Engineering Graduate Course/Workshop March 11-May 9

2017 Winter Graduate Course/Workshop Children’s Engineering: K-5 Strategies for Implementing March 11 – May 9, 2017 National Institutes of Aerospace 1100 Exploration Way, Hampton, VA 23666 This hands-on interactive course is designed for teachers in grades K-5. Participants will learn … Continue reading

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Summer Literacy Institute – August 7-10

2017 Summer Literacy Institute- August 7-10 This Institute sponsored by William and Mary offers elementary and middle teachers, coaches, librarians, reading specialists, or related professionals an exciting opportunity for learning with literacy experts. This year’s sessions will offer professional development … Continue reading

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FREE Microcontroller/Programming Workshop April 10-12

Professional Development for Technology Education Teachers – April 10-12 VDOE is offering a Microcontroller/Programming Workshop designed for technology education teachers.  This FREE three-day workshop will focus on coding and programming Hummingbird and Arduino Microcontrollers.  For more details refer to Superintendent’s … Continue reading

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VDOE and TTAC Virtual TechKnowledgy Conference – February 23 & 28

VDOE and TTAC Virtual TechKnowledgy Conference – February 23 and 28 This conference offers two free online sessions. The session on February 23 will explore web accessibility and ensuring websites and online learning are accessible to students, teachers, and parents … Continue reading

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The Innovator’s Mindset FREE Virtual Course with Dave Burgess – Starts 2/27

After the smashing success of the first #IMMOOC,George Couros and Katie Martin are back with an all-new course on educational innovation. The course starts on February 27th and is based on ideas from George’s amazing book, The Innovator’s Mindset. This … Continue reading

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VT Hampton Roads Ed. Leadership Cohort Information Meeting 2/28

The Virginia Tech Faculty of Educational Leadership will be holding an informational meeting for our nationally recognized and accredited Program for the Preparation of School Principals & Supervisors Fall 2017 Hampton Roads Cohort Change your future by earning an M.A. … Continue reading

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Language and Learning Conference – March 25

The 2017 Language and Learning Conference will be held on Saturday March 25, 2017, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus in the Johnson Center. Register by filling out this online form or by printing and sending this paper form along with … Continue reading

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Virginia Geographic Alliance FREE Course for Teachers Grades 4-12

The Virginia Geographic Alliance is pleased to offer a free course, “Putting Social Studies in its Place: Using GIS to Enhance the Classroom” Register today! REGISTRATION IS ON A FIRST COME BASIS TO EDUCATORS IN GRADES 4-12 & IS LIMITED … Continue reading

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PEAK VIRGINIA AUTISM CONFERENCE March 15-16

PEAK VIRGINIA AUTISM CONFERENCE MARCH 15-16, 2017 Featuring Scott Bellini, Ph.D., & Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., BCBA-D DOWNLOAD CONFERENCE INFORMATION “BUILDING SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH EVIDENCE-BASED SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAMMING FOR YOUTH WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER” MARCH 15, 2017 – SCOTT BELLINI, PH.D. … Continue reading

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Making the Grade: Re-examining Our Grading Practices Workshop – March 18

Making the Grade: Re-examining Our Grading Practices Date: March 18, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Lunch Included) Location: Regent University Cost: $140 for Individuals | $400 for Teams of 3 Register Now » There’s no question that grading … Continue reading

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Growing Independent Learners Online Workshop

Growing Independent Learners Online Workshop From Literacy Standards to Stations, K-3 Debbie Diller Learn with Debbie Diller to develop more meaningful, standards-based literacy work stations for your K–3 students. At the end of this self-paced, six-lesson online workshop, you will be … Continue reading

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VSRA Conference March 16-18

The 50th Annual VSRA Conference March 16-18, 2017 in Roanoke, Virginia Sign up now for our big 50th Annual Conference, our golden anniversary event! #imgoldenvsra – Be inspired, gain knowledge, and interact with many of your favorite authors, local and … Continue reading

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Longwood University Online Summer Courses for Educators

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Longwood University announces its Summer 2017 Online Professional Development Courses for educators. These courses are designed for non-degree seeking students who would like to earn graduate credit over the summer, with options … Continue reading

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VATE Annual Literacy Explosion! March 11

VATE Annual Literacy Explosion! Virginia Association of Teachers of English announces the 6th annual Literacy Explosion, a language arts festival designed to celebrate and promote the integration of literacy and 21st century learning skills. This event encourages and rewards Virginia … Continue reading

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Winter/Spring Virtual PD Series – Registration Open NOW

Click HERE to view over 80 hours of FREE virtual PD opportunities offered exclusively to Suffolk Public Schools Instructional Staff!

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SPS Winter/Spring Virtual PD Series – Registration is NOW OPEN

Click HERE to view over 80 hours of FREE virtual PD opportunities offered exclusively to Suffolk Public Schools Instructional Staff!

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FREE VDOE Online Courses – Register Now for March 22 Start Date

VDOE provides six-week facilitated online courses through a grant with Intel. These professional development courses are available to educators in Virginia at no cost. The courses are conducted all online (no face-to-face meetings needed) and take approximately 30 hours, or … Continue reading

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Natural Connections Conference March 15-17

Natural Connections Conference Registration is now open for the 2017 Educator’s Conference Natural Connection: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning March 15-17.  This 3-day conference provides professional development on integrating science, social science, language arts and math standards for authentic … Continue reading

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VA Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference March 10-11

Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference                       Register now for the 2017 VCTM Conference “A Community of Heroes: Educate, Encourage, Inspire” to be held at James Madison University March 10-11.

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Virginia Forum Conference March 2-7

Virginia Forum Conference The Forum brings together people engaged in the study and interpretation of Virginia history to share their knowledge, research, and experiences. The forum takes place on March 2-7 at Norfolk State university. Register today!

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