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Professional Development Specialist Suffolk Public Schools

FREE Online Chromebook Day-of-Learning *March 11*

Do You Know the Best Ways to Use Chromebooks in Your Classroom? You’ll Get the Answers at this FREE Online Event! Tips for Implementing Chromebooks and the Best Apps for Teachers Day-of-Learning Saturday, March 11th 10AM – 3:30PM Eastern Time Sessions All … Continue reading

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VA WWI and WWII Teacher Summer Symposiums

The Virginia WWI and WWII Statewide Teacher Symposium The Symposium, marking the 100th anniversary of WWI and the 75th anniversary of WWII, will take place in June and July of 2017 in partnership with museums from across the state. Find … 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 learning experiences. Register today!

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Innovation Lab 2017 June 20-22

Attend or Present at Innovation Lab 2017 Would you like to participate in an active learning experience to explore design thinking, student empathy, project based learning, blended learning, and more? iLab 2017 will take place at the William & Mary … Continue reading

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FREE Virtual Summit on Deeper Learning March 20-24

Virtual Summit on Deeper Learning Interested in learning more about Deeper Learning? Sign up for a free “virtual summit” hosted by the William & Mary Center for Innovation in Learning Design. Receive a new video interview with a deeper learning … Continue reading

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VCU Online Reading Specialist Cohort Begins August 2017

Greetings from the VCU School of Education!  In the Department of Teaching and Learning, we have created an online version of our Reading program, both the M.Ed. in Reading and Post-master’s Certificate for Reading Specialists degrees. For licensed teachers with … Continue reading

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2018 VA Children’s Engineering Convention-CALL FOR PRESENTERS by 6/16

2018 Virginia Children’s Engineering Convention CALL FOR PRESENTERS – OPEN TO RECEIVE PROPOSALS The Virginia Children’s Engineering Council (VCEC) is seeking teachers and instructional leaders’ expertise in children’s engineering instruction to serve as presenters at the 2018 Children’s Engineering Convention, … Continue reading

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ODU School Librarian Program Interest Meetings

Are you interested in working as a school librarian? Would you like to earn a Master’s Degree in Education with School Library Endorsement? Join us for an Informational Meeting ONLINE: Sunday, March 12 at  4:00 PM  https://connect.odu.edu/schoollibraryprogram/   Or, FACE-TO-FACE … Continue reading

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University of Phoenix Online Teacher Courses

Welcome to a new way to learn, one that fits your life and career. If you’re ready to embark on a challenging and rewarding journey of self-discovery, you’ll be glad to know that Suffolk Public Schools and University of Phoenix … Continue reading

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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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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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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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