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Professional Development Specialist Suffolk Public Schools

2017 Summer PD Series — Coming Soon!

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Become a 2017-18 Cooperating Teacher or Counselor

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2017 Brown Teacher Research Fellowship – Apply by May 5

The 2017 Anne and Ryland Brown Teacher Research Fellowship Open to Virginia 4th–12th Grade History and Social Science Educators This opportunity provides Virginia educators the chance to research and study a specific aspect of Virginia history and produce educational resources … Continue reading

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UVA Online Reading PD Opportunities for Teachers

The University of Virginia, George Graham Lecture In Reading 2017, is offering the following professional development opportunities for educators. See UVA or each link for additional details and registration information: June 15: Dyslexia Redux. The presentation by Professor Julian Elliott … Continue reading

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Library of VA Summer Teacher Institute – FREE

Virginians imbibed their last legal drink on Halloween night in 1916—more than three years before national prohibition was enacted. For the next 18 years the state became a laboratory for a grand social experiment that ultimately left many Virginians with … Continue reading

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RockingEduTech Summer Conference

2017 RockingEduTech Conference This is a 2-day educational technology conference for Virginia PreK-12 teachers, media specialists, instructional technology resource teachers, administrators, and other instructional technology leaders. The conference will be held at East Rockingham High School in Rockingham County on July … Continue reading

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Principles of Technology Summer PD – Apply NOW

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to offer a Principles of Technology workshop designed for technology education and physics teachers.  The 40-hour workshop will focus on new instructional methods for delivering physics content.  It will be held at Carver … Continue reading

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Math Festival in DC on April 22- FREE to Public

Immerse yourself in the playful side of math at the 2017 Math Festival on Saturday, April 22, located at the Washington DC Convention Center.  Learn how big math can get, from the power of symmetry in shaping the universe to … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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