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About B. Patterson, Professional Development Specialist

Professional Development Specialist Suffolk Public Schools

School Counselor Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – Register by 2/12

The Old Dominion University Darden College of Education is partnering with the Virginia Department of Education Tiered Systems of Supports and affiliates** to offer this one-day training on February 28 and March 1, 2018, free of charge, at ODU (Norfolk, VA). Registration is … Continue reading

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Future Ready Librarians: Cultivating Community Partnerships Webinar

Future Ready Librarians: Cultivating Community Partnerships Tuesday, December 12, 2017 4:00 p.m. (EDT) Presenters Sue Kowalski, Librarian, Pine Grove Middle School (East Syracuse Minoa School District, NY) Gina Seymour, Library Media Specialist, Islip High School (Islip Union Free School District, NY) Moderator Shannon McClintock … Continue reading

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Free Teacher Admission to Terracotta Army at VMFA!

Governor Terence R. McAuliffe is pleased to announce that K-12 teachers in Virginia can receive free admission to Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China that opened at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Terracotta Army showcases 130 works of art, … Continue reading

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Accepting Proposals for FLAVA Spring Mini-conference – Due by 12/15

Submissions are now being accepted for the Language is Much More than Talk conference to be held on April 21 at the campus of Washington and Lee in Lexington. The deadline for proposals is December 15.

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National Council of Teachers of English Winter Twitter Chats 

#NCTEchat is a fast-paced monthly Twitter chat where incredible ideas fly and advice comes in 140-character snippets. Join the conversation with fellow educators! Upcoming sessions:   December 17 – Using Mentor Texts January 21 – New Year / New Ideas                          February 18– Diverse … Continue reading

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51st Annual Virginia State Reading Association Conference  

Registration is now open for this year’s conference held in Richmond on March 8-10.  Experience this year’s theme: Reading our world, inspiring the future. Be inspired, gain knowledge, and interact with many of your favorite authors, local and national literacy professionals, and colleagues … Continue reading

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Longwood Univeristy Summer Institutes for Teachers – Apply NOW

Summer 2018 Institutes: The Virginia Holocaust Museum: Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute The Teacher Education Institute is a ten-day class, assisting educators with their understanding of the Holocaust and genocide. Sessions focus on historical background and pedagogy which link to the Virginia … Continue reading

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Longwood University Online Spring Graduate and Non-credit Courses

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Longwood University announces its Spring 2018 Online Continuing Education and Professional Development Courses for educators. We offer a selection of courses designed to fit your schedule, with your budget in mind. These courses are designed … Continue reading

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Ed. Leadership Program at ODU

Educational Leadership @ Old Dominion University Are you interested in working full-time and earning your Master’s or Educational Specialist degree and PK-12 Administration and Supervision endorsement? Or are you interested in earning a Doctorate in Educational Leadership while working full-time in your … Continue reading

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Apply for Scholarship to Attend 2018 SDE National Conference

The 2017 SDE National Conference was dedicated to our beloved founder, leader, and inspiration, Jim Grant. During his decades of service to schools and students across the U.S. and around the world, Jim shared his passion, instructional strategies, and wisdom … Continue reading

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VDOE Professional Learning & Development Website

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) supports and encourages innovative practices to improve teaching and learning and all aspects of public education in the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions. The Professional Learning and Development portal connects educators, administrators and support services … Continue reading

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Corwin’s FREE Monday Afternoon Webinar Series

Monday Afternoon Webinar Series Your no-cost platform for superior professional learning! Why attend a Corwin webinar? The next best thing to an on-site workshop, Corwin webinars are your opportunity to interact directly with the field’s most influential thought leaders on … Continue reading

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FREE DitchThatTextbook Digital Summit

A FREE online conference for teachers: #DitchSummit!   Nine presentations from great presenters. Free professional development credits. Summaries of each session in PDF notes pages. And a free Chromebook giveaway? This year’s Ditch Summit is better than ever. (Well, it’s … Continue reading

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FREE Online Science Spring Graduate Courses – Apply by 12/21

The Education Office of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) offers DataStreme – a suite of tuition free, online, graduate courses (in conjunction with the State University of New York) to K-12 educators in any discipline who hold a state teaching license and who are employed at … Continue reading

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FREE Staff Development Educators’ 30-minute Webinars

Got 30 minutes? Get fast, free PD with SDE Webinars. Rich, quick, and convenient webinars delivered to your device.     U P C O M I N G   C A L E N D A R   O F   W … Continue reading

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edCampEVA – FREE Event for all Educators ~ March 24, 2018

The 4th annual edcampEVA is coming to Yorktown on March 24th! This unique “unconference” model means educators of all kinds will come together and decide what topics they want to learn about! This free, participant drivien event puts control back … Continue reading

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UVA@Wise Spring Online Recertification Session – Registration is Open Now

Spring Session: February 12-May 4, 2018 Registration Deadline: February 7, 2018 Format:  All courses are completely online through Moodle Credit:  Each course is taught at the undergraduate level for 3 credit hours which equals 90 renewal points Grading: A-F grade scale Cost: $297 … Continue reading

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Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Scholarship – Apply by Dec. 15, 2017

The Teacher Institute scholarship application is now posted. Thank you for your interest in Colonial Williamsburg’s Teacher Institute! The scholarship application is now open and will close on Dec. 15, 2017. We look forward to welcoming the Teacher Institute Class of 2018 to Williamsburg! … Continue reading

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North TIER Online Learning Courses – Winter Session 2018

North TIER is a 501(c), non-profit collaborative partnership between 15 North Virginia preK-12 public and independent school divisions, higher educational partners (Germanna Community College, Colorado State University OnlinePlus, and organizations (EdTech Leaders Online). North TIER allows non-member educators to participant in their … Continue reading

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ASCD Free Webinar Series

ASCD’s free webinar series brings experts in the field of education to a screen near you. Our webinars address timely and relevant topics like student engagement, classroom technology, and instructional strategies. We archive each webinar so that you can get your … Continue reading

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