Grant for Tuition Scholarships for Licensed High School Teachers to be Considered Faculty to Teach Dual Enrollment:
The criteria for the grant was revised during the Special Session of the General Assembly. No longer do teachers need to be enrolled in a teacher preparation program to be eligible for the tuition scholarships. School divisions may apply to the VDOE no later than February 5, 2021. The grant application is attached below as a separate Word document for your convenience.
TheInstitute for Student Achievement presenters will demonstrate digital tools to use with English learners in the virtual or blended classroom. Participants explore the use of apps to promote EL’s speaking, reading, and writing skills and ways to use these tools to differentiate. The theme of social-emotional support for ELs will be interwoven.Register today!
*This course is offered as a part of the Wellness Grant. Bus Drivers, Cafeteria Staff, and Custodians will be receiving Wellness Grant purchased Chromebooks for attending/completing three consecutive sessions.
Granted incentives are not eligible items for distribution to other staff.
You can also register staff by using the shared link below.
This free institute is for upper elementary and middle school teachers from July 12 – 15 at Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg. The focus will be on 17th century Virginia history and cultures that converged at Jamestown. Participants will explore primary sources and collaborate with fellow teachers to develop lessons and performance tasks to use in the classroom. Earn professional development credits. Applications and accompanying materials due April 30.
CAMP Community College has a long list of online classes that are offering this spring semester. Please search the college website “Shared Services Distance Learning” to see a list of great online courses. You may also contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving Your Brass Instrument a “Bath”How to give your trumpet, French horn, baritone, or tuba a “bath”. This should be done at least every 6 months to avoid expensive repair bills! Be sure to put the valves back in the proper order (they will be numbered 1, 2, and 3).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s73r-pXgWzg
The ESOL Praxis Preparation Workshop is intended for kindergarten through grade 12 educators seeking to add an ESL endorsement to their Virginia teaching license. The virtual training will present and engage participants in research-based instructional strategies for the instruction of English Learners (ELs), while providing preparation for the ESOL PRAXIS subject assessment exam.
The ESOL Preparation Workshop is offered free of charge to the participant, but please note that the Department will not cover the cost of the ESOL PRAXIS exam.
EducateVA will manage the registration. The deadline to register for the Spring 2021 virtual workshop is January 22, 2021. To register, call the EducateVA office at 804-523-5671.
The expectation is that participants will take the ESOL Praxis exam upon completion of the workshop.
The Spring 2021 Virtual YMCA registration is Open to any SPS Employee interested in an excellent workout with Certified Trainers and Social Interaction via Online Sessions in a Live or Recorded Format. Programming Begins January 11, 2021.
Live Programming: Monday’s and Wednesday’s Programming Timing: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM