Geometry Work for 3/23 and 3/24

1. Problem of the Day

2. Notes: Secants Notes

3. Circle Secants Test

(1st Block Due: Thursday March 25th ) 

(2nd/6th Blocks DUE: Next Monday March 29th)

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: Thursday March 25th)

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PBL for ELs: Authentic Engagement in Science

PBL for ELs: Authentic Engagement in Science
In this session, participants will learn strategies for differentiating instruction and assessment to engage ELs of all levels in science content classes. While the examples shared are specific to high school science, the ideas for strategies and examples can be applied to any class and grade-level. Join your peers on April 9 at 4 p.m. to learn about engaging ELs in hands-on and project-based learning for science.

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Sketchnoting in Secondary History Courses to Support ELs

Sketchnoting in Secondary History Courses to Support ELs
Learn about using the sketchnoting strategy as a way to support and engage English Learners within your secondary History courses. Join your peers on April 5 at 4 p.m. for the Sketchnoting for Comprehensible Input for ELs in History Courses webinar and learn about using graphic representations of content for making grade level content accessible for students learning English. This is open to all teachers to learn and apply strategies in their classrooms.

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Career Switcher Program Virtual Information Session

Career Switcher Program Virtual Information Session
Interested in being a teacher? Join VCU School of Education Career Switcher Program for a virtual informational session on March 29 at 6 p.m. RSVP for this meeting with VCU.

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Virtual Makerspace (Elementary) March-2021

Go full STEAM with this free activity guide for a plethora of hands-on projects that encourage students to think outside the box and use their imaginations to create! Click on the link below.

Our Virtual Makerspace (Elementary Master) – Google Slides

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English Language Development (ELD) Standards Framework Implementation Timeline and Support

Are you interested in collaboratively developing resources to support the roll-out of Virginia’s new English Language Development (ELD) Standards Framework from WIDA? Join VDOE’s English Learner Instructional Specialist on March 29, 2021 from 4-5 p.m. to learn about current projects and plans and collaborate to build implementation and curricular supports. The meeting ID for this session is: 897 7674 9473, and the passcode is: 168512.

New Series on Supporting Language Development for Multilingual/English Learners in Early Childhood Coming in Fall 2021: Preview Sessions Planned for April and May

To support a focus on language development within the early childhood years, VDOE’s Early Childhood and English Learner Instruction Programs are collaborating to provide interested early childhood caregivers and educators with a monthly webinar series, beginning fall 2021, that will focus on exploring best practices and key resources to support language and literacy development for multilingual students from birth until age five.  

Two preview sessions will take place this spring:

  • April 28, 2021; 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Participants will learn about early language development standards available in English and Spanish via WIDA, a tool for assessing and monitoring language and guidance on how to engage in conversations that focus on students’ linguistic assets, progress, and needs with families and other early childhood professionals. 
  • May 26, 2021; 3:30-4:30 p.m.Focus will be placed on specific strategies to implement to engage students in early childhood setting.

 Registration is required for both sessions.

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VDOE’s EL Instruction Program

March Reminders:
Science for ELs- March 22, 2021; 4-5 p.m.

New for March:
ELD Standards Framework 2020 Edition: Collaborating to Create New
Instructional Support Resources- March 29, 2021; 4-5 p.m.

Looking Ahead:
Sketch noting for Comprehensible Input for ELs in High School History
Courses – April 5, 2021; 4-5 p.m.

For Students, By Students- April 14, 2021; 2:30-3:30 p.m.                         
 [This session will feature a video created as part of a student service project
to help other Spanish-speaking ELs learn about educational opportunities and encourage them to start planning for after high school. There will be a Q&A
session with the students after the video. The session will be conducted mostly in Spanish.]

Literacy Instruction in Secondary Schools: Merging EL and ELA Best
Practices- April 19, 2021; 4-5 p.m.
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GenCyber Summer Professional Development

GenCyber Summer Professional Development Workshop for High School Teachers ( Norfolk State University)

The purpose of this two-week professional development workshop is to introduce a curriculum that teachers in the STEM area and other interested teachers can use to introduce the GenCyber concepts in their classrooms in a fun and engaging approach. High school teachers will receive instruction in designing lesson plans associated with GenCyber principles. These concepts include various topics in cybersecurity, cyber education, and career opportunities.

At the end of this two-week professional development workshop, participants will have an increased knowledge in cybersecurity to assist their students in making career choices about the ways professionals in cybersecurity contribute to the USA’s workforce.

All participants will receive a $900.00 stipend after they have completed all workshop requirements.


The professional development dates are as follows: Monday, June 28, 2021 – Friday, July 9,2021 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. New Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The application can be obtained from http://www.nsu.edu/gencyber. For additional information contact Dr. Andrews Graham, Project Director at GenCyber4Teachers@nsu.edu

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Geometry Videos for Week #26 (3/16 + 3/17 + 3/18 + 3/22)



Circle Sectors and Arc Length
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwYhfEpcUJ4

Circle Tangents
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-tIMnL1xWc

Circle Chords
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GE6ezTsMDo



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Geometry Work for 3/18 and 3/22



1. Problem of the Day

2. Notes: Circle Chords

3. Circle Chords Quiz

(1st Block Due: Tuesday March 23rd) 

(2nd/6th Blocks DUE: Tuesday March 23rd)

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: Wednesday March 24th)



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Geometry Work for 3/16 and 3/17



1. Problem of the Day

2. Notes: Circle Fans and Tangents Notes

3. Worksheet “Circle Fans and Tangents”

(1st Block Due: Thursday March 18th ) 

(2nd/6th Blocks DUE: Next Monday March 22nd)

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: Thursday March 18th)



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Tip of the Week

Best practices for extending the battery life of your Chromebook.

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Learning Reset On-Line Conference

Learning Reset On-Line Conference
The past year has changed the way we teach. Teachers and schools have adopted innovative strategies for connecting with students and delivering instruction, and some of those strategies are worth keeping even when in-person learning is the norm. Focus for the sessions include Curriculum Design Choices and Structural Design Choices. Discounts are available for teams of three or more. Dates are April 14 and June 9. Register or see VASCD for more information.

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UVA Online Reading Education Program

UVA Online Reading Education Program
Register for an information session to find out more information about pursue a graduate degree that leads to the Virginia Reading Specialist Endorsement credential. Register for one of the virtual information sessions on March 16 or March 25.

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Virginia Tech Opens EU Jean Monnet Center of Excellence

Virginia Tech Opens EU Jean Monnet Center of Excellence
The Center is partnering with the Virginia Council for the Social Studies, the Virginia Geographic Alliance, and other educational leaders in Virginia. More information is available about the VT Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies including a newsletter, educator programs and conferences, EU Council mock-debate for students, and more. Check it out today!

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Self-Paced WIDA eWorkshops

Self-Paced WIDA eWorkshops
These self-paced eWorkshops are on a variety of topics for teachers, principals, and educational leaders including Social Studies: Engaging Multilingual Learners through Inquiry, WIDA Writing Rubric, Developing Language for Learning in Mathematics, Doing and Talking STEM, Leading for Equity: Classroom Walkthrough; School Improvement Planning for Multilingual Learners and more! Email to set up a free account.

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Virginia’s ELD Standards Framewor

Virginia’s ELD Standards Framework
Are you interested in collaboratively developing resources to support the roll-out of Virginia’s new English Language Development Standards Framework? Join VDOE’s EL Instructional Specialist on March 29 from 4-5 p.m. to learn about current projects and plans and collaborate to build implementation and curricular supports.

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Teacher Institute

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Teacher Institute
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 materials due April 30.

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Creating Space for Growth Webinar-March 24

Creating Space for Growth Webinar-March 24
Join Dr. James Avery for a presentation and conversation about how we can create an environment that is conducive to the academic, social, and emotional growth of all of the learners in our classrooms by embracing and celebrating each student’s individual identity. This webinar aligns with concepts in The Profile of a Virginia Classroom Brief titled Creating a Culture of Respect.

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Science for English Learners

Science for English Learners 
Join VDOE March 22 for an interactive presentation focused on building from students current language and science skills and understandings. This session will share strategies for promoting meaning-making and authentic language use as a way to scaffold up for rigorous science learning and discourse.             

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