Congratulations to the following students for being selected for the District IV ALL-DISTRICT BAND. The concert will be held at Grassfield High School in Chesapeake on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The concert is free and open to the public.
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The VDOE 2019 Institutes provided teachers and mathematics leaders with professional development focused on the implementation of rich mathematical tasks to support deeper learning opportunities for students and to strengthen locally-designed curricula. The materials from the Institutes have been included for use by teachers and teacher teams.
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Join Sean Ruday at UVA as he leads interactive discussions about teaching grammar in the context of writing instruction, using mentor texts, and enhancing student metacognition of grammatical concepts and writing strategies. All participants will receive a signed copy of one of his books on grammar instruction. Register today!
North TIER runs online professional development courses created for Virginia educators by Virginia educators. Registration for the spring session runs now through February 14. Courses begin February 17. Optional graduate credit is offered through Colorado State University. Find out additional information from North TIER.
The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators. This opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge. The institute and instructional materials are provided at no cost. Applications are due March 23 and require a letter of recommendation. Read more and apply now!
Applications are being accepted for fellowship seats in the Invitational Summer Institute held on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester. Accepted PreK-University fellows from every content area collaborate for four weeks beginning June 22 and ending July 16. Fellows earn graduate credits, explore effective approaches to teaching writing, and actively participate in peer writing. Apply today!
The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting applications for its Professional Development Grant from current VCTM K-16 members. Selected applicants would receive up to $1,000 each to attend conferences, workshops, or to provide tuition reimbursement in mathematics education within the year in which the recipient applies. Submissions will be considered as applications are received.
Adults need social-emotional learning too! Learn how to transform classroom culture for both teachers and students using the science of well being. You will gain tools grounded in science to help you be your best so that you can give your best to the students in your care. Learn how to collect positive experiences, maintain your own resilience, and take specific steps that will be transformational for you and your students. Join VASCD and your peers to see presenter Chase Mielke, Author of the Burnout Cure at the Fulghum Center.
Creative expression is for all classes! In every academic area and grade level, we have opportunities to develop students’ creative thinking while learning academic content; when students find their own unique ways to express what they’re learning, they’ll love it more and remember it longer. Join VASCD at Blue Ridge Community College to explore ways to develop one of Virginia’s “5 C’s” in your classroom!
We the People training program provides participating educators with the pedagogical preparation to be effective teachers of civics and government. Cohort members receive PD hours, a classroom set of We the People textbooks, access to top scholars and mentor teachers and more! Deadline for submitting applications is April 30.