Virginia ASCD

Fostering a Strong Community in a Virtual Classroom
Leah Henry shares her steps for transitioning her classroom culture from the
school room to the digital platform.
Create an Inclusive, Supportive School Culture — Even (and Especially)
During Distance Learning
Emily Doerr offers advice to administrators and teachers for maintaining
positive, inclusive cultures during remote learning.
7 Activities to Build Community and Positive Classroom Culture During
Online Learning
Check out the Learning Network’s strategies for creating authentic and
meaningful connections and relationships in virtual learning environments.
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#EdEquityVA Webinars

Culturally Responsive Family and Student Engagement:

Principles for Successful Family/School Partnerships

October 13, 2020

3:00-4:30 PM

Register here!

Navigating EdEquityVA: 

Implementing Virginia’s Equity Framework and Audit

October 27, 2020 

3:00-4:30 PM

Register here!

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VDOE Mathematics Implementing Rich Mathematics Tasks Webinars

These sessions will focus on strategies for synchronous online implementation of mathematics tasks. Mathematics leaders and educators are encouraged to participate.

  • Modifying and Building Desmos Activities for VA Teachers October 14 at 7 p.m.
  • Implementing Rich Mathematics Tasks in the Grade 9-12 Classroom on October 13 4 p.m. or October 22 7 p.m.
  • Implementing Rich Mathematics Tasks in the Grade K-2 Classroom on October 13 7 p.m. or October 22 4 p.m.
  • Implementing Rich Mathematics Tasks in the Grade 6-8 Classroom on October 15  4 p.m. or October 20  7 p.m.
  • Implementing Rich Mathematics Tasks in the Grade 3-5 Classroom on October 15  7 p.m. or October 20  4 p.m.
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Adolescent Newcomer Literacy Development: Assessment and Instruction in 2020


English Learners who arrive to the US in the secondary grades can often benefit from intensive literacy instruction.  Explore example assessments of foundational literacy skills, learn key components of newcomer adolescent instruction, hear about creating collaborative partnerships, and identify free resources…all of this with attention to both in-person and virtual learning environments. This webinar will take place October 26 at 4 p.m. from VDOE’s English Learner Instruction Specialist and presented by a Virginia teacher.

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Assessment Supports for 2020-2021: Reading

Assessment Supports for 2020-2021: Grade Three Reading
Join VDOE on October 13 at 3 p.m. as we explore instructional strategies aligned to the 2017 English Reading SOL in preparation for the new reading assessments. Register for grade three!

Assessment Supports for 2020-2021: Grade Four Reading
Join VDOE on October 15 at 3 p.m. as we explore instructional strategies aligned to the 2017 English Reading SOL in preparation for the new reading assessments. Register for grade four!

Assessment Supports for 2020-2021: Grade Five Reading
Join VDOE on October 16 at 1 p.m. as we explore instructional strategies aligned to the 2017 English Reading SOL in preparation for the new reading assessments. Register for grade five!  

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Canvas Tip of the Week – Register your Google Drive

Are you having trouble opening or submitting Google assignments in Canvas? Your Google Drive may need to be registered with Canvas. Follow these steps to register your Google Drive so that you can complete your assignments.

Canvas Student Guide

YouTube Tutorial

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VIRTUAL TEACHING TECHNIQUES REGISTRATION

Join AIM Institute curriculum designer and longtime AIM Academy teacher and curriculum and instructional leader Julia Salamone for the first 5 sessions of this new Pathways to Practice Webinar Series.

WEBINAR REGISTRATION

Each FREE webinar will be held over Zoom. Recordings will be shared as well as access to the resources used and shared.

Virtual Teaching Techniques on Vocabulary based on the Science of Reading 

Wednesday, September 30

VIEW THE 9/30 WEBINAR HERE

Virtual Teaching Techniques on Language Structures based on the Science of Reading  

Thursday, October 15

7:00-8:00 PM ET

REGISTER – 10/15

Virtual Teaching Techniques on Inferencing based on the Science of Reading – Part 1 

Wednesday, October 28

7:00-8:00 PM ET

REGISTER – 10/28

Virtual Teaching Techniques on Inferencing based on the Science of Reading – Part 2 

Thursday, November 12

7:00-8:00 PM ET

REGISTER – 11/12

Virtual Teaching Techniques on Text Structure based on the Science of Reading 

Wednesday, December 9

7:00-8:00 PM ET

REGISTER – 12/9

Coming January 2021

Virtual Teaching Techniques Webinar on Integrating Reading and Writing


MISS A WEBINAR?

Visit Our Pathways to Practice Page for Recordings and Resources from Past Webinars. If you registered for a webinar but didn’t attend you will receive and email with a direct link to the recording.

PATHWAYS TO PRACTICE

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Virtual Virginia hosting NSQ-aligned webinar series on online teaching

Digital Pedagogy: Practices that Support Learning

Wednesday, October 14, at 4 p.m.

Focus: Using different types of tools to interact in online courses in order to nurture learner relationships, encourage learner interactions, and monitor and motivate learner engagement

Register for webinar: “Digital Pedagogy”

Facilitating Student Engagement

Wednesday, October 28, at 4 p.m. 

Focus: Promoting learner success through interactions by facilitating meaningful engagement in learning activities

Register for webinar: “Facilitating Student Engagement”

Building Community in Online Courses

Wednesday, November 11, at 4 p.m. 

Focus: Building a supportive online community that fosters active learning

Register for webinar: “Building Community in Online Courses”

Measuring Learner Progress

Wednesday, November 18, at 4 p.m. 

Focus: Evaluating learner understanding of how assessments measure achievement of learning objectives

Register for webinar: “Measuring Learner Progress

Diversifying Instruction

Wednesday, December 9, at 4 p.m.

Focus: Meeting the needs of all learners by personalizing instruction based on learners’ diverse academic, social, and emotional needs

Register for webinar: “Diversifying Instruction

Each webinar will include a formal presentation followed by an opportunity for questions and answers. Recordings of the webinars will be made available for those who cannot attend live.

For more information, contact Steven Sproles at steven.sproles@virtualva.org or Stephanie Shea at stephanie.shea@virtualva.org.

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Geometry Videos for Week #5 (10/6 + 10/7 + 10/8 + 10/12)

Slope

Parallel Slope vs. Perpendicular Slope



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Geometry Work for 10/8 and 10/12



1. Problem of the Day

2. Notes: Graphing Parallel vs. Perpendicular Points given Slope

3. Quiz on Slope + Slope Formula

(1st Block Due: Tuesday October 13th) 

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: By Next Class Tuesday October 13th)

  (2nd/6th Blocks DUE: By Next Class Wednesday October 14th)

4. Slope of a Line Review Sheet — 1st Block Only [10/5] (+20pts)



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Geometry Work for 10/6 and 10/7



  1. Problem of the Day
  2. Notes: Slope and Slope Formula
  3. Worksheet “Slope”

(1st Block Due: Thursday October 8th) 

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: By Next Class Thursday October 8th)

  (2nd/6th Blocks DUE: BY Next Class Monday October 12th)



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SciFest All Access Date Extended!

Visit the website below to access more information:
https://usasciencefestival.org/scifest/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=https%3A//d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20201002/dc/95/a4/b3/83192127b74416377d6bf6c4_1218x760.png&utm_campaign=Newsletter%20Emma

SciFest All Access will now be available until October 31st! If you haven’t yet had a chance to join us, there is still time! This extension will give attendees more time to explore the seven STEM Zones, watch superstars on the STEM Stage, shop in the STEM Store, and launch careers in the College Career Center! Be sure to register today so you don’t miss out on all that SciFest All Access has to offer! If you’ve already registered, log back in to join us again! Register Today!

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Join Pulse Today!

Register (New Members) or Login (Current Members) to Virgin Pulse Between October 1st & October 15, 2020 and receive a Voucher for Your Choice of (1) Tea Bomb, (1) Basic Shake, OR (1) Wellness Shake from Enhanced Nutrition & Energy.

  • Restrictions Do Apply, Voucher Will Contain Specific Dates to Redeem, and Voucher is Non-Transferable.
  • Further Directions Will be Distributed to Those Who Receive a Voucher.
  • Vouchers will be distributed after the closing of this registration/login challenge.

This message is not a voucher for a product.

SPS Staff Are Responsible for Selecting Voucher Choices Based on Personal Food & Nutritional Allergies/Concerns and What is Best for Their Body and Personal Health.How the Program Works

20-21 Program Details Presentation
Twitter: twitter.com/SPSK12Wellness

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Canvas Tip of the Week – Locked Assignments

What to do if you can’t access an assignment.
Locked Assignments

Video Tutorial

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Welcome Letter!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to a new and exciting school year!  I am delighted to have your student in QUEST and look forward to sharing this school year together.  As the Gifted Resource Teacher,  it is my endeavor to create an educational partnership with you and your student that will foster courage, determination, and passion for knowledge.  In addition to this, my commitment as an educator will be to provide your student with a nurturing and challenging educational environment that will ensure their academic success with the Virginia Standards of Learning.

Students are expected to actively participate in class and complete assignments to the best of their ability, while abiding by school rules at all times. Students and parents may access the Gifted Blog at http://blogs.spsk12.net/spsgifted/  for information on upcoming events, both local and regional, as well as forms and applications for various programs.  All first semester classes will be held virtually and a Google Meet invitation will be emailed at least a week in advance.  

Again, I  look forward to teaching your student and working with you to help your student achieve his/her fullest potential. Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you need additional assistance.

Sincerely,

 Linda Perry-Clarke

Gifted Resource Teacher 

Mack Benn Elementary School 

Booker T. Washington Elementary School

lindaperry-clarke@spsk12.net 

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Wellness Program is Now Open!

The SPS Employee Wellness Program is Now Open!

How the Program Works
20-21 Program Details Presentation


First Time Joining?
Registration Link
ID for Employees:
Add (0) or (00) before ID to Equal 6 Digits

Already a Member?
Login in Here

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Monday, 9-28-2020

Module #5: Westward Expansion

In the Module text box —

List the 5 reasons for Westward Expansion – due tomorrow, 9-29-2020

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September 28, 2020

Block 1: Complete the problems you copied down on page 20 of your notebook.

Blocks 2 and 3: In your red math book, complete problems 12-17 on page 382. Send me a picture of your homework thru email.

Study multiplication facts!!!!

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Geometry Videos for Week #4 (9/29 + 9/30 + 10/1 + 10/5)

Distance Formula

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Geometry Test (1st of 1st Quarter)

Test on Finding the Midpoint and Distance of Lines. Using the Midpoint and Distance Formulas.

(1st Block Due: Tuesday October 6th) 

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: Tuesday October 6th)

  (2nd/6th Blocks DUE: Wednesday October 7th)

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