The MMW Band welcomes our new Principal, Dr Shawn Greene!!!

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TTAC Summer Professional Learning Opportunities

TechKnowledgy Webinars Virtual Therapy Summer Series 2020Online |
July 8, 15 & 22, 2020
July 8: Exploring Platform Options for Virtual Therapies
In this lunch hour discussion, we are going to explore a few of the most
widely used platforms that meet Virginia’s recommended guidelines for
providing virtual therapies. 
July 15: Coaching Facilitators to Maximize Virtual Therapy Sessions
Buy-in and knowledge of the facilitator is just as important as engagement of
the student for a successful virtual therapy session. Whether it is a parent,
other family member, child care provider, etc., these individuals are
instrumental in assisting the therapist during sessions.
 July 22: Interactive Activities to Keep Students Engaged During Virtual Therapy Sessions
This lunch hour discussion will be full of interactive ideas that will hold the
student’s attention in order to increase engagement and participation. We
will highlight favorite activities from SLPs, OTs, and PTs.
Archived Webinars from the ARC’s Center for Future PlanningOnline | Self-pacedHelp students with intellectual disabilities and their families begin planning for the future.  The ARC offers an archive of over two dozen free
webinars.  View recorded webinars or view the presentation slides at your
own pace. Topics include planning for a future in the workforce, developing
positive relationships, interacting with law enforcement, and self-advocacy.
Taking Learning to the Next Level: Surface, Deep, and Transfer Learning
Online | July 13, 2020Based on ideas in the book, Teaching Mathematics in
the Visible Learning Classroom and facilitated by author, speaker, and
professor, Dr. John Almarode, this 90-minute session will focus on the 3
levels of learning in mathematics: surface, deep, and transfer; effective
teaching practices; and moving students through the phases of learning
(SOLO Taxonomy–Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes).
Implementing Math Workshop to Differentiate Learning (for Co-Teaching Teams)
Online | 8-part series beginning July 20, 2020Based on the book, Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations,
Reflection, and More, these sessions for K-8 Co-Teaching Teams will focus
on the 5 steps to implementing math workshop: understanding math
workshop, preparing students for math workshop, deciding on the workshop structure, facilitating math workshop, and reflection. Ideas for implementing Math Workshop virtually will also be shared.  K-8 Co-Teaching Teams
interested in participating should complete the Implementing Math
Workshop Interest Survey.  Session Limit: 35 registrants.
Executive Skills for Reading Comprehension: Assessment and Intervention
Online | August 13 & 14, 2020Skilled readers use high level thinking skills as they make a plan for understanding text, resist distractions, manage
information, and make sense of text. Without these skills, students can
struggle to comprehend what they read. Fortunately for struggling readers,
these executive skills (ES) can be taught. Day one will focus on executive
skills; the role of ES in effective reading comprehension instruction and,
ES-based intervention strategies. The second day will focus on a
researched-tested intervention for students with strong decoding skills, yet
limited comprehension, or “word callers”.
Every Child a Successful Reader: Reading Institute 2020
Online | August 18 & 19, 2020Teachers will receive professional development in evidence-based literacy instruction that focuses on the emergent and beginner stages. This workshop will provide teachers with an understanding of
reading development and provide practice with effective teaching strategies
for phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition. The institute
presenter will provide information on structured reading, a variety of
assessment tools, learning activities and implementation guidance for
addressing the needs of middle school students.
PEATC Parent Institute (in Collaboration with VDOE)
Online | August 20 & 21, 2020An exciting opportunity for parents new to the
world of special education.  PEATC’s Parent Institute is a great opportunity
for Virginia parents to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together. available to families of students with disabilities.  This opportunity is offered in
collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).
Tele…Teach? How Early Childhood Special Educators Can Promote Learning from a Distance
Virtual | RecordedMany educators of young children with disabilities have
asked, “How do I teach a 2 or 3-year-old virtually?”  Replicating classroom
activities and materials for use in the home is not always feasible or
functional. Instead, educators can shift to supporting new learners, the
parents and family members of the child. This webinar will explore how
educators can utilize a coaching interaction style to help families use daily
routines and activities as learning opportunities.
The CEEDAR Center Archived events Online | Self-paced
Every Student Deserves an Equitable Opportunity to Succeed.  20+ webinars covering a wide variety of subjects.
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Summer Challenge

Get a head start on Wellness Points for the 2020-2021 School Year.  Join our summer challenge worth 200 points for the new program year.

  • Registration Begins June 19th
  • Login to Pulse and Click on Challenges
  • Event will Run From June 22nd – July 12th
  • Points will post at start of program year, October 1, 2020

***The Full Pulse Site Will Not Be Open Until October 1, 2020.  This is just an option to get a head start for the new year and represents the only point collection option available at this time.

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Mathematics for All—Closing Opportunity Gaps by Creating Equitable and Engaging Classroom Environments

Join T-TAC ODU as we offer a series of Professional Learning opportunities focused on creating more equitable and engaging mathematics experiences for all students. All sessions will take place virtually.

Registration Is Now Open!


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Happy Summer!

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Almost at the End!

Are you working? Do you need some help? Keep in mind, the program will be disabled for you Monday morning. For those of you who have completed the program —- Awesome work! Thanks so much for giving 100% — I appreciate your time and commitment.

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Textbook Drop Off

Hello JYMS Families,

We have designated next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (June 9th – 11th) from 9:00 am – 12 noon for our drive-thru textbook drop off. You will be able to drive through our bus loop and place student textbooks in a labeled area. This process will be drive-thru only. If you are unable to make these designated times, please call the school office to schedule a time for textbook return. The office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Thank you!


Dr. VanHosen, Principal

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Extended Time

Although the quarter will end on Friday, June 5, 2020, we will leave the Edgenuity courses available until Monday, June 8th at 7:00 AM.  Students may continue to work on their courses until that time without penalty. 

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End of Year Info.

Charger Farewell:

  • Students are keeping Chrome books over the summer. 
  • Textbooks can be returned Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:00-4:00 pm by appointment only. 
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US Science and Engineering Newsletter

Announcing SciFest All Access!  We are thrilled to announce our new program, SciFest All Access, coming to you virtually this summer!  Register now and stay tuned for more information on this exciting program!   At SciFest All Access, attendees of all ages can engage directly with our sponsors and exhibitors to experience 100+ virtual STEM activities!

This FREE virtual event will be a graphical depiction of the live Festival to include exhibitor booths, pavilions, and lounges with demonstrations, videos, games, and more. If your organization is interested in exhibiting at SciFest All Access, please contact us here.
Educators, please relay the exciting opportunity to students and parents before the summer break, so they have access to this fun, educational, and inspiring program! There is no cost to attend!

Click on the link below:

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May 25 – 29, 2020

I hope you enjoyed the Memorial Day Weekend!

It’s back to work with Edgenuity. You’re almost there! Feel free to join the Zoom sessions and contact me as you need additional help. Need a retake, reset, tutoring. . . contact me. I’m happy to help.

Keep working! Many of your classmates have earned the 100% while others are extremely close. You can do it! I believe in you!

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Friday, May 22, 2020

The district calendar in Edgenuity has Memorial Day (5/25) identified as a holiday so students should not be seeing any work assigned for that day in their course pacing.  Students can use the day to get ahead or use it as a makeup day from the outage this past Monday. 

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Tidewater Writing Project 2020 Summer Institute

Tidewater Writing Project’s
2020 Online Summer Institute

Dates: July 20th – 31st, 2020
Hours: 9am – 11:30am with virtual meeting via Zoom at Noon – 3pm, asynchronous
Audience: This institute is designed for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, as well as
coaches in all content areas.
Participants will:
• Earn 3 hours of graduate credit (equal to 90 certification points).
• Receive a certificate of completion.
• Become a Teacher-Consultant (TCs) of writing instruction.
• Join the professional network of the National Writing Project.
• Experience the writing process by identifying and developing your own writing.
• Develop and present a best-practice demonstration lesson which explores the theoretical
underpinnings and examines student work.
• Identify and research classroom practice with the aim of developing lifelong learning and
professional discussion around the nexus of pedagogy and curriculum.
Licensed teachers currently working in public schools will receive a 25% tuition discount.
Tuition with discount for graduate students: $1,306.50.
Tuition without discount for graduate students: $1,742.
Admission and Registration:
• Course Number and Title: TLED 695 (CRN 36509 or CRN 36510)
• TWP Invitational Summer Institute: Teacher Leadership Development
Please register by June 15, 2020 at https://odu.edu/academics/summer

For information on how to register, please go to https://online.odu.edu/academics/how-register-courses

For more information and questions, please contact Dr. Lea Lee

Department of Teaching and Learning
Darden College of Education & Professional StudiesOld Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia – 23529

lxlee@odu.edu & tidewaterwritingproject757@gmail.com 757-683-4801

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Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 – Sir Edward Elgar

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Author-Led Book Studies 2020-2021

Reenergize your practices for the 2020–2021 school year
Connect with and learn from your favorite Solution Tree authors through our virtual book study series. Each free, author-led study includes 3 to 6
sessions and covers the topics educators like you have told us are most
relevant during this unprecedented time.
Upcoming Virtual Book Studies
Riding the Wave Book Study
With Jeremy Adams

Take Time for You Book Study
With Tina Boogren

Creating a Culture of Feedback Book Study
With Bill Ferriter and Paul Cancellieri

Crafting Your Message Book Study
With Tammy Heflebower

Starting a Movement Book Study
With Tom Hierck and Ken Williams HEART! Book Study
With Tim Kanold

NOW Classrooms Series Book Study
With Meg Ormiston

Teaching With the Instructional Cha-Chas Book Study
With LeAnn Nickelsen and Melissa Dickson

100-Day Leaders Book Study
With Doug Reeves

Breaking With Tradition Book Study
With Jon Vander Els and Brian Stack
    Reserve your space »    
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May 18 – 22, 2020

Week 4 and we are moving along. Keep working. You’re almost there! Remember to contact me if you have questions or concerns. I sent a link for updates when Edgenuity is offline. Hopefully, you will not experience too many days like that.

Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day so no Zoom meetings until Tuesday. Notices will go out for reminders. If you need one-to-one Zooms to help you with a particular skill, please send an email and I will do what I can to include you for a reasonable time slot.

Have a great week. . . . and Stay Dry! Forecast says rain all week!

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May 11 – 15, 2020

Week 3! Making it Happen! You should be very close or a little beyond the 50% mark this week. Almost there!

We’re winding down on the Zoom Sessions. Attend if you can and bring those questions or just join to chat with friends, get updates with skills, and important info with Edgenuity.

Remember to email me if you have questions or concerns. Especially if you need a retake or extra help with an Assignment or Quiz.

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Marine Biology, Oceanography, and Underwater

If you love whales, exotic fish, and underwater robots you won’t want your kids to miss this free class. Also learn what it’s like to be a real Marine Biologist. Sign up for this free class now!

This new online class is not only going to teach your kids about underwater life and the physical ocean elements, but also provide your kids with a hands-on experience of what it’s really like to be a marine biologist.

Kids learn how to study the creatures that live in the sea in their natural environment by building scientific instruments that marine biologists use in the field, including a live-cell microscope and underwater ROV robot in addition to exploring erupting chemical volcanoes, and so much more.

This class is ideal for kids ages 7-14 (older if they have not studied Marine Biology before). Use the web address to register for upcoming classes.


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Virtual Field Day Tomorrow!

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Equity Learning Center

Equity Learning Institute

Please check back frequently. We’ll be adding more free and paid content soon! Welcome to the Equity Learning Institute, the virtual learning portal of the Equity Literacy Institute. In addition to offering the courses listed below, we create customized professional learning modules for schools, school districts, institutions of higher education, and other organizations. Use the button below to contact us if you’re interested in hearing more. Enjoy the learning! Contact Us

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