January 2021 archive

UVA WISE Center for Teaching Excellence Spring Semester

February 15 – May 7, 2021Registration Deadline: February 8, 2021 This spring we are offering almost fifty online courses to meet teacher licensure and professional development requirements. Classes are offered at a reduced tuition for Virginia educators, who will receivethree credit-hours that can be used to meet Virginia Department of Education requirements for provisionally licensed …

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Upcoming Events “VSCA-Virginia School Counselor Association” Annual Conference March 4 – 5, 2021 Hampton, VA Register Today!

Upcoming Events VSCA Annual Conference March 4 – 5, 2021 Hampton, VA Register Today!

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Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8

This GUIDE from the US Department of Education, offers educators evidence-based recommendations that address the challenge of improving mathematical problem-solving in grades 4 through 8. It provides information on critical topics related to improving mathematical problem-solving. Check it out today!

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Supporting Teachers to Foster Authentic Digital Interactions – NAELPA

On February 4, join one of social media’s favorite EL professionals and virtual instruction innovators, Esther Park, for a session packed with ideas for engaging ELs in a virtual learning environment. Division, school, and professional development leaders will leave the session with ideas for tools and templates to add to their virtual instructional leadership toolbox as …

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Tools for Learning Dance: Middle School

Tools for Learning Dance: Middle SchoolThese dance modules and activities build in complexity by teaching and reinforcing skills focused on middle school. The content uses social and emotional strategies to create positive engagement, personal enjoyment, and strategies to develop an appreciation for all movement forms. Check out the complete module packet today.

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Virtual Vocabulary Instruction with the ExC-ELL Model- February 2

Virtual Vocabulary Instruction with the ExC-ELL Model- February 2 Join this free one-hour webinar to learn how to use The Seven Steps for Preteaching Vocabulary during virtual learning. Participants will then engage in a Q&A session with Dr. Margarita Calderon, the creator of ExC-ELL. Register today!

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Special Education-General Curriculum Add-On Course Series

Register here for the Online Special Education-General Curriculum Add-On course series:  Teachers holding an Elementary Education (such as preK-3 or preK-6), Middle Education (grades 6-8), or Secondary Education endorsement are eligible for the Special Education – General Curriculum K-6 add-on endorsement.  Teachers holding any other endorsement, including K-12 or preK-12 endorsements, are not eligible to add the special education endorsement through …

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Professional Learning Opportunities and Events of Interest for Mathematics Educators:

Schema Based Instruction for Word Problem Solving Webinar As shared in the Evidenced Based Specially Designed Instruction in Mathematics Webinar, Schema Based Instruction is an evidenced based strategy for teaching word problem solving to students with disabilities.  Participate in this webinar to be held on February 23 from 4:00PM – 5:30PM to learn more about …

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Canvas LMS Course

ENROLL IN THE COURSE BELOW: spsk12.instructure.com/enroll/F34BJX ENROLL IN THE COURSE: spsk12.instructure.com/enroll/F34BJX

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The Fast and the Curious

The Fast and the Curious 30 minutes to power up your practice! Virtual Virginia, in partnership with the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) and Canvas, will host a series of 30-minute webinars highlighting best practices in synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid/concurrent instruction.   Virginia public school division educators in Outreach and non-Outreach programs are invited to join us to learn …

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Virginia Dual Language/Immersion Day-February 27

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Join VDOE and VADLEN for a virtual DLI in A Day conference on February 27, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Anyone interested in Dual Language Immersion Education is invited to attend. Registration is free and available online through January 29.

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Webinar: Putting the ‘AT’ in mATh: Making Math More Accessible with Assistive Technology-February 2

Webinar: Putting the ‘AT’ in mATh: Making Math More Accessible with Assistive Technology-February 2This webinar will look at strategies to make math instruction more accessible by improving the structure of materials, incorporating low-tech assistive technology, and using text-to-speech, handwriting, and speech recognition supports. Register for a one-hour webinar held on February 2 at noon or 3p.m.

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Digital Equity Training Support

Digital Equity Training SupportA relatively new Virginia-specific organization, UnisonEDU’s mission is to provide world-class training support to all school districts in need, at reduced rates, just as they have done with West Point Public Schools. The group offers PD in many areas including Google Workspace, Tech for online and hybrid learning, leadership, and more! Check …

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Collaborative Planning for Content and Language Integration

Collaborative Planning for Content and Language IntegrationJoin educators from across the Commonwealth for a “Watch Party” to watch a recording about collaborative planning on January 27 at 4 p.m. Participants will stop at key points to share ideas, reflect, and ask questions. Ideas and questions in the January series will help guide the development of Standards Crosswalks and …

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Catalyzing Change in K-12 Mathematics Book Talks

Catalyzing Change in K-12 Mathematics Book TalksVDOE and the Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists are excited to partner in offering Catalyzing Change in K-12 Mathematics Book Talks beginning in February.  The sessions will provide an opportunity for mathematics teachers, specialists, and coaches to engage in critical conversations around the need for change in mathematics education in Virginia. Participants …

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Content Instruction with Multilingual Learners

Content Instruction with Multilingual LearnersJoin Dr. Luciana C. de Oliveira (researcher, educator and author), as she shares what she has learned about quality instruction for ELs within content area settings. Sign up for the January 25 webinar.

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New World Language Teaching Methods Online Course

New World Language Teaching Methods Online CourseThis is a new asynchronous online course in World Language Teaching Methods at UVA. EDIS 5490- World Languages Teaching Methods will be available from February 1–May 6. PreK-12 educators may be eligible for discounted tuition. For more information, email Courtney Sullivan.

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Virginia Dual Language/Immersion Day-February 27

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Virginia Dual Language/Immersion Day-February 27Join VDOE and VADLEN for a virtual DLI in A Day conference on February 27, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Anyone interested in Dual Language Immersion Education is invited to attend. Registration is free and available online through January 29.

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VKRP Fall Survey Remains Open Through January 29!

Did You Know? VKRP Fall Survey Remains Open Through January 29!  Share your experiences with instruction, assessment, and data use this fall on the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program survey by January 29. Teachers and administrators received a unique link to the survey via their division email accounts. The survey can be completed over multiple sessions if …

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Grant for Tuition Scholarships for Licensed High School Teachers to be Considered Faculty to Teach Dual Enrollment

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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 …

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Digital Tools to Help English Learners-January 14

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Digital Tools to Help English Learners-January 14 The Institute 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 …

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GMU School of Education Webinar Series

GMU School of Education Webinar SeriesGeorge Mason University is hosting a series of free webinars for Virginia Teachers on various topics to support instruction. Click on the session links for more information: Jan. 7:  Creating and Maintaining a Community of Learners at a DistanceJan. 12:Math Routines and Rich Tasks for Distance LearningJan. 13:Engaging in Authentic Community-based Mathematics …

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Basic Computer Course

The link below is the registration link for the Basic Computer Course being offered. We would like to offer this course to ISS Monitors, Safety Monitors, Teacher Assistants, and Maintenance. Location: CCAPTime: 5:00 PM – 8:00PM Choice 1: 1/25, 1/26, 1/28Choice 2: 2/1, 2/2, 2/4 Registration Required: Interested staff contact Denise Russell, 757-925-6754 *This course is offered as a part of the …

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Teacher Institute-Due April 30

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 …

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Shared Services Distance Learning Course Offering@Paul D. Camp

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 at alawrence@pdc.edu.  

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