February 2021 archive

ASSET Program – Remaining Free Seats for Virginia PD/Licensure Renewal DEADLINE: March 1, 2021

Virginia Teachers and Para-professionals: Are you looking for affordable, engaging professional development/licensure renewal that works with your busy schedule and your budget? ASSET has 100 FREE seats remaining for enrollment by MARCH 1, 2021. Free seats are filling quickly on a first come, first served basis. ASSET is 100% online and self-paced with no assignments or deadlines. Research-based K-12 content to …

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VA Equity Summit

Take a look at our VA equity Summit: Wednesday, March 10, 2021  12–2:00 p.m. EST  Join us for this engaging event where we will discuss the  important role of equity in education as well as creating an  instruction system that supports and develops all students.  The event will feature a keynote address from Dr. Sharroky  …

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VMFA 2021 Winter and Spring Virtual Teacher Programs

VMFA 2021 Winter and Spring Virtual Teacher ProgramsThe Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will host their virtual 2021 Winter/Spring programs. Professional development sessions begin at 4:30 p.m. on:March 4: Virginia’s Natural Bridge: Art Reveals History, Geography, and EcologyMarch 18: African American History: From the Harlem RenaissanceApril 16: VMFA and Language Arts: Look, Write, Read, and …

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VCU Online Mathematics Specialist Program

VCU Online Mathematics Specialist Program VCU is now recruiting to form a cohort of teachers to begin mathematics specialist training. Courses will begin in June 2021 and will take two academic years and three summers to complete, all online. Successful candidates will graduate August 2023 and be eligible for the mathematics specialist endorsement for a Virginia teaching …

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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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GenCyber Summer Professional Development Workshop

Norfolk State University GenCyber Summer Professional Development Workshop for High School Teachers The purpose of this one-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 …

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Ed Equity VA Webinar Series

Schools as Racial Justice Engines:  A Panel Discussion on Trauma Informed Care for Racial Trauma and Strategies to Support the Unique Needs of Black Students in Schools   February 23, 2021 3:00-4:30 PM Register here! Culturally Relevant Teaching (CRT) Part 1: An Overview March 9, 2021 3:00-4:30 PM Register here!

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Digital Learning Day: Joint North Carolina and Virginia RISE OER Unconference

Digital Learning Day: Joint North Carolina and Virginia RISE OER Unconference  To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Digital Learning Day, on February 25, 2021 #GoOpenNC and #GoOpenVA will be hosting a free unconference around how openly-licensed resources (OER) support educators to “rise” to the challenges of the pandemic and post-pandemic learning environment.  The RISE OER …

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Using Google with Canvas.

Dr. KC Testerman will be hosting five FREE workshops next week for teachers on Using Google with Canvas. (Click on the links below to register and for a reminder email). Date Time Session Topic/Presentation Zoom Link/Recording Wed, Feb 24 1pm Teacher Workshop – Using Google and Canvas Registration Link  Wed, Feb 24 3pm Teacher Workshop …

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Echoes and Reflections Webinars for Educators-March 23

Echoes and Reflections Webinars for Educators-March 23This professional development program is hosted by New American History and designed to provide Holocaust education and history, explore classroom-ready content, and support instructional practice. Participants will gain understanding of this complex history and its lasting effect on the world. Register today!

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Brown v. Board of Education Summer Workshop

Brown v. Board of Education Summer WorkshopTeachers (grades 6-12) are invited to participate in a one-week summer virtual workshop on school desegregation in Virginia following the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision. Participants will virtually interact with leading historians in the field, engage historic sites and archives, and will discuss curricular and teaching techniques …

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Evidenced Based Specially Designed Instruction in Mathematics VDOE Webinar

Evidenced Based Specially Designed Instruction in Mathematics VDOE Webinar- February 23Schema Based Instruction is an evidenced based strategy for teaching word problem solving to students with disabilities. Participate in this webinar to learn more about this strategy and how to use it effectively with your students!  Space is limited so register today!

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VDOE Building Background through Vocabulary Strategies within Content

VDOE Building Background through Vocabulary Strategies within Content Lessons-February 22Dr. Calderón will model instructional strategies for building background through vocabulary instruction for ELs in core content classrooms and offer tips to help SLIFE and Newcomer ELs use new vocabulary in virtual content classrooms. Time for Q & A will be set aside for discussions on …

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Online Course for Virginia Studies Teachers

Online Course for Virginia Studies Teachers Thinking Historically About Virginia is a self-paced online course with interactive modules for Virginia Studies teachers. Each module guides participants through Virginia history with primary sources as well as video, audio, and text analysis.  Recertification points are available and there is a fee for this course. Register by February 22.

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Career and Technical Education New Teacher Institute-Due June 11

Career and Technical Education New Teacher Institute-Due June 11 VDOE, in collaboration with UVA, will offer the CTE New Teacher Institute from July 12-16 as an online course. The Institute is designed specifically for CTE teachers who are transitioning directly from business and industry to the classroom. Participants will need to complete an online enrollment …

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Addressing Learning Loss: Using Connected Assessments & LMS

Overview Title: Addressing Learning Loss: Using Connected Assessments & LMS   Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Time: 3:30 PM EDT I 2:30 PM CDT I 12:30 PM PDT Duration: 1 hour The webinar is being held on 2/17 and you can register for the webinar here.  Summary What will assessment look like in 2021 and beyond? …

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Blending Learning Virtual Conference

Save the Date! Blending Learning Mixing Up Your Digital Pedagogy May 1, 2021 A Free, One-Day Virtual Conference for Virginia Public School Educators More details coming soon! #BlendVVAVSTECanvas21 Presented by Call for Presenters Educators, you are doing amazing things in Virginia, and we want to hear about them! Submit your proposal to present at “Blending Learning: Mixing …

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VASCD Micro-Credentials

Spring 2021Micro-Credentials Facilitate Respectful Student-to-StudentConversations In order for both academic and social-emotional learning to occur, students must feel safe and confident sharing their ideas and perceptions with each other. Respectful and robust interactions are foundational to a deeperlearning classroom. This micro-credential demonstrates the teacher’s skill in developing and supporting students’ engagement with each other in …

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eMediaVA Winter Webinar series

Want to learn more about how to use digital tools and eMediaVA for blended learning? We’re excited to announce four upcoming webinars to support Virginia educators in creating dynamic digital instruction. Led by WHRO Education staff, this webinar series will focus on effective and interactive digital tools to prepare for successful distance and blended learning …

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