Roberta Branch

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Virtual VA & Canvas

Tuesday, Oct. 26 10:00 a.m.Biweekly Partnership Meeting Audience: Counselors, Mentors, Division Coordinators 1:00 p.m.Canvas Statewide Call: Canvas Updates Audience: Division Technology Leaders 4:00 p.m.Let’s VIBE Extended Blended Series: Entry Points to Blended Learning—Exploring Models Audience: Teachers Registration required Wednesday, Oct. 27 VVA Fall Block Cohort 2 Semester 2 Begins Thursday, Oct. 28 10:00 a.m.Division Coordinators Meeting Audience: …

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GMU Center for Economic Education 2021-2022 Programming

2021- 2022 Professional Development Programs: Online Personal Finance Institute (45 hr. Asynchronous Course; Middle & High School Standards) This online, asynchronous institute is designed for those teaching the personal finance portion of high school Economics and Personal Finance.  Over its six weeks, it covers detailed content instruction including banking, credit, consumer rights and responsibilities, insurance, …

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Coming Soon from VVA & Canvas

Coming Soon from VVA & Canvas Welcome to a new weekly email that shows you what’s in store for the next two weeks from Virtual Virginia and Canvas! Be sure to add the following events to your calendar! Note that some events require registration to attend. Tuesday, Oct. 12 10:00 a.m.Biweekly Partnership Meeting Audience: Counselors, Mentors, Division …

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2021 VASCD Annual Conference “Turn the Page”- December 8-9

2021 VASCD Annual Conference “Turn the Page”- December 8-9VASCD’s 2021 Annual Conference is a new kind of Hybrid! Attend from our own location! This conference is designed especially for our virtual attendees, not just live streams of our in-person sessions. Note: the In-person Conference is at capacity.  Find out more information from VASCD today!

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Virginia Work-Based Learning Collaboration Session

Virginia Work-Based Learning Collaboration SessionThe Virginia Work-Based Learning Collaboration Network and Virginia Ed Strategies invite all work-based learning coordinators, CTE Directors, and business leaders to attend their upcoming session on October 18 at 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.  The webinar, Building an Inclusive Talent Pipeline: Equipping all Students for Success in Tomorrow’s Workforce, will feature Jason Tyszko, Vice President of …

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Professional Learning Webinar Series

Professional Learning Webinar SeriesVASCD is sponsoring a variety of professional learning opportunities for Virginia educators through webinar series with a variety of timely topics. Visit VASCD for additional details and costs:New Date-October 12: Don’t Kick Me Out – Invite Me In! (Discipline Through an Equity Lens). Presenters Casey Roberts and Kambar Khoshaba highlight practices that emphasize self-regulation and social-emotional learning over …

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UVA MEd-Reading Education Program Info Session

UVA MEd-Reading Education Program Info SessionRegister for the October 19 information session to learn about the fully online, newly revised MEd in Reading Education program. Each course has been aligned with the science of reading and is designed to develop knowledge about effective and efficient reading assessment instruction at both the elementary and secondary levels.

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Structuring Effective Mathematics Intervention

Structuring Effective Mathematics Intervention These sessions will build on the information shared in previous webinars of this series. Sessions will highlight how to differentiate mathematics instruction using evidence from formative assessment to identify student strengths, as well as provide actionable ideas on how to effectively structure and implement student intervention. Note: sessions from Oct. 18 are repeated …

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VDOE Science 2021-22 Webinars

VDOE Science 2021-22 WebinarsThe VDOE Science Team will hold monthly science teacher webinars held on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00PM. Using the link provided, participants will choose the date to attend these virtual events using the dropdown menu. Participants will need to repeat the registration process for each webinar they wish to attend during …

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VDOE Webinar: Utilizing Data to Maximize Literacy Instruction in the 2021-2022 Academic Year

VDOE Webinar: Utilizing Data to Maximize Literacy Instruction in the 2021-2022 Academic YearJoin VDOE English staff and Assessment staff to explore using SDBQ data from the Fall 2021 Growth Assessments and formative and summative classroom data to support literacy instruction in K-12 classrooms.  Presenters will delve into available resources to demonstrate how to intentionally select texts and skills for deeper …

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Using Small Group Instruction to Address Unfinished Learning in Mathematics

Using Small Group Instruction to Address Unfinished Learning in MathematicsThese sessions will highlight strategies and structures for implementing small group instruction and using classroom routines to differentiate instruction in mathematics. Emphasis will be placed on the use of formative assessments to identify student strengths and unfinished learning to ensure grade-level content is the target of …

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Virtual Virginia Let’s VIBE Webinars

Virtual Virginia Let’s VIBE WebinarsVirginia public school educators are invited to attend the Let’s VIBE series of free webinars and workshops throughout the fall. The professional learning series focuses on different themes in virtual and blended education and is presented by VVA in partnership with Canvas and the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. Registration is required to attend. Recordings of …

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FREE Virginia History Day Workshop

FREEVirginia History Day Workshop Saturday, October 910 AM – 2 PM (ET) The Mariners’ Museum and Park and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture invite educators from the public, private and homeschool sectors for a free, in-person workshop at The Mariners’ Museum. Come engage with educators from both museums on the project-based learning program, Virginia History Day, and …

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Registration for Fall Math Webinar Series Sessions in September and October

Registration for Fall Webinar Series Sessions in September and October The Virginia Department of Education will continue to offer fall webinars to support teachers in addressing unfinished learning and student recovery of mathematics knowledge and skills. Bridging for Math Strength – Part 2 These sessions are a follow-up to the August 31st sessions during which …

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Micro-Credentials

Micro-CredentialsExciting news! VASCD is offering the following Micro-Credentials from August 1 through November 15, 2021. Find out more information today!-Creating a Performance Assessment Blueprint-Designing a Rubric-Incorporating Peer Review and Feedback-Facilitating Respectful Student-to-Student Conversations-Building Classroom Community-Building Students’ Academic Discussion Skills

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Training Opportunity: Re-enrollment–Beyond the Basics

Training Opportunity: Re-enrollment–Beyond the BasicsThe Regulations Governing the Re-enrollment of Students Committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice, 8 VAC 20-660-10 et. seq., presents the procedures for re-enrollment of students into the public schools when they have been in the custody of the juvenile justice system and receiving instruction through local and regional detention centers and the …

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Humanities in Class Free Webinar Series for All Teachers

Humanities in Class Free Webinar Series for All TeachersRegistration for the 2021-22 Humanities in Class Webinar Series is open. Over forty sessions are scheduled featuring scholars and experts from across the humanities. Each live webinar is 90 minutes and includes resources and readings from the scholar. Participants can earn 5 professional development credits. The series is free, …

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Virtual Virginia: Free K–12 course resources & statewide LMS access for public school teachers

Virtual Virginia Outreach Program Free K–12 course resources & statewide LMS access for public school teachers The Virtual Virginia Outreach Program is designed to assist Virginia public school teachers and students by providing access to online learning modules via the Virtual Virginia learning management system at no cost. Each Virginia public school division has access to its own instance …

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VAST 2021 Annual Professional Development Institute

VAST 2021 Annual Professional Development Institute  Registration is open for the Virginia Association of Science Teachers Institute which includes onsite and virtual sessions. The virtual institute will take place November 16-18. There will be an add-on in-person PDI PLUS in Harrisonburg on November 19-20. Register today!

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Computer Science K-12 Educator Opportunities

Computer Science K-12 Educator Opportunities          CodeVA is offering free training programs for K-12 public school educators. The elementary and middle school programs prepare educators to explore the content and learn how to integrate the Computer Science SOL into core curriculum. The high school training programs prepare teachers to teach an elective in computer science or an Advanced Placement …

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Professional Learning CHOICE

Professional Learning CHOICEVirginia Ed Strategies is inviting high school science, mathematics, computer science, and CTE teachers to consider joining CHOICE, offering $1000 a year to cover professional learning that teachers choose as well as associated costs such as travel or materials. Through this program, Virginia Ed Strategies is endeavoring to offer a community of practice …

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Computer Science K-12 Educator Opportunities

Computer Science K-12 Educator Opportunities          CodeVA is offering free training programs for K-12 public school educators. The elementary and middle school programs prepare educators to explore the content and learn how to integrate the Computer Science SOL into core curriculum. The high school training programs prepare teachers to teach an elective in computer science or an Advanced Placement …

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Not What Works–What Works BEST: Making Mathematics Meaningful for ALL Students Series

Not What Works–What Works BEST: Making Mathematics Meaningful for ALL Students Join T-TAC ODU as we offer a series of Professional Learning opportunities focused on evidence-based strategies that make math meaningful for ALL students.  All sessions will take place virtually. Registration Is Now Open! Teaching Mathematics Strategically to Struggling Learners 3-5 When: July 20, 2021, …

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STAYING CONNECTED: FACILITATING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE DURING and AFTER CANCER TREATMENT

This free 6.5 hour online continuing education (CE) program is designed to be completed at a time that is convenient to you – following registration, you will have up to 16 weeks to complete the program in its entirety and receive CE credit or up to 3 weeks for the non-accredited track. An email confirmation …

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SU 2021 Webinars for for Graduate Degrees in Educational Leadership –

Become a School Leader – Earn your education administration endorsement with SU.  The education administration endorsement programs will be offered online with weekly live virtual sessions.  The Master of Science (MSEd) in Education Administration is designed for those who hold an active teaching license and want to earn a master’s degree while simultaneously earning the …

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2021 VASCD Annual Conference: Turn the Page

2021 VASCD Annual Conference: Turn the PageThis is a new kind of Hybrid! Participants choose the way you want to attend with three options. Find out more information or register now for Early Bird prices with increases after June 18. Options:In-person: December 7-8. Conference will be held at the Williamsburg Lodge.Virtual Conference: December 8-9. Attend from your own location! …

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New VDOE SOL English Instructional Support

New VDOE SOL English Instructional SupportVirginia SOL Tracking Logs for grades Kindergarten through English 12 have been developed to assist teachers with determining which standards students have had sufficient exposure and experience with prior to the COVID-19 school interruption and to make decisions regarding when and how experience with new standards might occur moving forward. Each log …

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Registration is Now Open for the 2021 VCU Summer Learning Academy

Registration is Now Open for the 2021 VCU Summer Learning AcademyThe Academy will focus on preparing educators to create a culture of educational excellence and equity in schools through innovative and practical techniques. There are over 50 different virtual sessions covering 24 topics, with a variety of formats to suit everyone’s schedule. Reduced prices are in place from last year in respect to …

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Journey into Teaching Academy: A PD Initiative for Selected Second Year Provisionally Certified Special Education Teachers

Journey into Teaching Academy: A PD Initiative for Selected Second Year Provisionally Certified Special Education TeachersVDOE Office of Special Education Instructional Services is announcing the third cohort of the Journey into Teaching Academy, a yearlong professional development initiative for teachers completing their second year as a provisionally licensed special education teacher. This year-long initiative (May 2021-May …

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Summer Literature Classes at Camp!

Summer Literature Classes  at Camp!  Summer literature classes at Camp   Community College bring rich   opportunities to K-12 teachers.   Recertification points can be gained in five   weeks during the summer for elementary,   middle school, and high school teachers.  Choose From:  Introduction to Literature  ENG 125-71A, 3 credits  Not sure about taking a literature course? “Introduction to …

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Virtual STEM Professional Development Teacher Camp

Virtual STEM Professional Development Teacher CampThis free virtual STEM PD camp by the ASM Materials Education Foundation has a variety of topics and dates for elementary as well as secondary teachers to attend. Kits will be supplied for teachers to learn about materials design. Register today! 

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“Discipline Update: Understanding State Law and Issues in the Virtual Environment” Webinar

The latest webinar presented by the attorneys at Sands Anderson titled “Discipline Update: Understanding State Law and Issues in the Virtual Environment” has been uploaded and is available for staff access on the Special Education Website. The website is available on the SPS Staff Portal. Click on Special Education Resources to access the site. The …

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CodeVA Professional Development Opportunities

CodeVA Professional Development OpportunitiesElementary and middle school programs prepare educators to explore Computer Science and to learn how to integrate the VA CS SOL into their core curriculum. The secondary elective courses prepare teachers to teach a high school elective in computer science or to teach an Advanced Placement level course. Find out more information today!

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Old Dominion University Special Education Grant/Reduced Tuition Programs

Special Education: General Curriculum K-12 Endorsement Old Dominion University and George Mason University offer grant funding/discounts for qualified school division personnel seeking endorsement in special education: general curriculum.  Teachers with valid provisional special education: general curriculum licenses are eligible and other school personnel with bachelor’s degrees may be eligible.  Tuition assistance is available for provisionally …

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Virginia Tech Opens EU Jean Monnet Center of Excellence

Virginia Tech Opens EU Jean Monnet Center of ExcellenceThe Center is partnering with the Virginia Council for the Social Studies, the Virginia Geographic Alliance, and other educational leaders in Virginia. More information is available about the VT Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies including a newsletter, educator programs and conferences, EU Council mock-debate for students, …

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Self-Paced WIDA eWorkshops

Self-Paced WIDA eWorkshopsThese self-paced eWorkshops are on a variety of topics for teachers, principals, and educational leaders including Social Studies: Engaging Multilingual Learners through Inquiry, WIDA Writing Rubric, Developing Language for Learning in Mathematics, Doing and Talking STEM, Leading for Equity: Classroom Walkthrough; School Improvement Planning for Multilingual Learners and more! Email to set up a free account.

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K-12 LITERACY BEST PRACTICES

The VDOE English Office has developed a webpage of VDOE resource professional development packages focused on best practices in K-12 literacy instruction aligned to the 2017 English Standards of Learning (SOL). Packages are bundled and sorted by topic for ease of use and focused professional learning.  Suffolk Public Schools will provide Professional Development  points if you follow …

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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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