SPS Winter/Spring Virtual PD Series – Registration is NOW OPEN

Click HERE to view over 80 hours of FREE virtual PD opportunities offered exclusively to Suffolk Public Schools Instructional Staff!

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FREE VDOE Online Courses – Register Now for March 22 Start Date

VDOE provides six-week facilitated online courses through a grant with Intel. These professional development courses are available to educators in Virginia at no cost. The courses are conducted all online (no face-to-face meetings needed) and take approximately 30 hours, or 5 hours per week, to complete. The courses are facilitated by Virginia educators. Participants will …

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Don’t be the last to know or miss your chance to sign up for any PD opportunities! Get all the latest PD News posts sent right to your email. No need to remember to check the PD Blog when you can get the updated PD opportunities sent right to you when they are posted. Sign …

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Children’s Engineering Graduate Course/Workshop March 11-May 9

2017 Winter Graduate Course/Workshop Children’s Engineering: K-5 Strategies for Implementing March 11 – May 9, 2017 National Institutes of Aerospace 1100 Exploration Way, Hampton, VA 23666 This hands-on interactive course is designed for teachers in grades K-5. Participants will learn to use design, engineering and technology instructional resources to enhance children’s attainment of the Virginia …

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Summer Literacy Institute – August 7-10

2017 Summer Literacy Institute- August 7-10 This Institute sponsored by William and Mary offers elementary and middle teachers, coaches, librarians, reading specialists, or related professionals an exciting opportunity for learning with literacy experts. This year’s sessions will offer professional development in the areas of writing workshop, interactive reading, word study, reading and writing standards, and …

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FREE Microcontroller/Programming Workshop April 10-12

Professional Development for Technology Education Teachers – April 10-12 VDOE is offering a Microcontroller/Programming Workshop designed for technology education teachers.  This FREE three-day workshop will focus on coding and programming Hummingbird and Arduino Microcontrollers.  For more details refer to Superintendent’s Memo 042-17.

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VDOE and TTAC Virtual TechKnowledgy Conference – February 23 & 28

VDOE and TTAC Virtual TechKnowledgy Conference – February 23 and 28 This conference offers two free online sessions. The session on February 23 will explore web accessibility and ensuring websites and online learning are accessible to students, teachers, and parents who have disabilities.  On February 28, the webinar will outline results of a recent study …

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The Innovator’s Mindset FREE Virtual Course with Dave Burgess – Starts 2/27

After the smashing success of the first #IMMOOC,George Couros and Katie Martin are back with an all-new course on educational innovation. The course starts on February 27th and is based on ideas from George’s amazing book, The Innovator’s Mindset. This book has taken the educational world by storm and is currently the #1 best-selling book …

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VT Hampton Roads Ed. Leadership Cohort Information Meeting 2/28

The Virginia Tech Faculty of Educational Leadership will be holding an informational meeting for our nationally recognized and accredited Program for the Preparation of School Principals & Supervisors Fall 2017 Hampton Roads Cohort Change your future by earning an M.A. or Ed.S. through Virginia Tech! Earn your degree in 4 semesters! Attend classes at the …

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Language and Learning Conference – March 25

The 2017 Language and Learning Conference will be held on Saturday March 25, 2017, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus in the Johnson Center. Register by filling out this online form or by printing and sending this paper form along with payment in the mail.  Scroll down for registration fee and details about the conference. What is …

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Virginia Geographic Alliance FREE Course for Teachers Grades 4-12

The Virginia Geographic Alliance is pleased to offer a free course, “Putting Social Studies in its Place: Using GIS to Enhance the Classroom” Register today! REGISTRATION IS ON A FIRST COME BASIS TO EDUCATORS IN GRADES 4-12 & IS LIMITED TO 50 PARTICIPANTS! “Maps in my textbook are not as interactive as these nor do …

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PEAK VIRGINIA AUTISM CONFERENCE March 15-16

PEAK VIRGINIA AUTISM CONFERENCE MARCH 15-16, 2017 Featuring Scott Bellini, Ph.D., & Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., BCBA-D DOWNLOAD CONFERENCE INFORMATION “BUILDING SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH EVIDENCE-BASED SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAMMING FOR YOUTH WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER” MARCH 15, 2017 – SCOTT BELLINI, PH.D.  The workshop will provide an overview of the Building Social Relationships (BSR) program, a social …

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Making the Grade: Re-examining Our Grading Practices Workshop – March 18

Making the Grade: Re-examining Our Grading Practices Date: March 18, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Lunch Included) Location: Regent University Cost: $140 for Individuals | $400 for Teams of 3 Register Now » There’s no question that grading evokes many emotions in teachers, administrators, parents, and students alike. For teachers, grading is one …

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Growing Independent Learners Online Workshop

Growing Independent Learners Online Workshop From Literacy Standards to Stations, K-3 Debbie Diller Learn with Debbie Diller to develop more meaningful, standards-based literacy work stations for your K–3 students. At the end of this self-paced, six-lesson online workshop, you will be able to make connections naturally between your state’s ELA standards and what you’re teaching in …

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VSRA Conference March 16-18

The 50th Annual VSRA Conference March 16-18, 2017 in Roanoke, Virginia Sign up now for our big 50th Annual Conference, our golden anniversary event! #imgoldenvsra – Be inspired, gain knowledge, and interact with many of your favorite authors, local and national literacy professionals, and colleagues to share the latest trends, ideas and research with you. …

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Longwood University Online Summer Courses for Educators

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Longwood University announces its Summer 2017 Online Professional Development Courses for educators. These courses are designed for non-degree seeking students who would like to earn graduate credit over the summer, with options ranging from 3 credit hour graduate classes or 1 credit opportunities. With all of our …

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VATE Annual Literacy Explosion! March 11

VATE Annual Literacy Explosion! Virginia Association of Teachers of English announces the 6th annual Literacy Explosion, a language arts festival designed to celebrate and promote the integration of literacy and 21st century learning skills. This event encourages and rewards Virginia students’ excellence in reading, writing, speaking, presenting, filming, drawing, and acting. Join the Literacy Explosion …

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Natural Connections Conference March 15-17

Natural Connections Conference Registration is now open for the 2017 Educator’s Conference Natural Connection: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning March 15-17.  This 3-day conference provides professional development on integrating science, social science, language arts and math standards for authentic learning experiences. Register today!

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VA Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference March 10-11

Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference                       Register now for the 2017 VCTM Conference “A Community of Heroes: Educate, Encourage, Inspire” to be held at James Madison University March 10-11.

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Virginia Forum Conference March 2-7

Virginia Forum Conference The Forum brings together people engaged in the study and interpretation of Virginia history to share their knowledge, research, and experiences. The forum takes place on March 2-7 at Norfolk State university. Register today!

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EDCAMP EASTERN VA FREE – March 25

  Join us for this unique opportunity to discuss and learn about K–12 education. EDCAMP EASTERN VA is a dynamic forum for educators of all levels to share experiences, learn about new tools and be inspired! As a conversational event filled with discussions, demos and interaction among participants, there will be no sit-and-get, no presentations, …

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The Science of Teaching and School Leadership Summer Academy

The Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy July 23-27, 2017 Each individual student deserves teachers and school leaders who understand the science behind how the brain learns, works, and thrives. Learn how to translate and apply Mind, Brain & Education Science research-informed strategies to TRANSFORM how you design your classes and how you work …

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The Feedback Process Workshop – March 27

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The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes – Apply by March 17

The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes Immerse yourself in the practice of teaching with primary sources from the unparalleled collections of Library of Congress this summer. Apply to attend a week-long professional development program for K-12 educators in the nation’s capital. In 2017, the Library will offer five Institute weeks: Open Sessions (any subject …

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Saint Leo University FREE Psychology Seminar Series

Saint Leo University Presenting Psychology Seminar Series        Sessions set for Virginia locations, open to public Saint Leo University is offering the public, students, faculty, staff, and alumni the opportunity to learn more about psychology and how it can help everyone. The university’s School of Arts and Sciences is presenting the Psychology Seminar Series at the …

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PEAK Autism Educator Conference March 15 & 16

PEAK Autism Educator Conference Springfield, VA Building Social Relationships through Evidence-Based Social Skills Programming for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder Scott Bellini, Ph.D.   –    March 15, 2017 Presentation Details High Impact Strategies for Supporting Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who Engage in Problematic Behaviors. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D     –     …

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VASCD Professional Development Opportunities 

Join the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development for their exciting professional development line up! See VASCD for all the details: New Assessment, New Instruction February 27 in Middletown or March 1 in Glen Allen At its best, the use of performance-based assessment supports students’ development of “*the five Cs”, while engaging them in interesting and …

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FREE Staff Development Educators’ WebBriefs Feb/Mar 2017

Got 30 minutes? Get fast, free PD with new SDE WebBriefs. Rich, quick, and convenient webinars delivered to your device.     Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT FREE Register Space is limited! Reserve your spot today! Featured WebinarBuilding Student Executive Function and Problem Solving (Grades K-5) Motivating your students to …

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Life After High School Workshops

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS!  HELP STUDENTS PREPARE FOR AND MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT EDUCATION, CAREER AND DEBT. Life After High School: Navigating education, career and debt is an important new workshop provided at no charge and held at VCEE’s affiliated university-based Centers for Economic Education: Mar 16, 2017, 8:30am – 3:30pm     Lynchburg College …

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University of Phoenix Online Teacher Courses

Welcome to a new way to learn, one that fits your life and career. If you’re ready to embark on a challenging and rewarding journey of self-discovery, you’ll be glad to know that Suffolk Public Schools and University of Phoenix are right behind you. Suffolk Public Schools and University of Phoenix have teamed up to encourage …

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Students with Disabilities PD Opportunities

Improving Programs for Students with Disabilities PD Opportunities VDOE Office of Special Education Program Improvement has web-based trainings available online that offer support and resources for mathematics instruction support, planning a master schedule and using data informed decision making through the lens of the Virginia Tiered System of Supports. Participants will gain valuable tools and resources to …

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Regent University Discount for ALL SPS Employees AND THEIR FAMILIES

Earn a degree that will challenge you with higher learning to advance your career, and greater knowing to transform your character. That’s what makes for real power—and real difference. Regent University’s programs are rooted in educational excellence and structured to promote leadership skills. And with our flexible online degree options, you’ll be able to fit …

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APPLY Now – FREE ASM Materials Science Camp

Apply Now! Attend a one-week professional development workshop this summer! Who should attend? High school general science, chemistry, physics, math, industrial / vocational technology, and arts teachers Middle school physical science teachers Why attend? Learn how to engage your students using simple, low-cost experiments that you can integrate into your existing lesson plans Help your …

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Stanford “How to Learn Math” Self-paced Online Course

How to Learn Math: For Teachers and Parents Explore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students’ experiences with math. Whether you are a teacher preparing to implement the new Common Core State Standards, a parent wanting to give your children the best math start in life, an administrator …

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FREE Edchat Interactive Web Events

What is an Edchat Interactive event? Like webinars, Edchat Interactive uses live video. But with an Edchat Interactive, instead of a long presentation, the event is a live video discussion. The leader will present a basic concept in the first 5-10 minutes of the event. Then participants will break into small video chat groups to discuss …

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WHRO Education Online Professional Development & Virginia’s PBS TeacherLine

WHRO Education Online Professional Development & Virginia’s PBS TeacherLine WHRO Education Online Professional Development partnering with the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) and Virginia’s PBS TeacherLine offer a unique collection of resources that provide educators with one-stop shopping for flexible, high quality online professional development.  The variety of courses enable you to stay on top …

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FREE – National Science Teacher Association Web Seminars

National Science Teacher Association Web Seminars are free, 90-minute, live professional development experiences that use online learning technologies to allow participants to interact with nationally acclaimed experts, NSTA Press authors, and scientists, engineers, and education specialists from NSTA partner organizations. Register Today! Seminar participants earn a certificate of participation for attending and completing the evaluation form at the end of …

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Tuition Discounts and More from Liberty University Online

Receive a 15% Discount with the Liberty Advantage Program Liberty University and Suffolk Public Schools are pleased to partner together to offer several benefits through the Liberty Advantage Program. As a non-profit institution, Liberty University Online offers more than 250 online degree programs ranging from Certificates, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees. To make achieving …

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Teacher Grants, Contests, & Awards . . . Oh My!

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check out Edutopia’s weekly updates to get the latest and greatest teacher resource information!

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