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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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Project WILD Workshops

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Project WILD WorkshopsThe Project WILD program is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum and materials that focus on wildlife and conservation for all educators. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries provides training for educators in support of the Science SOL as well as essential skills in math and language arts. Email Suzie Gilley for more information.

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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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The ESOL Praxis Preparation Workshop

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The ESOL Praxis Preparation Workshop is intended for kindergarten through grade 12 educators seeking to add an ESL endorsement to their Virginia teaching license. The virtual training will present and engage participants in research-based instructional strategies for the instruction of English Learners (ELs), while providing preparation for the ESOL PRAXIS subject assessment exam.   The ESOL Preparation Workshop is offered free …

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Webinars

CBF is offering a series of webinars for teachers. Whether it’s a connection between critters and habitat that we weren’t aware of, a research paper that changes thinking, or an innovative technology  that shows promise for promoting cleaner water, CBF experts are bringing a variety of webinars directly to teachers. Space is limited so register today!

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Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University Transforming Today’s Educators Into Tomorrow’s Leaders Monarch Lead Cohorts & Ph.D. Cohort

Would you like to be a lead teacher, assistant principal, principal, work at the central office, or serve in another school leadership position?  Become a transformative leader through Monarch Lead at ODU!  You can continue to work full-time and earn your Master’s or Educational Specialist degree and PK-12 Administration and Supervision endorsement in a convenient live and online format.   Or, if …

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Virginia ASCD

Fostering a Strong Community in a Virtual ClassroomLeah Henry shares her steps for transitioning her classroom culture from the school room to the digital platform. Create an Inclusive, Supportive School Culture — Even (and Especially)During Distance LearningEmily Doerr offers advice to administrators and teachers for maintainingpositive, inclusive cultures during remote learning. 7 Activities to Build …

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UVA Curry School of Education M.ED. IN CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION (ONLINE)

Dear Educator, The fully online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development has added two new areas of emphasis. Recently, the online master’s programs were ranked #3 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The Professional Studies area of emphasis will provide provisionally licensed teachers an …

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Virginia Wesleyan University National Board Certification Support Program (CCSC)

Learn More at the following website: https://www.vwu.edu/enrollment-aid/evening-and-weekend/national-board-certification-support.php The website describes the many benefits of this certification on K-12 students, their schools, and the school district as a whole. Teachers may be surprised at the increased income that the Virginia Board of Education provides for NBCTs as well.

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SUFFOLK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATIVE COHORT

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How to Build Strong Relationships with Students if You’re Starting the Year Online: Principles and Practices

So you’re starting the school year as a distance educator and you have no idea how to build strong relationships with students you’ve never met in person. Before the hyperventilation kicks in, let’s center on a few grounding principles. Please check out this article about building relationships with students when starting the school year virtually.  

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Equity Learning Institute

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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 …

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Kahoot Certification

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What is Kahoot! Certified for schools? Email notification needs to be submitted, not the certificate in Frontline.  Welcome to Kahoot! Certified for schools, our free program to help you become the ultimate Kahoot! superhero. You can maximize learning with Kahoot!, score awesome diplomas and digital badges, and you could be eligible to claim professional learning …

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Presentation Materials from the 2019 Mathematics Deeper Learning Institutes are now available!

The VDOE 2019 Institutes provided teachers and mathematics leaders with professional development focused on the implementation of rich mathematical tasks to support deeper learning opportunities for students and to strengthen locally-designed curricula. The materials from the Institutes have been included for use by teachers and teacher teams.

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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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