Free Teacher Admission to Terracotta Army at VMFA!

Governor Terence R. McAuliffe is pleased to announce that K-12 teachers in Virginia can receive free admission to Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China that opened at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Terracotta Army showcases 130 works of art, drawn from the collections of 14 art museums and archaeological institutes across Shaanxi Province in …

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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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VDOE Professional Learning & Development Website

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) supports and encourages innovative practices to improve teaching and learning and all aspects of public education in the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions. The Professional Learning and Development portal connects educators, administrators and support services personnel to information about opportunities and resources developed by VDOE and non-profit organizations that provide …

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Future Ready Librarians: Cultivating Community Partnerships Webinar

Future Ready Librarians: Cultivating Community Partnerships Tuesday, December 12, 2017 4:00 p.m. (EDT) Presenters Sue Kowalski, Librarian, Pine Grove Middle School (East Syracuse Minoa School District, NY) Gina Seymour, Library Media Specialist, Islip High School (Islip Union Free School District, NY) Moderator Shannon McClintock Miller, Spokesperson, Future Ready Librarians; Spokesperson, Project Connect How can school librarians support Future Ready Schools®(FRS)? The …

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Accepting Proposals for FLAVA Spring Mini-conference – Due by 12/15

Submissions are now being accepted for the Language is Much More than Talk conference to be held on April 21 at the campus of Washington and Lee in Lexington. The deadline for proposals is December 15.

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National Council of Teachers of English Winter Twitter Chats 

#NCTEchat is a fast-paced monthly Twitter chat where incredible ideas fly and advice comes in 140-character snippets. Join the conversation with fellow educators! Upcoming sessions:   December 17 – Using Mentor Texts January 21 – New Year / New Ideas                          February 18– Diverse Literature  

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51st Annual Virginia State Reading Association Conference  

Registration is now open for this year’s conference held in Richmond on March 8-10.  Experience this year’s theme: Reading our world, inspiring the future. 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.

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Longwood Univeristy Summer Institutes for Teachers – Apply NOW

Summer 2018 Institutes: The Virginia Holocaust Museum: Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute The Teacher Education Institute is a ten-day class, assisting educators with their understanding of the Holocaust and genocide. Sessions focus on historical background and pedagogy which link to the Virginia Standards of Learning requirements. TEI is offered in partnership with Longwood University and is funded …

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Longwood University Online Spring Graduate and Non-credit Courses

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Longwood University announces its Spring 2018 Online Continuing Education and Professional Development Courses for educators. We offer a selection of courses designed to fit your schedule, with your budget in mind. These courses are designed for non-degree seeking students who would like to earn graduate credit or recertification points over …

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Ed. Leadership Program at ODU

Educational Leadership @ Old Dominion University Are you interested in working full-time and earning your Master’s or Educational Specialist degree and PK-12 Administration and Supervision endorsement? Or are you interested in earning a Doctorate in Educational Leadership while working full-time in your current role? Virginia public school educators receive a 25% discount off of the per credit …

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Apply for Scholarship to Attend 2018 SDE National Conference

The 2017 SDE National Conference was dedicated to our beloved founder, leader, and inspiration, Jim Grant. During his decades of service to schools and students across the U.S. and around the world, Jim shared his passion, instructional strategies, and wisdom to help teachers and administrators teach and lead more effectively. He impacted the lives of …

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Corwin’s FREE Monday Afternoon Webinar Series

Monday Afternoon Webinar Series Your no-cost platform for superior professional learning! Why attend a Corwin webinar? The next best thing to an on-site workshop, Corwin webinars are your opportunity to interact directly with the field’s most influential thought leaders on a range of critical issues. What’s more, they’re free! Invite your entire team for a …

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FREE DitchThatTextbook Digital Summit

A FREE online conference for teachers: #DitchSummit!   Nine presentations from great presenters. Free professional development credits. Summaries of each session in PDF notes pages. And a free Chromebook giveaway? This year’s Ditch Summit is better than ever. (Well, it’s only in its second year, so … better than last year!) It runs from Dec. 15-31. …

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FREE Online Science Spring Graduate Courses – Apply by 12/21

The Education Office of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) offers DataStreme – a suite of tuition free, online, graduate courses (in conjunction with the State University of New York) to K-12 educators in any discipline who hold a state teaching license and who are employed at a school; this includes principals and librarians.  Joe Joyner, TCCC Associate Professor,  now recruiting for …

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FREE Staff Development Educators’ 30-minute Webinars

Got 30 minutes? Get fast, free PD with SDE Webinars. Rich, quick, and convenient webinars delivered to your device.     U P C O M I N G   C A L E N D A R   O F   W E B   E V E N T S   D E C E M B E R Educational …

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edCampEVA – FREE Event for all Educators ~ March 24, 2018

The 4th annual edcampEVA is coming to Yorktown on March 24th! This unique “unconference” model means educators of all kinds will come together and decide what topics they want to learn about! This free, participant drivien event puts control back into the hands of educators by giving anyone the chance to faciliate an open dialogue, …

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UVA@Wise Spring Online Recertification Session – Registration is Open Now

Spring Session: February 12-May 4, 2018 Registration Deadline: February 7, 2018 Format:  All courses are completely online through Moodle Credit:  Each course is taught at the undergraduate level for 3 credit hours which equals 90 renewal points Grading: A-F grade scale Cost: $297 per course for VA in state residents* REGISTER NOW FOR SPRING! Online Recertification Classes COURSE …

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Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Scholarship – Apply by Dec. 15, 2017

The Teacher Institute scholarship application is now posted. Thank you for your interest in Colonial Williamsburg’s Teacher Institute! The scholarship application is now open and will close on Dec. 15, 2017. We look forward to welcoming the Teacher Institute Class of 2018 to Williamsburg! About Teacher Institute: During five-night institutes on location in Colonial Williamsburg and the surrounding area, …

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North TIER Online Learning Courses – Winter Session 2018

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North TIER is a 501(c), non-profit collaborative partnership between 15 North Virginia preK-12 public and independent school divisions, higher educational partners (Germanna Community College, Colorado State University OnlinePlus, and organizations (EdTech Leaders Online). North TIER allows non-member educators to participant in their courses for a very nominal fee. Winter Session Information Registration: 11/27 through 12/8 Courses run …

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ASCD Free Webinar Series

ASCD’s free webinar series brings experts in the field of education to a screen near you. Our webinars address timely and relevant topics like student engagement, classroom technology, and instructional strategies. We archive each webinar so that you can get your professional development on demand. Featured Webinar Upgrading Differentiation in the Elementary Grades December 7, 2017, …

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Children’s Engineering Convention ~ February 8-9, 2018

The annual Children’s Engineering Convention will be held at The Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, February 8-9, 2018.  Convention Registration The Children’s Engineering Convention has three major components: 1) staff development for K-5 teachers focusing on ways to help children create, use and control technology. 2) teacher demonstrations of ways to infuse technology activities into the …

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aha! Process, Inc. FREE At-Risk Population Webinars

Our mission is to enable individuals, institutions, and communities to stabilize and grow resources for all, particularly those in poverty. Poverty, middle class, and wealth are about an abundance or lack of resources.  Our work helps individuals, businesses, students, and communities build resources for a more successful, sustainable future. aha! Process is an award-winning training and publishing …

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Virginia ASCD Professional Learning Opportunities

Virginia ASCD, an affiliate of ASCD, is a membership organization dedicated to advancing excellence in Virginia’s schools. We are teachers, superintendents, university professors, building leaders, teacher education students, and central office leaders. We represent a variety of roles, but we share a single purpose- ensuring a world-class education for every Virginia student. Each year, VASCD …

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2017-2018 Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series

Registration is free and professional development certificates will be issued to each participant. Visit FLAVA to register online for any of these sessions. FLAVA Interactive Teacher Workshop Series for 2017/2018 The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia world language educators …

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UVA Online Dyslexia PD Opportunities for Teachers

The University of Virginia, George Graham Lecture In Reading 2017, is offering the following professional development opportunities for educators. See UVA or each link for additional details and registration information: Online Class Fall 2017: Dyslexia in the Classroom. This one credit hour course is designed for classroom teachers to acquaint them with the current research-based …

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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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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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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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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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