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“Solving Global Problems” A Self-Paced Course

The U.S. Department of State is excited to announce: Solving Global Problems — a free, self-paced online course for U.S. educators! Problem solving ignites students’ critical thinking and creativity. It teaches students how to apply knowledge and skills to complex problems and it empowers students to make a difference in the world. Global competence equips students with the skills, knowledge, …

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Solving Global Problems Self-Paced Course —

The U.S. Department of State is excited to announce Solving Global Problems — a free, self-paced online course for U.S. educators! Problem solving ignites students’ critical thinking and creativity. It teaches students how to apply knowledge and skills to complex problems and it empowers students to make a difference in the world. Global competence equips students with the skills, knowledge, …

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Social Emotional Learning: Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars Social Emotional Learning: Creating Connections & Building Resilience This webinar will focus on the importance of social emotional learning and strategies for how to include it in the classroom. Presented by Heather Peterson of Hampton City Schools Wednesday April 14th 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Located on Zoom Registration Required Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZD2x-e81TL-Z2OQjXM2W4g Social …

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Teacher Leadership

I am excited to share that Virginia Wesleyan University is now offering an online Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Teacher Leadership. The program is especially designed for licensed teachers who are passionate about teaching and learning and hope to expand their careers and increase effectiveness as leaders in the profession. We hope you will …

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Professional Development: For the Love of Literacy

Professional Development: For the Love of Literacy WVPEC & Simply Achieve Present “For the Love of Literacy: A Story to Share” on April 21st at 12:30 to 3:30 COVID19 has taught educators everywhere the importance of social and emotional health. In this high energy workshop you will discover fun and new ways to engage students …

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Teaching Reconstructionwith Dr. Kidada Williams

Dr. Kidada Williams, host of VPM’s Seizing Freedom, along with panelists Christy Coleman, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Dr. Ed. Ayers, New American History and VPM’s Future of America’s Past , and Annie Evans, New American History will explore ways to teach a fuller history of America’s post-Civil War Reconstruction era. American history educators should join their peers on April 13 at 7 p.m. for this free interactive, …

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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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The Road to Licensure: Setting the Foundation of your Clinical Career

A Panel Discussion for Pre-Licensed Counselors, Therapists and Social Workers Regardless of where you are in your program – whether just beginning or nearing completion – you may have questions about your path to licensure and what resources are available to you as you navigate through the process. In this webinar, we will break down …

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Master’s and Professional Studies Certificate Programs

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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PBL for ELs: Authentic Engagement in Science

PBL for ELs: Authentic Engagement in ScienceIn this session, participants will learn strategies for differentiating instruction and assessment to engage ELs of all levels in science content classes. While the examples shared are specific to high school science, the ideas for strategies and examples can be applied to any class and grade-level. Join your peers on April 9 at …

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Sketchnoting in Secondary History Courses to Support ELs

Sketchnoting in Secondary History Courses to Support ELsLearn about using the sketchnoting strategy as a way to support and engage English Learners within your secondary History courses. Join your peers on April 5 at 4 p.m. for the Sketchnoting for Comprehensible Input for ELs in History Courses webinar and learn about using graphic representations of content for making grade level content …

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Career Switcher Program Virtual Information Session

Career Switcher Program Virtual Information SessionInterested in being a teacher? Join VCU School of Education Career Switcher Program for a virtual informational session on March 29 at 6 p.m. RSVP for this meeting with VCU.

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English Language Development (ELD) Standards Framework Implementation Timeline and Support

Are you interested in collaboratively developing resources to support the roll-out of Virginia’s new English Language Development (ELD) Standards Framework from WIDA? Join VDOE’s English Learner Instructional Specialist on March 29, 2021 from 4-5 p.m. to learn about current projects and plans and collaborate to build implementation and curricular supports. The meeting ID for this session is: 897 …

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VDOE’s EL Instruction Program

March Reminders: Science for ELs- March 22, 2021; 4-5 p.m. New for March:ELD Standards Framework 2020 Edition: Collaborating to Create New Instructional Support Resources- March 29, 2021; 4-5 p.m. Looking Ahead:Sketch noting for Comprehensible Input for ELs in High School History Courses – April 5, 2021; 4-5 p.m. For Students, By Students- April 14, 2021; 2:30-3:30 p.m.        …

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GenCyber Summer Professional Development

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

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Learning Reset On-Line Conference

Learning Reset On-Line ConferenceThe past year has changed the way we teach. Teachers and schools have adopted innovative strategies for connecting with students and delivering instruction, and some of those strategies are worth keeping even when in-person learning is the norm. Focus for the sessions include Curriculum Design Choices and Structural Design Choices. Discounts are …

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UVA Online Reading Education Program

UVA Online Reading Education ProgramRegister for an information session to find out more information about pursue a graduate degree that leads to the Virginia Reading Specialist Endorsement credential. Register for one of the virtual information sessions on March 16 or March 25.

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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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Virginia’s ELD Standards Framewor

Virginia’s ELD Standards FrameworkAre you interested in collaboratively developing resources to support the roll-out of Virginia’s new English Language Development Standards Framework? Join VDOE’s EL Instructional Specialist on March 29 from 4-5 p.m. to learn about current projects and plans and collaborate to build implementation and curricular supports.

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Teacher Institute

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Teacher InstituteThis 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 …

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Creating Space for Growth Webinar-March 24

Creating Space for Growth Webinar-March 24Join Dr. James Avery for a presentation and conversation about how we can create an environment that is conducive to the academic, social, and emotional growth of all of the learners in our classrooms by embracing and celebrating each student’s individual identity. This webinar aligns with concepts in The Profile of a …

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Science for English Learners

Science for English Learners Join VDOE March 22 for an interactive presentation focused on building from students current language and science skills and understandings. This session will share strategies for promoting meaning-making and authentic language use as a way to scaffold up for rigorous science learning and discourse.             

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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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Bias Busting in CS Workshop

Join us as we partner with Elizabeth Borneman and Belicia Smith, computer science and anti-bias facilitators, to offer a bias busting workshop. During the 2-hour virtual session, we hope to examine * systemic/structural inequities in CS *strategies and methods to cultivate students’ CS identity and appreciation *tools and approaches to delivering engaging CS material across …

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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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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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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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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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UVA WISE Center for Teaching Excellence Spring Semester

February 15 – May 7, 2021Registration Deadline: February 8, 2021 This spring we are offering almost fifty online courses to meet teacher licensure and professional development requirements. Classes are offered at a reduced tuition for Virginia educators, who will receivethree credit-hours that can be used to meet Virginia Department of Education requirements for provisionally licensed …

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Upcoming Events “VSCA-Virginia School Counselor Association” Annual Conference March 4 – 5, 2021 Hampton, VA Register Today!

Upcoming Events VSCA Annual Conference March 4 – 5, 2021 Hampton, VA Register Today!

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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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Supporting Teachers to Foster Authentic Digital Interactions – NAELPA

On February 4, join one of social media’s favorite EL professionals and virtual instruction innovators, Esther Park, for a session packed with ideas for engaging ELs in a virtual learning environment. Division, school, and professional development leaders will leave the session with ideas for tools and templates to add to their virtual instructional leadership toolbox as …

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Tools for Learning Dance: Middle School

Tools for Learning Dance: Middle SchoolThese dance modules and activities build in complexity by teaching and reinforcing skills focused on middle school. The content uses social and emotional strategies to create positive engagement, personal enjoyment, and strategies to develop an appreciation for all movement forms. Check out the complete module packet today.

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Virtual Vocabulary Instruction with the ExC-ELL Model- February 2

Virtual Vocabulary Instruction with the ExC-ELL Model- February 2 Join this free one-hour webinar to learn how to use The Seven Steps for Preteaching Vocabulary during virtual learning. Participants will then engage in a Q&A session with Dr. Margarita Calderon, the creator of ExC-ELL. Register today!

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Special Education-General Curriculum Add-On Course Series

Register here for the Online Special Education-General Curriculum Add-On course series:  Teachers holding an Elementary Education (such as preK-3 or preK-6), Middle Education (grades 6-8), or Secondary Education endorsement are eligible for the Special Education – General Curriculum K-6 add-on endorsement.  Teachers holding any other endorsement, including K-12 or preK-12 endorsements, are not eligible to add the special education endorsement through …

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Professional Learning Opportunities and Events of Interest for Mathematics Educators:

Schema Based Instruction for Word Problem Solving Webinar As shared in the Evidenced Based Specially Designed Instruction in Mathematics Webinar, Schema Based Instruction is an evidenced based strategy for teaching word problem solving to students with disabilities.  Participate in this webinar to be held on February 23 from 4:00PM – 5:30PM to learn more about …

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Canvas LMS Course

ENROLL IN THE COURSE BELOW: spsk12.instructure.com/enroll/F34BJX ENROLL IN THE COURSE: spsk12.instructure.com/enroll/F34BJX

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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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Virginia Dual Language/Immersion Day-February 27

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Join 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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Webinar: Putting the ‘AT’ in mATh: Making Math More Accessible with Assistive Technology-February 2

Webinar: Putting the ‘AT’ in mATh: Making Math More Accessible with Assistive Technology-February 2This webinar will look at strategies to make math instruction more accessible by improving the structure of materials, incorporating low-tech assistive technology, and using text-to-speech, handwriting, and speech recognition supports. Register for a one-hour webinar held on February 2 at noon or 3p.m.

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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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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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