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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2017 Brown Teacher Research Fellowship – Apply by May 5

The 2017 Anne and Ryland Brown Teacher Research Fellowship Open to Virginia 4th–12th Grade History and Social Science Educators This opportunity provides Virginia educators the chance to research and study a specific aspect of Virginia history and produce educational resources to support the Library of Virginia’s ongoing exhibition and education programs. The award includes a …

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UVA Online Reading 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: June 15: Dyslexia Redux. The presentation by Professor Julian Elliott will be followed by a panel discussion featuring experts in the fields of cognitive psychology, …

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Library of VA Summer Teacher Institute – FREE

Virginians imbibed their last legal drink on Halloween night in 1916—more than three years before national prohibition was enacted. For the next 18 years the state became a laboratory for a grand social experiment that ultimately left many Virginians with a serious hangover—and eventually led to repeal. Join Library of Virginia staff members and guest …

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RockingEduTech Summer Conference

2017 RockingEduTech Conference This is a 2-day educational technology conference for Virginia PreK-12 teachers, media specialists, instructional technology resource teachers, administrators, and other instructional technology leaders. The conference will be held at East Rockingham High School in Rockingham County on July 26-27.  Find out more information today!

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Principles of Technology Summer PD – Apply NOW

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to offer a Principles of Technology workshop designed for technology education and physics teachers.  The 40-hour workshop will focus on new instructional methods for delivering physics content.  It will be held at Carver College and Career Academy Chester, Virginia, from July 17-20, 2017. Preregistration is required.  Workshop slots are …

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Math Festival in DC on April 22- FREE to Public

Immerse yourself in the playful side of math at the 2017 Math Festival on Saturday, April 22, located at the Washington DC Convention Center.  Learn how big math can get, from the power of symmetry in shaping the universe to the outer reaches of black holes-then zero in on your own life, from the mathematics …

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VA WWI and WWII Teacher Summer Symposiums

The Virginia WWI and WWII Statewide Teacher Symposium The Symposium, marking the 100th anniversary of WWI and the 75th anniversary of WWII, will take place in June and July of 2017 in partnership with museums from across the state. Find out more information today!

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Innovation Lab 2017 June 20-22

Attend or Present at Innovation Lab 2017 Would you like to participate in an active learning experience to explore design thinking, student empathy, project based learning, blended learning, and more? iLab 2017 will take place at the William & Mary School of Education from June 20-22. A call for presentations and early registration is open …

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VCU Online Reading Specialist Cohort Begins August 2017

Greetings from the VCU School of Education!  In the Department of Teaching and Learning, we have created an online version of our Reading program, both the M.Ed. in Reading and Post-master’s Certificate for Reading Specialists degrees. For licensed teachers with three years of teaching experience, both degrees lead to the endorsement as a Reading Specialist …

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2018 VA Children’s Engineering Convention-CALL FOR PRESENTERS by 6/16

2018 Virginia Children’s Engineering Convention CALL FOR PRESENTERS – OPEN TO RECEIVE PROPOSALS The Virginia Children’s Engineering Council (VCEC) is seeking teachers and instructional leaders’ expertise in children’s engineering instruction to serve as presenters at the 2018 Children’s Engineering Convention, February 8-9, 2018, at the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia. Presenters should be able to provide …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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