VASCD Summer Series

VASCD Summer Series
A variety of summer professional learning opportunities are available to educators. See VASCD for additional information and registration:
May 25, June 1, & July 6:When kids lead-virtual
June 1 & 15 & July 6:Cultivating an SEL system for student & staff safety-virtual
June 14:How to look a: student work to uncover student thinking
June 21:The minimalist teacher
June 22:Increasing learning: Assessment journeys
June 23:Re-defining student and teacher roles for joyful learning
July 12:Finding agility in the classroom and where you lead
July 13:Aspire to ascend: Cultivating pathways to leadership
July 20:Take 2 for ’22: Choose 2 collaborative sessions – free/virtual
July 21:Embedding SEL and CRP into literacy instruction: A humanity-based approach
July 26:Leadership on the big screen- virtual
August 2:Re-setting how we cause learning

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Professional Development Opportunities to Support Best Practices for English Learner Instruction for All Educators

Professional Development Opportunities to Support Best Practices for English Learner Instruction for All Educators
Multiple professional development opportunities for division and school staff (including general educators, EL teachers, leaders, counselors) who support ELs will be offered from June through December 2022Superintendent Memo 073-22 (revised link) provides session descriptions, recommended audiences, registration links, and registration deadlines for the professional development opportunities. All sessions will be delivered virtually using the Zoom platform. The Office of Humanities will manage registration, coordinate delivery of materials, and provide confirmation. Find out more information today!

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s 2022 Summer Teacher Institute

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s 2022 Summer Teacher Institute
Get ready for the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution at this Institute July 11-14. This four-day, all expenses paid professional development opportunity is specifically designed for upper elementary and middle school teachers. Participants will take part in immersive learning experiences and collaborate with fellow teachers to develop lessons for students to build 21st-century skills. Find out more information today!

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Pulse 21-22 Program Ends 5/13/22

The Virgin Pulse wellness platform closes on Friday, May 13, 2022.  Now is a good time to finish any peer challenges, sync your devices, and complete any other Virgin Pulse app/website led activities.

  • Staff qualifying for Smart Dollar 3,500 points (program has ended for the 21-22 year) will see that reflected right at program end as 5,000 Pulse points.

$200 (taxable) Level 4 Reward will be posted in (1) June, 2022 paycheck for staff who qualify by achieving 40,000 Pulse points, Completed HRA and Biometrics.

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Nansemond River Concert Band and Jazz Band Spring Concert moved to May 26 @ 7 pm.

Please come out and enjoy an evening of great music as our students present their final concert of the 2021-2022 school year. Doors will open at 6:20 pm.

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Geometry Videos for the Week of May 2nd thru 9th

Changing Dimensions

No Further Videos for May 4th thru May 9th due to SOL Geometry Test Review beginning.  If you want, go back to videos from the entire year from earlier posts.

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Geometry Work for 5/6 and 5/9

  1. SOL Problem of the Day #2
  2. Collect Volume/Surface Area Geometry Castle Project [Worth: +48pt Test Score]
  3. TEST NAV #1 (#1 thru #6)
  4. SOL Homework #1
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Geometry Work for 5/4 and 5/5

  1. SOL Problem of the Day #1
  2. SOL Review Problems
  3. Quiz: SOL Review Problems
  4. SOL Homework #10 (+4pts)
  5. Volume/Surface Area Geometry Castle Project [Worth: +48pt Test Score] (Due: Next Class)
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Geometry Work for 5/2 and 5/3

  1. Problem of the Day
  2. Notes: Changing Dimensions
  3. Worksheet “Changing Dimensions”
  4. Volume/Surface Area Geometry Castle Project [Worth: +48pt Test Score] (Due: In Two Classes)
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Geometry Videos for the Week of April 26th thru 29th

Spheres

Hemi-Spheres 

Pyramids

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Geometry Work for 4/28 and 4/29

  1. Problem of the Day
  2. Prism Project [Worth: +40pt Test Score]
  3. Notes: Pyramids + Spheres
  4. Worksheet “Pyramids + Spheres”
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Geometry Work for 4/26 and 4/27

  1. Problem of the Day
  2. Notes: Lines of Symmetry
  3. Review Sheet on Circle Equation and Conditional Statements (+62pts) [3rd/4th/5th Blocks
  4. Prism Project [Worth: +40pt Test Score] (Due: Next Class)
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Reading Specialist Endorsement Program

Reading Specialist Endorsement Program
William & Mary offers a post-professional online certificate for teachers who currently hold a master’s degree but would like to add a reading specialist endorsement. It is a 21-credit program, offered in 7-week terms over four semesters. More information and an online application is available now.  

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Virginia Forest Association Workshops

Virginia Forest Association Workshops
The Virginia Forest Association has several low-cost workshop for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The workshops on-site and virtual. Participants will receive activities that can be use with students.

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s 2022 Summer Teacher Institute

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s 2022 Summer Teacher Institute
Get ready for the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution at this Institute July 11-14. This four-day, all expenses paid professional development opportunity is specifically designed for upper elementary and middle school teachers. Participants will take part in immersive learning experiences and collaborate with fellow teachers to develop lessons for students to build 21st-century skills. Find out more information today!

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Hands-on Science Professional Development for Workshops

Hands-on Science Professional Development for Workshops
These free workshops are sponsored by Virginia Tech College of Science and the Fralin Life Sciences. They are open for science teachers of grades 8-12 and will be held June 27-29. Capacity is limited. See VT for more information.

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Special Education Teacher Support Academy- June 27-30

Special Education Teacher Support Academy- June 27-30
The goal of SETSA is to build the capacity and efficacy of early-career special education teachers by improving teacher effectiveness and reducing teacher attrition in K-12 classrooms. It will enhance the knowledge and ability to meet the needs of students with disabilities successfully.  After the Academy, ongoing support will be available for teachers and coaches through VDOE’s TTACs.  Find out more information today!

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Professional Development Opportunities to Support Best Practices for English Learner Instruction for All Educators

Professional Development Opportunities to Support Best Practices for English Learner Instruction for All Educators
Multiple professional development opportunities for division and school staff (including general educators, EL teachers, leaders, counselors) who support ELs will be offered from June through December 2022Superintendent Memo 073-22 provides session descriptions, recommended audiences, registration links, and registration deadlines for the professional development opportunities. All sessions will be delivered virtually using the Zoom platform. The Office of Humanities will manage registration, coordinate delivery of materials, and provide confirmation. Find out more information today!

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Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Educator Practices

Greetings!
Please register and/or forward our FREECulturally Responsive and Inclusive Educator Practices PD to fulfill the Virginia legislative cultural competency licensure requirement.
Register for Cohort 3 by April 15th. 

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Thank you,Office of Strategic Engagement

School of EducationVirginia Commonwealth Universitysoeose@vcu.edu

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UPDATED FAQ: SPS Springs Into the Zoo

Shared with you is a SPS Springs Into the Zoo FAQ Document.  As a reminder, SPS Zoo Ticketed Employees Must Sign for their Ticket Packs by End of Day, April 21, 2022.

 Zoo FAQ Document

Employee ID Badge Required for Zoo Entry
Badges Will Be Scanned 4/23/22

*Contact HR if you need a new badge

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