Virtual Virginia: Free K–12 course resources & statewide LMS access for public school teachers

Virtual Virginia Outreach Program

Free K–12 course resources & statewide LMS access for public school teachers

The Virtual Virginia Outreach Program is designed to assist Virginia public school teachers and students by providing access to online learning modules via the Virtual Virginia learning management system at no cost.

Each Virginia public school division has access to its own instance of the VVA statewide learning management system (LMS) at no cost, plus free access to VVA and LMS support teams.

Virginia public school divisions can import more than 100 K–12 courses and related learning modules to the LMS at no cost. Annually updated by Virginia public educators, content includes instructor guides, fully developed lessons with interactive practice and assessments, and question banks.

All K–5 content is aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) and Virginia’s Comprehensive Instructional Program (CIP). For grades 6–12, content for core academic and world language courses are aligned to the Virginia SOLs, and AP course content is developed according to the College Board’s curricular guidelines.

Visit the Outreach Program website to learn more about the availability of updated course resources, credit recovery courses, and how to import course content.Learn More: Outreach Program

VVA Professional Learning

Free training for Virginia public school educators

Virtual Virginia’s Professional Learning program empowers educators to explore new instructional practices with the flexibility to achieve more—all at their own pace. Virtual Virginia offers online professional learning (PL) opportunities for all Virginia public school educators at no cost.

VVA’s PL opportunities include courses, micro-credentials, webinars, and online conferences, covering best practices in teaching for blended and online learning environments, training in instruction using the Canvas LMS, and more. PL opportunities are developed by a variety of educators and partners, including VVA leaders, Canvas, the Virginia Society for Technology in Education, VASCD, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

In addition, public school educators who participate in the VVA Outreach Program are enrolled in the statewide Virtual Virginia Professional Learning Network (PLN), with access to subject-area peer discussions, as well as workshops and statewide webinars.Learn More: Professional Learning

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Welcome to NRHS MMW Summer Band Camp

Welcome everyone to another exciting year of Band at Nansemond River High School! YES, band is a serious thing at Nansemond River and we like to call it “Serious Fun.!” You are not too late to join us. Some students are still enrolled in Summer School or on vacations. We invite you to find out, “WHAT IT TAKES TO BE WARRIOR!”

  1. Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 3 is NATIONAL NIGHT OUT in Suffolk. I apologize for the extremely late notice. We have been invited to join in to represent the band at the National Night out to be held at Creekside Elementary School off of Shoulders Hill Road. THIS IS A VOLUNTEER PERFORMANCE. Please wear a band t shirt. Those who have paid BAND DUES ($150) will receive their T-shirts tomorrow. Drummers, please meet at the band room at 645 pm.
  2. Thursday, August 5 @ 7 pm, Band Parent Meeting in the band room. Please be sure to enter your cell phone number in Charms to receive a Zoom link.
  3. Band Camp is Monday thru Thursday, August 2 thru August 19. Band Camp hours change to 330 pm to 730 pm to Monday thru Thursday, August 23 thru 26. August 27 is GAME DAY and our first home game. Students should prepared to stay from 330 pm to 9 pm. Details for Game Day will be discussed during Thursday’s meeting.
  4. Please read the Band Handbook on the Marching Band tab above.
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Virtual Learning Support Toolkit

Virtual Learning Support Toolkit
VDOE’s Office of STEM and Innovation partnered with Old Dominion University  Center for Implementation and Evaluation of Education Systems for new resources. They have developed a series of asynchronous learning modules, videos, and resources to support the effective delivery of virtual instruction. The website, named Virtual Learning Support Toolkit, offers research-based guidance to support school leaders, educators, and key staff in navigating both blended and fully online environments. Check it out today!

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VAST 2021 Annual Professional Development Institute

VAST 2021 Annual Professional Development Institute  
Registration is open for the Virginia Association of Science Teachers Institute which includes onsite and virtual sessions. The virtual institute will take place November 16-18. There will be an add-on in-person PDI PLUS in Harrisonburg on November 19-20. Register today!

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Research-Based Strategies for Remote and Hybrid Instruction

Research-Based Strategies for Remote and Hybrid Instruction
REL Appalachia invites K-12 educators and instructional coaches to join a webinar on applying lessons learned from remote and hybrid instruction to post-pandemic contexts. Register today!

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Upcoming Webinars from VASCD

Upcoming Webinars from VASCD
Visit VASCD for details and costs on their upcoming webinars:
Session Series: July 17, 19, 21. Grading Practices that Instill Hope. Presenter Rick Wormeli will share more about adopting practices that instill hope and encourage effort.
Session Series: Sept. 16, 21, 23. Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Rubrics. Presenter Eric Carbaugh will share tools for the use of performance tasks and rubrics.
Session Series: Sept 22, Oct. 6, 22, and Nov 10. Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms-Preparing Learners for Their Future. Presenter Eric Sheninger will share how to prepare students for success now and in the future. 
September 30Ongoing Assessment and Effective Feedback to Drive Learning. Presenter Eric Carbaugh explores how to help students learn to persist, reflect, and strengthen their skills using feedback and formative assessment.
October 5: Don’t Kick Me Out – Invite Me In! (Discipline Through an Equity Lens). Presenters Casey Roberts and Kambar Khoshaba highlight practices that emphasize self-regulation and social-emotional learning over exclusion.

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VMFA Exhibit

VMFA Exhibit
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond is announcing the premier of a new exhibit entitled The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse now through September 6, 2021. Governor Ralph Northam is encouraging preschool and K-12 teachers, both from public and private schools, to see the exhibit at no charge. More information about The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse can be found at VMFA or (804) 340-1400.

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Check Out the VDOE Fine Arts Virtual Summer Institute!

Check Out the VDOE Fine Arts Virtual Summer Institute!
The VDOE Fine Arts program is hosting a Virtual Summer Institute with an outstanding lineup of sessions to support educators statewide. Offerings can be found on the 2021 VDOE Virtual Fine Arts Summer Institute schedule. Sessions are open to any K-12 educator including fine arts educators, leaders, and general educators interested in arts integration. Check out the variety of summer opportunities from VDOE Fine Arts!  

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Catch the VIBE this summer!

Catch the VIBE this summer!

To kick things off, please invite your personnel to register for Catch the VIBE, a summer series of free 30-minute webinars highlighting best practices in blended instruction presented by Virtual Virginia, VSTE, and Canvas.

Register: Catch the VIBE

Ready to feel the VIBE? Learn more on the Virtual Virginia website.

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Computer Science K-12 Educator Opportunities

Computer Science K-12 Educator Opportunities          
CodeVA is offering free training programs for K-12 public school educators. The elementary and middle school programs prepare educators to explore the content and learn how to integrate the Computer Science SOL into core curriculum. The high school training programs prepare teachers to teach an elective in computer science or an Advanced Placement level course.  

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Professional Learning CHOICE

Professional Learning CHOICE
Virginia Ed Strategies is inviting high school science, mathematics, computer science, and CTE teachers to consider joining CHOICE, offering $1000 a year to cover professional learning that teachers choose as well as associated costs such as travel or materials. Through this program, Virginia Ed Strategies is endeavoring to offer a community of practice that serves to lighten the mental workload teachers often face; lend support where teachers need it most; and empower teachers to invest in their career and future. For more information on CHOICE, check out the video and website!

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Brown Teacher Institute Options

Brown Teacher Institute Options
Join the Library of Virginia for the twelfth annual Brown Teacher Institute focusing on the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Virginia Constitution.  The Institute is scheduled with both in-person and virtual options and will feature guest speakers and live Q&A sessions. Teachers will explore how to use primary sources to enhance student learning in their classrooms and discover new digital resources. Space is limited so register today for one of the following events:  
July 22: Abingdon in-person
July 29: Norfolk in-person
August 2: Virtual Teacher Institute
August 3: Richmond in-person

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Virtual Learning Strategies for K12 Educators

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There is a fee for this workshop. The division will not be paying for this workshop.

Virtual Learning Strategies for K12 Educators

Planning to achieve results in an online learning environment

 The Virginia Tech Richmond Center is excited to present this new virtual workshop. Participants will gain experience in online teaching and course design strategies and will receive a Digital Badge in Online Learning Strategies. This cohort style engagement will consist of workshops addressing:

•           Syllabus Creation

•           Lesson Planning

•           Principles of Assessment

•           Universal Design for Learning

•           Providing Meaningful Feedback

•           Building an Online Community

•           Reflective Practice

Dates

Thursdays, July 1- August 12, 2021 

 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 or visit www.richmond.vt.edu for more information

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Summer Wellness Challenges

Join the Summer Challenges though Pulse and gain 200 points for each of the challenges listed below for the 2021-2022 school year.

Habit challenge 6/21 – 7/11; “Fresh Air”

Step challenge 7/12 – 8/8; “Scale the Summits”

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NRHS Summer Band Camp 2021 STARTS MONDAY AUGUST 2 @ 8 a.m.

All students who plan to participate in the 21-22 edition of the MMW Band must audition with Mr Woodis August 2 and 3. Auditions will be held in the bandroom Monday and Tuesday Aug 2 & 3. Please register for Summer Band Camp using the following link: https://forms.gle/BvjH7pztmhJJB2557

Summer Band camp hours are from 8 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. Students attending Summer School are permitted to attend camp late during the first week. All band students need a physical dated after May 1, 2021.

Parents must provide transportation to camp in the mornings. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 am. Transportation is provided to take students home at 2:30 pm.

Band Dues are $150 for the school year. All students are required to participate in fundraisers.

New members must wear a plain white t-shirt, black shorts / sweat pants, sneakers, hat and mask (while indoors). Students must bring their own lunch. Bottled water will be provided.

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NRHS MMW Band Auxiliary Tryout Registration Form 2021

Flags, Dancers and Majorettes!!

Tryouts for all band auxiliary squads are open for registration. Please use the following link to register for our tryouts: https://forms.gle/epqixwTuqjBiRgCQ9

https://forms.gle/epqixwTuqjBiRgCQ9

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Week of June 14th thru 17th

Geometry and other SOL Retake Test Week

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Geometry Videos for Week #37 (6/7 + 6/8 + 6/9 + 6/10)

Days of June 7th thru June 10th are on 3D Prisms, Nets, and Tessellations (Extra Geometry Information). If you are taking a Geometry Retake, look back in the Blog for Videos from this Year.

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Geometry Work for 6/8 and 6/10



  1. Problem of the Day
  2. Tessellation Notes
  3. Extra Credit and Homework

I. Design, Create, and Color a Semi-Regular Tessellation on a Piece of Paper

Show in Class or Take a Picture at Home and Email me

II. Finish Missing Work– Due: Thursday, June 10th



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Geometry Work for 6/7 and 6/9

  1. Problem of the Day
  2. 3D Prisms + Nets Notes
  3. Extra Credit and Homework

I. Create your own Net – Extra Credit In Canvas Module 12: “NETS”

Show in Class or Take a Picture at Home and Email me

II. Finish Missing Work– Due: Thursday, June 10th

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