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- Take a Tour!
Take classes for a guided tour of Virginia’s Capitol! Tours are available Monday through Saturday by contacting (804) 698-1788. Can’t come to the Capitol? Visit our virtual classroom! Take a virtual tour, download lesson, and explore various activities on the legislative process. Take part in all the wonderful things the Capitol has to offer!
- International MOU
Create real world opportunities for your language students by partnering with a French school. Several of the current partner schools are working on site visits and joint projects, as well as planning future exchange opportunities. Contact Dr. Lisa Harris, Specialist for Foreign Languages and International Education, for applications and additional information to begin a partnership.
- Video Streamed Training for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Administrators
The Office of Career and Technical Education is pleased to announce a series of 15 training sessions to be held during the 2016-2017 school year for new and experienced CTE administrators. The goal is to provide sustained professional development on the responsibilities, identify resources, and provide technical assistance throughout the school year. All CTE administrators are strongly encouraged to participate. Review the training schedule today!
- NCAA Eligibility Requirements
College-bound student-athletes will need to meet the following academic requirements to practice, receive athletics scholarships, and/or compete during their first year. A free NCAA Eligibility Course is available to educate high school coaches, school personnel, administrators, and parents about the NCAA's initial-eligibility requirements.
- 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 assist in meeting the needs of SWD. Administrators, teachers and division level staff are encouraged to use these resources as a part of their ongoing professional development.
- Online Course Search Tool
Learn24VA is an initiative of the VDOE and Virginia529 College Savings Plan. This portal aggregates digital tools, content, and resources to support teaching and learning 24/7. The site quickly searches for Virginia-approved online courses by subject. For example, when you type "German" in the search box, all of the approved German courses would appear in a list. Try it today!
- 2016 History and Social Science SOL Institutes
Registration is now open for the HSS SOL Institutes held across the commonwealth in October and November. The focus will highlight the review and revision of the Standards and Curriculum Framework and opportunities to learn how to engage students with the content using the essential skills. Sessions will have teachers model and provide exemplars that encourage historical thinking and promote deeper understanding with either an elementary or secondary history focus.
- 2016 VAST Professional Development Institute
Virginia Association of Science Teachers is accepting proposals for presentations at the Fall 2016 PDI on The Faces of Science. This institute will showcase resources available to teachers through the many science organizations and companies in Virginia. The VAST PDI will be held November 17-19 in Williamsburg. Deadline for proposal submission is May 1.
- Early Childhood Special Education Administrator Institute
This one-day Institute will be held on November 14 in Charlottesville. The focus will be to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who are the program administrator for ECSE programs. See Superintendent’s Memo 250-16 for details.
- National Student Mock Election Opportunities
There opportunities for students to participate in the state and national elections in November. The Virginia Board of Education supports participation in these programs and is dedicated to increasing civic engagement across the Commonwealth. The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) and the National Student Parent Mock Election non-partisan voter education projects, provide opportunities for students and parents to participate in the political process by simulating an election in their school. Find out more information today!
- TLC Symposium at Radford University – December 3
The T.L.C. Symposium is a one-day professional development activity offered to novice teachers in Virginia. Participants will make connections with mentors from the Virginia Teacher of the Year network and other higher education institutions. Find out more information today!
- Public Hearings on English Proposed Revised English Standards of Learning
We want your feedback! The Virginia Board of Education will hold two public hearings to solicit comments on the proposed revised English SOL . Speakers should register no later than 6:30 pm.
- December 7 at 7pm: Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street Road in Midlothian
- December 14 at 7pm: Albemarle High School in Charlottesville.
- 2016 Counseling for Careers Workshop – December 8
Counseling for Careers is an organized structured effort that connects students to a career goal and postsecondary program of study. During this one-day workshop, teams will determine priorities and next steps based on an action planning process. School divisions are invited to send a team of up to five participants and preregistration is required by November 21.
- Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission -December 8
Dawn of Infamy will feature an honor parade of World War II veterans, remarks by dignitaries, and a keynote address from Pulitzer-Prize winner and military historian Rick Atkinson. The event also marks the beginning of the Profiles of Honor Tour, which will highlight Virginia's role in WWI and WWII. This event is free but registration is required.
- Art Works for Virginia Conference
This conference will be hosted by the Virginia Commission for the Arts on January 25 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond. The keynote speaker is Jamie Bennett, director of ArtPlace America.
- Educator Academy in the Amazon Scholarships
Scholarship applications are due February 1 for educators interested in the Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest. This is a cross-curricular workshop provides instructional strategies for inquiry-based field exploration and development of global perspectives while exploring the Amazon Rainforest.
- Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Register now! Students in prekindergarten through third grade can join the Richmond Symphony to study instruments and the families of instruments in the orchestra. Find out more information about this March 2017 event!