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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!
- 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.
- Chesapeake Bay Trust K-12 Environmental Education Mini Grants
The Chesapeake Bay Trust is awarding up to $5,000 in funding for organizations that hold meaningful outdoor learning experiences. Application deadline is January 13.
- VASS & VDOE Alternative Assessment Workshop
The Virginia Association of School Superintendents and VDOE are providing Virginia teachers and administrators with a hands-on workshop to critique and review performance-based assessments. The workshop will be conducted by Jay McTighe and Chris Gareis at the Short Pump Hilton Hotel on January 18. See Superintendent’s Memo 299-16 for registration and additional information. Governor’s Foreign
- Language Academies: Nominations for Student Selection Committee
Applications are now being accepted to serve on the state-wide selection committee for the Governor’s Foreign Language Academies. Committee meetings will be held in the Williamsburg area from March 8-10. Applications are due by January 20. All individuals who wish to serve must submit a web-based application through the Instruction Committee Application Processing System. See Superintendents’ Memo 303-16 for full details.
- 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.
- Online Economics and Personal Finance Institute
This online course will run February 6 - March 20 and is offered by ODU Center for Economic Education. The goal is to deepen understanding of K-5 economic and personal finance concepts in Virginia’s SOL. Register by January 20!
- 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!
- 50th Anniversary VSRA Conference
The Virginia State Reading Association will host their state conference, "Literacy: The Root of All Learning," March 16-18 in Roanoke. Registration is now open.
- VSUP Professional Development Conferences
Virginia School-University Partnership conferences are open to all Virginia educators. Upcoming VSUP opportunities include:
- March 21:The PRINCIPAL Difference Maker In Schools Grades K-12
- March 22: Finding the Right Amount of Rigor for Building Deep-Thinking Students Grades K-12
- John Marshall Foundation Teacher Award
The award is presented to teachers who exemplify excellence in teaching the U. S. Constitution both inside and outside the classroom. Apply by March 24.
- Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching –Due April 1
PAEMST awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals
- Virginia History Day-April 22
Find out more information about Virginia History Day for students in grades six through twelve. To qualify for the state competition, students must place first or second in their category and age division at one of eight district-level competitions held throughout Virginia. Resources are available online to support teachers. Find out more information today!