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- Effective Strategies for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems
VDOE in collaboration with Old Dominion University has created a series of evidence-based online modules that focus on specific behavior strategies. Register online or for more information contact by email Ellen J. Harrison or call 804-225-2709.
- Center on Transition Innovations (CTI)
This center serves as a statewide resource dedicated to improving postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities. Visit the CTI website to learn about online courses, webcasts, videos, newsletters, fact sheets and topical papers focused on students with disabilities making successful transitions to postsecondary life.
- Online Course for Latin Teachers
This self-study course, “Classics in the 21st Century Classroom” is divided into five parts and takes an in-depth look at: Standards, Communication Modes, Proficiency and Performance, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and Text-task Alignment. Register today.
- Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institutes
Scholarships are now available for the Teacher Institute in Early American History. During six-day summer sessions, 25 participants will engage in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with early American history as the focus. Applications are due by December 31.
- VDOE Intel Elements PD
VDOE offers free online professional development courses through the Intel Education grant. Register today for the upcoming sessions. Winter registration ends January 7.
- GFLA Summer Teaching Opportunity
Teachers of French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Japanese are invited to apply by January 12 for positions with the summer Governor's Foreign Language Academies. Staff requirements and applications are available on the VDOE Website.
- GFLA Student Selection Committee Nominations
All nominees who wish to serve on the Governor’s Foreign Language Academies Student Selection Committee must complete and submit the Web-based application using ICAPS by January 16. The committee will meet this February in Williamsburg. See Superintendent’s Memo 323-14 for additional information.
- VASCD Professional Development Opportunities
The Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development has two upcoming professional development opportunities:
- January 20: Building and Using High Quality Classroom Performance Assessment with Chris Gareis, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at William and Mary in Charlottesville.
- January 20: Formative Assessment – The Leadership Perspective webinar with Join Karen Sanzo and Steve Myran, from the Educational Leadership Program at Old Dominion University, along with a panel of educational leaders. Register today for this webinar.
- VASS Professional Development Workshop – February 12
The Virginia Association of School Superintendents is offering Designing Performance-Based Assessments workshop with Dan Mulligan for teachers and administrators in grades 3-8 in Richmond.
- SOL Item and Test Review Nominations
All nominees who wish to serve on the 2015 SOL Item and Test Review committees must complete and submit the Web-based application using ACAPS by February 13. Committees will meet this summer in Richmond. See Superintendent’s Memo 310-14 for additional information.
- 2015 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars
Applications are due February 13 for teachers of all subjects interested in the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars. Visit here to view the full list of seminars and access the application.
- Madrid Spain Summer Course
Sixteen teachers will be selected for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholars program to study Spanish art, history and literature in Madrid. Application deadline is March 1.
- VASS Professional Development Workshop – March 6
The Virginia Association of School Superintendents is offering Building a Robust Curriculum and Assessment System Around Authentic Performance Tasks workshop with Jay McTighe for curriculum specialists, instructional leaders, central office staff and school administrators in Roanoke.
- VCTM Making Math Meaningful Academy
The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics will host a "Making Math Meaningful: Inquiry Learning Through Process Goals" Academy on March 6-7 at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center. Register online today.
- VCET Teacher Academies – Due March 16
The Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching is seeking the commonwealth’s best teachers to participate in academies focused on classroom instruction, innovation, education policy, and leadership at no cost. The program offers four academies: science, technology, engineering and mathematics; the humanities and language arts; fine arts; or interdisciplinary studies. Participants receive three graduate college credits from GMU and 90 hours towards recertification. Apply now!.
- VDOE Intel Elements PD
VDOE offers free online professional development courses through the Intel Education grant. Register today for the upcoming sessions. Spring registration ends April 1.
- Council of Exceptional Children Annual Convention
Join the CEC for their annual convention April 8-11 in San Diego, CA. Early bird registration is available through January 15.
- 2015 Virginia Junior Academy of Science Symposium
The VJAS Research Symposium will be held on May 20-22 at James Madison University. The VJAS website has been updated to include the new handbook, style manual, and other resources for students and teachers. The deadline for submitting papers for the symposium is February 25.
- 2015 Symposium on Music in Schools – June 4-7
The School of Music is now seeking applications for the Symposium from public school music programs and professional music organizations who partner to create a sustainable and significant program(s) that provide youngsters with comprehensive music activities. Applications will be accepted until February 13.
- Shenandoah Valley Writing Project Summer Institute
Teachers can earn six graduate credits by attending the Invitational Summer Institute from June 29 - July 24 at Shenandoah University. Participants will read widely in theory, participate in discussions, view presentations by visiting presenters, and create their own theory of practice. Fellows of the Institute will publish writings in a class anthology and become Teacher Consultants of the National Writing Project. Apply today.
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Program – July 8 - August 2
K-12 teachers can apply for a stipend to attend the NEH program “Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877 to 1920.” NEH Summer Scholars will spend four weeks in Chicago engaging in discussions about this time period in American history and creating materials to use in their classrooms. Apply by March 2.