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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.
- 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.
- Advanced Placement Summer Institute in AP Computer Science A-Due April 30
VDOE will offer an AP Summer Institute (APSI) in AP Computer Science A co-sponsored by the College Board. Teachers are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in this APSI to provide them with an overview of the curriculum structure and teaching strategies. Since available funds are not sufficient to cover all AP teachers, funds will be distributed via an application process. Applications will be accepted from April 10 to April 30.
- 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.
- VHS Teacher Institutes
The Virginia Historical Society is offering three institutes to teachers of any grade level:
- National Association for the Education of Young Children Institute – June 7-10
NAEYC’s Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development is designed for seasoned and emergent leaders in the field of early childhood education. The primary goal of the Institute is to deepen participants’ understanding of the expanding early childhood knowledge base. Registration is open now.
- Summer World Language Methods Course for Teachers
VCU will be offering a Foreign Language Methods course this summer, June 9-July 30 at both the undergraduate (WRLD 491) and graduate (FRLG 591) levels. Please contact Terry Franson, if you have questions about the course. For information on special tuition pricing for full time teachers contact Lynn Henry Myers.
- Supreme Court Summer Institute
This Institute is open to secondary social studies teachers and supervisors who will learn about the Supreme Court, its past and current cases, and teaching strategies. Register by March 16 for this June event in Washington, DC.
- Content Teaching Academies – June 22-26
The 16th Annual Content Teaching Academy will be held on the campus of James Madison University. Each academy is designed to engage participants in critical dialogues of practice with instructional sessions conducted by scholars and master teachers who understand the challenges associated with today's classroom. Apply today.
- Adapted Physical Education Content Teaching Academy
James Madison University will offer an Adapted Physical Education Content Teaching Academy June 22-26. Participants will have an opportunity to delve deeper into understanding the newly adopted 2015 Physical Education SOL, and explore a variety of instructional strategies to ensure all students are successful. See Superintendent’s Memo 051-15 for more information
- Augmenting Science and Special Educator Teams Academy – June 22 - 26
VDOE, in partnership with James Madison University, will sponsor a collaborative science-inclusion special education institute. Augmenting Science and Special Educator Teams, is designed for science and special educator school teams working together to enhance all student outcomes focusing on improved content understanding, pedagogical strategies, collaboration strategies, and networking. See Superintendent’s Memo 052-15 for more information.
- YAV Inspiring Teachers Though the Arts Institute – June 25-26
Young Audiences Arts For Learning Virginia and Old Dominion University will co-sponsor a summer Institute for Pre-K through 12th grade teachers in core curriculum and art classrooms. Educators will learn techniques to enhance performance, learning, retention, motivation, and more! Teachers are eligible to earn points towards recertification. For more information or for early bird registration call 757-683-4686.
- 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.
- JMU 6-12 English Content Teaching Academy – June 22-26
This professional development opportunity will explore innovative methods for working with language, literacy, and literature in English middle and secondary classrooms. By engaging in collaborative learning activities, working with 21st century literacies, and examining diverse instructional activities, participants will learn a variety of best practices. Register today or contact Gena Southall with any questions.
- JMU 6-12 American Shakespeare Content Teaching Academy – June 22-26
Through the lens of Shakespeare’s stagecraft and wordcraft, teachers will consider the hidden clues available to students for their own discovery and participate in many of the activities themselves. The academy will include a visit to the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, a visit with ASC actors, and the creation of new lessons based on the work done together. Register today!
- We the People Summer Institute for Teachers - June 29-July 2
This institute will be held at James Madison's Montpelier and features lectures from a top scholar, lesson demonstrations from master teachers, and will go through a simulated congressional hearing. Applications are now being accepted.
- NEH Brown v. Board of Education Workshop
Grades 6-12 Teachers are invited to participate in one-week summer workshop on school desegregation in Virginia, following the historic Brown v. Board Education decision. Teachers will meet in Richmond to interact with leading scholars in the field, visit historic sites and archives, and discuss curricular related to this subject. See the National Endowment for the Humanities website for the July session dates and program details.
- 2015 Stratford Hall Summer Institute
This four day teacher institute will be held July 15 - 18. Participants will examine colonial life through the use of selected primary sources. Apply today!
- Primary Sources in Science Institute – July 20-24
The application for the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute for Primary Sources in Science is now available. This week-long summer professional development opportunity is designed for K-12 educators who teach science or collaborate with science teachers. Applications are due by March 24. See the LOC website for institute details.
- 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.
- Monticello Teacher Institute & Barringer Research Fellowship
A week-long summer fellowship at Monticello opens to teachers of American history. Learn innovative approaches to teach the ideas of liberty, freedom, and self-governance, and their relevance today. Participants will collaborate in creating original material for Monticello’s Digital Classroom and Sea of Liberty websites.
- Project CRESST ACADEMY
CRESST Academy is a week-long professional development for middle and high school life science, biology, and health/physical education teachers. The curriculum is designed to enhance students’ research skills and awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. CRESST will take place at Virginia Commonwealth University with “in your classroom” implementation throughout the fall semester. Participants receive graduate credit or a stipend to purchase program related supplies.
- SOL Assessments Review Committee for Special Test Forms Nominations
All nominees, including those who have previously served, must complete and submit the Web-based application using ACAPS by April 17. The committee meeting will be held in Richmond on July 27-29. See Superintendent’s Memo 010-15 for additional information.
- Aspiring Special Education Leaders Academy
This special education leadership academy is designed to prepare potential leaders for administrative positions in special education. VDOE is now accepting one application per school division, state-operated program, regional program and Training and Technical Assistance Center for participation. See Superintendent’s Memo 023-15 for application and information.
- C’s The Day!
Register now for the 2015 FLAVA Conference: “C’s the Day”. This year’s conference will be held from September 24-26 at the Williamsburg Doubletree Hotel.
- VCSS Conference – Save the Date
The Virginia Council of the Social Studies Conference will be held October 16 -17 in Norfolk. This year’s conference theme will be “Shifting Focus: Examining Social Studies Through Multiple Lenses. See the VCSS website for more information.