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Fall 2016 Literacy Workshops

Inside the Collaborative Classroom

Join us to experience interactive learning and deep conversations designed for K-6 educators, coaches, and administrators. Participants will explore the instructional shifts necessary to meet the rigorous demands of the standards, and to ensure students become engaged and proficient readers as well as prolific and thoughtful writers.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

1776 - 2231 Crystal Dr #1000 22202, Arlington, VA 22202
(1776 is located next to the Crystal City Metro.
Parking is free on Saturdays.)

You all have great ideas on how to improve teaching and learning for your students. Why not devote a PD day towards turning your ideas into reality? TeacherHack is a one day program that turns professional development days into hands-on, productive opportunities for teachers to carry-out their ideas while learning about the process of innovation. Using our innovation canvas, you will develop a small-scale project specifically catered to the needs of your students and/or classroom. We provide the coaching and a structured framework, you get a professional development that better serves you! Please contact Michelle Blanchet if you have any further questions.
VCU learning opportunities for 2016-17

Professional Learning Opportunities for 2016-17

VCU Center for Teacher Leadership
3600 W Broad Street, Suite 300, Richmond, VA

New Teacher Center Professional Learning Series at the VCU Center for Teacher Leadership: 2016 - 2017

Year 1: Mentoring for Effective Instruction
  • Observing and Conferencing: October 4 - 5, 2016
  • Designing Effective Instruction: November 9 - 10, 2016
  • Using Data to Inform Instruction: January 10 - 11, 2017

2016 Annual Conference

December 3 – 7, 2016

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

Arlington Public Schools

Adaptive Schools Foundational Seminar

Arlington Public Schools
Department of Instruction

Outcome: Develop skillful team facilitators and engaged team members.
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Educators at HRVA Edcamp - September 17
Edcamp: Learning From Each Other

Participants came to learn and also to share their knowledge and expertise. Learn More about HRVA EdCamp 2016
Professional Learning from the Warm Heart of Africa
By Patti Talbot and Lindsay Jordan

Professional Learning in AfricaFor more than ten years, students from Radford University and Virginia Tech have traveled together for a month in the summers to work and learn in public schools in the Domasi area of Malawi, a small country in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of these university students are future teachers and the primary activities of the trip relate to teaching English to the school children who will be expected to take a written examination administered entirely in English after standard (grade) 8 in order to qualify to proceed to secondary school. Read more...
ESSA Includes Improved Definition of Professional Development
From Stephanie Hirsh - Director of Learning Forward

Stephanie Hirsh - Director of LFEarlier this week, the House of Representatives passed the Every Student Succeeds Act by a 359-64 vote. While there is much to explore and discuss in the bill, Learning Forward's advocacy efforts related to the reauthorization of ESEA have concentrated solely on professional development. Read more...
ESSA News & Views
Understanding ESSAESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is the new federal law signed this past December and replaces NCLB. And though the debate over standards and assessments will continue, now these discussions will be held and decided at the state level as the new law is implemented across the country. On this new site you will find the latest updates on the status of ESSA implementation and commentary from the state, federal, and stakeholder levels. This resource tool will act as a news aggregator in the coming months to inform and strengthen our knowledge on the issue. Please click here to access information and resources.
Standards for Professional Learning...The More You Know
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Thank you to our 2016 Conference Sponsors!
Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation

F2F 2016 - 17 Meetings:

Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016 @ 9:30 am
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 @ 9:30 am
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