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The 6th Annual EdTech Team Virginia Summit featuring Google for Education

March 10 & 11, 2018

Charlottesville High School in Charlottesville, Virginia

EdTech TeamSessions include two keynote presentations, a demo slam competition, and a closing capstone session - plus two full days of informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by experienced and knowledgeable professional developers.

Learning Leaders Share Responsibility for all Students

Stephanie Hirsh - Director of LFWhat does it look like to create a compelling teacher leadership agenda at the school or district level? This is a question I've been hearing a lot lately, and I'm glad. It shows that school systems and schools are recognizing the importance of sharing responsibility for all students and leadership among all education professionals...

What will be your professional learning legacy?

Heather LagemanAs we begin another school year, this is the perfect time to reflect on what brought us to the profession. What drew you to education? What makes you excited to walk into school buildings every fall? Why do you love learning?

For me, fall is not about the leaves on the ground and the chill in the air...

Recent Research and Reports from Learning Forward

Research and ReportsA collection of excellent research and documentation on professional learning.

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Important Website from VA Dept of Ed.
The Professional Learning and Development webpage provides a database of professional learning opportunities offered through the Virginia Department of Education, as well as outside non-profit organizations; offers timely information and resources related to the performance based assessment work; and establishes a venue for school divisions to share their work and experiences related to relevant topics in education with colleagues through the Professional Learning Network. Please visit the site often for the latest news. Educators are encouraged to participate in the Professional Learning Network. Read more...
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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.
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