|Age-Appropriate Classrooms for Young Learners||June 19, 2017 — Newport News, Virginia|
VASCD’s Second Annual Pre K-Kindergarten conference is themed “Problem Solving vs Punishment.” Sessions will address the ways in which classroom environments, instructional design, approaches to solving problems, and other factors influence children’s abilities to manage their behaviors and their learning.
|Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) Institute||June 19-21, 2017 — Waynesboro, Virginia|
The Twelfth Annual Speech and Language Pathologist Institute will include a variety of sessions highlighting evidence-based practices, assessment methods, and treatment options. Visit the event page linked above for more information including a full conference program and registration.
|(broken link) Opening Doors – Unlocking Potential||June 29, 2017 — Richmond, Virginia|
This statewide professional development institute is known as Virginia’s “go-to” event for teachers of students who are deaf/hard of hearing, SLPs, and educators who work directly with students who are deaf and hard of hearing. This year’s event will focus on effective strategies, assessments, and more to positively impact outcomes for students who are deaf/hard of hearing, including those with complex needs.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Special Education Instructional Services, will offer five two-day training sessions on how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and develop a positive Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Dates for Regions 2& 3 appear below. For more detailed information, see the Superintendent’s Memo 147-17.
Region 2 & 3: Monday, July 10, 2017, and Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Registration Link: https://events.membersolutions.com/event_register.asp?content_id=69757
Doubletree Norfolk Airport, 1500 North Military Highway, Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Creating Connections to Shining Stars,
Virginia’s collaborative early childhood conference, will be held July 19-21, 2017 — Roanoke, VA
Building the Bridge from Concrete to Abstract: Making Learning Visible in the Co-Taught Math ClassroomTarget Audience: Grades 6-8 Middle School Co-Teaching Teams and Math Specialists who are teaching in an inclusive setting. Cost: $75 (includes meals, manipulatives, and materials for all three sessions)
Description: All means all, but how does that look in a co-taught classroom? Effective mathematics teaching focuses on the development of both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency (NCTM, 2014). In order to develop every student’s mathematical proficiency, teachers must systematically integrate the use of concrete and virtual manipulatives into instruction at all grade levels (NCSM, 2013). Join us for a 3-part math series where co-teachers will learn to use the teaching & learning cycle to make invisible learning processes visible, reach desired learning goals, and assess their impact on student learning.
First Session: June 22, 2017
Thinking About Reading, a Professional Learning Event for Reading Instructional Leaders August 16, 2017
ODU Tri-Cities Center, 1070 University Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23703
Description: This session will focus on effective comprehension instruction and executive skills-based intervention strategies. The session is designed for reading leaders who work with students who struggle with reading comprehension (ex. students on the autism spectrum, students with SLD). For more information about this event, and to register, click on the title above.
|Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction Online Book Study||Ongoing, Summer 2017|
Incorporate ideas for small group instruction using hands-on problem solving and ongoing assessment designed to guide your instruction and increase student learning. The first 20 registrants will receive a copy of the book!
T/TAC Online offers webshops on a variety of topics, tracks progress, and provides a certificate upon completion that can be used towards recertification. Topics such as assistive technology and secondary transition are covered in-depth. Visit T/TAC Online for awebshop listing and more information on recertification points.
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