Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! A new school year means updates are available in the area of mathematics. Below are a few that are noteworthy. **NEW** 2023 Mathematics Standards of Learning The 2023 Mathematics Standards of Learning were approved by the Virginia Board of Education on August 31, 2023 and will be fully implemented… Read More Math News You Can Use
If you haven’t visited the VALUE Series sinces its launch in April 2022, it is time to go back and check out the latest additions! Afterall, “VALUE” stands for Virginia Assessment for Literacy – Updated and Expanded. The Virginia Literacy Partnerships aims to continue that promise to update and expand a comprehensive collection of literacy… Read More VALUE Series by the Virginia Literacy Partnerships
The Preparing Young Children for School Educator’s Practice Guide (Burchinal et al., 2022) identifies two evidence-based math recommendations: Provide intentional instruction to build children’s understanding of mathematical ideas and skills. Engage children in conversations about mathematical ideas and support them in using mathematical language. Using children’s literature to mathematize is a method that can be… Read More Using Children’s Literature to Mathematize
On January 18, 2023, T-TAC ODU hosted The VESOL Alliance at the Newport News Marriott. This unique professional learning event offered a range of high-interest sessions and free resources to over 80 attendees from across regions 2 & 3. Our expert presenters shared VESOL-referenced lesson plans that can be used to engage learners of all ages. If you were not able… Read More Innovative Strategies for VESOL Instruction
Implementation of the 2021 Mathematics Virginia Essentialized Standards of Learning (VESOLs) has heightened the need for more mathematics resources that can be used by teachers who utilize these standards. Guidance is needed to answer questions such as: 1) What background knowledge is needed in order to effectively teach each math concept? 2) What should students… Read More New VESOL Mathematics Resources Available!
In their Science of Reading Defining Guide, the Reading League (2021) tells us “The science of reading is a vast, interdisciplinary body of scientifically-based research about reading and issues related to reading and writing.” Further, among explanation of what the science of reading is NOT, the Reading League asserts, it is not “a single, specific… Read More The Simple View of Reading: There are TWO Factors to the Equation
Did you know that 3 out of 4 students (grades K-2) in Virginia are reported to be at medium to high risk for not being able to read at grade level? In response to recent early literacy data, The Virginia Literacy Act was passed to ensure all students K-3 will receive evidence-based literacy instruction and… Read More Keeping Up with the Virginia Literacy Act