Teachers: Check Out These Summer PD Opportunities!

Hello SummerCode Virginia

CodeVA is a non-profit that partners with schools, parents and communities to bring equitable computer science education to all of Virginia’s students. In partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, CodeVA is offering a summer series of FREE trainings for educators in seven locations throughout the state. College credits toward certificate renewal may be earned. For more information on these professional development opportunities, visit the Educator Training page of the CodeVA website. Please contact Chris Dovi at cdovi@codevirginia.org with questions.
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You’re Invited: A Conversation With Dr. Chris Emdin – June 28

ACPS PDThursday, June 28, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | MoHS Auditorium | Registration

You’re invited! On Thursday, June 28, ACPS is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Emdin will be at Monticello High School for a morning presentation. Chris is an Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. His bio describes him as “a social critic, public intellectual and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.” Continue reading

Diversity Conference 2018 – Register by May 30

Diversity Conference 2018Diversity Conference 2018: WE ARE: Reaching, Reflecting, Responding
June 2 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Monticello High School
Conference Website | Registration | Conference Flyer

Come join a group of inspired educators and community members as we partner to investigate what it means to embrace diverse student experiences, tailor instruction to reflect cultural landscapes, incorporate families and communities, and evolve as a culturally responsive educational community! Register for the 2018 Diversity Conference by May 30! Continue reading

VASCD Annual Conference – Session Proposals Due July 15

VASCD Learn Teach LeadThe Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) is accepting session proposals for its 2018 Annual Conference, which will be held November 29 and 30 in Williamsburg. This year’s theme, “Beyond Measure,” focuses on students’ ability to solve real-world problems, think deeply and flexibly, and drive their own growth. Please consider sharing your exciting, inspiring work with other practitioners: Submit your session proposal by July 15.

Check out tips to help you craft a successful proposal. Please direct questions to Conference Chair Julie Myers at myersj@fcpsk12.net or to Laurie McCullough at vascded@gmail.com.

Professional Learning Scholarship Open to Middle School Educators – Apply by June 1

Education FirstEF Educational Tours is offering a full scholarship to middle school educators from across the United States November 2-4, 2018. Winners will be selected on the basis of their interest in and commitment to global education initiatives within their state. All middle school educators (grades 6-8) from Virginia are eligible to apply by June 1. Continue reading

CoderDojo Fellowship Opportunity – Apply by May 20

CoderDojoAre you looking for a different type of professional learning experience that will actively support you in trying new instructional strategies in an exciting multi-age learning environment? Apply to be a Teaching Fellow! Join Learning Technology Integrators (LTIs) and other educators from our school division as we design and facilitate amazing, technology-supported student learning experiences this summer at CoderDojo. Interested teachers should complete the application form by May 20, 2018. Continue reading

World Peace Game Master Class: Limited Seats Available

World Peace Game FoundationOnly a few openings remain for Albemarle County teachers wishing to participate in a World Peace Game Master Class in Charlottesville from June 18-22. Using John Hunter’s World Peace Game as an inspiring and challenging analogy, master class participants observe Hunter facilitating the game live with students each morning. Afternoon sessions focus on introducing teachers to the guiding philosophy and pedagogical principles that underlie the game, essential attributes necessary to facilitate the game, and designing learning that is inspired by the principles and spirit of the game.

Interested applicants should contact John Hobson at jhobson@k12albemarle.org or Becky Ellis at bellis@k12albemarle.org as soon as possible.