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Professional Development

Please contact Janet Hancock at janet.hancock@pcs.k12.va.us
prior to enrolling to ensure the course(s) selected satisfy endorsement or renewal requirements.

Franklin County Schools

  • Civics and Economics Institute (grades 6-12)
    July 23-26, 2018
    Franklin County Public Schools
    150 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151
    8:30 AM - 4:00PM
  • The study of economics goes hand in hand with the study of civics in developing students into responsible and knowledgeable citizens and voters. This 4-day institute will focus on the importance of civic and economic education. This institute will equip middle and high school teachers with hands-on lessons and resources to teach economic concepts to their students. Connections will be made to the Civics & Economics Standards of Learning, as well as economic concepts in the high school Economics and Personal Finance course. The institute is comprised of eight modules, which include:
  • Economics is About Making Choices
  • Why Do We Need an Economic System?
  • How Our Economy Flows
  • Markets and Prices
  • How Does Government Relate to the Economy?
  • What is Globalization and How Does It Affect Me?
  • Banks and the Federal Reserve System
  • How the Economy Affects You Financially

Participants completing the 4 instructional days in class and additional assignments outside of class will be eligible for 30 hours of re-certification credits and receive recognition as a VCEE Certified Economics Educator in Civics & Economics. Participants receive a number of resources for use in the classroom including a Virtual Economics flash drive with over 1,400 activity-based lessons searchable by grade and topic, 51 key economic concepts, and a glossary with over 500 terms. ($160 value) Morning Snacks and Lunch will be provided. A refundable deposit of $40 is required to hold your space for the institute and must be received by Monday, June 4, 2018 to participate in the class. Checks will be returned uncashed to participants who complete the entire 4-day institute. Please mail your $40 refundable fee to: Rebecca Booth, Director, Lynchburg College, Center for Economic Education, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501.

Register at: http://vcee.org/workshop/civics-economics-institute-2/

Grand Canyon University

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

  • EXCITE is a week-long professional development program placing 25 teachers in Danville, Pittsylvania and Caswell (NC) County business settings in order to connect the classroom to the workplace.  The program will accept 25 teachers. Participating teachers will receive a $600 stipend for successfully completing the program.


Week June 25 – 29 OR July 9 - 13

                        Monday 9:00AM – 4:00PM  Business 1

                        Tuesday 9:00AM – 4:00PM  Business 1

                        Wednesday 9:00AM – 4:00PM  Business 2

                        Thursday 9:00AM – 4:00PM  Business 2

                        Friday 8:30AM – 12PM  Debrief at IALR


Teachers must meet the following criteria:

Be a middle or high school teacher (6th – 12th) in Danville, Pittsylvania, or Caswell (NC) County. Priority is given to public middle school teachers.

                        Be able to provide their own transportation.


Teachers must also attend a one-hour orientation on June 12th or June 22nd.

Apply online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EXCITE2018

Application Deadline: April 23, 2018, Program Contact: Dr. Julie Brown, Phone: 434-766-6711

Hollins University

Longwood University

  • The College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Longwood University announces its Summer 2018 Online Continuing Education and Professional Development Courses for educators. We offer a selection of courses designed to fit your schedule, with your budget in mind. These courses are designed for non-degree seeking students who would like to earn graduate credit or recertification points over the summer.

    For more information about summer graduate courses, non-credit classes, summer institutes, certificates and endorsements, please visit and bookmark our new website: http://lancerlearning.com/
  • Graduate Credit Courses:
    Graduate classes are offered in an online format with 8 week durations, so you can have a flexible schedule while continuing to work on earning credits toward teacher licensure or recertification (90 points for a 3 credit class) at our affordable rate of $275/credit (in-state), $825 per class. For more information visit: http://lancerlearning.com/continuing-education/credit-classes/

    Registration for the graduate courses will be open April 24th: http://lancerlearning.com/teacher-continuing-education/enroll/
  • Provisional Licensure: Do you know someone with provisional status interested in moving into full teacher licensure? If so, we offer six classes required by the VDOE to work towards the licensure.

    *Classes are marked with an asterisk below.
    • Contemporary Social Issues in American Education (formerly titled Foundations of Education)*
    • Human Growth & Development*
    • Teaching Reading in the Content Area*
    • Classroom & Behavior Management*
    • Emergent & Early Literacy Instruction*
    • Curriculum Development in the Elementary School*
    • Theater as Education
    • Directing for the High/Middle School Teacher
  • Educational Leadership Endorsement:
    Designed for teachers in preparation for administrative and/or supervisory roles in public and private schools. This 21-credit Educational Leadership endorsement blends face to face and online instruction. Meeting five Saturdays a semester over three semesters you will complete the coursework you need for the endorsement. Cohorts meet for class in locations across the state. Successful completion of the courses meets eligibility requirements for an endorsement in Administration and Supervision, PreK-12.

    This endorsement is being offered at our professional studies rate of $275 per credit hour (in-state), plus an application and internship fees. Convenient payment options are available. These classes are not eligible for financial aid. Out of state rates may apply. For more information and a flier, please visit: http://www.longwood.edu/education/educational-leadership-endorsement/.

    Applications now open-space is limited. Contact: leadership@longwood.edu or call Dr. Danny Grounard, Coordinator: (434) 395-2693
  • Non-Credit Classes:
    In addition to gaining professional skills, this is a perfect opportunity to acquire recertification points, or professional development credits. Most of our classes are fully online offering you flexibility in addition to value. For a description of the classes, visit: http://lancerlearning.com/continuing-education/non-credit-classes/
    • Class Rate: $99.00
    • Class Duration: 4 weeks
    • Suggested Recertification Points: 30
  • 100% Online Classes

    Teaching Math with Children’s Literature
    June 18th-July 16th

    Creative Problem Solving
    June 4th-July 2nd

    The Best New Books for Elementary Students
    July 2nd-July 30th

    Performance Based Assessment
    July 11th-Aug. 8th

    Classroom Management
    June 6th-July 6th

Please validate recertification points with your Human Resource Department before registering for non-credit classes. Registration for non-credit classes is now open at: http://go.longwood.edu/pstudies

Mary Baldwin University

Old Dominion University

  • Would you like to be a lead teacher, assistant principal, work at the central office, or serve in another school leadership position? Become a transformative leader through Monarch Lead at ODU! You can continue to work full-time and earn your Master’s or Educational Specialist degree and PK-12 Administration and Supervision endorsement in a convenient live, on-line format.  Download PDF for more information.

Shenandoah University:  VESi Online Courses

University of Phoenix

University of Richmond

Professional Education

  • EDUC 598U
    Selected Topics: Strategies for Supporting Struggling Readers & Learners with Dyslexia (begins July 16)
  • EDUC 661U
    Instructional Leadership (begins July 16)
    Gifted Education
  • EDUC 562U - Special Populations of Gifted Students (begins June 25)
  • EDUC 570U
    Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers (begins July 2)
    Professional Education


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