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    Professional Development
Note:  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.
 

All Pre-K - 5 Teachers:

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Pittsylvania County Schools has partnered with Smart Beginnings, Averett University and Danville Public Schools to bring Ms. Kim Hughes, M.ED., to the Averett Convocation Center on August 8, 2017.  Please mark your calendars to attend this workshop that will run from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. (A welcome reception is scheduled from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. with refreshments provided).

Elementary principals will have this scheduled as part of the itinerary for teacher workdays as we begin the 2017-2018 school year.

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ODU | Lynchburg College | Longwood | VCU | University of Richmond

UVA-Wise
 

Curry School of Education:  UVA
  • Curry Leadership Academy: Coaching for a Change
    The Curry School of Education in partnership with the UVA K-12 Advisory Council is pleased to announce the fifth annual coaching academy for individuals who want to develop or refine their coaching skills. Find out more
Lynchburg College
  • Summer 2017:  Graduate Courses 
    Reminder: 
    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.


     

ODU:

  • School Librarian: Are you interested in working as a school librarian? Would you like to earn a Master’s Degree in Education with School Library Endorsement?
    Find Out More

     

  • Opportunity for Provisionally Licensed Teacher: This certificate program is It is cohort-based, offered in an online format, and can be completed within 12 months. Find Out More

VCU Announces On-line Reading Programs for Teachers

VCU's Department of Teaching and Learning has developed an online version of their Reading Program. Both the Master Degree in Education in Reading and Post-Master's Certificate for Reading Specialists degrees have been created. For licensed teachers with three years of teaching experience, both degrees lead to the endorsement as a Reading Specialist K-12 in Virginia. To learn more about this online program, please follow this link: http://www.soe.vcu.edu/programs/vcu-reading-specialist-online/

The first cohort will begin in August, 2017, with TEDU 561: Reading Foundations for all Reading candidates and EDUS 607: Advanced Educational Psychology for M.Ed. in Reading candidates only. The program also offers an elective, TEDU 526: Word Study, in the summer, beginning on May 22, 2017.

Candidates may apply to graduate school this Spring for Summer or Fall, 2017, admission, but must apply before finishing 6 credit hours in the program. Information relating to applying for this program can be found here: http://graduate/admissions.vcu.edu/apply/

For additional information, please contact Dr. Valerie Robnolt, Reading Program Chair, at vhrobnolt@vcu.edu or 804-827-2649.

From Longwood University:

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Longwood University announces its Summer 2017 Online Professional Development Courses for educators. These courses are designed for non-degree seeking students who would like to earn graduate credit over the summer, with options ranging from 3 credit hour graduate classes or 1 credit opportunities.

With all of our classes being offered fully online, you can have the flexibility of enjoying your summer schedule while continuing to work on earning credits toward teacher licensure or recertification at our affordable rate of $275/credit (in-state).

Do you know someone with provisional status interested in moving into full teacher licensure? If so, we offer four of the classes required by the VDOE to achieve this. They are marked with * below.

Here are our Summer Session I and II courses

Please review the flyer attached and distribute as necessary. To begin the educational summer journey with registration, please visit: http://go.longwood.edu/pdeducators


University of Richmond:

Registration for Professional Development courses at the University of Richmond has just opened, and some classes will begin as early as May 15.

Professional Education

  • EDUC 517U - Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 661U - Instructional Leadership

Gifted Education

  • EDUC 555U - Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
  • EDUC 561U - Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development & Creativity
  • EDUC 562U - Special Populations of Gifted Students
  • EDUC 570U - Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers

Special Education

  • EDUC 568U - Successful Transition through Consultation and Collaboration

UVA-WISE

This is the last opportunity to register for a Summer I (May 8 – June 16) online course from the Center for Teaching Excellence.

The Online Licensure Courses meet the needs of provisionally licensed teachers who are pursuing their full endorsement; and the Online Recertification Courses assist teachers who want to earn points toward recertification.

In addition to online courses, the CTE will be holding a series of Summer Institutes for Teachers. These are face-to-face intensive four-day courses hosted in Wise, VA and Abingdon, VA. This email concludes with the full listing of summer courses and institutes.

Again this summer, these courses are being offered to teachers at reduced tuition rates.

  • SUMMER I (Registration Deadline May 5) May 8 – June 16
  • SUMMER II (Registration Deadline June 14) June 19 – July 28
  • RERCERTIFICATION COURSE TUITION $297
  • SUMMER INSTITUES $397
  • Licensure COURSES $597
  • REGISTER AT: https://www.uvawise.edu/cte/registration/
  • There is a non-refundable Admission Fee of $25.00.

Summer I Session (May 8-June 16)
RECERTIFICATION COURSES - $297

COURSE #

TITLE

HRS

INSTRUCTOR

EDU-C445-50

Enhancing Instructional Practices Grades 6-12

3

Danny Dixon

EDU-C446-50

Enhancing Instructional Practices PK-6

3

Selena Kiser

EDU-C479-50

Conflict Resolution Strategies for Educators

3

James Garrison

Summer I Session (May 8-June 16)
LICENSURE COURSES - $597

COURSE #

TITLE

HRS

INITIAL INSTRUCTOR

EDU-L251-50

Foundations of American Education

3

Dante Lee

EDU-L346-50

Literacy, Assessment & Instruction – Language Acquisition

3

Melissa Pannell

EDU-L360-50

Human Growth and Development

3

Kimberly Austin

EDU-L375-50

Assessment & Evaluation in Special Education

3

James Wardell

EDU-L379-50

Characteristics of Students with Behavioral Disabilities

3

Cynthia Bates

EDU-L381-50

Individualized Education Program Implementation-Elementary

3

Stacey Sturgill

EDU-L455-50

Transitioning Students with Disabilities

3

Stacey Sturgill

Summer II Session (June 19-July 28)
RECERTIFICATION COURSES - $297

COURSE #

TITLE

HRS

INSTRUCTOR

EDU-C411-50

Understanding Poverty in Education and the Workplace

3

Fay Garrison

EDU-C418-50

Read Me a Story: Literature Lessons & Strategies for PK-6

3

Leann Gunther

EDU-C428-50

The Creative Classroom: Science K-8

3

Angela Turley

EDU-C449-50

School Law for Educators

3

Sandra Birchfield

EDU-C463-50

School Improvement/Classroom Success Strategies

3

Rick Bolling

EDU-C466-50

Supporting Students with Autism

3

Cindy Bates

EDU-C471-50

Living US and VA History

3

Kevin Johnson

EDU-C475-50

Google Apps for Education

3

Christi Collins

EDU-C478-50

Trends in Gifted Education

3

Sarah Medukas

EDU-C484-50

Rethinking Instruction with Project-Based Learning

3

Dennis Carter
Kimberly Williams

EDU-C488-50

Social Media for Educators

3

David Ellena

MTH-C406-50

Thinking Algebraically

3

Ann-Delyse Hopkins

MTH-C409-50

Balanced Mathematics – A Problem-Based Approach

3

Tara Smith

Summer II Session (June 19-July 28)
LICENSURE COURSES - $597

COURSE #

TITLE

HRS

INITIAL INSTRUCTOR

EDU-L345-50

Reading & Language Aquisition: Foundations of Reading

3

Brenda Baker

EDU-L358-50

Reading and Language Arts in the Content Areas, Grades 6-12

3

Brenda Baker

EDU-L368-50

Characteristics of Students with Cognitive Disabilities

3

Stacey Sturgill

EDU-L369-50

Foundations of Special Education-Characteristics & Legal Aspects

3

Priscilla Brame

EDU-L382-50

Individualized Education Program Implementation- Secondary Grades

3

Cindy Bates

EDU-L408-50

Classroom and Behavior Management

3

David Lee

EDU-L456-50

Collaboration, Consultation & Case Management of Special Education

3

Stacey Sturgill

SUMMER INSTITUTES - $397 

  • Summer Institutes: See course description for dates and locations

  • Format: Institutes are onsite, 4 full days of instruction

  • Credit: Each course is 3 hours undergraduate credit (90 Recertification Points)

  • Grading: A-F grade scale

  • Cost: $397 per institute course for fully licensed VA teachers who live in-state, materials and some refreshments included

COURSE #

TITLE

HRS

INSTRUCTOR

Date/Location

EDU-C462-50

Mathematricks Hands On Institute

3

Jones/Varner

UVAWISE
Wise, VA
June 19-22

HED-C401-50

Student Liability From Classroom to Field

3

Phil Robbins

SWHEC
Abingdon, VA
June 19-22

EDU-C477-50

 Mathematricks Too! Hands On Institute

3

 Jones/Varner

SWHEC
Abingdon, VA
June 26-29

EDU-C462-51

 Mathematricks Hands On Institute

3

 Jones/Varner

SWHEC
Abingdon, VA
July 10-13

EDU-C489-50

 Chromebooks in the Classroom

3

 Heather Askea

UVAWISE
Wise, VA
July 24-27

EDU-C481-50

Small Groups, Big Results! Reading Institute

3

Heather Short
Melissa Pannell

SWHEC
Abingdon, VA
July 24-27




 


 

 

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