Teachers Against Child Detention: Teach-In for Freedom
Feb
17
9:30 AM09:30

Teachers Against Child Detention: Teach-In for Freedom

We are working to draw attention to what has been called a “moral disaster”

On Sunday, February 17, 2019, TACD will stage a live-streamed “Teach-In For Freedom” on San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso, Texas to be broadcast across Facebook, YouTube and other media outlets starting at 9.00 AM.

We call on the U.S. government to end the detention and criminalization of immigrant children and their families. We call, instead, for the government to protect immigrant children, in strict compliance with the Flores decree, without exception for “emergencies” that have allowed children to be incarcerated for extended periods. We demand that immigrant children in U.S. custody (1) never be separated from their families, (2) be held in the least restrictive settings possible, and not in large institutional facilities like Tornillo and Homestead, and (3) be released to their sponsors within 20 days as required by Flores.

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WWI/WWII Statewide Teacher Symposium
Jul
31
1:00 PM13:00

WWI/WWII Statewide Teacher Symposium

Summer of 2018 falls amid two significant anniversaries—the 75th anniversary of WWII and the 100th anniversary of WWI—and Virginia has been at the forefront of the commemoration, as museums and historic sites across the state mark the occasion.

As part of this commemoration, and as a means to explore and share the countless resources Virginia offers for learning about WWI and WWII, the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission will join again with partners across Virginia to host a four symposiums for teachers across the state.

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Space Camp
Jul
18
to Jul 24

Space Camp

  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

U.S. Space Camp is a camp and related programs owned and operated by the Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission's U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The camp provides residential and educational programs for children and adults.

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EF Global Ambassador Program
Jul
8
to Jul 16

EF Global Ambassador Program

The Influence of Technology on Society

Summit Tours:
As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, the very things that unite people around the globe can divide local customs and communities. Together with your students, you’ll explore the meaning of global citizenship in our evolving technological landscape, and consider the influence of technology on our past, present, and future.

Leadership Conference: 
Join teachers and students from across North America and Europe in Berlin, Germany, for a two-day leadership conference, July 14–15. Hear from world-renowned speakers on the Summit theme: the Influence of Technology on Society, attend expert-led workshops, and give your students the chance to use the design thinking process to propose solutions to a global challenge.

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Summer Teacher Institute to Focus on Racism and Racial Bias
Jun
18
to Jun 20

Summer Teacher Institute to Focus on Racism and Racial Bias

  • Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Virginia Humanities at the University of Virginia will hold a summer institute for Virginia educators from across the Commonwealth June 18-20 at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville. Forty-one teachers, instructional coaches, and librarians will take part in the institute, which is part of a project funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation called Changing the Narrative Through the Power of Story.

Changing the Narrative is a two-year project that aims to broaden and reframe narratives of Virginia’s past by engaging local communities and youth in addressing the present-day challenges of racism and bias. Participants in the teachers’ institute will receive training in educational technology including podcasts and Google Expeditions, and work together to create hands-on lesson plans.

Following a statewide call for applicants, the forty-one institute participants were selected based on their interest in incorporating themes of racial healing into their work.

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Ignite Presentation at VASS Spring Conference
May
7
9:30 AM09:30

Ignite Presentation at VASS Spring Conference

5-minute Ignite presentation on "What Motivates Me to Continue Teaching"

About the Conference:

This year’s Annual Spring Conference will provide participants with insight into the new Administration’s specific objectives for public education.  The Secretary of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction will begin the conference with a discussion about where we go from here. 

The theme of this year’s conference is “The Road Forward,” and our hope is to gain a clearer picture of the path upon which we are continuing now that the SOA’s have been revised and the Profile of a Virginia Graduate has been adopted.  A few of the presentations will address two of the obstacles that we have already encountered on this road:  the teacher shortage crisis and the growing inequities in our society and in our schools. 

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Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

VDOE Rubrics Committee

As the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) prepares to strengthen its resources and support for the Profile of a Virginia Graduate and innovative practices in our school divisions, the VDOE is working to support the development of performance assessments by developing common rubrics.

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