BOOK STUDY! As a follow-up to annual conference we are hosting an online book study featuring Hacking School Culture by Angela Stockman and Ellen Feig Gray. Join at this link.
We also provide a series of webinars featuring both Virginia and national experts on a variety of topics. Members may attend these webinars live or receive the recorded version at no cost. UPCOMING WEBINARS:
Two-part series with Starr Sackstein— Building an Expert Culture: Peer Feedback in the Classroom (Feb 17) and Teach Students to Self-Assess for Better Learning (Mar 2). Both sessions at noon. Starr Sackstein is a National Board Certified Teacher and author who consults on formative assessment for The Core Collaborative. Her webinars will focus on building self-assessment, reflection, and peer feedback into instruction in order to one students’ analytical skills and help them become more independent in their learning. Register
Two-part series with Krista Barton Arnold- Leadership Moves that Help Disrupt Poverty. Session 1 (March 10 at noon): Find out how school culture, mental maps, environment, code-switching, and social-emotional learning can help you offset the negative impact poverty can have on academic performance. Session 2 (March 25 at noon): What leadership instructional moves can you implement to disrupt the negative impact poverty can have on your students. Topics will include small group instruction, phoneme work, vocabulary, read aloud, STEM, Maker’s Space, learning walks and much more! Krista Barton Arnold is the Principal at Parkway Elementary in Virginia Beach and a recognized expert on disrupting poverty. Register
Kim Richardson- Rethinking Teacher Leadership, (April 21 at noon). Learn the WHY, HOW, and WHAT of teacher leadership. Gain understanding of the purpose, definition, and work of teacher leaders; the competencies, knowledge, skills, and dispositions of effective teacher leaders; and the factors necessary for teacher leadership to flourish. Leave with ideas for enhancing your practice and your professional learning designs for teacher leaders. Kim Richardson is the Teacher Development Coordinator for Hampton City Schools. She coordinates and delivers professional learning for teachers, school and district administrators, specialists, mentors, and instructional coaches in the areas of leadership, instruction, supervision, and coaching. Register.
Additional member webinar titles will be posted and sent to members by email.
Note: If you are not a VASCD member and wish to join, please visit our membership page under the “Connect with Us” tab at vascd.org.