VASCD offers on-site Innovation Forums co-hosted by Virginia schools using a variety of innovative and student-centered approaches to teaching and learning. Schools generously agree to share their time and energy to host on-site visits, and VASCD provides support to make the forums available free to our members.
Most Innovation Forums include opportunities to talk with school staff and/or students, visit classrooms, and discuss their own schools’ change efforts with participants and hosts. Our goal is to gradually build a state-wide network through which schools can support and learn from each other as they redesign learning experiences in the interest of students.
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:
Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching & Re-engaging Disconnected Students, Howard Adelman, Dec. 10
Now is the time to fundamentally transform how schools address factors interfering with student success. Drawing on pioneering work from across the country, this webinar reframes efforts to address barriers to learning and teaching and re-engage disconnected students. Register
Teaching & Taking Care: Promoting the Social-Emotional Needs of Teachers, LaQueshia Jeffries, Jan. 14
This session will discuss the ways schools and learning communities can work to create environments that promote and protect the social-emotional learning needs of educators. We will look at the specific stressors teachers face and how we can better address those concerns. Register
What Matters Most: A Focus for Mentoring, Coaching, and Supporting Teachers, Scott Habeeb, Feb 11
The most important job school leaders have is selecting the right people to teach our children. The second most important job school leaders have is properly supporting the professional growth and development of those teachers. Join us for a look at what matters most and how your school/division can build a more effective support system. 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.