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Like Peanut Butter and Jelly: Uniting the 5Cs and the SOL

Sept. 28 (Roanoke), October 19 (Winchester), or November 2 (Richmond)


Students need to build skills in the 5Cs* in oder to succeed in the world outside of school. But how can teachers focus on these skills and still meet the demands of the Standards of Learning? Join us to learn an intentional planning process that will help your students develop the 5Cs and master SOL content at the same time.

* The 5 Cs for student learning endorsed by the Virginia Board of Education are critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, and citizenship.

Our presenter is Shannon King, Manager of Best Practices for Teaching and Learning for Fairfax County Schools. She is a leader and expert in teaching for deeper learning and innovative assessment methods, and serves as a Training Associate for the Thinking Collaborative.

To attend the September 28 Roanoke session, register here.

To attend the October 19 Winchester session, register here.

To attend the November 2 Richmond session, register here. 

Please note: VASCD does not refund registration fees, but we are happy to transfer them. Should you register and then find that you are unable to attend, please notify us about who your substitute will be.


Southwest Conference 2017: Performance Assessment at Its Best

September 29, Abingdon


Virginia teachers are making greater use of performance-based assessments, but how do we know if we're doing it well? Join Kristina Doubet at VASCD's Annual Southwest Conference to learn how Virginia has defined the qualities of effective performance assessment and how to apply them in your own classroom.

Bring your own performance assessment or use on of our examples. We will use the Virginia Department of Education's Criteria for Quality Performance-Based Assessments to analyze and revise our assessments so they are the best they can be!

Thanks to our partnership with VDOE, the first 25 schools to register and pay for one or more teachers to attend the conference may register one teacher at no cost. When you have provided the registration information for attendees, enter the coupon code FREETEACHER for your complimentary registration fee.

Register here. Please note: VASCD does not refund registration fees. However, we are happy to transfer them. If you register and later find you cannot attend, please notify us regarding who will attend in your place.


Partnering with Principals to Raise the Ceiling and the Floor in Mathematics

October 3- 4 and November 14, Newport News


The Institute will answer these questions:
- What should effective mathematics instruction look like?
- What supports are needed?
- What is the connection between high-quality mathematics instruction and student performance?
- How can school-based instructional leaders improve teaching and learning in mathematics?

Focus Areas:

- Day 1 (October 3): Explore the mathematics your students should be doing in order to meet rigorous standards for content knowledge and thinking.

- Day 2 (October 4): Use the process goals from the SOL as benchmarks for observing mathematics instruction. Learn to build and support mathematics leadership in your school.

- Day 3 (November 14): Develop a new leadership vision for the mathematics program in your school based on what students, teachers, and leaders should be doing to promote quality mathematics instruction.

Space is limited to 50 participants. The Institute is designed for principals and other mathematics instructional leaders in elementary and middle schools. We're sorry- this session is full and registration is closed.

The Newport News Marriott at City Center is offering a discounted rate for participants attending this session. Should you choose to stay there, book your room through this link.