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Partnering with Principals and Teacher Leaders:  Mathematics Leadership Institute

September 29-30 and December 10, 2015

When Principals and Teacher Leaders work in a coordinated way to improve mathematics instruction, th​e results for students can be significant. This institute is designed to guide the team's thinking about the characteristics of high-quality mathematics instruction, and to provide them with strategies to support mathematics instruction school-wide.

The Institute will answer these questions:

  • What should good mathematics instruction look like?
  • What supports are needed?
  • What is the connection between high quality mathematics instruction and student performance?
  • How can school-based mathematics leaders lead and improve instruction and student learning?

Institute Agenda:

Day 1 (9:30- 4:30):  Explore the mathematics your students should be doing in order to meet more rigorous standards.

Day 2 (9:00- 3:00): Use the SOL process goals (communication, reasoning and proof, representation, connections, and problem solving) as benchmarks for observing mathematics instruction. Learn how to build and support mathematics leadership in your school.

Day 3 (9:30- 3:30): 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 math instruction.

Session Leaders:

Beth Burnap, Math Specialist, Caroline County Schools

Margaret Newman, Math Specialist, Spotsylvania County Schools

Fanya Morton, Math Specialist/Coach, King George County Schools

Carol Walsh, Math Specialist, Montgomery County Schools

When and Where?

September 29-30, December 10 at the Smoot Memorial Library in King George   Area Hotels    

Registration fee $490 for the Principal/Teacher Leader team

$290 for Principal only

$780 for a three-person team

Register here

Registration fees for VASCD conferences and events are not refundable. However, they are transferable. Please contact Judy at (434) 466-7466 or vascd1@verizon.net if you are transferring your registration to someone else. 

VASCD’s Southwest Virginia Conference

October 7, 2015; Abingdon


October 7, 2015

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon

The morning will begin with Allison Zmuda's keynote presentation, Giving Students a Seat at the Design Table: Voice and Choice in Learning. Allison is an ASCD Faculty member, the author of Learning Personalized, and the founder and curator of the online community learningpersonalized.org.

Afternoon concurrent sessions will feature classroom practices, research and experiences that expand on the theme of student voice and choice. Exhibitors will be on hand to share information about their programs.

The registration fee is $150 and includes lunch. Register online here. For a 10% discount, use the promo code 2015MEMBER if you are an active VASCD member OR 10GROUP if you are registering a group of 10 or more attendees.

Southwest VA Higher Ed Center

Area Hotels:

Comfort Suites - I-81, Exit 14 - 1093 Ole Berry Drive, Abingdon VA 24210, (276) 698-3040.

Other Area Hotels

Registration fees for VASCD conferences and events are not refundable. However, they are transferable. If you have registered and are unable to attend, please contact Judy at (434) 466-7466 or vascd1@verizon.net. You may also contact her if you are unsure of your membership status or have problems trying to register online.

Alternative Assessment Summit

October 5-6, 2015, The Hotel Roanoke

​ Find out about assessment design projects going on across the Commonwealth, and learn from national experts! Program information and a registration link are located at the VASS website.