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Level 2 Coaching: Problems of Practice in Instructional Coaching

June 7 in Roanoke

Those who coach and mentor teachers must not only bring their instructional expertise and classroom experience to their work, but also an understanding of adult learners. Even experienced and successful coaches may struggle to transition from teaching students to coaching professionals. In this "level 2" session we will tackle common challenges coaches face, such as addressing the needs of teachers who are reluctant to work with coaches. This session is designed for coaches who have had previous training and/or experience in coaching roles. It is also appropriate for administrators who provide feedback to teachers. The session will be followed by an optional online book study using Diane Sweeney's Student -Centered Coaching.

Presenters: Tristin Fidler (Fredericksburg City Schools) and Laurie McCullough (VASCD)

We're sorry, the  March 20 session is full.

We hope you will Register here for the June 7 session in Roanoke.

If you are a current (2017) VASCD member, use the code 2017MEMBER for a 10% discount. Groups of 10 registering together on the same form may use the code 2017GROUP for a 10% discount.

Age-Appropriate Classrooms for Young Learners

June 19, Marriott at City Center, Newport News

VASCD's Second Annual PreK-Kindergarten conference is themed "Problem Solving vs Punishment". Sessions will address the ways in which classroom environments, instructional design, approaches to solving problems, and other factors influence children's abilities to manage their behaviors and their learning. The area around City Center in Newport News offers a variety of museums, nature trails, and entertainment options. Stay overnight and combine professional learning with fun!


See the program here

Annual Conference 2017: RE:Thinking

November 29- December 1, 2017, Williamsburg

RE: Thinking will include general sessions with outstanding keynoters, 45 breakout sessions featuring current research and practice by Virginia educators, social media and in-person networking opportunities, and interaction with our exhibitors and sponsors, who support our conference so generously.

Our Preconference:

Be sure to include our "Invent to Learn" Preconference Session with Gary Stager in your plans. Stager, often called the "Father of the Maker Movement" will lead a hands-on workshop where you will be a maker, a tinkerer, and an engineer!  You will leave will lesson and project-based ideas as well as tools and apps you can use!

Our Keynoters:

Dylan Wiliam, "Assessment: The Bridge Between Teaching and Learning"

George Couros, "The Innovator's Mindset"

Consuelo Kickbusch, "Living a Legacy"

Kaleb Rashad, "Love + Disruption: Culture, People and Projects"


REGISTER HERE. Use the code EARLYBIRD to save 10% when you register by June 1! To book a room at the Doubletree at the conference rate, click here or call 1-800-222-8733. Use the group name VASCD. 

Interested in PRESENTING a concurrent session? See the proposal form here.

Interested in being and EXHIBITOR or SPONSOR? Get information here. Sign up here. Download the exhibitor's kit from Dunmar Services here.