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Partnering with Principals and Teacher Leaders:  Mathematics Leadership Institute

September 29-30 and December 10, 2015


PARTNERING WITH PRINCIPALS TO RAISE THE CEILING AND THE FLOOR IN THE ERA OF NEW MATHEMATICS STANDARDS

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.

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


​ENCOURAGING STUDENT VOICE AND CHOICE

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.

VASCD is accepting proposals for concurrent session presentations until July 15, 2015. If you would like to submit a proposal, please complete the submission form here

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.


Teaching, Learning and Poverty

Sept. 22 at Shenandoah University and Oct. 28 at Longwood University


​​Teaching, Learning and Poverty: Meeting the Needs of a New Demographic includes two day-long sessions with presentations, panel discussions, and opportunities for interaction. Between the two sessions, VASCD will provide school teams with resources to help inform and engage their school faculties and communities. We encourage school teams to participate together in the full institute. However, registration for individual participants and events is available. 

Program Details:

Sept. 22: The Shenandoah Session, Shenandoah University, Winchester VA - Area Hotels       Directions

9:00 am- 3:00 pm

Presenters:  Veronica McDermott, Regional Director, 

                          National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, author of Aim High, Achieve More.

                     Lino Rodriguez, Principal, 

                          Grand Avenue Primary Learning Center, Orange County, FL

Panelists:      Lorena Kelly, Assistant Principal, Virginia Beach Public Schools

                      Scott Kizner, Superintendent, Harrisonburg City Schools

                      Mark Lineburg, Superintendent, Winchester City Schools

October 28, The Longwood Session, Longwood University, Farmville VA

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Presenters: Paul Gorski, Associate Professor at George Mason University,  

                        author of Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap.

                   Peter Brunn, Vice President, Center for the Collaborative Classroom,    

                         author of The Lesson Planning Handbook: Essential Strategies that Inspire Student Thinking and Learning.

Panelists to be announced

REGISTER HERE

If you are attending with a group of 10 or more people from your school division, use the promo code VASCDGROUP for a 10% discount

If you are an active VASCD member, use the promo code VASCDMEMBER for a 10% discount

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.