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Onsite Conference with Workshops

New Fall Section:
November 16, 2013

PDUs:
5 PDUs

Fee:
$75

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TLC Symposium

 

November 16, 2013

Onsite Conference with Workshops
5 PDUs

The TLC Symposium is a one-day professional development activity offered to novice teachers (0 to 3 years teaching experience) currently teaching in the public school systems in the Southeast Region of Virginia. It will involve approximately 125 people including beginning teachers, mentors, higher institution representatives, deans and presenters. The symposium will provide needed professional development to enrich and support non-continuing contract participants, as well as connect them with award-winning mentors from the Virginia Teachers of the Year organization.

This conference includes these courses:

  • Workshop A-1: Engaging the Community to Support Student Success
  • Workshop A-2: Part of the Team: The Role of the General Education Teacher in the World of the Special Education Student

    Regular education teachers would be provided with an overview of their importance in the education of the special education student. Federal policies and guidelines would be discussed along with the importance of collaboration as it relates to the classroom and the IEP Team.

  • Workshop A-3: Navigating Through the New Virginia Department of Education Performance Standards

    This workshop will help new teachers to clarify some misinformation, give some ideas about student growth performance evaluation instruments, as well as helpful information about the new evaluation system.

  • Workshop B-1: The Power of the "R" Principles in Learning and Teaching

    The Rs of the past-Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic have been replaced by the new and improved Rs-Rigor, Relevance, Resilience, Relationships and Reflection. By creating a learning environment which encompasses these principles, students will begin to make connections, take risks in their learning, challenge their misconceptions, effectively collaborate and communicate, and reflect on their own learning experiences. These principles will serve as keys to open the door of learning possibilities as students become successful 21st century learners.

  • Workshop B-2: Classroom Management for Active Learners

    In this session, participants will gain tools for effectively managing an active and engaging 21st century classroom. Learn how music, movement, and brain-based strategies can be utilized to maintain order, establish routines, improve communication, and motivate learners to strive for excellence. Experience strategies that will get students up and out of their seats, pairing, sharing and loving learning!

  • Workshop B-3: Active Learning: Practical and Effective Strategies to Engage and Involve Your Students

    Want to get your students actively participating without losing control of your classroom? Experts agree that students who are involved in the learning process understand and retain information better while developing higher order skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. However, active learning requires that both teachers and students stretch out of their comfort zones to become engaged with each other, which can sometimes be scary! Come experience and explore creative, practical ways to get your students reading, writing, listening, talking, interacting and reflecting. You will leave with dozens of instructional strategies that you can apply immediately in your own classroom!

  • Workshop B-4: Teacher Evaluation Work

    This workshop will help new teachers to clarify some misinformation, give some ideas about student growth performance evaluation instruments, as well as helpful information about the new evaluation system.

    Note: Open only to teachers that have attended Workshop A-3: Navigating Through the New Virginia Department of Education Performance Standards

  • Workshop C-1: Creating a Positive Classroom Climate - The Power of One

    Students today need more than a dispenser of knowledge in the classroom. Faced with greater challenges than ever before, students long for someone who understands them as learners and genuinely cares about them as individuals. As teachers, we must educate ourselves about our students before we can educate them. We must know their stories. Come and learn how to unlock the hearts and minds of students in order to help each one achieve success.

  • Workshop C-2: Differentiated Instruction: Building a Climate of Success

    Student diversity challenges teachers to meet a variety of student readiness levels, interests, and learning styles. A growing body of research supports the conclusion that differentiating curriculum and instruction improves student achievement. Explore how teachers can build a climate of student success by differentiating instruction by content, process, and product when they assess and utilize students' academic achievement levels, interests, and learning styles.

  • Workshop C-3: These Kids Are Driving Me Crazy - A Positive Approach to Dealing With Challenging Behaviors

    Participants will learn ways to build effective and appropriate relationships with their students. Participants will also learn strategies to prevent challenging behaviors in the class as well as strategies for dealing with those behaviors when they occur. Finally, participants will learn how to effectively teach students classroom expectations.

Cost: $75

Conference Schedule

November 16, 2013

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Instructors

  • Laura Smart, Partnership Coordinator VBCPS
  • Lydia Stewart
  • Tommy Smigiel
  • Karen Drosinos
  • Kathy Galford
  • Susan Catlett
  • Stephanie Doyle
  • Dr. Tim Reynolds
  • Wes Warner