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Intro to Four Dimensional Change

Developing future ready students doesn't mean teaching students EVERYTHING; it means prioritizing what students learn so that it's as relevant as possible. By applying the four dimensions of Knowledge, Skills, Character, and Meta-learning, we can redesign curricula so that it more aptly benefits our students and the needs of society.

The Intro to 4DEdu Workshop is a one-day program that allows educators and other workshop participants to dig into the 'How' of curriculum redesign. Utilizing the 4DEdu design process participants will have the opportunity to re-examine curriculum and uncover how they can transform traditional curricula into 4DEdu curricula.

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Common Ground Conference and Jen Lara Pre-Conference
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The Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy

July 23-27, 2017

Each individual student deserves teachers and school leaders who understand the science behind how the brain learns, works, and thrives. Learn how to translate and apply Mind, Brain & Education Science research-informed strategies to TRANSFORM how you design your classes and how you work with each individual student. Click here for more information on this academy.

Members of public schools, public-charter schools and Teach for America can attend this graduate level Academy for $200 per person thanks to generous support from the E.E. Ford Foundation and the Crimsonbridge Foundation. For more information visit: www.thecttl.org/academy

Regent University

Regent University TESOL Certificate


Earn the ESL endorsement in one year!

The TESOL Certificate of Graduate Studies provides specialized teacher training to prepare educators to develop and deliver effective instructional opportunities for ESL students in public and private schools. Upon completion of the certificate, individuals may apply to the Virginia Department of Education to add the ESL endorsement to their teaching certificate. The credits from this certificate roll directly into our M.Ed. in TESOL.
Arlington Public Schools

Adaptive Schools Foundational Seminar

Arlington Public Schools
Department of Instruction
Days 1 – 4, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Day 1: 02/21/17 | Day 2: 02/22/17 | Day 3: 03/7/17
Day 4: 03/9/17

Outcome: Develop skillful team facilitators and engaged team members.
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Educators at HRVA Edcamp - September 17
Edcamp: Learning From Each Other

Participants came to learn and also to share their knowledge and expertise. Learn More about HRVA EdCamp 2016
Professional Learning from the Warm Heart of Africa
By Patti Talbot and Lindsay Jordan

Professional Learning in AfricaFor more than ten years, students from Radford University and Virginia Tech have traveled together for a month in the summers to work and learn in public schools in the Domasi area of Malawi, a small country in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of these university students are future teachers and the primary activities of the trip relate to teaching English to the school children who will be expected to take a written examination administered entirely in English after standard (grade) 8 in order to qualify to proceed to secondary school. Read more...
ESSA Includes Improved Definition of Professional Development
From Stephanie Hirsh - Director of Learning Forward

Stephanie Hirsh - Director of LFEarlier this week, the House of Representatives passed the Every Student Succeeds Act by a 359-64 vote. While there is much to explore and discuss in the bill, Learning Forward's advocacy efforts related to the reauthorization of ESEA have concentrated solely on professional development. Read more...
ESSA News & Views
Understanding ESSAESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is the new federal law signed this past December and replaces NCLB. And though the debate over standards and assessments will continue, now these discussions will be held and decided at the state level as the new law is implemented across the country. On this new site you will find the latest updates on the status of ESSA implementation and commentary from the state, federal, and stakeholder levels. This resource tool will act as a news aggregator in the coming months to inform and strengthen our knowledge on the issue. Please click here to access information and resources.
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