Dena Rosenkrantz, our VEA attorney will explain whatyour labor rights and responsibilities are as classified staff working in a public-school setting. Robbie Jones, District B President and ESP member will discuss opportunities within each local association, VEA and NEA for ESP members to take the lead in advocacy for better learning conditions for students and improved working conditions for public school employees.
If you've heard the terms "World Ready”, ”21st Century Classroom" or "Student Centered" and wondered how you could ever get that to work in a classroom filled with little ones...then this is the session for you! We will explore how to construct lessons for today's forward-thinking educational system. Target Audience: Pk-2nd grade but helpful for other grades seeking to learn more about a student-centered classroom.
Become a Model Teacher through effective use of time management and organizational strategies as well as implementation of differentiated instruction across all grade levels. Excellent for a new teacher or someone looking for new tips to add to their repertoire.
Learn how to take charge of your evaluations! We will review the strands of the current state evaluation model and how to effectively demonstrate your expertise to your evaluator. Lezley Wilson, Pulaski County Education Association President, will share the new teacher evaluation model that she has developed with her district that is based on research of John Hattie.
Every person has a unique communication style, a way in which they interact and exchange information with others. Learning to build flexibility around your preferred style allows others the ability to hear the important things that you need to communicate.
All participants holding renewable teaching licenses may earn license renewal points for attending two or more sessions of the Issues in Education seminar series. As a co-sponsored activity with school divisions in the New River UniServ area, the four Issues seminars are covered under category 8 (Professional Development Activities) in the Virginia License Renewal Manual. Participants earn three points (one point per contact hour) for attending each Issues seminar. The minimum number of points per program in category 8 is five, so participants must attend at least two sessions to be eligible for points.