2018 Academies

Grade Band(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

The Adolescent Literacy Academy will explore the ways that reading, writing, listening, and speaking can be improved in various educational setting and across disciplines, particularly for students in grades 3-12.

Registration Availability: Closed
Grade Band(s): 6-8, 9-12

From Media to Movement: Incorporating Multimodality in the ELA Classroom. This 6-12 English academy explores the ways in which multimodality in the secondary ELA classroom can support and differentiate student learning of course objectives and Virginia Standards of Learning.

Registration Availability: Closed
Grade Band(s): 6-8, 9-12

The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM™) Academy provides professional learning in the evidence-based practices, Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines, developed by the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KUCRL). These instructional practices address skills for adolescents to have to be successful in accessing all content areas.

Registration Availability: Closed
Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

The Art & Media Literacy: Growing Inclusivity, will combine experiential, hands-on practice in art and design, and the study of these traditions past and present, with a critical examination of new strategies for growing inclusivity in participants’ home institutions.

Registration Availability: Closed
Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-12 Administrators

Participants in the K-12 Computer Science Academy will be introduced to major concepts from the VA Computer Science SOLs through an interactive/hands-on curriculum. Closely aligned to the goals of AP Computer Science Principles and Exploring Computer Science, this survey class will cover a broad range of topics including computer languages, the internet, security and privacy, hardware development, and data/information.

Registration Availability: Closed
Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-12 Administrators

The K-12 Dual Language Academy aims to support new and existing Dual Language programs by combining theory and practical information. The weeklong academy includes multiple expert presenters and time for deep discussions. The Academy is ideal for Dual Language teachers, their partner English teachers, reading specialists, administrators, and support staff.

Registration Availability: Closed
Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-12 Administrators

In this academy, participants will explore the delivery model of Project-Based Learning and why it is getting so much attention! Participants will learn PBL by engaging in the creative process of developing their own project step by step with collaborative support from the instructors and their peers.

Registration Availability: Closed
Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5

The K-5 Academy will focus on the content areas of math and reading and the 21st century skills students need to be successful. The goal of this academy will be to offer participants meaningful and engaging sessions with an emphasis on the 4Cs: collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.

Registration Availability: Closed
Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5

Play is a joyful, innate, socially engaging, activity that promotes reasoning, learning, and empathy. Play promotes creativity and offers students the opportunity to take risks in a safe environment. In this academy, participants will learn to harness the benefits of play to address Virginia Standards of Learning across the curriculum in the elementary classroom.

Registration Availability: Closed
Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5

The
K-5 STEM hands-on interactive Academy will center on concepts regarding Children’s Engineering/Elementary
STEM. Participants will learn to use design, engineering and technology instructional resources to enhance children’s attainment of the Virginia Standards of Learning in science, mathematics, social studies/history and language arts. Participants will engage in hands-on, critical and creative thinking and problem-solving experiences. They will develop projects for use in their own classrooms and explore Project Based Assessments.

Registration Availability: Closed
Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-12 Administrators

This Master Class is designed to accomplish two major goals for teachers, artists and designers who will participate: increased knowledge of dye processes and floor loom weaving. This course will be delivered in a workshop format.

Registration Availability: Closed
Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-12 Administrators

This Master Class in photography will cover the basics of creating successful portraits using both studio and natural lighting, with an emphasis on understanding dSLR camera controls such as ISO, shutter speed, aperture and white balance and basic photo editing.

Registration Availability: Closed