Participants will learn about the unique complexities of working with students with special needs and explore a variety of instructional strategies. To be accepted into this academy, you MUST also register for graduate credit. This is a requirement.
Registration Fee: The Virginia Department of Education will assume the cost of registration, meals, DOUBLE lodging, and tuition for three semester hours of graduate credit.
This two day academy is designed for mathematics and special educator school teams working together to enhance student outcomes, especially for students with disabilities, by focusing on improving content understanding, pedagogical strategies, collaboration strategies, and networking within the co-taught classroom.
ASSET-TILT (Augmenting Science and Special Educator Team- Teaching Inquiry Learning Together) is a VA Department of Education-sponsored two-day academy for high school science teacher and co-teacher pairs. Participants in this academy will receive free registration and a $200.00 stipend.
The Best Practice for Inclusive Education Academy is designed to provide teams from selected Virginia Schools with strategies, tools, active discussion and resources need to create and implement a successful plan of action for including students with moderate to severe disabilities in the general education classroom and increase their access to the general curriculum. Registration for this academy is by invitation only.
The K-5 STEM hands-on interactive Academy will center on concepts regarding Children’s Engineering/Elementary STEM.
The K-5 Academy will focus on the content areas of Math and Reading in a “make & take” format.
The 6-12 English Academy will explore innovative language, literacy, and literature pedagogies for middle and secondary English classrooms.
Participants of the 2017 6-12 Mathematics Academy will work to develop a deeper knowledge of the mathematics at the center of the middle or high school curriculum.
Closed academy- Applicants have already been notified of their acceptance to the PPDI.
Introduction to Project-Based Learning: The What, Why and How! Open to grades K-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).
This academy is provided by funding from USDOE, OSEP, State Personnel Development Grant #H323A120026, to the VDOE to support educators implementing the Virginia Tiered System of Supports (VTSS).