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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 Virginia Department of Education will assume the cost of registration, On-Campus DOUBLE lodging (if you select single occupancy housing you will have to pay the difference of $42), and meals for all Virginia public school participants accepted into the program. Upon successful completion of this academy, teachers will receive a $300.00 stipend (Adminstrators are not eligible for the stipend).
The 2017 Content Teaching Academy sessions begin at 8:30 am Tuesday, June 27 and conclude at 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 29. The daily schedule is set up much like a high school 4x4 block schedule, with two 1.5 hour sessions in the morning and two 1.5 hour sessions in the afternoon. Breaks with snacks and beverages are provided between sessions in both the mornings and afternoons.
This training is designed for school based teams comprised only of persons who are currently employed by local public schools and authorized by the superintendent to represent the school division. Therefore, registration for the training is limited to current public school employees only. No onsite registration will be accommodated. All registrants will be required to present a school-issued identification card at the check in desk upon arrival. Individuals registered will not be permitted to send a substitute if they are unable to attend. No audio or video taping of the training sessions will be allowed. The Virginia Department of Education reserves the right to cancel the registration of any person who does not meet the registration criteria.
Dr. Jenny Sue Flannagan is an associate professor and the director of the Martinson Center for Mathematics and Science at Regent University. Prior to coming on full-time at Regent, Jenny Sue was the Elementary Science Coordinator for Virginia Beach City Public Schools where she developed curriculum and professional development programs for K-5 teachers. She also served as the middle school science coordinator for the division and taught science in grades 6-12 in Virginia Beach City Public Schools.