Some compelling observations about high school students and SOL retests from Regina Meredith and the counseling team at Salem High School.
Among the most important events in a child’s life are the first day of kindergarten and high school graduation. For some of our students who are working to earn a standard diploma, attending high school graduation might never happen. Not because they haven’t met course requirements, not because they aren’t ready for the world, but because they have failed to pass a required multiple choice SOL test.
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Each year, VASCD sponsors several one-day Professional Development Institutes and two conferences, which provide outstanding professional learning opportunities for Virginia educators. Through our influence work, we promote education policy that is driven by what we know about teaching and learning. Our publications not only keep members informed, but also provide access to scholarly work being done by Virginia educators.
Building Mathematical Thinking Kindergarten Through Algebra: Strategies for Teachers
Oct 2 and 23 in Campbell County or Oct 4 and 27 in Abingdon
This institute is designed to help elementary and middle school teachers plan and teach with rich mathematical tasks. These tasks help students learn to use mathematical process skills while providing a structure for mathematical discussion and higher- level thinking.
Effective Strategies to Improve Children’s Abilities to Control their Behaviors and Emotions
Oct 9 and Nov 6, Willliamsburg
This session, especially designed for PreK and Kindergarten teachers, teaches evidence-based strategies to reduce children’s display of disruptive behaviors by facilitating their self-regulation skills
Building and Using High Quality Classroom Performance Assessment
November 5, William and Mary
Chris Gareis, Associate Professor at the College of William and Mary will open the session with key concepts on performance assessment design. Practitioners who use performance assessments with their students will lead breakout sessions, sharing their examples and experiences. This session is designed primarily for grades 3-8 teachers of science and social studies.