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Welcome to Virginia Beach City Public Schools!  We are glad you chose to teach at the beach!
We look forward to seeing you on Monday, August 19th at 11:30 at Green Run High School. This site is being used to communicate your schedule for orientation. Your sessions are selected based on your teaching assignment and previous experience.

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Monday, August 19
 

8:00am

Welcome Home
Please report to your home school.  During this session you will be welcomed to your home school.  You should be issued a laptop, which you will need to bring to Green Run HS during your sessions.

Monday August 19, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Home School

11:30am

Registration and Networking Lunch

Monday August 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:40pm
Green Run HS: Cafeteria 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning - Elementary
Limited Capacity filling up

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 200

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning - Elementary
Limited Capacity full

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Dorn Wilkins-McCorey

Dorn Wilkins-McCorey

Coordinator of Gifted, Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 201

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning - Elementary
Limited Capacity filling up

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Drosinos

Karen Drosinos

Instructional Specialist, DTAL
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 202

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning - Elementary
Limited Capacity full

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Cirilli

Katie Cirilli

Coord K-12 Programs & Grants, Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 203

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning - Elementary
Limited Capacity full

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
RF

Ryan Foster

Elementary Science Coordinator, Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 204

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning - Elementary
Limited Capacity filling up

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Hester

Amber Hester

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
Hello teachers!I'm delighted to be presenting at TOCI and welcome you to Virginia Beach City Public Schools. I come to you with twenty years’ experience teaching art on the elementary and middle school levels. I'm currently enjoying my new position as Instructional Specialist which... Read More →


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 205

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning - Elementary
Limited Capacity full

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
JR

Janelle Roth

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 206

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning - Elementary
Limited Capacity filling up

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 207

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning - Elementary
Limited Capacity filling up

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 208

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning - Elementary
Limited Capacity full

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Hinsch

Charlie Hinsch

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
I'm an Instructional Technology Coordinator with a passion for infusing technology in education & looking to change the way digital natives learn. Lets connect!


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 209

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning-Secondary
Limited Capacity full

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Coker

Thomas Coker

Secondary Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 211

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning-Secondary
Limited Capacity full

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Teri Tucker

Teri Tucker

Secondary Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 210

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning-Secondary
Limited Capacity full

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Dougherty

Theresa Dougherty

Coordinator, Business & Information Technology, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 213

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning-Secondary
Limited Capacity filling up

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Boubouheropoulos

Angela Boubouheropoulos

Instr Specialist, Department of Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 216

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning-Secondary
Limited Capacity filling up

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
KG

Keith Goodman

Secondary Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 217

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning-Secondary
Limited Capacity filling up

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Troch

Kris Troch

Other, Teaching and Learning
Secondary Social Studies Coordinator
CV

Cameron Vadersen

Other, Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 212

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning-Secondary
Limited Capacity filling up

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Adams

Kim Adams

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Department of Technology, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Bridget Mariano

Bridget Mariano

STEM and Innovation Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
I taught chemistry and AP chemistry at Ocean Lakes High School for 11 years before transitioning to the field of Instructional Technology and ultimately STEM and Innovation Instructional design. I work with students, staff, teacher leaders, administrators, and the community to improve... Read More →


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 218

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning-Secondary
Limited Capacity full

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Arble

Kelly Arble

K-12 World Language Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Zach Neumann

Zach Neumann

World Languages Instructional Specialist, VBCPS


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 219

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning-Secondary
Limited Capacity filling up

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Buhner

Chris Buhner

Fine Arts Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 220

12:45pm

Introduction to Transformational Learning-Secondary
Limited Capacity filling up

This session explores the dispositions of Transformational Learning and the Teaching and Learning Framework, which have led to school environments in which personalized learning is supported through purposeful use of technology. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to leverage the Transformational Learning Readiness Guide and Teaching and Learning Framework when developing professional growth goals and seeking out supports for areas of professional growth.

Speakers
avatar for Britani Kerns

Britani Kerns

Secondary English Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 214

1:45pm

VBCPS Welcome
In this session, participants will be formally welcomed to VBCPS and will hear a special message from our superintendent.

Monday August 19, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Green Run HS: Auditorium 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

3:30pm

Optional Learning Sessions- Information
Topics will vary. These sessions are optional to attend.  No registration is necessary.   

Speakers

Monday August 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Various Locations 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

3:30pm

Brief intro to OER and #GoOpenVBCPS
"Education is sharing knowledge and passion" -David Wiley
The Department of Teaching and Learning invites teachers to learn how to use technology to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute openly-licensed educational resources in order to transform our written, taught, and tested curriculum and #GoOpenVBCPS! 

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Mariano

Bridget Mariano

STEM and Innovation Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
I taught chemistry and AP chemistry at Ocean Lakes High School for 11 years before transitioning to the field of Instructional Technology and ultimately STEM and Innovation Instructional design. I work with students, staff, teacher leaders, administrators, and the community to improve... Read More →


Monday August 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 203

3:30pm

Creating a Performance-Based Culture
This session aims to further develop the understandings, value, and reasoning behind performance-based learning, as well as the strategies and supports that can be incorporated at various levels (individual teachers, grade levels or building-wide) for developing a performance-based culture. These actions work to serve the development of 'Problem Solvers and Value Creators' at the elementary level in order to provide a strong foundation for future academic work.

Speakers
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 204

3:30pm

Digital Cafe - Access Benefits and Wellness Programs on the Go
Learn all the easy ways to keep track of your benefits right from your smartphone.

Speakers
KK

Kelly Knight

Benefits Program Specialist (Wellness), Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Hello,I am always happy to discuss and help connect my coworkers with health and wellness resources. I look forward to speaking with you.


Monday August 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Library

3:30pm

Independent Reading: Offering Choice and Voice in the English Classroom
How can we get students to read more? This session will focus on ways to increase independent reading by giving students choice and how teachers can use that independent reading to reinforce and demonstrate understanding of skills.

Speakers
CV

Cameron Vadersen

Other, Teaching and Learning



Monday August 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 205

3:30pm

Open Q&A (Everything They Didn’t Teach in Your Prep Program)
This session will allow you an opportunity to ask all of those questions you didn’t think to ask or were too afraid to ask during your teacher preparation program.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Neumann

Zach Neumann

World Languages Instructional Specialist, VBCPS


Monday August 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 202

3:30pm

Professional Learning Badging Opportunities
Are you curious about specializations? Come learn about this professional learning opportunity that fosters teacher agency and choice. By the end of the session, you will know what specializations are and what you need to do to get started earning specializations.

Speakers
avatar for Chelyse Miller

Chelyse Miller

Other, Professional Growth and Innovation
Chelyse Miller is a Professional Learning Specialist who specializes in online learning and technology. In 2013, she earned the distinction of “William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year in the Commonwealth of Virginia.” She has been published in educational journals... Read More →
avatar for Katie Cirilli

Katie Cirilli

Coord K-12 Programs & Grants, Teaching and Learning


Monday August 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 201

3:30pm

The Power of Closing Circles
How can you wrap up the day and send your students off with a sense of accomplishment and belonging? Discover the power of the Closing Circle.  Learners will participate in closing circle activities and leave with practical tips to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Sansone

Allison Sansone

Professional Learning Specialist, Department of Professional Growth and Innovation


Monday August 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 209

3:30pm

Utilizing the VBCPS SEL Stockpile
The Social-Emotional Learning strategies stockpile provides practical and often familiar ways to introduce and deepen the use of SEL strategies in schools, classrooms and school communities. The stockpile introduces a variety of examples that, when used authentically and intentionally, can help educators create safe, equity-centered, productive learning and working spaces for all students and adults.

Speakers
avatar for Angelyn Nichols

Angelyn Nichols

Other, Professional Growth and Innovation
I am a Professional Learning Specialist in Virginia Beach and an instructional coach at The Center for Educational Partnerships at Old Dominion University. I am passionate about student advocacy, social-emotional learning, strength-based teaching, equitable practices, and growing... Read More →


Monday August 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 210

3:30pm

VB NBCT (National Board Certified Teacher) Support Program and Overview
This session will share eligibility requirements and division support available to those interested in pursuing National Board Certification.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Parsons

Angela Parsons

Other, Professional Growth and Innovation


Monday August 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 200
 
Tuesday, August 20
 

7:30am

Check in
Tuesday August 20, 2019 7:30am - 7:50am
Green Run HS 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

8:00am

Check in
Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:20am
Green Run HS 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

8:00am

Fifth Grade Curriculum Overview for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review comprehensive literacy, mathematics, and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfulls the essential learning requirement for Elementary Curriculum Essentials.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
KD

Katie Dooley

5th Grade Tchr
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
MI

Madeline Isacoff

Title II Resource
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Green Run HS: Room 200

8:00am

Fifth Grade Curriculum Overview for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review comprehensive literacy, mathematics, and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfulls the essential learning requirement for Elementary Curriculum Essentials.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
KD

Katie Dooley

5th Grade Tchr
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
MI

Madeline Isacoff

Title II Resource
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Green Run HS: Room 201

8:00am

First Grade Curriculum Overview for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review comprehensive literacy, mathematics, and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfulls the essential learning requirement for Elementary Curriculum Essentials.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AF

Anne Flavin

1st Grade Teacher, Landstown Elementary
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
MR

Mercedes Rivera

Title I Resource, Pembroke Meadows Elementary
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Green Run HS: Room 211

8:00am

First Grade Curriculum Overview for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review comprehensive literacy, mathematics, and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfulls the essential learning requirement for Elementary Curriculum Essentials.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AF

Anne Flavin

1st Grade Teacher, Landstown Elementary
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
MR

Mercedes Rivera

Title I Resource, Pembroke Meadows Elementary
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Green Run HS: Room 212

8:00am

Fourth Grade Curriculum Overview for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review comprehensive literacy, mathematics, and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfulls the essential learning requirement for Elementary Curriculum Essentials.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JB

Jeri Blythe

4th Grade Tchr
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
CS

Charlotte Schulte

4th Grade Tchr, Linhorn Park ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Green Run HS: Room 207

8:00am

Fourth Grade Curriculum Overview for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review comprehensive literacy, mathematics, and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfulls the essential learning requirement for Elementary Curriculum Essentials.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JB

Jeri Blythe

4th Grade Tchr
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
CS

Charlotte Schulte

4th Grade Tchr, Linhorn Park ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Green Run HS: Room 208

8:00am

Kindergarten Curriculum Overview for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review comprehensive literacy, mathematics, and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfulls the essential learning requirement for Elementary Curriculum Essentials.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
JC

Julie Cashman

1st Grade Tchr
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
KS

Kristin Sheely

Shelton Park Elementary
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Green Run HS: Room 204

8:00am

Kindergarten Curriculum Overview for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review comprehensive literacy, mathematics, and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfulls the essential learning requirement for Elementary Curriculum Essentials.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
JC

Julie Cashman

1st Grade Tchr
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
KS

Kristin Sheely

Shelton Park Elementary
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Green Run HS: Room 205

8:00am

Second Grade Curriculum Overview for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review comprehensive literacy, mathematics, and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfulls the essential learning requirement for Elementary Curriculum Essentials.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Armstrong

Amber Armstrong

Teacher, Kempsville Elementary
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Adrienne Jimerson

Adrienne Jimerson

2nd Grade Teacher, Kempsville Elementary School
Schoology Champion. Seesaw Ambassador. Flipgrid Certified Educator. Screencastify Master. EpicBooks! Certified Educator. Personalized / Blended / Flipped Learning Advocate. VBDLSS presenter ('17, '18, '19). Elementary Educator with VBCPS since 2005.
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Green Run HS: Room 203

8:00am

Second Grade Curriculum Overview for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review comprehensive literacy, mathematics, and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfulls the essential learning requirement for Elementary Curriculum Essentials.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Armstrong

Amber Armstrong

Teacher, Kempsville Elementary
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Adrienne Jimerson

Adrienne Jimerson

2nd Grade Teacher, Kempsville Elementary School
Schoology Champion. Seesaw Ambassador. Flipgrid Certified Educator. Screencastify Master. EpicBooks! Certified Educator. Personalized / Blended / Flipped Learning Advocate. VBDLSS presenter ('17, '18, '19). Elementary Educator with VBCPS since 2005.
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Green Run HS: Room 202

8:00am

Third Grade Curriculum Overview for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review comprehensive literacy, mathematics, and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfulls the essential learning requirement for Elementary Curriculum Essentials.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Tatjana Roth

Tatjana Roth

Title I Resource, Lynnhaven ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AW

Amie Wetmore

Instructional Coach, Corporate Landing ES


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Green Run HS: Room 209

8:00am

Third Grade Curriculum Overview for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review comprehensive literacy, mathematics, and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfulls the essential learning requirement for Elementary Curriculum Essentials.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Tatjana Roth

Tatjana Roth

Title I Resource, Lynnhaven ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AW

Amie Wetmore

Instructional Coach, Corporate Landing ES


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Green Run HS: Room 210

8:00am

Early Childhood Special Education Program Overview
This session will provide an overview of the Early Childhood Special Education Program.

Speakers
TS

Tammy Spears

Early Child Spec Ed Tchr


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 213

8:00am

Adapted Academic Foundations (AAF)/Functional Academic Foundations (FAF)Programming and Curriculum Overview
This session will provide an overview of program resources for the AAF and FAF classrooms.

Speakers
KK

Kathryn Kubichan

Instr Specialist
MP

Megan Poole

Cross Categ - ED/LD Tchr


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 214

8:00am

Hearing Impaired Program Overview
This session will provide detailed information regarding the roles and responsibilities of VBCPS Hearing Impaired Program.

Speakers
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist
JN

Jessica Nicolas

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 234

8:00am

Speech and Language Pathologist Program Overview
This session will provide detailed information regarding the roles and responsibilities of VBCPS SLPs.

Speakers
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist
JN

Jessica Nicolas

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 233

8:00am

Library Media Specialists Program Overview
In this session, learners will engage with material from the library handbook to learn about the district's library program.

Speakers
EB

Erin Berens

Library Media Specialist
avatar for Rebekah Circelli

Rebekah Circelli

Library Media Specialist, VBCPS
avatar for Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Coordinator K12 Library Services, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 10:15am
Green Run HS: Room 108

8:15am

Check in
Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:15am - 8:35am
Green Run HS 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

8:30am

Pre-Kindergarten Program Overview
Participants will learn all components of Pre-K instructional design, delivery, and social-emotional competencies.

Speakers
avatar for Cooper

Cooper

Title I Coordinator, VBCPS
avatar for Karen Drosinos

Karen Drosinos

Instructional Specialist, DTAL


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Green Run HS: Room 206

8:30am

English Curriculum Part 1 for High School Beginning Teachers
English teachers will be introduced to the VBCPS curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Britani Kerns

Britani Kerns

Secondary English Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Teri Tucker

Teri Tucker

Secondary Teaching and Learning
CV

Cameron Vadersen

Other, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 113

8:30am

English Curriculum Part 1 for Middle School Beginning Teachers
English teachers will be introduced to the VBCPS curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Britani Kerns

Britani Kerns

Secondary English Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Teri Tucker

Teri Tucker

Secondary Teaching and Learning
CV

Cameron Vadersen

Other, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 114

8:30am

Math Curriculum Part 1 for High School Beginning Teachers
In this session, participants will explore and discuss their beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics. In examining these beliefs, participants can begin to plan for how mathematics instruction will look and feel in their individual classroom, how they will assess student content knowledge, and how they will collaborate with their peers. Participants will identify best practices in teaching mathematics by viewing a classroom where these best practices are implemented. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore district level curriculum resources and how they can support mathematics instruction. Finally, participants will understand the importance of aligning the written curriculum to what is taught and tested in the classroom. This will include a discussion on student data and how it can be used for student agency and goal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Coker

Thomas Coker

Secondary Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Dena McElligott

Dena McElligott

Coordinator Secondary Mathematics, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 116

8:30am

Math Curriculum Part 1 for Middle School Beginning Teachers
In this session, participants will explore and discuss their beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics. In examining these beliefs, participants can begin to plan for how mathematics instruction will look and feel in their individual classroom, how they will assess student content knowledge, and how they can collaborate with their peers. Participants will identify best practices in teaching mathematics by viewing a classroom where these best practices are implemented. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore district level curriculum resources and how they can support mathematics instruction. Finally, participants will understand the importance of aligning the written curriculum to what is taught and tested in the classroom. This will include a discussion on student data and how it can be used for student agency and goal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Coker

Thomas Coker

Secondary Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Dena McElligott

Dena McElligott

Coordinator Secondary Mathematics, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 115

8:30am

Reading Curriculum Part 1 for High School Beginning Teachers
Secondary Reading teachers will be introduced to the process for identifying participants in the course, understanding Lexile, and classroom structures.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Robinson

Monica Robinson

Coord Acad Supp Programs K-12, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 111

8:30am

Reading Curriculum Part 1 for Middle School Beginning Teachers
Secondary Reading teachers will be introduced to the process for identifying participants in the course, understanding Lexile, and classroom structures.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Robinson

Monica Robinson

Coord Acad Supp Programs K-12, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 110

8:30am

Science Curriculum Part 1 for High School Beginning Teachers
Teachers will explore the VBCPS Secondary Science curriculum by navigating the science curriculum groups in Schoology. Teachers will become familiar with the components and expectations of effective science instruction and learning plans as they relate to the Teaching and Learning Framework and Transformational Learning. Teachers will utilize the Understanding by Design curriculum units to plan instruction for the first days of school. This session fulfills the Essential session HS/MS Science and Curriculum Updates.

Speakers
KG

Keith Goodman

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amanda Malbon

Amanda Malbon

Secondary Science Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 117

8:30am

Science Curriculum Part 1 for Middle School Beginning Teachers
Teachers will explore the VBCPS Secondary Science curriculum, by navigating the science curriculum groups in Schoology. Teachers will become familiar with the components and expectations of effective science instruction and learning plans as they relate to the Teaching and Learning Framework and Transformational Learning. Teachers will utilize the Understanding by Design curriculum units to plan instruction for the first days of school. This session fulfills the Essential session HS/MS Science and Curriculum Updates.

Speakers
KG

Keith Goodman

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amanda Malbon

Amanda Malbon

Secondary Science Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 118

8:30am

Social Studies Curriculum Part 1 for High School Beginning Teachers
HS Beginning Social Studies teachers will learn VBCPS expectations in delivering curriculum, how to find learning objects in Schoology, and how to integrate skills and content. Opportunities to investigate pacing and pre-planning will occur before meeting with PLC members.

Speakers
MD

Mark Diacopoulos

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Kris Troch

Kris Troch

Other, Teaching and Learning
Secondary Social Studies Coordinator


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 130

8:30am

Social Studies Curriculum Part 1 for Middle School Beginning Teachers
MS Beginning Social Studies teachers will learn VBCPS expectations in delivering curriculum, how to find learning objects in Schoology, and how to integrate skills and content. Opportunities to investigate pacing and pre-planning will occur before meeting with PLC members.

Speakers
MD

Mark Diacopoulos

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Kris Troch

Kris Troch

Other, Teaching and Learning
Secondary Social Studies Coordinator


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 129

8:30am

Technical and Career Education Curriculum Part 1
In this session, teachers will be introduced to their curriculum, content, or program.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Dougherty

Theresa Dougherty

Coordinator, Business & Information Technology, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Dr. Sara Lockett

Dr. Sara Lockett

Director, Office of Technical and Career Education
avatar for Dr. Brandon Martin

Dr. Brandon Martin

Coordinator, Office of Technical & Career Education
avatar for Gina Sidhu

Gina Sidhu

Department of Teaching & Learning, Administration & Marketing Coordinator


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 112

8:30am

World Languages Curriculum Part I
In this session, teachers will be introduced to the VBCPS world languages philosophy and how it is embedded in the curriculum. Teachers will learn where to locate resources that support the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Neumann

Zach Neumann

World Languages Instructional Specialist, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 109

8:30am

Comprehensive School Counseling Programs in VBCPS Part 1
This session will help ensure school counselors have a strong foundation for developing and assisting the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program in VBCPS. By the end of the session, school counselors will be able to articulate their roles and responsibilities, understand the essential components of a comprehensive school counseling program, communicate the tiered delivery system for school counselors, and identify where to access resources for a variety of areas related to stakeholder needs.

Speakers
RJ

Robert Jamison

Other, Teaching and Learning
Mr. Robert B. Jamison is the coordinator of School Counseling Services for Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). Mr. Jamison earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Virginia in 2004. In August 2008 he was hired as a professional school counselor in VBCPS... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:15am
Green Run HS: Room 125

8:45am

Learning Environment & First Weeks of School for Experienced Secondary SPED
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an overview of division expectations and best practices to help Special Education teachers during the first weeks of school. Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
BT

Bianca Thomas

Other, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Janet Sullivan

Janet Sullivan

Instructional Specialist, OPEC
I have 25 years of teaching experience in special education across all grade levels. I was a Program Compliance Support Teacher for two years at Great Neck Middle and am now an Instructional Specialist through the Office of Programs for Exceptional Children.


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Green Run HS: Room 128

8:45am

Learning Environment for Experienced Teachers
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers

Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Green Run HS: Room 104

8:45am

Learning Environment for Experienced Teachers
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Trace

Kathleen Trace

Teacher/Department Chair, VBCPS
I am a National Board Certified Teacher who passionate about helping new teachers survive and thrive in their first year. My blog has tons of free advice: www.wannabeteacher.com.


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Green Run HS: Room 107

8:45am

Learning Environment for Experienced Teachers
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
TB

Torri Butler

Literacy Teacher, Plaza MS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Green Run HS: Room 106

8:45am

Learning Environment for Experienced Teachers
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
KK

Kim Kelleher

Teacher, Corporate Landing MS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Green Run HS: Room 105

8:45am

Learning Environment for Experienced Teachers
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers

Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Green Run HS: Room 103

8:45am

Learning Environment for Experienced Teachers
Limited Capacity full

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
JB

Joshua Brown

Gifted Resource Teacher
An English teacher at Virginia Beach Middle School for the past ten years, Joshua Brown is a Virginia Beach native and VBCPS graduate, an avid gardener (flowers, not vegetables!), and loves his Chocolate Borador, Magellan. Josh has served in many extracurricular roles at VBMS including... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Green Run HS: Room 102

9:00am

Elementary English as a Second Language Overview Part 1
In this session, participants will be introduced to the VBCPS English as a Second Language program.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole DeVries

Nicole DeVries

Director, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Green Run HS: Room 120

9:00am

Fifth Grade Digging into Mathematics for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the mathematics curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
KD

Katie Dooley

5th Grade Tchr
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
MI

Madeline Isacoff

Title II Resource
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Green Run HS: Room 200

9:00am

Fifth Grade Digging into Mathematics for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the mathematics content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
KD

Katie Dooley

5th Grade Tchr
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
MI

Madeline Isacoff

Title II Resource
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Green Run HS: Room 201

9:00am

First Grade Digging into Cross-Curricular Science and Social Studies for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AF

Anne Flavin

1st Grade Teacher, Landstown Elementary
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
MR

Mercedes Rivera

Title I Resource, Pembroke Meadows Elementary
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Green Run HS: Room 211

9:00am

First Grade Digging into Cross-Curricular Science and Social Studies for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AF

Anne Flavin

1st Grade Teacher, Landstown Elementary
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
MR

Mercedes Rivera

Title I Resource, Pembroke Meadows Elementary
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Green Run HS: Room 212

9:00am

Fourth Grade Digging into Cross-Curricular Science and Social Studies for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JB

Jeri Blythe

4th Grade Tchr
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
CS

Charlotte Schulte

4th Grade Tchr, Linhorn Park ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Green Run HS: Room 207

9:00am

Fourth Grade Digging into Cross-Curricular Science and Social Studies for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JB

Jeri Blythe

4th Grade Tchr
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
CS

Charlotte Schulte

4th Grade Tchr, Linhorn Park ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Green Run HS: Room 208

9:00am

Reading Specialist Overview
Participants in the session will be introduced to the Reading Specialist program.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Green Run HS: Room 121

9:00am

Second Grade Digging into Mathematics for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the mathematics curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Armstrong

Amber Armstrong

Teacher, Kempsville Elementary
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Adrienne Jimerson

Adrienne Jimerson

2nd Grade Teacher, Kempsville Elementary School
Schoology Champion. Seesaw Ambassador. Flipgrid Certified Educator. Screencastify Master. EpicBooks! Certified Educator. Personalized / Blended / Flipped Learning Advocate. VBDLSS presenter ('17, '18, '19). Elementary Educator with VBCPS since 2005.
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Green Run HS: Room 203

9:00am

Second Grade Digging into Mathematics for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the mathematics curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Armstrong

Amber Armstrong

Teacher, Kempsville Elementary
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Adrienne Jimerson

Adrienne Jimerson

2nd Grade Teacher, Kempsville Elementary School
Schoology Champion. Seesaw Ambassador. Flipgrid Certified Educator. Screencastify Master. EpicBooks! Certified Educator. Personalized / Blended / Flipped Learning Advocate. VBDLSS presenter ('17, '18, '19). Elementary Educator with VBCPS since 2005.
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Green Run HS: Room 202

9:00am

Kindergarten Comprehensive Literacy and Content Integration for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
BB

Bridget Buchinger

Reading Specialist, Malibu ES
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 204

9:00am

Kindergarten Comprehensive Literacy and Content Integration for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy and content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
BB

Bridget Buchinger

Reading Specialist, Malibu ES
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 205

9:00am

Third Grade Comprehensive Literacy for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AW

Ashlee Williams

Instructional Specialist


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 209

9:00am

Third Grade Comprehensive Literacy for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AW

Ashlee Williams

Instructional Specialist


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 210

9:15am

Early Childhood Special Education Program Overview
This session will provide an overview of the program resources for ECSE.

Speakers
TS

Tammy Spears

Early Child Spec Ed Tchr


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
Green Run HS: Room 213

9:15am

Adapted Academic Foundations (AAF)/Functional Academic Foundations (FAF)Programming and Curriculum Overview
This session will provide an overview of program resources for the AAF and FAF classrooms.

Speakers
KK

Kathryn Kubichan

Instr Specialist
MP

Megan Poole

Cross Categ - ED/LD Tchr


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
Green Run HS: Room 214

9:15am

Hearing Impaired Program Overview
This session will provide detailed information regarding the roles and responsibilities of VBCPS teachers who work with Hearing Impaired students.

Speakers
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist
JN

Jessica Nicolas

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
Green Run HS: Room 234

9:15am

Speech and Language Pathologist Program Overview
This session will provide detailed information regarding the roles and responsibilities of VBCPS SLPs.

Speakers
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist
JN

Jessica Nicolas

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
Green Run HS: Room 233

9:45am

Digging into the Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum
Participants will learn all components of Pre-K instructional design, delivery, and social-emotional competencies.

Speakers
avatar for Cooper

Cooper

Title I Coordinator, VBCPS
avatar for Karen Drosinos

Karen Drosinos

Instructional Specialist, DTAL


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 206

10:15am

English Curriculum Part 2 for High School Beginning Teachers
English teachers will be introduced to the VBCPS curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Britani Kerns

Britani Kerns

Secondary English Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Teri Tucker

Teri Tucker

Secondary Teaching and Learning
CV

Cameron Vadersen

Other, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 113

10:15am

English Curriculum Part 2 for Middle School Beginning Teachers
English teachers will be introduced to the VBCPS curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Britani Kerns

Britani Kerns

Secondary English Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Teri Tucker

Teri Tucker

Secondary Teaching and Learning
CV

Cameron Vadersen

Other, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 114

10:15am

Math Curriculum Part 2 for High School Beginning Teachers
In this session, participants will explore and discuss their beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics. In examining these beliefs, participants can begin to plan for how mathematics instruction will look and feel in their individual classroom, how they will assess student content knowledge, and how to collaborate with their peers. Participants will identify best practices in teaching mathematics by viewing a classroom where these best practices are implemented. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore district level curriculum resources and how they can support mathematics instruction. Finally, participants will understand the importance of aligning the written curriculum to what is taught and tested in the classroom. This will include a discussion on student data and how it can be used for student agency and goal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Coker

Thomas Coker

Secondary Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Dena McElligott

Dena McElligott

Coordinator Secondary Mathematics, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 116

10:15am

Math Curriculum Part 2 for Middle School Beginning Teachers
In this session, participants will explore and discuss their beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics. In examining these beliefs, participants can begin to plan for how mathematics instruction will look and feel in their individual classroom, how they will assess student content knowledge, and how to collaborate with their peers. Participants will identify best practices in teaching mathematics by viewing a classroom where these best practices are implemented. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore district level curriculum resources and how they can support mathematics instruction. Finally, participants will understand the importance of aligning the written curriculum to what is taught and tested in the classroom. This will include a discussion on student data and how it can be used for student agency and goal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Coker

Thomas Coker

Secondary Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Dena McElligott

Dena McElligott

Coordinator Secondary Mathematics, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 115

10:15am

Reading Curriculum Part 2 for High School Beginning Teachers
Secondary Reading teachers will be introduced to the process for identifying participants in the course, understanding Lexile, and classroom structures.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Robinson

Monica Robinson

Coord Acad Supp Programs K-12, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 111

10:15am

Reading Curriculum Part 2 for Middle School Beginning Teachers
Secondary Reading teachers will be introduced to the process for identifying participants in the course, understanding Lexile, and classroom structures.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Robinson

Monica Robinson

Coord Acad Supp Programs K-12, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 110

10:15am

Science Curriculum Part 2 for High School Beginning Teachers
Teachers will explore the VBCPS Secondary Science curriculum by navigating the science curriculum groups in Schoology. Teachers will become familiar with the components and expectations of effective science instruction and learning plans as they relate to the Teaching and Learning Framework and Transformational Learning. Teachers will utilize the Understanding by Design curriculum units to plan instruction for the first days of school. This session fulfills the Essential session HS/MS Science and Curriculum Updates.

Speakers
KG

Keith Goodman

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amanda Malbon

Amanda Malbon

Secondary Science Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 117

10:15am

Science Curriculum Part 2 for Middle School Beginning Teachers
Teachers will explore the VBCPS Secondary Science curriculum by navigating the science curriculum groups in Schoology. Teachers will become familiar with the components and expectations of effective science instruction and learning plans as they relate to the Teaching and Learning Framework and Transformational Learning. Teachers will utilize the Understanding by Design curriculum units to plan instruction for the first days of school. This session fulfills the Essential session HS/MS Science and Curriculum Updates.

Speakers
KG

Keith Goodman

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amanda Malbon

Amanda Malbon

Secondary Science Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 118

10:15am

Social Studies Curriculum Part 2 for High School Beginning Teachers
HS and MS Beginning Social Studies teachers will learn VBCPS expectations in delivering curriculum, how to find learning objects in Schoology, and how to integrate skills and content. Opportunities to investigate pacing and pre-planning will occur before meeting with PLC members.

Speakers
MD

Mark Diacopoulos

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Kris Troch

Kris Troch

Other, Teaching and Learning
Secondary Social Studies Coordinator


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 130

10:15am

Social Studies Curriculum Part 2 for Middle School Beginning Teachers
HS and MS Beginning Social Studies teachers will learn VBCPS expectations in delivering curriculum, how to find learning objects in Schoology, and how to integrate skills and content. Opportunities to investigate pacing and pre-planning will occur before meeting with PLC members.

Speakers
MD

Mark Diacopoulos

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Kris Troch

Kris Troch

Other, Teaching and Learning
Secondary Social Studies Coordinator


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 129

10:15am

Technical and Career Education Curriculum Part 2
In this session, teachers will be introduced to their curriculum, content, or program.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Dougherty

Theresa Dougherty

Coordinator, Business & Information Technology, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Dr. Sara Lockett

Dr. Sara Lockett

Director, Office of Technical and Career Education
avatar for Dr. Brandon Martin

Dr. Brandon Martin

Coordinator, Office of Technical & Career Education
avatar for Gina Sidhu

Gina Sidhu

Department of Teaching & Learning, Administration & Marketing Coordinator


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 112

10:15am

World Languages Curriculum Part 2
In this session, teachers will be introduced to the VBCPS world languages philosophy and how it is embedded in the curriculum. Teachers will learn where to locate resources that support the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Neumann

Zach Neumann

World Languages Instructional Specialist, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 109

10:30am

Breaking Out of Traditional Classroom Learning: Using Breakout Boxes to Maximize Student Engagement
In this session, participants will learn how to use a teaching tool which facilities problem solving using collaboration, communication, as well as critical and creative thinking. Breakout Boxes can be compared to escape rooms which have students working on a series of questions that come directly from curriculum. Participants will learn how to construct this teaching strategy and then solve a “breakout” activity in a team.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Missy Sullivan

Dr. Missy Sullivan

Gifted Tchr, First Colonial HS
I am passionate about students as well as teachers. I've had a wide range of teaching experience which includes teaching inner-city students in Pre-K, K, 2nd, and 5th grade. I've also taught in a French immersion school working with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. When I moved to VA Beach... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Run HS: Room 105

10:30am

Growing Resilient Brains
We will explore the three unique phases of brain development and how each influences learning. Understanding simple brain science can help us build resilient and emotionally healthy brains. Resources will be shared that empower educators and students to become consciously aware of the brain in order to make more mindful, resilient choices.

Speakers
avatar for Angelyn Nichols

Angelyn Nichols

Other, Professional Growth and Innovation
I am a Professional Learning Specialist in Virginia Beach and an instructional coach at The Center for Educational Partnerships at Old Dominion University. I am passionate about student advocacy, social-emotional learning, strength-based teaching, equitable practices, and growing... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Run HS: Room 122

10:30am

HSA vs. FSA - Which is right for me? BeWell 101
How to Save with a Health Savings Account?  Learn the difference between the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) VS Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

BEWell (Beach Employee Wellness) - come learn all the tools and activities that are easy & stress-free for you to stay healthy and earn cash rewards! 


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Run HS: Library

10:30am

Infusing Culturally Responsive Curriculum to meet the needs of Culturally Linguistically Economically Diverse Gifted students.
The purpose of this session is to provide teachers with a toolbox of Culturally Responsive Curriculum strategies and resources to reach all students. During the past three years, the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) worked on several strategies to close gaps within the school division. The division created a task force and consulted experts in the field.

Speakers
avatar for Dorn Wilkins-McCorey

Dorn Wilkins-McCorey

Coordinator of Gifted, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Tina Cerja

Tina Cerja

GRT, Lynnhaven MS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Run HS: Room 103

10:30am

Joy in the Classroom
What's Joy got to do with it? 
Take a peek into the Joy series that will support you through the school year. Find out why we need it and simple ways to implement Joy in your classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Dodd

Jeanne Dodd

Centerville Elementary


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Run HS: Room 104

10:30am

Question Formulation Technique
This session will explore and discuss how students might benefit from learning to produce, improve, and prioritize questions. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the QFT and other inquiry supports in more detail, learn more about the science behind curiosity and learning, and develop a plan to improve the culture of curiosity in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Mariano

Bridget Mariano

STEM and Innovation Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
I taught chemistry and AP chemistry at Ocean Lakes High School for 11 years before transitioning to the field of Instructional Technology and ultimately STEM and Innovation Instructional design. I work with students, staff, teacher leaders, administrators, and the community to improve... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Run HS: Room 101

10:30am

The Compelling Why for Social-Emotional Learning
This session is intended to deepen and calibrate participants' understanding of social-emotional learning. Teachers will make explicit connections between current strategies and practices and the social and emotional needs of students and consider ways to strengthen social and emotional learning at their school.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Surratt

Anna Surratt

Coordinator of Professional Learning, Department of Professional Growth and Innovation


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Run HS: Room 107

10:30am

VBCPS Databases & Digital Video Resources
This session explores the various digital resources that the school system provides for both teacher and students.  By the end of the session, participants will know how to use Clever to access the databases, video streaming platforms, eBooks and free public library resources.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Coordinator K12 Library Services, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Run HS: Room 102

10:30am

What to Expect When You're Expecting a 1:1 Digital Classroom
In VBCPS, "going 1:1" is so much more than everyone gets a Chromebook.  There is a shift in teaching from traditional to transformational that goes hand in hand with our full district digital expansion.  In this session, we will explore guiding questions to develop essential norms and routines.  We will examine the VBCPS Digital Toolkit and discover strategies to deal with digital distraction.  Tips and strategies will be shared to support effective digital design that empowers and engages all learners.  

Speakers
avatar for Anne Bianchi

Anne Bianchi

ITS, VBCPS
avatar for Sheila Teri

Sheila Teri

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Run HS: Room 100

10:30am

‘Lei-ing the Foundation’ for Culturally Responsive Practices
Educators have the great opportunity to connect teaching and learning to the “lived culture” and experiences of diverse students. Therefore, as educators in VBCPS, we must continually address practices and resources that lead to a more effective teaching and learning environment.  In this session, participants will:
  • Understand the shared meaning of Culturally Responsive Practices (CRP)
  • Explore cultural identities
  • Learn ways in which curriculum supports CRP
  • Acquire resources in capacity-building around CRP provided by the division

Speakers
avatar for Laquiche Parrott

Laquiche Parrott

Director, Office of Opportunity and Achievement, Department of Teaching and Learning, VBCPS



Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Run HS: Room 123

10:30am

Comprehensive School Counseling Programs in VBCPS Part 2
This session will help ensure school counselors have a strong foundation for developing and assisting the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program in VBCPS. By the end of the session, school counselors will be able to articulate their roles and responsibilities, understand the essential components of a comprehensive school counseling program, communicate the tiered delivery system for school counselors, and identify where to access resources for a variety of areas related to stakeholder needs.

Speakers
RJ

Robert Jamison

Other, Teaching and Learning
Mr. Robert B. Jamison is the coordinator of School Counseling Services for Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). Mr. Jamison earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Virginia in 2004. In August 2008 he was hired as a professional school counselor in VBCPS... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Run HS: Room 125

10:30am

Breakout Sessions
Attendance is required during the breakout sessions; however, you may choose which session to attend.  The titles of the sessions will be shared with you during orientation.  

Speakers

Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Various Locations 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

10:30am

Secondary English as a Second Language Overview Part 1
In this session, participants will be introduced to the VBCPS English as a Second Language program.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole DeVries

Nicole DeVries

Director, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Run HS: Room 120

10:30am

Health and Physical Education Teacher 101 Part 1
This session will provide training and tips for K-12 teachers in using platforms (Schoology, NASM, online textbooks for secondary health education, Five for Life and WELNET), classroom management strategies, Adapted PE, Driver Education, Social-Emotional Learning, Virginia Rules, and collaboration with colleagues through meetings and social media.

Speakers
AA

Alice Ashley

Instr Specialist, Teaching & Learning
K-12 HPE Curriculum and Instruction
avatar for Sheila Jones

Sheila Jones

Coordinator, K-12 Health & PE, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Follow me on Twitter @SheilaVBHPE
DO

Denise O'Connell

Drivers Ed Tchr


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 219

10:30am

Performing Arts Curriculum Overview Part 1
This session will introduce Performing Arts education in VBCPS to include planning, teaching and assessing in the Performing Arts, curriculum discovery and exploration, and collaborative work with strand mentors. This session fulfills essential sessions MS Chorus, HS Chorus, MS Band, HS Band, HS Orchestra, MS Orchestra, ES Strings, and Elementary General Music.

Speakers
avatar for John Brewington

John Brewington

Coord Fine Arts, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Holly Sunderland

Holly Sunderland

Instructional Specialist, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 218

10:30am

Tips and Tricks for a Successful Year as a LMS
New Library Media Specialists will hear from experienced Library Media Specialists on how to have a successful first year.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Coordinator K12 Library Services, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 108

10:30am

Visual Arts Program Curriculum Overview Part 1
Through this session, new teachers will become familiar with the Visual Arts program within Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Curriculum theory will be covered along with developing and writing unit plans, learning plans, rubrics, instructional tools and strategies that align with the school division’s framework. This will be a hands-on workshop with additional time for new teachers to ask questions and build confidence to ready themselves for their new position.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Buhner

Chris Buhner

Fine Arts Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Amber Hester

Amber Hester

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
Hello teachers!I'm delighted to be presenting at TOCI and welcome you to Virginia Beach City Public Schools. I come to you with twenty years’ experience teaching art on the elementary and middle school levels. I'm currently enjoying my new position as Instructional Specialist which... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Art Room

10:45am

First Grade Comprehensive Literacy for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
LL

Lynn Lear

Reading Specialist, Alanton ES
EM

Evan Moss

PreK Teacher, College Park ES
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Green Run HS: Room 211

10:45am

First Grade Comprehensive Literacy for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
LL

Lynn Lear

Reading Specialist, Alanton ES
EM

Evan Moss

PreK Teacher, College Park ES
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Green Run HS: Room 212

10:45am

Fourth Grade Comprehensive Literacy for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
KK

Karen Kaas

Tallwood ES
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
avatar for Grace Unger

Grace Unger

Reading Specialist, Brookwood ES


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Green Run HS: Room 207

10:45am

Fourth Grade Comprehensive Literacy for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
KK

Karen Kaas

Tallwood ES
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
avatar for Grace Unger

Grace Unger

Reading Specialist, Brookwood ES


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Green Run HS: Room 208

10:45am

Fifth Grade Digging into Cross-Curricular Science and Social Studies for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
KD

Katie Dooley

5th Grade Tchr
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
MI

Madeline Isacoff

Title II Resource
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 200

10:45am

Fifth Grade Digging into Cross-Curricular Science and Social Studies for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
KD

Katie Dooley

5th Grade Tchr
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
MI

Madeline Isacoff

Title II Resource
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 201

10:45am

Second Grade Digging into Cross-Curricular Science and Social Studies for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Armstrong

Amber Armstrong

Teacher, Kempsville Elementary
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Adrienne Jimerson

Adrienne Jimerson

2nd Grade Teacher, Kempsville Elementary School
Schoology Champion. Seesaw Ambassador. Flipgrid Certified Educator. Screencastify Master. EpicBooks! Certified Educator. Personalized / Blended / Flipped Learning Advocate. VBDLSS presenter ('17, '18, '19). Elementary Educator with VBCPS since 2005.
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 203

10:45am

Second Grade Digging into Cross-Curricular Science and Social Studies for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Armstrong

Amber Armstrong

Teacher, Kempsville Elementary
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Adrienne Jimerson

Adrienne Jimerson

2nd Grade Teacher, Kempsville Elementary School
Schoology Champion. Seesaw Ambassador. Flipgrid Certified Educator. Screencastify Master. EpicBooks! Certified Educator. Personalized / Blended / Flipped Learning Advocate. VBDLSS presenter ('17, '18, '19). Elementary Educator with VBCPS since 2005.
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 202

11:00am

Lunch

Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Green Run HS: Cafeteria 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

11:00am

Hearing Impaired Specialized Training
This session will provide detailed information regarding the roles and responsibilities of VBCPS teachers of Hearing Impaired students.

Speakers
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist
JN

Jessica Nicolas

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 234

11:00am

Speech and Language Pathologist Specialized Training
This session will provide detailed information regarding the roles and responsibilities of VBCPS SLPs.

Speakers
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist
JN

Jessica Nicolas

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 233

11:00am

Early Childhood Special Education Specialized Training
This session will provide detailed information regarding the roles and responsibilities of VBCPS ECSE teachers.

Speakers
TS

Tammy Spears

Early Child Spec Ed Tchr


Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 213

11:00am

Adapted Academic Foundations (AAF)/Functional Academic Foundations (FAF) Unique Learning Systems
This session will provide an overview of Unique Learning System (ULS), the online learning system utilized in the AAF and FAF classroom.

Speakers
KK

Kathryn Kubichan

Instr Specialist
MP

Megan Poole

Cross Categ - ED/LD Tchr


Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 214

11:15am

Lunch

Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Green Run HS: Cafeteria 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

11:30am

Lunch

Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Green Run HS: Cafeteria 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

11:45am

Lunch

Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm
Green Run HS: Cafeteria 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

11:45am

Kindergarten Digging into Mathematics for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the mathematics curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
JC

Julie Cashman

1st Grade Tchr
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
KS

Kristin Sheely

Shelton Park Elementary
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:45am - 1:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 204

11:45am

Kindergarten Digging into Mathematics for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the mathematics curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
JC

Julie Cashman

1st Grade Tchr
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
KS

Kristin Sheely

Shelton Park Elementary
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:45am - 1:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 205

11:45am

Third Grade Digging into Mathematics for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the mathematics curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Tatjana Roth

Tatjana Roth

Title I Resource, Lynnhaven ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AW

Amie Wetmore

Instructional Coach, Corporate Landing ES


Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:45am - 1:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 209

11:45am

Third Grade Digging into Mathematics for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the mathematics curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Tatjana Roth

Tatjana Roth

Title I Resource, Lynnhaven ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AW

Amie Wetmore

Instructional Coach, Corporate Landing ES


Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:45am - 1:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 210

12:00pm

Lunch

Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Green Run HS: Cafeteria 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

12:00pm

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Curriculum
Participants will learn all components of Pre-K instructional design, delivery, and social-emotional competencies. This fulfills essential session Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum Essential.

Speakers
avatar for Cooper

Cooper

Title I Coordinator, VBCPS
avatar for Karen Drosinos

Karen Drosinos

Instructional Specialist, DTAL


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 206

12:15pm

Lunch

Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Green Run HS: Cafeteria 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

12:15pm

Secondary English as a Second Language Overview Part 2
In this session, participants will be introduced to the VBCPS English as a Second Language program.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole DeVries

Nicole DeVries

Director, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 120

12:15pm

Navigating VBCPS Pathways
This session for experienced, secondary teachers will provide information about the various pathways students have available in Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach City Public Schools offers a personalized experience for students to support their academic and career aspirations. This includes many programs and services that help students acquire skills and knowledge that support their academic achievement and growth as learners, workers, and citizens.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Chowns

Ann Chowns

School Counseling Dept Chair, Tallwood HS
RM

Robert Marlin Jr.

Administrator, Technical and Career Ed Center
AH

Angella Heerema

School Counselor Chair, Advanced Technology Center
RJ

Robert Jamison

Other, Teaching and Learning
Mr. Robert B. Jamison is the coordinator of School Counseling Services for Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). Mr. Jamison earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Virginia in 2004. In August 2008 he was hired as a professional school counselor in VBCPS... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Green Run HS: Auditorium 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

12:30pm

First Grade Comprehensive Literacy Continued for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
LL

Lynn Lear

Reading Specialist, Alanton ES
EM

Evan Moss

PreK Teacher, College Park ES
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 211

12:30pm

First Grade Comprehensive Literacy Continued for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
LL

Lynn Lear

Reading Specialist, Alanton ES
EM

Evan Moss

PreK Teacher, College Park ES
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 212

12:30pm

Fourth Grade Comprehensive Literacy Continued for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
KK

Karen Kaas

Tallwood ES
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
avatar for Grace Unger

Grace Unger

Reading Specialist, Brookwood ES


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 207

12:30pm

Fourth Grade Comprehensive Literacy Continued for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
KK

Karen Kaas

Tallwood ES
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
avatar for Grace Unger

Grace Unger

Reading Specialist, Brookwood ES


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 208

1:00pm

Easy strategies to build relationships with your students
Attendees will expand their knowledge on social-emotional learning and how it is defined in VBCPS. Researched-based evidence will be discussed to understand the why behind building positive relationships between teacher and student. Participants will engage in relationship-building activities that they can modify to fit the needs of their classroom. A Schoology group code will be provided with access to materials that include additional research-based articles, relationship builders, and collaboration opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Hester

Amber Hester

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
Hello teachers!I'm delighted to be presenting at TOCI and welcome you to Virginia Beach City Public Schools. I come to you with twenty years’ experience teaching art on the elementary and middle school levels. I'm currently enjoying my new position as Instructional Specialist which... Read More →
avatar for Katie Cirilli

Katie Cirilli

Coord K-12 Programs & Grants, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 107

1:00pm

G Suite for Educators
Dip your toes into Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and learn how they promote collaboration in the classroom and with colleagues! This beginner's workshop gives you hands-on experience in using the basic suite of Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms) and resources that engage students in collaborative, meaningful learning! Laptop with Chrome installed required for this course. No iPads, please.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Adams

Kim Adams

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Department of Technology, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Matthew Colohan

Matthew Colohan

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Charlie Hinsch

Charlie Hinsch

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
I'm an Instructional Technology Coordinator with a passion for infusing technology in education & looking to change the way digital natives learn. Lets connect!


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 106

1:00pm

Growing Resilient Brains
We will explore the three unique phases of brain development and how each influences learning. Understanding simple brain science can help us build resilient and emotionally healthy brains. Resources will be shared that empower educators and students to become consciously aware of the brain in order to make more mindful, resilient choices.

Speakers
avatar for Angelyn Nichols

Angelyn Nichols

Other, Professional Growth and Innovation
I am a Professional Learning Specialist in Virginia Beach and an instructional coach at The Center for Educational Partnerships at Old Dominion University. I am passionate about student advocacy, social-emotional learning, strength-based teaching, equitable practices, and growing... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 122

1:00pm

HSA vs. FSA - Which is right for me? BeWell 101
How to Save with a Health Savings Account?  Learn the difference between the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) VS Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

BEWell (Beach Employee Wellness) - come learn all the tools and activities that are easy & stress-free for you to stay healthy and earn cash rewards! 


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Run HS: Library

1:00pm

Infusing Culturally Responsive Curriculum to meet the needs of Culturally Linguistically Economically Diverse Gifted students.
The purpose of this session is to provide teachers with a toolbox of Culturally Responsive Curriculum strategies and resources to reach all students. During the past three years, the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) worked on several strategies to close gaps within the school division. The division created a task force and consulted experts in the field.

Speakers
avatar for Dorn Wilkins-McCorey

Dorn Wilkins-McCorey

Coordinator of Gifted, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Tina Cerja

Tina Cerja

GRT, Lynnhaven MS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 103

1:00pm

Introduction to Student Inquiry
Inquiry learning allows students’ questions and curiosities to drive curriculum while encouraging them to question, conduct research, and make discoveries on their own. In this session, teachers will learn the basics of Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) and how to use it when planning lessons. Participants will walk away with tools to facilitate IBL in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Missy Sullivan

Dr. Missy Sullivan

Gifted Tchr, First Colonial HS
I am passionate about students as well as teachers. I've had a wide range of teaching experience which includes teaching inner-city students in Pre-K, K, 2nd, and 5th grade. I've also taught in a French immersion school working with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. When I moved to VA Beach... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 105

1:00pm

Joy in the Classroom
What's Joy got to do with it? 
Take a peek into the Joy series that will support you through the school year. Find out why we need it and simple ways to implement Joy in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Dodd

Jeanne Dodd

Centerville Elementary


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 104

1:00pm

Question Formulation Technique
This session will explore and discuss how students might benefit from learning to produce, improve, and prioritize questions. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the QFT and other inquiry supports in more detail, learn more about the science behind curiosity and learning, and develop a plan to improve the culture of curiosity in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Mariano

Bridget Mariano

STEM and Innovation Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
I taught chemistry and AP chemistry at Ocean Lakes High School for 11 years before transitioning to the field of Instructional Technology and ultimately STEM and Innovation Instructional design. I work with students, staff, teacher leaders, administrators, and the community to improve... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 101

1:00pm

VBCPS Databases & Digital Video Resources
This session explores the various digital resources that the school system provides for both teacher and students.  By the end of the session, participants will know how to use Clever to access the databases, video streaming platforms, eBooks and free public library resources.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Coordinator K12 Library Services, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 102

1:00pm

What to Expect When You're Expecting a 1:1 Digital Classroom
In VBCPS, "going 1:1" is so much more than everyone gets a Chromebook.  There is a shift in teaching from traditional to transformational that goes hand in hand with our full district digital expansion.  In this session, we will explore guiding questions to develop essential norms and routines.  We will examine the VBCPS Digital Toolkit and discover strategies to deal with digital distraction.  Tips and strategies will be shared to support effective digital design that empowers and engages all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Bianchi

Anne Bianchi

ITS, VBCPS
avatar for Sheila Teri

Sheila Teri

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 100

1:00pm

‘Lei-ing the Foundation’ for Culturally Responsive Practices
Educators have the great opportunity to connect teaching and learning to the “lived culture” and experiences of diverse students. Therefore, as educators in VBCPS, we must continually address practices and resources that lead to a more effective teaching and learning environment.  In this session, participants will:
  • Understand the shared meaning of Culturally Responsive Practices (CRP)
  • Explore cultural identities
  • Learn ways in which curriculum supports CRP
  • Acquire resources in capacity-building around CRP provided by the division

Speakers
avatar for Laquiche Parrott

Laquiche Parrott

Director, Office of Opportunity and Achievement, Department of Teaching and Learning, VBCPS



Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 123

1:00pm

Breakout Sessions
Attendance is required during the breakout sessions; however, you may choose which session to attend.  The titles of the sessions will be shared with you at TOCLI.  

Speakers

Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Various Locations 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

1:00pm

Fifth Grade Comprehensive Literacy for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Annette Conley

Annette Conley

Reading Specialist, Thoroughgood ES
I'm the reading specialist at Thoroughgood Elementary, and I'm always looking for ways to motivate students and foster a love of reading.
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 200

1:00pm

Fifth Grade Comprehensive Literacy for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Annette Conley

Annette Conley

Reading Specialist, Thoroughgood ES
I'm the reading specialist at Thoroughgood Elementary, and I'm always looking for ways to motivate students and foster a love of reading.
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 201

1:00pm

Mathematics Specialists Overview
Participants in this session will be introduced to the VBCPS Math Specialist program.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 215

1:00pm

Second Grade Comprehensive Literacy for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Amy Paulson

Amy Paulson

Reading Specialist, Pembroke ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
EZ

Erin Zeder

Reading Specialist, Kempsville ES


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 203

1:00pm

Second Grade Comprehensive Literacy for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the comprehensive literacy curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Amy Paulson

Amy Paulson

Reading Specialist, Pembroke ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
EZ

Erin Zeder

Reading Specialist, Kempsville ES


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 202

1:30pm

Third Grade Digging into Cross-Curicular Science and Social Studies for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Tatjana Roth

Tatjana Roth

Title I Resource, Lynnhaven ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AW

Amie Wetmore

Instructional Coach, Corporate Landing ES


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 209

1:30pm

Third Grade Digging into Cross-Curricular Science and Social Studies for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review content curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Tatjana Roth

Tatjana Roth

Title I Resource, Lynnhaven ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AW

Amie Wetmore

Instructional Coach, Corporate Landing ES


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 210

1:30pm

Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) Training
Participants will gain knowledge of all components of the Kindergarten curriculum, instructional design and delivery, assessment for student learning, and social-emotional competencies. In addition, teachers will receive all curriculum updates needed, as well as VKRP  assessment training. This session fulfills Essential Session VKRP  Essential Assessment Training.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Drosinos

Karen Drosinos

Instructional Specialist, DTAL


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 204

1:30pm

Learning Environment for School Counselors
Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
RJ

Robert Jamison

Other, Teaching and Learning
Mr. Robert B. Jamison is the coordinator of School Counseling Services for Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). Mr. Jamison earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Virginia in 2004. In August 2008 he was hired as a professional school counselor in VBCPS... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 125

1:30pm

English Curriculum Part 1&2 for High School Experienced Teachers
English teachers will be introduced to the VBCPS curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Teri Tucker

Teri Tucker

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Britani Kerns

Britani Kerns

Secondary English Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
CV

Cameron Vadersen

Other, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 113

1:30pm

English Curriculum Part 1&2 for Middle School Experienced Teachers
English teachers will be introduced to the VBCPS curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Teri Tucker

Teri Tucker

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Britani Kerns

Britani Kerns

Secondary English Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
CV

Cameron Vadersen

Other, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 114

1:30pm

Math Curriculum Part 1&2 for High School Experienced Teachers
In this session, participants will explore and discuss their beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics. In examining these beliefs, participants can begin to plan for how mathematics instruction will look and feel in their individual classroom, how they will assess student content knowledge, and how to collaborate with their peers. Participants will identify best practices in teaching mathematics by viewing a classroom where these best practices are implemented. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore district level curriculum resources and how they can support mathematics instruction. Finally, participants will understand the importance of aligning the written curriculum to what is taught and tested in the classroom. This will include a discussion on student data and how it can be used for student agency and goal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Coker

Thomas Coker

Secondary Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Dena McElligott

Dena McElligott

Coordinator Secondary Mathematics, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 116

1:30pm

Math Curriculum Part 1&2 for Middle School Experienced Teachers
In this session, participants will explore and discuss their beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics. In examining these beliefs, participants can begin to plan for how mathematics instruction will look and feel in their individual classroom, how they will assess student content knowledge, and how to collaborate with their peers. Participants will identify best practices in teaching mathematics by viewing a classroom where these best practices are implemented. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore district level curriculum resources and how they can support mathematics instruction. Finally, participants will understand the importance of aligning the written curriculum to what is taught and tested in the classroom. This will include a discussion on student data and how it can be used for student agency and goal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Coker

Thomas Coker

Secondary Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Dena McElligott

Dena McElligott

Coordinator Secondary Mathematics, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 115

1:30pm

Reading Curriculum Part 1&2 for High School Experienced Teachers
Secondary Reading teachers will be introduced to the process for identifying participants in the course, understanding Lexile, and classroom structures.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Robinson

Monica Robinson

Coord Acad Supp Programs K-12, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 111

1:30pm

Reading Curriculum Part 1&2 for Middle School Experienced Teachers
Secondary Reading teachers will be introduced to the process for identifying participants in the course, understanding Lexile, and classroom structures.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Robinson

Monica Robinson

Coord Acad Supp Programs K-12, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 110

1:30pm

Science Curriculum Part 1&2 for High School Experienced Teachers
Teachers will explore the VBCPS Secondary Science curriculum by navigating the science curriculum groups in Schoology. Teachers will become familiar with the components and expectations of effective science instruction and learning plans as they relate to the Teaching and Learning Framework and Transformational Learning. Teachers will utilize the Understanding by Design curriculum units to plan instruction for the first days of school. This session fulfills the Essential session HS/MS Science and Curriculum Updates.

Speakers
KG

Keith Goodman

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amanda Malbon

Amanda Malbon

Secondary Science Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 117

1:30pm

Science Curriculum Part 1&2 for Middle School Experienced Teachers
Teachers will explore the VBCPS Secondary Science curriculum by navigating the science curriculum groups in Schoology. Teachers will become familiar with the components and expectations of effective science instruction and learning plans as they relate to the Teaching and Learning Framework and Transformational Learning. Teachers will utilize the Understanding by Design curriculum units to plan instruction for the first days of school. This session fulfills the Essential session HS/MS Science and Curriculum Updates.

Speakers
KG

Keith Goodman

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amanda Malbon

Amanda Malbon

Secondary Science Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 118

1:30pm

Social Studies Curriculum Part 1&2 for High School Experienced Teachers
HS and MS Beginning Social Studies teachers will learn VBCPS expectations in delivering curriculum, how to find learning objects in Schoology, how to integrate skills and content. Opportunities to investigate pacing and pre-planning before meeting with PLC members will be provided.

Speakers
MD

Mark Diacopoulos

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Kris Troch

Kris Troch

Other, Teaching and Learning
Secondary Social Studies Coordinator


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 130

1:30pm

Social Studies Curriculum Part 1&2 for Middle School Experienced Teachers
HS and MS Beginning Social Studies teachers will learn VBCPS expectations in delivering curriculum, how to find learning objects in Schoology, how to integrate skills and content. Opportunities to investigate pacing and pre-planning before meeting with PLC members will be provided.

Speakers
MD

Mark Diacopoulos

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Kris Troch

Kris Troch

Other, Teaching and Learning
Secondary Social Studies Coordinator


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 129

1:45pm

Elementary English as a Second Language Overview Part 2
In this session, participants will be introduced to the VBCPS English as a Second Language program.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole DeVries

Nicole DeVries

Director, Teaching and Learning


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 120

1:45pm

First Grade Digging into Mathematics for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the mathematics curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AF

Anne Flavin

1st Grade Teacher, Landstown Elementary
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
MR

Mercedes Rivera

Title I Resource, Pembroke Meadows Elementary
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 211

1:45pm

First Grade Digging into Mathematics for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the mathematics curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AF

Anne Flavin

1st Grade Teacher, Landstown Elementary
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
MR

Mercedes Rivera

Title I Resource, Pembroke Meadows Elementary
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 212

1:45pm

Fourth Grade Digging into Mathematics for Beginning Teachers
Teachers will review the mathematics curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JB

Jeri Blythe

4th Grade Tchr
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
CS

Charlotte Schulte

4th Grade Tchr, Linhorn Park ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 207

1:45pm

Fourth Grade Digging into Mathematics for Experienced Teachers
Teachers will review the mathematics  curriculum for VBCPS. This session fulfills the Essential Elementary Curriculum.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JB

Jeri Blythe

4th Grade Tchr
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
CS

Charlotte Schulte

4th Grade Tchr, Linhorn Park ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 208

2:00pm

Pre-Kindergarten Specialized Learning Environment
Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Cooper

Cooper

Title I Coordinator, VBCPS
avatar for Karen Drosinos

Karen Drosinos

Instructional Specialist, DTAL


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 206

2:15pm

Early Childhood Special Education Specialized Training with Learning Environment
Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
TS

Tammy Spears

Early Child Spec Ed Tchr


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 213

2:15pm

Adapted Academic Foundations (AAF)/Functional Academic Foundations (FAF)Specialized Training with Learning Environment
Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
KK

Kathryn Kubichan

Instr Specialist
MP

Megan Poole

Cross Categ - ED/LD Tchr


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 214

2:15pm

Hearing Impaired Specialized Training with Learning Environment
Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist
JN

Jessica Nicolas

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 234

2:15pm

Speech and Language Pathologist Specialized Training with Learning Environment
Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist
JN

Jessica Nicolas

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 233

2:15pm

Library Media Specialists Specialized Learning Environment
Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Coordinator K12 Library Services, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 108

2:15pm

Visual Arts Program Curriculum Overview Part 2
Through this session, new teachers will become familiar with the Visual Arts program within Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Curriculum theory will be covered along with developing and writing unit plans, learning plans, rubrics, instructional tools and strategies that align with the school division’s framework. This will be a hands-on workshop with additional time for new teachers to ask questions and build confidence to ready themselves for their new position.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Buhner

Chris Buhner

Fine Arts Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Amber Hester

Amber Hester

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
Hello teachers!I'm delighted to be presenting at TOCI and welcome you to Virginia Beach City Public Schools. I come to you with twenty years’ experience teaching art on the elementary and middle school levels. I'm currently enjoying my new position as Instructional Specialist which... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Art Room

2:15pm

Health and Physical Education Teacher 101 Part 2
This session will provide training and tips for K-12 teachers in using platforms (Schoology, NASM, online textbooks for secondary health education, Five for Life and WELNET), classroom management strategies, Adapted PE, Driver Education, Social-Emotional Learning, Virginia Rules, and collaboration with colleagues through meetings and social media.

Speakers
AA

Alice Ashley

Instr Specialist, Teaching & Learning
K-12 HPE Curriculum and Instruction
avatar for Sheila Jones

Sheila Jones

Coordinator, K-12 Health & PE, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Follow me on Twitter @SheilaVBHPE
DO

Denise O'Connell

Drivers Ed Tchr


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 219

2:15pm

Performing Arts Curriculum Overview Part 2
This session will introduce Performing Arts education in VBCPS to include planning, teaching and assessing in the Performing Arts, curriculum discovery and exploration, and collaborative work with strand mentors. This session fulfills essential sessions MS Chorus, HS Chorus, MS Band, HS Band, HS Orchestra, MS Orchestra, ES Strings, and Elementary General Music.

Speakers
avatar for John Brewington

John Brewington

Coord Fine Arts, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Holly Sunderland

Holly Sunderland

Instructional Specialist, VBCPS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 218

2:15pm

Learning Environment
Limited Capacity full

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Trace

Kathleen Trace

Teacher/Department Chair, VBCPS
I am a National Board Certified Teacher who passionate about helping new teachers survive and thrive in their first year. My blog has tons of free advice: www.wannabeteacher.com.
JB

Joshua Brown

Gifted Resource Teacher
An English teacher at Virginia Beach Middle School for the past ten years, Joshua Brown is a Virginia Beach native and VBCPS graduate, an avid gardener (flowers, not vegetables!), and loves his Chocolate Borador, Magellan. Josh has served in many extracurricular roles at VBMS including... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 105

2:15pm

Learning Environment & First Weeks of School for Special Education Beginning Secondary
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
BT

Bianca Thomas

Other, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Janet Sullivan

Janet Sullivan

Instructional Specialist, OPEC
I have 25 years of teaching experience in special education across all grade levels. I was a Program Compliance Support Teacher for two years at Great Neck Middle and am now an Instructional Specialist through the Office of Programs for Exceptional Children.


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 128

2:15pm

Learning Environment for Beginning Teachers
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
TB

Torri Butler

Literacy Teacher, Plaza MS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 106

2:15pm

Learning Environment for Beginning Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 107

2:15pm

Learning Environment for Beginning Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
LO

Laura Orzell

Landstown MS
MD

Melissa Disher

Teacher, First Colonial HS


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Green Run HS: Room 104
 
Wednesday, August 21
 

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Wednesday August 21, 2019 7:30am - 7:50am
Green Run HS 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

8:00am

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Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Green Run HS 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

8:00am

Growing Resilient Brains
We will explore the three unique phases of brain development and how each influences learning. Understanding simple brain science can help us build resilient and emotionally healthy brains. Resources will be shared that empower educators and students to become consciously aware of the brain in order to make more mindful, resilient choices.

Speakers
avatar for Angelyn Nichols

Angelyn Nichols

Other, Professional Growth and Innovation
I am a Professional Learning Specialist in Virginia Beach and an instructional coach at The Center for Educational Partnerships at Old Dominion University. I am passionate about student advocacy, social-emotional learning, strength-based teaching, equitable practices, and growing... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 122

8:00am

Infusing Culturally Responsive Curriculum to meet the needs of Culturally Linguistically Economically Diverse Gifted students.
The purpose of this session is to provide teachers with a toolbox of Culturally Responsive Curriculum strategies and resources to reach all students. During the past three years, the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) worked on several strategies to close gaps within the school division. The division created a task force and consulted experts in the field.

Speakers
avatar for Dorn Wilkins-McCorey

Dorn Wilkins-McCorey

Coordinator of Gifted, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Tina Cerja

Tina Cerja

GRT, Lynnhaven MS


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 103

8:00am

Introduction to Student Inquiry
Inquiry learning allows students’ questions and curiosities to drive curriculum while encouraging them to question, conduct research, and make discoveries on their own. In this session, teachers will learn the basics of Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) and how to use it when planning lessons. Participants will walk away with tools to facilitate IBL in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Missy Sullivan

Dr. Missy Sullivan

Gifted Tchr, First Colonial HS
I am passionate about students as well as teachers. I've had a wide range of teaching experience which includes teaching inner-city students in Pre-K, K, 2nd, and 5th grade. I've also taught in a French immersion school working with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. When I moved to VA Beach... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 105

8:00am

Joy in the Classroom
What's Joy got to do with it? 
Take a peek into the Joy series that will support you through the school year. Find out why we need it and simple ways to implement Joy in your classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Dodd

Jeanne Dodd

Centerville Elementary


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 104

8:00am

Question Formulation Technique
This session will explore and discuss how students might benefit from learning to produce, improve, and prioritize questions. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the QFT and other inquiry supports in more detail, learn more about the science behind curiosity and learning, and develop a plan to improve the culture of curiosity in their classrooms.  

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Mariano

Bridget Mariano

STEM and Innovation Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
I taught chemistry and AP chemistry at Ocean Lakes High School for 11 years before transitioning to the field of Instructional Technology and ultimately STEM and Innovation Instructional design. I work with students, staff, teacher leaders, administrators, and the community to improve... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 101

8:00am

The Compelling Why for Social-Emotional Learning
This session is intended to deepen and calibrate participants' understanding of social-emotional learning. Teachers will make explicit connections between current strategies and practices and the social and emotional needs of students and consider ways to strengthen social and emotional learning at their school.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Surratt

Anna Surratt

Coordinator of Professional Learning, Department of Professional Growth and Innovation


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 107

8:00am

VBCPS Databases & Digital Video Resources
This session explores the various digital resources that the school system provides for both teacher and students.  By the end of the session, participants will know how to use Clever to access the databases, video streaming platforms, eBooks and free public library resources.  

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Coordinator K12 Library Services, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 102

8:00am

What to Expect When You're Expecting a 1:1 Digital Classroom
In VBCPS, "going 1:1" is so much more than everyone gets a Chromebook.  There is a shift in teaching from traditional to transformational that goes hand in hand with our full district digital expansion.  In this session, we will explore guiding questions to develop essential norms and routines.  We will examine the VBCPS Digital Toolkit and discover strategies to deal with digital distraction. Tips and strategies will be shared to support effective digital design that empowers and engages all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Bianchi

Anne Bianchi

ITS, VBCPS
avatar for Sheila Teri

Sheila Teri

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 100

8:00am

‘Lei-ing the Foundation’ for Culturally Responsive Practices
Educators have the great opportunity to connect teaching and learning to the “lived culture” and experiences of diverse students. Therefore, as educators in VBCPS, we must continually address practices and resources that lead to a more effective teaching and learning environment.  In this session, participants will:
  • Understand the shared meaning of Culturally Responsive Practices (CRP)
  • Explore cultural identities
  • Learn ways in which curriculum supports CRP
  • Acquire resources in capacity-building around CRP provided by the division

Speakers
avatar for Laquiche Parrott

Laquiche Parrott

Director, Office of Opportunity and Achievement, Department of Teaching and Learning, VBCPS



Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Room 123

8:00am

“Hybrid VRS Retirement Plan” – Customer Service “BEWell 101” – BEWell
What does VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan mean? Learn about hybrid plan features and benefits.

 BEWell (Beach Employee Wellness) come learn all the tools and activities that are easy & stress-free for you to stay healthy and earn cash rewards! 


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Green Run HS: Library

8:00am

Breakout Sessions
Attendance is required during the breakout sessions; however, you may choose which session to attend.  The titles of the sessions will be shared with you at orientation.  

Speakers

Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Various Locations 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

8:00am

Synergy for Special Education (AAF/FAF, SLP, HI, ECSE)
Introducing special education teachers to Synergy SE and how it works to write IEPs.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Drescher

Christine Drescher

Coordinator, Programs for Exceptional Children
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 409

8:00am

Synergy for Special Education (Elementary)
Introducing special education teachers to Synergy SE and how it works to write IEPs.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Drescher

Christine Drescher

Coordinator, Programs for Exceptional Children
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 410

8:30am

Fifth Grade DRA for Beginning and New to DRA
In this session, participants will be introduced to the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and will become familiar with how it is used in Virginia Beach.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Annette Conley

Annette Conley

Reading Specialist, Thoroughgood ES
I'm the reading specialist at Thoroughgood Elementary, and I'm always looking for ways to motivate students and foster a love of reading.
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 212

8:30am

First Grade DRA for Beginning and New to DRA
In this session, participants will be introduced to the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and will become familiar with how it is used in Virginia Beach.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
LL

Lynn Lear

Reading Specialist, Alanton ES
EM

Evan Moss

PreK Teacher, College Park ES
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 208

8:30am

Fourth Grade DRA for Beginning and New to DRA
In this session, participants will be introduced to the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and will become familiar with how it is used in Virginia Beach.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
KK

Karen Kaas

Tallwood ES
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
avatar for Grace Unger

Grace Unger

Reading Specialist, Brookwood ES


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 211

8:30am

Kindergarten DRA for Beginning and New to DRA
In this session, participants will be introduced to the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and will become familiar with how it is used in Virginia Beach.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
BB

Bridget Buchinger

Reading Specialist, Malibu ES
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 207

8:30am

Second Grade DRA for Beginning and New to DRA
In this session, participants will be introduced to the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and will become familiar with how it is used in Virginia Beach.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Amy Paulson

Amy Paulson

Reading Specialist, Pembroke ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
EZ

Erin Zeder

Reading Specialist, Kempsville ES


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 209

8:30am

Third Grade DRA for Beginning and New to DRA
In this session, participants will be introduced to the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and will become familiar with how it is used in Virginia Beach.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AW

Ashlee Williams

Instructional Specialist


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 210

8:45am

Pre-Kindergarten Specialized Training
In this session, Pre-Kindergarten teachers will explore the VBCPS program.

Speakers
avatar for Cooper

Cooper

Title I Coordinator, VBCPS
avatar for Karen Drosinos

Karen Drosinos

Instructional Specialist, DTAL


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
Green Run HS: Room 233

8:45am

Learning Environment for Experienced with DRA
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
KW

Kelli Whalen

Teacher, Three Oaks Elementary


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Green Run HS: Room 200

8:45am

Learning Environment for Experienced with DRA
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
LZ

Lisa Zebley

Thoroughgood ES
First Grade Teacher, Thoroughgood Elementary School
avatar for Melissa Hebert

Melissa Hebert

Teacher, Three Oaks Elementary


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Green Run HS: Room 201

8:45am

Learning Environment for Experienced with DRA for Kindergarten
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Drosinos

Karen Drosinos

Instructional Specialist, DTAL


Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Green Run HS: Room 202

9:15am

Health and Physical Education Teacher Specialized Training
This session will provide training and tips for K-12 teachers in using platforms (Schoology, NASM, online textbooks for secondary health education, Five for Life and WELNET), classroom management strategies, Adapted PE, Driver Education, Social-Emotional Learning, Virginia Rules, and collaboration with colleagues through meetings and social media.

Speakers
AA

Alice Ashley

Instr Specialist, Teaching & Learning
K-12 HPE Curriculum and Instruction
avatar for Sheila Jones

Sheila Jones

Coordinator, K-12 Health & PE, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Follow me on Twitter @SheilaVBHPE
DO

Denise O'Connell

Drivers Ed Tchr


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 219

9:15am

K-12 English as a Second Language Program Overview Part 3
In this session, participants will be introduced to the VBCPS English as a Second Language program.

Speakers

Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 120

9:15am

Library Media Specialists Specialized Training
Library Media Specialists will receive specific training about the VBCPS program.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Coordinator K12 Library Services, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 108

9:15am

Performing Arts Curriculum Specialized Training
This session will introduce Performing Arts education in VBCPS to include planning, teaching and assessing in the Performing Arts, curriculum discovery and exploration, and collaborative work with strand mentors. This session fulfills essential sessions MS Chorus, HS Chorus, MS Band, HS Band, HS Orchestra, MS Orchestra, ES Strings, and Elementary General Music.

Speakers
avatar for John Brewington

John Brewington

Coord Fine Arts, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Holly Sunderland

Holly Sunderland

Instructional Specialist, VBCPS


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 218

9:15am

School Counselors Specialized Training
School Counselors will receive specific training about the VBCPS program.

Speakers
RJ

Robert Jamison

Other, Teaching and Learning
Mr. Robert B. Jamison is the coordinator of School Counseling Services for Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). Mr. Jamison earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Virginia in 2004. In August 2008 he was hired as a professional school counselor in VBCPS... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 125

9:15am

Visual Arts Program Curriculum Specialized Training
Through this session, new teachers will become familiar with the Visual Arts program within Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Curriculum theory will be covered along with developing and writing unit plans, learning plans, rubrics, instructional tools and strategies that align with the school division’s framework. This will be a hands-on workshop with additional time for new teachers to ask questions and build confidence to ready themselves for their new position.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Buhner

Chris Buhner

Fine Arts Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Amber Hester

Amber Hester

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
Hello teachers!I'm delighted to be presenting at TOCI and welcome you to Virginia Beach City Public Schools. I come to you with twenty years’ experience teaching art on the elementary and middle school levels. I'm currently enjoying my new position as Instructional Specialist which... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Art Room

9:15am

Curriculum Part 3: Culturally Responsive Practices in the English Classroom
Participants will engage in a learning sequence that considers before, during and after teaching and engage in an instructional progression that incorporates Culturally Responsive Practices throughout the instructional sequence. This session fulfills ESSENTIAL English: CRP.

Speakers
avatar for Britani Kerns

Britani Kerns

Secondary English Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Teri Tucker

Teri Tucker

Secondary Teaching and Learning
CV

Cameron Vadersen

Other, Teaching and Learning


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 113

9:15am

Curriculum Part 3: Gizmos for High School Secondary Science
Teachers will be introduced to the Explore Learning Gizmos platform and will explore the resources and implementation of Gizmos in the secondary science class.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Malbon

Amanda Malbon

Secondary Science Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 118

9:15am

Curriculum Part 3: Gizmos for Middle School Secondary Science
Teachers will be introduced to the Explore Learning Gizmos platform and will explore the resources and implementation of Gizmos in the secondary science class.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Malbon

Amanda Malbon

Secondary Science Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 117

9:15am

High School Social Studies - Curriculum Part 3
Participants will get an opportunity to delve into the curriculum in detail, examining learning objects which support instruction to include: CLiC, C3 Inquiries, SHEG resources, Facing History.org, Teaching Tolerance, Big History Project, and others.

Speakers
MD

Mark Diacopoulos

Secondary Teaching and Learning
avatar for Kris Troch

Kris Troch

Other, Teaching and Learning
Secondary Social Studies Coordinator


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 112

9:15am

World Languages Curriculum Part 3
Participants will take a deeper look at the curriculum as it is unpacked and will begin planning for the year. This fulfills How the Curriculum Lives in Your Classroom for Modern World Languages Teachers and Curriculum Updates for Latin Teachers Essential Session.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Neumann

Zach Neumann

World Languages Instructional Specialist, VBCPS


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:00am
Green Run HS: Room 109

9:15am

Integrating New Digital Resources in the High School Mathematics Classroom
Learn to integrate Mathspace, a newly adopted digital resource, to transform and personalize learning in your classroom. Teachers will need to complete a short introductory course through Schoology before attending this face-to-face workshop. The join code for the Schoology course is 6MVHJ-TD53S. This fulfills essential session Integrating New Digital Resources in the High School Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Coker

Thomas Coker

Secondary Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 116

9:15am

Integrating New Digital Resources in the Middle School Mathematics Classroom
Learn to integrate Mathspace, a newly adopted digital resource, to transform and personalize learning in your classroom. Teachers will need to complete a short introductory course through Schoology before attending this face-to-face workshop. The join code for the Schoology course is 6MVHJ-TD53S. This fulfills essential session Integrating New Digital Resources in the Middle School Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Coker

Thomas Coker

Secondary Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Teaching and Learning


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 115

9:15am

Middle & High School Technical and Career Education Achieve 3000
This is daily differentiated instruction for non-fiction reading tailored to the student's Lexile Reading level.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole DeVries

Nicole DeVries

Director, Teaching and Learning


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 128

9:15am

Middle School English, Reading, Literacy Coach Achieve 3000
This is daily differentiated instruction for non-fiction reading tailored to the student's Lexile Reading level.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole DeVries

Nicole DeVries

Director, Teaching and Learning


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 129

9:15am

Middle School Social Studies Achieve 3000
This is daily differentiated instruction for non-fiction reading tailored to the student's Lexile Reading level.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole DeVries

Nicole DeVries

Director, Teaching and Learning


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 130

10:15am

Breaking Out of Traditional Classroom Learning: Using Breakout Boxes to Maximize Student Engagement
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Missy Sullivan

Dr. Missy Sullivan

Gifted Tchr, First Colonial HS
I am passionate about students as well as teachers. I've had a wide range of teaching experience which includes teaching inner-city students in Pre-K, K, 2nd, and 5th grade. I've also taught in a French immersion school working with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. When I moved to VA Beach... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 105

10:15am

G Suite for Educators
Speakers
avatar for Kim Adams

Kim Adams

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Department of Technology, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Matthew Colohan

Matthew Colohan

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Charlie Hinsch

Charlie Hinsch

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
I'm an Instructional Technology Coordinator with a passion for infusing technology in education & looking to change the way digital natives learn. Lets connect!


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 106

10:15am

Growing Resilient Brains
Speakers
avatar for Angelyn Nichols

Angelyn Nichols

Other, Professional Growth and Innovation
I am a Professional Learning Specialist in Virginia Beach and an instructional coach at The Center for Educational Partnerships at Old Dominion University. I am passionate about student advocacy, social-emotional learning, strength-based teaching, equitable practices, and growing... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 122

10:15am

10:15am

Introduction to Schoology
Speakers
DT

Deborah Torres

Teacher, Alanton ES


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 111

10:15am

Joy in the Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Dodd

Jeanne Dodd

Centerville Elementary


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 104

10:15am

Morning Meeting: Creating a Sense of Belonging, Significance, & Fun
Speakers
avatar for Allison Sansone

Allison Sansone

Professional Learning Specialist, Department of Professional Growth and Innovation


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 124

10:15am

10:15am

Question Formulation Technique
Speakers
avatar for Bridget Mariano

Bridget Mariano

STEM and Innovation Instructional Specialist, Secondary Teaching and Learning
I taught chemistry and AP chemistry at Ocean Lakes High School for 11 years before transitioning to the field of Instructional Technology and ultimately STEM and Innovation Instructional design. I work with students, staff, teacher leaders, administrators, and the community to improve... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 101

10:15am

The Compelling Why for Social-Emotional Learning
Speakers
avatar for Anna Surratt

Anna Surratt

Coordinator of Professional Learning, Department of Professional Growth and Innovation


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 107

10:15am

VBCPS Databases & Digital Video Resources
Speakers
avatar for Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Coordinator K12 Library Services, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 102

10:15am

What to Expect When You're Expecting a 1:1 Digital Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Anne Bianchi

Anne Bianchi

ITS, VBCPS
avatar for Sheila Teri

Sheila Teri

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 100

10:15am

‘Lei-ing the Foundation’ for Culturally Responsive Practices
Speakers
avatar for Laquiche Parrott

Laquiche Parrott

Director, Office of Opportunity and Achievement, Department of Teaching and Learning, VBCPS



Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 123

10:15am

10:15am

Breakout Sessions
Attendance is required during the breakout sessions; however, you may choose which session to attend.  The titles of the sessions will be shared with you at TOCLI.  

Speakers

Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Various Locations 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

11:00am

Lunch

Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Green Run HS: Cafeteria 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

11:15am

Lunch

Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Green Run HS: Cafeteria 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

12:00pm

Keynote Address with VBCPS Teacher of the Year
In this session, participants will be inspired by our current VBCPS Teacher of the Year!

Wednesday August 21, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Green Run HS: Auditorium 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

1:00pm

Early Childhood Special Education First Weeks of School
Overview of division expectations and best practice to help special education teachers during the first weeks of school.

Speakers
TS

Tammy Spears

Early Child Spec Ed Tchr


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 221

1:00pm

Elementary Beginning and New to DRA Learning Environment
Limited Capacity full

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Hebert

Melissa Hebert

Teacher, Three Oaks Elementary


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 200

1:00pm

Elementary Beginning and New to DRA Learning Environment
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 201

1:00pm

Elementary Beginning and New to DRA Learning Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
LZ

Lisa Zebley

Thoroughgood ES
First Grade Teacher, Thoroughgood Elementary School


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 202

1:00pm

Elementary Beginning and New to DRA Learning Environment
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
KW

Kelli Whalen

Teacher, Three Oaks Elementary


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 203

1:00pm

Elementary Beginning and New to DRA Learning Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
AT

Amanda Tatum

Teacher, Point O'View Elementary


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 204

1:00pm

Elementary Beginning and New to DRA Learning Environment
Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 205

1:00pm

Elementary Beginning and New to DRA Learning Environment for Kindergarten
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to VBCPS expectations for effectively establishing a positive learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Drosinos

Karen Drosinos

Instructional Specialist, DTAL


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 213

1:00pm

Fourth and Fifth Grade DRA for Experienced with DRA
In this session, participants will be introduced to the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and will become familiar with how it is used in Virginia Beach.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Annette Conley

Annette Conley

Reading Specialist, Thoroughgood ES
I'm the reading specialist at Thoroughgood Elementary, and I'm always looking for ways to motivate students and foster a love of reading.
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
KK

Karen Kaas

Tallwood ES
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
avatar for Grace Unger

Grace Unger

Reading Specialist, Brookwood ES


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 218

1:00pm

Kindergarten and First Grade DRA for Experienced with DRA
In this session, participants will be introduced to the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and will become familiar with how it is used in Virginia Beach.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
BB

Bridget Buchinger

Reading Specialist, Malibu ES
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
LL

Lynn Lear

Reading Specialist, Alanton ES
EM

Evan Moss

PreK Teacher, College Park ES
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 216

1:00pm

Learning Environment & First Weeks of School Elementary SPED Beginning and Experienced
Overview of division expectations and best practice to help special education teachers during the first weeks of school.


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 234

1:00pm

Pre-Kindergarten Specialized Training
In this session, Pre-Kindergarten teachers will explore the VBCPS program.

Speakers
avatar for Cooper

Cooper

Title I Coordinator, VBCPS
avatar for Karen Drosinos

Karen Drosinos

Instructional Specialist, DTAL


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 206

1:00pm

Second and Third Grade DRA for Experienced with DRA
In this session, participants will be introduced to the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and will become familiar with how it is used in Virginia Beach.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Amy Paulson

Amy Paulson

Reading Specialist, Pembroke ES
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
AW

Ashlee Williams

Instructional Specialist
EZ

Erin Zeder

Reading Specialist, Kempsville ES


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 217

1:00pm

Adapted Academic Foundations (AAF)/Functional Academic Foundations (FAF)First Weeks of School
Overview of division expectations and best practice to help special education teachers during the first weeks of school.

Speakers
KK

Kathryn Kubichan

Instr Specialist
MP

Megan Poole

Cross Categ - ED/LD Tchr


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 214

1:00pm

Hearing Impaired First Weeks of School
Overview of division expectations and best practice to help HI teachers during the first weeks of school.

Speakers
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist
JN

Jessica Nicolas

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 411

1:00pm

Speech and Language Pathologist First Weeks of School
Overview of division expectations and best practice to help SLP  teachers during the first weeks of school.

Speakers
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist
JN

Jessica Nicolas

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 233

1:00pm

High School First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity full

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this session with a plan for the first week of school.

Speakers
JF

Jenna Filipowicz

Math Specialist, Kempsville High School
MD

Melissa Disher

Teacher, First Colonial HS


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 112

1:00pm

High School First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity full

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this session with a plan for the first week of school.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Trace

Kathleen Trace

Teacher/Department Chair, VBCPS
I am a National Board Certified Teacher who passionate about helping new teachers survive and thrive in their first year. My blog has tons of free advice: www.wannabeteacher.com.


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 113

1:00pm

High School First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity full

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this session with a plan for the first week of school.

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Free

Jenna Free

Teacher, Tallwood High School
I teach English and VA Teachers for Tomorrow at Tallwood High School!



Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 114

1:00pm

High School First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity seats available

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this session with a plan for the first week of school.

Speakers
JF

Jenna Filipowicz

Math Specialist, Kempsville High School


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 115

1:00pm

Middle School First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity full

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this session with a plan for the first week of school.

Speakers
KK

Kim Kelleher

Teacher, Corporate Landing MS
JB

Joshua Brown

Gifted Resource Teacher
An English teacher at Virginia Beach Middle School for the past ten years, Joshua Brown is a Virginia Beach native and VBCPS graduate, an avid gardener (flowers, not vegetables!), and loves his Chocolate Borador, Magellan. Josh has served in many extracurricular roles at VBMS including... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 100

1:00pm

Middle School First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity filling up

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this session with a plan for the first week of school.

Speakers
TB

Torri Butler

Literacy Teacher, Plaza MS


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 101

1:00pm

Middle School First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity filling up

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this session with a plan for the first week of school.

Speakers

Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Run HS: Room 102

1:00pm

English as a Second Language First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity seats available

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first weeks of school.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole DeVries

Nicole DeVries

Director, Teaching and Learning


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 120

1:00pm

Health and Physical Education Teacher First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity seats available

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first week of school.

Speakers
AA

Alice Ashley

Instr Specialist, Teaching & Learning
K-12 HPE Curriculum and Instruction
avatar for Sheila Jones

Sheila Jones

Coordinator, K-12 Health & PE, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Follow me on Twitter @SheilaVBHPE
DO

Denise O'Connell

Drivers Ed Tchr


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 219

1:00pm

Performing Arts Curriculum First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity seats available

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first weeks of school.

Speakers
avatar for John Brewington

John Brewington

Coord Fine Arts, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Holly Sunderland

Holly Sunderland

Instructional Specialist, VBCPS


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 220

1:00pm

Visual Arts Program Curriculum First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity seats available

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first weeks of school.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Buhner

Chris Buhner

Fine Arts Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Amber Hester

Amber Hester

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
Hello teachers!I'm delighted to be presenting at TOCI and welcome you to Virginia Beach City Public Schools. I come to you with twenty years’ experience teaching art on the elementary and middle school levels. I'm currently enjoying my new position as Instructional Specialist which... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Green Run HS: Art Room

1:00pm

Library Media Specialists Specialized Training
Library Media Specialists will receive specific training about the VBCPS program.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Coordinator K12 Library Services, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 108

1:00pm

School Counselors Specialized Training
School Counselors will receive specific training about the VBCPS program.

Speakers
RJ

Robert Jamison

Other, Teaching and Learning
Mr. Robert B. Jamison is the coordinator of School Counseling Services for Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). Mr. Jamison earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Virginia in 2004. In August 2008 he was hired as a professional school counselor in VBCPS... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Green Run HS: Room 125

1:00pm

Synergy for Special Education (Secondary)
Introducing new staff to Synergy SE and how it works to write IEPs.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Drescher

Christine Drescher

Coordinator, Programs for Exceptional Children
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 410

1:00pm

Synergy for Special Education (Secondary)
Introducing new staff to Synergy SE and how it works to write IEPs.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Drescher

Christine Drescher

Coordinator, Programs for Exceptional Children
MG

Michelle Galvin

Spch/Lang Pathologist


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 213

2:40pm

DRA for Special Education
In this session, participants will be introduced to the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and will become familiar with how it is used in Virginia Beach.

Speakers
MB

Monica Bennett

Instr Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
AB

Alicia Broadwater

Instr Specialist, Teaching and Learning
avatar for Susan Faulkner

Susan Faulkner

Central Office Staff, VBCPS
CG

Chad Gangwer

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Teaching and Learning
JO

Johanna Ortiz

Coord Mathematics
avatar for Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Central Office Staff, VBCPS


Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 218

2:45pm

Fifth Grade First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity filling up

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first weeks of school.

Speakers
KW

Kelli Whalen

Teacher, Three Oaks Elementary


Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 200

2:45pm

First Grade First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity filling up

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first weeks of school.

Speakers

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 211

2:45pm

First Grade First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity filling up

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first weeks of school.

Speakers

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 212

2:45pm

Fourth Grade First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity seats available

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first weeks of school.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Hebert

Melissa Hebert

Teacher, Three Oaks Elementary


Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 207

2:45pm

Kindergarten First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity filling up

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first week of school.

Speakers
AT

Amanda Tatum

Teacher, Point O'View Elementary


Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 204

2:45pm

Pre-Kindergarten First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity seats available

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first weeks of school.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 206

2:45pm

Second Grade First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity full

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first weeks of school.


Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 203

2:45pm

Third Grade First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity filling up

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first weeks of school.

Speakers
avatar for Annette Conley

Annette Conley

Reading Specialist, Thoroughgood ES
I'm the reading specialist at Thoroughgood Elementary, and I'm always looking for ways to motivate students and foster a love of reading.


Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 209

2:45pm

Third Grade First Weeks of School
Limited Capacity filling up

The first week of school plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our students. The goal of this session is to explain the importance of building positive relationships, as well as discover how to begin this process from the start of the school year. We will explore a variety of activities, and you will leave this course with a plan for the first weeks of school.

Speakers
LZ

Lisa Zebley

Thoroughgood ES
First Grade Teacher, Thoroughgood Elementary School


Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Green Run HS: Room 210
 
Thursday, August 22
 

8:00am

Spanish Immersion Part 1 (Required for Spanish Immersion Teachers)
In this session, participants will become familiar with the Spanish Immersion Program in Virginia Beach Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Arble

Kelly Arble

K-12 World Language Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Zach Neumann

Zach Neumann

World Languages Instructional Specialist, VBCPS
avatar for Daniella Wornom

Daniella Wornom

4th Grade Tchr


Thursday August 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Green Run HS: Room 208

8:00am

Optional Professional Learning Sessions- Registration Directions
Several optional sessions will be offered throughout the day Thursday including, but not limited to MANDT, Building Empathy for the Military Child, and hands-on CPR. We hope you consider taking advantage of these opportunities. Some of the sessions will also be offered during the year. Lunch will not be provided.

Registration for these sessions is in Frontline, our professional learning management system.  To access Frontline when you are home or away from school, visit the current employee page on vbschools.com and look under Employee Resources. You will need to log in using your network login and password.

Before you can search the catalog, you need to set your profile (see attached directions).  A quick tip for searching is to use a keyword!  All of these sessions can be found by searching for TOCLI.   

Speakers


Thursday August 22, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Green Run HS 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

9:45am

Spanish Immersion Part 2 (Required for Spanish Immersion Teachers)
In this session, participants will become familiar with the Spanish Immersion Program in Virginia Beach Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Arble

Kelly Arble

K-12 World Language Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
avatar for Zach Neumann

Zach Neumann

World Languages Instructional Specialist, VBCPS
avatar for Daniella Wornom

Daniella Wornom

4th Grade Tchr


Thursday August 22, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Green Run HS: Room 208

11:15am

Optional Professional Learning Sessions- Registration Directions
Several optional sessions will be offered throughout the day Thursday including, but not limited to MANDT, Building Empathy for the Military Child, and hands-on CPR. We hope you consider taking advantage of these opportunities. Some of the sessions will also be offered during the year. Lunch will not be provided.

Registration for these sessions is in Frontline, our professional learning management system.  To access Frontline when you are home or away from school, visit the current employee page on vbschools.com and look under Employee Resources. You will need to log in using your network login and password. 

Before you can search the catalog, you need to set your profile (see attached directions). A quick tip for searching is to use a keyword! All of these sessions can be found by searching for TOCLI. x


Thursday August 22, 2019 11:15am - 4:00pm
Various Locations 1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453