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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
 

3:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Green Run HS: Room 203

3:30pm EDT

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
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Chad Gangwer

Coordinator, Elementary Curriculum, Elementary Teaching and Learning


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

3:30pm EDT

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.

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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 EDT
Green Run HS: Library

3:30pm EDT

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
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Cammie Vadersen

Coordinator, Teaching and Learning



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

3:30pm EDT

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

K-12 World Languages Instructional Specialist, DTAL, K-12 & Gifted Programs
Bonjour! My passion in teaching world languages is using comprehensible input to help teachers and student remain in the target language at all levels. Teaching in the target language is a MUST if we are going to help grow students' proficiency. I am also passionate about traveling... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

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 and... Read More →
avatar for Katie Cirilli

Katie Cirilli

Assistant Principal MS, Great Neck MS


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

3:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Green Run HS: Room 209

3:30pm EDT

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

Specialist, Professional Growth and Innovation


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

3:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Green Run HS: Room 200