Virginia Ed Strategies is dedicated to ensuring excellence and innovation in our future workforce through effective K-12 education and business partnerships.
We have garnered over $33m in public and private funding since 2007 in support of our mission. Statewide nonprofit organization partnering with schools, businesses, and other stakeholders to develop and implement best practices that align education with workforce needs and improve academic and career outcomes for students
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Jump on this webinar April 13 at 2:00 PM to listen to Jennifer Fisher-Johnny Stevens as she joins other grantees to discuss the logistics and challenges of offering teacher-directed PD. Their discussion will be moderated by a member of Learning Forward.
Register for the April 13 webinar: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ZXxg3oYfRN6JaFyTNsMd3A
Delighted to be at the Board of Education meeting today, celebrating all of the Regional Teachers of the Year as well as the Virginia 2021 Teacher of the Year!! Congratulations!
Ben Kiser, Executive Director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, said that superintendents weren’t consulted during the development of the report and didn’t receive a copy before it was made public.
Youngkin administration's report on 'divisive concepts' criticized by Virginia superintendents The Virginia Association of School Superintendents wrote to the Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction outlining its problems with a recent interim report.
We are delighted to welcome our newest team member, Stephanie Keister! She comes to us with 15 years of experience in education and is excited to put her research experience to work on behalf of our organization.
Learn more about Stephanie: https://virginiaedstrategies.org/about-us/staff/-Keister
We were so excited to bring Alicia Belcher on as our Instructional Specialist this past June! Alicia was an RMIN teacher originally and we knew that her insight, dedication, and drive made her the perfect person to lead our CHOICE Instructional Coaches. We appreciate the amazing job she's been doing since coming onboard!
Learn more about Alicia: https://virginiaedstrategies.org/about-us/staff/-Belcher
We're excited to announce that we have two new team members and we're looking to hire one more! Be sure to check out our introduction posts for our newest members and our Administrative & Fiscal Services Specialist job posting!
Congratulations Dr. Rosa Atkins!
VDOE News: Rosa Atkins Named Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction VDOE News: Rosa Atkins Named Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction Virginia Department of Education sent this bulletin at 01/05/2022 10:03 AM EST Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Rosa S. Atkins, Ed.D | Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction For Immediate Release:....
"It is our hope that this grant opportunity will not only lead to an increase in the number of fully licensed teachers, but will also help foster a culture of lifelong learning and a supportive community for all school employees."
VDOE News: VDOE Announces $12 Million for Teacher Recruitment and Retention VDOE News: VDOE Announces $12 Million for Teacher Recruitment and Retention Virginia Department of Education sent this bulletin at 01/04/2022 11:00 AM EST Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. For Immediate Release: January 4, 2022Contact: Ken Blackstone 804-225-2543 VDOE Announc...
Don't forget to join us today for the Interactive Virtual Meeting at 4 pm where Kenn Barron and Kyle Schultz will review the components of the motivation formula and discuss ways to help teachers apply the formula to improve their own motivation. Register in advance at this link: https://virginiaedstrategies-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItd--ppz4jH9BTuhXTFMG30XKe5TWsME-1
Kenn Barron and Kyle Schultz will join us at the next Interactive Virtual Meeting on December 14th at 4 pm to review the components of the motivation formula and discuss ways to help teachers apply the formula to improve their own motivation. Register in advance at this link: https://virginiaedstrategies-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItd--ppz4jH9BTuhXTFMG30XKe5TWsME-1
Don't forget to join us today at 4pm for the Interactive Virtual Meeting. Kenn Barron and Kyle Schultz will join us to explore the cost component of the motivation formula! Register in advance at this link: https://virginiaedstrategies-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcscuqsrDwqH9yWwOjiSVjEnx2yzDliL2h8
We are excited to share that Kenn Barron and Kyle Schultz will join us at the next Interactive Virtual Meeting on November 16th at 4 pm to explore the cost component of the motivation formula! Register in advance at this link: https://virginiaedstrategies-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcscuqsrDwqH9yWwOjiSVjEnx2yzDliL2h8
Don't forget to join us today at 4pm for the Interactive Virtual Meeting. Kenn Barron and Kyle Schultz will join us to explore the value component of the motivation formula! Register in advance at this link: https://virginiaedstrategies-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdO6hqjopH9J6AE1dNPTpNmPszeiOsd8F
There are three trends driving the rise of nearly all these jobs: heightened demand for sustainable energy, an aging population and renewed interest in self-care during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 10 fastest-growing jobs of the next decade that don't require a bachelor's degree Many of the jobs require a high school diploma, associate’s degree, or a post-secondary non-degree award.
We are excited to share that Kenn Barron and Kyle Schultz will join us at the next Interactive Virtual Meeting on October 19th at 4 pm to explore the value component of the motivation formula! Register in advance at this link: https://virginiaedstrategies-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdO6hqjopH9J6AE1dNPTpNmPszeiOsd8F
Please join us today at 4:00 pm for the Expansion meeting. Kenn Barron and Kyle Schultz will lead us in a deeper exploration of growth mindset and explain how a growth-minded classroom can increase student motivation. Register in advance at this link: https://virginiaedstrategies-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtduqtrDgsHNCwFdJHdI9q9bjHeNjoFCms
See where Virginia falls.
These Are the 10 Most Educated States in America Northeast states perform the best when it comes to educational attainment.
Only one in 10 teachers believe their schools are very successful at developing students’ abilities to apply knowledge to real-world situations, making courses relevant to students’ futures, and developing students’ social and emotional skills.
Schools Must Connect Learning to Real-World Experience. Service Learning Can Help. - EdSurge News As communities across the country prepare for the upcoming school year, there is cause for long-awaited optimism. Many students will be returning to ...
As we look ahead to the fall we have an opportunity to rethink how to leverage online & hybrid learning to deliver content, but, also how to use educators' growing expertise with technology to make teaching and learning more accessible for everyone.
Advice | How to Prepare for the Next Phase of Hybrid Teaching Some faculty members will continue to teach online and hybrid courses this fall. Here’s what they’ll need.
Join a professional learning community for teacher leaders, aspiring teacher leaders, as well as researchers and administrators interested in teacher leadership. This interactive site connects teacher leaders to further their work to improve schools, affect policy, and re-envision the future of STEM teaching and learning. Join the Active Member Network, view STEM teacher leader videos, participate in monthly interactive sessions, and connect with a specific interest group.
EXCITING NEWS! The funded STEM Teacher Leadership Network is officially launched! Join working together to effect change in – Become a member today at: https://stemtlnet.org/ This free membership is open to all , , & , so join now!
School leaders should offer affirmation and celebrate success, narrow focus to avoid information overload, recognize fears are legitimate, and make sure teachers have opportunities to express concerns about work and health across the school community.
How can school leaders support new teachers amid fall returns? The new academic year will continue to bring unique challenges as COVID-19's impacts loom in school communities.
The pandemic reinforced something else that superintendents have known for years: A productive, collaborative school board and community can mitigate some conflict and contribute to growth and success.
OPINION: The pandemic challenged school administrators, but didn’t break us School and district leaders are an amazingly resilient group of professionals, and nearly all will persevere.
There are the 25 communities that scored the highest for education in the Healthiest Communities analysis and five of them (including #1) are in Virginia.
These Are The Top 25 Communities for Education in the U.S. These counties excel in U.S. News Healthiest Communities metrics such as school proximity and share of the population with an advanced degree. Did yours make the cut?
The next Expansion meeting will be Tuesday, September 21st, at 4:00 pm. At this meeting, Kenn Barron and Kyle Schultz will lead us into a deeper exploration of growth mindset and explain how a growth-minded classroom can increase student motivation. Register in advance at this link: https://virginiaedstrategies-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtduqtrDgsHNCwFdJHdI9q9bjHeNjoFCms
The case for an entirely new type of institution—neither high school nor college—designed specifically to better meet the needs of young people after 10th grade and help prepare them to succeed in the world of work.
Report: How to Blur the Line Between High School and College Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit focused on education and the workforce, released a report Tuesday that argues for a “radical restructuring of education for grades 11-14.” It advocates for a new kind of education institution that is neither high school nor college starting after the sec...
Scott Kizner, your friends at Virginia Ed Strategies thank you for your many years serving Virginia’s children, and we wish you all the best in your retirement!
The seat-time system constrains the ability of educators to meet their students where they are academically and to provide the necessary personalized supports to help students either accelerate to mastery or go deeper in the content.
A Post-Pandemic Opportunity to Think Differently About Instructional Time Don’t abandon newfound flexibility. Increase it.
Recent reports on student achievement identify math as the area of largest learning loss during the pandemic. However, achievement gaps vary by state, family, and socioeconomic status. What strategies can Virginia K-12 teachers implement to address math learning loss for our students?
PROOF POINTS: Three reports on student achievement during the pandemic - The Hechinger Report Three new reports on student achievement during the pandemic all point to larger declines in math than in reading and widening gaps between the haves and have-nots. But describing exactly how students are doing academically is proving to be a challenge when school closures and pandemic experiences v...
For education institutions, a common skills language will bring greater consistency and interoperability to course descriptions and outcomes, credentials, and academic records.
Why the Future of Work Needs a Shared Language to Describe Skills - EdSurge News Today, job seekers rely on outdated methods to communicate their abilities and work experiences. The status quo fails to capture the full spectrum of ...
Principals must ask themselves whether they want to be leaders or managers, and they must also consider how to address learning experiences to make sure the right opportunities are provided for students, and that students are learning how to be the best individuals they possibly can.
NPC 2021: How can principals build, strengthen equity mindset in schools? Philadelphia principals detailed the need for systemic change and the crucial role of a strong school community, teacher diversity and partnerships.
VASS is a 501c3 nonprofit providing services to Virginia's K-12 schools to ensure that our students of today are prepared for the workforce of tomorrow.
The face of the Community Arts Center Foundation. The CACF's mission is simple: Enriching Lives through the Arts. We strive to become the fastest growing professional performing arts center in Southern Virginia.
Fine arts and history museum focused on preserving and exhibiting the rich history and culture of Southside Virginia.
We are a community of believers. Growing in a relationship with Jesus Christ. And sharing the gospel through our life's story.
National Night Out" (NNO), is a unique crime/drug prevention event held nationwide. Our local event is sponsored by the Halifax County NNO committee, local law enforcement agencies, local businesses, and citizens.
FUSION- a merging of diverse, distinct, or separate elements into a unified whole. ALL youth groups of Halifax County are invited to come together on the 3rd Friday of each month for a time of fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth!
The Bethune Scholarship Foundation is the fund raising arm of the Mary M. Bethune Alumni and Associates. The Bethune Scholarship Foundation's mission is to provide college scholarships annually to high school graduates in Halifax County, Virginia.
We are a community theatre group based in South Boston, Virginia, with over 60 years of productions in the area.
The PTO Executive Board welcomes the students, faculty, and staff back to school for an exciting year! The PTO is supportive of the high quality standard of education of our students. Through fundraising, we are committed to raise funds to support HCMS!