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Instructional Practices


Explore the training below and fill out the form posted to the right to request your training. Questions? Call 1-800-552-9554 or email workshops@veanea.org.

Bullying/Sexual Harassment Prevention & Intervention Series
This training session provides an overview of each of the following three sessions:

QUIT IT! is designed to assist educators in addressing the problem of teasing and bullying in kindergarten through grade 3.  Participants will increase their awareness of the problem of bullying and sexual harassment in schools and identify ways to provide prevention and intervention programs.

Bully Proof is designed to assist educators in addressing the problems of teasing and bullying among elementary school students. Participants examine their personal reactions to the issues of teasing, bullying and harassment and identify and encourage appropriate interventions.

Flirting or Hurting? is designed to assist educators in addressing the issues of student-to-student sexual harassment in grades 6 through 12. Participants learn strategies to help raise student awareness about the kinds of sexual harassment that take place in school.

Classroom Management Series: Effective Classroom Management, Dealing with Difficult Behaviors, and Communicating with Parents
Effective Classroom Management: This VEA workshop is designed to help teachers, as well as other education professionals, improve their instruction and classroom management skills. This session provides the necessary foundations for classroom management skills on which other instruction and behavior management must build: communication skills, interventions for difficult behavior, creating an effective climate, rules, routines, and reinforcements for positive behavior and optimal learning. 

Dealing with Difficult Behaviors: Designed to share strategies to help teachers deal with problem behaviors in the classroom. In this workshop, we deal with the most challenging 15 percent of classroom discipline problems. The goal is to create a positive learning environment by examining the effects of behaviors and attitudes and exploring strategies for changing those behaviors and attitudes that are counterproductive to teaching and learning. 

Communicating with Parents: Participants in this session will examine the role that communication plays in dealing with parents and families. They will learn to maximize parent/teacher relationships in order to increase student achievement and share strategies to use with student instruction as well as parent interaction.

Giving Better Power Point Presentations
Get the latest tips on how to win your audience’s attention with more visual and powerful PowerPoint presentations.

iTeach: Integrating Technology into the Classroom
iTeach is designed to introduce K-12 teachers to a variety of technologies to enhance classroom instruction.  The two-hour session introduces four areas of technology integration, including some make-it, take-it ideas.  Developed and designed for the VEA, iTeach offers the following areas of focus: Digital Storytelling; Presentations; Websites, Wikis, & Blogs; and Web 2.0 Tools.

It’s Not Just Good Teaching: Cultural Competence for Educators
Challenges educators to critically examine and strengthen their own teaching practices so that every student, from every culture we encounter in school, has the opportunity to be successful. Participants will deepen their own cultural self-awareness and learn to identify culturally responsive teaching practices.

MODEL Teacher
This workshop, designed by a Virginia teacher, is a dynamic, interactive workshop which offers more than 30 practical strategies for use in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Strategies include time management, classroom activities, organizing your and student class work, communication skills and more.

Time Management
Designed to help educators maximize their time use. The workshop involves intensive self-assessment, goal setting, ways of establishing priorities for time use, and strategies for building will-power and banishing nonproductive time use patterns.

 


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