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Come to VEA Instructional Conference Nov. 18-19 in Richmond

We hope you're coming to VEA’s fall Instructional Conference, to be held November 18-19 in Richmond at the Westin Richmond hotel. The theme of the conference is “Advancing Teaching, Learning, and Leading.”

The conference kicks off Friday evening with a special Virginia premiere of “Mitchell 20.” This documentary film follows the story of Daniela Robles, an Arizona teacher at a high-needs school who recruited 20 fellow teachers to go through a portion or the full process of National Board Certification. The inspiring and thought-provoking events that follow comprise a powerful story of leadership and hope.

Robles will then serve on a panel discussing the movie’s themes and implications. Also confirmed on the panel are NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, former VEA and NEA President Mary Hatwood Futrell, teacher leader Nancy Flanagan, and Gov. Bob Wise of the Alliance for Excellent Education. VEA President Dr. Kitty Boitnott will serve as the moderator of the panel.

After the panel discussion, participants will enjoy a reception with refreshments.

On Saturday, attendees will attend a variety of short workshop options. Topics include classroom discipline, developing a grant proposal, teacher leadership, fostering creativity, workplace issues for support professionals, and others. (To view the complete listing, click here.)

Registration closed October 28, 2011. Check our website for conference coverage when we get under way!



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