If there’s ever been a year when educators and schools must show their strength, this is it. So, you won’t want to miss VEA’s popular Instruction and Professional Development Conference—the 2020 edition is themed “Stay Strong: Building Resilience Together.”
The event will be held virtually on November 20-21, following the very successful Summer Leadership Conference VEA held online in July. Registrants will receive links for Zoom connections to all sessions, which begin on Friday evening and last through Saturday.
Those sessions will include topics targeted especially to our current environment, like best practices in remote teaching and learning, helping students affected by trauma, mindfulness, growth mindsets, and Virginia’s 5 C’s, among many others. As always at the IPD Conference, educators will leave with information they can put to work for their students immediately, much of it provided by their colleagues serving as presenters.
Stay tuned for more details and registration information.
Phillip Hawkins, Jr. , Education Association of Norfolk
“The professional development that VEA offers is incomparable. The IPD conference offers tools that you can put right to work to help your students. You will hit the ground running!”
Carol Bauer, York Education Association
“Like most conferences sponsored by VEA, I’ve come back inspired. There’s so much networking going on, and it gives me ideas of what I can take back into my local to make a difference. You never know what’s going to happen at IPD Conference. You’ve got to be there to see it!”
Conference Sessions Including:
• Instructional techniques
• Community engagement
• Tips for managing your classroom
• Building diversity in the profession
• Best practices to increase student achievement
• How to prepare model lesson designs
• “Walk-away” tips you can use right away!
Your chance to benefit from first-rate professional development at affordable prices!
Presenters include VEA members from various local affiliates, as well as higher education faculty and community partners. Each participant will receive a certificate verifying 8 hours of professional development, which may be presented to the administration of his/her respective school division for consideration toward certificate renewal and/or continuing education credits.
Dr. Lori Desautels is featured speaker at a Community Forum October 10, the evening before the start of the IPD Conference. The Forum, meant to attract educators, parents, and representatives of community organizations, will include Desautels’ speech and a question-and-answer period. The Forum will also feature a Community Resources Fair.