#VAis4Learners Innovation Network

Monthly Cohort Update - September 2019

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Third VALIN Institute

Our upcoming two days in Waynesboro will present us with the sustained chance to work together, understand innovations under active development in other Divisions as well as share and receive clear, powerful feedback. We can't wait to engage in this work with you.

Dates: Monday, October 7, and Tuesday, October 8.

Time: 8 am – 4 pm

Location: Best Western Plus in Waynesboro (109 Apple Tree Lane, 540-942-1100).

Please consider the following Key Queries as you prepare for our time together.

Stories from the Field

The Wonder in the Question

The questions we use during a coaching conversation can unlock powerful potential in our teachers to make a shift towards innovation. The Innovation Coaches in Hopewell are teaming together to leverage instructional rounds with video and PDSA cycles to refine their coaching practices. Read more

Cross District Collaboration

VALIN Cohort members from Cumberland, hosted Fluvanna, Bedford, Louisa, and Powhatan along with virtual-connected, Scott McLeod, to work on the 4Shifts Protocol for deeper learning and integration of the 5Cs. Find more evidence of their collaborations on Twitter.

Communicating with the Community

A special "thank you" to Jeff Jackson and Lisa Wolf from Manassas Park City Schools for sharing their story with our #VAis4Learners Network. During our 45 minute webinar on 9/19, they shared success stories, strategies and helpful tips for engaging the community. The recorded session is captured here for those who are interested and were unable to attend the live session.

What Webinars Might Interest You?

Do you still need copies of What Schools Could Be?

Becky Ellis has free copies of the paperback edition of Ted Dintersmith's latest book, What Schools Could Be available for network teams. Please contact Becky to arrange to obtain copies. Want some help with getting the word out about innovation in your schools? Try using this study guide from Ted.

VALIN is Together Again in December

Friday, Dec. 13th, 8am-4pm


Save the date for our final meeting and celebration! More information about location and lodging will be available following the October session.

About Advanced Learning Partnerships

ALP is a partner, designer, and agent of change. We move beyond the expert mindset and one-size-fits-all, quick fix solutions.
Virginia is for Learners is an initiative of the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia School Consortium for Learning (VaSCL), and James Madison University with support from Ted Dintersmith. Coaching is provided by Advanced Learning Partnerships and Dr. Scott McLeod from the University of Colorado at Denver.