#VAis4Learners Innovation Network

Monthly Cohort Update - May 2019

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Welcome to the Virginia is For Learners Innovation Network Newsletter

This is the first newsletter of the Virginia is for Learners Innovative Network. The coaches at ALP (Advanced Learning Partnerships) meet every other week to share progress from the school divisions we are working with and we decided we needed a more effective way to share the fantastic work going on across the network. This brief update is designed to share some of those success stories, pose requests to the network, and help you plan your own Virginia is for Learners initiatives. We hope you find this information helpful, but we know you already receive a lot of email, so if you prefer not to receive this monthly update, please select the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter. You can also forward this newsletter to interested staff who may want to subscribe.


The ALP Team

How do you PBL?

Several divisions in the network are focusing on incorporating PBL strategies to provide more authentic, relevant learning for students. Some are at the beginning stage, while others have already gone down that road and have stories to share from their journeys.. Please help share your experiences with divisions considering PBL. What do they need to know? How can they prepare teachers, administrators, students, and parents? What structures should be in place now to make PBL successful in the fall?

We didn’t have time to schedule a webinar on the topic, so please join us on this FlipGrid and share your ideas, experiences, and sage advice. Record a short video (up to 5 minutes) or share this link with others in your division. Let’s generate a PBL how-to guide for #VAis4Learners!

Powhatan County emPOWer Conference

Our #VAis4Learners teammates in Powhatan invite members of the cohort to join their upcoming educational conference, emPOWer. The conference will be held on August 8, 2019, at Powhatan Middle School from 9am - 3pm. The theme for this year’s conference is “Learning from Each Other” Click here to register on or before May 30, 2019

Save the Date! July 25 #VaLIN Meeting

Thursday, July 25th, 9am

191 Fayette Street

Martinsville, VA

The next meeting of the Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network will be held at the Martinsville New College Institute on July 25, 2019. Save the date and look forward to additional information from Virginia is For Learners Innovation Network coordinators via email.

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.