ITRT Newsletter

May 2014 - Stacie C. Taylor

SOL Review Resources

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 can use this link to find a variety of SOL practice resources. http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/solpractice2


DOE practice items are available for students in grades 3-5 and secondary students. Math, Reading, and Science content is featured and students can practice using Test Nav which will include TEI questions (Technology-Enhanced Items) and tools such as the highlighter, pencil, eraser, eliminate answer, calculator, ruler, etc. http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/practice_items/index.shtml


DOE released test items are available for Math and History & Social Science to review content and skills. These can be viewed as a pdf or online versions of the released tests can be taken just like the practice tests using Test Nav software.

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/released_tests/index.shtml

Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers!

Hanover eLearning courses for Teachers

Teachers can choose from a variety of courses which will be offered completely online. They can decide if they'd like a self-paced class or an instructor-paced class.

Click on the link below to view a Google presentation that includes course dates, descriptions, and points available for recertification.

eLearning course offerings

Summer Conferences from The Math Science Innovation Center!

K-2 teachers:

Igniting the Wonder, a 3-day professional development conference, will take place on June 23, 24, and 25 from 8:30am-3:30pm. Space is limited to 170 educators.

http://www.msinnovation.info/ignitingthewonder/#


Secondary teachers:

Inquiry in Action, a 2-day conference for Math and Science teachers, will take place on June 19 and 20 from 9am-3:30pm. The application deadline is May 9.

http://www.msinnovation.info/inquiryinaction/

Summer Technology Integration Courses from VCU!

There are 4 online courses available that focus on how technology can improve instruction. Hanover's own, Heather Causey - ITRT, will be teaching the STEM course.

To find out more about these courses and to register, click the link below.

http://www.cpg.soe.vcu.edu/technology-courses-for-teachers-summer-2014

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Stacie C. Taylor

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT)

Battlefield Park, Cold Harbor & Laurel Meadow Elementary Schools