ITRT Newsletter

May 2014 - Jennifer Hicks

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

Top 10 Favorite Brain Strategy activities for your students!

Be sure to check out this flyer for some great ideas that will get your students using their brain in productive ways!


https://www.smore.com/05tw8-top-10-favorites

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

Jennifer's May Schedule

I will be serving as tech support during SOL testing for all 3 of my schools. If I am at your school during the days listed below, then I can work with your class after testing is finished in the afternoon. If the computer lab isn't available, then I can come to your classroom and use the BrightLink or SMARTBoard. Just email me if you want to schedule something - it may have to be tentative based on when testing is over each day. Thanks for understanding!
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Jennifer Hicks - ITRT

Hanover County Public Schools
  • Kersey Creek Elementary
  • Pole Green Elementary
  • Rural Point Elementary