ITRT Newsletter

May 2014 - Bambi Feighner

SOL Review Resources

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 can use this link to find a variety of SOL practice resources.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SOLs and Summer PD

During the month of May I will be assisting with SOL testing at JGES. Please check the calendars below to see where I will be in May and June. The ITRT team will be working on several professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators during the month of June. There will be several eLearning sessions available this summer (see the eLearning course offerings link above). eLearning is something new we are working on to provide "any time any place" learning. ITRTs are also offering several face to face sessions in July. The face to face sessions focus on iPad basics, workflow, and apps, tools for formative assessment, using your SMART Board in centers and digital writing. You can sign up for eLearning and face to face sessions on the HCPS Professional Development site under Hanover eLearning and Summer Development Opportunities.

Bambi's May/June Calendar

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